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H.M.A. Steady Path

87.2k Treadmill103  9 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Steady Path

Take-off

AG1 on. VTOL down half way to set canards. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run; unstick occurs at 160mph TAS. Once airborne, VTOL centre. Maintain 90% to 100% throttle for climb or throttle back and apply trim as required. Note that pitch authority is strong for take-off and landing; use gentle pitch inputs or adjust throttle and trim while cruising.

Landing

Use 15% throttle for descent and final approach. During descent, VTOL down fully to set canards and TRIM half way down. On touchdown, throttle off; hydrodynamic drag will slow the craft.

Taxiing

AG1 off, AG2 on. Use PITCH for forward and reverse, use ROLL to turn.

Flight Crew

Usually 4: Pilot, Co-pilot, Navigator/Radio, Flight engineer. Extra crew sometimes on board for longest flights.

Cabin Crew

Varies according to mission type.

AG1 Main engines.
AG2 on, AG1 off Taxiing thrusters; use pitch and roll to steer.
AG3 Landing lights.

Built by Shulman Brothers.

Sponsored by Free Hand Progress Group.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Steady Path” joins the 22nd Transport Wing to carry out long distance overwater flights for passengers, mail and cargo. The craft will be stationed at Hub 14 for regular missions to ports that have minimal facilities of their own.

Footnote

The word “overkill” kept popping into my head on this build.....

Based (very) loosely on a picture I saw of a vintage flying boat but (very) heavily Treadified.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 192.1ft (58.6m)
  • Length 156.8ft (47.8m)
  • Height 39.9ft (12.2m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 44,158lbs (20,029kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 16.794
  • Wing Loading 12.9lbs/ft2 (63.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,416.9ft2 (317.4m2)
  • Drag Points 36990

Parts

  • Number of Parts 524
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Gonna fly it from my pc later: bit laggy on my iPad!@jselbach

    9 months ago
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    1,967 jselbach

    @Treadmill103 Will do. My fingers are tired from just finished my newest plane. I hope you'll take a look. I tried to create something imaginative amd different.

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Rest your weary finger for a few days!@jselbach

    9 months ago
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    1,967 jselbach

    You make my upvote finger tired. Always great stuff.

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Always lots of fun building flying boats!@JoeriV

    +1 9 months ago
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    Love every bit of this aircraft! Very nice build!

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I think all flying boats are beautiful! Fun build but challenging!@TheOwlAce

    +1 9 months ago
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    30.5k TheAceOwl

    Damn this is beautiful

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I wanted it to be not too fast despite multiple engines to give it a “work-horse” feel@MAHADI

    9 months ago
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    132k MAHADI

    the plane gives off a "heavily determined" vibe, perfect choice of name!

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Bigger the better!@ThomasRoderick

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Challenging build for sure!@TheNightmareCompany

    9 months ago
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    b i g b o i

    9 months ago
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    Beautiful

    9 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! This was a “go large or go home” build for sure!@AtlasAviation

    +1 9 months ago
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    Awesome! Interesting twin boom layout.

    +1 9 months ago