Cranepl.... Planecr... eh....
by Halsoy
uploaded 2015-01-15
(updated 2015-01-17)
mod aircraft
#Crane #Construction
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Edit: Updated the craft with a better flight model and lower parts count. Accidentally uploaded an early stage of the plane. Should be much more stable and user friendly with the proper build.

A mod aircraft called Cranepl…. Planecr… eh….. Built with 153 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 0.90.0.

I’ve been working on various forms of cranes. Mostly for moving stuff about once put down, just in case it can’t mvoe on its own. So, apart from the various rover designs I decided that I needed a craneplane. Or, a planecrane? Iduno… It comes with a fully functional 360 degree rotating, pivoting and extendable crane, with a winch of course. In addition, the plane has reverse thrusters for, well, reversing. Or, to be used as brakes upon landing if you need to land in a tight spot. It also has legs that can be deployed for stability if you are lifting heavy objects. It has a lot of action groups:

1: Toggle Main engines

2: Toggle Reverse thrusters (for braking/reversing on ground)

3: Landing gear (for stability during lifts)

4/6: Rotation of the crane

5: Centering crane rotation

7/8: Tilt of crane

9/0: Extension/retraction of crane

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  • KAS
  • MagicSmokeIndustries
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakableEverything
  • UmbraSpaceIndustries
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  • Type: SPH
  • Style: aircraft
  • Part Count: 153
  • Mods: 5
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