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Strandbeest - Animaris Turgentia

10.9k iwannabeelected  3.1 years ago
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Now I wanted to do this ever since I uploaded my first (and rather ugly) tribute to Theo Jansen and his creations. And, finally, here it is - a replica of the actual Animal, Animaris Turgentia. With authentic leg design, it is actually propelled by wind. AND IT LOOKS JUST LIKE MAGIC.

Important: First of all, move Trim all the way up to set proper leg positions. Otherwise, they won't move.

Next, set up wind so it blows in the back of the Animal at 20-40 mph. You can steer the Strandbeest a bit by altering the wind direction.

Suggested wind headings for a start:

Avalanche Airport - 90°
Bandit Airport - 210°
Maywar Takeoff - 185°
Wright Airport - 0/360°
Yeager Airport - 190°

No engines, no infinite rotators, no activation groups.


I learned quite a bit about Strandbeesten while building this, and I must say, I am truly amazed how much more there is to them than just their legs. Did you know that some of the species have muscles and can move their heads and tails? With their wings, they can pump air in their bellies, and use it later to move themselves when there is no wind. Some species can even feel the sand and stay away from water.

"Beach animals are deaf and blind. They can’t even hear the sea. To figure out where they are, they feel the hardness of the sand. The sand is harder near the sea."

Wow. Mr. Jansen, you are a genius.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 84.4ft (25.7m)
  • Length 26.1ft (8.0m)
  • Height 34.9ft (10.6m)
  • Empty Weight 15,037lbs (6,821kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,037lbs (6,821kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 19.7lbs/ft2 (96.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 761.9ft2 (70.8m2)
  • Drag Points 54347

Parts

  • Number of Parts 841
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 4,541
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    It likes to veer to the side

    1.9 years ago
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    @enzoBoeing757 thank you for your kind words!

    3.0 years ago
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    Nu! dont call you post ugly they are nice.

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    @lonejam472155 thank you for the upvote!

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    @IzzyIA thank you!

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    14.9k IzzyIA

    Haha np, congrats 👍@iwannabeelected

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    @IzzyIA yay, 10k! Thank you so much for your upvotes! :)

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    @DustyT33 thank you for the 50th upvote! :)

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    @HYPERPINEAPPLE9987 @BoxDogPuppy thank you, guys! :)

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    135 Nic720

    @iwannabeelected all good, man thats amazing

    3.1 years ago
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    @Nic720 thank you!

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    135 Nic720

    thats amazing

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    Wow, I can’t believe that someone have created such an original dunes sailer!

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    @Stormfur thanks for the upvote! Mr. Jansen did really great job with these things, and he seems to have a lot of both :)

    3.1 years ago
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    @nazca Thank you for the upvote!

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    15.3k Defective47

    i wonder who could have enough patience and sanity to create these

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    Np @iwannabeelected

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    thank you!

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    @BoeyingOfficial thank you so much for upvote and the spotlight!

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    1,582 TheAtomicFox

    Saw these when they were on the news irl, they look great

    3.1 years ago
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    @SledDriver hey, thanks for spotlight as well!

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    @SledDriver @MrVaultech @BobTheTitanSP @Windwaker5000 thank you guys!

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    @F4f879 thank you for the upvote and the spotlight!
    @Griffinthedragon thank you for the spotlight! :)

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    @sauron2000111 @Tiseth thank you!

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    @RailfanEthan maybe :)

    3.1 years ago
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