How about when the plane touches the ground, gets shot down by a skeleton, or crashes, it explodes, making the player die for sure... Like an ordinary TNT sized explosion. This would make the planes more realistic.
Okay, I have a list of things that would fit this mod well. The name would need to be changed though.... Just ideas to spare.
We have plenty of biplanes (and a triplane) but they aren't the best vehicles to fly around in. They are cool, but this mod needs more than WWI planes and biplanes. That won't fit in much longer. So, here's a list!
1. Jets- I know this has been requested many times, but it doesn't need to go extremely fast. If this plane is put in, please read #7. 2. Helicopters- I want to fly a helicopter around for it's epicness and awesomeness. 3. Stunt plane- A stunt plane, very maneuverable and goes 40 mph. 4. Cargo plane- A plane that can serve as a [email protected]$$ weapon for MP. It can carry 8 people, 12 supplies (SDK gun mod = 12 gun slots), 12 small pockets (holds 4 slots of inventory, SDK gun mod = ammo carrier), and two seats for pilots (co-pilot and pilot, and 8 seats for the cargo hold section. Have 1 large chest for items near cockpit door (in cargo hold) or put chests in the floor. 5. Glider- for a daredevil person who wants to glide in the highest mountains of Minecraftia. 6. Speedboat- a motor powered boat that goes 7-10 blocks per second. 7. make a .properties file so that we can adjust a plane's speed.
*Possible features to add:
-altimeter*** (in blocks)
-fuel gauge (how much coal is left)
-lava buckets power planes too
**Possible speed measurements: Chunks per hour (chunk is 16 x 16) So, it would be CPH
Blocks per second- BPS
Blocks per hour (too big I think) BPH
Blocks per minute - BPM
***Altimeter could have a color meter for planes/vehicles with height limits. Still have numbers, but a small square would change color from green to yellow to red based of altitude.