Bloop 4 Motorfloater

by   22.5k Hyattorama  14 days ago

CAUTION: EXTREMELY SLOW PLANE, NON-STANDARD CONTROLS
I recommend reading description.

CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED VERSION WITH BETTER CONTROLS

The Bloop 4 is an ultralight plane designed and built by Mike Sandlin, an aviation enthusiast. The Bloop 4 is a type of ultralight called a Motorfloater. Its extremely light weight, small engine (from a paramotor rig), and low wing loading allows it to fly very slowly, and perform very tight turns. It is much like flying a paramotor, but with the convenience, safety, and comfort of an ultralight. It is a 2-axis plane; it does not have ailerons, and maneuvers using only rudder and elevators. All of these things serve to provide a very unique flying experience. Cruise speed: 30 mph. Top speed: 40 mph.

Flight controls are standard (except no roll/ailerons)
Ag1- easy mode (not for use on the ground)

I found that flying was a bit awkward without ailerons, but once you get used to it, the plane is perfectly controllable.

Thanks to @tylerdeveneuxmusic for the awesome feedback.

Happy flying!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 27.5ft (8.4m)
  • Length 20.5ft (6.3m)
  • Height 10.5ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 327lbs (148kg)
  • Loaded Weight 754lbs (342kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.053
  • Wing Loading 0.6lbs/ft2 (2.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,314.2ft2 (122.1m2)
  • Drag Points 2080

Parts

  • Number of Parts 400
  • Control Surfaces 3
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Thanks! @SPCWorkshops

    2 days ago
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    2,002 SPCWorkshops

    Cool

    +1 2 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Sweet! I’m so stoked that you are apparently having a good time with my build :) lemme know how it goes! Haha @eatsleepdriftrepeat

    8 days ago
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    @Hyattorama that’s the one I’m using and I definitely will try that

    +1 8 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    For another challenge, see if you can fly it through the tunnel with a turn underneath the really high jump in Sky Park. You have to enter from the high end and go down, cause it doesn’t have enough power to go up the tunnel... it’s really not too hard, give it a try! Although I reccommend doing it with the version with updated controls (link in description). @eatsleepdriftrepeat

    9 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Me! Haha @eatsleepdriftrepeat

    9 days ago
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    Who else has successfully tried to land it one the bridge

    +1 9 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Thanks buddy! How’s it goin? Been a while haha @XjayIndustrys

    +1 10 days ago
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    wow

    +1 10 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    @Chancey21 thanks man! :)

    12 days ago
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    Oh. Ok lol. @Hyattorama @ThePrototype

    +1 12 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Thanks! Although I didn’t come up with either, this is a real plane. @F4f879

    12 days ago
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    12.9k F4f879

    upvoted for the name (and the design haha this thing is pretty damn cool)

    +1 12 days ago
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    14.0k ThePrototype

    Well, not really. Most two axis flyers just use the normal rudder pedals and not the stick to control the rudder. @jamesPLANESii

    +1 12 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    I based off of this
    Thanks for the upvote! :) :)
    @jamesPLANESii

    12 days ago
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    Irl planes with this control method would have the yaw set to the stick so it’s like roll.

    +1 12 days ago
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    66.5k MAHADI

    @Hyattorama np dude!

    +1 12 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Thank you very much!!! :) @Trainzo

    13 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Thanks buddy!! :) :) @MAHADI

    13 days ago
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    11.4k Trainzo

    Always very beautiful original creations . Great job .

    +1 13 days ago
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    66.5k MAHADI

    AWESOME!

    +1 13 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Thank you so much! Yeah, I don’t have a very good computer, so I do most everything on iOS. And it’s a bummer when you see an awesome build but can’t use it cause of mods or part count. So my hope is to make a contribution for the mobile players. And based on your comment, I have had some success, so thank you for that! :) :) @Pepper50cal

    14 days ago
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    I love your models and the IOS friendly details. They are a joy to fly

    +2 14 days ago
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    22.5k Hyattorama

    Dang, you know, I thought about doing that, and then for some reason I didn’t... thank you for the feedback!! @EternalDarkness @ThePrototype

    14 days ago
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    14.0k ThePrototype

    I agree with eternal, that's the way I usually do it if I have 2-axis control @EternalDarkness

    +1 14 days ago
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