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C-41 "Sea-Spray" Search and Rescue

27.8k SteadfastContracting  5.2 years ago

First off, this is for the Anything CHALLENGE and should be a successor. Cool Features category and the Looks category is where this fits in.
Secondly, this is my first seaplane with my first bout of any kind.
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HISTORY/BACKSTORY-
-The Coast Guard and NATO operations needed a reliable seaplane that could repeatedly land and takeoff on the water. They needed it to be able to fly continually for days while still having livable and comfortable crew quarters. The "Sea-Spray" could fly for days and not need to land. It had sleeping quarters for eight crew members and enough food stores for months of flying. It had a full galley kitchen with a gas stove, an electric oven, and a built in toaster for anything you could dream of cooking. It could carry a crew of 16 if they worked opposite shifts and still have plenty of provisions.
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CONTROLS-
-Trim to trim when no other Act. are on (except Act.8 because that's for the main plane engines)
Act. 1 turns on the deck lights.
Act. 2 turns on the search lights and unlocks the controls for the rear searchlight that is controlled with the VTOL Bar and the Trim Bar.
Act. 3 drops the small patrol boat. To use you must turn off Act.8 so the plane won't take off without you knowing. Keep the throttle under 5% at all times or it will definitely over-speed the engines. Yaw to steer. To go forward or backward, us the VTOL Bar to adjust the blade pitch. Put the VTOL Bar almost all of the way up/down (or it will over-speed) and slowly bring it back towards the middle. If you get the over-speed warning, just slide it back away from the middle. I found that 3% of the throttle and the VTOL Bar down just a little under the middle of the two lowest notches gave the best results.
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FINAL NOTES-
- I hope you enjoy this as I took quite a bit of time to make it right. The flight characteristics were wonky at first but now it is pretty stable. I'd wait to takeoff until you get up to around 190 MPH. Have fun and please give me feedback!

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 63.3ft (19.3m)
  • Length 57.4ft (17.5m)
  • Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 24,321lbs (11,032kg)
  • Loaded Weight 59,814lbs (27,131kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.142
  • Wing Loading 57.7lbs/ft2 (281.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,035.9ft2 (96.2m2)
  • Drag Points 15477

Parts

  • Number of Parts 390
  • Control Surfaces 18
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    Oh, cool. Thanks then!
    @GenrichTitov

    4.6 years ago
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    43.9k GenrichTitov

    @SteadfastContracting i found it the most outstanding of the planes on your front page

    4.6 years ago
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    Hey, thanks! I thought so too. What made you look at something so old?
    @GenrichTitov

    4.6 years ago
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    43.9k GenrichTitov

    Nice wing covering

    4.6 years ago
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    Thanks @vamad88

    5.1 years ago
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    Thanks @OldColonel

    5.2 years ago
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    Thanks @VladCelTroll

    5.2 years ago
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    Thanks @zed

    5.2 years ago
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    @Flyingtacos Okay.

    5.2 years ago
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    8,614 Flyingtacos

    Yeah @SteadfastContracting

    5.2 years ago
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    I just thought you might want to see the seaplane I came up with.
    @DisferGoatz

    5.2 years ago
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    @AviownCorp Yeah.

    5.2 years ago
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    Thanks @Flyingtacos
    This good enough?

    5.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @SteadfastContracting hm and very good performance

    5.2 years ago
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    @AviownCorp

    5.2 years ago
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    Yeah they fit pretty well anywhere.

    5.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @SteadfastContracting I like to use it in every plane

    5.2 years ago
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    @AviownCorp I believe that is what I used in the large plane.

    5.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @SteadfastContracting the first type of propeller is the best from my point of view. It is lightweight and produces lesser drag

    5.2 years ago
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    @AviownCorp They are on the heavyweight plane.

    5.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @SteadfastContracting hm for a plane more than 20000 lbs you need extra powerful engine

    5.2 years ago
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    @AviownCorp I know.
    Example of modded props for extra power: Here
    Example of lightweight airplane: Here

    5.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @SteadfastContracting one thing I have learned that if you wanna build a propeller drivien plane then either you must use powerful engines or make it light weight

    5.2 years ago
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    @AviownCorp Duly noted, thank you. I'm making another version for the Battle Boat Challenge.

    5.2 years ago
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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @SteadfastContracting ok but reducing weight will be helpful in case of take off

    5.2 years ago
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