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BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde (Air France)

8,223 GJW14  4.0 years ago

Through the 50's, the United Kingdom and France had been studying and testing designs for the world's first SST Aircraft. The result would've been the Bristol Type 223 and the Sud Aviation Super-Caravelle, respectivley, but in 1960 The U.K. and France made an agreement to work together on a design. To celebrate the deal, the plane was named Concorde, which means agreement in both English and French. The first prototype was rolled out of the French factory in 1967, first flying in 1969. It became the second SST because the TU-144, The Russian response to the Concorde, flew before it. Orders totaled up to more than 100 aircraft, but when the 1973 Oil crisis and 1973-1974 Market Crash struck, most of the airlines who had placed orders for the aircraft cancelled delivery. However, due to political restraints, British Airways and Air France both recieved theirs, and Braniff International Airways and Singapore Airlines both leased one aircraft each from British Airways, the latter recieving it in a hybrid livery of both Singapore and British Airways. The aircraft made its introduction into service on October 24th, 1976, and being retired in 2003. However, private investors plan to get a Concorde back in the air by 2019, despite extreme skepticism.

This is my build to celebrate GOLD. By far my best replica. I cannot say how much I learned while making this, and a special thanks to Bacon Aircraft for some really helpful tips. Purely hand-buit. Enjoy!

TO FLY:
- AG1 + VTOL Down: Droop Nose
- AG2 + VTOL Down: Visor
- AG3: Afterburners
- AG4: Lights
- AG5: Thrust Reversers

NOTES:
- On take-off, thorottle up slowly to prevent the plane from tipping backwards.
- Take-off speed is about 250 MPH
- Landing speed is about 200 MPH
- Flight characteristics are very realistic. If you climb up to around 50,000-60,000 feet this aircraft would perform exactly like the real plane. It also is difficult to fly at low speed like the real aircraft.

Mobile/Blank Version:
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/g9I88f/BAC-Aerospatiale-Concorde-Blank

British Airways version:
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/VlW7ET/BAC-Aerospatiale-Concorde-British-Airways

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 5 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 83.7ft (25.5m)
  • Length 202.3ft (61.7m)
  • Height 40.0ft (12.2m)
  • Empty Weight 179,895lbs (81,599kg)
  • Loaded Weight 354,377lbs (160,742kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.913
  • Wing Loading 92.2lbs/ft2 (450.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 3,842.0ft2 (356.9m2)
  • Drag Points 43733

Parts

  • Number of Parts 470
  • Control Surfaces 13
  • Performance Cost 2,181
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    6,914 Cereal

    how to destroy his plane how

    6 months ago
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    Jma take the air france livery

    6 months ago
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    Very cool i like it especially the afterburners

    1.4 years ago
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    252 DuckPak

    Man U really like concorde

    2.1 years ago
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    When developing the Concorde, we experienced an issue where the pilot couldn't see out of the cockpit. That's why we developed a mechanism in the nose called a Droop Snoot. "Droop Snoot?" Yes, the snoot, would droop. "The snoot drooped."

    +1 3.4 years ago
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    8,887 thepilot04

    wowowow

    3.6 years ago
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    8,223 GJW14

    @QingyuZhou Thanks! I used a 1:200 scale model, some close-ups and youtube footage, and high-quality wikipedia blueprints. It's also almost exactly 1:1 scale if you need a size reference.

    3.9 years ago
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    I am working on my own Concorde now, but might use your plane as a reference. :)

    3.9 years ago
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    I CLAIM ZIZ PLANE FOR FRANCE!

    3.9 years ago
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    8,223 GJW14

    @dootdootbananabus No. You could probably re-create it if you put a mini gun and shot the wing with it.

    3.9 years ago
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    18.5k NexusGaming

    @grantflys I meant in this plane

    3.9 years ago
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    8,223 GJW14

    @dootdootbananabus Yes, in real life, one of Air France’s Concordes (operating flight 4590) crashed on takeoff because a tire burst and tore holes into the hydraulic lines and fuel lines, combined with a double engine-failure due to the damage.

    3.9 years ago
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    18.5k NexusGaming

    @grantflys is there wheel explosion/flameout on this plane?

    3.9 years ago
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    How the heck did I not notice this? Lol

    3.9 years ago
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    8,223 GJW14

    @Iamsilverdahedgie Because when the Concorde was landing, it had a tendency to fly at a steep angle, and while flying at that angle, the pilots couldn’t see over the nose of the plane. So in order to solve the problem, the designers created the droop nose system, so the pilots could see over the nose.

    4.0 years ago
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    @grantflys why would the nose need to droop?

    4.0 years ago
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    92.7k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

    4.0 years ago
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    You can add my description in yours @grantflys

    4.0 years ago
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    8,223 GJW14

    @JackTheBestBoss I'm aware, I just forgot to add that into the description lol

    4.0 years ago
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    Tú-144 was first ssc plane, although Russian spies gathered many documents and blueprints on the Concorde and it was all copied. It's first flight was 3 months before the Concordes, but the Tú-144 was pretty horrible, uncomfortable, flawed, and loud.@grantflys

    4.0 years ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    You’re welcome.
    :D
    @Rhombus

    4.0 years ago
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    1,402 ItsZander

    I have officially found the best comment on this site @Awsomur

    4.0 years ago
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    31.1k Mostly

    A much deserved spotlight!

    4.0 years ago
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    40.0k Awsomur

    What a great plane!
    crashes because of debri
    Still a great plane!

    4.0 years ago
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    Best concorde on the website

    4.0 years ago
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