A quick build to try to refine an old concept of mine. It probably requires high physics.
Roll: roll (10 degree max)
Trim: pitch orientation
VTOL: heavy airbrakes
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.
- 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.
- Predecessor 50 PART PLANE CHALLANGE (CLOSED)
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 42.8ft (13.1m)
- Length 30.8ft (9.4m)
- Height 13.6ft (4.1m)
- Empty Weight 3,387lbs (1,536kg)
- Loaded Weight 3,387lbs (1,536kg)
- Wing Loading 7.8lbs/ft2 (38.2kg/m2)
- Wing Area 433.2ft2 (40.3m2)
- Drag Points 9889
- Number of Parts 50
- Control Surfaces 1