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Dassault Rafale SE

13.7k MrEarth  1.5 years ago

About the Plane

The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an "omnirole" aircraft by Dassault.

This Variant of The Rafale

Before I get attacked about realism, I will say, this is a fictional variant.
Not a real one, the "SE" in the name stands for "Single Engine", I enjoy making single engine fighters more so I decided to go with this.
And the SE variant is only to be used in air to air combat.
(4 AtA Missiles, 3 Drop Tanks, Drop Tanks at 75%)

Controls

AG1 Flaps
VTOL Trim
AG2 Tail Light
AG3 Landing Light
AG4 Hook
AG5 Drop Tanks
AG6 Drop Missiles (Idk why you would do that.)

Planeotoghrapy

No arnaments in this one, sorry!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.2ft (12.0m)
  • Length 53.9ft (16.4m)
  • Height 18.3ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 19,523lbs (8,855kg)
  • Loaded Weight 24,311lbs (11,027kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.941
  • Wing Loading 28.9lbs/ft2 (141.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 840.1ft2 (78.0m2)
  • Drag Points 10652

Parts

  • Number of Parts 506
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,802
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    7,962 Kangy

    Lol, don’t change anything, just keep it in mind. I love the aircraft, it’s just got some strange flight characteristics
    @CrushburnHQ

    1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Alta2809 The whole design might just be wrong tho, Flaps are weird.

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Alta2809 It will still have an effect, the canards will also be in a "lift producing" attitude while they are offsetting pitch.

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    7,962 Kangy

    Yeah, you’re not wrong, but if the canards offset the pitch then the lift will have no effect. @CrushburnHQ

    1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Mostly Ahh, so just panelling to match the curve I guess, thank you!

    1.5 years ago
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    31.1k Mostly

    @CrushburnHQ You can layer the fuselage parts. One layer would be attached to the main fuselage while the other would be connected to a hinge rotator. (Example) As long as the piece sits flush with the fuselage you can use this technique.

    1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Alta2809 I actually thought this too, and made them inverted at first, but then looked at flaps of the real life version and they extend like a normal one, so my assumption is, the flap simply pushes air down, it does cause pitching, but it is offset by canards. That is my theory

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    7,962 Kangy

    Hey, I liked your build, just one thing. I know this isn’t a replica but, Shouldn’t a delta wing aircraft like this one not have flaps?i just thought about it and I thought it would instead push the planes nose down, because it’s the same thing when you have flaps down and pitch down. All in all it’s a lovely build. @CrushburnHQ

    1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Mostly one last thing, how can I get the black part under moving pieces to look flush w the body? I always use a simple rectange, I thought to ask to learn if there is a trick to it.

    1.5 years ago
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    31.1k Mostly

    @CrushburnHQ Oh, I see, my mistake for thinking it was a replica. Overall this is a job well-done.

    1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Mostly Thanks for the airbrake tho!

    1.5 years ago
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    13.7k MrEarth

    @Mostly Thank you really good critique for the most part, but I'd like to say this is not a replica, I pointed that out in the description of the plane as I know some stuff was inaccurate, thanks!

    1.5 years ago
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    31.1k Mostly

    Upon request, here is your 'harsh' critique.
    You used a lot of good techniques here, but there are some parts of this plane that are not proportionate to the real thing. (Ex. the leading edge of the main wing leaves too big of a gap between the wing and the front fins, the cockpit/fuselage sections are too thin, the arrestor hook does not sit flush with the fuselage, and the back end of the main wings are slanted too far back) There is a fix for this when making replicas. I recommend using Designersuite if you aren't already using it, it's a lot easier to make accurate replicas without having to eyeball it. The flight model is smooth, and the details are nice to look at. The airbrakes need work, though. You can use thin fuselage pieces to create a curved airbrake piece. (Retracted vs. Extended)
    Here's an example of how this works.

    1.5 years ago