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9,334 Tookan  1.3 years ago

I'm trying to make a biplane with a maximum speed of 120 km/h and I'm running into an issue where even if my aircraft is going 2x my desired speed it falls like a brick. I've tried to make some parts of the aircraft weightless and tried to balance it out by, for example, adding weight to the back, but then it starts flat spinning or just spins out of control while mid air.

It's my first time trying to create an airborne vehicle btw.

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    9,334 Tookan

    @phrongus
    no u

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    42.4k phrongus

    @Tookan
    im teling mrsivlerwolf you inpropiate!!

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    9,334 Tookan

    @phrongus
    ckummie 😏

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    @Tookan
    commie!!!!!!

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    @phrongus
    habha L habshbsba lmoa L-mao thedong Tien-nam-maen sqguare

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    @Tookan
    shut yo pickle chin ahh up

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    @phrongus
    You look like one, I don't leikg bricgs

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    42.4k phrongus

    whats wrong with bricks

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    9,334 Tookan

    @Farewellntchii
    Better, less like a drunk seagull

    1.3 years ago
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    9,334 Tookan

    @Farewellntchii
    I thought there was some form of lift scalar in the XML editor, I didn't know what the name for it was though (unless it was always there and I was too stupid to see it in the first place), thanks.

    1.3 years ago
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    9,334 Tookan

    @HuskyDynamics01
    Thanks, I'll see how it goes after I try to mess around with it a bit

    1.3 years ago
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    Sounds like you don't have enough lift. Check the wing loading, if it's too high, you'll need to add more wing area to compensate for the weight of the plane. For a biplane with that speed, I'd recommend a wing loading of probably 5-6 pounds per square foot, but you might need more or less depending on how it flies. For reference, the Stearman 75 goes about 80 km/h faster, and has a wing loading of 7-8 pounds per square foot.

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