CS/T-77 Teal Hawk + Science Glider
by TwoCalories
uploaded 2024-06-02
(updated 2024-06-02)
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SPH
mod+DLC aircraft

Description

While the CalSpace CS-38 Talon was a great first step into the aerospace industry, the Talon came with quite a few issues. Yes, it was difficult to control due to the noodle thin delta-wings and the asymmetrical payload hardpoints, but it was also u g l y. So, the CalSpace engineering team got to work. It took over a hundred Funds and several cups of coffee to create, but we’re happy to present our next airplane: the CS/T-77 Teal Hawk!
The CS/T-77 Teal Hawk possesses many improvements over its predecessor. It started out as an evolution of the CS-38 Talon, but it quickly turned out that the airframe had to be redesigned from the ground up to get in all the necessary improvements, including enhanced stability, improved maneuverability, increased payload, and more added safety measures. It also (finally) has a second seat, so newer pilots can sit in the back and watch a more seasoned Kerbonaut do their work. While it now has flaperons and one less engine, we assure you that the vessel is even higher performance than before.

Also, all the screenshots are of a prototype. The production model features a shortened fuselage, modified flaperon placement, slightly enlarged wing tips, and an improved EJECT (Emergency JEttison of Cockpit Trigger) system.
One thing to note: due to a bug with Airplanes Plus, the plane may swerve on takeoff slightly because of the landing gear. To combat this, use minor yaw inputs (by minor, I mean even just slightly tapping A or D) and try to clear the runway ASAP. Takeoff speed is in the ballpark of 70 m/s.
Currently, the only option for a loadout is two drop tanks and a Type-3 Science Glider that can be released above any terrain. It has no engine or landing gear, but has a parachute, a grip pad on the belly, and some small wings.
Safety is CalSpace’s number one priority, so we’ve made modifications to our patented EJECT system. Now the EJECT system is certified to work while at high speeds. Just don’t eject at low altitudes or while inverted/pointing nose down. Warranty void if the Abort action group was not binded prior to flight.

A mod aircraft called CS/T-77 Teal Hawk + Science Glider. Built with 152 of the finest parts, its root part is fighterinlinecockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 152
  • Mods: 6
  • KSP: 1.12.5

Mods

  • Airplane Plus
  • Breaking Ground DLC
  • Near Future Spacecraft
  • ReStock+
  • Squad (stock)
  • conformaldecals
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