X-15 Blended Fuselage-Wing Flight Test
by Raptor9
uploaded 2015-12-02
(updated 2018-12-25)
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SPH
stock aircraft
#Su-27 #X-Plane #Crewed #Reusable

NOTE: A joystick is recommended for better control of this craft.

The X-15 further tested an airfoil layout pioneered by the X-9, in which the fuselage and wings form a single continuous lifting body to increase total lift and maneuverability. The X-15 had exceptional short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) performance, with nearly identical flight performance of the X-13. The aircraft was somewhat unstable, requiring SAS to be enabled to maintain control. The X-15 was capable of extremely tight turns at low speed, but pilots had to use caution due to the aircraft’s tendancy to depart from controlled flight during high angle-of-attack maneuvers.

Action Groups:
[1] Toggles Afterburners
[3] Toggles Engines
[4] Toggles Cockpit Lights

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.6.0.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 71
  • Pure Stock

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