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Gloster Meteor

19.1k RMark1  3.6 years ago

Decided to take this build slowly and make sure it was nice. Flies very nicely thanks to @BogdanX's work. This build has my first custom landing gears.

Instructions: Vtol for flaps

Enjoy,
RMark1

(From wikipedia)

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft to achieve combat operations during the Second World War. The Meteor's development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, pioneered by Sir Frank Whittle and his company, Power Jets Ltd. Development of the aircraft began in 1940, although work on the engines had been under way since 1936. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with No. 616 Squadron RAF. The Meteor was not a sophisticated aircraft in its aerodynamics, but proved to be a successful combat fighter. Gloster's 1946 civil Meteor F.4 demonstrator G-AIDC was the first civilian-registered jet aircraft in the world.[1]

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 58.0ft (17.7m)
  • Length 60.6ft (18.5m)
  • Height 16.4ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight -29,007lbs (-13,157kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,305lbs (6,942kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 5.285
  • Wing Loading 9.3lbs/ft2 (45.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,638.1ft2 (152.2m2)
  • Drag Points 14212

Parts

  • Number of Parts 297
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    35.4k ThePilotDude

    @RMark1 Hey, is it OK if I use your landing gears on my Meteor? Credit will be given, obviously. HERE'S a little teaser image.

    3.3 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Franticmatty thanks for showcasing this plane

    3.6 years ago
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    1,339 Yeetboii

    @RMark1 np

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Yeetboii Thanks

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    1,339 Yeetboii

    Pretty good plane!

    3.6 years ago
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    44.6k Sgtk

    @RMark1 Anytime!! Great work!!

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Sgtk Thanks for the spotlight

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @F104Deathtrap Thanks!

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Tang0five Thanks

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Trainzo You mean the shiny textures. I used the colour mod and increased the smoothness

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Jack2019 Yeah I was doing the final testing

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Gestour Thanks for the spotlight and the kind words

    3.6 years ago
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    19.1k RMark1

    @Bossman2 Just keep trying and breaking down other peoples planes to see how they do it

    3.6 years ago
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    172 Bossman2

    I’m jealous because I can’t even make as good of some planes unlike others everyone’s planes are astonishing and just impressive I can’t do that well but I still upload even if my planes are bad and btw your plane is amazing!

    3.6 years ago
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    36.5k Trainzo

    Very very nice replica. Can you stp tell me how did you do to have a rendering like this?

    3.6 years ago
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    Aw yes, very cool build.

    3.6 years ago
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    44.9k Tang0five

    What a beauty!

    +1 3.6 years ago
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    291k Gestour

    Looks great.

    3.6 years ago