KSC Science Flycopter
by jfrouleau
uploaded 2017-06-04
(updated 2017-12-26)
stock aircraft
#stock #helicopter #career #science


Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1.
This is a specialized vehicle for getting science from KSC biomes. It’s the successor of the KSC Bumble Bee and is equipped with everything you need for this type of mission. It has a few advantages over the previous design. And it looks like a fly !


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 88
  • Pure Stock


  • Can be piloted by scientists with SAS
  • Low tech
  • Improved vertical speed control
  • 6 legs gives a good surface adherence
  • Radio transmission equipment (batteries + antennas)
  • Material bay, mystery goo, thermometer and barometer
  • Lights for night operation
  • Enough fuel to hover for 10 minutes
  • Range: 10 km


After several complaints from Bob about the fact that only Jebediah can safely pilot the KSC Bumble Bee even though it’s a scientific vehicle, work began on a replacement that any scientist could use without screaming in fear and that could do a better job than the Bumble Bee. The result was a small helicopter that looks like a fly with 2 rotors. Bob is very pleased with his new toy and also use it for recreational purpose.

When hovering still, it’s so stable that I can get my hands off the controls, open a box of snacks and retake control one minute later. - Bob Kerman

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