[COMPETITION] Nov 2021: Scaled Composites VTOL

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[COMPETITION] Nov 2021: Scaled Composites VTOL

Post by waspe414 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:56 am

The year is 1993. You have been hired as an engineer at Scaled Composites.

Burt Rutan has tasked you with designing a civilian (and optionally military) vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a capacity of 6 passengers or 1000kg cargo. Designs should feel similar to existing Scaled Composites aircraft to maintain brand identity. Unconventional designs are embraced

Powerplant: any
Range: more than 200nm
Speed: more than 200kt
Cargo capacity: 1000kg or 6 passengers
Service ceiling: more than 20,000ft

The competition will run until January 31st, 2022, followed by a community vote for the winner.
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Looking for inspiration? List of Rutan's and Scaled's aircraft
Want to design but are unable to build models? Feel free to team up

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YSFlight related requirements
Aircraft should be built to HQPGAC Standard with a face count limit of 5000
Submissions will be compiled into a single download for voting, and should be ready to be packed (.dat, visual, and collision files required, cockpit and coarse files optional)
Pack filepath will be user/modcomp/202111/[username]/
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Re: [COMPETITION] Nov 2021: Scaled Composites VTOL

Post by tigershark » Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:24 pm

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ABOUT THE ST-55 RHINO facts

Multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing
(STOL) capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range,
high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.


Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce T406-AD-400 turboprop/turboshaft engines, 6,150 hp (4,590 kW) each maximum at 15,000 rpm at sea level, 59 °F (15 °C)
5,890 hp (4,392 kW) maximum continuous at 15,000 rpm at sea level, 59 °F (15 °C)

Range: 428 nm

Speed: Maximum take-off weight VTO: 47,500 lb (21,546 kg)
Maximum take-off weight STO: 55,000 lb (24,948 kg)
Maximum take-off weight STO, ferry: 60,500 lb (27,442 kg)

maximum speed from 250 knots (460 km/h; 290 mph) to 270 knots (500 km/h; 310 mph)

Cargo capacity: 25 troops (seated), 40 troops (floor loaded), or
20,000 lb (9,070 kg) of internal cargo, or up to 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of external cargo (dual hook)
1× M1161 Growler light internally transportable ground vehicle[259][260]

Service ceiling: increase helicopter mode altitude limit from 10,000 feet (3,000 m) to 20,000 feet
(3,700 m) or 22,000 feet (4,300 m), and increase lift performance.

fuel: Fuel capacity:
Ferry maximum 4,451 US gal (3,706 imp gal; 16,850 L) x3 extra tanks

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Re: [COMPETITION] Nov 2021: Scaled Composites VTOL

Post by waspe414 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:13 pm

Introducing the Scaled Composites Aerovert

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Capacity: 8 passengers (civ model) or 1000kg load VTOL, 3500kg load CTOL
2000kg fuel allows a 2400km range, with an optional 400kg centerline tank adding another 500km to some models

Capable of loading four AGM-114 Hellfires, 26 rockets or 2 AIM-9s, and a Mk.82 freefall bomb or 400kg fuel tank on the light ground attack variant; four hardpoints up to 750kg each of anti-ship or anti-submarine weaponry, plus sonobuoys in the ASW role; or a dorsal AESA radar and two AIM-9s for self defence on the AEW version

Powered by the venerable PT-6, driveshafts pass power from either engine to either propeller, allowing for safe* engine-out conditions in all flight modes. When not required, the aft propeller can be braked and feathered to reduce cruise drag or improve ground crew quality of life when loading cargo by the rear door

With a base cost of 3.5 million USD, the Scaled Composites Aerovert is a fantastic choice whether saving, taking, or enjoying life


*safe engine-out conditions may include high-speed ground-assisted braking after rapid descent with sudden thrust loss. Contact your doctor if you think safe engine-out conditions are right for you. May induce dizziness, loss of consciousness, irritibility, death, or sudden weight loss. Scaled Composites is not responsible for lost limbs, life, or lunch as a result of ground-assisted braking
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Re: [COMPETITION] Nov 2021: Scaled Composites VTOL

Post by waspe414 » Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:02 pm

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