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  1. On 5.3.2016 at 2:58 AM, RixKillian said:

    I've been working for a while on a replica Consolidated PBY Catalina - it flies fantastically, but I still can't land it without it flipping over.. Any ideas?

    Your amazing craft inspired me to try a similar design. Not as detailed as yours, and a little bit smaller. Had also problems with flipping over frist, but shifting the centre of mass more backward and landing slowly helped (Also you might want to put more buoyancy in the front). Now my Boatplane W can take of and land in the water without problem.






  2. @FlipNascar Wow 60 tons! :) How do you get it to lift of the water? I just completed my biggest seaplane yet, and I had this problem. But I wanted to keep my cargo bay above the water line, so I had to put a lot of extra buoyancy tanks under the hull. I guess that created a lot of drag :huh: The Lift-off works fine, but only if I don't carry more than 1000 units of fuel, so the total weight is only 36 tons.

    But anyways, this is my Boatplane XXL and it carries a tiny dinghy :D


    You also have a creat view on the ocean down below from the cockpit :D






  3. I worked on a series of airplanes, that are capable of landing on water with their hull. But they should also look cool and resemble real Flying Boats as much as possible. Here are some of my results. Some designs had trouble with lifting of the water. I found that the alignment of the thrust vector is critical and that not all parts survive the impact into the water :D Most of this planes can be landed on the sea just like on the runway with a normal speed, only the smallest 'Boatplane S' flips when I don't slow down enough.

    What do you think? Have you done similar crafts? 



    Boatplane XL



    Boatplane L



    Boatplane M



    Boatplane S

  4. This is the next spacecraft of my series: Europes unmanned Transporter ATV :)

    Craftfile Download

    This is the more realistic version of the craft, it has a bit too many parts for easy dockings with the Kerbal Space Station.


    The more practical version docked to the KSS:


    I already included a rear docking port, that is planned for the future of the real ATV. It enables you to build small Space Labs that can be manned e.g. by Soyuz crews.


    The carrier rocket Ariane 5:


    Booster Engine Cut-Out and Seperation :D


  5. I thiNk you're missing the PIRS airlock module....

    I build the Station in it's final state. PIRS will be replaced in 2014 by Nauka.

    Tip: Make the solar arrays wider by 2 more segments, each side had 4 arrays, your sides have only 2 each.

    You are right. I thought about that, but felt that the whole array would then be too wide in propertion to the rest of the Station. At least each Gigantor solar panel itself consits of two segments...


    i'm glad that you like it :) However I apologize for the crappy launchers ^^

  6. So It's mine version ^^

    I always admired your work teo :) Don't think I could ever improve on you when it comes to photorealism. Instead I set my goal to keep the part count low ^^

    I'm pretty sure there's going to be a new Russian module or "Multipurpose Laboratory Module with European Robotic Arm (ERA)" to the space station soon (April 2014)

    yes, I think you refer to the nicknamed "Nauka" I already included it in my station.

  7. This is the thread for my trys to repilcate the ISS and most of its supply ships (maybe some other spacecrafts of the modern time too) only with stock parts. I try to keep the part count low and build flyable crafts instead of making photorealistic models. I start out with the Soyuz, at the moment the most important spacecraft for the ISS.

    This is actually an outdated simplified version of the Soyuz. Now I made it even more accurate with cluster engines...


    ...an advanced escape tower and the original "gap" between the second and third stage.


    Here ar some more pictures of staging, the ascent and the actual capsule in orbit:




    hot staging at work :D


    third stage can be deorbited


    "Soyuz capusel and crew inside are now safely in orbit. All antennas and solar arrays have been deployed"

    3 versions of the craft can be downloaded at spaceport: http://kerbalspaceprogram.com/soyuz-replica/

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