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Husky HX-4 Firebird Mk.V

16.4k HuskyDynamics01  4 months ago

Introduction

The HX-4 Firebird Mk.V is a multipurpose strike/ground attack VTOL gunship. Wielding a fearsome array of weaponry including missiles, unguided rockets, and a ventrally-mounted heavy cannon, the Firebird is a major fire-support asset to its allies, and a terrifying adversary to its foes.


Features

  • Full VR-compatible cockpit with selectable day/night modes
  • Fifth-generation flight model that smoothly adjusts between hovering and forward flight to combine stability with agility and controllability
  • Cockpit screens automatically use the units selected in the game settings
  • Change between displaying Altitude and AGL with the flick of a switch
  • Functioning 1-to-20-mile radar with custom-coded manually-adjustable range
  • GPS navigation system with 12 built-in waypoints
  • Zero-zero ejection capability
  • Manual engine startup
  • Combination of new and old building techniques
  • Realistic performance (for a fictional craft)
  • Dual tanker/receiver refueling capability

Controls

VTOL: Collective
Trim: Forward/Reverse Boosters

AG 1: FSC Manual Override (Force gyro on)
AG 2: Master Arm
AG 3: Beacon/Nav/Strobe Lights
AG 4: Landing Lights
AG 5: Refueling Probe
AG 6: Jettison Weapons
AG 7: Eject

Other, less essential controls (such as the refuel drogue) are only accessible from within the cockpit. All cockpit controls are labeled.

Note

Trim is controlled both by the right-side levers and the large throttle on the left. This is to allow for HOTAS operation (even though it's a bit weird). Also, full-speed flight will require the collective to be at maximum, with lower speeds requiring less.

Startup

Engines may be started on battery power, or from the generators (if one engine is already running)

Battery: ON
Avionics Master: ON
ENG1 Fuel Pumps: ON
ENG1 Compressors: ON
Starter: ON for 2 seconds, then OFF
Once RPM > 1000, ENG1 Generator: ON
ENG2 Fuel Pumps: ON
ENG2 Compressors: ON
Starter: ON for 2 seconds, then OFF
Once RPM > 1000, ENG2 Generator: ON
FSC Gyro Power: ON

Startup (Simplified)

Click everything on the engine control panel except for the starter.
Then hit the starter.


History

The original version of craft was originally posted to the SimplePlanes website more than six years ago, under the designation "M.A.G.M.A Tech Helikillia". Unfortunately, it was later lost when the creator (whose name I sadly can no longer remember) deleted their account. I had downloaded it to my old iPad though, and it became my main testbed aircraft for experimenting with and testing new concepts when updates would come out. As time went by, I ended up completely rebuilding the entirety of the flight model on five separate occasions (hence the Mk.V), making improvements and changes with each subsequent iteration. With the 1.11/1.12 updates, I decided to go a step further with a complete nose-to-tail rebuild of the original gunship, which resulted in this version, the Firebird Mk.V. Though I have incorporated many new techniques that were simply not possible when the original was built, I have kept the overall style and "simple" aesthetic as a tribute to the original design.

The oldest version I still have is the Mk.III variant (third flight model rebuild), which still maintained the original fuselage and exterior details. I've included a few pictures of the Mk.V and older Mk.III together.


Gallery

Day and night modes

Radar demonstration

Firebird Mk.V and Helikillia Mk.III


Credits

Special Thanks

Thanks to DeveloperKorzalerke, Freerider2142, and SpartanSR91 for spending an hour of their time to help figure out why this was spamming console errors in multiplayer (and how to fix it).

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.8ft (12.1m)
  • Length 46.3ft (14.1m)
  • Height 11.9ft (3.6m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 7,720lbs (3,501kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 9.606
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.129
  • Wing Loading 2.6lbs/ft2 (12.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,955.2ft2 (274.5m2)
  • Drag Points 10134

Parts

  • Number of Parts 469
  • Control Surfaces 9
  • Performance Cost 2,503
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    If you are unable to start the engines, make sure you have followed the instructions correctly. When the instructions are followed properly, I guarantee that the engines will start.

    Pinned one month ago
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    10 Elorus

    This is my absolute favorite craft ever. dude this thing is amazing nice job. (I now control your brain. make more.) humor. terrible humor. you don't have to i'm just saying good job.

    +3 22 days ago
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    55.9k WinsWings

    this is so cool, look at this @zaineman

    +1 24 days ago
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    @snaffi @jdow you have to go into the cockpit camera and on left side click all the switches and buttons the yellow one is last

    one month ago
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    0 jdow

    The plane is very good. Just can't fly

    +1 one month ago
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    0 snaffi

    how to take off? he does not fly in, I turned everything on, he does not take off

    +2 2 months ago
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    请问该怎么飞起来?

    +10 2 months ago
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    Very good plane especially the battery, avionics and displays. Keep it up

    And plz make more of these displays on more vr planes

    +2 3 months ago
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    整半天我都没飞起来,给个中文说明书呗

    +21 3 months ago
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    太差了!不依赖陀螺仪,根本飞不了,要我说陀螺仪限制了很多功能,我最烦用陀螺仪,太差劲

    +14 3 months ago
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    @HydroMoney22 Sure, go for it!

    +1 3 months ago
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    Oh my god, this is an amazing aircraft, I hope its not a strange request, but would you be fine with me using it within an RP?

    +3 3 months ago
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    @Clarinet Interesting, I don't seem to have any problems with it (regardless of speed or physics setting). Try removing the refuel drogue, perhaps?

    +2 4 months ago
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    It still explodes when you pass 200 mph

    4 months ago
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    谁能教教我怎么起飞

    +22 4 months ago
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    When I take off it flips backwards
    Edit: nvm I forgot the gyro

    +2 4 months ago
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    0 p4leto

    Yo thats really cool. Also i have almost a potato mobile but it does not lag even a bit even though it has so much detail

    +1 4 months ago
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    It wont start

    +10 4 months ago
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    @PyrrhaNikos Sure

    @Aviator01 I believe you'd be interested as well

    4 months ago
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    @Lachlan2240 Oops, thought it didn't do that anymore! Should be fixed now.

    4 months ago
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    I love how if you go to fast it explodes :)

    4 months ago
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    48.3k PyrrhaNikos

    Can you also post the original aircraft as unlisted?

    4 months ago
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    9,089 JuanShot2Go

    Many controls in the cockpit. Love the displays.

    +1 4 months ago
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    48.3k PyrrhaNikos

    Yo! I remember that logo with a same aircraft design

    +1 4 months ago
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    41.7k BeastHunter
    +2 4 months ago
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