Ocean Floor Explorer

by   229k SpiritusRaptor  2 months ago
1,915 downloads

This Ocean Floor Explorer has been designed to explore the ocean floor using only instruments for navigation. Ie. it has been designed to navigate most extreme terrains. It can drive on 90 degree angles, get over most sharp edges, can deploy various signals and has slow descent. Maximum depth tested was under 10,000 ft.

it can be used to explore the ocean floor and also cross between islands. It has been able to navigate between many islands and land masses, however it has been unable to reach the Island to the east of Wright airport where the depth exceeds 10,000ft and vast chasms must exist.

Controls:

The main thing when navigating to to keep it on a set heading and monitor the speed. Keep it in the 30’s mph when descending.

  • VTOL up/down = forward reverse (for subsea).
  • AG1 speed boost. Use briefly and only when apparently stuck. If this doesn’t work then reverse and change course.
  • AG2 for comms. equipment.
  • AG3 to release signal buoy (use flares when deployed to locate).
  • AG4 to release second signal buoy (use flares when deployed to locate).
  • AG5 to deploy subsea monitoring equipment including flare launcher and light panel
  • AG6 to launch life raft.
  • AG7 to release trailer and deploy chutes in case of emergencies.
  • AG8 to turn off down force, gyro’s and lights.
  • TRIM provides a front jack should the vehicle become stuck. Use while reversing.

Notes:
- The conventional engines (throttle) can be used while on land.
- If restarting underwater you will need to wait for the main engines to surface before you can operate the vehicle.
- It is sometimes difficult to determine if you are moving forward or backward due to the speed gauge not providing an indication of this.
- Make sure all equipment is stowed correctly, otherwise things like loose office chairs and laptops can bang around inside the cabin.

Lower part version:
https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/2833XK/Ocean-Floor-Explorer-main-only

SR

General Characteristics

  • Created On OSX
  • Wingspan 29.7ft (9.1m)
  • Length 68.4ft (20.8m)
  • Height 18.9ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 21,591lbs (9,793kg)
  • Loaded Weight 21,591lbs (9,793kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.248
  • Wing Loading 59.3lbs/ft2 (289.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 364.0ft2 (33.8m2)
  • Drag Points 24442

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1064
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    Me too @Sonnyboy1205

    2 days ago
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    Nice, man! Wish I could see what the explorer was doing under the ocean though.

    3 days ago
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    Thanks - interesting
    @Shmexysmpilot

    one month ago
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    Late to the party, but this is an image I got of part of the original island without water. It was from an old version of the game where water was rendered a certain distance from the cockpit instead of from the camera being viewed

    one month ago
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    Wow, interesting... @Rodrigo110

    2 months ago
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    10.1k Rodrigo110

    It happened when I crashed an aircraft and when I paused it created this interesting glitch. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to replicate it again so that’s the only image I have @SpiritusRaptor

    2 months ago
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    @Rodrigo110 Fantastic - where did you get it? and are there more?

    2 months ago
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    10.1k Rodrigo110

    Since this is an undersea explorer, you might find this image interesting as it shows Krakabloa without any water

    2 months ago
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    26.1k Awsomur

    Yep! @SpiritusRaptor

    2 months ago
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    @Awsomur Thanks :) did you notice the laaptop and chair bang around the cabin aand fallout? hehe

    2 months ago
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    26.1k Awsomur

    I know I praise you for everything, but this has to be the wildest, craziest and most far-out build you’ve ever done. I love the little house/office with windows!

    2 months ago
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    19.9k DarthAbhinav

    @PutAnUsernameHere o_0

    2 months ago
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    @DarthAbhinav well, in Poland spiritus is 100% alcohol, and raptor is just a raptor... So yeah, for me he's just a drunk raptor XD

    2 months ago
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    it exploded on me...

    2 months ago
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    12.8k Stampede

    Only you make stuff like this.

    2 months ago
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    Wow.

    2 months ago
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    19.9k DarthAbhinav

    @SpiritusRaptor XD Imma just call you raptorious raptor

    2 months ago
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    It was an old FPS gaming name that stuck... now its just SR!!! @Rodrigo110 @DarthAbhinav

    2 months ago
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    19.9k DarthAbhinav

    @Rodrigo110 lol...what!?!?!?!?!

    2 months ago
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    10.1k Rodrigo110

    Spiritus Raptor actually means ‘Spirit Rapist’ In Latin @DarthAbhinav

    2 months ago
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    19.9k DarthAbhinav

    and i am all out of raptor puns lol

    2 months ago
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    19.9k DarthAbhinav

    @SpiritusRaptor Raptorious raptor!

    2 months ago
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    @SpiritusRaptor. Another awesome build. Keep up the work and always awesome that you put lower part version.

    2 months ago
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    @SpiritusRaptor cool look forward to whatever you make

    2 months ago
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    Not sure... maybe a retro offroad vehicle... @Skydeath

    2 months ago
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