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cupid's oversized flying machines!
« on: March 10, 2016, 02:17:33 am »
Heya folks, here are two of my over sized flying builds. I'll be working on adding more to the lineup very soon!

please enjoy (with links)



plane v1! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38744980/bp_planev1



FrameCrasher1000! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38744980/bp_framecrasher1000



BIIIIG VTOL! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38744980/bp_bigvtol

« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 01:42:44 am by cupid_the_conqueror »
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Re: cupid's oversized flying machines!
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 10:32:34 pm »
I remember that thing!

Is that a new version you've built?

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Re: cupid's oversized flying machines!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 04:58:38 am »
I remember that thing!

Is that a new version you've built?

yep! I also am working on V3, with folding wings and rotating propeller arrays for VTOL capabilities! Guaranteed to lag or your money back!
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Re: cupid's oversized flying machines!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 10:12:17 am »
That flies better than I remember, and only halved my framerate (down to 13fps). The stronger wing sections and removal of the unbalanced propellers is definitely an improvement.

The main problem is that the thing is a significant fraction of the diameter of the planets in stardust, resulting in post flights accidentally becoming interplanetary.

For better performance, I'd try to remove as much weight as possible and reduce the number of elbows as the large masses wobbling around seem to be the only big stopping it from flying nicely.

Adding VTOL propellers is a cool idea if you can keep everything balanced. Using the flaps on the wings for lift might let it take off without any assistance from the nose jets/VTOL system.

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Re: cupid's oversized flying machines!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 01:44:16 am »
The new one is up! brings my frames to about 10! press U and J to control the wings, and press T and G for the VTOL toggle. K and L for landing gear, QWEASD RF as normal.
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Re: cupid's oversized flying machines!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 08:44:09 pm »
It just keeps getting bigger  :o

The VTOL system works better than expected, even with the game running at 14FPS.

Perhaps you could tilt the rotors independently to make it handle better as the roll controls hardly do anything in this version.

Have you tried making it lighter? That would either make the planes more responsive and less laggy at the current scale, or it would let you make them even more vast without killing the framerate too much.

How about adding a bomb bay? There's plenty of space for it.

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Re: cupid's oversized flying machines!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 02:26:29 am »
honestly I just make these things so that way other people can perfect them :P, there is tonnes of possible modifications that can be done. But the complex stuff (like making them fly on their own) is beyond me. Redundancy is my specialty, so doing tedious things like building these monsters is easy pie!

however, I am working on a smaller aircraft that people can actually use for combat! it'll be up soon!
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