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[PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:17 pm
by Dan
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The Lockheed U2 spyplane is a high altitude reconnaissance aircraft built by Lockheed skunk works for the United States Air Force. The aircraft was built 1957 and is still in operational service today.The aircraft is nicknamed the "Dragon Lady" due to it's 4 knot approx stall/over speed margin which is also referred to as "coffin corner". I hope you enjoy flying/spying in this legendary aircraft!

Credits:
Daniel - Model, repaints and decals (NASA, 9thRW, NCC-1701)
David - Flight performance tuning
BNI - Air Combat Command Decal

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:52 pm
by Neocon
Nice work!
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:04 pm
by decaff_42
Just flew around for an hour getting a feel of the aircraft. Some notes about performance

0-30kft it is like a rocket ship. Full throttle gives you amazing speed/climb.
30-40k is slow going but you do get up there. The neutral (no trim or stick input) gamma of the aircraft switches from really positive (30 gamma) to somewhat negative (-5 to -10 gamma) (gamma is flight path angle above/below horizon)
40-50k This is where things get challenging. Maintaining airspeed and climbing (really slowly) is a challenge
50-60k This is where it gets really really tough to climb. With full fuel at start I couldn't get above 57k. With 25% fuel on start I was down to 5% fuel at 60k and could not really maintain that altitude. I also had about 10 degrees AoA and was slipping back towards a stall. The whole way from 40-60k It felt like I was on the back side of the power curve and really fighting to get every foot I could, all the while loosing speed.

All in all an excellent aircraft. I was a little disappointed by not getting to 70kft but knowing YSFlight limitations, the control realism in the upper altitude above 40k more than made up for it!

Why are you reading this? DOWNLOAD IT ALREADY!

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:13 pm
by tigershark
awesome work dan

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:06 pm
by Doggeh1
brilliant

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:26 pm
by Gunny
Beautifully executed ma boy. :D

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:58 pm
by MD5Ray01
Well done. I'm gonna install this aircraft right away.

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:17 pm
by lorDuckFeet
excellent!

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:27 am
by Hornet
Nice work Dan! Now YSFK can made OSAN AB 5th Reconnaissance Squadron's U-2! :D

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:02 am
by ksh
good job! spendid work Dan...she is a beauty!

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:53 am
by Dan
Thankyou guys. I really appreciate your comments. :)

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:16 pm
by Dragon_Mech
i like this aircraft alot.and she handels better than i though she would. if it's ok with you Dan & Dave, i'd like to try and give the dragon lady the ability to breath fire.

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:58 pm
by Indy
Excuse the date gap, but does anyone mind re-hosting this?

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:46 pm
by Luisitoo
Indy wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Excuse the date gap, but does anyone mind re-hosting this?
Welsh's addon pack has the U2 pack in it, not sure if this helps but i figured id pass this information : D

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:22 pm
by Indy
Luisitoo wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Welsh's addon pack has the U2 pack in it, not sure if this helps but i figured id pass this information : D
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:21 pm
by Dan
Thanks for spotting this, i’ve updated the link to re-direct to the Welsh Addons Hangar forum post