Raven Mk-1
by A_Because
uploaded 2017-02-25
(updated 2017-02-25)
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SPH
stock aircraft
#VTOL #supersonic #hinge #jet #stock

Hello! This is the first VTOL I’ve made with a stock hinge. So, since I uploaded this this morning, I’ve already fixed an issue with the landing gear and made it handle better, so I’m reuploading it. The only big change is that the main wing has a very slight AoA now to make handling much easier. Other than that, it’s the same as before. All the things you need to know to fly it are in the description.

Description

A few notes about this craft: First, it doesn’t have a ladder as it creates too much drag to go supersonic.

Second, to go supersonic you should be around 6500 m and in close to level flight with the afterburner on.

Third, do not go into VTOL mode above 175 m/s.

Fourth, if the engine does not actuate properly and returns to its position, press the action key corresponding to that position to reset the airbrake.

Fifth, if the engine gets stuck undocked, try pitching rapidly and using the 5 Action Key.

Sixth, the afterburner is required for vertical takeoff unless the vehicle is incredibly low on fuel, but it is not necessary for short landings at > 20 m/s. Also, the vehicle is slightly nose heavy.

Finally, switching to horizontal flight requires some care. Since the throttle resets upon actuating, you have to throttle up immediately after. Also, you either need to have enough altitude to be able to pitch up, or already have an upwards pitch when you perform the switch.

Action Keys:
1: Toggle Afterburner
2: Toggle Engine
3: Toggle Horizontal Flight
4: Toggle Vertical Flight
5: Engine Jostler
6: KerbNet Access

A stock aircraft called Raven Mk-1. Built with 80 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 80
  • Pure Stock
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