"Exmouth" Class Flying Boat
by Kestrel
uploaded 2020-05-26
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SPH
stock+DLC aircraft
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INTRODUCTION:
Kestrel Aerospace makes its first foray into the world of seaborne aviation with the Exmouth class of flying boats. Able to take off and land on most bodies of water, and with good sea handling thanks to differential thrust, these ‘boats can take 48 passengers where other aircraft cannot.

TEST PILOT’S NOTES:

  1. This is a propeller-driven craft, and as such is significantly more complex to operate than its jet-powered contemporaries. Pilots will note that the main throttle controls the torque of the engines, but that the I and K keys increase and decrease the pitch of the propeller blades themselves.

  2. This means that in order to increase speed in the Exmouth class, pilots must increase both the main throttle AND the blade pitch angle. My advice is that pilots use the blade pitch controls very gently - one tap at a time is enough to judge whether you are accelerating or decelerating, and then to make the appropriate adjustment.

  3. Taking off on water is a simple matter of accelerating to 38m/s or more, then activating the flaps with Action Group 3, and gently pulling back. The craft should slowly but surely build speed and rise out of the water, at which point pilots can begin to increase prop pitch further.

  4. To help with maneuvering on the water, you can disable torque on the left or right engines by pressing 1 or 2 respectively. The rule here is to disable the left engines if you want to turn towards the left, and vice versa. It is NOT recommended to attempt this while in flight.

  5. Finally, while the Exmouth class are seaplanes, they also have conventional landing gear for emergencies (or inital launching). Use them as you wish.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 113
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.9.1
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