This is the latest development on the radial piston engine front, I have been testing the possible uses of the 18 cylinder radial engine and it works quite well to power a twin engined aircraft. More testing is required but it flies quite well!
Included is the RAD 18 v1.1 piston engine on its mount and circular firewall.
- VTOL = prop pitch
how to fly:
- make sure that both engines spin in the same direction (preferably clockwise if looking in chase view). If they don't then restart until it works (sorry).
- slide pitch to half way and throttle 50%
- gain speed
- gradually increase throttle to 90% + prop pitch to last notch (almost)
- take off speed approx. 90 / 100 mph
- full throttle + prop pitch
how to use RAD X 18 v1.1 engine:
- save as sub assembly
- prepare a simple place to mount it easily
- mount it however
- good luck!
- /!\ this engine can be mirrored, however some connections are lost and the engine is less reliable, be warned...
This was the first step in the development of this radial engine and there are more to come! stay tuned :)
- Predecessor - - - - - test plane
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 172.4ft (52.6m)
- Length 119.5ft (36.4m)
- Height 49.5ft (15.1m)
- Empty Weight 19,308lbs (8,758kg)
- Loaded Weight 19,308lbs (8,758kg)
- Wing Loading 11.1lbs/ft2 (54.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,740.5ft2 (161.7m2)
- Drag Points 10826
- Number of Parts 387
- Control Surfaces 5