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Electric Bangka (Philippine Double Outrigger)

6,962 SPNonsensical  29 days ago
1,884 downloads
Auto Credit Based on SPNonsensical's Electric Bangka (Test Release)

Background

Bangka are various native watercraft of the Philippines. These boats have seen plenty of use, ranging from fishing, transport, and tourist leisure. Embedded in culture and livelihood, almost anyone who has been near the shores of the Philippines would have seen one of them. Traditionally, they were built with wood, and used sails for locomotion. Nowadays, they're commonly fitted with internal combustion motors, usually discarded or recycled from older vehicles, and their hulls are transitioning from wood construction to fiberglass.

If you want to learn more, this article provides some good information: https://www.divescotty.com/underwater-blog/philippines-banca-boats.php


The Build

I'm a Filipino myself, so I thought it would be fun to try out building one of them in SimplePlanes, with a bit of an overpowered modern twist that wouldn't make sense for the types of people who own Bangka boats.

Electrically driven, built with new materials, fiberglass, aluminum, and that tiny bit of lithium that you better hope doesn't come into contact with water. Or any electronics, for the most part. Eh, they're sealed and marine-grade, so who cares. Modern electronics and multiple electrical appendages, which probably cost more than the whole boat itself, differentiate this thing from everyone else. It's like the Rolls-Royce of the bangka world. You have an enclosed cab area, which with the speed of this thing, you would need, a whole dashboard, a screen (which currently doesn't do much) and the spinny radar on top to seal the deal. You also have lights if you're staying in it overnight, but in SP they don't do much aside from glowing. It's got ridiculous performance, handling, and a bow thruster for that extra edge of controllability. For safety, you have a fire extinguisher (Halocarbon so you don't damage your expensive electronics), and a life preserver.

Electric Propulsion

Cockpit/Driver Cab

Electric Bow Thruster


Controls

Throttle - Main Throttle
Brake - (Requires AG1) Reverse or Nothing
Roll - Left/Right (Yaw)
Yaw - Bow Thruster "Crab" (Simulates combined use of the propeller and thruster)
VTOL - Yaw in place (Simulates combined use of the propeller and thruster)

Simulated use of rudder directing flow to the same as bow thruster to act as a stern thruster


Remarks

Got some easter eggs there. Spoiler, the SPCS Discord logo is on the green halon fire extinguisher on the third support pole. Give them a visit, it's a great community.

The engine is modeled too, but it's hard to see because of its location. The battery takes up some space, and is modeled too. I wanted to add some more details, but I didn't want to take up too much space and part count.

Also, special mention, thanks to Alisuchanka, who kickstarted my motivation to build this with their very own bangka.

lmao philippines 2077

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Electric Bangka (Test Release)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 28.6ft (8.7m)
  • Length 51.1ft (15.6m)
  • Height 13.8ft (4.2m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 4,055lbs (1,839kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 8.811
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.246
  • Wing Loading 74.7lbs/ft2 (364.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 54.3ft2 (5.0m2)
  • Drag Points 9193

Parts

  • Number of Parts 579
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,679
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    I'm Sorry I made it into a Kamikaze Boat XD

    7 days ago
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    1,558 Ductwind589

    ~~BAGONG CLASS NG MARITIME PATROL VESSEL TO SUPPLEMENT VARIOUS BARKONGS REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS AT TSAKA DUTERTE-CLASS NG SUPERCARRIERS AT IBANG BARKONG NG PANGINGISDA~~

    I see Philippine-themed vessel, I upvote.

    +4 18 days ago
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    @BoganBoganTheKid bruh

    25 days ago
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    if you know, this is a philippine speed machine / cargo / scape boat / transport / racing boat

    26 days ago
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    gotta love the pirogues!

    +1 26 days ago
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    Spicy.

    26 days ago
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    83.2k Alisuchanka

    Pipino pride

    27 days ago
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    @kaaraabiner permission granted (you must arm it with a lot of armaments)

    +1 27 days ago
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    1,254 Ummmhelli

    Im a pilipino and this makes me smile

    27 days ago
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    @Ilikezerotwo002

    Its supposed to.

    It is the pride of the Filipino navy.

    +1 27 days ago
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    15.9k KudaOni

    Ah yes. So great to see another Filipino here in the SP community!! Nice build dude!

    +1 27 days ago
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    Bro it can fly

    +1 27 days ago
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    14.1k Dragoranos

    @Kwoshent

    I think I should seriously make the legendary FIAT Uno turbo with ladder on top, which reaches over 5000000000000000 km/s

    27 days ago
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    14.1k Dragoranos

    @SPNonsensical

    Hmmm, maybe

    27 days ago
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    4,060 TRD6932

    Agree lmao @Kwoshent

    27 days ago
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    Yeah
    I hope they add philippines tag
    @Kwoshent

    +3 28 days ago
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    6,723 Kwoshent

    Im stoked to realize that there's a lot more of us Filipinos open about being Filipino than any other nationality on this website and probably other platforms xd
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    Super pog bangka, here in my place we just call it pump boat xd

    +3 28 days ago
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    23.7k kaaraabiner

    Permission to arm this and upload it?

    28 days ago
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    0 xbe126

    I rode one of these on solo

    28 days ago
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    Certified peenoise moment
    Also when I go to province I always see this

    28 days ago
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    435 Hannyboy

    Before my mom went to holidays and she ride one of those. We live on Philippines but it’s really rare to see them because we don’t live close to the sea.

    28 days ago
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    @U I mean they're definitely less common in the west in this style, there could be double outrigger canoes, but not in the style local to me. Also, luckily that lithium is stored in a box, which hopefully holds true to its rating.

    28 days ago
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    @TRD6932 also the spoiler was actually a joke in reference towards the previous version which ended up flying because the front end was too light

    +2 28 days ago
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    @TRD6932 let alone a custom fumo

    +1 28 days ago
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    1,854 Lake

    Rode one of these a few years ago

    28 days ago
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