First tutorial thingy
I am on a mission to reduce the noob population in SimplePlanes.
So let's begin with a panelled gear door.
This will be a step by step guide on making it.
Step 1: Start with panelling a circular fuselage.
So this can be a bit hard for beginners, but I will not get into too much detail on it as it isn't the point of the tutorial.
Place one panel with circular top corners and hard bottom corners, tweak the size until it is a bit wider than the curve of the actual circle you want.
(You can use a hollow fuselage as a reference for the circle you want like I did here.)
Step 2: The Ro-ta-te.
After you have placed the one panel, use the in-game rotation tool in connected parts mode and rotate the reference circle (the hollow fuselage) by 5 degrees, then mirror the part.
Rotate the hollow fuselage back, and then mirror the other side this time to make it symmetrical, repeat this until you have the first circle.
Step 3: Now the doors!
This is literally the easiest part,
Go through all the parts that will move and disconnect them from any parts that won't move.
Place a hinge at the border of one moving panel and one static panel.
(preferrably at the top, lol.)
MAKE SURE THE ROTATION OF THE HINGE MATCHES THE ROTATION OF THE STATIC PANEL IT IS CONNECTED TO(will make our job easier.)
Now connect the hinge to the top part of the gear door.
NOW THE LAST STEP
You should have a closed gear door that works with VTOL.
Now, use the multi-select that comes with FineTuner to select all the parts of the gear door (select the hinge first) and rotate it 90* out.
Now you need to move it all around a bit until it fits in well enough with the rest of the fuselage.
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 9.6ft (2.9m)
- Length 5.9ft (1.8m)
- Height 14.5ft (4.4m)
- Empty Weight 1,296lbs (587kg)
- Loaded Weight 1,296lbs (587kg)
- Wing Loading N/A
- Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
- Drag Points 4036
- Number of Parts 45
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 144