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Thunderbird 1 1.7

108k RamboJutter  1.7 years ago

International Rescue - Thunderbird 1. Righty, bit different to my usual but works great. use trim up to take off vertically (VTOL for those people clever enough to try vertical landings), gear up retracts skids etc, 7 activates wing sweep and booster engine (both linked to throttle so dont forget to throttle back before deactivating), 8 turns off the gyro (only disable if you are not hovering). Only issue I have is the interaction between legs and skids, they wobble a bit but this seems to be a SP issue.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 17.6ft (5.4m)
  • Length 24.1ft (7.3m)
  • Height 10.8ft (3.3m)
  • Empty Weight 3,665lbs (1,662kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,623lbs (4,818kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 19.989
  • Wing Loading 81.3lbs/ft2 (396.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 130.7ft2 (12.1m2)
  • Drag Points 4173


  • Number of Parts 249
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    @GhostHTX thanks, it was one of my earlier builds but didnt receive many votes :(

    1.1 years ago
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    28.9k GhostHTX

    Cant believe Ive overlooked this. Ive been meaning to build one of these for a while. This is awesome!

    1.1 years ago
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    4,380 Alien

    Well! to coin a phrase this is just FAB. OK, Sorry. Great job though, I don't know how you do it.

    1.7 years ago