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Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster 8.2

136k RamboJutter  8 months ago

General info (wiki)

The Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster was an experimental bomber aircraft, designed for a high top speed. The unconventional approach was to mount the two engines within the fuselage driving a pair of contra-rotating propellers mounted at the tail in a pusher configuration, leaving the wing and fuselage clean and free of drag-inducing protrusions.

Two prototype aircraft were built, but the end of World War II changed priorities and the advent of the jet engine gave an alternative way toward achieving high speed.

Controls

AG1 = flaps (down by default)
AG2 = 1 button bombing, opens bomb bay doors and drops the bombs all on one button press
AG3 = undercarriage bay doors (open by default)
AG7 = enable rear facing guns (use with AG8), pitch and roll inputs
AG8 = disable forward guns, ailerons and elevators to enable AG7 control inputs
LandingGear button = landing gear (bet that shocked you)
Trim = trim on elevator (including trim flaps) you will need to trim based on speed and load i.e. if you still have bombs or not

Rambo addons

Real one was all silver.... boring. So i did this one based largely on a B-26 Marauder scheme / build. Added camo, 4 cannons on side of fuselage (real one has 2 forward facing MGs), designation and fin stripe, aerial.

Rambo deductions (well i tried)

Rest of main gear retraction method including forward slanted legs and folding bay door, just too bothersome for what it was worth.

Rambo comments

97% accurate from 3 view drawings (cockpit is a bit low etc), how accurate the drawings are no one knows, I tried, no doubt there are some bits ive missed (sorry) or havnt got right (sorry again), the flight model probably doesnt match (sorry?) but it works for what I wanted.

Rambo pics

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Overlay via paint 3D (first time ive even used this program)

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 73.6ft (22.4m)
  • Length 53.8ft (16.4m)
  • Height 18.3ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 14,374lbs (6,520kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,276lbs (6,929kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.163
  • Wing Loading 50.4lbs/ft2 (245.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 303.4ft2 (28.2m2)
  • Drag Points 2834

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1100
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @Leviatham you need to upload them to something like discord, right click on the image and copy the link, then put ![description no one sees here](and the link in brackets)

    6 months ago
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    Sorry to bother you about 2652523 instead. but how do I put the game images in the description of my plane? just like you did in the post of this plane ... (which is incredible: D)

    6 months ago
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    1,247 BLOODIUS

    @RamboJutter owh okay

    8 months ago
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    @BLOODIUS no idea, maybe i just got lucky or it might be to do with the background colour?

    8 months ago
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    1,247 BLOODIUS

    @RamboJutter most of all creation has blur thumbnail,but your thumbnail is not blur,how?

    8 months ago
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    @BLOODIUS what do you mean? The 3 that you take when posting or the others I have dropped into the text?

    8 months ago
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    1,247 BLOODIUS

    @RamboJutter how to make thumbnail picture so realistic?

    8 months ago
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    5,318 ainanen

    Neat choice of plane

    8 months ago
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    78.8k belugasub

    To Look at, I haven’t flown it yet @RamboJutter

    8 months ago
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    @belugasub thanks :) smooth to look at or smooth to fly?

    8 months ago
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    3,470 SelectAKey

    awesome once again!

    8 months ago
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    @Briancat24 Nope, sorry.

    8 months ago
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    Any planes to make one with less parts ?

    8 months ago
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    78.8k belugasub

    its so... smooth

    8 months ago
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    7,953 WarHawk95

    @RamboJutter I have a complete magazine about this plane but it's only in french

    8 months ago
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    27.2k CRJ900Pilot

    oh @RamboJutter

    8 months ago
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    @RamboJutter thank you!

    8 months ago
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    @WarHawk95 ah K, I've tried detachers on props before and it caused havoc, I'm sure I could do it now but it was a nightmare in the past. Tbf there was v little info available on this plane, I'm assuming because only 2 where built in this configuration.

    8 months ago
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    7,953 WarHawk95

    @RamboJutter I mean on the real Mixmaster, there was kind of a detached between the fuselage and the propeller, so the pilots weren't cut in a thousand bits when they try to evacuate the plane

    8 months ago
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    @mikoyanster @spiritusraptor thanks for the spotlights

    8 months ago
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    @Tang0five @8bitgamer33 @ChiChiWerx thanks guys, it took a lot of time and effort and more than a ww2 choice curses when the game stuck things together for no apparent reason... :)

    8 months ago
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    @WarHawk95 I did mention that in the text. And what's the point of an ejection system on a build without a detailed cockpit? I put as much detail in as I thought was appropriate for my liking.

    8 months ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot but the xb45 is ugly :p

    8 months ago
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    @BlackhattAircraft Thanks, I appreciate your support.

    8 months ago
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    21.6k ChiChiWerx

    You really went all out on this one, very nice. I like all the incorporated features.

    8 months ago
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