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Dune- Ornithopter

85.2k laSoul  one month ago

What I thought would be my last creation! Had to tone down part count before I went overboard, hehe
A fully working Ornithopter from Dune 2021. After a whole audiobook binger + the movie, I couldn't help myself!

Controls for this one are relatively simple: Trim up, AG 1, Throttle, Landing gear, and go!

Usual heli controls + AG 2 and 4 for lights and extra artillery.

Cheers to all of you!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 14.5ft (4.4m)
  • Length 72.5ft (22.1m)
  • Height 18.4ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight -1,286,467lbs (-583,532kg)
  • Loaded Weight 42,918lbs (19,467kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.313
  • Wing Loading 531.6lbs/ft2 (2,595.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 80.7ft2 (7.5m2)
  • Drag Points 16604

Parts

  • Number of Parts 760
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 3,668
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    Now this is, simply speaking, perfection. As a huge Dune fan, this is one of my favorite planes I’ve ever downloaded

    19 days ago
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    1,245 LonelySea22

    This is gorgeous. The integrated ramp/landing legs are perfect.

    +2 22 days ago
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    17.3k Axartar

    Ohhhhhhh clever, usually every time I add shaking parts they end up tainting flight, thanks! @laSoul

    28 days ago
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    85.2k laSoul

    @Axartar Surprisingly easy actually!
    Similar dynamics to quadcopters in a way. I made the back flaps work at an inverse so they cancel out the front's. This combines with the landing gear's "suspension" rotator hinge looseness made them shake minimally.
    Last little trick was reducing the fuselage weight to almost nothing on the wings, the vibrating rotator doesn't move much mass, so it doesn't vibrate against the weight of the craft. It's the reason why I didn't just make everything weightless, would've ruined flight.

    +3 one month ago
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    dammnit! you beat me too it! this looks great though!

    one month ago
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    17.3k Axartar

    Woooaaahhh it’s incredibly stable, good job, just curious how did you counteract the shaking from the wings to make it fly stable?

    +1 one month ago
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    WOAHHHHHH Haven't seen you in along time!

    +1 one month ago
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    134k MAHADI

    @laSoul I know the feeling brother. well, it's exams for me and job hunting comes afterwards.

    one month ago
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    2,064 KingOog000

    @laSoul sad to see you go :(

    My building skill is trash, but thanks for the consent to steal it! :D

    one month ago
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    I made one and uploaded it a few days ago, didn't turn out as well as this, but im proud of it as I'm on android(galaxy s20 FE)

    one month ago
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    85.2k laSoul

    @MAHADI Guess I called it quits since I'm spending my time on other things. More spent on painting and later on job hunting, so lack of time to even get good at this game now.
    @KingOog000 And go for it, make one too, go wild! Steal the vibrating rotators for the wings if you'd like, makes it quicker to build.

    +2 one month ago
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    2,064 KingOog000

    No!! I was going to make this!!! Really cool!!!!!

    one month ago
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    134k MAHADI

    I was really waiting and hoping for somebody to make this in SP ever since I watched the film! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
    but why your last?! There would be a Harkonnen battleship next as far as I know...

    +2 one month ago
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    Dude i only saw the trailer for dune. This might be a massive spoiler but im gonna fly it

    one month ago
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    Oh what the heck this is lovely!!

    one month ago
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    1,447 OVERTHINKR

    @laSoul thanks man

    one month ago
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    85.2k laSoul

    @Planedude69 I think Snow built a square rotator that could do side swings, and the input was Funky [ sin(Time * 1080) ]
    Tested to see if it worked on other rotators and it did! I tied it to action group was all.
    Use the Overload mod and define sin(Time * X) , and whatever number you like is the speed. I did 3000 on the flaps

    one month ago
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    1,447 OVERTHINKR

    Dude this thing is awesome. How did you get the wings to vibrate and fly stable cuz mine doesn’t flap.

    one month ago
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    85.2k laSoul

    @ForwardUntoDawn I built this with 4 year old game mechanics cause I barely know the new ones, so you'll likely make a better one. Good luck!

    +2 one month ago
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    I love it! Thought for sure that I'd be the first to build this ornithopter, but I guess you beat me to it!

    +1 one month ago
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    4,267 Gluck

    I can't articulate how much appreciation I have for you right now

    one month ago
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    41.8k Falkenwut

    @TheNightmareCompany I personally loved it. Doesn't share the Campy feeling from the David Lynch Version, but it's beautiful in its own right. Fun to watch, Definitely looking forward for the 2nd movie!

    +2 one month ago
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    @Falkenwut Is is a good movie?

    +2 one month ago
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    THE SLEEPER HAS AWOKEN!

    +1 one month ago
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    8,012 DrenasPort

    uff the movie came this year out and already such a wonderfull build wow i lóve it

    one month ago
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