[BG] XTP-126 Sternscreech
by SpaceKraken
uploaded 2019-07-20
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SPH
stock+DLC aircraft
#skdb #propeller #fastest #dlc

While i was experimenting with the new propeller parts, i thought that it’s a good reason to start another who is fastest challenge.
XTP-126 Sternscreech not only sets a new speed record (295 m/s!), but also demonstrates an interesting trick that i found.

This plane is based on the T-126 Stern - a small and light plane with very good aerodynamics. Putting a huge contra-rotating engine in the front may sound crazy, but that’s exactly what we did. And what’s the interesting trick you ask?

Well, turns out that propeller engines can become more powerful if you tilt the blades. Forward or backward, it doesn’t matter, you only need to find the best angle!

Controls of the plane are similar to LP-111X Molniya, but you have to deploy the blades first by pressing 2. Maximum speed can be achieved at 59% blade pitch (authority limiter).

Enjoy and good luck!
Oh, and also, i can’t wait to see other people setting their new speed records.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 42
  • Pure Stock

Flight performance:
Maximum speed: 295 m/s
Max G-Force: 12+ G (?)

Mods

  • Breaking Ground DLC
  • Squad (stock)

P.S. The speed record was set with use of Kramax Autopilot to make sure that the plane is in horizontal flight.

Description

1 - Flaps
0 - Rotors ON/OFF
9 - Rotor Brake
H and N - Blade pitch

A stock aircraft called XTP-126 Sternscreech. Built with 42 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.7.3.

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