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Minetest 5.4 mod: Demoiselle

The Demoiselle

This is an historic aircraft, the Demoiselle. It was an aircraft developed between 1907 and 1909 by the Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos Dumont. This mod for minetest is a cartooned version adapted to the engine, with a fun and slow flight. I hope you have fun exploring the map and experiencing the beginnings of aviation. In order to fly, it is necessary to first supply the airplane with biofuel. Then with a bottle or gallon selected, punch it against the airplane. You can use 5 bottles them to fill the tank. To embark, click with the right button. While the machine is off, it is possible to move it using the sneak and jump keys (shift an space). W ans S controls the pitch (elevator). Right and Left (A and D) controls the yaw (rudder).

Then to fly, start the engine with the special key E. Press jump (space) to increase the engine power. Set it to the maximum. Pull the elevator control (S) when it have the speed to lift.

Use the climb indicator to stabilize altitude, as at high altitudes you lose sustentation and you spend more fuel.

For landing, just lower the power and stabilize the airplane. Pay attention at air speed indicator, keeping it at green range, otherwise you will stall.

Care must be taken with impacts, as it causes damage to the aircraft and the pilot, so training landings is essential.

To brake the aircraft, use the sneak (shift) key until it comes to a complete stop. Do not stop the engine before this, or it will reverse when it stops

Controls overview: * Right click: enter in/get off plane * Left click (with biofuel): add fuel to plane * E: Start engine * Jump: Increase power, forward on ground * Sneak: Decrease power, brake on ground * Backward: go up flying - nose up * Forward: go down flying - nose down * Left/right: Turn to left/right, work on and out ground. * Left and Right together: center all commands * Up and Down together: enable/disable HUD

**Chat Commands: **

/demoiselle_eject - ejects from the vehicle

License of source code: LGPL v3 (see file LICENSE)

License of media (textures and sounds): CC0



Do you recommend this mod?

  • nice and historic

    some people maybe first dont notice that this very, weird but beatiful vehicle can fly. but i like it too. i like oldtimer too.

  • Good looking and smooth annimations

    One word: just perfect idk if biofuel was used then the demoiselle was created xD

  • Soar like an eagle.

    The plane model in this mod looks amazing and like advanced trains this mod will add a touch of realism to the game.

  • An amazing look at aviation history

    To a modern onlooker the plane, like many from its time period, looks awkward: wings and rigging like on a sailship, and are those bicycle wheels? However, this mod captures the amazing ingenuity of early planes like this. Learning how to pilot it is also incredibly fun: at first you will crash into the ground like a rock to land, then you will learn to control the power, and then finally landing feels so satisfying. It is also a nice introduction to the other plane mods, since it features similar mechanics, but is easier to pilot.


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