Solaris Vagus | H-Class Helicopter

by   129k spefyjerbf  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on spefyjerbf's Solaris Vagus H-Class Heli

“The mountain? Surmounted. Now I return to the pavement - a wanderer, once again.”

My first heli! I hope you like it. Criticism is welcome, but please be gentle!

Misc. Controls
Activator 1 – Night vision (in camera 1)
Trim – Gun orientation
Activator 3 – AA missiles online

Basic Flight
Throttle controls the propeller speed. Best to keep it at 100%.
VTOL controls propeller pitch. Use it to adjust altitude.
Pitch and roll for forward and lateral movement.
Yaw for yaw.
Activator 2 for cruising mode (You will pitch a bit, and that’s OK!).
Land at 75% throttle, and VTOL slightly above center.

Misc. Tips
If you are losing altitude for no apparent reason, try putting the VTOL bar to center, and bringing back up again.
Camera 1 is more useful than the cockpit view. It has optics that will help you aim, and even night vision!
Aim guns by changing the heli’s yaw orientation, as well as using the trim bar.


All weapons aim at whatever camera 1 is aiming at!
Tandem Repeater
Fires two heavy rounds in rapid succession. Fire it like any gun. Destroys naval ships in 5 shots.

Vortex Cannon III
Fires warheads that yield oscillating explosions. Fire it by launching a boom 50.

Quantitas Rockets
Dumbfire cleaver rocket pods. Max range is 1.2 miles. When a target is within range, a lock will be made. Launch a cleaver, and it will travel to whatever you were aiming at.

REFLEX Missiles
Augmented infernos and guardians. 360-degree range, and instant locking. Activator 3 will bring the AA ones online.

The Solaris Vagus helicopter was the second aircraft to come from New Portum’s innovative private aerospace sector. Aspects of the helicopter’s design were inspired by, and are related to, the H-Class “Lumenidon” Multipurpose VTOL, which was the first aircraft to be sold by the colony’s aerospace market. Such similarities designated the Solaris Vagus as H-Class, which was the colony’s predominant classification for multipurpose VTOL aircraft. At the time, the designation was unanimous, as when the helicopter was in its early stages of development, its similarities to its Lumenidon counterpart were apparent, if not blatant. Eventually, though, the Solaris Vagus helicopter defied its classification by becoming a dedicated attack helicopter. Even with controversy, the classification remains due to the helicopter’s versatile combat options.

Such combat options were made possible by the helicopter’s specialized armament. A new development, the Tandem Repeater, was engineered for use on the helicopter. Quantitas Rockets and REFLEX arrays were also used. Together, the weapons allow for decisive conflict at a short range. Long range confrontation, however, is executed exclusively by a next-generation weapons system that was designed specifically for the helicopter. This weapon was the Third-Generation Vortex cannon – a 6-round system that renewed the efficacy of vortex cannons and related weapon systems.

The Government of New Portum is the primary buyer of Solaris Vagus units, but private entities may also purchase them. Heavy background checks are used to ensure that the buyer can be trusted, and then, for a hefty price tag, the customer can purchase a Solaris Vagus helicopter. In the private sector, the Solaris Vagus is operated by corporations for self-protection, as well as paramilitary organizations that share values with the Government of New Portum. Individuals also use the helicopter, but such instances are rare, as few pass the required background checks. New Portum’s rigorous vetting process has ensured that only a few well-qualified individuals own a Solaris Vagus helicopter. Selling the helicopter to a violent individual would yield fatal consequences on a potentially massive scale.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Solaris Vagus H-Class Heli
  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 56.0ft (17.1m)
  • Length 65.5ft (20.0m)
  • Height 17.2ft (5.3m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,154lbs (7,781kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.31
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.233
  • Wing Loading 4,249.8lbs/ft2 (20,749.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4.0ft2 (0.4m2)
  • Drag Points 14198

Parts

  • Number of Parts 437
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @Makesh1ftsplint Thank you! I always add something like that at the beginning of an aircraft description to establish a certain mood for the build.

    2 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf yeah

    2 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @Makesh1ftsplint Thanks! Are you referring to the bit in quotation marks?

    3 months ago
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    Nice poem

    +2 3 months ago
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    I should say so @spefyjerbf

    3 months ago
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    oh @spefyjerbf

    3 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @Ihavenorealideawhatiamdoing Yes! And it is a pretty good one too!

    3 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @Simplepugs Use throttle and the VTOL bar to control altitude.

    3 months ago
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    I can’t take off in it,I think u need to make the engines a bit stronger

    3 months ago
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    YOU FINALLY MADE A CHOPER!!!

    +1 3 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @REXTHEDINO Thank you! I might make more - perhaps a transport next time!

    4 months ago
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    Congrats on your first heli build. You should make more, either with heavy weaponry or more mobility. Other than that keep up the good work.

    +1 4 months ago
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    I made a heli also called the H-class with the same colour scheme before you made this but mine is very smol compared to yours and has a different tail design but I like dis one if you can copy the tail on to this one I think it would look good it has the same tail design as my B-class btw do not credit me if you do @spefyjerbf

    +1 4 months ago
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    Master Level...

    +1 4 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @AWESOMENESS360 Thank you! Someone in SPMC suggested that I should make a heli, so I went for it. I'm pretty satisfied with the result!

    4 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @ThomasRoderick Probably the green theme! Plus, it looks pretty aggressive, much like Vossk ships.

    +1 4 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @Ryn176 There is some empty space that would be a weak point, I suppose. I was going to mount some kind of shielding on the heli, but it didn't work. Oh, And rip tablet.

    4 months ago
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    This is awesome! Only you could turn a helicopter into a space age fighter! (In fact, I never would've guessed that you'd make a helicopter type vehicle in SimplePlanes!) Amazing looks, like always!

    +2 4 months ago
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    Why do I have the word "Vossk" showing up in my mind the second I saw this thing in flight?

    +1 4 months ago
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    3,884 Ryn176

    Looks cool! I love how futuristic it looks, but in my opinion, the front looks sorta fragile, then again... it's the future, where a small spring could destroy the whole machine (It happened on my dad's Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, bought in 2012 i love to use it, it's heavy, but man... it barely lags, i accidentally broke the spring to turn on the device, and now, it's just broken) Anyways it looks nice! (Can't judge how it performs though, studying on gliders)

    +1 4 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @Ephwurd Probably, although I wanted to be a bit more traditional

    4 months ago
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    129k spefyjerbf

    @laSoul I've thought of something like that. Maybe someone could use these as concept art...?

    4 months ago
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    51.3k Ephwurd

    The design is odd, it would have looked better if this was a twin-rotor VTOL. Nice work though!

    +1 4 months ago
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    81.8k laSoul

    Ever thought of sourcing your creations into meshes for another game? You could make a pretty good Starcraft-esq game with all of your designs already.

    +2 4 months ago
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    Very nice!

    +1 4 months ago
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