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EVA the pilots and walk onto the top wing above the command seats, they’ll be in range to board them. Stage to eject the separators that hold the prop rotors. Focus on each of the props and add full roll trim. Enable flaps (gear AG), set SAS stability, and stage to release clamp. She will lift off around 40m/s without inputs. (Optional: wait to clear the runway and stage to release the wheelbase). Flight is easy and stable (even without SAS, ~5% pitch down trim at cruising speed) but be aware that like the original, pitching too hard can cause her to flip over very easily. Happy first flight(s).
A stock aircraft called Kerman Flyer. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2, with 311 of the finest parts, its root part is probeCoreOcto2. (Update: less drag, more speed, retuned control surfaces & airbrakes)
- Type: SPH
- Class: aircraft
- Part Count: 311
- Pure Stock
- Squad (stock)
The Kerman sisters decide to try their hand on an iconic flight mobile of times long past.
- Prop-powered. No fuel required, just EC (which it generates itself)
- Light but very sturdy structure
- Close recreation of the original
- Very low stall speed, very stable flight (even without SAS).
Wheels were an unfortunate necessity, as forward friction is too high for prop power alone. If the wheels bother you, replace the back center nosecone by two part-clipped Junos and it can take off without the wheels (only from the runway though).
Don’t take anything too seriously, I’m mostly just having crazy fun testing the (im)possibilites of flight, physics and design in the amazing sandbox that is Kerbal Space Program. Feedback is welcome!
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