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H.M.A. Distant Link

87.2k Treadmill103  4 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Distant Link

Take-off

AG1 on to enable main propulsion. VTOL down half way to set flaps. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run. Unstick occurs at 160mph TAS. Once airborne in a positive climb and when speed reaches 240mph, VTOL centre to raise flaps . Maintain full throttle for climb, or throttle back and apply trim as required.

Note that Pitch authority is strong for take-off and landing; use gentle inputs in normal flight or use throttle and Trim.

Optimum setting for cruise is 60% throttle with appropriate Trim.

Landing

Use 15% a throttle and VTOL down fully for full flaps. On touchdown, Throttle off.

Water Taxiing

AG1 off, AG2 on. Use Pitch for forward and reverse, use Roll to turn.

AG2 off, AG1 on for flight.

Crew

4 Flight crew consisting of Pilot, Second Pilot, Radio/Navigation and Flight Engineer.
Cabin crew varies depending on mission type.

Hull Built by Brent & Victrix.
Wings and powerplants Tillman Fabrication.

Sponsored by Garrisons 9 to 14.

AG1 Main Propulsion.
AG2 on, AG1 off Taxiing thrusters.
AG3 Port cargo door lights.
AG4 Starboard cargo door lights.
AG5 Landing lights.
AG6 Running lights.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Distant Link” carries out long range logistics missions to coastal garrisons on the Lower Diamond Peninsula and its neighbouring island ports. The craft mainly carries cargo and mail, but has a secondary role of troop transport when required.

Footnote

For this build, I tried to use winches attached to pistons to make loading and unloading cranes next to each large cargo door. Worked ok on my laptop but on iOS, the winches kept exploding, despite trying all sorts of tricks including swearing loudly. Ho hum.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 203.1ft (61.9m)
  • Length 159.4ft (48.6m)
  • Height 41.0ft (12.5m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 78,881lbs (35,779kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 8.034
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.038
  • Wing Loading 19.0lbs/ft2 (92.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,147.2ft2 (385.3m2)
  • Drag Points 29101

Parts

  • Number of Parts 506
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Inuyasha8215

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@DarkRainbow2

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Yeah it’s another big one! I based the fuselage dimensions around the need to load and carry large pieces of cargo over a long distance; flying boats rule the air in this parallel universe!@AviownCorp

    +1 4 months ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    This is huge

    4 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    I may do something along those lines if I take a break from Dieselpunk builds; I’ve seen a lot of cool concept drawings on line so maybe later this year!@Liquidfox01

    4 months ago
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    2,575 Liquidfox01

    @Treadmill103 your skill with seaplanes is high tier and just keeps getting better

    4 months ago
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    2,575 Liquidfox01

    @Treadmill103 how about a small, sleek and sporty seaplane? I'd like to see what you could do with that

    4 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I went for a different shaped fuselage than usual; fiddly but fun!@Liquidfox01

    4 months ago
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    2,575 Liquidfox01

    Beautiful biplane seaplane, one of my favorite designs from you

    4 months ago
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    7,687 Karzigg

    @Treadmill103 anytime old friend

    4 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Karzigg

    4 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@JettStorm

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@WisconsinStatePolice

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@VeryUnprofession

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Ergi

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@WrongFlyer

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@TheNightmareCompany

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Errrr.....eye-catching maybe? It certainly casts a unique shadow!@ThomasRoderick

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    That wing design is... well... errrr...

    4 months ago
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    @Treadmill103 You did a good job with that.

    4 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@45678

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I decided on this radical look to give it a “heavy” look!@AtlasMilitaryIndustries

    4 months ago
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    Thats an interesting double wing design. Very beautiful.

    4 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always! Another lumbering flying boat!@Pianoman

    4 months ago