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Douglas A2D Skyshark
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Oct 14, 2017 @ 6:22am
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Douglas A2D Skyshark

Shade's building something. That plane is a good choice, which makes me to build something similar.

Folding wings
Variable pitch coaxial propeller enigne
291 blocks
Two AoE bombs
Easy to fly, easy to land

  • R T Y
    F G H --- pitch, roll, yaw
  • L-Ctrl --- start engine
  • X, Z --- ac/decelerate

  • N M --- unfold/fold wings
  • C V --- landing gears
  • 1 2 3 --- cameras
  • B --- bomb

    Alternative control:
  • Arrow keys, L-Alt, R-Ctrl --- pitch, roll, yaw
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NimbusWindstrider Nov 1, 2017 @ 1:33am 
And gives a few more options, although on the price of reliability?
Dark Titi Oct 22, 2017 @ 7:10am 
So, essentially, it's not so practical but it's cool haha
CCCanyon  [author] Oct 20, 2017 @ 7:23pm 
The variable pitch propeller has high torque at low pitch, and high speed at high pitch (becomes a flat angle engine). Due to besiege physics it becomes air brake at low pitch
The mechanisms can be complex and unreliable, which is the biggest disadvantage. And it could be really heavy and takes lots of space. About its weight, it counters heavy tail with rudder and elevator controls, which is not really a problem sometimes.

Variable pitch can be done using RTC(return to center) pistons or limited angle steering hinges.
The former has intuitive control, but the pistons may have to fight against centrifugal force causing it less effective. I made the mechanism on this plane more stable by not using any brace in the rotor.
The latter is compact and reliable, but it's hard to control the speed. A plane might pitch up or down at different speeds, so it'd be hard to keep the plane to cruise perfectly level.
Dark Titi Oct 20, 2017 @ 6:45am 
@ NimbusWindstried --- I'm also interested in this!
NimbusWindstrider Oct 20, 2017 @ 5:03am 
May I ask, as a fan of aircraft designs in besiege, what the pros and cons of variable prop pitch is for planes in besiege? Also love the build, folding wings are amazing :D
Mr.butcher-IYOO Oct 20, 2017 @ 3:42am 
fat cluster shells!
CCCanyon  [author] Oct 16, 2017 @ 4:00am 
Ross P. Oct 15, 2017 @ 9:59pm 
The folding wings are slick, and they also let you fit the plane in the bounding box if you rotate it 45 degrees! 😃
Strydom Oct 15, 2017 @ 9:31pm 
noice boi