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SUNBURN - Apertus Class AGRAV Fighter

138k spefyjerbf  one year ago
Auto Credit Based on CK10's ultralight futuristic fighter challenge

“Dear Lord! Help me wear my wings tonight…”

The first heavily armed AGRAV fighter on SP has been made possible due to the dragScale attribute.
Controls
Activator 1: Heavy Energy Cannons (HY-EC) Online
Activator 2: VTOL mode
Activator 8: De-Activate primary weapons
VTOL: VTOL thrusters
Trim: Pitch orientation (When in VTOL mode)
When in VTOL
Trim controls pitch orientation
VTOL controls altitude
Pitch controls forward motion
Yaw controls Yaw
Useful for gunship-like combat, as well as autopiloting.
Miscellaneous Tips
Hovering in VTOL mode occurs when the bar is set to around 25%.
There is no lateral motion in VTOL. Sorry!
Fighting against ground targets may be best in VTOL mode.

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Quantitas PRIME
High-velocity rocket launcher. Launches cleaver warheads at very high speeds. Dumb rockets with aim assist.
1. Go to air-to ground, and select Cleaver
2. A very small reticle will appear, when the enemy is in it, a lock is instantly made.
3. When the enemy is in the reticle, launch a cleaver!

REFLEX Missiles
Augmented guardian missiles. Instantly lock, never miss, and have a 360-degree locking angle. They have a short range though. Select Guardian in your Air-To-Air weapons, and fire!

CORTEX Missiles
Augmented Interceptor missiles. Speed and accuracy have been improved. Select Interceptor in your Air-To-Air weapons, and fire!

LY-AR Pulse Gun
Low-Yield Alternating Repeaters. Fire them like any gun.

HY-EC Pulse Gun
High-Yield Energy Cannon. Packs a serious punch. Press activator 1, and then fire like any gun.

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AGRAV designs are vehicles that are extremely lightweight. The weight is kept unnaturally low, which gives AGRAV vehicles interesting flight characteristics. Acceleration is large, and the vehicle falls slowly in the absence of thrust – much like a feather. Such characteristics are perfect for a fighter, but until now, an AGRAV design could not mount a heavy armament.
Most commonly known by its codename, Sunburn, the Apertus Class fighter is the first dedicated AGRAV fighter to be designed by SPEcorp. While another SPEcorp fighter with an AGRAV hull, EXO – Orbis, previously existed, it was designed as a starfighter, and therefore wasn’t adequately suited for the niche that the Sunburn fighter would eventually occupy. To fill the AGRAV fighter niche, SPEcorp began an ambitious project in partnership with Laevitas Corp, a firm that specialized in AGRAV designs.
The airframe combines aspects of Laevitas’s debut AGRAV racer as well as SPEcorp’s Rapiditas AGRAV Racer. It is, however, heavier than an average AGRAV vehicle. Weighing around 500 pounds, the fighter exhibits faster drop rates than its racing counterparts but experiences no drawbacks in acceleration. Maneuverability, though, was intentionally decreased for user-friendliness.
While the airframe is certainly noteworthy, the Sunburn fighter’s weapons are of even greater importance to the design. For air-to-air combat, the fighter is exceptionally powerful long-range, and unstoppable at short-range. Long-Range confrontation utilizes the fighter’s CORTEX missile systems, which fire missiles that rarely miss. Short-range confrontation features the fighter’s REFLEX missiles in an extravagant display of completely unhinged combat. High speed and maneuverability combine with the fighter’s rapidly-firing REFLEX arrays to form the fighter’s dominant strategy for air-to-air combat – domination in close combat.
Air-to-Ground combat is accomplished almost exclusively by the fighter’s Quantitas PRIME weapon, the successor to the Quantitas Launcher. The mechanics of Quantitas PRIME differ heavily from its successor. The weapon exists between a cannon and launcher due to its high-velocity warheads. Additionally, an aim-assist function was added to the weapon – Quantitas PRIME is programmed to only fire at valid targets that have been correctly aimed at.
Finally, the Sunburn fighter has advanced gun-based weaponry at its disposal, in the form of two Pulse Gun variants. Its primary weapon is the Low-Yield Alternating Repeater (LY-AR), which fires pulses of energy at an accelerated rate. LY-AR guns are best used for dealing damage over time – particularly in air-to-air combat. Secondary to its gun-based arsenal is the High-Yield Energy Cannon (HY-EC). The cannon fires highly charge pulses of energy at a comparatively low rate, which can inflict massive instantaneous damage.

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 92.669
  • Wing Loading 14.6lbs/ft2 (71.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 33.3ft2 (3.1m2)
  • Drag Points 26067

Parts

  • Number of Parts 374
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    2,672 Imashovel

    @spefyjerbf i said that they are already have weight and drag removed but i will try the fuselage trick

    24 days ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @Imashovel Removing weight and drag should do the trick. Another way to add missiles is to embed them in the fuselage, so they don’t factor into the drag calculations.

    24 days ago
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    2,672 Imashovel

    Hey @spefyjerbf how did you get this to fly the same with many missiles???
    Im building a plane that is built with a similar flight style,
    It weighs 85 lbs and has a max speed of 400-500 mph
    But when just 6 missiles (weight and drag is removed) it becomes unflyable.
    I tested both your and my planes and the sunburn flys the same with or without missiles while mine becomes unflyable.
    Can you tell me how to fix this problem???

    24 days ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @DarkHunter19 No problem, thanks for asking!

    one month ago
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    @spefyjerbf Well that’s a shame, but thanks for helping me anyway.

    one month ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @DarkHunter19 Ah, iOS doesn't allow mods. Unfortunately, you will not be able to change the tracer color on your device.

    one month ago
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    @spefyjerbf Thank you, but is there any way to do it without mods because I don’t see a way to download mods into iOS, I see Android and PC/Steam but no iOS

    one month ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @DarkHunter19 Thank you! You can edit the laser color through XML. To do this, download the overload mod, then use it to edit the guns. After clicking around a bit, you will see an option for tracer color, with an associated hex color code. Enter a new hex color code to change the color.

    one month ago
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    @spefyjerbf Hello, I am new to this game and was trying to find a nice plane to download when I can across yours and instantly fell in love with it so much that I downloaded every other plane you had made. I changed up the color scheme of the Sunburn (I don’t do uploads since I can’t build anywhere near this level) and was wondering if you knew how to change the laser color, not the gun itself but what comes out of the gun, could you tell me how please.

    one month ago
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    @spefyjerbf Cool

    one month ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @4Dimensional Of course!

    one month ago
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    @spefyjerbf I have a question: would I be able to build in a similar style?

    one month ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @Implosionstrikez I’m sorry - I still do not understand. Do you mean that you like the controls with the gyro?

    3 months ago
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    yes i like the Orbis's controls a bit better and its easier to remember both

    3 months ago
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    and maybe even the instant brakes the Orbis has

    3 months ago
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    i meant pitch to adjust pitch, and vtol to adjust angle

    3 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf that and using vtol to adjust angle

    3 months ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @Implosionstrikez As in using trim to adjust pitch?

    3 months ago
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    can we get a Sunburn that has the same controls as the Orbis please?

    3 months ago
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    Hell yeah its to awsome!

    4 months ago
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    I usually play on low physics, and only found out how to fix it because I was seeing if my phone would run better settings without lagging, and luckily it does

    5 months ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @CyberNova Ah, sorry about that! I didn't test it with low physics.

    5 months ago
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    I really like it, except for the fact that when your physics setting is set to Low, the VTOL mode wobbles consistently and then the plane basically explodes when you land, no matter the speed

    5 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf oh! cool! im glad he returned simpleplanes to the channel

    +1 8 months ago
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    138k spefyjerbf

    @PositivePlanes I believe he did use this one! I don't have the link to the video, but he used it fairly shortly after I uploaded it.

    8 months ago
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