EvenFlow

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  • Location In the magical land of creativity.
  • Interests Guitars, physics, flying stuff with fiery ends.

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  1. First things first, for the proper ambience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoKmj3hj3WY DOWNLOAD: https://kerbalx.com/EvenFlow/X-49
  2. Heinkel 219 Uhu, stock

    About the unplanned explosions, I don't know whether that is the issue, but ever since 1.2.2 I've been getting some odd behavior with clipped parts which did not happen before. I've also been doing some limited research on using generously clipped SAS rotors for creating high-performance compact helicopter rotors, and I've encountered similar behavior with the assembly suddenly becoming unstable and falling apart, just as if the parts suddenly decided they refused being clipped in any way shape or form. In my case, autostrutting the assembly to the grandparent part and strutting the blades to the shaft helped alot, although I haven't mounted the rotor on anything practical yet so it's hard to say how effective this fix will be. KSP definitely seems to apply stricter clipping rules now though, at least from my experience.
  3. Heinkel 219 Uhu, stock

    Well, now that I'm done hyperventilating from excitement, how do you think those RCS-on-RCS bearings compare to more traditional RCS-thermometer bearings in terms of withstanding high RPM and stability under warp / when loading the plane after detaching the prop assembly from the plane? Those bearings looks really elegant and clean, but due to RCS ports having relatively small hitboxes I'm kinda worried about their durability, especially if they were to be used with some heavier propellers.
  4. Heinkel 219 Uhu, stock

    OH CHRIST ALMIGHTY THOSE EXHAUST EFFECTS
  5. One of the best replicas I've seen in my 4 years of playing. The drag issues just show how much KSP needs voxel-based drag calculation the likes of FAR, perhaps limited to drag calc only, without modelling the complex airflow and stalling mechanics which would make the learning curve a bit too steep for the newcomers. Despite all the limitations of the physics engine, this replica is a true gem. Congrats on building something straight out of KSP engine's worst nightmares and making it work. EDIT: If any FAR player tried this thing out it would be great if he posted the performance results he achieved, no?
  6. Do you want the Soviet surface fleet to go with your submarine sir? Coming Soon-er
  7. Hah, honored to hear words of praise from a guy who pretty much started the stock propeller plane boom in KSP! Quite a coincidence too - I've also first encountered the Kukuruznik back in my days of playing the original Il-2 Sturmovik on my old computer with a twitchy flightstick. It was one of the few aircraft I could actually control decently thanks to it's turtle pace and great handling which helped make up for my god-horrible flying skills. And they really were horrible considering I was in the 1st grade of primary school back then and the closest I usually got to flying was through operating the flaps and landing gear as a co-pilot on the 737s my dad was flying out in FS 2004. Good times! c: The RDS-37 was missing from Po-2's payload options in Il-2 though a far as I remember. Quite a significant flaw, really!
  8. MiG -105

    Loving the way the cockpit is modelled! Are you perhaps planning to include a carrier vessel for the Spiral? There are some concepts floating around online even if the carrier vehicle itself never left the planning stage. Just as an example, despite the horrible resolution.
  9. Meanwhile, somewhere in the Baltic Sea, a Los Angeles class submarine is setting off on a covert operation... Coming Soon.
  10. INTRODUCTION "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." ~Nikolai N. Polikarpov after preliminary flight testing of the Po-2, circa June 1927 A.D. Well, so out of all the high performance, cutting edge propeller aircraft I could build, I've decided to recreate this. Speed of a caffeinated YF-12, maneuverability of a F-15S/MTD, firepower of an Iowa-class battleship. The true top tier airframe from a more civilized age. On a serious note, the Po-2 was initially designated U-2, and was created in late 20s in the USSR as a general-purpose aircraft. During the WWII it was usually used as a reconaissance aircraft, but low-level night bombing runs were also quite common, made especially famous by the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, composed of an all-woman pilot and ground crew complement. Suprisingly, the Po-2s combat usage did not end in 1945. Polikarpov biplanes were spotted over the Korean skies in the early 50s, mostly used as reconaissance and light bomber aircraft. Frankly, the USAF pilots reported the Po-2 to be notoriously hard to shoot down due to it's extremely low, sub-200kph top speed which sat below the stall speed of most US jet aircraft. Apart from combat use, the Po-2 has seen service among many airforces, serving as a trainer and utility aircraft in the miitary. It's 5 cylinder 100HP Shvestov M-11 radial engine was incredibly low-maintenance, making the Po-2 extremely well-suited for service in rough conditions. Albeit unarmed at first, later variants of this aircraft recieved a ShKAS machinegun as a rear turret and a small bombload of 250kg. FEATURES Not all that much in the way of features on this one due to it's small size. There are a few though: 1. Fully functional, spinning propeller, along with a semi-detailed Shvestov M-11 engine. 2. Flaps, toggleable with AG 1 3. Some nice little details, such as the gear assembly, the wing spars and the ShKAS MG in the back. 4. 1:1 scale, which is a feature considering how small the whole thing is! (only 8m long, that isn't much space to fit alot of detail in, really.) HOW TO FLY Due to it's relatively low-power engine, the Po-2 requires some special care while flying. Startup procedures are identical to all my other prop planes, namely: 1. Startup and takeoff Idle the throttle and engage brakes. SAS needs to be off. Stage the first stage. The ring securing the propeller in place will come off. Switch to the propeller with " ] ". Start up the propeller. Hold down ALT and either Q or E. Hold the key until the roll indicator in the bottom left corner of the screen will reach it's limit. Remember to have SAS disengaged in this stage if you want the propeller to work. SAS, along with neutralising set roll trim with ALT can be used to stop the propeller post-flight. Switch back to the main vessel, engage the SAS (although the craft is perfectly flyable without it of course) and disengage the brakes. After the propeller has started rotating sufficiently quickly you can add throttle and begin the takeoff. Allow the plane to gain speed. It will, albeit rather slowly. Wait until the plane hit's AT LEAST 21m/s, then you can ever so slightly apply elevator. Now is the hardest part of the whole flight: Manipulate the elevator and keep the plane level, so that your speed starts to increase. Once it's above approx. 30-35m/s you are fying safely. 2. Flight Turn gently and dont bank too much, since the rudder response is average at best, and if you find yourself low on speed (sub-20m/s) while banking, you might find yourself unable to level the plane out before it loses too much altitude. Watch the speed and keep it above 20-25m/s, preferably even higher. Under 20m/s the plane will stall out. Apply elevator delicately, don't bleed speed if not necessary, climb at a shallow angle. Watch out not to clip the propeller into the ground while landing. Here we have an entirely historical photo of a Po-2 carrying a RDS-37 thermonuclear bomb since, as we all know, the Po-2 was the backbone of Soviet strategic bomber force during the Cold War. Fly safe and enjoy. Feel free to leave suggestions on what i should build next. The plane is built out of 133 parts btw. All stock. DOWNLOAD LINK https://kerbalx.com/EvenFlow/Po-2 Updated on 24-07-2017, V1.0 CHANGELOG 1.0 - initial release
  11. [STOCK] McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

    Major structural update done! Redownload highly recommended for anyone owning the old version! c:
  12. [STOCK] McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle

    F-22 has been on my to-do list for ages now. I just can't seem to think of how I could accurately represent some of it's features (e.g engine nozzles) with stock parts while maintaining the Raptor's "slickness" and keeping it true-to-scale. It would be an ambitious undertaking though, and I can't say no to a nice challenge. Will give it a try after I'm done tweaking some proportions on the F-15C which I am doing right now.
  13. [STOCK] MiG-29A Fulcrum

    I've been thinking about doing just that, but i don't have all that many sufficiently high-quality craft racked up yet. I've recently sorted out some university stuff IRL, and thus I should have more time to create content. The Wyvern and 190D are practically the only brand-new craft, the Tu-95, F-15 and MiG-29 all just got revamped and recieved some detailing to make them higher quality. After about two, three more craft which i should be releasing sometime this week i will probably create a repository to keep stuff neatly organized. c:
  14. INTRODUCTION Yet another revamped version of my MiG-29A replica i made about a year ago or so. This one undergone some considerable changes which added some important details present on the real 29. The MiG-29 was the Soviet answer to the rising threat of US frontline fighters such as the F-16 being fielded on a large scale. The Soviet Air Force needed a light, easy to maintain and competitive fighter to support the Su-27 and thus, the MiG-29 was born. It was the trademark 4th gen frontline fighter of the Soviets and, over the years, it underwent many modifications which ensured that it remained competitive to this day. The A version was the initial production variant fielded by the Soviet Air Force in 1982. It is powered by twin Klimov RD-33 turbojet engines which, given the small size of the airframe, allow the MiG-29 to achieve a whopping TWR of 1.09 on reheat. The power outputs of the engines are, just like on the Eagle posted earlier, modeled correctly down to 0.1kN of static thrust. The weight is also very representative of the real Fulcrum and thus, this aircraft approximates the real aircraft's performance well. FEATURES Just to name a few: 1. True to the original engine performance and weight. (Activate the reheat with AG 1) 2. Functional flaps activated with AG 2 3. Correctly placed airbrake mounted in the rear activated through AG 3 4. Correctly placed drogue chute activated through staging. 5. Alot of minor detailing with antennas, the infrared sensor bulb on the nose etc. HOW TO FLY Quite similar to the Eagle, but lighter and perhaps a bit slower at some altitudes. Airbrakes and flaps can be used for slowing down the airframe. Take off at approx 55m/s, land at a similar speed. Watch out for stalling since the aircraft can drop it's speed very low through turning due to how agile it is. Fly safe and have fun. I am eagerly waiting for your feedback so if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them here! DOWNLOAD LINK https://kerbalx.com/EvenFlow/MiG-29A Updated on 22-07-2017, V1.1 CHANGELOG 1.0 - initial release 1.1 - fixed the main landing gear not being straight which caused problems on takeoff.
  15. INTRODUCTION As a relaxing little break from creating propeller aircraft I've decided to recreate one of the most prominent 4.5th gen jet fighters of the modern era - the F-15C Eagle. Not a single Eagle has ever been lost to enemy fire and the airframe itself, although almost 40 years old by now is continiuously proving itself to be a formidable foe to every modern jet fighter. The F-15C is currently the definitive variant suited for air-to-air combat and maintaining air superiority. It is a heavy airframe weighing in at approximately 20 tons loaded, powered by Pratt and Whitney F100 low-bypass turbojet engines, each putting out approximately 100kN of thrust when running reheat. The plane is capable of reaching over Mach 2.5 at it's operational ceiling. The Eagle is extremely capable in terms of it's maximum loading and can achieve an operational range of over 5500km when used with it's conformal FASTPACK fuel tanks. This replica is an attempt at creating a detailed and correctly performing Eagle. The weight is about right, and the engines have been tuned to provide the exact same amounts of static thrust the real F100s would provide. I managed to get the values down to 0.1kN accuracy. The replica is fully stock. I hope you will enjoy flying it. FEATURES Here are some basic features included with the replica. 1. Correctly performing recreations of P&W F100 turbojets producing exactly 64.9kN of dry static thrust and 105.7kN of static thrust wet (toggle with AG 1). 2. Retractable flaps (Toggleable with AG 2) 3. Functional airbrake (Toggleable with AG 3) 4. Realistically modelled drop tanks, the centerline tank is exhausted first. HOW TO FLY The flight characteristics of the Eagle are rather standard. If you can fly any other jet in KSP, flying this one should also be relatively easy. Flaps and the airbrake can be used to slow the airframe down. The top speed at sea level with the drop tanks on sits at Mach 1 and gets better with altitude. Keep in mind that the drop tanks add considerable weight to the airframe and they should be ditched when entering combat. Take off at about 70m/s, land at approx 65m/s. Keep in mind that the airframe, although agile, is rather heavy and has plenty of intertia, especially when performing low-level maneuvering with drop tanks on. Have fun taking the Eagle to the skies and fly safe. Feel free to leave requests and suggestions down below so i can improve my replicas! DOWNLOAD LINK https://kerbalx.com/EvenFlow/F-15C Updated on 22-07-2017, V1.1 CHANGELOG 1.0 - initial release 1.1 - major structural tweaks done which make the craft more similar to the original in terms of proportions. before, the ratio of lenght to width of this replica sat at about 1.52:1 (14.2m x 9.3m) and the horizontal stabilizers were unproportionally big when compared to the main wing. now this issue is fixed and the replica has the exact same length-width ratio as the real plane (1.46:1 14.2m x 9.7m for the replica and 19m x 13m for the real Eagle). pictures were changed accordingly, but here is a gif to portray the changes I made better: (old one in the first frame, fades to the new one which is visibly wider and more proportional) (i think it just goes to show how bad my OCD is with those replicas. WELP, GOOD FOR Y'ALL I GUESS)