Munbro Kerman

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About Munbro Kerman

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  1. I fixed up the window on the X-1, looks much better now don't you think?
  2. I just thought of another material for the window, those blue little Gravioli detectors. I might be able to put more detail into the window with those.
  3. It's going to be a pleasure working with everyone on the XoTD team. Here's a small slice of my contribution. January 1946: Bell X-1 The iconic first aircraft to break the “sound barrier” On October 14, 1947, The X-1 was piloted to Mach 1 by Charles Yeager. This was the first time man had officially reached transonic speeds. The X-1 was a bullet-shaped aircraft powered by a cluster of four alcohol-oxygen reaction chambers ganged together. This engine was called the XLR-11, produced by Reaction Motors, Incorporated. The same engine would be used on the D-558-II, XF-91 Thunderceptor, and as an interim engine on the X-15 until the XLR-99 was complete. It produced 6,000 lb/ft (27 Kn) of thrust. The X-1 was launched from a B-29 and later B-50, essentially an engine-uprated B-29. Aerodynamically speaking, the X-1 is clean, solely for the purpose of flying fast, but did not employ a swept wing. It would be proven throughout the program that the conventional way of aerodynamic thinking and the accumulated knowledge associated to it would be totally inadequate for aircraft that continued to push speed faster than Mach 1. The X-1 would be the first definitive milestone in gathering supersonic flight data. Pushing Mach 2: After Scott Crossfield reached and exceeded Mach 2 in the Navy’s Douglas D-558-II “Skyrocket,” Yeager fired back by pushing the X-1A to Mach 2.42 twenty-two days later, but not without dire consequence; the straight-winged, pre-area-rule aircraft became unstable and unresponsive above Mach 2.3. More specifically, the aircraft began to yaw and pitch up, then rolling inverted. Yeager blacked out. The X-1 fell 51,000 feet until Yeager regained consciousness, transferred the aircraft from an inverted spin into a normal spin, and recovered into a normal flight attitude at about 25,000 feet. The flight ended in the normal dead-stick landing, but the X-1’s design had now been obsolesced. Download Link: Tomorrows' Craft: @Servo's XB-43
  4. No I have not, I just incorporated some. And some control surfaces, responds very well to pitch and roll.
  5. If you want to do the F-20, then by all means go for it. I was trying take crafts that weren't taken, but it appears that I did. I'll clear this up and put your name in instead of mine, sorry. If you want to do any other craft that I might have taken, then you can go for it.
  6. Testing the YB-49 "Flying Wing", she sure does fly like a plane with one wing. Refuses to do anything I tell her and goes wherever she wants (control surfaces will tame her, hopefully). Those tubes on the wing are just intakes, ignore them. Besides the hideous objects sticking out all over the place, any thoughts on the overall shape of the plane?
  7. Cleaned up the B-29 and reshaped the wing a bit to prepare for the X-plane thread. Something was just not quite right with the proportion of the wing so I extended a bit. I tried to use Majorjim's fairing trick, but the fuselage glitches out and explodes after passing 100 m/s, which forced me to abandon the idea. This will likely be the final product; thoughts or suggestions on anything else that should be added/changed? I also *tried* to clean up the vertical and horizontal stabilizers.
  8. It something called the "atmosphere"; take a look at this picture That's actually the SOFIA observatory inside a 747. My response.
  9. I suppose there isn't a tool for that?
  10. Not at all. It wasn't my idea, though.
  11. Not sure if the picture looks too clean for a 40s photo, thoughts? I used for this.
  12. Update with my progress on the X-planes project. I finished the B-29, X-1, X-2, X-3, B-52 and X-15 (the B-52 and X-15 were built a while ago). The X-1 passed Mach 1 at an altitude of 10 km, and the X-2 surpassed Mach 2 and 3 at an altitude of 14 km, with its top speed being 1,113 m/s at the time the engines cut out. All planes are below 100 parts, excluding the B-52 and B-29. The X-3 Stiletto did not pass Mach 1 (which it didn't in real life, either), and is a very maneuverable plane. All are rocket-powered except the X-3. Unfortunately, the X-15 was not able to pass Mach 6 or reach 100,000 feet before its fuel ran out. It did reach Mach 3, though. The X-4 and X-5 are coming soon, so keep an eye out. Here are some pictures:
  13. All easy fixes, I guess I need to be more attentive in finding z-fighting.
  14. With the talk of starting a X-Plane thread I decided to try recreating the whole program personally and privately*. I started out with the creation of the B-29, which was the drop-ship for both the X-1 and X-2 research craft. I tried my best at scaling her down, but things look to be out of proportion (only a bit, not enough to alter the aesthetics of the craft). So far I am pretty happy with the outcome and especially the performance, meaning it acts more like a super maneuverable fighter than a heavy bomber. Because of this, I was able to *almost* achieve a Pugachev's Cobra. What do you think? Windows still need to be added and (of course) the X-Planes themselves. *Privately meaning I'm only going to release these if anyone requests them. _EDIT- Yes, I know the B-50 was used to drop the X-2, but the B-50 and B-29 are almost exactly the same, besides more powerful engines.
  15. Pics? *edit* nevermind