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H.M.A. Clear Resolve

87.4k Treadmill103  10 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Clear Resolve

Take-off

AG1 on to enable propulsion. AG2 on to set Lift-Canards for take-off. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run; unstick occurs at 180mph. Once airborne, allow the craft to get to 260mph with a positive climb, then AG2 off to centre Lift-Canards.

Maintain full throttle for climb or reduce and set trim as required.

Combat

AG4 enables front turret; use VTOL & Yaw.
AG5 enables Port Gun Blister; use VTOL & right Yaw.
AG6 enables Starboard Gun Blister; use VTOL & right Yaw.

2 torpedos and 4 bombs always available.

Landing

Use 10% throttle for final descent and AG2 on to set Lift-Canards. Maintain 10% throttle for flare and touchdown. Once landed, throttle off.

Taxiing

AG1 off, AG3 on. Use Pitch for forward & reverse, use Roll to steer left & right.

Crew 4

Pilot in upper cockpit, Second Pilot in lower cabin for flight engineer duties when not at the controls.

Front Gunner/Radio.
Rear Waist Gunner/Navigation.

AG1 Main Propulsion enabled.
AG2 Lift-Canards.
AG3 on, AG1 off Taxiing Thrusters; Use Pitch for forward & reverse, Roll to steer left and right.
AG4 Front Turret; use VTOL & Yaw.
AG5 Port Gun Blister; Use VTOL & right Yaw.
AG6 Starboard Gun Blister; Use VTOL & right Yaw.
AG7 Landing Lights.

Built by Langston-Wellings.

Sponsored by Nordsund Port Authority.

Computerised Gun-Sight Provided and fitted by Salvage Squad 9, source unknown.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Clear Resolve” is a small, fast patrol flying boat, operating from our North Western ports. The craft is armed with 2 torpedos and 4 bombs for attack. Front defense is provided by a compact turret. Rear defense is provided by 2 remote controlled blisters operated from the observer's dome, using a computer gun-sight. Like all of His Majesty's flying boats, an important defense strategy is to fly as low as possible and fire upwards when under attack.

Footnote

Did I mention I like building flying boats? This is what 14 jet engines and 4 props look like flying in close formation. The “lift-canard” thingy is a bit of a flawed concept but fitted the look of the build. The overall shape is based on a picture I saw while browsing for ideas but of course I have heavily Treadified it. The master cockpit is on the centre line of the fuselage so view is obscured.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 87.4ft (26.7m)
  • Length 79.7ft (24.3m)
  • Height 18.3ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,614lbs (7,082kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 56.995
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.128
  • Wing Loading 17.2lbs/ft2 (84.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 907.7ft2 (84.3m2)
  • Drag Points 5587

Parts

  • Number of Parts 452
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you as always!@DarkRainbow2

    9 months ago
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Yeah I needed the “gull-wing” shape to get the props up high then decided to mess about with the ends of the wings too!@MAHADI

    10 months ago
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    133k MAHADI

    it has been long since I tried wing shapes like this
    looks very cool!

    10 months ago
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I started with a normalish dorsal turret, then tried lots of other shapes until I came up with this version. Fiddly but fun!@jselbach

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    1,967 jselbach

    Love those side turrets! Great as always.

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@MDDJB

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Yeah, I think it’s because I messed with the power settings on the engines....@AviownCorp

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    56.1k AviownCorp

    Power/Weight Ratio 56.995!!!! 😱

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@GCPrototypes

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Flying boats are challenging but fun to build!@Carbonfox1

    10 months ago
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    2,589 Liquidfox01

    Another stunning design, very nice

    10 months ago
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    @Treadmill103
    np

    10 months ago
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you as always!@Tiseth

    10 months ago
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Always fun to build flying boats!@ThomasRoderick

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Glad you like it.@ArcturusAerospace

    10 months ago
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    7,687 Karzigg

    @Treadmill103 any time old fellow friend

    10 months ago
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    Beautiful...

    10 months ago
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    Cool

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@ViSilvester

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Tabris

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Feanor

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@WrongFlyer

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    24.1k Ergithe

    @Treadmill103 no problem

    10 months ago
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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Ergi

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    87.4k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Cabbage17

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