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Landing Gear powered flight

15.9k PPLLAANNEE  4 months ago
11,095 downloads

A plane powered by literal landing gear, I don't know anymore.
The upstroke of the wings is done by the flat bottom airfoil. Which means you have to keep moving forward to flap. The downstroke of the wings is done by the landing gear pushing the wings down. It needs so many wings so that the strain on each individual landing gear is less. It needs floppy rotators at the base of each wing to keep it in place, you can select the rotators so you know they are floppy.

How to use

Spawn at a final approach and keep toggling landing gear to flap. Controls like a normal airplane. Pitching up can make the upstroke happen faster, Pitching down can slow down or even stop the upstroke

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +56 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 76.0ft (23.2m)
  • Length 146.7ft (44.7m)
  • Height 20.9ft (6.4m)
  • Empty Weight 24,677lbs (11,193kg)
  • Loaded Weight 24,677lbs (11,193kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 3.4lbs/ft2 (16.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 7,359.8ft2 (683.7m2)
  • Drag Points 12299

Parts

  • Number of Parts 289
  • Control Surfaces 28
  • Performance Cost 2,375
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    ornithopter

    2 hours ago
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    319 se34ruy

    press f10 mid-flight

    2 months ago
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    9,641 BreadCarbs

    Sounds like a vaccum

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,386 Formula350

    @AWESOMENESS360 Better late than never...
    I was, myself, wondering if one could simply replace them with Pistons on a Cycle instead of Gear, entirely...?
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    Though, with FT, maybe one could take it a step further by limiting the Piston's "Speed", depending on which AG is toggled. And if it still needed more speed granularity, for anyone REALLY good at it (ie, not me lol), one could make it where multiple AG's turned on could act as higher settings.
    IOW: 1-8 for the first 8 speed settings, then 1+2-8 for speeds 9-16, then 1+2+3-8 for speeds 17-26, etc etc.
    (Although, by that point I'm sure the SP physics engine would decide to pack it in, blowing everything up lol)

    +1 3 months ago
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    1,781 JustWingIt

    Should I upvote or leave it where it is?

    4 months ago
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    778 ChopShop

    Brilliant!

    4 months ago
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    135k MAHADI

    @PPLLAANNEE ah I see now. cool brain!

    4 months ago
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    15.9k PPLLAANNEE

    @MAHADI each wing has a floppy hinge at the base and also a flat bottom airfoil, which means the wings will want to generate lift and angle upwards, when the landing gear fold up they allow the wings to go up, when the landing gear go down they push the wings back down.

    +1 4 months ago
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    135k MAHADI

    how does it work..........

    +1 4 months ago
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    Accidently had it going backwards, it worked well! (until I crashed it)

    4 months ago
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    8,334 DrenasPort

    it means oof

    4 months ago
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    8,334 DrenasPort

    @PPLLAANNEE oof

    4 months ago
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    15.9k PPLLAANNEE

    @210100 what does that mean

    4 months ago
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    8,334 DrenasPort

    @PPLLAANNEE uf

    4 months ago
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    15.9k PPLLAANNEE

    @210100 I already have a dragonfly and these wings flap too slowly to be agile

    4 months ago
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    15.9k PPLLAANNEE

    @SuperLJY maybe you are using a low physics setting or going too fast

    4 months ago
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    22.7k BagelPlane

    @SuperLJY you can only spotlight builds of users that have less points than you.

    4 months ago
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    563 SuperLJY

    hey guys i don't know where is spotlight button on phone.... anybody can help me plz ?

    4 months ago
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    563 SuperLJY

    all wings destoryed when flap ... ?

    4 months ago
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    8,334 DrenasPort

    hmm could be used if you build a dragonfly

    4 months ago
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    I wonder if it’s possible to give those landing gear an FT Code, thereby automating the entire thing!

    +4 4 months ago
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    The most mesmerizing thing I’ve seen today (especially in flight.)
    Love it

    +1 4 months ago