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TFG-Aerospace Project D410 "Snipe"

16.5k TheFlightGuySP  5 days ago

Please read the controls list before flying.


GIF GALLERY




Overview: The D410 "Snipe" is a stealth attack helicopter. It features a faceted fuselage design, as well as a tailless dual-rotor configuration. This tailless configuration combined with the aircraft's maneuverability means that the aircraft requires a fly-by-wire input system to prevent excessive control outputs from being given, as well as keeping the aircraft on course during high-speed flight. The D410 has a weapon payload consisting of 16 Air-To-Surface missiles, 14 unguided rockets, and 2 auto-cannons.


FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS

Maximum Airspeed (TAS): 300mph, 483kph, 261knots.
Maximum Altitude: 25,000ft, 7,620m.
Takeoff Collective (Full Load): 50%.
Landing Collective (Full Load): 30%.
Cruise Collective (Full Load): 35%-50%.
Controls:

  • Trim: Forward Thrust.
  • Throttle: Collective Pitch.
  • Activate1: Toggle Engines.
  • Activate2: Toggle Weapons/Weapon Bays.

NOTES

  • The aircraft will automatically invert collective pitch while upside-down.
  • The guns/rockets are angled downwards. Therefore, use the Targeting View while firing weapons for better accuracy.
  • Banking the aircraft too steeply causes yaw control issues. Avoid exceeding ~60º bank angle.
  • An AngleOfSlip limiter will activate automatically after 100mph (161kph, 87knots).
  • To better simulate stealth, this command can be executed to change lock evasion probability: //Aircraft>AircraftScript.set_EvadeLockProbability (Single). This may run into issues if there are multiple aircraft loaded in-game, so manually typing and selecting the first Aircraft that appears in the command console might be a better option.
  • The aircraft has a slight pitch-up tendency while carrying a full load. This is due to the extra weight of the Air-To-Surface missiles.
  • The aircraft has a greater pitch-up tendency while flying at high speeds.
  • I recommend using either Mouse or Joystick control for this aircraft.
  • Giving the aircraft violent roll-oscillations can cause the aircraft to destabilize and become uncontrollable.

GALLERY





Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 45.1ft (13.7m)
  • Length 54.1ft (16.5m)
  • Height 12.9ft (3.9m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 11,615lbs (5,268kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.45
  • Wing Loading N/A
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 5255

Parts

  • Number of Parts 128
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 884