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Bell XS-1 'Glamorous Glennis'

31.1k WarHawk95  2.5 years ago

The Bell X-1 is a rocket engine–powered aircraft, designated originally as the XS-1, and was a joint National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics–U.S. Army Air Forces–U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by Bell Aircraft. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built in 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h; 870 kn) in 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 miles per hour (2,600 km/h; 1,400 kn) in 1954. The X-1, piloted by Chuck Yeager, was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the X-planes. [Wikipedia]

Controls :

-AG 1-4 : unoccupied, but I kept it for hypothetical
Cleaver engine
-AG 5 : Activate/Deactivate nose wheel steering
-VTOL : Flaps
-Trim : Trim.

Special thanks to @RamboJutter for the USAF insignia.

I think I'll upload later another one with 4x Cleaver for the rocket engine which will be more realistic; and I hope I could make the "couple B-29/X-1", probably with @AntiSphere's "Lucy".

Please download and try, maybe give some feedback if you enjoyed 😉

Post-scriptum : this plane is 1:1 scaled. So don't worry about the dimensions.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 28.7ft (8.8m)
  • Length 32.8ft (10.0m)
  • Height 11.2ft (3.4m)
  • Empty Weight 7,550lbs (3,424kg)
  • Loaded Weight 12,252lbs (5,557kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.751
  • Wing Loading 77.5lbs/ft2 (378.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 158.1ft2 (14.7m2)
  • Drag Points 3931

Parts

  • Number of Parts 243
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    this is nice. RIP Chuck Yeager. May you fly with the stars.

    4 months ago
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    @WarHawk95 me follow u ok

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @panzerisawsome in fact it was designed with the shape of a .50 BMG bullet, because the designers knew that this bullet was really stable when traveling at Mach 1+

    2.0 years ago
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    looks like a carrot

    2.0 years ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    :-D

    +2 2.5 years ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    :D

    2.5 years ago
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    ooo nice

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @Franticmatty

    2.5 years ago
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    @WarHawk95 that's the old way. It is rather unreliable, but it could work.

    2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @EternalDarkness I was thinking of making a "fuselage cage" with a detacher and the Cleaver inside, then you drop the Cleaver and it pushes you...

    2.5 years ago
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    To use Cleaver as an engine, you'd have to make your plane a fuselage of a custom weapon and launch your plane after getting a lock onto a target. You'd launch it as a standard Cleaver. It should be possible to prevent Cleaver to turn towards the target on its own via XML.

    2.5 years ago
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    286k Jester

    @WarHawk95 No clue, @EternalDarkness knows about such things though.

    2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @Gestour do you know how can I make this Cleaver engine ? If you could give some advice it would be great

    2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @Gameboi14 how could it land if it hadn't gears ? 😂
    Upvote if you learned something 🤣🤣

    2.5 years ago
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    26.5k Gameboi16

    I thought the original didn't have landing gear

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @WNP78
    @Gestour

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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @realluochen9999
    @RAF1
    @RailfanEthan

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    31.1k WarHawk95

    @mikoyanster
    @BogdanX
    @SimpleFlow

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    @AdlerSteiner

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    @Minecraftpoweer

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    30.0k Hyattorama

    Well basic or not they turned out great! @WarHawk95

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    Thanks @Megaplanesinc . Honestly, I don't know when I would post it because this system is very hard to build : I tried the 'missile cage' system but every time I put all of it into my plane, once I started the gameplay and switched on the AGs 1-4, the missiles AND the whole plane exploded...

    2.5 years ago
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    31.1k WarHawk95

    Thank you @Hyattorama ! The gears are pretty basic but I tried to make them as much realistic as possible.

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    Now, when is that cleaver engine one coming?

    2.5 years ago
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    30.0k Hyattorama

    Real nice job on the livery and the windscreen and the custom landing gear

    2.5 years ago
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