[PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

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[PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Dan » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:17 pm

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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!

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Neocon » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:52 pm

Nice work!
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by decaff_42 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:04 pm

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!

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by tigershark » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:13 pm

awesome work dan

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Doggeh1 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:06 pm

brilliant
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Gunny » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:26 pm

Beautifully executed ma boy. :D
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by MD5Ray01 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:58 pm

Well done. I'm gonna install this aircraft right away.
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Lucas_OR » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:17 pm

excellent!

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Hornet » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:27 am

Nice work Dan! Now YSFK can made OSAN AB 5th Reconnaissance Squadron's U-2! :D
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by ksh » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:02 am

good job! spendid work Dan...she is a beauty!

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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Dan » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:53 am

Thankyou guys. I really appreciate your comments. :)
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Re: [PACK] Lockheed U2 Spyplane

Post by Dragon_Mech » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:16 pm

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.
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