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North American T-2C Buckeye

90.7k Hedero  one month ago
Auto Credit Based on Hedero's North American T-2C Buckeye (MS)

Massive thank you to BogdanX for his help on my hollow landing gear wells. He suggested a revolutionary wing airfoil technique that saved me. And thank you so much WNP78 for helping with cockpit instruments. This aircraft would not be finished without you guys.



Brief History

The North American T-2 Buckeye was the United States Navy's intermediate training aircraft, intended to introduce U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps student naval aviators and student naval flight officers to jets. It entered service in 1959, and was replaced by the McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk in 2008. Wiki

Controls
1=Nav Lights
2=Airbrakes
3=Arresting Hook
G=Landing Gear
VTOL=Flaps (Will refuse to extend past 172 mph)

Features
Quality scale exterior detail
Accurate takeoff speeds, stall speeds, top speed, etc.
Simple interior cockpit with relatively accurate instrument placement.
Real hollow landing gear wells
Beautiful naval trainer trim scheme
95% blueprint accuracy


Hello everyone, it has been a minute since I've decided to upload an aircraft. One big reason was the fact that I spent lots of time on my F-15 Strike Eagle, the only reason I have not uploaded it yet is due to the fact that I cannot figure out how to make my Variable Geometry air inlets to properly move and angle in flight. So the project is likely cancelled, however someone might someday give me an accurate funky trees code to fix it. But for now the eagle is in the graveyard. But I digress, the T-2 is finally done, please enjoy this aircraft I worked so hard on.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor North American T-2C Buckeye (MS)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 38.2ft (11.7m)
  • Length 38.7ft (11.8m)
  • Height 18.0ft (5.5m)
  • Empty Weight 9,707lbs (4,403kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,582lbs (4,799kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.547
  • Wing Loading 25.5lbs/ft2 (124.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 415.8ft2 (38.6m2)
  • Drag Points 1645

Parts

  • Number of Parts 617
  • Control Surfaces 3
  • Performance Cost 2,521
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    90.7k Hedero

    Lmao thats ok it was pretty funny 😂@TheGreatToad

    4 days ago
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    Sorry about my comment it was from my nephew, I let him use my account for 2-3 weeks. @Hedero

    5 days ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Yeah go ahead, just credit me. @dayuyi

    21 days ago
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    0 dayuyi

    @realSavageMan ok i was wondering casue im new

    23 days ago
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    @dayuyi reposting is not allowed unless you make some modifications

    23 days ago
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    0 dayuyi

    can i repost this with your permisson @Hedero@Hedero

    23 days ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Thanks man! I appreciate it! But hey just keep practicing and you'll get to this point some day, all it takes is dedication and trying to keep it as quality as possible. @Sw1ssch3es3

    +1 28 days ago
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    This thing is super sleek, i wish i knew how to make sleek aircraft like this with a low part count.

    28 days ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Well, what I mean is, Do you want to explode?@TheGreatToad

    28 days ago
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    @Hedero What do you mean by that?

    28 days ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Hello do you want to explode @TheGreatToad

    28 days ago
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    What Is your Weight, Height, Ethnicity, Nationality, Identity, and Gender.

    28 days ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Thank you dude! @Walvis

    29 days ago
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    19.2k Walvis

    Insane building skills...

    29 days ago
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    2,111 infiniteleak

    🗿

    29 days ago
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    7,979 Kangy

    @Hedero Yeah usually stall speed is measured with full flaps
    I do feel like the lack of good flight models is showing with SP so yeah I'm just conscious of that fact.
    Anywho

    one month ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    I don’t use the metric system sorry 😂but the only thing I sorta messed up on is the stall speed. The wiki said the stall speed is about 99mph, and I managed to get that result, but now I’m thinking t meant 99 mph with full flaps. And I got that speed without any flaps. So that’s sorta the most inaccurate part of the flight model. But the takeoff speed should be pretty accurate, I just made it about 15 mph more then the stall speed, and so it lifts off the ground at about 115 mph. And So yes I did sorta assume the takeoff speed. But yes this airplane may be fairly maneuverable but I tried to avoid making something that flies like a brick that people call “realistic”, I see that way too much on the website anymore. When in reality, for most aircraft, it will perform much better then you’d imagine if you simply push that yolk as far as you can in any direction. If you actually apply 10 or 15 lbs of force to that yolk it will do what you want it to do. @Kangy

    +2 one month ago
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    7,979 Kangy

    @Hedero Just the takeoff run and low speed turning, flies like a kite at 300 kmh
    it's a naval aircraft so it's landing speed would be around 250 or something i could imagine
    etc

    one month ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Thank you! Glad I could help you out on that! @PxVector

    one month ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    I’m no flight model master but I’m curious what is inaccurate about it? @Kangy

    +1 one month ago
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    165 PxVector

    Now I want to practice pitching deck landings! Excellently done.

    one month ago
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    7,979 Kangy

    I kind of doubt this build would be accurate for the flight model
    But I love the way it looks and the technique you used for the gear bays is astonishingly good.

    one month ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    Thank you @L0RR3B0RR3

    one month ago
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    4,067 L0RR3B0RR3

    Great performance

    one month ago
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    90.7k Hedero

    It is very cool! @StefGR

    one month ago
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