Munbro Kerman

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  1. Alright, I'll keep testing different placements and angles.
  2. Thanks, I'll take a look at your rover. Were any parts of it clipped into the lander before you released it? Because after doing some testing I learned that if I was to clip the rover into Pathfinder, everything would go berserk and explode.
  3. That's one way to separate them haha. I'm not too sure if I can make Sojourner small enough to fit inside Pathfinder's bay, would you know how or if it's even possible?
  4. So I had a few days off work and I decided to create a replica of Pathfinder/Sojourner because why not? This uses Majorjims hinge for the solar panels to pitch up and down. Since this is my first craft with a working hinge it's not going to be the best - I'm sure that I could somehow make the hinge smaller, more efficient, and not take up as much space. If anyone with more experience in hinges has pointers that would be much appreciated. I still have yet to create the Sojourner rover and a way for it to detach from the main craft. I also have to create a landing system for the craft to land on Duna (shame there aren't any airbags at all in stock KSP). This is small enough to fit in my 2.5 meter Delta 7925, which is a plus.
  5. I'm going to post this craft today so the thread can go back on schedule. August 1982: Northrop F-20 Tigershark Developed from the similar F-5E Tiger II, the F-20 was a light fighter financed by private corporations and built by Northrop. The F-20 was fitted with a more powerful engine allowing it to be more maneuverable and competitive, and was widely compared to General Dynamic's famous F-16 while being cheaper and lighter in design. Because the F-20 was funded privately, Northrop hoped to sell the F-20 to countries overseas. Changes in policies after the 1980 presidential election prohibited the F-20 to be sold to other countries, leading the F-20 to compete against the F-16 for sales. The program was scrapped in 1986 with three built and one partially built. Download Link: Tomorrows' Craft: @MiffedStarfish's X-29 and one other X-29
  6. July 1979: Rockwell HiMAT The HiMAT program was a program to develop future fighter aircraft conducted by NASA, with the aircraft developed by Rockwell International. Technologies tested during the aircraft's trial was a fly-by-wire control system, materials not used on previous fighters such as graphite and fiberglass, canards that were close-coupled, no pilot (used remote piloting), a new synthetic vision system that uses 3D to give pilots an all-round view of their surroundings, and winglets on the wingtips. The aircraft was remote-controlled because the team designing the craft thought it would be safer and cheaper with no pilot. A pilot on the ground would go into a remote cockpit to fly the aircraft where he could see with either a nose camera or a 3D synthetic visual system. Download Link: Tomorrows' Craft: @qzgy's AD-1 Builder's note: This craft is supposed to be dropped from a B-52, but unfortunately, certain KSP parts prevented me from making it smaller. It still is very manueverable and performs like the real thing. The only difference is it is much larger than it should be.
  7. I'm letting everyone know that I'm not going to be able to post at all for a week because I'm going on a trip, so I won't be able to post the Rockwell HiMAT craft if the time comes this week. Another update is I won't have time to build the X-32 which disappoints me as much as you. I am sorry for not being able to post when I can and adding more work to whoever takes up the X-32.
  8. Really sorry for not being able to post when I should have, things at work got crazy and there was no time to post. 1967: Lockheed A-12/YF-12 During the 50's, the USAF was looking to replace the F-106 interceptor, so multiple companies placed their proposals. Lockheed's Skunkworks was developing the A-12 for the CIA as a reconnaissance aircraft. The Air Force became interested and ordered three aircraft. The SR-71, being very similar, had multiple differences. The YF-12's nose was modified to house a fire-control radar that was intended for a different proposed aircraft: the XF-108. The YF-12 also had the addition of a second crew member to control the radar. These changes changed the aerodynamics of the craft which would require fins beneath the engines to maintain stability. Bays in the fuselage carried air-to-air missiles for defense. Due to the war in Vietnam funding could not be issued and the aircraft was no longer needed after Intelligence claimed that defense of the continental U.S. was not necessary. Download Link: Tomorrows' Craft: @Servo's X-24A
  9. I've had this craft sitting around for a while now, and I would go back to it every now and then to fix something that I thought was out of place and do some fine-tuning. So, I present the 1:1 scale F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon. Link
  10. I've got a stock 1:1 replica of the F-16 Falcon, and I'm interested in contributing. I'll try to post tomorrow.
  11. Sorry for not being able to post on time, other things needed to be taken care of. April 1963: Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar Spaceplane A program for the USAF, the X-20 was a spaceplane that could do multiple military tasks such as bombing, satellite sabotage, and reconnaissance missions. The X-20 was also capable of rescuing astronauts and repairing satellites. The spaceplane, being developed during the Vostok and Mercury programs, was much more different than an ordinary space capsule. A capsule would follow a ballistic re-entry trajectory, the X-20, like the much later Space Shuttle, could glide down to Earth. This made the X-20 far more advanced than other spacecraft at the time. The design consisted of a low-wing delta shape, with no tail but instead winglets for control. The framework would be made of a superalloy called René 41. The craft had a transtage for maneuvering and abort. Instead of using wheels, the craft had skids instead of wheels that would require cooling compartments. Two problems that plagued the program would ultimately end the project. One problem was uncertainty over the booster to launch the X-20 into space. Titan II, Titan III, and the Saturn I were all possibilities for the launcher. The Titan III would be picked, but uncertainty over the safety of the booster delayed the program. The second problem was the lack of a clear goal for the project. The original purpose was to be an aeronautical weapons system that included a pilot. Many wondered if the USAF should have a manned program. The Air Force claimed that the X-20 allowed for controlled re-entry, and that was the main point in the project. The program was deemed too expensive which would contribute to the ending of the Dyna-Soar spaceplane. Data from the X-20 would help to develop the later Space Shuttle, X-23, and X-24. a the Download Link: "Tomorrows'" Craft: @NorthAmericanAviation's X-21
  12. Due to the craziness of my schedule and the craft not being fully ready yet I will release the X-20 sometime tomorrow.
  13. June 1958: Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III A successor to the Vought F-8 and competitor to the F-4 Phantom II, Chance Vought looked to create an aircraft that was larger yet had a better performance. The jet would use similar technology as the F-8U Crusader used: a variable incidence wing. A more powerful Pratt & Whitney engine would be used along with a liquid-fueled rocket engine to increase performance. The plane was designed to surpass Mach 2, so vertical fins were implemented to combat the rough flight conditions. The fins were able to rotate to a horizontal position during landing. The XF8U-3 reached a top speed of Mach 2.39. Three years prior, the US Navy created a competition for Mach 2+ aircraft that would start fly-offs between the XF8U-3 and the future F-4 Phantom. The aircraft had advantages in maneuverability but the pilot would be overwhelmed due to the workload created after firing missiles. The F-4 Phantom did not have this problem and had a larger payload capacity, which would end the XF8U-3 and the F-8U. The program was scrapped and the planes were given to NASA, where they would do routine mock dogfights with Navy Phantoms until complaints stopped the harassment. Download Link: Tomorrows' Craft: @Servo's X-15
  14. No, it doesn't snag on release. It used to, but after adjusting the fairing again and again it finally worked.
  15. Did some work on the Saturn V for the 1.3 update. All that was done was rebuilding the command module and the LES cover, along with reshaping the service module's engine using a fairing. Part count is now just over 1,000. With LES cover, it does separate cleanly. Thoughts? CM looks too dark, or just right?