Plus... I mean aircraft are also vehicles. It’s kind of a useless tag if you think about it. In practice it is still somewhat effective, but I feel like 90% or so of builds posted are technically vehicles. @jamesPLANESii
I really love this. I’ve seen some great ornithopters on SP but I’ve never seen one that is in a semi-realistic style, with a cockpit and everything (cockpit is great by the way). The wing flap function is smooth and effective. The benefits to using the infinite rotator to power flapping wings is that the power delivery is smooth, quiet, and reliable. The drawback to using it as power for an ornithopter is 1)it’s either 0 or 100% power, nothing in the middle, and 2) at 0% throttle, it starts going backwards to get back to the original angular position (which you know, of course). So the system you devised with the hinge rotators to rectify both of those problems is absolutely brilliant! And another great thing about this setup is that the wings always come to rest at 0% throttle at the exact same angle no matter what, so there’s no fussing around with getting them in the right angle for gliding or landing, which is like, an SP ornithopter benchmark imo. Also, making an ornithopter that can take off and land well is rather difficult, and this one does both beautifully. You did some really great work here, I’m very impressed! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!
I honestly was just thinking how the heck did I never come across this before? Lol crazy. I just recently noticed this on one of his planes and it blew my mind and now it blew my mind again how simple it is. @randomusername
You’ve done an excellent job demonstrating that in your work. @zap210
What a truly incredible plane. Just amazingly good. Good lord.
Thank you very much, I think they just might! @DepressedTortoise
Yeah I guess the proportions are a bit off. I guess I could change that by scaling it a bit more and making the wings 3 ft longer. But the plane got featured so I’m leaving it up. I’ll think about posting an update. Thanks for the feedback :) @Chancey21
Came out nice! Although yes, it’s hard to fly haha. The roll rate is practically zero haha
Also, those wheels are awesome! With the rotator and everything... really cool.
Damn shoulda posted my speedometer a week ago lol. Isn’t this good though good job.
Nice work! Flies well, landing gear is great! If I could add a little constructive criticism; proportions are a little off. Wings specifically. For a jet this size/type, you want the wingspan to be about the same length as the fuselage. Maybe even slightly wider I guess. And you want the wings to attach at almost exactly the halfway point on the fuselage, right in the middle. If it were a jet where the engines were mounted on the tail section, then the primary wings would be mounted even further aft. Also the stabilizer wings on the tail section could be a little smaller and thinner (surface area wise, not the thickness of the airfoil). But overall a very cool plane! Hope those suggestions were welcome. If not, you can let me know not to do so in the future.
Weather gets pretty crazy sometimes. I like it when you see a rain cloud a mile or two away that’s dumping rain and has a very clearly defined border where the rain stops.
Wow fantastic build.
Oh awesome thanks so much for posting a video! This coulda come in handy a long time ago, how is it that I never noticed?
Oops I’ve spotlighted too much today
So long and thanks for all the fish.
“My mouth is so dry I can’t close it” was my favorite thing. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Lol stupid codsworth
I realize that there is an auto-credit function, but it would be courteous to mention in the description that it’s @ForeverPie ‘s original build.
All that extremum stuff? Yeah I’ve never touched that since I’ve absolutely no idea what it means lol. But thanks for the tip, I will definitely play around with it!
This is my favorite plane of yours yet, which is saying a lot. I’m gonna go ahead and speak for the entire SP community and say thank you for enriching our lives with such brilliant builds.
One technical question; what functional parts did you use for the flaps (not the cosmetic flaps), and how are they setup? I noticed how they function in a more realistic way (I think), where ~0 to 3/4 the nose pitches up increasingly, but >3/4, the nose starts to pitch back down, and drag increases more significantly. Is there an air brake part involved?
Thank you for posting, as usual, I am so impressed.
Sweet little truck! Fun, cool styling. Maybe just a tad more hpwr?
This is a spectacularly great build. Usually builds with mechanical linkages/control surfaces look very clunky, and often are slightly disappointing in performance. This build looks fantastic and flies incredibly well. Your skills never cease to amaze me!
In my opinion, the fact that you were able to build this model of such a funky, asymmetrical aircraft, and yet build it to handle so well, to fly so straight and true, and to be so well balanced, is a testament to your exemplary skill as a builder. And that’s to make no mention of the historical/performance accuracy (which I’m not qualified to comment on anyway), craftsmanship, refinement, creativity, attention to detail, or presentation. Very impressed, as always.
@Chancey21 is right, you should definitely do a seaplane version with custom wings! If you get stuck on how to create a good airfoil shape, just tear apart some of Chancey’s planes to see how he builds it. I like how you used the small rotators and separate wing parts to make the control surfaces, rather than doing it the conventional way. Pretty creative! My intuition tells me you’ve already got the makings of a top builder inside you. Keep it up! ;) @Cardboard
Sigh. Don’t you ever get bored/tired of being so damn good at this?
See ya again soon! :) @JohnnyBoythePilot
Also, just looking at the plane, proportionally, I’d say the primary wings should be longer and wider to fit with the length and size of the fuselage, and the size of the stabilizers. So it might be convenient for you to just increase the size of the primary wings and maybe not have to worry about xml editing at all. Like I said, the plane flies great. But for STOL, it would help to get the stall speed down some. Ideally, like 40-45 mph... it’s tricky but you can do it! Haha
There are some absolutely amazing builders here on SP. But no other builder has blown my mind as unequivocally and consistently as you have.
Don’t stall the STOL you stole. @Jetliner101
Spectacular, as usual haha
Those wheels are truly amazing.
Wow. Very good walker. Smooth, stable, functions very well. Excellent work.
Wow very very good build, I love it!!! I have two suggestions though, if you don’t mind;
1) you should xml scale down the cockpit block a lot, and paint it black, so that it is nearly invisible.
2) you should change the gyro settings so that the bike leans into its turns more. Also you might try separating the leaning and turning controls to roll and yaw respectively. At least, that’s how I like bikes in SP
Other than that it’s perfect!
Wow. This is really an incredible build. Amazing job, I love it.
This car has some subtle but complicated curves I’m impressed how well you pulled it off!
Fantastic job! It is just such a cool plane, and you executed it flawlessly. So much fun to fly!! Have you thought about adding a cockpit?
Awesome build! P. S. I am totally jealous of your sweet IRL go kart!
Heck yeah man! @LiamW
Exactly! @LiamW @GenericWhiteGuy
Lol thanks that does make me feel a little better.
:) my pleasure, and I plan on spending more time with it still. Although I’ve said that a lot of times and done nothing so... I wouldn’t blame you for thinking I’m full of it lol. Oh well. I guess that just how I am right now. I swear I wasn’t always like this! You know... like a deadbeat.
It really did turn out great.
XD don’t sell yourself short buddy