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Piston Heli

152k spefyjerbf  3.6 years ago

"An alternate form of propulsion."

This small craft uses pistons to rapidly move wings, therefore producing lift and thrust. This is, essentially, a helicopter, that has an interesting version of propulsion. While this specific model has little use, it has been used to train pilots to fly helicopters.

Lore: Joe Schmidt, a sustinence farmer on the terraformed moon colony Object 20100, invented piston-based flight when he salvaged a military-grade piston from the ruins of a battleship that had crashed on the moon. As such a salvage was illegal, his local government visited him. They soon discovered his invention, and rather than taking punitive measures, they gave him a small grant for him to create a functional prototype. This craft is the result. Joe decided to tape a pistol to the front of the aircraft, and now he uses it to "eliminate his frustrations" on the various pests that ravage his fields. As for others, this craft is used to train helicopter pilots.

Controls:
Throttle: begin to fly. 100 percent is best.
Trim: trim. put that bar up for best results.

Tips:
This flies like a helicopter. Use those yaw controls.
To turn faster, roll a little bit when yawing.
If you are not at 100%, the pistons may suddenly go slowly, press throttle to fix it.
Landing is hard. Approach at 2% throttle. VTOL landing is impossible.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 16.1ft (4.9m)
  • Length 21.9ft (6.7m)
  • Height 9.8ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight 1,820lbs (825kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,820lbs (825kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 6.5lbs/ft2 (31.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 278.2ft2 (25.8m2)
  • Drag Points 4148

Parts

  • Number of Parts 51
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    152k spefyjerbf

    @AerialFighterSnakes Thanks! That reminds me that I should probably try to perfect this concept - it is one that I am proud of.

    1.6 years ago
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    10.5k FLOWRIDER0

    It requires high physics

    3.4 years ago
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    10.5k FLOWRIDER0

    It requires high physics

    3.4 years ago
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    What did I just fly

    +1 3.6 years ago
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    5,576 AceOfSpade

    Love it, but i managed to land verticially. Had to come in ~30-40 degrees, but landed using vertical movement.

    3.6 years ago
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    6,608 Aeriast

    Absolutely bizarre! I love it.

    3.6 years ago
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    3,627 Ezri

    Swims like a fish

    3.6 years ago
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    So, effing great.

    3.6 years ago
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    52.5k Ephwurd

    This is smart

    3.6 years ago
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    78.8k Treadmill103

    Very clever!

    3.6 years ago
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    Really weird but oddly satisfying...

    3.6 years ago
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    152k spefyjerbf

    @EliteIndustries1 I wanted the craft to not require fuel. But yes, I will think of that.

    3.6 years ago
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    152k spefyjerbf

    @Beeack If your physics is set to low, then set it to high.

    3.6 years ago
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    152k spefyjerbf

    @ColonelStriker That just means that you are a better pilot than me.

    3.6 years ago
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    18.9k TTHHSSSS

    This is super interesting..

    3.6 years ago
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    515 Beeack

    It can't gain altitude on my device.

    3.6 years ago
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    I somehow did a vtol landing with this... should I be worried?

    3.6 years ago
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    Creative!

    3.6 years ago
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    152k spefyjerbf

    @EliteIndustries1 Yeah, this is surprisingly easy to fly. It is exremely stable due to how it flies.

    3.6 years ago
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    152k spefyjerbf

    @EliteIndustries1 @DIGOn27 @saturn28 Thanks! the desc has been finished to include valuable info, tips, and controls!

    3.6 years ago
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    335 DIGOn27

    really cool concept

    3.6 years ago