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Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver

25.9k KingOfTypos  1.4 years ago

ANNOUNCEMENT

UPDATE: I FOUND A WAY AND IT WORKS!

Due to still being new to doing Funky Trees on my own (with guidance from Alisuchanka) , i recommend not using it in VR for now until i find a way to put the Bomb Bay Doors and Bomb release onto the Levers (unless you do, then i suggest making it a variant from mine) and update the XML file for a better VR "Experience". That is all and goodluck Helldiving!

HISTORY


An Aircraft in replacement for its famous predecessor, the Douglas SBD Dauntless. Despite its advantages of having more payload and being able to store more aircrafts thanks to its folding wings unlike its fixed-wing predecessor, the aircraft was rather Big and slow to evade incoming attacks. Nonetheless, it gained enough reputation throughout the war to be respected. Due to how unusually big the Vertical Stabilizers were, it was nicknamed the "Big-Tailed Beast".

CONTROLS

-Activate 1 - Arrestor Hook
-Activate 2 - Dive Brakes
-Activate 4 - Auto-Aim Tail gun
-Activate 7 - Folding Wings
-Activate 8 - Open/Close Canopy

If the Aircraft is moving for more than 60kph, it will automatically close.

-Tail Gun Camera - Camera-Aim feature

If Auto-Aim mode is Active, it will override the Camera-Aim controls

VTOL down - Flaps

If Dive Brakes are activated, the Flaps will Override and Deactivate the Dive Brakes.
- However, if Flaps are deactivated, and if Dive Brakes are still Activated, the Dive Brakes will Activate. Be sure to deactivate it first to prevent losing speed

-Bomb Bay Door - Select AirToground and "2000lbs Bomb"

To close the doors, simply unselect AirToGround

-Bomb Swing and release - Simply tap the FireWeapons button.

GALLERY

Credits to Sparky6004 for taking the screenshots.

OUTRO

been awhile since i last built a new aircraft. Originally it was supposed to be the P47D Thunderbolt, but i just kinda forgot about it and it wasnt until i was mid way on making this aircraft.

Anyways, i put abit of innovative mechanics on this aircraft. Sadly it only works on UI controls and not yet fully with cockpit controls.

Huge thanks to Alisuchanka for guiding me for the Auto-Aim and Camera-Aim turret made ny PlanariaLab. His latest build, his IL-2 Sturmovik M82 was my main inspiration for this build's mechanics and later on, i was able to figure a few things out on my own taking the FT codes as reference.

On thr last details though, i kinda felt lazy and that i even had to borrow the landing gear from SlimyDude304's Helldiver and its cockpit controls not looking near to the real layout.

Anywho, goodluxk Helldiving out there, people!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +77 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 49.7ft (15.1m)
  • Length 37.7ft (11.5m)
  • Height 17.5ft (5.3m)
  • Empty Weight 15,331lbs (6,954kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,243lbs (7,368kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.116
  • Wing Loading 29.8lbs/ft2 (145.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 545.0ft2 (50.6m2)
  • Drag Points 3726

Parts

  • Number of Parts 615
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 2,545
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    25.9k KingOfTypos

    @ShocK69 im about to do a surprise post within a week, and a Yak-3U is already in my next list to build... Maybe after soemtime i guess when im bored.

    +1 6 months ago
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    2,693 ShocK69

    Can u do a tbf avenger next? Ty

    +1 6 months ago
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    375 Embruher

    @Embruher maybe pilots too but (going in with what I said previously)

    +1 8 months ago
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    375 Embruher

    I read in a naval book that sailors often called it “son of a bi* 2nd class” referring to the SB2C designation

    +3 8 months ago
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    @ORZpasserAtw i can give you one

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    Dont upvote me, im doing it for fun

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    @KingOfTypos what type of torpedo do you want?
    I have:
    Mk14
    12-inch
    14-inch
    17-inch
    21-inch
    G7e (or german Mk14)
    Mk12

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    @KingOfTypos i can make the torpedo version if you want

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    25.9k KingOfTypos

    @ORZpasserAtw sadly no torpedo version as i havw no reference materials and already a bit complicated to fit it in.

    +2 1.4 years ago
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    1,741 ORZpasserAtw

    The bomb a bit overlapped bomb bay, also torpedo version?

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,144 Lake

    @KingOfTypos OK THANKS oops caps

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    25.9k KingOfTypos

    @Lake theres none, i made it on my own, albeit at a not so detailed manner. But this one should be a better option.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,144 Lake

    No, in the first pic of the gallery where the bomber dives to destroy the anti aircraft turret @KingOfTypos

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    25.9k KingOfTypos

    @Cereal i use mobile (a somewhat powerful one now) and i know how suffering its like for mobile users. You could say it was a blessing that i didnt do the USN insignia on this build lol

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    25.9k KingOfTypos

    @Lake This?

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,144 Lake

    Link to anti aircraft turret, nice build

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    26.0k Bryan5

    @KingOfTypos the Defiant would be really good since there is not many good defiant here

    1.4 years ago
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    25.9k KingOfTypos

    Not sure what my next plan is, the P47D Thunderbolt or the Baulton Paul Defiant with the Auto-Aim and Camera-Aim featuee. The latter sounds interesting as it has like 270° turning arc for the turret. And it isnt that popular.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    22.9k Cereal

    Very mobilefriend :)

    +1 1.4 years ago