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It’s a helicopter! It’s a plane! It’s the BAK-22 Kestrel, a heavy utility aircraft that can transition between vertical and horizontal flight by rotating its rotors. It can carry a fair amount of cargo, too, just be careful with the centre of mass.
To take off, start engines (AG 1), spin up the rotors (translate forward/back, H key), apply some collective (translate up/down, K key), and hold a slightly nose-down attitude to build up speed to about 20 m/s.
To transition to level flight, rotate the rotors to the horizontal position and apply maximum collective (AG 9) while countering the craft’s tendency to nose up. Go into a shallow dive to build speed, then level off. It will settle into a cruise speed of about 75 m/s.
To transition to hover, reduce collective to a few degrees, then rotate the rotors up (AG 0), then adjust collective.
To roll when hovering, use translate L/R to control the balance between the left and right rotors.
1: Toggle clutch and fuel cells
9: Rotors forward, maximum collective
0: Rotors up
Translate F/B: Torque
Translate U/D: Collective
Translate L/R: Balance between L and R rotors (useful for hover since roll controls don’t bite much at that point)
A stock aircraft called BAK-22 Kestrel. Built with 307 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.7.1.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 307
- Pure Stock