Pride of Veere - Hydrofoil
by flipnascar
uploaded 2015-11-20
139 downloads /
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SPH
stock ship
#boat #hydrofoil #stock

Take it easy putting her in the water…. No more than 5m/s or she has a tendency to break up…

Description

1 Toggle Reverse Thrust¨

A stock aircraft called Pride of Veere - Hydrofoil. Built with 206 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3CrewCabin.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.

I think I love boating. Space? Where’s the fun in that? As I push towards a Mach 1 capable hydrofoil I ended up with this little fatty…

With a starting fuel load as in the craft file you can expect a seamless transition from boat to hydrofoil without any control inputs, a 66% power cruise speed of c. 73m/s and a top speed around the 120m/s mark. You can play with single notches of trim to see how you can affect the speed, typically I don’t trim more than one notch nose up.

If you take out or burn a bunch of fuel you will surpass 150m/s, you will probably want to experiment with nose down trim, but I’ve not yet seen it take off so we’re still good.

If you fill the main tanks (ie those that aren’t disabled) you can see a 66% cruise speed of around 62m/s and an endurance of c. 35minutes.

Passenger cabins for 144 Kerbals, plus 2 crew, each cabin’s upper hatches are accessible.

1 toggles reverse thrust, and this thing stops on a dime. You can also use the air brakes that are built into the tail fins' controls, for finer braking. For low speed turning you’ll need to manually toggle the thrust reverser for the outboard engines.
9 toggles the cockpit ladder
0 toggles the front ladder, if a Kerbal takes a swim.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 206
  • Pure Stock
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