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- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 53
- Mods: 8
The Sikorsky S-72 was an experimental hybrid helicopter/fixed-wing aircraft developed by helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft.
The X-Wing circulation control rotor concept was developed in the mid-1970s by David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center under DARPA funding. In October 1976, Lockheed Corporation won a DARPA contract to develop a large-scale rotor to test the concept.
Intended to take off vertically like a helicopter, the craft’s rigid rotors could be stopped in mid-flight to act as X-shaped wings to provide additional lift during forward flight, as well as having more conventional wings. Instead of controlling lift by altering the angle of attack of its blades as more conventional helicopters do, the craft used compressed air fed from the engines and expelled from its blades to generate a virtual wing surface, similar to blown flaps on a conventional platform. Computerized valves made sure the compressed air came from the correct edge of the rotor, the correct edge changing as the rotor rotated.
Fun little copter/bird/ ….errr ya well it flys
SAS Space 75 to 80 % power it will lift..if not give it a little nose up and down and she will go…once in the air (not much ALT needed) hit AG1 for engines and off you go.
Airplanes Plus Tweak Scale File.you need this… heres the DL link
A mod aircraft called Sikorsky S-72 (X-Wing prot.). Built with 53 of the finest parts, its root part is bellcockpit.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.
- Airplane Plus
- B9 Aerospace - HX Parts Pack
- B9 Procedural Wings Modified
- Kerbal Aircraft Expansion
- Kerbal Foundries2
- Squad (stock)
- Stock Extension
- TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
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