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Automatic Piston Ornithopter

27.4k JovianPat  7.8 years ago
2,898 downloads

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A piston-powered Ornithopter that flies automatically with no fuel. Simply throttle up to flap your wings and use the VTOL slider to adjust the wing's angle. The wing's flapping speed depends on your throttle, so use about 60% for regular flight. VTOL halfway up for a good angle.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 7 airplane(s) +35 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 53.6ft (16.3m)
  • Length 52.4ft (16.0m)
  • Height 10.3ft (3.1m)
  • Empty Weight 5,156lbs (2,339kg)
  • Loaded Weight 5,156lbs (2,339kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 2.0lbs/ft2 (10.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,526.0ft2 (234.7m2)
  • Drag Points 3053

Parts

  • Number of Parts 93
  • Control Surfaces 16
  • Performance Cost 707
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    it flys so nice great build

    3.2 years ago
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    1,522 SlowSailor

    I see you made it hard for yourself. I used 4 wings to hold her steady if you want to try it on yours. You know, like a dragonfly

    +1 3.8 years ago
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    If you angle the middle of the wings back u will get more thrust

    5.1 years ago
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    14.6k Viper3000ad

    I can say only one thing : Jenius ! Well ballanced and probably the mechanism with the lower part count . It became a personal favorite . Would you mind using the same logic in my future plane?

    5.3 years ago
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    Legit lit.

    5.9 years ago
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    Doesent work

    6.9 years ago
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    1,155 mahir

    @JovianPat okay

    7.7 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @mahir Please don't advertise yourself on someone's plane.

    7.7 years ago
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    1,155 mahir

    @JovianPat it's cool plz see my planes ..

    7.7 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    Thanks @oDDDynamics

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    Thanks @Insertname

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @ShatSlanger :)

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @ShatSlanger Thanks, but I think you forgot to upvote :)

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @FlyingThings Don't give up :)

    7.8 years ago
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    19.3k TTHHSSSS

    Np! @JovianPat

    7.8 years ago
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    47.7k FlyingThings

    @JovianPat i tried to copy it but it keeps breaking... Sh**

    7.8 years ago
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    47.7k FlyingThings

    @JovianPat ok.

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @FlyingThings It's fine, use it as you like! Just don't forget to give credit :)

    7.8 years ago
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    47.7k FlyingThings

    @JovianPat the first and the second try that you described happened to me too. Then i gave up.

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @FlyingThings That happened many times when I was building the flapping mechanism. The first time it squashed the piston and exploded. The second one I forgot to set it as invert and exploded. The third try, the range is wrong so the hinge got pulled apart and exploded....

    7.8 years ago
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    47.7k FlyingThings

    @JovianPat i tried to build one but i didnt have the know-how. So my first try destroyed itself.

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @FlyingThings Thanks! I've made another ornithopter a while ago, but it wasn't automatic so you have to slide the VTOL slider up and down continuously to fly.

    7.8 years ago
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    47.7k FlyingThings

    Wow. First time i see something like that in SP.

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    Thanks! @TTHHSSSS

    7.8 years ago
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    27.4k JovianPat

    @Treadmill103 @SHCow Thanks!

    7.8 years ago
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