DLA Aerospace XF-117
by _dan
uploaded 2023-12-05
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SPH
stock aircraft
#crewed #stock #xplane #maneuverable #xfseries

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 66
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.12.5

Stealth, Speed and Style: The 117

A Step towards a New Generation

quick disclaimer: this was supposed to be the 116 but smalltalk made his own so

General Overview

The 117 uses as small amount of S.P.A design philosophies and scale looks to create an attractive, well - performing and reliable airframe with design basis off the Northrop YF-23 Black Widow. Its 2 Panther afterburning turbojets give it a good TWR and its good in constant high-G maneuvers and accelerations. It’s overall a joy to fly, reaching speeds of about Mach 1.07 at sea level and over 2.9 at cruise altitude of 9000m.

Testing Difficulties

This thing was a pain to get flying properly in the long run, as this unorthodox relaxed - stability planform has is very sensitive to CG and Center of Lift adjustments, but after a few hours and several failed versions I was able to achieve a great flying airplane. Just like its real - life counterpart its less agile than expected but seriously excels in speed and acceleration and has overall better stealth characteristics.

Have Fun!
Want to chat? Link to my Discord! https://discord.gg/gHQPmvzjGJ

A stock aircraft called DLA Aerospace XF-117. Built with 66 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.

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WARNING: I put lots of work and time into creating my craft and posting them to KerbalX with good reliability and high quality. I encourage suggestions to improve my content.

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