kapteenipirk

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About kapteenipirk

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  • Location Pori, Finland
  • Interests Modelling, aircrafts, all thing NASA and space, gaming, drawing and Miles "Tails" Prower (obviously).
    I have also always had an interest on building/fixing things and designing them.

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  1. Ah yes, that stubby little thing that i'm not much of a fan of . I'd rather go for the Gloster Gladiator, not only because it's a biplane (gives me that extra help due to extra lift and maneuverability) , but because i think its damn good looking as well . The P-36 Hawk (aka Hawk 75) could work as-well i think.
  2. I think the G-6 is going to be my choice, cuz that's what the Finns used in the continuation war . The HE-111 would make for a pretty interesting and fun little build.
  3. I think the BF-109 is going to be an inevitability. Wow , guess i can take the FW-190 off my list . The P-47 has never really caught to me , but, the P-38 tough, what an absolute beauty! The Wright flyer is the father of powered flight, and that alone makes it worthy of a proper replication. The Camel and the Triplane would make for an awesome pair . The Albatros D.V would be an absolute beauty aswell. Man, i wish i could use KerbPaint for these , that would make them 200% more awesome . The parts, THE PARTS . It would make for a great minibuild tough . The C-130 would make for a pretty nice build, tough making a working cargo ramp, that might end up being a bit problematic at these scales.
  4. I think that the same goes for the B-29 as for the B-17. Tough this time i think it's about as good as it can get without it being too part heavy. So i don't think i really feel the need to make another . But, as with all the suggestions here, if support is high enough, then why not . Because i don't think ill end up doing that many of these (it's alot of work for something that isn't very functional). So that's why i'm asking from you guys that what you wanna see the most. Then i can take the top suggestions and make em, as well as propably making a few of my own picks. So, if they end up being the ones people wanna see the most, then ill gladly make em .
  5. Just taught id drop by to tell a little bit about what i have lined up in the workshop right now. I have also resently been working on a whole bunch of WW1 inspired aircrafts. I have also done quite a lot of stuff for the KBM-300 project comeback: trucks, tanks and even a new launch system that John Kerman thinks is honestly a bit old fashioned (i just gave you a hint on what its based upon). Oh, and as you can see, ALBUMS ARE BACK .
  6. Ah yes, my all time favorite aircraft. It would be quite lovely to make a USC scale one...but i'm not sure if it would end up being that better compared to my previous attempt at making a super detailed replica of it. Well, it can always be made better , but how big am i willing to let the part count be Definetly gonna have to think hard on this one.
  7. I would actually quite love to make that since it's my favorite chopper . Not sure how i would be able to power it tough. KAX rotors and what not get a little tiny at these huge scales. Hmm, im going to have to think about that one. So basically the Concorde or the TU-144? Hmm, Might be interesting to try, tough i fear that the part count might be a BIT of an issue.
  8. Since i'm not shearing any crafts, i taught this would fit here a little better. Seems it belongs in the Spacecraft exchange after-all. Anyways. The time of wait is here, all the mods are broken again, and my want for doing something in KSP grows ever larger. so to use this time a little better, i desided to put up a little "election" if you will. I wanted to do this mainly cause i was having a hard time deciding that what i should build next, and cause the project ended up being quite popular (huge thanks for that ). There have also been a few suggestions in the comments, so what better way than to make an official place in with top put all those suggestion. (Sorry for not remembering to include this). You might be wondering that what is this UCS replica thing your talking about. Well, They, just like the Lego UCS models, are supersized and superdetailed replicas, made in a bigger than 1:1 scale. So here's how it works: Each person can put 1-5 suggestions for a craft down in the comments, or you can just put a like into someones comment. Atmospheric aircraft's only please (choppers, boats, tanks and what not are for another day ). I will be picking the ones that get the most suggestions/likes, i will also be looking at witch ones would be most interesting to make. If there are enough suggestions I will start working once 1.3 arrives and all the mods are up to date again. So start voting/suggesting, and you might be able to see your favorite plane in glorious detail
  9. Thanks . Sorry to say, but i don't think ill be wanting to build that. But it did give me an idea .
  10. Thanks . Like with all my other crafts, i remove all my custom flags prior to releasing them to the forums, but, looks like this time i was a silly little fox and forgot to remove them . Sorry about that. Anyways, i went ahead and removed the flags from it and put up a new download link to that version .
  11. I remember building this somewhere around 1.1 or something like that, so it should indeed work on 1.1.3.
  12. Thanks . I have been thinking quite hard that should make this a thing , or if im going to just make this one aircraft. But, since it has been so well received , i quess i should make some more . Since i already built the Hurricane, i don't really feel like making a Spitfire, as for the Bf 109, could be a nice thing to replicate. Tough right now im planning on making the JU-87 Stuka in this style/scale. The Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV, is something id like to do as well, along with aircraft's like the: BlackBurn Firebrand, A-20G and the F1M2 "Pete". Hmm, the Typhoon, not exactly my top choise , but in going to have to think about that.
  13. Thanks . And no worries, i kinda already knew that somebody must have used that technique before. Thanks . Will do buddy. The craft will be there shortly.
  14. As a very passonate,and now experienced replica builder, i have always had a dream of making the perfect replica, something that could be described as fotorealistic. And this time i decided to achieve that, while also testing a new concept of mine. Basically, Just like the Lego UCS (ultimate collector series) models, i made a huge scale fotorealistic (you'll be the judge of that) replica of the Hurricane that even has a realistic wing profile that isn't just the usual flat one. It also has a new type of control system that i don't think anyone else has used before. The control system that this big bird has, uses no elevons whatsoever, instead, it uses Rotatrons and wings to manouver itself around. The new and innovative control system is perfect for replicas like these, because you can create control surfaces of any shape and size , given that your aircraft is large enough to fit them. But as far as usability goes , the biggest draw back is the lack of self centering. Roll is also quite slow (that's why it has vernor thrusters on the wingtips), meaning that you have to use the rudder in order to do efficient turns. It really is quite a handful to fly this plane, cause not only do you HAVE to use all your controls at the same time, you also need to make sure that your control surfaces point the right way . The aircraft itself has been built form stock parts, excluding the IR parts ofcource, with an aim for perfect accuracy with part count (to some extent) and "cleanliness" in mind. Because of this part saving effort, and because it would be pretty much hidden at all times, it has no interior. I could have also used my custom turboshaft engine to power the propeller, but again, i wanted to save parts, and i kinda taught that it would have been a pretty pointless gimmick (plus, there's all that smoke). The propeller is instead powered by a docking washer. It produces enough power to speed the aircraft up to 18 m/s on its own. Witch i think is quite good considering that even after pairing it with 4 "Qoliath" engines, in only got it to a speed of around 70 m/s. One of the other special special things about this replica, is it's wings. as mentioned above, i wanted to make sure that the wings would look exactly like the would in the real one, thickness and profile included. And let me tell you, it was quite the job trying to get the wings to look as clean as they do now. Everytime you rotated something to fix a nasty looking seam, a new one appeared. It sorta just became this game of finding the right balance of clean and not so clean seams. While making this, i noticed that just how difficult it can be to make a replica of this size and type. Because you'll be thinking "Of cource it's easy to make it perfectly accurate because the scale is so large". But that's where the challenge lies, instead of picking a complete cockpit, engine, elevons and what not, you have to make those yourself out of dozens of parts. I can tell you that just getting started took quite a while cause i had to figure out how to create these huge shapes with these tiny parts. The engine was basically the one that i started with, making the propeller-hub my root part and the scaling everything off of that. All and all, im very happy with the end result, everything worked out the way i wanted it to , except for one thing . Due to the weight of the thing, my IR powered landing gears didn't work, so to get around the problem, i had to use tweak scale and make the main gears bigger. I also had to add little gears on the gear doors to stop the main gears spawning inside the runway (tough the gears and their hit boxes get bigger with tweakscale, the game will still use the original hit box to detect where the lowest point of the craft is). Specs: Top speed: about 70 m/s. Stall speed: about 30 m/s. Length: 45.5m. wingspan: 51.8m. Height: 13.8m. Mass: 114 tons. Parts: 843. Mods used: Infernal robotics and tweakscale. Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhm4mw6cv4tk5ku/UCS Hawker Hurricane MK_I.craft?dl=0 And that about wrappes up this little project of mine, i hope you enjoy it . PS: if for some reason any of you want to have ago at flying this aircraft, i will be happy to share it. PPS: And sorry for not posting any crafts here for ages. I was just far too busy because of school and a move to a new house, and quite incredibly lazy as-well . But, normal services should resume and new stuff should be coming pretty soon .
  15. Sad news, i wont be able to do this race afterall . I have just been far too busy with real life stuff (shool, move to a new house and other projects), making it impossible for me to meet the deadline. Oh well, maby next year then (or whenever this race starts again).