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H.M.A. Strange Encounter

85.5k Treadmill103  1.2 years ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Strange Encounter


Take-off

Apply fully throttle; rotate at 180mph TAS. Once airborne and gear up, set throttle and trim as required.

Landing

AG1 on to enable landing canards. Use 15% throttle for final descent; when speed drops below 260mph, VTOL down fully to set canards. Maintain 15% throttle through landing flare and touchdown then throttle off and brake gently.

Taxiing

1% throttle and yaw.

Crew 2; Pilot in front cockpit for flight, forward guns and rockets. Second person for navigation, radio and cannon turret when trained downwards.

Built by Settlement 15 Air Militia.
Turret Salvaged and repaired by Corsiere Armaments.
Sponsored by Settlement 15 Air Militia.

AG1 Landing canards; use VTOL.
AG2 on, AG1 off Starboard cannon turret and viewing scope. (See footnote) use VTOL down to rotate turret downwards as required.
AG3 Wing rotary cannon.
AG4 Wing machine guns.

Rockets available at all times.

His Majesty's Aircraft.”Strange Encounter” joins the fleet to provide point defence and ground attack/interdiction capabilities. The craft, with its crew of 2, is armed with 6 forward firing machine guns, 2 forward firing rotary cannon and 6 missiles. The outer starboard turret houses a large calibre cannon which can be rotated downwards to fire at ground targets; this is operated by the rear crewperson via the sighting scope mounted to the fuselage.

Footnote

Too ridiculous?

For this build, I was hoping to find a way to “sight” the cannon turret from the small “viewing scope” on the side of the fuselage but couldn’t figure a way to do it. Compromised by nudging a camera into the turret itself with a view roughly level with the cannon barrel. Note to DEVS: camera with an adjustable POV please! Also didn’t use tracer in the cannon; looks weird in flight. Lots of fakery in this build!

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 40.8ft (12.4m)
  • Length 33.8ft (10.3m)
  • Height 12.4ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,118lbs (4,135kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.739
  • Wing Loading 14.4lbs/ft2 (70.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 633.1ft2 (58.8m2)
  • Drag Points 4809

Parts

  • Number of Parts 365
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Pianoman

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks for the comment! When I started this series of builds I made a point to avoid the stock undercarriage to enhance the unique look of each plane. Fiddly and challenging!@Wi1dSk7

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@Mumpsy

    1.2 years ago
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    4,177 Wi1dSk7

    Indeed it does give an interesting look, (the custom gear) every time I see a new Treadmill build i think 'wonder wot kind of intricate gear they built on this one'. Some are rugged others are elegant, reflecting the environment of the craft. The awesome gear has become a quintessential part of your builds.

    1.2 years ago
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    73.7k Mumpsy

    @Treadmill103 Super cool asymmetry!

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Abhishek700

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 hovercraft?

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    4,965 MDDJB

    @Treadmill103 There is a good work! I wish I had the same imagination as you.

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@MDDJB

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Large flying boat next week with an ambitious shape!@AviownCorp

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@JettStorm

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    thanks! Yep, nice view for the pilot, not so good for the person in the rear cabin.... went for wierdness on this build!@MAHADI

    1.2 years ago
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    129k MAHADI

    that's a very cool asymmetric plane! and a big cockpit
    Good work!

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I like doing something radical like this!@Carbonfox1

    1.2 years ago
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    2,369 Liquidfox01

    Wow, an Assymetric build from you very nice

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Yes! So many possibilities!@SledDriver

    1.2 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    @Treadmill103 No problem :) Variable POV would be nice, but you know what'd be even better? Variable FOV. Imagine a telescopic sight with variable zoom...

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks and thanks for the advice too. I have never actually taken the time to work out the offset but that is really useful advice for the future. I think the devs could easily set the default to zero and have the POV adjustable. Thanks as always!@SledDriver

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    195k SledDriver

    Nice build as always, in the unmistakable Treadmill style.

    You can create custom sights with the existing camera. All you need to know is that the camera's POV is actually 0.5 units above wherever you place the camera. So: find the center of your custom sight's crosshairs, copy the coordinates to the camera, then decrease the Y-value by 0.5. Finally, scale the camera down so it's invisible.

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    7,673 Karzigg

    @Treadmill103 heh you try to do a ground vehicle for this

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@CptJacobson

    1.2 years ago
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    One retrofitted with my custom sight, right here. Feel free to use the same principle on everything else! I'll post how to make custom sights later.

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Fiddly and challenging but it gives the plane a unique look!@Wi1dSk7

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@otayahiromo8211

    1.2 years ago
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    85.5k Treadmill103

    Thanks! As always, I like to try different ideas!@Sadboye12

    +1 1.2 years ago
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