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Project Pigeon

15.8k Jacobdaniel  2.9 years ago

It's about 18 days late but here you go,
Use like a normal missile, free to use (no credit needed)
Credit to @LancasterAce for the pigeons (fyi: he named them Percey, Harold and Jeffrey)

Also it's simple so your plane will have lower parts
1.7 version friendly here

History

During World War II, the U.S. began developing a missile guidance system under the code name Project Pigeon, which later became known as Project Orcon, for “Organic Control.”

The idea was concocted by an American behaviorist, B.F. Skinner, and involved using pigeons to physically ride within missiles and guide them to their targets. In the plan, the pigeon would ride in a compartment aboard an unpowered, gliding missile as a screen was displayed in front of the bird showing the target. The pigeon would be trained to peck at the target on the touch sensitive screen and the missiles flight control systems would adjust according to where on the screen the pigeon pecked. This was a one way trip for the pigeons but they were seen as cheap, plentiful and fairly easy to train.

Despite initial skepticism at the slightly absurd notion of using pigeons to deliver high explosives, the project went ahead and initial training and tests were conducted. Although 25,000 dollars were spent on the project and some success was seen in the training, the project was later scrapped as it was deemed to be too impractical.

The U.S. Navy later picked up the project in 1948 under the new name Project Orcon, but again the plan was dropped when computer guidance systems became more advanced.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 13.6ft (4.1m)
  • Length 11.8ft (3.6m)
  • Height 5.6ft (1.7m)
  • Empty Weight 3,439lbs (1,560kg)
  • Loaded Weight 3,439lbs (1,560kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 439,839.3lbs/ft2 (2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 906

Parts

  • Number of Parts 38
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 114
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    @Jacobdaniel ok

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @AWESOMENESS360 idk, look up Project Pigeon or Project Orcon

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    9,989 SuperSix

    Oh ok

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @SuperSix sorry I forgot I used hollow fuselage

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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Cool!

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    @Jacobdaniel Are there any existing documents of this project? I want to send this to PETA lmao

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    @SuperSix you don't need it to run this.

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    9,989 SuperSix

    No I tried it it says need 1.8 to download

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @SuperSix and thanks

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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @SuperSix it says "Ignore the warning you don't need 1.8,"

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    9,989 SuperSix

    Kind of do need 1.8

    2.9 years ago
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    9,989 SuperSix

    I don’t have beta version

    2.9 years ago
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    9,989 SuperSix

    CUTE

    2.9 years ago
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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @Potato21 sorry I'm late

    2.9 years ago
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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @LancasterAce @Chancey21 @randomusername sorry I'm late

    2.9 years ago
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    15.8k Jacobdaniel

    @ErvenDynamics @aplayer @SuperSix sorry I'm late

    2.9 years ago