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H.M.A. Western Progress

87.4k Treadmill103  one year ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Western Progress

Take-off

AG1 on to enable main propulsion. VTOL down half way to set take-off flaps. Apply full Throttle and pull up during take-off run; Unstick occurs at 200mph TAS. Once airborne, VTOL centre to raise flaps. Maintain 100% throttle for climb then throttle back and apply trim as required.

Note that Pitch authority is strong for take-off and landing so use gentle inputs for normal flight.

Landing

For final approach, use 10% throttle and half to full flaps. On touchdown, cut power; hydrodynamic drag will slow the craft.

Water Taxiing

AG2 on, AG1 off. Use Pitch for forward and reverse, use Roll to steer left and right.

Crew

Pilot & Second Pilot in central cockpit. Navigator/Radio in forward observation position. Flight Engineer in rear observation position. Cabin crew varies according to mission type.

AG1 Main Propulsion. (Ensure AG2 is off)
AG2 Taxiing Thrusters. (Ensure AG1 is off)
AG3 Landing Lights.

Built by Tillman Fabrication

Sponsored by Western Outpost Traders Guild, Frontiersmen Coastal Defense, and Western Slopes Reclamation Project.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Western Progress” provides, as part of the 8th Transport Wing, a vital long range air-link to our Westernmost outposts, carrying passengers, mail and cargo in its twin cabins.

Tillman Fabrication were tasked with ensuring that the craft could operate with minimum ground support, so the craft carries all necessary cargo handling gear internally and can taxi into and out of small areas using its thruster system.

Footnote

Lots of fakery in this build. The props on this build are large so the animation looks a bit wrong at low speeds. Hopefully the Devs will improve this in future. On the take-off run, bear with it at 145mph: I wanted to give the impression of it lifting on to the step and getting faster as it does so before reaching Unstick speed.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 166.9ft (50.9m)
  • Length 141.8ft (43.2m)
  • Height 32.4ft (9.9m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 50,057lbs (22,705kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 11.852
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.03
  • Wing Loading 16.9lbs/ft2 (82.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,954.0ft2 (274.4m2)
  • Drag Points 22951

Parts

  • Number of Parts 611
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Jabuticaba23

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    133k MAHADI

    @Treadmill103 yeah.

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I love the idea of large catamaran style flying boats though in hindsight, the centre section could have looked sleeker and more aerodynamic@MAHADI

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    133k MAHADI

    this looks amazing! it's like two speedboats joined in wings!

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Shippy456

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@GCPrototypes

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Zott

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@MDDJB

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks! I enjoyed building this!@Zanedavid

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    9,284 Zanedavid

    Very lorge pleane! Much cool

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Challenging build!@jselbach

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Of course!@DJ2keroni

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    7,292 DJ2keroni

    May I build an escort plane for this?

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    1,967 jselbach

    Always great work!

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@NoobyNoobyTheBits

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    30.5k TheAceOwl

    @Treadmill103 Well done, its a beautiful seaplane.

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    Thanks for checking this out!@DestinyAviation

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Grob0s0VBRa

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated as always!@Tiseth

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    @Treadmill103 np hahaha, i see and i really enjoy them when you make them :)

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@TonnkatuTonnkatuThePig

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I still love big flying boats!@GrizzlitnCFSP

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    Look amazing like always my good friend

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    @ThomasRoderick
    idk man, I really like Plague Marines and Rubric Marines

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    Thank you!@Tabris

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