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A stock aircraft called Kronus 747-8
Peregrine. Built with 1150 of the finest parts, its root part is trussPiece3x.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.4.2.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 1150
- Pure Stock
Important Note: Please Read
This craft REQUIRES unbreakable joints to be active while loading in, afterwords it’s fine to turn it off.
This craft is a stock replica of the Boeing 747-8. This craft was largely inspired by the excellent works of Gman_builder and DavidN, whose accounts you can find here,
For this craft I aimed to replicate the exact look, design, and function of the 747-8 as closely as I could, the resulting aircraft is my most accurate replica to date. One huge source of part count is the GEnx-2B turbofans, which all together contribute about 600 parts. Admittedly a lot for a purely aesthetic component. However, the craft would have looked a bit silly with just the dinky Goliaths powering it.
-Rotation Speed: 70 m/s
-Cruising Altitude: 8000 m
-Max Speed at CRZ ALT: 254.7 m/s
-Stall Speed: 45 m/s
-Maneuverability: Slow, but Responsive.
-Action Group 1 toggles the flaps, for this craft they are simply used as airbrakes rather than for increasing lift.
The sheer amount of lag I experienced while building this craft was unbearable, by that I mean every time I made even the slightest alteration to the craft the game would freeze for about 30 seconds. If I hadn’t realised that I could save my self the headache by saving certain sections of the plane as subassemblies and subsequently removing them, I likely wouldn’t have survived.