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H.M.A. Longest Course

87.2k Treadmill103  7 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Longest Course

Take-off

AG1 on to enable main propulsion. VTOL down half way to set canards in “Extra Lift” position. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run. Unstick occurs at 260mph TAS. Once airborne, VTOL centre to move canards to normal setting.

Maintain full throttle for climb, or throttle back and set trim as required. Long flights are carried out at about 20,000ft. Note that pitch authority is strong for take-off and landing; use gentle inputs in normal flight or use throttle and trim for altitude changes.

Landing

Use 10% Throttle for final descent with VTOL fully down. Maintain 10% throttle until touchdown then throttle off. VTOL up fully to engage braking thrusters.

Water Taxiing

AG1 off, AG2 on. Use Pitch for forward and reverse, use Roll to turn.

AG2 off, AG1 on for flight.

Crew

4 Flight crew consisting of Pilot, Second Pilot, Radio/Navigation & Flight Engineer.

Cabin crew varies according to mission requirements.

Built by Brent And Victrix Shipwright Company Southwest, with help from Salvage group 9.

Sponsored by Various companies in Southwest Trading Enclave.

AG1 Main Propulsion.
AG2 on, AG1 off Taxiing thrusters.
AG3 Landing lights and Wing Beacons.
AG4 Wing Running Lights.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Longest Course” fulfills the on-going requirements for large, long range aircraft that can carry passengers, cargo or troops as required. Built from the salvaged hull of an Ekranoplan of unknown origin, the craft will operate as part of the “All Points” initiative to equip the fleet with fast, long range transports serving ports that have limited facilities.

Footnote

Large-scale weirdness this time. This is a mashup of 2 pictures I saw a long time ago, so mostly from memory, of a huge flying boat with engines on a front fin, and the other a small canard glider with high wings on a V tail arrangement. The end result is....errrr.....

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 298.2ft (90.9m)
  • Length 216.7ft (66.0m)
  • Height 50.4ft (15.3m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 125,768lbs (57,047kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 6.539
  • Wing Loading 12.4lbs/ft2 (60.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 10,145.4ft2 (942.5m2)
  • Drag Points 41630

Parts

  • Number of Parts 474
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I went all out for a radical look on this build!@FlyingThings

    3 months ago
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    45.7k FlyingThings

    Extraordinary wing placement
    Love it!

    3 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks!@TheNightmareCompany

    5 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I’ve seen this layout a few times while browsing and decided to put my own interpretation on it. I’ve been having a planned break from building so also kinda MIA@jselbach

    5 months ago
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    1,967 jselbach

    Sorry, been MIA, really love this one. Pretty sure I know the influence but really well executed, as always.

    5 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks! Wide too! I think one of my old builds may have a wider wingspan but I wanted to do a really big flying boat. Something much smaller next time.@GenrichTitov

    5 months ago
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    43.9k GenrichTitov

    L O N G

    5 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I figured I needed a really large flying boat for the HMA series. It’s a pain in the designer though, especially the wide wings!@MAHADI

    6 months ago
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    132k MAHADI

    Whoa! That's big!

    6 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@11qazxc

    6 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@DarkRainbow2

    +1 6 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Zanedavid

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Yeah I wanted a large scale machine for the H.M.A. Series! Big builds are a bit of a pain in the designer though!@AviownCorp

    +1 7 months ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    This is huge!!

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Yep you nailed it! A crazy hybrid monster!@idk201011323

    7 months ago
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    when an ekranoplan and an antonov love each other very much...

    7 months ago
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    40.2k Sadboye12

    np! lookin very funky as always

    +1 7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks!@MDDJB

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you as always!@JettStorm

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Sadboye12

    +1 7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Vukasin123king

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@Liquidfox01

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Pianoman

    7 months ago
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! It’s pretty radical to be sure!@GCPrototypes

    +1 7 months ago
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    7,858 GCPrototypes

    I really like this design!

    7 months ago
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