So much for making ugly hovers.
I first decided that I wasn't going to make this bot until foils were fixed, or buffed, or whatever it was the FJ planned to do sometime soon.
Then, I got impatient.
So this was the result.
This Y shaped plane is actually an idea that I came up with about 4 months ago when I was just looking over my old Aquilae series bombers. But at the time, that design was working perfectly fine, so I looked on and thought, "maybe another time."
Then air drag was introduced, more and more anti-air weapons were introduced, and my old trustworthy bomber was sent crashing into the depths of the non-meta.
So, a week ago, I decided to visit the aircraft rating thread on the forums, and have those guys tear my plane apart to come up with some advise. They did, and this product is the culmination of their advice with my styling to produce a slightly more functional bomber than before (but mostly my styling.)
I have very little combat experience with my design, thus the name, but with the limited encounters I've had, I must say that this design has quite a few improvements, and a few drawbacks as well.
For one, this design is certainly resilient. 2.2 million HP and some updated internals have led to the core of this design being very durable, and allowing it to crawl back to base after taking far too many flak shots.
Additionally, this design isn't too slow, clocking in at about 230 MPH, which for my bombers is quite fast (and more than fast enough for me), but some Mach plane builders may say this isn't enough.
The pitching on this plane is greatly improved from all of my previous bombers, due to the addition of foils instead of rudders on the tail of the plane.
And the firepower is enough to pump out quality damage, although I am thinking about a switch to lighter plasma as an experiment. Power does run low however.
Rolling in this is near impossible, as the plane does turn over, but it also turns 30 degrees doing so, so unless you are pitching while doing this to make crazy tight turns, it can throw you for a spin.
The plasmas have solid firing angles but the two connected to the wings are going to need a new mounting point, as they seem to fall off too quickly.
And last but not least, the design is massive, meaning that it is a flak haven, and its size doesn't help it in maneuvering low enough to deactivate flak.
Hope you guys enjoy, and feel free to throw me any suggestions, concerns, or general advice!