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Panavia Cyclone Mk. II Blk.3

43.9k Falkenwut  7 days ago
Auto Credit Based on Falkenwut's Featherine

Name: Panavia Cyclone Mk. II Blk.3
Type: Personal Concept
Attempt #: 2
Falkenwut Generation Build: 7

After a good month working on this model, I am ready to release this incomplete remake model; the Panavia Cyclone Mk. II Blk.3

Originally intended to be a straight-forward remake of the Panavia Cyclone, I got inspired by Flickr user Dizzyfugu to use a mix of F-16 and X-32 blend to make the model.

A small team was formed up, however the model was left incomplete and it didn't turn out all that great. So a new project needed to be done. This time, I blended in the design of my BAe Kite to the product, and this JSF-style design was born...

The Panavia Cyclone MK. II Blk.3 comes with:
- Detailed VR cockpit

- Multiscreens


-A nice selection of Air-to-Air & Air-to-Ground Ordinance

- Refuelling probe

I still feel this plane is far far FAR from complete and I bit way more than I could chew... I might redo this in the far far future...

Unfortunately the VTOL was an incredibly sophisticated system and I ended up needing a gyro for stability. I usually can manage without gyros but hey, it works I suppose...

Sadly the plane doesn't stabilise very well in slow speeds, making refuelling very challenging...

Credit goes where credit is due.
MANY thanks goes to
- @Greasytortle for the Swivel engine
- @Doomnolymo for the Radar
- @JuanNotAnAlt for the HUD
- @BernKastel & @SuspiciousAccount for helping with the original (abandoned) model and inspiring me on the details of the main body
-@Gro and @scratch for the screenshots seen here

Instructions are provided with the in-game craft instructions.

Hope you all enjoy flying this plane, especially in VR! It was a hard project to make


General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Featherine
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 28.3ft (8.6m)
  • Length 51.9ft (15.8m)
  • Height 13.4ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 25,852lbs (11,726kg)
  • Loaded Weight 35,784lbs (16,231kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.62
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.006
  • Wing Loading 78.1lbs/ft2 (381.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 458.1ft2 (42.6m2)
  • Drag Points 1123


  • Number of Parts 772
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 3,268
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    @Falkenwut Hey you build a lot. Do you know any good F-35B bodies that are to scale and low part count I could use? I don't like building but my F-35B is 0.5x to small and it's killing me 😂 the scale tool messes up it's drag

    3 days ago
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    @Falkenwut Ha! I know the feeling. The "cruise control" on my plane had me stumped for weeks lol. I learned SO MUCH about XML in building my contest entry. With the game crashing, I try to save super often and when the editor starts getting laggy, I reboot the game. This clear's all your past 'undo' presses from memory which can add up really quick when building, especially when a lot of high part or XML heavy changes are made on the build. You're on the right track with your lift system though, control wise. You should check out Lemoose's Rolls Royce lift system. I add to its lift system for my entry, but I think it's what you were going for.

    3 days ago
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    43.9k Falkenwut

    @OrderlyHippo Thanks :). The Swivel nozzle Lift system was very very tricky, and the whole VTOL system got very sophisticated... Lots of algebra...

    I tried entering to the VTOL challenge but because of the part count I couldn't get in. For some reason Simpleplanes kinda crashes A LOT for me when builds get sophisticated, and I couldn't be bothered with trying to fix it..

    +1 3 days ago
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    Wow! This is the kind of build I wanted to make for the VTOL contest, but couldn’t! With the radar and button for electrical system and everything. Instead I focused on replicating the F-35B’s lift system. Going in my favorites. If you get the part count down for the contest, I’m sure you’ll land in the top 3

    +1 3 days ago
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    524 Khanhlam

    H A P P Y B O I

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    0 IRJI

    wery cool!

    +1 7 days ago
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    30.0k Bernkastel

    Ahhh, Featherine...

    +1 7 days ago
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    19.0k JuanNotAnAlt

    What's the point of taking custom screenshots when you didn't put one in main thumbnail, I'm disappointed aaaa

    +1 7 days ago
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    w o k k e y

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    46.6k Tang0five

    Looks great got to check this out later!

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