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  1. I can do so, and the rotors are stock! (Helicopter Blade "S"). They are contra-rotating with the motor below being set to 230 RPM, while the upper motor is set to 460 RPM in the opposite direction
  2. Speed is about 120 m/s, and its range is undetermined as of now. There are hopes of making it a quarter of the way around with one tank of fuel though
  3. A small snag on the initial helicopter, it has decided it does not want to fly anymore. A new helicopter is on its way to replace it, as well as collect the crew for the continuation of the voyage.
  4. I just found this challenge, and I'm now attempting a polar circumnavigation (with the obligatory stop at the other side of the planet) with a helicopter designed to do this in one fell swoop. Pictures will come soon, she's pretty slow at only 68.5 meters per second but she is very stable with autopilot
  5. For some of the "Nerfed" BDarmory guns, may I recommend Aviator's Arsenal? It's an older mod created for the purpose of a WW2 themed aircraft dogfight competition, and I think the weapons are mainly fair and balanced.
  6. Any particular ideas for mods? I know things like Procedural parts and propeller mods would be helpful for us in the world war setting
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. I have a feeling that I will need to continue to refine my craft in order to maintain this lead...
  10. @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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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: https://kerbalx.com/Bob_Saget54/SAI-Gigant
  17. That moment when you rediscover the entire save file dedicated to the previous BAD-T tournaments
  18. Does it count if mine was inspired (if only slightly) by the Me 262 HG III? Minus the swept wings of course lol
  19. 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.
  20. Actually no, it was inspired by the famed "Tourettes Guy", who I was a huge fan of
  21. Ok, I'll be sure to try and change that for the next review. Again, thanks for the feedback
  22. I appreciate the feedback, but could you please elaborate a small bit more? The only thing that I'm missing from the format layout in the original thread is the Fuel consumption rate.
  23. Test Pilot Review: @Bottle Rocketeer 500's Hawk 1a Price - 22,780,000 Fuel - 640 Kallons Cruising Speed - 250 meters/second Cruising Altitude - 5000 meters Range - 1250 km Review: Excited to receive their first aircraft to review, the engineers at SAI tore open the shipping crate to reveal a sleek, speedy looking plane. The crew were impressed, and left scratching their heads at how the manufacturers managed to combine 3 engines into one, resulting in a maintenance nightmare to remove all the dust, creatures, and empty snack containers that accumulated during its prolonged storage. Rolling it out onto the runway and firing up the aircraft for the first time the test passengers couldn't help but notice how loud the combined system was during taxiing trials, with the combined noise of 6 Juno engines making their presence known through the noiseproof headsets the passengers were issued. Exactly like the manufacturer's sticky note on the dashboard said, the aircraft felt incredibly heavy on the ground, pitching up at ~55 m/s and gaining enough speed for level flight at ~90 m/s. Even Jebidiah was worried about the constant drop of the aircraft unless you had at least a 15 degree pitch. In the air, there are a few issues that make themselves known. One is the excessive roll control and the lacking pitch control. We had many instances of the aircraft suddenly rolling >90 degrees with just one bump of the control stick, severely decreasing passenger comfort and the stability of the aircraft during flight. Another issue is the incredibly high landing speed. Compared with the takeoff speed of ~55-60 m/s, the minimum speed that you could keep the aircraft lined up for landing was tested to be around 72 m/s. Powerful brakes make sure that this aircraft is still viable for short runway landings, but they may not be able to take off due to the takeoff run of the plane. Something good that we found about the plane is that the range is over 1250 km. While this might not be good compared to some of its competitors, this extends the manufacturer's stated range by nearly 400km. With 56 parts and 3 engines combined into one, this aircraft is a maintenance nightmare. When you combine the manpower required to keep the 6 Jumo jets running properly, along with the frequent wingstrikes due to the narrow landing gear, we believe that the costs of keeping this aircraft will outweigh any potential profits that it will bring. Verdict: We do not believe that we will be purchasing any of these aircraft for customer use due to the poor comfort due to oversensitive control surfaces and the steep maintenance costs associated with the engine setup. The pilot school may purchase one for an advanced trainer in order to train pilots on how to handle aircraft with handling like it.
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