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Bleriot XI

21.2k PapaWii  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on PapaWii's Bleriot XI testing version

a build 2 months in the making!

history

The bleriot XI is the first lighter than air aircraft to cross the english channel, by flying from france to Britain in around 30 minutes. It is also the first to come with the classic engine in front as well as the tail dragger gear design. The plane was designed by Frenchmen louis blériot in 1909. The crossing of the English channel secured the blériot name into the history books, and a nice bit of money, £1000 equivalent to around £118,000today.

controls

Normal flight controls

fetures

Working rudder
Working pitch (completely movable)
A accurate wing shape (for primary, pitch, and rudder)
Accurate suspension (semi-working will talk about later in disc)
Accurate details on the primary wings, and in the tail section.
Accurate engine power and detailing (hp is what it should be, 25hp)

takeoff instructions (IMPORTANT!!!)

On takeoff there is a bit of a yaw to the right, when taking off yaw is needed
1. Full power
2. Put in yaw left as needed, not to much, you'll need yaw right if going to far.
3. Wait til about 37mph to takeoff, not to much pitch of you'll stall it out
4. Trim will be needed, just not as much when at top speed

Landing instructions (IMPORTANT!!!)

  1. Slow down to about 20% throttle it looses speed quite slowly, so you'll have time to slow down
  2. When over the runway about 100ft up, set to 0% throttle
  3. Brake, and lightly touch down, it's a bit bouncy so do it slowly and softly
  4. Once you touch down with brakes engaged it should slow down and slowly settle down, if it bounces the just do the whole process again. Landing takes a but to get use to because of how odd the flight model is combined with the bounciness of the suspension.

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Builders note: I tried making this as accurate as I could, one thing I couldn't was the roll control surface, I'm sorry I couldn't hide it, I was afraid to do anything to the flight model because it is just so unstable, if I moved it just a tiny bit the whole flight characteristics would change, so sorry about that. That is honestly the only thing wrong with it, it's a very fun aircraft to fly. Speed is a bit high, I think level flight it was at around 105mph max but in a dive it can go much faster, for comparison the irl counterpart at least in it's original form had a max of 43mph. Trim will be needed to help push the nose down in flight. Stall speed is at around 35-30mph.


special thanks:

Special thanks to Aydengamer for testing, tsampoy for testing and screenshots, and Kangy for testing! Thanks guys!

thanks to those who upvote, comment, and follow

papakernels 2/13/2021

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Bleriot XI testing version
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 25.9ft (7.9m)
  • Length 22.9ft (7.0m)
  • Height 8.9ft (2.7m)
  • Empty Weight 367lbs (166kg)
  • Loaded Weight 633lbs (287kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.039
  • Wing Loading 4.5lbs/ft2 (21.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 141.3ft2 (13.1m2)
  • Drag Points 264

Parts

  • Number of Parts 209
  • Control Surfaces 2
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    21.2k PapaWii

    All tags were requested in this teaser

    Pinned 4 months ago
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    3,698 RC1138Boss

    Please? You only need too scale down rotators and put them inside the wings? @PapaKernels

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @CaptainRex123 oh, yea I honestly wasn't sure how to do it, but I definitely thought about it, well I shouldn't say I didn't know how to do it, but I did think about it

    3 months ago
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    3,698 RC1138Boss

    Where the wings r actually twisted. It’s how roll was done in the old days @PapaKernels

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @CaptainRex123 what does that mean?

    3 months ago
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    3,698 RC1138Boss

    Maybe make a proper wing warp next time?

    3 months ago
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    30.1k tsampoy

    @PapaKernels No problem

    3 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @tsampoy thanks for the spot buddy!

    3 months ago
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    Oof
    @PapaKernels

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 I think my fastest was a 12:42 mile.

    4 months ago
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    Lol, your probably not as bad as some of the other folks if seen run
    And nice! @PapaKernels

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 good for you then, I am the fat kid who's always last in the mile run so you go man. Also my high school varsity basketball team is undefeated so I think we'll win districts.

    4 months ago
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    @PapaKernels
    I like running, it fun

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @Musraskrois thanks buddy!

    4 months ago
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    6,907 Musraskrois

    Very nice build!!!

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 poor kid, has to do cross country. Probably the only sport I would get into would be go cart racing

    4 months ago
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    @PapaKernels
    ah yes!
    although I do run Cross Country, and we won district for that

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 we dont care about sports, or domain is the skys

    4 months ago
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    @PapaKernels
    nice! yeah im not sure what after that

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 just nascar, and it's getting pretty exciting

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 nice! I dont know how my school is doing, from what I hear on the news they were doing pretty good. Hope they win, what would be next, states? I dont pay attention to sports if you couldn't tell.

    4 months ago
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    @PapaKernels
    no, my older brother was, they just won district!

    4 months ago
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    21.2k PapaWii

    @ACEPILOT109 thanks! Were you in the game?

    4 months ago
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    I like the way it flys, and the wings look epic!

    4 months ago
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    @PapaKernels yep, just got home from another Bball game

    4 months ago
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