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The Raven is an experimental VTOL general purpose light fighter, designed to supercede the XF-34 Yasha. The Raven can perform very easy takeoffs and landings using its single afterburning lift fan, it can even support up to 1 ton of additional cargo. More cargo can be added on if you are willing to sacrifice VTOL for STOVL. The aircraft has surprisingly good handling qualities past its stall speed, because the airframe is so short, the two vectoring engines have unusually strong control authority.
General info for flying:
4- Toggle flaps 5- Toggle bay doors 6- Toggle lift fan 7- Toggle rear engines 9- Toggle afterburners
To do a vertical takeoff, press 4, 5, and 6, and push the throttle up to 100%. To transition to horizontal flight, press 4, 6, 7, 5 (always ensure you kill the engine before you close the bay doors, or explodey things will happen). Once you are stable, you can ignite the afterburners by pressing 9. For the rest of the action groups, simply hit the
action groups tab near the top of the page.
Side note: When flying in VTOL mode, it’s best to have a little forward airspeed to help with stability and control. Also, flying backwards is a very very bad idea.
The Raven may be a general purpose VTOL aircraft, but it is no slouch in a dogfight.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 56
- Mods: 3
- Adjustable Landing Gear
- BahamutoD’s Armory
- Squad (stock)
The world is your landing site!
Lose some parts in a fight? Worry not! She’s very durable.
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