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Alekseyev KM "Caspian Sea Monster" (Ekranoplan)

42.5k ACEPILOT109  26 days ago
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The KM was discovered in satellite imagery by United States intelligence agencies in August 1967. Rather baffled by the craft’s type and intended purpose, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began to refer to the enormous machine as the “Kaspian Monster,” in reference to the KM designation. The “Kaspian Monster” name slowly changed to “Caspian Sea Monster,” which is how the craft is generally known today. The sole KM was painted with at least five different numbers (01, 02, 04, 07, and 08) during its existence. Some sources state the numbers corresponded to different developmental phases, while others contend that the numbers were an attempt to obscure the actual number of machines built.
- William Pearce

This has airplane controls but is not an airplane.
Throttle will push piston to artificially lift the aircraft sense ground effect in SP does not work and the aircraft has normal flight controls.

Activation Group One : Activates front engines
Throttle controls only rear engines and lifts aircraft.
Normal flight controls.

VTOL Is flaps

Taking off: Throttle forward after pressing 1 and slowly lift up, once in the air deactivate 1 and keep throttle full. you will now use normal flight controls, rudder to turn ect.

The KM had a wingspan of 123 ft 4 in (37.6 m), a length of 319 ft 7 in (97.4 m), and a height of 72 ft 2 in (22.0 m). The craft had a cruise speed of 267 mph (430 km/h) and a maximum speed of 311 mph (500 km/h). Operating height was from 13 to 46 ft (4 to 14 m), and the KM had an empty weight of 529,109 lb (240,000 kg) and a maximum weight of 1,199,313 lb (544,000 kg). The craft had a range of 932 miles (1,500 km) and could operate in seas with 11.5 ft (3.5 m) waves. The KM had a crew of three and could carry 900 troops, but the craft was intended purely for experimental purposes.
- William Pearce

Also I had to build this using pistons and floaty blocks. it basically a submarine but it "dives" up wards. this Aircraft can fly, not very wheel but you have to be at full speed with all jets on. just like the real one its unstable sometimes so be gentle. also like the real one it sucks at turning. I plan on making more ground effect vehicles later. hopefully trying to figure out how to use rotor blade because they actually simulate ground effect. also, the aircraft was wheels on the pistons so it can drive on flat land like Maywore island.

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ACEPILOT109 12/29/2019

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 89.4ft (27.2m)
  • Length 203.2ft (61.9m)
  • Height 47.5ft (14.5m)
  • Empty Weight 96,580lbs (43,808kg)
  • Loaded Weight 110,857lbs (50,284kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.405
  • Wing Loading 21.8lbs/ft2 (106.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 5,090.6ft2 (472.9m2)
  • Drag Points 61651

Parts

  • Number of Parts 237
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    Lol @Diloph

    2 days ago
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    26.0k Diloph

    Haha I know it shouldn’t but it does!

    2 days ago
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    26.0k Diloph

    Should this plane fly?

    2 days ago
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    203 Topgun757

    @ACEPILOT109 I kind of forgot about the one I was building but now I’m just about done. Edit now I’m done!

    5 days ago
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    Lol @Vidal99977

    14 days ago
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    11.7k Vidal99977

    Bro. Like these things are bigger than a 747!

    14 days ago
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    1,040 Tacocat16

    Good@Westdoomer

    20 days ago
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    Yes @Tacocat16

    20 days ago
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    1,040 Tacocat16

    Do you kinda get it now? @Westdoomer

    23 days ago
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    Yes @50Airworks

    24 days ago
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    8,124 50Airworks

    In Soviet Russia, you don't fly KM; KM fly you. +1

    24 days ago
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    Ok @Tacocat16

    24 days ago
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    1,040 Tacocat16

    OK, so in the most basic of terms, ground effect is when you get to a certain point above the ground the naturally occurring drag made by the wing is reduced, increasing speed and lift. Watch a video of it and you might make sense of it...
    @Westdoomer

    24 days ago
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    @Tacocat16 Actually get it fast enough and then pitch up.

    24 days ago
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    @Tacocat16 Idk

    24 days ago
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    @ACEPILOT109 Idk, I didn’t watch the video fully.

    24 days ago
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    1,040 Tacocat16

    Ahhhhh
    @ACEPILOT109

    24 days ago
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    Basically I used pistons to push super floaty blocks down. Lifting the craft. @Tacocat16

    24 days ago
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    1,040 Tacocat16

    Ground effect. Google it.

    Speaking of...how did you get this to use ground effect?

    @Westdoomer @ACEPILOT109

    24 days ago
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    @Westdoomer the real one?

    24 days ago
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    How did it manage to fly?!?!?!

    24 days ago
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    Lol @DerekSP

    24 days ago
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    37.6k DerekSP

    Although we took quite different approaches to simulate ground effect

    24 days ago
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    37.6k DerekSP

    Lmao I knew someone would make this after the Mustard video, hence why I went with the Lun

    24 days ago
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    42.5k ACEPILOT109

    Lol @Zanedavid

    24 days ago
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