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Steam Frigate "Obsidian"

Mod EternalDarkness  1.2 years ago
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Steam frigate Obsidian was fielded in the year 1831 to take advantage of then-new technologies of steam propulsion and shell-firing cannon. It server until 1852, when it was removed from service as obsolete and scrapped.

Design:

Obsidian was 60m long (50m across the gundeck) with a 20m beam at the wheel covers. It ship rigged (square rigged) on three masts.
Its steam propulsion system consisted of a 280hp engine driving two paddle wheels. Paddle wheels were connected by a primitive differential gearbox, allowing them to rotate in opposite directions, giving the ship some extra maneuverability. Ship could reach 11kts under steam power.
Hull of Obsidian was typical of the sailing frigates of the age, with sides curving slightly inwards. It was fairly lightly armored, as it was meant to engage from outside enemy's firing range.
Armament consisted of fourteen 48lb solid shot guns, seven per broadside, and a single 96lb gun designed to fire explosive shells, placed on a traversable mount in the middle of the deck.

Features:

  • Slightly enhanced performance (fun factor);
  • Lots of cannons;
  • Fairly realistic shape and size;
  • Simple rigging;
  • Reload time somewhat shorter than real (fun factor)
  • All details I could think of.

Notes:

Do not point the gun at parts of the ship. What happens if you do is what would realistically happen if you shoot a wooden ship with a large ball of explosives. Ropes have collisions disabled, so you can shoot through them.

Controls:

  • Throttle => go forward;
  • Brake => reverse;
  • Roll => turn with rudder;
  • Yaw => turn with paddle wheels;
  • VTOL => elevation, all guns;
  • Trim => traverse, 96lb gun;
  • next weapon/F => switch battery.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 65.6ft (20.0m)
  • Length 208.5ft (63.6m)
  • Height 146.9ft (44.8m)
  • Empty Weight 143,887lbs (65,266kg)
  • Loaded Weight 180,409lbs (81,832kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.186
  • Wing Loading 84.7lbs/ft2 (413.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,130.2ft2 (197.9m2)
  • Drag Points 24753

Parts

  • Number of Parts 619
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    Absolutely incredible build could there maybe be a version with sails?

    one month ago
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    @EternalDarkness allright, thank you so much, i really apreciate it

    10 months ago
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    @WarshipDude I'm glad you like it. Deck was a lot of work to make efficient. You can take the wheels, just be sure to credit me for them if you ever post :)

    10 months ago
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    Oh and also, i want to use the paddlewheel for one of my "probably never uploaded" paddle steamer, i has the hull but just lacks the paddle

    10 months ago
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    That is a really nice little steamer, fun fact this ship has less part but more detail than my biggest in term of part count battleship which have 654 parts but less detail

    10 months ago
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    12.2k ChrisPy

    @EternalDarkness yeah you were the one who helped me out on my crappy f-16 about a year or two ago its where i got my start. I still haven't finished my JU-88 I never got that undercarriage quite right Ill prob end up posting it without the working cockpit and stuff RIP Ju-88

    1.2 years ago
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    @ChisP eh? Also, how come I'm not following you? I was pretty sure I was following you lol.

    1.2 years ago
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    12.2k ChrisPy

    When your mentor is 10 upvotes ahead of you lol

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    @Dangerboi it seems to have a bug that kicks in either after a certain time or when you use it in slow motion. I haven't experienced it, but it has been reported. I'm not sure what's causing it.

    1.2 years ago
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    248 RiceBean

    I managed to get this to Mach 1 just on water

    1.2 years ago
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    @Homemade some users seem to have found a way, but I have no idea how. As for spamming, do keep in mind that I have a life outside of SP. I have a job, social life, and other things to attend to, and cannot be online 24/7.

    +2 1.2 years ago
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    @asteroidbook345 thanks.

    1.2 years ago
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    @Shipwright I can't download anything nearly that big.

    1.2 years ago
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    21.1k Shipwright

    @EternalDarkness can u help me with my ship it's 3772 parts

    1.2 years ago
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    @EternalDarkness Yeah i know also i want to remind you that you should temporary ban people with offensive in their gravatars things like swastikas

    1.2 years ago
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    Np.@EternalDarkness

    1.2 years ago
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    4,787 HeavyC22

    It has sadly ended but you had 69 upvotes @EternalDarkness

    1.2 years ago
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    18.3k Kaqiusha321

    @EternalDarkness Ok, I got it.

    1.2 years ago
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    @Kaqiusha321 this is a steam frigate, and I don't want it to have to sail like a sail ship. I thus chose not to have sails.

    1.2 years ago
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    18.3k Kaqiusha321

    @EternalDarkness What about a non foldable sail? By the way, I have successfully developed a Chinese hard sail that can control the sails in the central axis and put them in and out at any time.

    1.2 years ago
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    @HeavyC22 what meme?

    1.2 years ago
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    @BuiltBionixInd10 shortest ban option is one day. I don't like that one, so I usually do five day ban.

    1.2 years ago
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    @Kaqiusha321 sails would have quadrupled the part count. I'd need hundreds of little wing pieces and hundreds of rotators, and it wouldn't even look good.

    1.2 years ago
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    @AerialFighterSnakes @Rub3n213 thanks.

    1.2 years ago
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