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theOneWithaChatBan #1 Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:44 AM

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just a small thing I know its a game  and you lot out there know better 

but did the  fx5u have a fixed undercarriage

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apartclassic #2 Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:49 AM

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Erm, you're mixing two planes together. The Pancake we have in game is a further development of the V-173, photo of which you posted.

 

https://en.wikipedia...ki/Vought_V-173 versus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_XF5U

 

'A developed version of the original V-173 prototype, the XF5U-1 was a larger aircraft. Of all-metal construction, it was almost five times heavier, with two 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2000 radial engines. The configuration was designed to create a low aspect ratio aircraft with low takeoff and landing speeds but high top speed'


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zen_monk_ #3 Posted 21 May 2020 - 11:51 AM

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Early testing was done with fixed undercarriage, one of the remaining is in that museum.

 

Later testing was done with retractable.

 


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GonerNL #4 Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:05 PM

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One wonders how WG got hold of the flying characteristics ... like a bunch of other 'paper planes'.

 

Although two aircraft were constructed, a lone XF5U-1 underwent ground runs but never overcame vibration problems. Taxi trials at Vought's Connecticut factory culminated in short "hops" that were not true flights



theOneWithaChatBan #5 Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:56 PM

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cheers guys thanks for the info. 




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