Drake
by NoobTool
uploaded 2017-08-29
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SPH
stock aircraft
#Helicopter

Description

A stock aircraft called Drake. Built with 228 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 228
  • Pure Stock

Passenger variant of the Wyvern platform with greatly improved range. She can carry 36 Kerbals. With over 40% more fuel, and aerodynamics optimized for cruise, she has over half again the range of other variants.

Flight manual
Lift off:

  1. Ensure landing gear (rotor deflection compensators) are stowed (note: landing gear should always be stowed before docking/undocking any part of the craft)
  2. Throttle up and stage to release the rotors and engage blowers.
  3. AG 1 toggles heavy lift mode (required for lift off with GVW above ~90 tons) Note: Thrust asymmetry between rotors sometimes develops during lift off resulting in a hard roll. If this occurs, set the craft down, brake the rotors and begin again. This will not self-correct.

Forward flight:

  1. Transition to forward flight by pressing AG 2 to toggle forward flight engines. When the craft reaches ~20m/s disengage heavy lift mode (if currently in use), and deploy landing gear. The craft will have a tendency to pull up hard during transition to forward flight. Keep the nose down. Flight pattern should stabilize around 100-120m/s depending on GVW and COM.
  2. Flaps (AG 5) can be helpful during forward flight transition and for maintaining altitude with heavy loads.
  3. It is recommended to use roll/pitch to make turns. Yaw inputs have a tendency to introduce heavy counter-roll (which can confuse SAS).
  4. AG 6 toggles thrust reversers on forward flight engines. This can be useful when approaching an LZ.

Parking:

  1. After landing the craft, use brakes on the landing gear to slow rotor spin. Once rotors have slowed sufficiently, stow landing gear.
  2. AG 0 toggles the parking brake. Once set, it is safe to change craft, quicksave, timewarp, etc. Upon returning, simply toggle the parking brake off (AG 0), and operate as usual.
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