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#Experimental Exclusive Drag and Drop

SAVAGE CARBON - STOL REALISM MOD

A more powerful, stronger and meaner Savage Cub, retrofitted to be a true bush machine. 

The Savage Carbon is a custom backcountry aircraft built to be a versatile high performance stick and rudder bush machine. She excels at STOL yet flies with XCubs.

She’s a load of fun. She’s also a fully featured and well-tested study level bush bird.

GOT GRAVEL DISCORD SERVER

https://discord.gg/4f3j4YgNm4

The Place for Bush Pilots!

Join our ever-growing family of backcountry aviators:

  • Hangout and chit-chat
  • Fly Events
  • Partake in Expeditions
  • Join STOL Competitions
  • Find a wingman
  • Technical Support
  • Livery Design

 

EXPEDITION ALASKA 2021

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime that will see you and like-minded pilots journey from the north of the United States through British Colombia and on to the wilderness of Alaska. During this epic journey we will encounter some of the most amazing scenery our planet has to offer.

This event covers over 5,500 statute miles and will take about 6 months to complete.

The Expedition has started on Saturday January 16. Head over to the Got Gravel Discord Server for additional details and registration.

There will be four flight groups:
- Group Bald Eagle: Saturday @ 1300z
- Group Golden Eagle: Saturday @ 1600z
- Group Hawk: Sunday @ 0200z
- Group Osprey: Wednesday @ 0400z

 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

The Full Backcountry Experience

Bush machines are extreme machines, often pushed to the edge of their performance envelopes. Always wanted to fly one? Get the Savage Carbon for the most authentic STOL experience possible...short of flying the real thing. 

The STOL stuff

  • 29" Alaskan Bushwheels.
  • 165HP Edge Performance engine.
  • Water skiing.
  • 82" Whirlwind GA-200L-STOL propeller.
  • Wider wheelbase
  • King Shock absorbers and upgraded suspension.
  • Powerful disc brakes.
  • A 3rd monster flap (60 degrees!) so you can fly slower approaches, with higher sink rates, giving you 15ft landing bragging rights.
  • Flaps move faster so you can pump them for short take offs and retract them at touchdown for maximum braking power.
  • Flaperons...using 20% aileron as flaps
  • Ground handling is what you would expect from a purpose-built backcountry aircraft: Lift your tail, propwash left and right, brake on a dime.
  • Vortex Generators on wing and tail are accurately simulated, delaying stalls and enabling those slow STOL approaches.

Other features (non exhaustive)

  • 20 Custom Liveries.
  • Flight model parameters like parasite drag, induced drag, flap drag and lift, moment of inertia along all axis, P-factor, propwash, torque, weather vaning, gyroscopic precession and more have been tuned to recreate that unique bush plane thrill.
  • 100% Custom lights with powerful landing light.
  • Enhanced Night VFR lights inside the cockpit.
  • Rearward facing landing light (“Torch” switch) for team leads so others can follow easily.
  • Parking brakes added (previous choke lever).
  • Cabin Heat defrosts windshield.
  • The CG has been completely reworked by correctly positioning all simulated masses in 3D space, resulting in a stable and natural feeling aircraft.

It took well over 200 hours of research and test flights to tune all aspects of the model. Performance is frequently evaluated by 2 seasoned pilots with experience in similar planes.


BE A SUPPORTER

This Savage Cub to Savage Carbon conversion mod is free and always will be, but if you enjoy it and feel you want to contribute towards this ongoing project it will always be appreciated.

paypal.me/gotgravel

INSTALLATION

  • First of all make sure the default MSFS Savage Cub is installed, this mod depends on it
  • Delete older versions of the Savage Carbon mod, if any
  • Extract the ZIP file
  • Drag the folder named gotgravel-savage-carbon directly into the Community folder
  • Restart the sim
  • You'll find the Savage Carbon in your hangar all the way to the right near the default MSFS Savage Cub.
If done correctly, your folder structure should look like this:
/Community
   /gotgravel-savage-carbon
      /RTC
      /SimObjects
/Official

How to find the Community folder?
  • If you changed the default location of packages, it’s the simplest because you should find a Community sub folder in it.
  • For Steam, it should be located in C:\Users\[Computer Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightDashboard_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community
  • For Windows Store C:\Users\[Computer Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community

 

SUPPORT

Facing a technical issue? Head over to the Got Gravel Discord Server and check out the support-faq and support-discussion channels: https://discord.gg/4f3j4YgNm4

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW

Check out this interview with Macflyer and Chris in "The Boarding Area". If you got some time just play this podcast in the background, I think you'll find it interesting.

We're discussing the history of the Savage Carbon and Grravel, their future, the realism, how they came to be, MSFS and bushing, and in general everything else that's related to all of this including Expedition Alaska of course! 

Enjoy the cast, and give these guys an encouraging YT Like, I think they're doing a fantastic job for the simming world at large!

https://youtu.be/WfJ7clfKoFY

 

THE TORCH

The “Torch” is a unique rearward facing landing light, similar to what was installed on Draco. When turned on (there is a switch in the cockpit), it will be easy for others to spot you from behind. Great if you are a team lead for a group flight!

 

AUTOPILOT

The Savage has no autopilot installed (you will find none in the cockpit), but for your convenience I did tune and test the configuration for a relaxed experience. However, it is disabled by default.

To enable, follow the simple instructions below. You will also need to setup and use your own keybinds for autopilot on / off state, altitude hold and heading hold if you haven't done so yet.

  • Go to your community folder
  • Go to gotgravel-savage-carbon / SimObjects / Airplanes / Asobo_Savage_Carbon
  • Open the file engines.cfg in a text editor
  • Go to the last line and change the 1 to 0 (DisableAutopilotControls = 0)
  • Restart sim if it was running

CREDITS


Pretty empty over here.


Pretty empty over here.

  • Version 1.2.4 February 23, 2021

    Systems:
    - Choke changed to a parking brake
    - Cabin Heat defrosts windshield
    - Toe brake effectiveness scaled down from 1.5 to 1.4

    Lights
    - Brighter, wider and further landinglight > SunSpot 36-4313 LED Landing Light 14V / 95W
    - Added the Torch aka "Draco" rearward-facing landing light (previously the inop v12 switch)
    - Added twin forward-facing strobe lights
    - Decreased brightness of the two avionics displays by a factor of 8
    - Master warning light now simply indicates Electrical On
    - Added subtle lens flares
    - Added 2 dim dash spot lights, 2 for the peddles, 1 for the trim wheel and 1 for the right fuel gauge (Enhanced NVFR)
    - Customized all other lighting

    Aerodynamics
    - More effect of controls at lower speeds, adjusted at all speeds for more aerodynamic accuracy
    - Less sensitive elevator trim

  • Version 1.2.3 February 10, 2021

    - Further improved Quickview and VR camera positions placing you a little higher inside the cockpit
    - New livery "White Knight"
    - Improved and more accurate flap performance: a tiny bit less drag, a lot less lift and higher sink rates
    - Swappable ASI; choose between a white or black gauge face (black is default)
    - Swappable panels; choose between 5 striking designs
    - Adjusted the ASI scale from 200 to 160 making it easier to read your speed
    - Adjusted the ASI arcs to reflect a lower and less ridiculous VNE of 133
    - Adjusted the ASI stall speeds (28 landing / 32 clean)
    - High-fidelity wheel, suspension, fuselage and wing textures with a much better visualisation of bare metal components
    - Slightly decreased parasitic drag for a more accurate flight model and glide performance
    - More correct and lower fuel consumption
    - Updated the performance placard with correct V speeds and fuel burn rates
    - Increased the aircraft's empty weight to 715lbs to match real world data
    - Increased roll rate by 10%
    - Redesigned engine power curves and supporting systems including better oil pressure and temperature gauges
    - Torque responds faster to throttle changes
    - Added more tips to the loading screen

  • Version 1.2.1 January 13, 2021

    HOTFIX

    - Fixed the names in the aircraft selection making it now very clear which is a Savage Carbon and which is a Savage Grravel. Essential now with the new drag & drop community liveries coming in.
    - Languages other than English now have their aircraft manufacturer and model correctly displayed.
    - Language aircraft description for French has been translated.

  • Version 1.2.0 January 05, 2021

    - Support for Drag & Drop liveries! This means you may expect many more liveries coming from the talented community which now simply can be added to the Community folder like any other mod. This also means all liveries are now in alphabetical order.
    - Tuned the default Quickview, Fixed and Instrument cameras for an immersive experience. Cameras will now accurately follow the eyes of the pilot based on where his head would be with a certain motion.
    - Updated pilot head position for VR to accurately reflect where the pilot's eyes would be.

    IMPORTANT: The various camera updates mean I also highly recommend to drag your camera height (Options > General > Camera) slider back to the default 50 or close to it. The pilot's height has been increased as the default Savage Cub had it set way too low. Enjoy the new experience!




Pretty empty over here.

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    telescopebuilder
    February 28, 2021

    Flap fix included?

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 28, 2021
    Head to my Discord server for a separate Hotfix for that ;-)

    https://discord.gg/4f3j4YgNm4
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    frkristi
    February 26, 2021

    Excellent mod. All we need now is something with floats :-)

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    OrchidDZ
    February 23, 2021

    I have just downloaded and tried the newest version of the mod. Wow it's getting better and better...great fun. If it is ever possible in the future I'd love steam AI, ADF & HI gauges.

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    GotGravel Author
    February 23, 2021

    Thanks Guys :-)

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    FatRatcsb
    February 22, 2021

    Just wanted to write a big THANK YOU for this plane - it's such a joy to fly :-)

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    nightowlbob
    February 19, 2021

    This is a Great Plane. It just keeps getting better. Thank you so much. Maybe a portable GPS ?

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    seamoarbutz
    February 15, 2021

    yes yes yes

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    MrSauklaue
    February 14, 2021

    Will this one replaceing the old Savage cup or is it an additional option to the standard machine?

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    Parorng replied
    February 16, 2021
    It's an additional aircraft.
    The Grravel is also an additional aircraft.
    I recommend both!
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    rotornut44
    February 11, 2021

    Thanks for the continuous improvements on both branches of the Cub! Still my favorite pair of mods around. I did want to ask though, do you have any plans on updating the tire model down the road? The treads are a bit out of place for a tundra tire, which has a smooth surface.

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Thanks and yes, the plans are there. Anything 3D however is never trivial, but this is one for the books...surely will come. With proper AB branding printed on both sides.
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    yeager74 replied
    February 11, 2021
    Excellent, valid point and suggestion. A great mod, made better.
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    yeager74
    February 10, 2021

    Currently the best mod of any on MSFS! Outstanding work you put into this. I'm hoping for a Garmin GI 275 add-on ADI and MFD. Should be simple enough to do the ADI at least, for someone who knows how to do that! Many thanks for your work.

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Thanks! Updating the cockpit with new stuff is on my list somewhere with things like you mention and a few others but until Asobo adds a cockpit editor to the SDK it is simply too much work (read: "hacking"). So here's hoping this will happen some time in the future, but no promise...
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    yeager74 replied
    February 11, 2021
    Very cool, makes sense - BUT, No PROMISE! WHAT?? :-)
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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Haha let me rephrase that...IF Asobo adds a cockpit editor to the SDK then I will play with it. If they don't, I won't ;-)
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    yeager74 replied
    February 11, 2021
    Arrhh.. Ok, fair enough! :-)
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    daknadler
    February 10, 2021

    Thanks again for creating this and tweaking it to be even better. I like the new cockpit view setup, and the flight characteristics seem better in a number of small ways. I adjusted the weight of the pilot to nearer my own, and confess I did enable the autopilot to allow bathroom breaks on longer flights. The Carbon is still my favorite plane in FS.

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Thanks, glad to hear our hard work on the new cockpit view, as well as the many aerodynamic and performance related improvements are being received well :-)
    You'll be glad to hear that despite Grravel's might (and popularity), the Carbon is receiving an equal amount of attention from me. In the next update (already planning v124) some of the default "basic color" liveries will also be replaced "White Knight" style.
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    VisualRules
    February 10, 2021

    Download it NOWWW Tankyou My Friend! NICE JOB EVER!

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    You are most welcome!


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