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About Bob_Saget54

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  1. With my craft, I got around this problem by using winglets so I could change the angle of incidence in flight. I would highly recommend trying it if you like really fast landings, since it helps to minimize the amount of drag from wings
  2. My newest iteration is now capable of sustained cruise speeds of 1740+ m/s. I'm starting to think I think that I am approaching the limits of engine technology in KSP, which means I'm gonna have to see how fast this thing can come in while still retaining control.
  3. I have a feeling that I will need to continue to refine my craft in order to maintain this lead...
  4. @linuxgurugamer If you're overheating, what altitude are you flying at and what parts are overheating? I typically cruise at 22,000m-23,000m and nothing seems to blow up for me. The sustained heating effects on the aircraft led me to pose the little quip of the aircraft only being able to be used once.
  5. Another update from the producers of the Lawn Dart. The aircraft has managed to crack the 39 minute barrier, screaming into the KSC with a blistering time of 38 minutes and 54 seconds! Screenshot on the runway, showing no oxidizer (or EC for that matter, but reaction wheels aren't needed for a craft this light) Halfway around the world, making good time Kerbal Space Center in sight! Touchdown and full stop (with the exception of the aircraft rocking due to strong brakes). This landing wasn't as nice as the previous landings, as the craft came in at an extra 50m/s compared to last attempt.
  6. At the speeds that the air frames travel, only Jeb is brave enough to get back in one after a flight. The wings, gear, and nose cone have a perpetual overheat bar during the flight except for takeoff and landing, so none of the other pilots want to fly a half-melted aircraft
  7. Upon careful consideration of my attempt, and realizing that the plane wasn't at a full stop, I've decided to try it again with a much better and less self-destructive landing gear. Behold! The adventures of the Lawn Dart Mk. 9, complete with more photos! The dart in cruise, Beazy Kermen is debating why he chose to fly in this death-trap of a machine Mandatory post about the quarter-way around Kerbin point (roughly) Approach, descent, and full stop on the KSC runway with an even faster time of 39:19! This plane was much easier to control with a newly-installed counterweight, as well as a revised landing gear that doesn't want to flip the plane during any ground maneuvers. I think I should try for an endurance challenge next... We're loosing money since these air frames can only be used once...
  8. Finally, after about 10 failed attempts with landing, it has been done. A blistering 40:19 around Kerbin, including an unfortunate loss of control due to fuel balance. I'm sure I could do better if I remember to transfer fuel forward before final descent.
  9. We've got a new competitor in the works. Test trials proved times of sub-40 minutes are possible, but I need to learn how to land it properly. GDJ has a point, the hardest part about this flight is the slow-down. My airbrakes keep overheating lol.
  10. Introducing the first long range, long haul aircraft developed and built by Saget Aerospace Industries: The SAI-480 Gigant Price: $750,093,000 (Includes first tank of fuel, shipping, handling, and filled snack carts) Range: ~3500km while cruising at 5000m and 210 m/s Capacity: 480 Kerbals in first class luxury arrangements, can be fitted to second class or coach for more passengers Fuel: 21,560 Gallons of premium aviation fuel Description: The first iteration of a home-brewed super jumbo jet, the Gigant certainly lives up to it's name. Weighing in at over 310 tons and with a wingspan exceeding 56 meters, this aircraft is certain to draw attention on and off the ground. Boasting a unique double-deck seating arrangement, this aircraft offers extreme versatility in the variety of seating options, with the lower deck configurable between first, second and third class. SAI is also currently looking into replacing the bottom deck entirely with a large cargo hold for cargo capacity, or fuel tanks for extended range. While the craft may seem large and ungainly at first, the aircraft handles surprisingly well. With a V(r) speed of only 60 m/s and a take off speed of 90 m/s, this aircraft can operate at a large range of airports. The aircraft has also been safety tested to the extreme by our test pilots, with air frames surviving in excess of 350 meters per second and maneuvers as extreme as 5G. The aircraft also ditches well in the ocean, with the belly mounted fuel tanks serving as improvised flotation devices. This craft has been designed with pilot and passenger comfort in mind. Underneath the large main landing gear is a smaller auxiliary landing gear capable of steering the airplane, and while the craft can take off using that landing gear, it is highly recommended that the main gear be used. The roll authority has also been limited, with an option to disengage the hydraulic limiters and use them to their full extent. Overall, the engineers and test pilots at SAI are incredibly pleased with this aircraft, and we hope that our customers are pleased with it as well. Download Link:
  11. That moment when you rediscover the entire save file dedicated to the previous BAD-T tournaments
  12. Does it count if mine was inspired (if only slightly) by the Me 262 HG III? Minus the swept wings of course lol
  13. Quick update from the new judge's end: Since it is finals week and everything is starting to wrap up at my university, combined with the tragic death of my mouse, means that I will not have any reviews out for the next week or so. I already have a review finished on the Delta Impulse/Delta Impulse S, and I'll try to put that up either later today or tomorrow. Until the week after next though, I've got too much life stuff to work on reviews.
  14. Actually no, it was inspired by the famed "Tourettes Guy", who I was a huge fan of