This is my design of the Yak-43, the successor to the VTOL Yak-141 that never reached production stage.
In fact, Lockheed Martin bought the design of Yak-141 from the Yakovlev Design Bureau to build F-35. So actually F-35 is a successor to Yak-141. They share the same lifting configuration and their main nozzles' rotary joints.
Auto stabilized (Fakopter[forum.spiderlinggames.co.uk])
Balloon stabilizer and VTOL mode controls disengage when turning into plane mode
Cosmetic engines as gyroscopic stabilizers
VTOL, STOL capability
2 weightless missiles
Simple to control
- Arrow keys --- pitch and roll
- L-alt, R-ctrl --- yaw
- Z, X --- ac/decelerate in plane mode, a/descend in VTOL mode
- L-ctrl --- start engine
- C, V, B --- VTOL, STOL, plane mode
- 1, 2 --- missiles
- Q, E --- cameras
Center Keyboard Control:
- R T Y
F G H --- pitch, roll, yaw
- M, J, U --- VTOL, STOL, plane mode
MODES: (and how to fly it)
VTOL mode: Vertical take off/landing
Take off: Start the engine with L-ctrl and go up with with Z (ascend).
Landing: Go dwon with X (descend) and turn off the engine with L-ctrl.
Move around: Arrow keys or TFGH.
STOL mode: short take off/landing
Take off: Start the engine with L-ctrl and accelerate with with Z.
Landing: Turn off the engine with L-ctrl and control its speed with Z & X.
VTOL mode -> Plane mode: Hold B. Accelerate with Z to prevent altitude loss.
Plane mode -> VTOL mode: Hold C. Pitch up to stop the aircraft faster.
STOL mode -> Plane mode: hold B.
Plane mode -> STOL mode: Hold C.
Vertical take off and transform to plane mode.
Transform to VTOL mode in flight.
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