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Anisoptera I

150k spefyjerbf  1.3 years ago
Auto Credit Based on Armyguy1534's 50 PART PLANE CHALLANGE (CLOSED)

A quick build to try to refine an old concept of mine. It probably requires high physics.

Controls
Throttle: Altitude
Roll: roll (10 degree max)
Yaw: Yaw
Trim: pitch orientation
VTOL: heavy airbrakes

Landing
Hover over the landing pad, then bring the throttle down to zero.
Activate the heavy airbrakes, then orient the nose down a little bit.
The airbrakes should slow the vehicle to a peaceful fall.

Tips
- Sometimes 100% throttle will cause the pistons to move too slowly. In that case, use 99%.
- Roll can help you with precise lateral movement.
- This aircraft is a mix of a plane and a helicopter, and therefore flies accordingly.

The Anisoptera was the result of collaboration between a small SPEcorp research team and an independent contractor who developed the first instance of piston-induced lift systems. Conceptually, it is nearly identical to its predecessor, but a gyro allows for more precise movements. Only a few units were manufactured, but they sold at a high price to wealthy collectors - resulting in a healthy profit for SPEcorp and involved associates.

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Wing Loading 7.8lbs/ft2 (38.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 433.2ft2 (40.3m2)
  • Drag Points 9889

Parts

  • Number of Parts 50
  • Control Surfaces 1
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    150k spefyjerbf

    @aghasttable267 Ah. Must be a balance thing.

    4 months ago
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    @spefyjerbf No, it spun around in circles and wobbled. It wasn't nearly as controllable as it was with all of the wings.

    4 months ago
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    150k spefyjerbf

    @aghasttable267 Nice! Was the performance better with the two wings?

    4 months ago
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    I crashed, and it hobbled away, 2 wings left, without me!

    !

    I removed all of the wings but 2, and it still flew (I didn't realize that would rhyme)

    4 months ago
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    277 arduino

    Plane of Cirno ;p

    +1 5 months ago
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    Do not use slow motion on this thing
    Its a self destruct basically
    Great Weapons Platform For Twin Hevguns somehow Good For CIWS too

    11 months ago
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    pretty mesmerising

    time to weaponise it :P

    1.2 years ago
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    7,789 Ariathe

    Watching this thing in action really makes me dizzy for some reason. Really pretty looking build, though! Definitely an interesting way of flying!

    +3 1.3 years ago
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    77.6k TMach5

    WOW!

    1.3 years ago
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    This defies the laws of physics lmao

    +4 1.3 years ago
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    150k spefyjerbf

    @Thomasj041 I thought I did. You can set the activation group to none, or to 9.

    1.3 years ago
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    17.9k Thomasj041

    @spefyjerbf Is it possible to disable them with Overload?

    1.3 years ago
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    150k spefyjerbf

    @Thomasj041 Nope! I used scaled detachers as structural features to get more detail from a reduced part count.

    1.3 years ago
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    17.9k Thomasj041

    Are those things on the back supposed to be detached?

    1.3 years ago
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    13.1k Viper3000ad

    @spefyjerbf Yes, when they move vertical it is logical to change the air speed (and pressure) on each side of the wing. But when the move horizontally? Also i believe that thrust has an another algorithm in SP for calculate, because circular movement in the wings does not produce thrust in the Y axis. Anyway fantastic idea ! I declare fan of your work :-)

    +2 1.3 years ago
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    150k spefyjerbf

    @Viper3000ad In SP, wings generate lift when they move. Normally, such motion is caused by engine thrust, but in this build, the lift-inducing motion is caused by pistons.

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    6,584 Ryn176

    Mind got blown away

    1.3 years ago
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    13.1k Viper3000ad

    I keep asking my self why this plane flies ? Wonderful idea ! Congrats . Do you have a theory for this phenomenon ?

    1.3 years ago
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    110k MAHADI

    this is SO COOL!

    1.3 years ago
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    I watch the future

    +2 1.3 years ago
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    78.2k Treadmill103

    Clever stuff!

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    Noice. The wing copter thing is back.

    1.3 years ago
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    29.8k Hyattorama

    I’m thinking about some old video clips of some of the early attempts at heavier than air flight, with reciprocating propulsion parts. It’s easy to see that it’s a non-starter. @ThomasRoderick

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    29.8k Hyattorama

    Me too!@spefyjerbf

    1.3 years ago
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    26.6k Armyguy1534

    This is awsome

    +1 1.3 years ago
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