SAVAGE GRAVEL – MONSTER TRUCK IN THE SKIES
The Savage Gravel 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 massive 7 foot Whirlwind STOL optimized prop and 35″ Alaskan Bush wheels.
Gravel is a beast of a STOL machine, essentially a monster truck version of the Savage Carbon. She’s heavier, more powerful, and just…more extreme.
230HP 2.5L V6 “Ford Mustang” engine, adapted for use in a cub.
35″ Alaskan Bush wheels.
Massive 7 Foot prop.
2 x 27 Gallon tanks to feed the thirsty V6.
Reinforced structure, higher MTOW.
100lbs heavier than the standard Savage Carbon.
Comfortably cruises at 130kts, punch it to hit 150.
Sustained climb rate of 4000fpm.
800nm range at sea level at 4500RPM.
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.
Supurb ground handling
Vortex Generators on wing and tail are accurately simulated, delaying stalls and enabling those slow STOL approaches.
And of course, she can Water Ski.
BE A SUPPORTER
Gravel 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.
Gravel 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 an 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
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 the Savage Grravel right next to the default MSFS Savage Cub
If Done Correctly, Your Folder Structure Should Look Like This:
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
Most of this information is also found on a placard on the left side inside the cockpitAll performance data was obtained at sea level under ISA (clear skies) and MTOW (Maximum Take Off Weight) conditions
TAKE OFF POWER 5800 RPM
MAX CONT POWER 5500 RPM
75% POWER 5500 RPM
70% POWER 5000 RPM
NEVER EXCEED SPEED (VNE) 160kts
CRUISE SPEED (VC) 130kts
MANEUVERING SPEED (VA) 120kts
BEST CLIMB RATE (VY) 65kts
MAX SPEED FLAPS (VFE) 70kts
STALL SPEED CLEAN (VS) 35kts
STALL SPEED FULL FLAPS (VS0) 30kts
BEST POWER OFF GLIDE SPEED (VBG) 50kts
The Savage Gravel is an ongoing project by Got Gravel.
Flight testing by experienced real-life pilots avaricooper and roketJsquerl.
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