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Mosasaurus

2,807 Timplanes  5 months ago
190 downloads
Auto Credit Based on AircraftGeek500's Ornithopter Challenge [OVER]

A Mosasaurus!

This is an entry for the Ornithopter Challenge by CheetoPumkinEater1

This began as a for fun build, but I ended up spending a good amount of time making this craft function well. It’s not very anatomically accurate, but it’s about the size of an adult mosasaurus. Hope you enjoy!

Note: The mosasaurus was a prehistoric aquatic reptile that lived during the late Cretaceous period (82-66 mya). These creatures could grow to about 50 feet (17 m) long and are believed to have been able to prey on any animal in their habitat.


Controls

AG1: activate/deactivate turbojet for extra thrust
AG2: activate/deactivate flippers
Throttle: input for flippers and turbojet
VTOL: mouth


Works best when starting from water or air, but it can do a runway takeoff.
  • Activate 1 & 2
  • Turn throttle slowly to ~80%
  • Pull up

Note: if doing a takeoff from land, lock flippers at 30% throttle and pull up from beginning of takeoff “roll”

03/12/2022

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Ornithopter Challenge [OVER]
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 23.2ft (7.1m)
  • Length 42.7ft (13.0m)
  • Height 6.9ft (2.1m)
  • Empty Weight 936lbs (424kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,725lbs (782kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.906
  • Wing Loading 1.9lbs/ft2 (9.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 901.5ft2 (83.8m2)
  • Drag Points 1311

Parts

  • Number of Parts 168
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 707
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    @Timplanes246 welcome! You did a great job!

    4 months ago
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    2,807 Timplanes

    @CheetoPumkinEater1 Yea, I was wondering what your reaction might be to the mosasaur. It did feel a bit out of place when I posted it. Overall though I agree with your decision as the dragon seems to have much more work put into it. Thanks for allowing me to participate in the challenge and giving me second!

    4 months ago
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    Hey, don’t down my yacht :) @XYeetusdeletusx

    4 months ago
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    It’s a super close call, and I did say the orionthopter could be anything, but a flying mosasaurus isn’t really- it’s only funny. The design is cool, and it’s epic when in water and stuff, but it doesn’t swim. That’s the thing. But overall, wonderful build!

    4 months ago
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    I'm glad I lost to this and not a flying yacht

    4 months ago
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    1,257 DaDEMON1o1

    @Timplanes246 yeah it would

    4 months ago
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    2,807 Timplanes

    @DEMON1o1 No, but that would’ve been cool!

    4 months ago
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    1,257 DaDEMON1o1

    are mosasaurus able to fly

    4 months ago
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    5,207 Bobyo

    @Bellcat yes

    5 months ago
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    4,258 Bellcat

    Here comes...

    The Giant, Flying, Aquatic Dinosaur!

    The average teenaged high schooler boy’s dream has come true...

    5 months ago