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Bristol F.2B Fighter

21.5k F4f879  2.2 years ago
Auto Credit Based on F4f879's bristol f2b.final

right off the bat i want to say this has a high-ish part count so apologies to mobile users

My project of the last ~4 months, the Bristol F.2B is finally complete!

Features:
Working, detailed cockpit
Realistic Scarff Ring and Lewis gun
Cool Livery
Realistic weight/Flight performance

CONTROLS
-AG1 to control the rear gunner. Pitch+Roll to aim, VTOL+Trim to adjust the Scarff Ring.
-AG8 to enable control surfaces.
for best performance, disable AG8 when you use the turret to fly level

Huuuuuge thanks to EpicPigster1 and CoolPeach for tips and feedback!!

Please enjoy and lmk what you think :)

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Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor bristol f2b.final
  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 46.8ft (14.3m)
  • Length 31.4ft (9.6m)
  • Height 13.0ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 2,323lbs (1,054kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,798lbs (1,269kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.131
  • Wing Loading 5.7lbs/ft2 (28.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 487.9ft2 (45.3m2)
  • Drag Points 3585

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1052
  • Control Surfaces 11
  • Performance Cost 3,210
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    21.5k F4f879

    @TitanIncorporated thanks! spent a while on those details

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @RaendyLeBeau glad you like it!

    2.2 years ago
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    4,355 LBAereo

    amazing classic beauty!! thnx

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @F104Deathtrap thanks!

    2.2 years ago
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    Awwww yeah!

    +1 2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @BusterShortWolf dope gravatar lol

    +1 2.2 years ago
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    7,596 WhoflerMan

    Ww1 planes are making a comeback! Nice!

    2.2 years ago
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    @F4f879 Yes I was going to say that there were only a very few fitted with Lewis guns above the wing.

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @SgtRXMT awesome! tag me on smth if u need help btw

    2.2 years ago
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    8,613 ZWLenning

    @F4f879 aha i see

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @Tang0five thank you very much! means a lot that you like it :)

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @SgtRXMT just play with it and it'll end up being close enough to correct.

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @Zoowarp @wonkapilot very few of these bristols were fitted with a foster mounting; however, not all were so I decided to leave that out.

    "Attempts to add one or two Foster mounted Lewis guns to the Bristol Fighter were not successful. Among other problems, the mounting caused interference with the pilot's compass, which was mounted on the trailing edge of the upper wing, a difficulty which persisted even when the mounting was offset to starboard"

    2.2 years ago
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    8,613 ZWLenning

    @wonkapilot aaah ok

    2.2 years ago
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    @Zoowarp the Vickers was in the engine cowling and fired through the radiator. And yes, it did have a Lewis gun on top of the wing.

    2.2 years ago
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    8,613 ZWLenning

    Just a quick thought - didn't the F.2B have a Lewis gun mounted on the top of the wing that could point upwards and a forward facing Vickers above the engine cowling? Might be wrong and I can't run this design anyway to see if you have added it or not but just a thought.

    2.2 years ago
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    49.9k Tang0five

    Bloomin’ marvellous! Making one of these myself and there’s no way I’ll get as good a cockpit (or build even!) Having stared at blueprints all night long this looks pretty bang on. The biff is an all time favourite of mine and it’s grand to see it replicated so well!

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @SgtRXMT honestly, i have no idea why. it just gave me a semi realistic output lol

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @switdog08 thank you!

    2.2 years ago
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    2,624 switdog08

    30th updoot

    2.2 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    @F4f879 yeah that’s probably a lot simpler to make

    +1 2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @Mustang51 youre probably right lol, i just used a single static reference image for the se5 compass and assumed its function

    2.2 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    @F4f879 yeah it’s a hard one to make. Also doesn’t the arrow on the compass on the SE5 stay still while the disk with directions move? I could be wrong but that’s how I thought it worked on that one

    2.2 years ago
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    21.5k F4f879

    @Mustang51 glad you like it! and yeah the compass i just reused from my SE5a because i was having a hard time recreating the bristol's compass accurately

    2.2 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    This is real neat! It’s pretty much exactly like the F.2B (except for the compass but that’s just one small detail). Lovely job!

    2.2 years ago
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