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Scorpion V8 Sandrail Buggy

21.3k BRuthless  4 days ago

Desert Racing at it's finest!

>>Mobile Version<< (Doesn't require mods)

The Scorpion V8 will take you into a new dimension of breathtaking OffRoad-Racing action in SimplePlanes!
With it's characteristic big bore shocks and dampers aswell as the independent front wheels and solid rear axle suspension this baby can take you anywhere you wanna go!


Features:
  • Gyroscopic Stability System (GSS)
  • Gyroscopic Air Control (GAC)
  • Working headlights by Gestour's Lights Mod
  • Working RPM-gauge
  • Working switch-panel
  • Working pedals and steering wheel
  • Realistic suspension with progressive springs for extra-smooth ride
  • Reinforced suspension parts and floor panels
  • Simulated g-forces (headbobbing) in cockpit-view
  • Detailed body based on the Bone Smasher (collab between Mod and me)
  • Detailed engine model based on komuhachi's V8 Engine
  • Working hanging dice (by Mod)

Performance:

0-60 MPH: 2:50 seconds
60-0 MPH: 3 seconds
Topspeed: 240 MPH
Recommended maximum speed for offroad driving: 120 MPH

I advise to turn the Gyro off on flat and slightly bumpy ground for better steering response, but turn it on for medium to very bumpy surfaces with long jumps to increase driving stability and prevent the vehicle from flipping.


Controls:

Pitch = Forwards/Backwards
Roll = Left/Right
AG1 = Lights
AG2 = Activate Gyro Roll-Aircontrol (requires Gyro to be active)
AG3 = Activate Gyro Pitch-Aircontrol (requires Gyro to be active)
AG8 = Enable/Disable Gyro Stability- and Aircontrol


GIFs:

360° View:

Cockpit:

Suspension in Action:

Headbobbing in Action:

Jumping without GSS:

Jumping with GSS:

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Length 26.8ft (8.2m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 9,870lbs (4,476kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,185lbs (4,619kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.024
  • Wing Loading 1,682.2lbs/ft2 (8,213.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 6.0ft2 (0.6m2)
  • Drag Points 7325

Parts

  • Number of Parts 689
  • Control Surfaces 0

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    21.3k BRuthless

    @exosuit No, not Mad Max related. There are actual real cars like this made for desert racing or just having fun driving around in dunes. I don't have a problem with drag on this one, the problem is that this version tends to just turn around while jumping a lot. I increased the stability so this only happens very rarely. Also looks and suspension are much more like the real thing.

    19 hours ago
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    10.6k exosuit

    @BRuthless very interesting! is it willl be somewhat mad max related?
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    i still remember the problem you encountered while doing the rally car like years ago but since Andrew added the dragScale and other drag related attributes which i forgot the name was i'm sure it''ll help alot with the drag inbalance though

    yesterday
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    @BRuthless Will do

    yesterday
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @exosuit Yeah. What if I told you I already got an upgrade to this ready on my PC. But I don't know if it's polished enough yet. It looks quite a bit different, but also has a lot of similarities like the cockpit and the center piece of the body. It drives more stable, has better rear suspension, looks better and more like the real thing...But if it gets less attention because I release it too close to this one, I'll be quite dissapointed.

    yesterday
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @caspernobel If you have Discord, you can add me:
    Geralt (BRuthless)#1106

    yesterday
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    this thing is sick, also i'm also working on a sand rail is ther any way i could send you a personal message (i have it unlisted)

    yesterday
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    10.6k exosuit

    You're back lol

    2 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @Pilothouston5 Hm, you can leave that one link here so someone who sees it and might wanna join can join, but in the future you better create a post on the forum.

    2 days ago
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    @BRuthless ww2 and sorry I just need to get 10 people to join the link

    3 days ago
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    1,081 Carbonfox1

    Great to see you back on SP

    3 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @Pilothouston5 What kind of Discord server is that? And no, I don't really like advertisements of Discord servers.

    3 days ago
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    @BRuthless can I ask peps if they want to join dis https://discord.gg/bSHPBqm discord sever in ur plane comment

    3 days ago
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    Np @BRuthless

    +2 3 days ago
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    @BRuthless thanks :v

    3 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @WeSeekANARCHY Your cars also look very good!

    +1 3 days ago
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    okay this must be one of the bestest cars i have seen here

    +1 3 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @jamesPLANESii Thank you very much! :)

    4 days ago
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    Is underrated, me spotlight

    +2 4 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @BogdanX Thank you very much! Well, the thing is that the size and weight are not realistic in the first place. I made it larger on purpose, because the terrain in SP is also pretty large. At 1:1 size the vehicles look way too small compared to the textures and the size of the dunes. When the speed is limited to 135 MPH, which is around the highest speed a real offroad vehicle can achieve, it feels very slow at this size. The scale is around 2:1, so when you're going 220 MPH, it feels like 110 MPH with a 1:1 scale vehicle. I have made a 1:1 scaled version, which is limited to 115 MPH, so you can see for yourself. The problem is that hinges and rotators scaled down this much get flimsy, even with dampers set very high. I tried to make it as smooth as possible and similar to this 2:1 version.

    4 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @Turbofox367 There is a version without mods. The link is at the top of the description. :)

    4 days ago
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    Can we get this without mods? Please and thank you.

    4 days ago
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    196k BogdanX

    @BRuthless to be honest, i really hate this beautiful vehicle, with such a good suspension to handle unrealistically. 220 mph in the desert is too arcade.
    But is your call, whatever you like.
    Congrats on the build, it looks amazing, fun to drive and part count is acceptable.

    4 days ago
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    21.3k BRuthless

    @BogdanX Thanks for the tip! I'll try it out. On the other hand I like bashing through relatively flat desert with 200-220 MPH.

    4 days ago
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    196k BogdanX

    243 mph top speed would make a Formula 1 car cry.
    You can edit the angular velocity of the wheels to restrict max speed.

    +2 4 days ago
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    1,856 Sm10684

    @XjayIndustrys right!

    +1 4 days ago
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