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Hognose (PGM02)

12.8k Iota  1.2 years ago
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Auto Credit Based on Iota's Hognose (PGM02)

Foreword

The Hognose is my first upload on SP, but it will definitely not be my last.

It took a total of 6 days for this build to be completed, throughout
this journey, I received help from friends and strangers alike.
And now, I would like to thank those who have helped me,
without all of you, I would not have come this far on my own.

Overview


The Hognose is the second ship of the Garter class gunboats,
a class of gunboats known for their heavy weaponry and speed.

An all-around fun craft to fly! Fast and maneuverable, and packing a literal nuclear punch, this ship flies fast and hits hard. It's defensive systems keep it from being harassed by ground-based and air-based missile systems, and its offensive weaponry wipes the floor with the enemies!
-Thelegitpilot13

Fitted with powerful cannons, Hognose is intended to easily
take on ground targets and raid bases while protecting itself
from fighters with its powerful anti-air guns.

Weaponry


Main battery (AG 2 and 3)
The main battery is made up of 8x1 750mm/29.5in main guns,
with 4 pointing to the front and another 4 pointing to the rear.
These cannons are rotatable 90° to the left and right and are
able to elevate from 0° to 45°.

Secondary guns (AG 4)

The port and starboard are each equipped with 8x2 325mm/13in guns.
These guns can all be elevated 45° and rotatable 180°, 135°, and 90° respectively.

AA guns (AG 1)
There is a total of 17 AA guns carefully placed on each part of the ship.
All of the guns can be elevated 45° and are also rotatable 180°, 135°, and 90° respectively.

Railgun (AG 5)

Of course, the most powerful weapon is theHognose's railgun.
At 200000mm/7900in, most ground targets can be taken down in one hit.
On top of that, it also features an automatically opening/closing nose
to reveal the railgun. (courtesy of Thelegitpilot13)

Internal mechanisms

Now, this is where the real magic comes in.

Hognose utilizes the nutshell theory to stay afloat in the air,
the nutshell theory is where a large mold that has 0 mass and drag
is built onto a small internal plane.
Maneuverability is totally concentrated on the internal plane, nicknamed the nut,
where the exterior, nicknamed the nutshell does not interfere with the flying.

Below, we could see a heavily damaged Hognose.

the reason that it can still fly like this is because of the nut inside the plane

As long as the nut stays intact, Hognose can still fly and maneuver no matter how badly damaged
the nutshell is.

Controls

Pitch: pitches the ship up
Yaw: turns the ship left and right
Roll: Rolls the ship

Grouping
AG1: AA guns (VTOL+TRIM)
AG2: Back-facing main guns (VTOL+TRIM)
AG3: Front-facing main guns (VTOL+TRIM)
AG4: Secondary guns (VTOL+TRIM)
AG5: Railgun (Nose automatically opens/closes)
AG7: VTOL nozzles control
AG8: Gyroscope

Tips
When engaging, deactivate gyroscope, it makes maneuvering easier
When cruising, activate the gyroscope for stability.
Always turn off gyroscope when evading anti-air fire

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Special thanks to:

Thelegitpilot13 for providing help, testing out and making additional changes to the Hognose and many of my other projects,
Shadowed for providing suggestions on my builds,
Xeurith for listening to my insane ramblings and theories,
the countless people that had lent me a helping hand,
and most importantly, you too, whoever is reading this right now.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Hognose (PGM02)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 51.2ft (15.6m)
  • Length 252.6ft (77.0m)
  • Height 81.3ft (24.8m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,201lbs (2,812kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.986
  • Wing Loading 17.7lbs/ft2 (86.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 351.2ft2 (32.6m2)
  • Drag Points 0

Parts

  • Number of Parts 854
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    6,317 Site

    @ThomasRoderick lmao I did too

    +1 one year ago
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    I know I'm going to hell for this, but... am I the only one giggling from the word "nut"?

    +1 one year ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @Trollium aww thats so nice :D

    1.1 years ago
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    2,876 Sosig1

    This deserve a lot more upvotes lol

    1.1 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @Zanedavid Thank you!

    +2 1.1 years ago
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    9,254 Zanedavid

    Damnnn son he’s Chunky af! Nice work

    1.1 years ago
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    @Mobius1ISAF
    Ah.

    1.2 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @ArcturusAerospace Aye, don't worry about it, we are always getting better!
    And about the Nut inside the Nutshell, I used a simple single-engine plane with 7 verticle stabilizers to yaw. If you wanna locate it, zoom in to the center, the Nut is located somewhere under the bridge.

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    How does it turn so well?

    1.2 years ago
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    @Mobius1ISAF
    I've been playing for years and still a noob :)

    1.2 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @spefyjerbf Much appreciated! I will work hard toward my goals

    +2 1.2 years ago
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    156k spefyjerbf

    Thanks! It looks like you are well on your way. This is an excellent first build.

    1.2 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @spefyjerbf I am very honored to hear that from you, and I am also intrigued by the details of your creations! One day I hope to be able to achieve your level of detail on creations as well!

    +2 1.2 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @ArcturusAerospace Aw thanks! But don't say that... I am still relatively new to this game, it will take a while before I get used to everything :p

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    156k spefyjerbf

    Very nice, especially for a first build. Great build, and good job explaining the theory. While variations of this technique have been done before, you are the first to put a name on it, and execute it well.

    1.2 years ago
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    @Mobius1ISAF
    It is the best spaceship here, possibly better than @spefyjerbf 's.

    1.2 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @Makerofplanes Thanks! I thought that I should make something nicer if I wanted to upload it :)

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    12.8k Iota

    @ArcturusAerospace Thank you!

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    Very advanced for a first upload. This is better than most of my stuff

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    Sweet!

    1.2 years ago