Bee Gee MK1
by Gman_builder
uploaded 2016-05-14
(updated 2016-12-26)
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SPH
stock ship

Description

TO START, I encourage anyone starting turboshafts to NEVER take on the endeavor of building a 10.5 meter long, 30 ton monster machine. I spent over 12 hours straight ironing out the kinks(don’t worry I have a life) and perfecting my design to be my best ever. I even had to reinforce the specially designed driveshaft to be able to handle the massive torque produced by the engine. Ironically it still doesn’t perform quite as well as Azimech’s smaller and less complex Curious Chakora V2.

That Being said, this thing is ridiculous. I have nicknamed the engine itself the Kycoming XR-7755-K, after the largest(by displacement) radial piston engine ever build and the airframe is based off both the Gee Bee and Vought F4U Corsair. Much less complex Turboshaft’s can easily be built in under 2 hours and less than 300 parts, but I wanted a extremely high power output engine capable of lifting my biggest and heaviest airframes. So here she is.

SPECS

  1. Total length: 21.7 Meters
  2. Total Width: 33.0 Meters
  3. Total Height: 10.5 Meters gear down
  4. Total Weight including airframe: 52.415 TONS
  5. Max Shaft Horsepower(Apox): Near 15,000
  6. 64 Total cylinders arranged in 8 rows of 8
  7. Max speed: Just over 140 m/s (variable)
  8. Max RAD: Under 30 at full speed and 150 degrees prop

ACTION GROUPS

  1. Toggle prop pitch adjustment, it can stay at 150 always
  2. Emergency engine shutoff
  3. Tap twice for gear up, once for gear down

NOTES

  1. Takeoff under stock aerodynamics is possible but it is highly recommended to set the Global Drag Multiplier slider to zero.
  2. 80% reliably but explosive engine failure is possible, nose down and put gear out for emergency landing.
  3. I also recommend modifying your KSP to remove the smoke trails left by all 64 Juno’s for greatly increased performance, like I did.
  4. Each cylinder has its own fuel tank so fuel will drain evenly. When you eventually run out of gas there wont be any crazy vibrations or rapid disassembly from unintentional differential thrust on the giant driveshaft.

The Chakora is in my sights Azimech

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 476
  • Pure Stock
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