Duna Flyer
by Rade
uploaded 2017-09-09
stock aircraft
#Duna #airplane #electric #propeller


A stock aircraft called Duna Flyer. Built with 153 of the finest parts, its root part is SmallGearBay.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

Duna Flyer is a stock twin-fuselage airplane intended for exploration and science gathering on Duna. It can transport 6 kerbals and it is equipped with 2 sets of science experiments.

Airplane is powered by two electric propeller engines which allow it to reach max speed of 150m/s at low altitudes and 100m/s at 5k. If the plane is landed engines will not break when you go back to the space center and then reload the craft, or if you switch to some other vehicle and then switch back to the plane. This makes the plane reusable and very useful to have for doing missions on Duna.

Because the atmo on Duna is very thin, the plane is slow to accelerate and it is not very maneuverable. When you’re flying treat it more like a glider. If you want to fly it over mountains or highlands plan ahead and start climbing early, or you might crash into hillside.

To start:
- engage the brakes,
- press 0 to decouple the rotors,
- engage SAS on the plane,
- switch to the engines, use Alt+E or Alt+Q to give them full trim,
- switch back to the plane and disengage the brakes,
- takeoff at 45-50 m/s,
- at about 90-95 m/s switch to the each of the propellers and press 1 to toggle the blade pitch.
- at high altitude you may want to adjust the authority limiter on the propeller blades from -60 to -70 or even -80.

To land:
- find nice flat area preferably at low altitude,
- switch to the engines, use Alt+X to reset the trim,
- switch back to the plane, then make a landing approach,
- engage the brakes and deploy the flaps to reduce the speed,
- horizontal speed for the landing should be ≤ 60 m/s,
- vertical speed should be ≤ 5 m/s,
- just before the touchdown deploy the brake chutes.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 153
  • Pure Stock
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