Search For Performance project #11.
Low block count (106)
Fast (1000 m/s ~= 3 mach)
Stable (not very maneuverable)
Retractable landing gears
Air brakes (they are ugly)
- Arrow keys --- pitch and roll
- L-Ctrl --- engine (toggle)
- C, V --- landing gears
- Z, X --- speed control
land this plane gently with the engine off (L-Ctrl)
it is maneuverable only when the ugly air brakes are applied (X)
the speed is read by the velocity count mod
the machine explodes when its speed exceeds 1100 m/s
thank you @Shade for creating the Pine and Mahogany skin. It looks good with id 52 props' default color.
landing gears won't easily break when landing
take off shorter
Story of The Search For Performance project
I was amazed when I search the besiege tieba (Chinese forum). They are building planes that can reach extreme high speed. Some even reached 9 mach I think.
So I started the Search For Performance project.
The first working plane is the SFP-3, with only 86 blocks and super maneuverability. It's slow but I'm satisfied.
Then it's the SFP-V9, V for Vanilla. It has compact variable-pitch rotors, reliable engine-torque roll control that never go crazy at high speed. The SFP-V9 suffers some game bug issues. Mysterious torques kicks in as speed increases. Yet was my best plane at that moment.
The third SFP plane is the SFP-V11. I started with a steam powered thrust vectoring system. The system is very heavy, I had to build a long air frame and put the wings far behind. The SFP-V11 ended up resembling a SR-71. It never lose control even when stalling, very fun to fly.
About a week ago, @grigri commented on my SFP-V9 video, says his vanilla plane is faster. This urged me to get a mod to find out SFP-V9's top speed, It is 550 m/s, and it explodes at 600 m/s. Is it faster than yours?
Motivated by the result. I upgrade the SFP-3 into this crazy little plane. I think I won't make a faster plane because it's pointless. Planes always explodes at high speed. And being fast won't make me reach the moon or travel through time in Besiege.
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