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  1. There and back again in 30:07, thanks to RAPIERs and a J-22-esque plane. Three mods were used, though the plane itself is completely stock : KER, Waypoint Manager and Atmosphere Autopilot.
  2. From experience with a similar situation, I usually have to tweak the booster (Boreas-R, Twin-Boar-based recoverable booster) thrust during the flight in order to maintain acceptable manoeuvrability, but other than that, its profile is nothing fancy. Using Gravity Turn, I only have to act on booster thrust and roll (180 to 0) during the flight. Now, as is visible in the picture, this version of Boreas-R is specifically designed for greater pitch control (6 vernor RCS for pitch control, 2 for yaw), so RCS is necessary for the flight.
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    STOL style Bush Planes!

    Might it be Airplane Plus ? IMHO one of the best airplane mods around.
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    STOL style Bush Planes!

    For a challenge on the french community forum, I have developed a skydiving plane (this was still 1.3.x), somewhat inspired by the Pilatus Porter. STOL capabilities, easy handling, also able to act as a dropship for small payloads. KerbalX link here.
  5. min je sais j'insiste ... Voui. En fait j'avais déjà repassé dans le .cfg, et j'ai du vous mettre la version où j'avais oublié de changer ceci.
  6. Encore pour référence, @yrou avait commencé un tableur avec les VEN et VFR officielles de KSP côte à côte pour corriger quelques termes. Il serait peut-être utile de lui demander de mettre ce tableur à disposition des traducteurs... Quelqu'un peut/veut-il relire et corriger ma traduction du mod Astrogator par @HebaruSan ? Deux points particuliers me posent problèmes : Parle-t-on de noeuds ou de points de manoeuvre ? Il me semble avoir vu les deux. J'ai utilisé noeud parce que c'est ce que j'ai trouvé dans le tableur de @yrou. Je ne suis pas sûr de escape trajectory => trajectoire de libération. Quelqu'un a-t-il une meilleure idée ?
  7. En effet, après vérification minutes s'abbrévie en min. Je vais contacter le moddeur pour faire cette correction. Sources à ajouter éventuellement dans vos outils : http://www.ilocis.org/fr/documents/ilo105.htm et http://www.guide-typographie.com/ab_unitemesure.htm.
  8. Pour les traducteurs, voici quelques outils de référence : Arrêté du 20 février 1995 relatif à la terminologie des sciences et techniques spatiales : les termes très officiels, ainsi qu'une correspondance avec les termes anglais. Projet de glossaire astronautique sur Wikipedia : un autre glossaire, ainsi que des liens. Vocabulaire de l'astronautique - Agence spatiale canadienne : encore des termes, mais sans les correspondances anglophones.
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    Planes for alien skies

    In my preparations for my pending exploration of Duna, I have been inspired by @Frank_G's excellent mission report, especially his solar bird and MOLE crafts. I have then developed my own take on a high-altitude solar-powered ion propulsion plane for the exploration of atmospheres: HAAF. Not only is HAAF quite manoeuverable, but its large wing area means it can easily glide or aerobrake in the high atmosphere and ride the Karman line in search for atmospheric science. So far I have deployed one on a polar orbit around Kerbin in order to get missing high atmosphere science as well as a live test (I can already say that it lacks some electric storage, but that can be circumvented, around Kerbin at least). Further possible development could see the addition of a docking port for (partial) recovery, of more science instrument or a more efficient antenna. Now on to Duna!
  10. @flart I'll gladly look into it. [EDIT] Quelqu'un veut-il le relire rapidement ?
  11. Any news on compiling KSPTOT for mac ? With the latests OSes versions (10.13.x), the 2013a MCR cannot be installed. Thanks for the good work !
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    [Mac]CKAN.app

    Did you use mono in its 32-bits version ? It can be done either by specifying the architecture (mono --arch=32) or by using the mono32 command.
  13. Kyasish'ev EK-4/EK-4e "Teal" small regional jet plane The EK-4 family is heavily based on Kyasish'ev's highly experimental SK-2 "Harfang" science plane. Although the requirements for a commercial airplane were highly different from a scientific plane, the "Teal" shares the same general shape and principles, such as high cambered wings with a slight angle of incidence, T-shaped stabilisators as well as a rear wheel to prevent tail strikes. In order to meet the requirements for a commercial version, the main wing was re-designed without leading edge slats, but with an overall larger lifting coefficient, leading to increased reliability and decreased costs while retaining the performances of the versatile SK-2. The motorisation was also simplified, and the high-maintenance inline air intakes were replaced with a more classical engine setup. This allowed also the use of the whole fuselage for passengers, making the EK-4 a very compact plane. Technical specifications: Plane EK-4 EK-4e Dimensions (l/w) 12.8m/13.8m 14.7m/13.8m Weight (wet/dry) 15.4t/11.0t 16.4/12.0t Pricing 19,493,000 20,043,000 Parts 37 38 Flight characteristics: The wing allows for relatively low-speed take-off (60 to 65m/s), especially when the flaps (AG3) are used. The EK-4's ideal flight envelope lies at altitudes of 8000 to 11000m, with speeds of 450 to 500kn (230 to 255m/s). This brings the range of both planes to 1600km, well over the requirements for small regional planes (1600km is KSC-Baikerbanur-KSC on one tank). Although the EK-4 are able to fly past Mach 1 at 5000m, it is strongly recommanded that pilots avoid such tomfoolery, as it will put unneeded strain on the airframe, possibly resulting in voided guarantees and permanent damage. Action Groups: AG1 Toggle engines AG2 Toggle reverse thrust AG3 Toggle flaps AG9 Cut chute AG0 Toggle ladder RCS Toggle reaction wheels ABORT Deploy chute Download links: Kyasish'ev EK-4 "Teal" on KerbalX Kyasish'ev EK-4e "Teal" on KerbalX
  14. That Badger is a thing of beauty! The platform, especially, has given me a few ideas...
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    Weekly Aircraft Development Competition

    Is there still place for an entry? I hereby present Kermann Aviation's S-4 Goose. Weight (wet): 19.610 tons Wingspan: 17.7 m; Length: 17.7 m; Height: 5.4 m Range: Over 900 km Propulsion: 2x JX-4 Whiplash turboramjets Crew: one pilot + one scientist The design of this craft benefitted enormously from the previous challenge, especially with the leading slats.