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Arado 117 (fictional)

1,415 Levihugs  27 days ago
Auto Credit Based on MrGreen's CLOSED WWII bomber challenge

my first fixed wing build!

Ag1 - bomb bay doors + arm bombs
Ag2 - jettison all bombs
Ag3 - activate gyro + guns
Ag4 - start engine 1
Ag5 - start engine 2
Ag6 - start engine 3
Ag7 - start engine 4
Ag8 - nav lights
VTOL up -parking brake
VTOL down - flaps (pretty much air brake)
How to control turret:
Roll - turn turret
Pitch - point guns up
Cam 1 -rear gunner
Cam 2 - turret gunner
Cam 3 - navigational quarters
Cam 4 - bomb sight
Cam 5 - nose gunner
Cam 6 - radio operators quarters
How to use bomb sight:
Use orange dot when at 8000ft
Use red dot when at 10,000ft

the following is a fictional story

The Arado 117 is a medium-range bomber made by Arado. It was made to boost the capability of the Luftwaffe as WW2 began to take way.
The Arado 117 is powered by 4 huge BMW 801 radials. The radical pusher-puller propeller configuration made the airframe much faster than most bombers of its size. The frame of the aircraft was also made much lighter, however this meant it could not carry as much fuel, meaning shorter missions, plus the fuel guzzling radials meant even shorter missions. This made this plane a great high-speed, short-range bomber but useless when it came to flying great distances.
The boost of having so much power was that it could carry a variety of loadoats, the most effective being the ten 250lb bomb loadout.
If there was ever the need to shut down engines, the Arado 117 could easily shut down 2 engines and still fly competently, though only at half its full power.
Because of the horrible short range of the bomber and as missions grew longer and further each time, the aircraft was converted to a high-speed, short-range reconnaissance or coastal aircraft. They were phased out in 1944, just before the end of the war.

Builders Notes:

This is my first time using custom thumbnails (finally got them to work!) and also my first time making a fixed wing aircraft, so don’t expect the best flying mechanics. It continuously pitches down and I don’t know how to fix it. Also the landing gear is very bouncy and has a very fast landing speed.
Also as as you can see, I am getting better at writing descriptions with different fonts.

thanks for downloading!


General Characteristics

  • Predecessor CLOSED WWII bomber challenge
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 69.5ft (21.2m)
  • Length 68.7ft (20.9m)
  • Height 24.1ft (7.4m)
  • Empty Weight 33,498lbs (15,194kg)
  • Loaded Weight 38,815lbs (17,606kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.103
  • Wing Loading 48.1lbs/ft2 (234.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 807.3ft2 (75.0m2)
  • Drag Points 8345


  • Number of Parts 514
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    1,405 MrGreen

    The opponent survived for 5:43.22 and you have survived for 2:14.47 That means that you're 2nd

    13 days ago
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    1,405 MrGreen

    It's me about the challenge.
    So another plane has got the same amount of points as you, because they got the creativity bonus. There will be a 2nd dogfight, the same as the standard one, but now the plane that stays the longest in the air gets 1 point more and wins
    Good luck

    13 days ago
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    19.0k PapaKernels

    It pitches down because there is most likely to much weight in the front, the landing gear bounce is most likely because the suspension strength is either to much or to little, and that damper may not be the best, experiment with that. If you want to improve lift so the landing speed is low is to nudge more wing peices into the primary wings and make them flat bottom for the most lift, just to help! Hope my entry can beat yours!

    22 days ago
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    9,373 dINE

    Interesting what if, Kudos!

    27 days ago
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    1,405 MrGreen

    It's the most detailed plane I've seen until now. Your plane flies very nice and realistically. Don't worry about the nose-down tendency, you can simply put the H. stabilisers on rotators that have input>Trim


    -0/-70 Congrats! Almost half of all submissions have broken some rules, and you are in the other half!



    At the moment you're first. The leaderboard is on the download page. It's updated everytime I recieve a new submission. You'll most likely stay in the top 3

    27 days ago
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    1,415 Levihugs

    @MrGreen thank u

    +1 27 days ago
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    1,405 MrGreen

    Looks very nice! I'll test it today!

    27 days ago