"Come close, in case I don't see you again."
Finally, the upload. This is my entry to Snowflake's funky trees challenge. This description will be long, but trust me - the information here only scratches the surface of this aircraft's technicalities.
Activator 1: Enter "Landing Mode"
Activates a gyro
Decreases falling speed to 9mph, and gives the aircraft (some) forward speed
Gyro Pitch is controlled by Pitch
Careful! Throttle will make the aircraft go faster. Brake if you want a nearly-VTOL landing.
Activator 2: RadiCor weapon online (
FireGuns to use it!)
Activator 8: De-Activate LUNA system - The aircraft will no longer be weightless
Throttle: Standard aircraft control
Trim: Adjust movement sensitivity
Lower trim to lower sensitivity
Move trim up to increase sensitivity
Landing is a bit odd. For best results, fly low above the runway, cut the throttle, and press
If you must taxi, make sure that you have
Activator 8 off.
Take off by pitching up, THEN bringing up the throttle.
Orbidyn-L comes with dual-mounted main guns, IMPULSE PRIME, and two new weapons - RadiCor and the Orbidyn Disruptor. Read the instructions for each weapon to properly use it.
A staple of conventional air-to-air confrontation, this missile brute-forces its way through enemy countermeasures through its instant lock re-establishment.
To use the weapon, select “IMPULSE PRIME” from your ATA menu, establish a lock, and fire. Note that there is a wide targeting angle, and that the max range is ~2mi.
RadiCor is a high-yield defensive system that achieves its incredible damage output through a short, yet noticeable charge cycle. In other words, it must warm up before it fires. This weapon can one-shot the USS Beast.
To use the weapon, press activator 2. When the weapon is deployed, press and hold your FireGuns button until the weapon fires. Note that the weapon is semi-auto.
Dual-mounted Orbidyn Disruptors serve as Orbidyn-L's primary ATG weapon. These weapons achieve consistent damage through their burst-fire capabilities.
To use the weapon, select "Orbidyn Disruptor" from your ATG menu. Please note that you will only be able to fire the weapon in bursts.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction (A Note for the Contest Host)
1.1 A Note for the Contest Host
2: Meeting Operating Conditions with the Bidirectional Delay
2.1 The Bidirectional Delay Function
3: The AXIS Flight System
3.1 Rotational Control Code Architecture
3.2 Facilitating Rotational Stability
4: The LUNA Flight system
4.1 Describing "Down" in a Rotating Reference Frame
4.2 Implementation and AXIS Integration
Want to read the full description?
To see everything that went into Orbydin-L, and the full description, please view Orbidyn-L's Complete Technical Documentation!
Oh boy, that was a long description. If you even read a fraction of it, then I greatly appreciate you. Special thanks to SPMC for some general feedback, and for helping me debug my (very barebones) screenshot mod!
- Cleopatra 1.7 years ago
- Power/Weight Ratio 2.238
- Wing Loading 152.0lbs/ft2 (742.3kg/m2)
- Wing Area 267.4ft2 (24.8m2)
- Drag Points 43368
- Number of Parts 740
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 2,680