Mudskipper EDFX

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Mudskipper EDFX

Post by Grigor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:02 am

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Just when you thought it was safe to go flying...

DESIGN / BACKSTORY:
The Mudskipper EDFX (Electric Ducted Fan eXperimental) is an attempt to incorporate a number of recent aeronautical trends and desired handling characteristics into a single design.

A hybrid powerplant of two small internal jet engines drives generators to power 32 electric fans (8 per wing) which blow across four independent control surfaces. These allow for extreme manoeuvrability down to a very slow (~20 knot ~37kmh) stall speed. The clean, tight handing (and easy piloting) is achieved through a semi-autonomous flight control system.

Originally conceived as a race / recreation plane, the tough foam-metal 3D-printed airframe was created with military applications in mind, with room for internal stores, toughened landing gear and armoured cockpit. The Mudskipper is fitted with a 30mm cannon and four hardpoints, carrying up to 76 rockets. Two ventral 6x6 dispensers carry up to 76 flares.

The Mudskipper shines in close support, counter insurgency and AA suppression roles.

INSTALL:
Just copy the aircraft and user folders to your YSFLIGHT folder. This plane comes with custom flares and weaponry including tracer bullets / muzzle flash.
A target indicator appears when an object is within range of the gun.
Use the velocity indicator to aim the rockets from anything up to 10 miles away.

MODEL:
I've tried to keep the dnm as small as possible using repeated components (landing gear, the fan ducts, numbers, markings, anything with a high poly count.) I've also placed items in the dat file in a different order for easier modification.

CREDITS:
I have borrowed some components from various downloads, though I can't recall exactly which came from where. The pilot / helmet, the flare dispensers, the external weapons. parts for the hardpoints and the gun range indicator mechanisms all came from various weapon packs or from other planes. Most of these I've heavily modified, or re-painted. If you see anything familiar and would like credit (or would like the object withdrawn) let me know, otherwise remember that plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks to all modders who put their creations out there for the rest of us to be inspired by.

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Re: Mudskipper EDFX

Post by Grigor » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:08 am

Any comments or feedback would be appreciated. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Re: Mudskipper EDFX

Post by Swift » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:14 am

Oh hey! This is actually quite a nice little design. Looking through the DNM i'm very impressed. Everything is clean and tidy. The model looks rather detailed for its small size. I haven't popped it into YS yet but i'll edit the post when I take it for a spin.

Good job!
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