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Kronus 747-100 "Finch"
by Kronus_Aerospace
uploaded 2017-12-25
62 downloads /
13
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SPH
stock aircraft
#replica #747 #plane

Description

A stock aircraft called Kronus 747-100 Finch. Built with 100 of the finest parts, its root part is fairingSize2.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 100
  • Pure Stock

Basic Description

After accidently ordering the KSC’s engineers to make aeroplane wings only 1/3 the required size for their 747-100, the KSC Big-Wigs decided that rather than just throwing them away, they would use them to build a 747-100 at 1/3 scale! Basically I decided to actually put the comically small aeroplane wings in this game to some good use. The result is an adorably tiny 747 that I think ended up being pretty good both functionally and aestheticaly. It was a fun way to burn 4 hours in any case. Make sure to control the craft from the HECS 2 probecore inside the fuselage.

Flight Information

-Rotation Speed: 45 m/s
-Cruising Altitude: 9000 m
-Max Speed at CRZ ALT: 295 m/s
-Stall Speed: 45 m/s
-Crashibility: Untested

Known/Development Issues

-I initially started building this craft to use .625m Goliath replicas, which actually looked really good and absoutely adorable, but they turned out to be way too small unfortunately.

-Side Note

Images like the one below really make me wish I had a powerful enough computer to play this game with the maximum graphics settings all the time, instead of the minimum resolution and low render-quality I’m usually stuck with in a desperate yet futile attempt to stay above 1 fps. Let’s just say there’s a reason why my next large cargo SSTO is taking so long to develop.

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