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The '''Tupolev Tu-144''' (NATO: Charger) supersonic transport (SST) was the first of the two supersonic passenger [[:Category:Airliners|airliners]] to fly.  The other one was the [[Concorde]].
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The '''Tupolev Tu-144''' (NATO: Charger) supersonic transport (SST) was the first of the two supersonic passenger [[:Category:Airliners|airliners]] to fly, the other one being the [[Concorde]]. Tu-144's unique retractable canard brings its takeoff/landing speeds close to those of conventional airliners, allowing to use the same airports.
  
The aircraft is unique for its retractable canards, which enable takeoff/landing at speeds not much higher than those of conventional airliners.
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The Tu-144 addon for FlightGear has been developed by Michael Danilov since April 2015 and aims to accurately model the latest, long-range, variant of the aircraft (Tu-144D). It can be installed with the [[FlightGear_Qt_launcher|QT launcher]] using this hangar URL: https://gitlab.com/mdanil/Tu-144_hangar/raw/master/catalog.xml
  
== FlightGear model ==
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The highlights, as of November 2020, are:
The project was conceived in July 2014 and has been active since April 2015.
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Its goal is to accurately model flight dynamics, systems and instruments of the Tu-144 entirely in JSBSim.
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catalog.xml for the [[FlightGear_Qt_launcher|QT launcher]]: https://gitlab.com/mdanil/Tu-144_hangar/raw/master/catalog.xml
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* [[DATCOM]] FDM agrees with normal flight perf in the whole range of fuel and payload.
  
== Current status ==
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* FCS, engines, systems and most instruments follow the POH.
May 2019.
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* visual converted from FSX with due care;
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* Normal flight's procedures are fully covered in Checklists window, most of them also work in Tutorials.
  
* [[DATCOM]] FDM with experimental aeroservoelastics and ground effect;
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* Detailed visual, adapted from from Nikita Konstantinov's FSX add-on with slight improvements, almost fully syncs over MP.
  
* control in agreement with POH;
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* Automated crew reduces the simulation-related workload by reading some instruments and doing some landing/RTO actions.
  
* reasonable autopilot based on the documentation for [[Tu-154B]];
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* Both realistic autostart and [[State_Overlay_System|state overlays]] have been implemented, allowing for quick testing and debugging.
 
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* plausible navigation stack with the Orbita-10 FMC, [https://github.com/yuriknsk/tu154b/blob/master/Navaids/rsbn.dat RSBN] support, mobile RSBN and mobile Katet landing system;
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* complete set of cockpit warnings;
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* engines, systems and most instruments following POH;
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* automated crew: callouts and landing/RTO actions;
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* [[State_Overlay_System|state overlays]] and realistic autostart;
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* correct animation, sounds, view and particle effects in multiplayer;
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* basic damage;
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* visibility of [[Sukhoi_Su-15|Su-15 MPClash]] missiles;
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* [[Mumble|Mumble]] control;
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* [https://gitlab.com/mdanil/flightgear-autopush Autopush] automatic pushback.
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== Known issues ==
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* much of the cockpit is still only represented by PUI dialogs;
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* most of the completed panels have no text.
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== Characteristics and performance ==
 
== Characteristics and performance ==
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| Max landing || 132,000 kg
 
| Max landing || 132,000 kg
 
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| Fuel max || 98,000 kg
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| Fuel max || 106,000 kg
 
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| Payload max || 15,000 kg
 
| Payload max || 15,000 kg
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! colspan="2" align="left" | Altitude
 
! colspan="2" align="left" | Altitude
 
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| Cruise || 16,500..19,500 m
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| Cruise || 16,000..18,500 m
 
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| Practical ceiling || 19,700 m
 
| Practical ceiling || 19,700 m
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! colspan="2" align="left" | Range
 
! colspan="2" align="left" | Range
 
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| Max fuel, 7,000 kg payload || 6500 km
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| Max fuel, 7,500 kg payload || 5700 km
 
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Revision as of 18:46, 26 November 2020

Tupolev Tu-144
Tu-144D, USSS.jpg
Type Airliner, Supersonic aircraft
Configuration Canard aircraft, Delta-wing aircraft
Propulsion Quadjet (Jet aircraft, Four-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer Tupolev
Author(s)
  • Michael Danilov (FDM, Systems, Cockpit, 2014-)
  • Nikita Konstantinov (3D, 2019)
FDM JSBSim
--aircraft= Tu-144D
Status Production
 FDM Stars-4.png
 Systems Stars-5.png
 Cockpit Stars-3.png
 Model Stars-5.png
Supports Checklists Tutorials
Development
 Repository The development repository of the Tupolev Tu-144.
Download Download the Tupolev Tu-144 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This aircraft is NOT available under the GNU GPL 2, the primary license of the FlightGear project. This means that parts cannot be reused in the official FlightGear repositories.

The Tupolev Tu-144 (NATO: Charger) supersonic transport (SST) was the first of the two supersonic passenger airliners to fly, the other one being the Concorde. Tu-144's unique retractable canard brings its takeoff/landing speeds close to those of conventional airliners, allowing to use the same airports.

The Tu-144 addon for FlightGear has been developed by Michael Danilov since April 2015 and aims to accurately model the latest, long-range, variant of the aircraft (Tu-144D). It can be installed with the QT launcher using this hangar URL: https://gitlab.com/mdanil/Tu-144_hangar/raw/master/catalog.xml

The highlights, as of November 2020, are:

  • DATCOM FDM agrees with normal flight perf in the whole range of fuel and payload.
  • FCS, engines, systems and most instruments follow the POH.
  • Normal flight's procedures are fully covered in Checklists window, most of them also work in Tutorials.
  • Detailed visual, adapted from from Nikita Konstantinov's FSX add-on with slight improvements, almost fully syncs over MP.
  • Automated crew reduces the simulation-related workload by reading some instruments and doing some landing/RTO actions.
  • Both realistic autostart and state overlays have been implemented, allowing for quick testing and debugging.

Characteristics and performance

Weight
Empty 99,200 kg
Max T/O 207,000 kg
Normal T/O < 180,000 kg
Max landing 132,000 kg
Fuel max 106,000 kg
Payload max 15,000 kg
Speed
Cruise Mach 1.9..2.1
Max at 19,000 m Mach 2.15
Pattern 340 km/h IAS (~ 350 km/h TAS)
Approach 290 km/h IAS (~300 km/h TAS)
Altitude
Cruise 16,000..18,500 m
Practical ceiling 19,700 m
Range
Max fuel, 7,500 kg payload 5700 km

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