Catalina
by Rade
uploaded 2017-01-07
36 downloads /
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SPH
stock aircraft
#electric #propeller #seaplane #passenger

Description

A stock aircraft called Catalina. Built with 170 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Twin engine seaplane modeled after the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_PBY_Catalina . It is capable of transporting 7 Kerbals. Max speed is 165 m/s at low altitude and 145 m/s at 5k.

To start:
- engage the brakes,
- press 0 to decouple the rotors,
- engage SAS on the plane,
- switch to the rotors, use Alt+E or Alt+Q to trim them all the way,
- switch back to the plane disengage the brakes,
- takeoff at 55 m/s,
- at about 80 m/s switch to the each of the propellers and press 1 to toggle the blade pitch.

To land on the water:
- switch to the rotors, use Alt+X to reset the trim,
- switch back to the plane, then make a gentle landing approach,
- horizontal speed for the landing should be ≤ 50 m/s,
- vertical speed should be ≤ 3 m/s,
- try not to dip the nose of the plane to far into the water, this may cause the plane to flip,
- also try not to damage rotor blades.

To takeoff from the water:
- make sure there is plenty of space for takeoff in front of the plane,
- engage SAS on the plane,
- switch to the rotors, press 1 to toggle the blade pitch to takeoff configuration,
- then use Alt+E or Alt+Q to them all the way,
- takeoff at 55 m/s,
- after the plane is out of the water and at the safe altitude, switch to the each rotor and press 1 to toggle the blade pitch to cruise configuration.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 170
  • Pure Stock
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