XK-36 VTOL
by newvegasmatt
uploaded 2016-07-11
5 downloads /
1
points
SPH
mod aircraft
#vtol #jet #fun #super #maneuverable

Description

Inspired by the NASA prototype, this tailess plane has been Kerbalized with VTOL capabilities. ¨1. left engine toggle¨2. right engine toggle¨3. Open VTOL bay¨4. Toggle the 14 VTOL engines¨5. Release extra fuel tank (16 engines drain fuel fast!)

This Plane flies beautifully and is very controllable. Built to fly fast with a top speed of mach 2.86, far with up to a 15 minute flight time, and agile being able to perform super-maneuverable stunts and do full yaw 360s thanks to its tailless design. very fun to fly, and due to its combination of super maneuverability, tailless design, and vtol capabilities, I am very confident that with the right pilot this could very well be the most agile plane in KSP, as the vtol engines can be used in conjunction with afterburners to turn tight circles at extreme speeds. Don’t believe my claim? Download and try it out yourself.

Disclaimer: Because of KSP’s control surface utilization, the true tailless design that includes wing mounted scissor yaw control surfaces can’t be done to my knowledge, so yes, there are VERY small yaw-only control surfaces clipped into the body, sorry, I tried.

NOTE: Requires Ven’s Stock Part revamp for the two unrecognized parts. Also you dont need tweakable everything, but it makes the extra fuel tank drain correctly.

A mod aircraft called XK-36 VTOL. Built with 99 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.1.3. This is my first craft so leave feedback!

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 99
  • Mods: 3

Mods

  • Part Revamp Extras
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakableEverything

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