electric motors and electric ducted fans for aircraft

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electric motors and electric ducted fans for aircraft

Postby promethius0harbinger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 pm

There seems to be no option for electric powered aircraft in the game, or aircraft powered by electric ducted fans.

in case all of you do not know, this is a new trend in the aeronautical industry, and It would be a good idea to have this as a new engine type option in the vehicle .CFG file. a possible example of the is as below:

[Airelectric]

[Ductelectric]

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on a parting note, electric car are a huge trend on the market as well. Engine type for these could be as follows:

[Carelectric]

best regards, N.T. Anderson
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Re: electric motors and electric ducted fans for aircraft

Postby syrphid » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:17 pm

There are no type of energy source in the configuration file. The type of engine in the Vehicle Simulator is rather propulsor:

prop - constant pitch propeller
vpitch - variable pitch propeller
jet - turbo jet
jetab - turbo jet with after burner
rocket - rocket engine
car - car engine
boat - boat engine
amphib - amphibian engine

No fuel type is mentioned. So plane powered by constant pitch propeller can be electric, piston, turbo or even nuclear.
Ducted prop is not presented in the list but may be replaced by conventional propeller.
To simulate its increased efficiency at lower speeds and reduced efficiency at higher speeds the diameter should be set greater.
Add here proper sound and fly!

So electric plane is not impossible in the VSF.
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Re: electric motors and electric ducted fans for aircraft

Postby syrphid » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:31 pm

something in confidence


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