A small project on my iOS device. It actually began about a month before I created an SP account. Originally, I set out to model a jet that I made in Garry's Mod, but failed miserably. In doing so, I abandoned the project, until a few days ago.
Activator 1 - VTOL mode
Activator 8 - De-activate AA REFLEX missiles (useful in multiplayer)
When in VTOL
VTOL controls altitude.
Pitch for forward movement.
Yaw for... yaw.
There is no lateral. Sorry!
Landing and taking off should only be done in VTOL mode.
Transitioning between VTOL and forward flight is easiest if you build up some speed.
The Griffin CTS is the heavily armed little brother of the Gryphon personal transport vehicle. The origins of the design are fairly unknown, as the project was distributed amongst various designers from various backgrounds - Pirates and SPEcorp contractors alike took part in the haphazard design effort that yielded the Griffin CTS.
The ship has many similarities to its more elegantly designed, yet highly functional, Gryphon counterpart. However, it's primary features were not meant to emulate the Gryphon; the Griffin is a much older design than the Gryphon, and existed before the Gryphon. Perhaps, then, the Gryphon was inspired by the Griffin.
More peculiar are the differences between the two aircraft. They occupy roughly the same niche, but have differences in weaponry and cargo space. The Griffin has much less cargo space, but boasts some of the heaviest weapons of any civilian aircraft. The haphazard design becomes evident with the weapons, as none are original. The Griffin's guns, Quad-mounted Pulse Shotguns, were taken from the Rapiditas AGRAV Racer, a SPEcorp design. Missiles were no exception, and their REFLEX array designs were borrowed from New Portum Private Aerospace's Solaris Vagus Helicopter.
The Griffin is most commonly used by traders and transporters in volatile areas, but can also be used by bounty hunters or police localities. Pirates rarely use the aircraft, as while it is powerful, it is still restrained by laws and regulations.
A fairly important announcement
I have reached a certain turning point in my life that will probably require my full attention for at least a month. In other words, I won't be posting much for a while. There is a small chance that I won't ever post again, but that chance is very small. I'll still check the site occasionally, but if you stop hearing from me, you'll know why.
- Predecessor Griffin
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 63.7ft (19.4m)
- Length 58.7ft (17.9m)
- Height 13.5ft (4.1m)
- Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
- Loaded Weight 15,551lbs (7,054kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 3.468
- Wing Loading 16.1lbs/ft2 (78.7kg/m2)
- Wing Area 965.4ft2 (89.7m2)
- Drag Points 14780
- Number of Parts 328
- Control Surfaces 8