Anti-G Test Stock
by bazem
uploaded 2023-08-22
22 downloads /
3
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SPH
stock rover
#hover #float #experimental #exploit

Description

This is a proof of concept, trying to understand and explore the principles behind the landing legs hovering exploit, using only pure stock parts.

This concept was inspired by these excelent crafts by Phoenix447:

The hovering effect is achieved by putting a structural part on the extended landing leg. The leg appears retracted, but is in fact touching the ground while invisible.

If you provide some lift, the landing legs lose traction with the ground, and start sliding. Then you get the hovering.

The right amount of lift is hard to achieve with only pure stock parts. Too much lift and the craft flies, to little lift and it does not slide on the ground. Also the lif is affected when the fuel is spent and the craft becomes lighter. The optimal solution is to provide lift with the rotors and propellers from Breaking Grounds DLC, which can be tuned to reach the perfect spot.

Controls

Use SAS locked to Radial Out.

A proof of concept to test the floating landing legs.
1 - Toggle horizontal thruster
2 - Toggle vertical thrusters

A stock aircraft called Anti-G Test Stock. Built with 33 of the finest parts, its root part is roverBody.v2.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 33
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.12.5
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