"Aratore" Heavy Agricultural VTOL [AG Challenge]

by   90.4k spefyjerbf (based on jlewisifer's AG Challenge!)  2 months ago

"Cultivation on a behemoth scale."

The Aratore is a common sight in any agricultural colony. It can plant seeds, distribute water, and distribute crop protection agents over any size field. Each of these functions are done in air, and therefore replace most manual work. Machines like the Aratore currently facilitate most large-scale farming operations.

This is a VTOL. Controls and tips are useful to read...

Controls:
- Activator 1: water hose online
Activator 2: Seed dispersement systems online.
- Activator 3: crop protection agent dispersement systems online.
- FireGuns: Activate dispersement systems.

Tips:
- About 37% throttle is best for hovering.
- Very low maneuverability in forward flight.
- other than that, standard controls!

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor AG Challenge!
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 36.0ft (11.0m)
  • Length 70.6ft (21.5m)
  • Height 16.3ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 50,546lbs (22,927kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.533
  • Wing Loading 76.4lbs/ft2 (373.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 661.6ft2 (61.5m2)
  • Drag Points 23792

Parts

  • Number of Parts 304
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    90.4k spefyjerbf

    @jlewisifer Thanks! The challenge was quite fun. I'm glad that you hosted it.

    one month ago
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    6,473 jlewisifer

    Congrats, your creative sci-fi take on agriculture has won! Also like the creative use of modded guns. Well done.

    one month ago
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    447 bang091

    This is awesome

    2 months ago
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    Cool

    2 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf That's great, this style is beautiful. Also, I think I found the spiritual father of this, so to speak

    2 months ago
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    90.4k spefyjerbf

    @ZephyrSystems Probably, I have developed two styles out of new Portum. The first uses intricate natural patterns, while the second is exemplified by this craft.

    2 months ago
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    Also, will all New Portum designs use an obscene amount of beacon lights?

    2 months ago
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    Reminds me very much of a Carrack in every good way - nice

    2 months ago
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    Would be nice to fly this around a farm :D

    2 months ago
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    35.7k Ephwurd

    Could use a military refit! Nice work!

    2 months ago
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    6,473 jlewisifer

    Awesome! very creative use of the guns as seed dispersers and waterers. I dig the futuristic twist!

    2 months ago
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    15.9k TTHHSSSS

    The guns are insane!!!!!!

    2 months ago
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    28.8k Mumpsy

    That is Great! Coolest ag ship!

    2 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf nice job it looks awesome ^-^

    2 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf np

    2 months ago
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    90.4k spefyjerbf

    @FgFg @Planesbemodified Thanks! I have finished the desc.

    2 months ago
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    90.4k spefyjerbf

    @PyrusEnderhunter @Rugpeersdude @mikoyanster Thanks! I finished the desc.

    2 months ago