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About kiwinanday

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  1. @ethanwdp do I need to update all three files?
  2. I love you. EDIT: These things are YOOJ. Had to improvise.
  3. Love it, it's perfect except I really need an arrestor cable.
  4. E. Mix the Bumblebee and Divine Wind sounds. F. Record the sound from the YouTube video above.
  5. Can we get a mini-delta with a bit more rake than the Wing Connector I? Basically a half-sized Wing B? The Wing D is a miniature Wing A, but the B has no counterpart.
  6. @Murican_Jeb My syntax was off. The cooling fan (black in reference picture) spins, but the cylinders themselves are fixed. The Focke-Wulf used a revolutionary cooling system (for a radial), where air was sucked in through a hole in the tip of the prop spinner, then blown over the hot cylinder heads by the cooling fan. This allowed the cowling to be extremely tight-fitting, reducing drag. Check it out—you can see the cooling fan spinning, but the cylinders (aft of the cowl leading edge) are stationary. You can also see how close to where the cowling would be the cylinders are—normally, that'd make for an overheating mess, if not for the cooling fan. ASIDE, I would love to have a BMW 801 for my planes.
  7. BMW 801 was a radial, not a rotary. The spinning bits you're thinking of was a cooling fan for the cylinders, which were fixed:
  8. Whew, speed data finally compiled: Speed Tests, m/s (Test Airframe: Y2xx, airframe weight 3.141t w/o Engine) Altitude Marlin Tornado Whirlwind Kraken Bumblebee Divine Wind Silver Crow 0.1km 164.6 163.7 183.1 165.3 211.1 149.7 193.0 2km 169.5 174.2 187.6 164.4 210.8 151.3 193.0 4km 161.7 168.9 181.5 158.4 203.2 145.4 185.7 6km 152.6 165.9 176.3 152.8 194.9 139.7 179.3 8km 170.1 178.8 181.8 155.4 197.0 146.7 181.7 For reference, this was the testbed (it's designed to fit in a zeppelin hangar):
  9. Clearly I've lost my marbles. All engines are performing close to "normal". Maybe I was just being spoiled by the NK-12. I'll finish compiling the data and edit this post with the results, but looks like all the late-gen piston engines (Bumblebee, Divine Wind, Kraken, Marlin, Silver Crow, Tornado, Whirlwind) are good. I need to get those crazy pills checked out....
  10. I'll build a demo aircraft and get you some speed readings as soon as I can. EDIT: Now I feel like I'm going crazy. Preliminary testing shows all systems are, in fact, normal. Am I taking crazy pills?
  11. @blackheart612 understood. I'm just trying to figure out where the power nerf came from with the update to 1.2, they used to be so well-balanced, and now most of them feel anemic. :-/
  12. Any progress on the new curves for the prop engines? All my recent builds have Bumblebees, because that seems to be the only piston engine that isn't broken (read: underpowered).