Unnamed Ornithopter [Now with 100% more stats!]

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Unnamed Ornithopter [Now with 100% more stats!]

Postby aoffan23 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:51 am

I made an ornithopter in LDD. Now I'm showing it to you. See how this works?

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The full vehicle, along with the pilot for size comparison. The pilot has a flight helmet and parachute for obvious reasons.

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Rear view.

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Top view.

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The pilot actually fits inside, even with the parachute pack. Also, this particular craft has a personalized hood ornament.

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The wings are constructed from a steel frame, covered in a membrane to provide lift. That's pretty important, I hear.

The wings flap based on a piston-and-hinge system. The tail wings use the same system, but instead of flapping they provide the steering by having one up and one down.

The ornithopter can also glide without flapping its wings, meaning it can float silently in the air.

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Here, you can see that this revolutionary new design has been adapted for combat purposes as well. A machine gun has been mounted to the side of the nose.

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Close-up of the gun.

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The other side of the nose. Both exhausts had to be moved to one side to allow room for the machine gun. Also, the right lever has a built-in trigger for the gun, and has been marked black so the pilot doesn't forget.

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Here's a shot from the pilot's point of view. In the combat adaptation, the hood ornament had to be removed to allow for the inclusion of a weapon sight.

I had a picture of the pontoons on the bottom, but Photobucket won't upload it. They serve as the landing gear, and are filled with gas to cushion the landing. The design of such landing gear allows the craft to make a vertical landing, or swoop in and land while in motion. It also allows the craft to land on water.



This took me about 20 minutes to make, and I'm satisfied with the results.

STATS
Size: 6
Structure: 2d10
Propulsion Type: Air
Speed: 10"
Base CP: 40

Machine Gun
Use: 4
Range: 9"
Damage: 2d6
CP: 6

Specialties
Gas Pontoons: The ornithopter can land on land and/or water.

Flapping wings: Anytime the ornithopter attempts to land, roll a d6 for every size 1 unit within a 3" radius of the landing point. On a 1 or 2, the unit is blown over by the wind caused by the wings, and is disrupted.

Total CP: 50
Last edited by aoffan23 on Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Silent-sigfig » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:56 am

pretty good, but i'd put the wings at andles.

EDIT: the machine gun is brilliant.
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Postby Natalya » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:06 am

For vehicle stats you would post the following:

Size (Length in Inches)
Structure Level
Propulsion Type (Air for this)
Propulsion Speed (Distance it travels in one turn)
Base CP (Not including weapons)
Total CP (Including weapons)
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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:08 am

@Silent: The wings can actually move, I just didn't pose them for the picture. I may take a mid-flight shot of it later, or I might just completely forget about it like I do every other promise I make on this forum. :roll:

Also, thanks.

@Natalya: Thanks alot, that makes thing alot easier.
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Postby Warhead » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:18 am

That machinegun is amazing looking.  8) Nice ornithopter too.
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Postby aoffan23 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:26 am

Thanks, Warhead. Also, stats added.
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Postby ikensall » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:18 am

[Ofcoursenot]Can I order 500 for my army? Just cahnge the white on the underside to black.[/Ofcoursenot]

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PS:How much does the LDD program say it costs?
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Postby aoffan23 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:19 pm

The pieces on the bottom aren't available in black in LDD, and you can't buy the light bley ones. White was the only option.

I checked the price on Pick-a-Brick instead of the LDD price checker, since it's cheaper. One of these is $19.38 CAD. It would be hard to get alot of them, but I might buy one.
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Postby ikensall » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:43 pm

Ouch. Thats a lot , even by LDD standards. Anyway thanks for telling me that. Maybe I should make  some.
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Postby BFenix » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:11 pm

Very nice, this could be easily built, why not giving it a try aoffan?
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Postby Warhead » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:41 pm

aoffan23 wrote:The pieces on the bottom aren't available in black in LDD, and you can't buy the light bley ones. White was the only option.

I checked the price on Pick-a-Brick instead of the LDD price checker, since it's cheaper. One of these is $19.38 CAD. It would be hard to get <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> of them, but I might buy one.


You could source this stuff on Briklink with a bit of effort at a fraction of that price. But I agree you should attempt to have this made.
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Re: Unnamed Ornithopter [Now with 100% more stats!]

Postby trebnos1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:34 pm

Awesome craft, but there's one thing I don't understand:
aoffan23 wrote:The pilot has a flight helmet and parachute for obvious reasons.

Parachutes have no place in BrikWars. It seems to me that the pilot should instead attempt to aim his plummeting body at the nearest pack of enemies.
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Re: Unnamed Ornithopter [Now with 100% more stats!]

Postby aoffan23 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:45 pm

trebnos1 wrote:Awesome craft, but there's one thing I don't understand:
aoffan23 wrote:The pilot has a flight helmet and parachute for obvious reasons.

Parachutes have no place in BrikWars. It seems to me that the pilot should instead attempt to aim his plummeting body at the nearest pack of enemies.


Why only see an explosion, when you can have the pilot come down safely after the explosion, and watch him get brutally murdered, too?
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Postby Ross_Varn » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:18 am

Or land, pull his tommy gun, and proceed to slaughter said enemies, then wander off to find an enemy mechanic that he can force to fix his plane.

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Postby trebnos1 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:53 am

I stand corrected. Pardon the interruption :D
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