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Strandbeest - Tribute

10.9k iwannabeelected  5.4 years ago
1,296 downloads

This is my tribute to Theo Jansen's Strandbeest.
It doesn't use infinite rotators or other modded stuff, the movement is piston-based.

To start it:

  1. Set throttle to 100%
  2. Move Trim slider up to approx. 1/4
  3. When the movement starts reduce throttle to 0. It should move on its own now. Speed is controlled by Trim but don't raise it too much.

It took me 3 full days and 3 attempts to make it. Still I am not really satisfied with how it moves and some parts look pretty ugly. I won't go on because it literally takes all my time (and my smartphone's battery too) so if someone would like to improve it you are more than welcome.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 80.8ft (24.6m)
  • Length 20.9ft (6.4m)
  • Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 37,574lbs (17,043kg)
  • Loaded Weight 38,904lbs (17,646kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.732
  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 57341

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1130
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 5,789
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    @IGNikolaev thank you once again! :)

    3.0 years ago
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    @yvanblo you're welcome! Have fun :)

    4.5 years ago
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    705 yvanblo

    @iwannabeelected Amazing. I had no idea. Thank you for your response!

    4.5 years ago
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    @yvanblo thank you! You can choose the initial position of the piston by switching its Direction setting to either Push (by default) or Pull. Note that you can do it only if you haven't attached anything to the piston's moving end.

    ...At least it's how it was when I last played the game.

    4.5 years ago
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    705 yvanblo

    @iwannabeelected Amazing work! Kinda glitchy, but wow! If you don't mind my asking, how did you extend the piston in designer mode? Thank you!

    4.5 years ago
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    @TheLatentImage Thank you!

    5.4 years ago
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    I've enjoyed these for quite some time. I'm happy to see someone pull it off in the game. Well done.

    5.4 years ago
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    4,711 KingLockheed

    No prob =)

    5.4 years ago
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    @PyroManiac @picy Thank you! :)

    5.4 years ago
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    4,711 KingLockheed

    MAN, THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

    5.4 years ago
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    9,340 picy

    DANG!!!

    5.4 years ago
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    hmm @jamesPLANESii

    5.4 years ago
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    I typed in 2016. It didn't show up for some reason. @MechWARRIOR57

    5.4 years ago
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    ? @jamesPLANESii

    5.4 years ago
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    1. @MechWARRIOR57
    5.4 years ago
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    WHEN DID THEY END?! @jamesPLANESii

    5.4 years ago
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    @jtr2006 try to make some good models that people will like

    5.4 years ago
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    55 jtr2006

    How do I get more points

    5.4 years ago
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    NO! I have been waiting for more @jamesPLANESii

    5.4 years ago
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    What? You haven't heard? @MechWARRIOR57

    5.4 years ago
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    @PhilipTarpley @jamesPLANESii WAIT!! THEY ENDED MYTHBUSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????!?!?!?!?!?!

    5.4 years ago
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    @RPGtank511 I totally agree with you, it's far from perfect.

    5.4 years ago
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    weird, but not that good, sorry.

    5.4 years ago
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    No problem. @iwannabeelected

    5.4 years ago
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    @Othawne @BlazeQuartz thank you!

    +1 5.4 years ago
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