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GP-199 Typhoon Trembler

17.1k Geekpride  2.9 years ago

A creation for the Typhoon Circuit prop class tournament. Somehow, this is managing to accelerate to well over 900 mph at some points on the track. I've got no idea how it's happening, but I'm going to use it!

Edit: It did it! This won the tournament!

General Characteristics

  • Successors 3 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 27.6ft (8.4m)
  • Length 37.0ft (11.3m)
  • Height 11.3ft (3.4m)
  • Empty Weight 3,215lbs (1,458kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,089lbs (2,308kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.785
  • Wing Loading 15.6lbs/ft2 (76.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 326.3ft2 (30.3m2)
  • Drag Points 188

Parts

  • Number of Parts 28
  • Control Surfaces 10
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    @Geekpride impressive! I've known about this glitch and tried to use it before. You're right that it has to do with the wing loading, and speed + G forces make the wings flutter. My problem was that the lower powered device it runs on, the easier it is to achieve the flutter. And since I'm on mobile and the tournament is run on PC, the plane would go crazy and rip itself apart on Andrew's computer. It happened once when I wasn't even trying to make a plane use this glitch lol

    2.8 years ago
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    17.1k Geekpride

    @Alienbeef0421 Go ahead. It's public now, so feel free to experiment.

    2.8 years ago
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    I'll study the plane as well! How this glitch works and stuff... I am humbly asking your permission.

    2.8 years ago
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    6,381 GrumpyRacing

    Thank you very very much. Beautiful design and really nice job on the last race. @Geekpride

    2.8 years ago
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    17.1k Geekpride

    @GrumpyRacing That sounds fine to me, good luck to you.

    2.8 years ago
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    6,381 GrumpyRacing

    I too am building a glider for the upcoming race... and I'm having the most luck off a base of this particular plane. I have changed it greatly, it won't be a successor, and I would gladly give you credit when uploaded if you wouldn't mind me using this as a base to build off of. If you have any objections after it's uploaded I'll gladly take it back down. @Geekpride

    2.8 years ago
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    6,953 Champ9961

    Thanks @Geekpride

    2.8 years ago
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    17.1k Geekpride

    @Champ9961 That's cool - you've definitely changed it enough to make it your own creation. Good luck in the race!

    2.8 years ago
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    6,953 Champ9961

    Ok thanks here is what I did for to it then
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    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/8CwwXY/CATION

    2.8 years ago
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    17.1k Geekpride

    @Champ9961 That's right, see the comment from @f1racing6
    This plane is available for download by anyone, and if you want to experiment with it or use it as the base for a different build, that's fine. However, you are not allowed to copy it or use a successor of it in any tournaments.

    2.8 years ago
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    1,623 f1racing6

    You can use inspiration from it. However it can't look like this build, and it also can't be a successor. @Champ9961

    2.8 years ago
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    6,953 Champ9961

    can I use your overall design to build a race plane for eagle run. It is not a carbon copy, and if you want I can give you credit. Or maybe a co build.

    2.8 years ago
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    17.1k Geekpride

    @Ownedpilot I know what I've done. What I don't know is how I did it - seriously, finding this glitch was a complete fluke.

    2.8 years ago
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    12.9k Ownedpilot

    My goodness, what you have done?

    2.8 years ago
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    Try this @marcox43

    2.8 years ago
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    1,243 MrSev

    Ya know I generally get upset by some of the things I've seen win, but I don't mind this one... I like it...
    good job, ya made a naturally salty player not so salty.

    2.8 years ago
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    1,062 adamcurpier

    Grats!

    2.8 years ago
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    26.9k JovianPat

    Congratulations!

    2.8 years ago
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    17.1k Geekpride

    @KiNo It was a fluke that I found the "flappy boost" technique. Getting it stable wasn't a problem, and reliability was OK. The main problem I had is that adjusting the fuel it carried seemed to disable the boost - I think it must be something to do with either the wing loading or the weight distribution.

    2.8 years ago
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    9,647 KiNo

    congrats!
    Seems you have founded a new era in the tournament history: "the additional wing oscillation engine" :)
    So we will see in the next race if it becomes state of the art...
    Was it difficult to get the plane stable / reliable ?

    2.8 years ago
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    5,294 SuperSanic

    I told you it would win!

    2.8 years ago
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    6,150 KDS

    Congrats on the win! Even though I couldn't make a good enough stunt without XML modding.

    2.8 years ago
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    32.4k AgDynamics

    @AndrewGarrison @Geekpride Sorry. I'll edit it.

    It was a pretty clever use of a glitch.

    2.8 years ago
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    Using glitches to your advantage, I see! Congratulation on this VERY innovative design! :^)

    2.8 years ago
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    18.4k TTHHSSSS

    Personally, I think its awesome that you used this glitch!

    2.8 years ago
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