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The Alfie is a single-engine passenger jet with an unusual layout. It uses a canard configuration, with a set of small, highly-loaded fins forward of the cockpit which provide pitch control and some lift, and a pair of larger rear-mounted main wings that provide most of the plane’s lift, carry its ailerons for roll control, and serve as mounting points for the four wingtip-mounted rudders. The single turbofan engine is mounted in the aft fuselage, fed by a dorsally mounted air intake.
I and K are used for pitch trim (nose-down and nose-up, respectively).
Somewhat slow to accelerate on takeoff, as the single XM-G50 radial air intake doesn’t provide enough intake area to feed the Wheesley turbofan at full throttle when stationary or at low airspeed; the engine’s thrust production is intake-air-limited until the aircraft is moving fast enough for the intake to supply the Wheesley’s full demand for air, causing it to take even longer to spool up to full power than it usually does.
Based on the proposed-but-never-built turbofan-powered variant of the Laser 300 turboprop business aircraft.
A stock aircraft called Alfie. Built with 30 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.10.1.
Above: The Alfie making a test flight from the KSC runway to the Island Airfield.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 30
- Pure Stock
- KSP: 1.10.1
Below: More footage of the Alfie, demonstrating its ability to exceed mach 1 at very low altitudes and its remarkably-good (in light of the big lower rudders) ditching behaviour.