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#Experimental Exclusive Drag and Drop

SAVAGE GRRAVEL - MONSTER TRUCK IN THE SKIES

The Savage Grravel is a monster truck in the skies, heavily inspired by and paying homage to Mike Patey's Scrappy. She's got a converted Ford Mustang 230HP 2.5L V6 engine, a 4 bladed 6 foot Whirlwind STOL optimized prop and 35" Alaskan Bushwheels. And now she also has a 10 second additional 90HP War Boost delivering astonishing acceleration and climb rates just when you want it most.

Grravel is an absurd beast of a STOL machine, essentially a monster truck version of the Savage Carbon. She's heavier, more powerful, and just...more extreme. She comes with 5 exclusive liveries.
  • 230HP 2.5L V6 “Ford Mustang” engine, adapted for use in a cub.
  • 35" Alaskan Bushwheels.
  • 4 Bladed 6 foot prop for out-of-this-world acceleration and climbrate.
  • 90HP 10 Second War Boost (full throttle at 6200RPM) 
  • 2 x 27 Gallon tanks to feed the thirsty V6.
  • 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.
  • Reinforced structure, higher MTOW.
  • Comfortably cruises at 120kts, punch it to hit 135 in seconds.
  • Sustained climb rate of 3200fpm.
  • 800nm range at sea level at 4200RPM.
  • 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 50ft landing bragging rights.
  • Flaps move faster so you can pump them for short take offs and retract them at touchdown for maximum braking power.
  • Supurb ground handling
  • Vortex Generators on wing and tail are accurately simulated, delaying stalls and enabling those slow STOL approaches.

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

 

BE A SUPPORTER

Grravel is free and always will be, but if you enjoy this beast 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 Grravel mod, if any.
  • Extract the ZIP file.
  • Drag the folder named gotgravel-savage-grravel directly into the Community folder.
  • Restart the sim.
  • You'll find Grravel 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-grravel
      /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 an 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

 

WAR BOOST

Grravel has a max continuous RPM of 5500 and a normal max RPM of 5800 (5 minutes). Now you can push the throttle further to reach an even higher RPM of 6200, delivering 90HP additional power to your engine for 10 seconds! During this brief time you will command a massive 320HP but watch your engine...your oil pressure and temperature will shoot up! Great for getting you out of a fix though, or to accelerate as fast as the fastest Lamborghini in the world, the Aventador Superveloce: with boost Grravel now does 0-100kph (0-54kts) in 3 seconds and 0-160kph (0-86kts) in 5 seconds…same as the Lambo.

 

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

Grravel 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-grravel / SimObjects / Airplanes / Asobo_Savage_Grravel
  • 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

  • The Savage Grravel is an ongoing project by Got Gravel.
  • Flight testing by experienced real-life pilots avaricooper and roketJsquerl.

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
    - Installed a 4 bladed 6 foot Whirlwind prop providing higher acceleration, climb rate and WOW factor
    - Upgraded engine now with a 10 second 90HP War Boost generating a total of 320HP at 6200RPM
    - New livery "Dash"
    - 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 (white is default)
    - Swappable panels; added Gunmetal, bringing the total to 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 144
    - Adjusted the ASI stall speeds (30 landing / 33 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
    - Lowered the MTOW from 1450 to 1400lbs
    - Increased the aircraft's empty weight to 818lbs to match real world data
    - Increased roll rate by 10%
    - Increased P-Factor and Torque-on-Roll forces to match what you would expect from Grravel's crazy power-to-weight ratio
    - Redesigned engine power curves and supporting systems including better oil pressure and temperature gauges
    - Torque responds much faster to throttle changes...rev that engine!
    - Added more tips to the loading screen

  • Version 1.2.2 January 21, 2021

    - New livery "Bad Ass" in celebration of over 15,000 combined Savage Carbon and Savage Grravel downloads.
    - Swappable panels. You will find 4 panels to choose from in the "swap-your-panel" folder inside the download. Customize your bird!
    - Updated performance placard. Now shows fuel consumption at various RPM settings helping you plan your long trips better.
    - Chrome cage, courtesy of @twoseventyinc.

  • Version 1.2.1 January 13, 2021

    HOTFIX

    - Fixed the names in the aircraft selection making it now very clear which is a Savage Grravel and which is a Savage Carbon. 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.




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77 Comments
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    SEPTIC
    February 24, 2021

    The perfect aeroplane in a rear end “pucker” situation... A complete hands on experience... Especially when iced up, with a frozen pitot, at night, and strong winds... Cheers for the excellent thrill ride....

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    GotGravel Author
    February 23, 2021

    Thanks guys for all the love showered upon this bird.

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    robskij
    February 17, 2021

    Fantastic STOL bird.... without a shadow of a doubt the best in the sim so far.... low speed into wind is just amazing..... land on just about anything!

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    SMILEGAME
    February 17, 2021

    great work dude, best stol plane in msfs

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    seamoarbutz
    February 15, 2021

    yes yes yes

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    MrSauklaue
    February 13, 2021

    I testet, and it was fun to fly a tuned savage cub. I also like the discord opportunity :-)

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    MrSauklaue
    February 13, 2021

    (song like urge overkill - Girl, youll´be a woman soon)

    Plain, i will fly you soon
    soon i land you we´re ever i want
    Babe, i want so fly youuuu to the moon
    Soon, so soon you have a new Man


    Realtalk: Not Testet jet but still incomming. If the time is over, u got five stars only for the video.

    God damm, i want a Formation like that so bad ;-(
    You know what? i join the Server now (return of the melody)

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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! That sure keeps me going, always strive to make Grravel and Carbon better with each iteration.
    Cockpit updates? Love to but far far from trivial as the SDK has no support for this. So until that day we'll have to make do with the current cockpit. Which is nice ;-)
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    VisualRules
    February 10, 2021

    Nice job man, tankyou myfriend

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    newtestleper
    February 10, 2021

    I think the HP needs updated on the main page, unless I misunderstood.

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Can't spot an issue, engine is 230HP, the War Boost ads another 90HP for 10 seconds (so 320HP total). Unless I missed something somewhere?
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    GotGravel Author
    February 10, 2021

    And update v1.2.3 is out! Go get that 4 bladed war boosted monster machine guys.

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    uplink42
    February 07, 2021

    Wow great plane and so much fun! I only have a question, though. What speed is it supposed to cruise at? It seems to overspeed a lot (my controller starts vibrating) the moment it goes over 100 KTS, while it should still be within safe speed according to the instruments.

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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 09, 2021
    Disable the controller vibration, I am unable to change the speed at which it does that. Asobo has not documented where that number comes from...looked hard for it. Most tricky bit for me is I do not have a controller with vibration so I can't really hunt for and test mystery numbers. Sorry I don't have a solution yet! :-)
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    WhiteHawk77 replied
    February 10, 2021
    Better yet, get rid of the controller and get something more realistic for better control.
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    GotGravel replied Author
    February 11, 2021
    Upvoting that answer! :-D


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