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F-5A Freedom Fighter

1,845 MDippold1995  2.0 years ago

My first attempt at replicating an existing aircraft, I bring to you the F-5A "Freedom Fighter"....or MiG in certain movies 😂. It flies pretty easy and there are no activation groups to learn, all you need to know is that the yaw is VERY touchey, trim controls the primary wings, and that VTOL does nothing. other than that, I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave feedback and let me know what youd like to see next....Also, i am terrible at livery so i left the most plain paintjob I could. I would like to see what some of you more artsy folks can do though so have at it😀....EDIT: I wish I could give credit on the cockpit but I cant seem to find the creator. It looks like it could have been @sarpanitu but seeing as his account is gone i dont know for sure

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 33.5ft (10.2m)
  • Length 49.0ft (14.9m)
  • Height 16.3ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 20,996lbs (9,523kg)
  • Loaded Weight 28,715lbs (13,025kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.582
  • Wing Loading 22.4lbs/ft2 (109.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,279.2ft2 (118.8m2)
  • Drag Points 5818

Parts

  • Number of Parts 189
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    27.5k ChiChiWerx

    @MDippold1995 yes, recommend you use the “CalculateDrag=False” statement on every part. Then, when you’re done building, add the drag back in until you achieve the correct performance. The mirroring issue happens when you mirror an assembly from one side to the other, often, when it’s mirrored, it will include parts also attached to the mirrored parts which you never intended to mirror. I mirror very carefully, individual part, by individual part to try and avoid the problem, but it still gets me from time to time. As for the 104, good luck, no one here has made one fly correctly, not even close. Either they turn like an F1 car or not at all. They either take off at 350 mph, or float off the ground. It’s a very difficult subject, I haven’t even tried it for the reason that it had a blown wing for takeoff and landing and there’s not a great way to simulate that.

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @ChiChiWerx never thought to do drag reduction in lieu of power scaling; and I think I'm going to exclusively only mirror by part and not the entire plane, it seems to cause alot of issues. Anyways, thankyou very much for the advice, I'm looking to make a starfighter next so, (and maybe a redo of this) with the aforementioned improvements and some livery. Let's see how it goes

    2.0 years ago
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    27.5k ChiChiWerx

    Well, ok, this is easier for me. First, you know some basic XML tricks...engine power multiplier, possibly scaling (those wings certainly don’t look like they’re 1,450 sq ft). That’s all good stuff. If you would like to take your replica builds to the next level, try the following: 1. Get rid of the atrocious autoroll. For autoroll the the degree you have it, try a slight amount of deadly weight, 50-200 lbs, on the side opposite the roll. I believe that autoroll is a mirroring problem, mostly, in that additional parts will spawn, but not be seen and throw off the lateral balance. 2. That cockpit is cool, but not accurate for the F-5. The F-5 does not have MFDs or a side stick. 3. Try custom landing gear...much better than the default. 4. You power multiplied the engines...great, but acceleration is as fast as a hyperactive squirrel that’s been shot out of a cannon. Drag reduction is a better way of achieving your top speed. Plus, 850 mph at low level probably equates to 1,500 mph at altitude, which isn’t the top speed of the F-5, which is a Mach 1.4 jet, at best.

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @ChiChiWerx whatever makes it easier for you to type it I suppose

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    27.5k ChiChiWerx

    @MDippold1995 both, former USAF, now currently with the airlines. Would you like some hints/tips/tricks and feedback via an unlisted post (not public)?

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @Sadboye12 @1423448204 @TheFantasticTyphoon @TheCreatorandDestroyer99
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    @Anio Thankyou guys! The support is always appreciated, you're awesome :)

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @ChiChiWerx heck yeah man, feedback is always appreciated. Also, do you fly military or civilian?

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    27.5k ChiChiWerx

    I like this, someone just starting out and producing something like this is pretty good. Plus, I have around 500 hrs in the T-38, pretty similar to the original F-5, want some actual feedback on your build?

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @Hyattorama done, and ty for the support too

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    30.0k Hyattorama

    No you don’t need to remove it, but you should add something in the description that someone else built it. You could say, “I think this cockpit may have been built by @sarpanitu but can’t confirm”.
    I’m about 90% sure this was built by him (although it looks modded), but since he appears to have deleted his account, we may never know. Sweet build btw, good job!
    @MDippold1995

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @Hyattorama not entirely sure, a buddy uploaded it about 7 months ago and said use this on some builds. I'm not too keen on the simple planes community but I cant seem to find sarpanitus profile; preventing me from confirming or denying, all I know is neither of us built it. Should I remove this acft ?

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    30.0k Hyattorama

    Is that a @sarpanitu cockpit?

    2.0 years ago
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    K. @MDippold1995

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @AerialFighterSnakes damn, I never noticed that. I'll see what I can do to fix it for the next build(I'm trying to expand this to 350ish parts) I'm tired of using stock landing gear and I need to do livery on my planes; I cant just keep putting it off

    2.0 years ago
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    It has auto roll. Other than that it’s great aircraft. Might wanna fix that auto roll though.

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    @MDippold1995 np!

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @Dastin thankyou

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @grizzlitn thankyou!

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @BlackhattAircraft ty for the support!

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @JohnnyBoythePilot tyvm!

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @IGNikolaev tyvm for the UV an SL

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @Mmdben it's all good man, any support is good support and it's always appreciated :)

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    3,652 Mmdben

    @MDippold1995 Too bad I can't spotlight this :( .

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    1,845 MDippold1995

    @Simplemike ty for the SL :)

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    26.9k Armyguy1534

    @MDippold1995 np

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