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Savage Carbon - STOL Realism Mod

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...

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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.

 

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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.
  • Execute the Knife Edge aerobatic move.
  • 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 25% 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)

  • Full CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • 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.
  • Modern Prop Physics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • 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.


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

buymeacoffee.com/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

I have multiple threads on various flight sim forums and websites (including this one) and it is not possible for me to respond to queries on all of them.

Support is therefor exclusively provided from the Got Gravel Discord Server (https://discord.gg/4f3j4YgNm4) through the "Got Support" channel inside the "Got Friends" category.

 

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!

 

SWAP YOUR PANEL

Choose your panel! You will find 5 panels to choose from in the swap-your-panel folder.

 

SWAP YOUR AIRSPEED INDICATOR

Choose your ASI face to be white or black! Select them from the swap-your-asi folder.

 

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

 

❤️ BE A SUPPORTER ❤️

This mod was brought to you by Got Gravel. You may donate if you like using either the PayPal link or the Buy Me A Coffee button.

paypal.me/gotgravel

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Sim Update 11
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November 19, 2020
Last Updated
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This is now extremely squirrely on the ground regardless of how gentle I am with the power.

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Mcveg

1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Gracias por el update! Excelente avion!

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fStopper

1 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Thanks for this mod and for the updates!

Updated to v2.1.0:

- Updated flight model with improved CFD

- Refined control surface reactivity

- Much improved ground handling

Check out www.got-friends.com for more cool aircraft.

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Quassel89

2 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Great plane and the mod makes it even better.

Back camera is setup incorrectly, actually just shows instrument panel instead of looking back out of the aircraft.

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Medoze

2 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

great thx !

Can anyone comment on how to get the Airspeed indicator to read accurately?

And your cub has been updated!

- Full CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

- Retuned and refined flight model

- Control stick ground roll and engine vibrations

- Gauge needle vibrations

- Cockpit light fixes

- Improved suspension

- Custom thermo dynamics

- Tailored AoA lift wing profile

In order to fly straight and level in cruise I am having to apply a constant amount of right aileron. Is this intended? More info on the discord server under Flight Central/Chit-Chat-Cabin - unable to locate the support area on Discord.

can this plane land without a ground loop? I can't do it.

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mattswe

5 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Very nice mod, right now Im building a cockpit panel for this bird.

Though Im having trouble with the AP. Activating the AP seems to also activate altitude hold. Heading works with heading bug adjustments. But changing altitude and setting VS does not. So I thought Id check Discord as stated above (was hoping for some help). But there are no faq or Support channels there. Are they removed? Any other place where you can discuss this mod?

Anyway, 5 stars for a really nice mod.

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ZILL

8 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

I love all your products but my favourites are the VERTIGO and the NX Monster Cub with a Lycoming 313i.

Would it be a possibility to add Garmin avionics in your tail wheel bush planes as well? I am not fond of tail wheels, but I do want to try your products inspired by Mike Patey's innovations.

It would be quite helpful to have in-plane Garmin avionics for long bush flights instead of using the ugly map navigation windows covering a lot of screen real estate in MSFS.

Please do consider.

And THANKS A MILLION for all your generosity, kindness and time.

P.S: Is there another aircraft on the horizon from you great guys?

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pikofix

8 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

This is an awesome modification, nothing beats low and slow bush flying in MSFS. Thanks guys for your time and effort!

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WhiteGinger3000

9 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

I have only flown this plane for like an hour and holy moly is it just a beaut to fly! It handles very well as well as it being extremely good for STOL landings, something that I have just started to do recently. Don't even get me started on how it feels while in the air with the added CFD.

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darshonaut

9 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

This is my favourite Savage Cub Mod 😊

Updated!

- Added CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

- Increased induced drag a little

- Reduced wheel brakes a little

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GurtTractor

9 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Do you plan on integrating the new CFD capabilities in SU9 into the flight model? Thanks.

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lawlegge

10 month(s) ago / Thanked by GotGravel

Just a reminder to update the version number in the 'manifest.json' file.

Here it shows version 1.8.0, but shows 1.6.0 in the manifest.

This thing is sooo much fun. Thanks for everything you do...

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Klaatu

10 month(s) ago

Thanks Again !!!! 😊




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  • Version 2.1.0 December 27, 2022

    - Updated flight model with improved CFD
    - Refined control surface reactivity
    - Much improved ground handling

  • Version 2.0.1 November 22, 2022

    - Overhauled cockpit lighting with individual gauge lights, pedal spots and flap lever spot
    - Overhauled electrical system using actual battery and generator data
    - Further improved CFD setup

  • Version 2.00 November 19, 2022

    - Full CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
    - Retuned and refined flight model
    - Control stick ground roll and engine vibrations
    - Gauge needle vibrations
    - Cockpit light fixes
    - Improved suspension
    - Custom thermo dynamics
    - Tailored AoA lift wing profile

  • Version 1.9.0 April 28, 2022

    - Added CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
    - Increased induced drag a little
    - Reduced wheel brakes a little

  • Version 1.8.0 April 09, 2022

    - Modern propeller physics
    - Fixed interior lighting, now works again with the avionics switch
    - Brand new flight model taking full advantage of all recent MSFS improvements (= best Carbon ever)
    - "The Torch" light can be activated using the "Toggle Recognition Light" keybind as well
    - Engine exhaust heat blur
    - Fly low multiplayer dust kick-up effect

  • Version 1.6.0 October 22, 2021

    - Takes full advantage of new SU6 flight model capabilities
    - Overhauled and re-tuned flight model for the highest level of realism so far
    - Accurate representation of the bush plane experience.
    - Natural and instinctive control on the ground and in the air
    - Fixed broken magnetos (an SU5 bug)
    - Added aileron and rudder trim ability (use keybinds)

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