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Boeing B-14 ''Heckler'' American Flying Wing

27.8k SteadfastContracting  5.2 years ago

- HISTORY/BACKSTORY
The Boeing B-14 "Heckler" was the American answer to the Horten Ho 229 light bomber. It could fly at advanced speeds for its time and could carry quite the payload. Its flaws were that it lacked the fuel to complete some missions of longer distances, and the other flaw was that it was slightly unstable when pitching and rolling at the same time.
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- INSTRUCTIONS
1. Flight controls are normal.
2. Act. 1 and a combination of the VTOL and TRIM bars control the turret.
3. Act. 2 and VTOL bar controls the vertical inclination of the cockpit and the big guns in the front.
4. Act. 7 and VTOL bar up drops the missile rack.
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- Notes
I had fun building this but it was a pain in some areas. For example, the control areas are only moved by rotators. Also, don't make the turret fire without elevating it a bit when it is pointing anywhere near the inlet looking things. Anyways, have fun and don't crash!

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 76.4ft (23.3m)
  • Length 46.4ft (14.1m)
  • Height 9.4ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight 39,586lbs (17,956kg)
  • Loaded Weight 79,878lbs (36,232kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.532
  • Wing Loading 96.8lbs/ft2 (472.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 825.1ft2 (76.7m2)
  • Drag Points 21734

Parts

  • Number of Parts 223
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    4,713 Dylanspin

    Np @SteadfastContracting

    4.0 years ago
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    Oh, okay. Thanks man!
    @Dylanspin

    4.0 years ago
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    4,713 Dylanspin

    I was looking trough your build becouse you upvoted one of my builds @SteadfastContracting

    4.0 years ago
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    Thanks man, but what made you upvote such an old design?
    @Dylanspin

    4.0 years ago
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    I did, it looks nice!
    @Mumpsy

    4.7 years ago
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    73.7k Mumpsy

    @SteadfastContracting If you get a chance check out my "Flying Nuclear Wing". I went asymmetrical on the wings. Didn't want it to be to easy! ;-)

    4.7 years ago
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    That's a good idea. I've never tried it but still sounds good.
    @Mumpsy

    4.7 years ago
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    73.7k Mumpsy

    @SteadfastContracting Agreed. I also like making multiple pieced wings and elevators and adjusting the flat bottom\symetric\semi symmetric settings to fine tune balance.

    4.7 years ago
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    Yeah, it sounds like you are on the right track. It helps to put the stabilizers as far back as possible. It gets tricky with the COM & COL but you almost always want the COL behind the COM, if I'm not mistaken.
    @Mumpsy

    4.7 years ago
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    73.7k Mumpsy

    @SteadfastContracting I am always open to advice. Seems like it has to be a specific shape if I am not mistaken. Kinda shaped like a boomerang? Also seems like vertical stabilizers are usually attached on the outer part of the wings. I lost alot of my stuff I didn't upload when my last tablet went kablewy! So I have to start from scratch. I have a few ideas that I think will help, such as using unbendable wings. Regular wings were giving me some attaching issues. Also, I have a little better grasp of how to set up the Cot and Cog. I am going to start work one now. I need a new project anyways.

    4.7 years ago
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    Yeah, most plane have a really hard time without a rear vertical stabilizer. If you need help, I may be able to give it.
    @Mumpsy

    4.7 years ago
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    73.7k Mumpsy

    @SteadfastContracting I kinda like the flying wing concept. I keep making flying wings but nothing worth showing off. Most wouldn't even fly. So I was checking yours out. She flies great BTW. Seems like your tail elevator may play a role in keeping it from"rolling" a$$ over applecart.

    4.7 years ago
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    Thanks @Mumpsy
    Can I ask, what made you look at this...

    4.7 years ago
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    15.5k Sparrow007

    @SteadfastContracting Np! I like it very much!

    4.7 years ago
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    Thanks man, hope you like it!
    @Sparrow007

    4.8 years ago
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    20.3k SimpleEric

    No problem!

    5.1 years ago
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    Thanks @SimpleEric

    5.1 years ago
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    Thanks @GluonicGaming

    5.2 years ago
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    @laSoul Thanks! I think it just might.

    5.2 years ago
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    83.2k laSoul

    @SteadfastContracting That's sweet! G'luck passing the grand prix test!

    5.2 years ago
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    @laSoul Okay, cool. Well thank you and if you're interested, I have a really nice handling car coming sometime today.

    5.2 years ago
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    83.2k laSoul

    @SteadfastContracting lol I'm soon to upvote more, but I'm testing out a bunch more and I really liked how this one was!

    5.2 years ago
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    Thanks @laSoul
    I'm honored that you would choose to upvote 2 of my designs.

    5.2 years ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @SteadfastContracting sure, one second, I'll have to redo it as I downloaded your latest upload over the top of it XD

    5.2 years ago
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    @Squirrel Hm... Can I see it?

    5.2 years ago
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