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A stock aircraft called Arret-1N. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1, with 46 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark1Cockpit.
The SWiS Arret-1N is a low-stall STOL carrier-grade Juno-based jet, designed for chadgaskerman’s naval aviation challenge.
The challenge calls for designs of 70 parts or less, a maximum stall speed of 65 m/s, and max stowed dimensions of 14m long by 8m wide. This craft meets all those requirements, while still being capable of Mach 1.8 supercruise, and being highly maneuverable even at near-stall air speeds.
- Take off: engage gear brakes, deploy flaps (AG2), apply full throttle, and allow the Junos to spool up. Then release brakes and let her take to the air at 40m/s or rotate around 35 m/s.
- Glide landing: line up, cut throttle on approach, deploy flaps (AG2), deploy gear and engage gear brakes. Lower airspeed by toggling spoilers (AG3) as needed. Deploy spoilers on touchdown to shorten braking distance.
- Powered landing: line up, maintain full throttle, deploy flaps (AG2) and spoilers (AG3), deploy gear and engage gear brakes. You’ll be able to maintain a stable 55-60m/s air speed on approach without losing altitude. Cut throttle just before touch down.
Note: KSP sometimes randomly ‘flips’ the deployment direction of the rudders at loading, which makes the craft behave less than optimal when deploying them for airbraking. The rudder aft edges should deploy inwards for correct behaviour - check before departure and invert the deployment direction if needed.
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 46
- Pure Stock
- KSP: 1.3.1
- Squad (stock)
Don’t take anything too seriously, I’m mostly just having crazy fun testing the (im)possibilities of flight, physics and design in the amazing sandbox that is Kerbal Space Program. Feedback is welcome!