Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker (Stock)
by sirbhuji
uploaded 2015-07-21
(updated 2015-07-28)
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SPH
stock aircraft
#stock #jet #su27 #flanker #replica
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Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 99
  • Pure Stock
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UPDATE: At this time, this is my most downloaded craft. That’s awesome! It took 4 tries to get this plane right. However, I feel like I cheated when I submitted a craft that doesn’t preform to my personal standards, from take-off to landing. In this case, the Landing. The craft has been updated to be able to land without fear of flipping. Namely, I moved the front gear forward, disabled the rear medium-sized gear (but didn’t remove them, as they are there more for aesthetic reasons, anyway), and added small landing gear in their place. I’d rather my ships have small bumps from functional landing gear than a completely smooth-bodied aircraft that no one can land. I want my ships to be as functional as they are good-looking, and this one needed a fix. As well, I’ve updated the action groups and the control surfaces. Good luck trying not to enjoy the new Su-27, it’s finally how it’s supposed to be.

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Description

// I was simply unsatisfied with what plane I had previously posted and couldn’t justify calling it a true replica. This, however, is my 3rd and final attempt at making this plane (the 2nd attempt isn’t even worth mentioning). Much more true-to-form, this plane is actually quite awesome. As it should be, since the real thing is totally freaking awesome. The word I’m looking for is authentic, not necessarily real. Although, it should be stated that the flight performance of this rendition of the Su-27 feels natural, and not too cartoony or exaggerated. I am, overall, very pleased with this plane. I even included the blueprints I had been using for reference and was attempting to recreate to its fullest potential using exclusively stock parts and no tweaks. I had to take some creative liberty with the stabilizers on the wings and tail, but the effort was to define the form of each, while still providing the functionality of flaps. You don’t even wanna know how long it took me to fix the tail!
Important things to note: The best IVA view is from the front cockpit. To place a kerbal within it from the start, place him/her into the bottom of the three cockpits. All cockpits can be exited and entered, but using the ladder to climb up and enter the correct cockpit (ideally, the front one) can get a bit shenanigan-y, but is to be expected with kerbals and ladders. EDIT She can land now! No more flipping! Takes off without touching the controls at around 45 m/s.
A stock aircraft called Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker (Stock). Built with 99 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit. Its root is the front-most cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.4.

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Action Groups:
1) Toggle engines, 2) Toggle reaction torque, 3) Toggle flaps, 4) Toggle tail, 5) Toggle cockpit lights, 6) Toggle steering, 7/8 not used, 9) Toggle antenna, 10) Toggle ladder

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