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Hafner Rotabuggy

4,347 CaptBlackadder  3.3 years ago

WNP78’s LIMITLESS SPIN MOD needed to work: https://www.simpleplanes.com/Mods/View/621180/LimitlessSpin

First off a big thank you to @Wakescar for creating his amazing Willy's Overland CJ. If you have not already, please check out his Jeep and other creations.

I would like to introduce you to the Hafner Rotabuggy, a 1943 British creation to deliver Jeeps to the front lines along with paratroopers. The Rotabuggy is a rotor kite, so it has no motor to power its rotor on top (so does this replica), it flies as a glider. The Jeep was pulled by Whitley Bombers over the landing site, at which point it would be released and would glide to the ground, flown by the on board pilot. The Rotabuggy never saw action but at the end of development it was a capable machine and described as “highly satisfactory.” It was never used in action because by the time it was ready, the use of larger vehicle carrying gliders made the rotabuggy obsolete. More information/source: http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/hafner_rotabuggy.php
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My take on the rotabuggy does indeed work, but like the original is only a glider so it can only really be flown when jumping off cliffs. Also, like the original, not the easiest to fly. Please do not start in the air, I have not yet been successful at doing so. THIS IS NOT EASY TO FLY! The spin of the rotor rolls the craft, to practice control, bunny hop along a runway. Do not try to take off unless the rotor is spinning. To start the rotor, drive forward with pitch up and roll, and pitch up to increase rotor speed. If you pull up too quickly it will explode, I'm sorry to say I'm quite sure why. WNP78’s LIMITLESS SPIN MOD needed to work: https://www.simpleplanes.com/Mods/View/621180/LimitlessSpin

Controls:
Yaw: Jeep Wheels
Pitch: Pitch
Roll: Roll
Throttle: Throttle
AG 1: Lights

If there is any Information or questions please comment and I will hopefully be able to respond soon.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 57.6ft (17.5m)
  • Length 30.9ft (9.4m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 17,155lbs (7,781kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,421lbs (7,902kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 34.0lbs/ft2 (165.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 512.6ft2 (47.6m2)
  • Drag Points 7004

Parts

  • Number of Parts 555
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    Thank you very much again! @Feanor

    2.8 years ago
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    @Wakescar Wow, thank you that it is amazing to hear, thank you very much again!

    3.3 years ago
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    32.1k Wakescar

    @CaptBlackadder Anytime Capt! Thank you for doing my jeep justice. It's cool to see when somebody takes the time to properly modify an existing post. You have obvious talent my friend.

    3.3 years ago
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    Thank you very much for everything! @Wakescar

    3.3 years ago
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    @CaptBlackadder No. :(

    3.3 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii Thank you very much :) Yeah sorry I definitely messed that up, there isn't a way to change it is there?

    3.3 years ago
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    @AtomicFerret007 Thank you very much! It means a lot :D

    3.3 years ago
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    @MailboxIsMyGender haha yeah I think so... the controls did move around a lot according to reports

    3.3 years ago
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    Aww! You should have given it a better first screenshot! This is great!

    3.3 years ago
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    5,854 Serval

    Didn't The Gearbox Thrash Around A Lot?

    3.3 years ago
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    I Love this thing! Thank you for making it!

    3.3 years ago
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    Thank you very much, I wish it was a little easier to fly but I'm happy it works @Wakescar

    3.3 years ago
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    32.1k Wakescar

    Nice work dude! You clearly put some effort into this

    3.3 years ago
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    50.0k ChaMikey

    np man, the looks itself is interesting :)

    3.3 years ago
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    Thank you very much @ChaMikey @BogdanX

    3.3 years ago