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M.Corp Hummingbird VTOL drone (Update Demonstrator)

231k EternalDarkness  4.5 years ago

A little something I made to test the new update. Uses all three new parts (torpedoes weren't meant to be in 1.6, so I left them out). It flies rather well.

M.Corp Hummingbird is a surveillance drone, capable of being armed with two missiles. It is used by all branches of M.Corp armed forces. Small and nimble, and with decent loitering time, it's great for spying on enemy positions, search operations for the coast guard and navy, dropping supplies to forward positions of the infantry, overseeing the border, spotting targets for the artillery, and even engaging targets on its own.

CONTROLS:

-Throttle to control rotor collective pitch (go up/down);
-Use mouse as joystick on PC. Needs a bit more accurate input than keyboard can give.

Have fun

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 18.1ft (5.5m)
  • Length 21.5ft (6.6m)
  • Height 8.0ft (2.5m)
  • Empty Weight 1,614lbs (732kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,170lbs (984kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 46.188
  • Wing Loading 215.1lbs/ft2 (1,050.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 10.1ft2 (0.9m2)
  • Drag Points 1565

Parts

  • Number of Parts 75
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 284
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    180 deqnq

    remake when?

    1.2 years ago
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    23.7k 50CalChicken

    I like it, you should publish it.

    1.4 years ago
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    @Zyvx thanks.

    +1 3.2 years ago
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    9,055 Zyvx

    Had to try it since my phone can handle this one. Flys wonderfully like a chopper. You got many nice looking creations.

    +1 3.2 years ago
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    2,326 Davisplanez

    cooooooooool

    4.3 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii I know. That leaves me with a unique version XD

    4.4 years ago
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    The designer this is in has updated now so it doesn't have the starry night skybox BTW.

    4.4 years ago
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    70.8k Blue0Bull

    @EternalDarkness I already uploaded the aircraft XD thanks tough

    4.5 years ago
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    @Blue0Bull of course you can. I wasn't online

    4.5 years ago
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    70.8k Blue0Bull

    Can I tag you in a unlisted post real quick?

    4.5 years ago
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    @EternalDarkness you could do a Bob Ross style plane build

    4.5 years ago
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    @Redstreak45 I might stream sometime. I have thought about it.

    4.5 years ago
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    @EternalDarkness nah man It's fine you haven't sounded sour to me. And you should make some kind of channel where you can vent your frustration and talk about building planes. I would watch the shit out of a podcast with community members and the devs.

    4.5 years ago
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    @Redstreak45 sorry. I haven't meant to sound sour, but now that I read that comment, I did sound that way. Rotorcraft generally need gentle input, whilst using WASD gives the extreme (maximum) input in an instant. Yes, landing is a bit tricky, because I used stock rotors with throttle governor. That makes it nearly impossible to hover and make a gentle descent. To land, you'll need to practice a bit, and adjust throttle a lot. A bit less throttle to make it go down, then a bit more to make the fall slower. Then, before it starts going up, a bit less throttle, and so on. Also, due to skies digging in on landing, you have to keep the forward speed at almost zero. Better performance are achievable with custom rotors, with which I will be working in a future, after I finish a few quick projects that are meant to have stock rotor (small prop engine). Again, sorry for my previous response.

    4.5 years ago
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    @EternalDarkness well I am an idiot that makes soooooooo much sense.... consider putting that in the description.

    4.5 years ago
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    @Redstreak45 use mouse as joystick. I thought that's obvious enough

    4.5 years ago
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    the gyro freaks the hell out if you don't treat it gently or try to land.

    4.5 years ago
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    @ChasingHorizon sure does. Took a bit of effort to get the shape just right.

    4.5 years ago
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    @BogdanX it certainly does. If you adjust it right, it flies like a real helicopter. The stability doesn't feel unnatural, and gyro provides all the pitching and rolling you need, so you don't need VTOL engines.

    4.5 years ago
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    77.2k Cedy117

    pretty cool

    4.5 years ago
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    13.8k Fjorge

    Noice drone... might make my own...

    4.5 years ago
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    @SimpleFlow thanks

    4.5 years ago
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    105k SimpleFlow

    @EternalDarkness
    Really nice though

    4.5 years ago
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    105k SimpleFlow

    @EternalDarkness
    Ah, my bad

    4.5 years ago
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    @SimpleFlow torpedo wasn't meant to be in this one, so I left it out. I have corrected the description, as this one uses all three new parts. The description was written for the older version, which is a predecessor to this one. I have changed a few things, and found out that sphere fits better as the nose than hemisphere.

    4.5 years ago
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