Besiege Dual Swashplate Chinook Helicopter
Category: Gameplay ·
Posted 2 years ago
This is a dual rotor helicopter design for Besiege. The swashplate mechanism is more or less what "u/ekbruligas" shared on Reddit. The front and rear rotor share the same pitch (stick forward/rearwards) control, but have independent roll control. So if both front and rear both roll left, the vehicle rolls left; but if the front rolls left, rear rolls right, the vehicle yaws counter-clockwise (turns left). It needed 2 large drive wheels to drive each rotor, and the rotors were synchronized using a set of large gears.
Most of this was filmed in invincible mode (you'll see proof in the video). It is possible to fly this w/o invincible mode but you have to be gentle w/ the cyclic controls or else it rips itself apart. I didn't have much patience after recording for some time.
In the bonus machine, for whatever reason the net torque wasn't zero, even though it's practically the same vehicle. The same set of gears and drive wheels were placed on top. The drill on top didn't actually make it worse. So controlling it was difficult, I placed a spike in the 'forward' position so I could rotate the cyclic controls to get it to go where I wanted it to. Very difficult.