KAe Mustang (prototype)
by SelfishMeme
uploaded 2017-08-29
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SPH
stock aircraft
#turboprop #prototype

Description

The Mustang prototype has been under development for quite a while. There were several technical challenges to be overcome. Today we are unveiling the prototype for review. This version is a test-bed for new technologies and will be worked on to increase speed, range and include armaments. It has a top speed currently of 60.5ms in level flight (don’t be fooled by the navball, the wings are pitched so even though the nose is slightly down, the wings are level and maintaining altitude). It is as efficient as could be built although it is currently under-powered for military purposes. It uses two twin Juno KAe Mercator engines in a push/pull configuration. It is envisaged the production version will be equipped with the tri Juno Brigand engine. A lot of effort was put into making this aircraft AI controllable for the Stock Turboprop DogFight challenge, so it could not be finicky, or need special tricks to fly. As such it is remarkable easy to fly for a pilot, just stage (space), engage SAS (t), and full throttle (z). Pull up at about 40ms and it should lift smoothly off the tarmac, you don’t even have to worry about tail prop strike. Landing is as straightforward as any other aircraft, though landing pitch of more than 10' may cause damage. Stall speed is below 30ms.

Built with 64 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 64
  • Pure Stock

Hope you enjoy it!

Cheers,
SM

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