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Simple Ornithopter

8,240 BeastHunter  17 days ago

A simple ornithopter I built. Start it in air because it cannot take off under its own power. I decided not to make it VR capable because this is just a technology testbed. Good Luck!

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 26.4ft (8.1m)
  • Length 23.0ft (7.0m)
  • Height 7.8ft (2.4m)
  • Empty Weight 854lbs (387kg)
  • Loaded Weight 854lbs (387kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 6.9lbs/ft2 (33.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 123.8ft2 (11.5m2)
  • Drag Points 288

Parts

  • Number of Parts 39
  • Control Surfaces 3
  • Performance Cost 240
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    666 Foxxo

    Is that a bird? Is that a plane? No it's a plane.... that flaps???

    Pinned 16 days ago
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    1,782 Bobyo

    flap flap

    Pinned 17 days ago
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    3,752 SPairforce

    Flappy Bird

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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @PPLLAANNEE Ok. Thank you!

    3 hours ago
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    13.9k PPLLAANNEE

    @BeastHunter the wings angle needs to constantly change as it goes up and down in order to get forward thrust, look at my minecraft phantom to see how it angles the wings as they go up and down

    +1 3 hours ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @Novaxomix Thanks!

    5 hours ago
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    212 Novaxomix

    try rotators with cyclic, as that will allow the aircraft to somewhat propel itself forward, sort of like a stingray....

    +1 7 hours ago
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    212 Novaxomix

    @PPLLAANNEE lol

    +1 8 hours ago
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    13.9k PPLLAANNEE

    @BeastHunter because i fell in the water

    +2 yesterday
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @PPLLAANNEE You figured it out! Of course I can’t build a viable ornithopter. But why did you test it in water?

    +1 3 days ago
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    13.9k PPLLAANNEE

    for me it is practically a glider the wing flapping doesn't give it any more speed in air, in water it gives a little bit of speed

    +1 3 days ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @LobsterBisque128 That’s the secret. It doesn’t.

    7 days ago
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    I have puzzled over this and I do not understand how it can fly

    +1 7 days ago
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    330 Hinox

    @BeastHunter Lol

    +2 11 days ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @Hinox USS Beasts.

    12 days ago
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    330 Hinox

    Do you hunt beasts?

    +2 12 days ago
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    5,552 SilverStar

    @BeastHunter no problem

    +1 12 days ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    No problem @BeastHunter

    +1 12 days ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @Chancey21 Thanks for the spotlight!

    12 days ago
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    546 Harder258

    @BeastHunter Oooooooh

    +1 12 days ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @Harder258 Yes, just try to click the screenshot button really fast after the ‘done’ button.

    12 days ago
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    323 zwen

    Actually flies faster with half throttle, because the amplitude is not very much at full throttle, interesting physics 🤔

    +1 12 days ago
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    546 Harder258

    hol on

    4 SCREENSHOTS?

    +1 13 days ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @Sparky6004 Thanks!

    13 days ago
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    8,240 BeastHunter

    @SilverStar Thanks!

    13 days ago
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