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- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 810
- Pure Stock
A stock aircraft called Stock Propeller Engine Pack. Built with 810 of the finest parts, its root part is structuralIBeam2.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1.
For all of you who would like to build and fly propeller driven aircraft, but don’t know how to build your own stock propeller engines, here is my engine pack. These engines are great for building fighter planes, transport aircraft, and with 4 or 6 of these you can even build cargo aircraft.
Pack contains 3 different engines, each powered by 20 small reaction wheels. Each engine comes with 3 different propeller blade configurations and with left hand and right hand propellers.
Different blade configurations allow you to chose optimal configuration for your aircraft. For example 3 bladed propeller is ideal for maximum speeds at low altitude, at the same time 5 bladed propeller is great at high altitude, while 4 bladed propeller is sort of a middle ground between the two.
To use these engines choose one of them and save it as a subassembly, then open up your craft and just add the engine to it. After that right click on the fairing base, select edit fairing and then just close back the last fairing section. This is to ensure that engine will work properly.
If you’re building the aircraft with 2 or more engines, don’t use symmetry when adding the engines. Instead add the engines one by one, with the left hand propeller on one side and right hand propeller on the opposite side. Once again you’ll have to edit the fairing on each engine you’ve added to ensure that all of them will work properly.
After this your plane should be ready to fly, once it is on the runway:
- engage the brakes,
- use the action group 0 to decouple the propeller from the craft,
- use the [ ] keys to switch to the propeller,
- use either Alt+Q or Alt+E to give the propeller full trim to the left or right,
- use the [ ] keys to switch back to the airplane,
- disengage the brakes and takeoff.
Once the plane is in the air and it have reached speed of 70-100m/s switch to the propeller and use action group 1 to toggle the blade pitch. This will allow the plane to reach higher speeds.
For landing switch to the propeller and then use Alt+X to reset the trim on the propeller, then switch back to the plane and land.
Hopefully you’ll find some good use for these engines.
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