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Exciting New Discovery

5,903 LimitedShelf568  4.3 years ago

So I was playing around with SimplePlanes on my PC, trying to see if I could make an engine output without a mod, and I made a weird discovery. If you use a sphere and put 4 wheels around it, You can make a car engine output its rotation. Here for the stand alone engine.

This plane works best with the limitless spin mod here.
It will take off at about 25 miles per hour and has a flight ceiling of about 1100 feet. To take off, throttle up then VTOL halfway down (VTOL almost all the way down if you don't have the limitless spin mod). Once you do that trim down. Then when the plane gets to 25 mph, pull up a little (to about the first notch above the horizon line) then watch it take off. To climb keep the pitch at that first notch (if you don't want to keep pitching you can increase the size of the elevators). I recommend taking off at wright or avalanche airport for more lift. Maywar is also very good though very bumpy.

Instructions: To build one, you will need 4 tires and 1 sphere ( or vice versa, I will upload a build using that method later) size 1. Set the friction on the sphere to the highest setting, and do the same for the traction on the tires. Then mount them all on free spinning small rototators. Then, using structural components (such as the ones in this plane) assemble them into a 3x3 unit cross shape with the sphere at the center so that the tires barely touch the sphere. Place the center of this assembly on a free spinning rotator and attach it to a base that does not interfere with the rotation. The mechanism will need some clearance to spin properly. Then connect the wheels to any gas powered car engine and you will have a basic engine output mechanism.

For another example, here is an additional plane that builds on the basic principles of this concept. And here is special a four engine version.

To effectively transfer the rotation you will need a bearing and connection assembly like the one on this plane. Please refer to the connections on this plane for inspiration on one.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 5 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 97.3ft (29.7m)
  • Length 54.6ft (16.6m)
  • Height 25.0ft (7.6m)
  • Empty Weight 958lbs (434kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,041lbs (472kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 1.0lbs/ft2 (4.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,038.7ft2 (96.5m2)
  • Drag Points 6516

Parts

  • Number of Parts 199
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,096
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    It emits smoke like a steam engine lmao. Perhaps it can be used to make steampunk planes.

    4 months ago
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    You're on to something here

    2.2 years ago
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    You should try this now. That smoke is sick

    2.2 years ago
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    3,978 YoDudeChase

    @Cooluke And why not?

    3.2 years ago
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    75 Cooluke

    Niffty idea wouldn't work in real life but good idea

    3.3 years ago
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    Hmmm... we could use it for engineering projects! @LimitedShelf568

    4.1 years ago
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    @Strikefighter04 Thanks lol, how would it fit into SL?

    4.1 years ago
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    @SimplEngineer It will glitch occasionally. That's the worst one I've heard about though lol. Whenever it glitches on my PC it's relatively mild.

    4.1 years ago
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    Lol I just actually realized how this worked! It's amazing!

    +1 4.1 years ago
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    Started it in the air adjusted the prop pitch went to 100% throttle and blew up sending me to an altitude of -500000ft and at a speed of 34000mph.

    +2 4.2 years ago
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    @Feathers Try using the limitless spin mod

    4.2 years ago
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    @Feathers read the description

    4.2 years ago
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    飞不起来

    4.3 years ago
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    51 meulaso

    @LimitedShelf568 MUITO OBRIGADO! continuarei a baixar e seguir seus projetos. ; )
    (PORTUGUESE-BRAZIL)

    +1 4.3 years ago
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    @meulaso I don't use steam but I do plan on making more engines

    4.3 years ago
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    51 meulaso

    @LimitedShelf568 se você estiver no simple planes da Steam me adiciona lá. (nic: Meulaso1234) (PORTUGUESE BRAZIL)

    4.3 years ago
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    51 meulaso

    @LimitedShelf568 não apenas que você conseguiu diminuir o motor e ficou muito bom :) , mas vamos tentar ver quem consegue fazer o moto mais forte e leve, estou precisando de um motor leve e forte e rápido para aviões leves e bomberdeiros. se puder me ajudar eu agradeço! (PORTUGUESE BRAZIL)

    4.3 years ago
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    @meulaso Are you asking me to make one like that?

    4.3 years ago
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    51 meulaso

    cara eu fiz um motor assim, so que usa 4 motores e 8 a 16 pneus (PORTUGUESE BRAZIL)

    4.3 years ago
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    120 QwQ2333

    @LimitedShelf568 thanks bro!

    +1 4.3 years ago
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    @QwQ2333 It automatically gives credit to the original builder, don't worry about it. I'll put a link to it in the description

    4.3 years ago
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    @QwQ2333 I believe I may have already included the link, who created it?

    4.3 years ago
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    120 QwQ2333

    can i share the upgrated version of this plane which has more climb rate? and how can i @the original builder?

    +1 4.3 years ago
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    1,054 Slaviguy

    @LimitedShelf568 True.

    +1 4.3 years ago
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    @Slaviguy Yeah, the main reason a lot of stuff doesn't work is because of the stupid physics in this game, which apparently require a supercomputer to work

    4.3 years ago
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