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Working Artificial Horizons

25.9k BRuthless  2.8 years ago
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Over the past few days I have worked on this neat little machinery to revolutionize detailed vanilla cockpits in SP.

They come in two sizes, large (about 1.1 x 1.1 units) and small
(about 0.275 x 0.275 units).

These artificial horizons or attitude indicators use vanilla parts only by utilizing a gyroscope and some mechanics, all hidden inside the grey body.
The bank angle indicators allow you to precisely fly 10, 20, 30, 45, 60, 90 or 135 degree bank angles to the left and right while the artificial horizon helps you to fly straight by telling you where your nose is pointing relative to the horizon.

I suggest to only drag them at the grey body part and only attach them at the back of the grey body part, then nudge them into the position where you want them.
Attaching parts at other points on the artificial horizons is likely to break them.

You can save them as subassemblies and use them on your designs freely, but please remember to give me credit. :)

I'm using this in my newest build of a Piper Seneca II:

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 18.0ft (5.5m)
  • Length 18.0ft (5.5m)
  • Height 21.2ft (6.5m)
  • Empty Weight 10,505lbs (4,764kg)
  • Loaded Weight 10,505lbs (4,764kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 8872

Parts

  • Number of Parts 129
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 436
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    8,006 Ryn176

    Great job!

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    Wonderful!

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    4,684 MaxB17

    Nice work

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    This looks, and works wonderful!

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    92.7k MrSilverWolf

    @BRuthless no problem!

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    25.9k BRuthless

    @Ariathe @MrSilverWolf Thank you very much! :) I hope to see some nice builds with this.

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    7,826 Ariathe

    Looks fantastic!

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    92.7k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

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    thx great job@BRuthless

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @BRuthless np, thanks for letting me use it

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    25.9k BRuthless

    @Nerfenthusiast Yes, it has zero drag. And also zero weight except for the gyroscope, it needs a bit of weight to work correctly.

    @Jacobdaniel Thank you very much! I hope they are useful to others.

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    Best artificial horizons on the site

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    Yay the website is working now, kinda....

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    does it have zero drag

    2.8 years ago
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    We need more engineers like you

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    25.9k BRuthless

    @jamesPLANESii Yeah, I've seen all the ones which just go with the orientation of the gyro for simplicity and have no markers for the bank angle as it would rotate around with the sphere.
    I wouldn't like to have something like that on my build as I also want correct functionality if possible instead of just looks.

    I'm glad you like it. :)

    2.8 years ago
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    Yay finally a spherical artificial horizon that goes the right way!

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    36.6k Trainzo

    Nice creation . Good joob .

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    21.6k Nerfaddict

    This is actually pretty amazing

    +1 2.8 years ago