N+K Falcon Class Frigate

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Welcome to the “Falcon”, a fifth rate "heavy" frigate as might have been seen in service to the navies of the late 18th century. It is no particular historical ship but rather a unique design inspired by its ancestry.

The entire ship is made of handcrafted and all original mesh design. You can walk around the main gundeck, quarterdeck and forecastle. The sitter system allows you to take the helm as well as many other positions around the ship, including gunner, rigging, captain's cabin and bedplace and many more. While only the helmsman can control the rudder, other crewmembers can trim, set and clew the sails or operate the artillery. You can crew-operate the ship or fully control it solo.

The "Falcon" is brought to life by a completely new and highly realistic sailing engine, intended to simulate the experience of handling a square rigger. The sail trim does not only affect the propulsion, but the torque/turning too. It is possible to steer the ship by sails only, as you could do on a real-world full-rigged ship. Furthermore, each sail can be set and clewed individually, giving you full control of the sheet. Wind direction and speed can be set much like in other engines and you can also use WWC wind setting. Real world tallship sailors have described the engine as "just like the real thing".

The ship uses its own unique combat system - it is not SPD compatible! We decided against using SPD and in favor of creating our own system for the fact that our approach does not require you to be in a rez enabled area to work, so you can fight anywhere. Because of the "Falcon's" realistic scale and movement, the available rez enabled areas in current SL oceans would simply be too small to allow for decent combat.

Included in this version:
- Transfer the main HUD to friends and get a crew together.
- Christen the ship and create your own nameplate for it.
- Control the ship's livery with the new Appearance HUD.
- Choose your flag or fly your own.
- Enjoy the ship's improved graphics and performance.
- Updated the Pose Engine.
- Appearance HUD now lets you animate your own flags.
- GTFO compatible

You can rez and sail a demo at our inworld shipyard!

For a quick introductory movie on how to sail our ships, please watch: https://vimeo.com/190382547 (thanks to Donovan Darcy for editing this)

We are determined to deliver a highly realistic and detailed simulation of sailing and fighting at sea with our ship(s) and underlying system.

Technical Specs:

Class: Falcon-class fifth rate frigate

Length: 154 ft. / 46.9 metres (over deck)
Beam: 36 ft. / 11 metres
Draft: 18 ft. / 5.5 metres
Sail plan: Full Rigged Ship

Armament: 44 guns
Upper deck: 28 x 18 pounder guns
Quarterdeck: 8 x 9 pounder guns
Forecastle: 4 x 9 pounder guns
Chasers: 4 x 9 pounder guns (bow and stern)

SL Prims: 246
Land Impact: 512

Design: Niky Niki
Scripts: Karlos (KarlRichard)

Additional Animations created by Alurcha Niekerk and Simonb Barnstormer

We do hope you'll enjoy it. Please also check out our other products at the Inworld Dockyard

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The Perfect ship!

Posted January 31, 2021 by DuchessMinerva 5 stars

This is by far my favourite ship on the market place. The sailing experience for it is unrivalled (except by other N+K ships). Very customisable with the HUD, you can paint the ship all kinds of colours, change the flag and even ship name by uploading a word texture and using the UUID in this very easy-to-use appearance HUD that comes with the ship.

The ship comes with a combat system too, and unlike other combat systems (like VICE), you do not need to be in a rez zone to battle each other, you can do it in the middle of the Blake! The ship's hull has a health system and will sink if it hits zero, and this isn't just from combat either, if you hit some shallows, you will damage your hull slightly!

And don't let it's huge land impact put you off, so long as you keep your overall scripts low, this ship handles sim crosses far better then you can expect it to. Is easily a 5 star and worth the price tag. For any sailing or history fans, this, and the other N+K ships are the ones to go to!

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A Work of Art! And even better: you can sail it! Very realistically, and lag-free!

Posted August 24, 2020 by Wumpus Vollmer 5 stars

The beauty of SL objects can be found in their design/originality. And in their looks. And not to forget, in their function!
The beauty of this frigate lies in all of these. It looks very real, up to the cannons, it just sails like a charm! And the design: all the components work together seamlessly! it adds a nice looking intuitive hud and gesture shortcuts that make it all very straightforward to command.
Yes it has a steep learning curve, at least for me. But that is entirely due to the fact that sailing these ships is well...difficult! Instructive video links are provided and that helped me a lot. My sailing is now improving with every trip I make. The ship does not get in the way of this learning process. And once you know how to do it, it is entirely logical (physics right?).
As a conclusion, this ship is a delight! Thanks for making it and I hope to see more such artworks in the future!

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  • Land Impact: 512
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