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North American AT-6 Texan (Plat special)

38.6k PapaKernels  8 months ago

the most beautiful, and most used aircraft of ww2


History

The North American aviation company was tasked with creating a trainer aircraft for the us military. It was designated at this time as the NA-16 prototype, whilst supporting a low wing, mono plane design, with a open canopy, fixed gear, and a 400hp, Pratt and Whitney R-975 radial engine. With the third, NA-18 prototype, the US Army Air Force officially put the texan into service. A later NA-26 variant added better cockpit instruments, retractable landing gear, and a new, 600hp, Pratt and Whitney R-1340 radial engine. Some were sent to Britain and Canada, being designated the harvard and yale respectively. This was the main design and any other variants were added as needed. For example the AT-6C and D models had a complete internal reconstruction as metal was used in other aspects during ww2. This plane supported a top speed of 209mph, and a service ceiling of approximately 25k ft. Other variants include a rear gunner trainer and could be outfitted with 1 forward facing 7.62mm machine gun. The texan did see combat in the algerian conflict as a CAS aircraft.

controls

Normal flight controls
VTOL Up- flaps+collective (more info in operation manual)
Ag1- tail wheel
Ag2- lights
Ag3- activate flaps
Ag4- engine start

instruction manual (MUST READ)

DISCLAMER: May Take Some Time To Get Use To The Startup And Flap Procedures, Please Be Patient When Learning It, It Works Very Well When You Do Figure It Out.
TakeOff:
1. activate battery
2. turn on flaps and put the VTOL slider (red or blue knob) and go about half
3. turn off flaps and return the VTOL slider to 0
4. open throttle to 5% and wait for it to spool up
5. slowly add in throttle until at 100% and then put in full VTOL for collective
6. you'll need to use yaw on takeoff to keep it straight, i suggest activating the tail wheel for best results
7. once at 120-130mph then slowly start lifting off
8.once about 500-600ft above the runway put up gear, and do steps 2-3 to return the flaps

Landing:
Honestly you can just figure it out, just make sure to turn on ag3 and then turn it off once its at full for landing flaps.

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Instructors seat

Students seat


Builders note: this as you can see by the title is my long awaited plat special build, and i am so happy with the result. The thing is almost exact to the real aircraft with some minor differences, but honestly its not meant to be a complete replica but rather a beautiful recreation that harnesses some of my own flair and building style. I would also like to thank each and every one of you who ever decided to upvote and follow this hell hole. I cant wait to see what the future entails for me and you that support me!

special thanks to my friends, muskarosis, LiutenentSOT, WiiMini, and KnightofRen for testing and feedback!


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Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 41.8ft (12.8m)
  • Length 28.7ft (8.8m)
  • Height 11.0ft (3.4m)
  • Empty Weight 7,860lbs (3,565kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,273lbs (4,206kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.064
  • Wing Loading 32.5lbs/ft2 (158.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 284.9ft2 (26.5m2)
  • Drag Points 1488

Parts

  • Number of Parts 282
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,278
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    And @WiiMini

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    38.6k PapaKernels

    Big thanks again to @LiutenentSOT @KnightOfRen @Muskarosis

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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Hazerz it says it takes awhile to learn. Just be patient, you'll get it!

    +1 2 months ago
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    3,728 Hazerz

    Bruh i literally Failed my first flight

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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Typhoon03 lol, thanks.

    +1 5 months ago
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    34.4k Typhoon03

    @PapaKernels Np! Been waiting to spotlight you lol

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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Typhoon03 thanks for the spot!

    +1 5 months ago
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    14.2k Dragoranos

    Honestly, we should have a VR 2 Challenge, because the planes in this challenge are probably the best in SP history!

    including this one of course

    +1 6 months ago
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    22.3k JuanNotAnAlt

    Your post got curated means your build is good

    +1 7 months ago
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    12.0k Kroixo

    @PapaKernels Ohh great!

    7 months ago
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Musraskrois means its offically able to be used in vr. They made a forum about this as well as other things.

    7 months ago
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    12.0k Kroixo

    @PapaKernels What does that mean? Never heard that before

    7 months ago
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Musraskrois idk lol. Also this craft is curated lets go

    7 months ago
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    12.0k Kroixo

    Lol thought i had updooted it. But hey why can no one spell my sp name correct lol

    7 months ago
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    Is awesome

    +1 7 months ago
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    334 BubbaX

    Really amazing build @Papakernels, I'm loving the new update and how users are using it .

    +1 7 months ago
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    9,685 BreadCarbs

    @PapaKernels thxs

    +1 7 months ago
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Skylerr here go here, it'll outline everything
    Texan

    7 months ago
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Skylerr hold on ill link a good website to find all this stuff out easier

    7 months ago
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    9,685 BreadCarbs

    like speed and whatnot

    7 months ago
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    9,685 BreadCarbs

    @PapaKernels i need to know details on this plane, could you tell me

    +1 7 months ago
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Otter0308 oh it does? Ok cool. And i will say that you were in a british variant if your calling it a harvard, the Canadian variant was called the yale, not to much of a diffrence but i am obsessed with this plane so i knit pick everything lol

    7 months ago
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    38.6k PapaKernels

    @Skylerr ooh nice! Cant wait

    7 months ago
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    637 Otter0308

    @PapaKernels I don’t know about the Texan but the Canadian version the Harvard does has a collective pitch prop

    7 months ago
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    637 Otter0308

    Amazing build I recently went up in a Harvard trainer (Canadian t-6) and this is almost exactly how it felt amazing build during takeoffs it tends to pull to the left but amazing build

    7 months ago
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