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Strandbeest

Mod Squirrel  1.8 years ago
1,021 downloads

This lovely piece is something I’ve had in my backlog for a while now. I know someone made a forum post on Strandbeests the other day (check out their animation, it’s pretty cool), so I feel like I should back said claim up with evidence to prove I’m not just jumping on a bandwagon or something and deliberately stealing attention from them:

Background

As the title suggests, it’s heavily based off Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest with one small change to the leg operation as I got a bit lazy and didn’t want to rebuild half of the leg to make it work properly. However, the outcome is basically exactly the same.
If you like this build, I highly recommend watching this video

Operation:

Step 1: hit slow motion (L) key (or prepare for quick reactions)
Step 2: VTOL up
Step 3: Wait for first set of legs to make quarter of a turn then press Activator 1 (just look at the part directly connected to the rotator)
Step 4: Repeat step 3 for each quarter of a turn, increasing the activator number until you reach activator 3.
- Roll: to steer

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 45.9ft (14.0m)
  • Length 33.6ft (10.3m)
  • Height 34.2ft (10.4m)
  • Empty Weight 5,924lbs (2,687kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,924lbs (2,687kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 66308

Parts

  • Number of Parts 832
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    1,613 STUKAWOLF87

    @Squirrel i was just going crazy lol

    4 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @STUKAWOLF87 are you referring to a discord server? SimplePlanes doesn't have an official discord and thus anything that happens in discord is not liable/controllable by either the site mods like myself or the Devs.

    4 days ago
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    1,613 STUKAWOLF87

    THIS DISC IS RIDICULOUS MODS DONT ALLOW SWEARING WHEN JUST AHHHHHVMY HEAD IS BLOWN sorry for yelling but howwwww did this passs lol

    4 days ago
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    4,735 DahezDefalt

    owo i not imgine see this thing in simple planes......magnificent!!

    1.6 years ago
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    @canard35 why Shrek just why...I'm not hating buthe why shrek

    1.7 years ago
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    39.5k Awsomur

    So basically an overgrown tumbleweed? I like.

    1.7 years ago
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    180 Khanskaya

    Thumbnail looks like radar in some bushes in a lake

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    656 canard35

    @animations that is perfectly normal reaction. Lol

    1.8 years ago
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    I dont read long description lol joke @Squirrel

    1.8 years ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @animations did you even read the description?

    1.8 years ago
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    And ur profile pic is scary too @canard35

    1.8 years ago
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    Why didnt you put some credits to teo jansen because he is the true creator of that thing

    1.8 years ago
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    16.2k Aarons123

    Why didn’t they use this at Hoth? This would just creep out the rebels to the point of surrendering

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    98.1k Wallaby

    WHAT IS THIS SORCERY

    1.8 years ago
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    656 canard35

    I'm scared

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    8,054 12ocketguy

    If a creature has 8 or more legs, it must be squished.

    1.8 years ago
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    7,789 Ariathe

    Maximum spooks

    1.8 years ago
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    8,651 Gravity

    This oddly reminds me of Mortal Engines

    1.8 years ago
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    SQUIRREL I LOVE YOU

    1.8 years ago
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    29.8k Hyattorama

    Maybe the best SP walker I’ve ever seen. Brilliant.

    1.8 years ago
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    It's... beautiful...

    1.8 years ago
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    6,840 Fishy26

    This is a beautiful creation

    1.8 years ago
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    20.2k tsampoy

    SEEE WIND PROpELLED CARS ARE POSSIBLE!!

    1.8 years ago
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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    1.8 years ago
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    42.3k PlanesOfOld

    I've always wanted to see one of these made, I knew it was theoretically possible but I never tried making one because I am terrible at making mechanical things in this game.

    Truly a magnificent creation!

    1.8 years ago
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