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  1. Airplane Plus Powerful stockalike parts for aircraft enthusiasts. Feedbacks would be helpful. And if you have time, please take the Poll: Click here to vote on what part do you want to be added Download at: Spacedock · Curseforge Optional: PATREON User Patches: Tweakscale Compatibility RPM Compatibility AJE Compatibility F-16 Cockpit RPM Remotetech Config Community Tech Tree Sound Issue Workaround is under "Issues" Below If you want assist in hovering, I recommend this mod I'm using Craft Files (Click Image): -- Collection of Aircraft Photos: https://imgur.com/a/ySFgL Old Album: http://imgur.com/a/6kDLM -- New Landing Gears in Action: Extra: Video of the Rotary Engine, Demo of Helicopter, and Landing with Flaps Latest Changelog: Installation: Remove old folder if there's an old installation. Copy the GameData folder into your root folder. -Included in the pack are AirplanePlus and Firespitter folders. It also packs ModuleManager* *I do not own these mods, I merely packed them in for Airplane Plus to be functional and avoid linking downloads for dependencies. Big thanks to their Authors. FAQ: Is Tweakscale/RPM/BDArmory/AJE compatibility possible? Yes, but I'm not too keen in doing that over what I want to do with the mod itself. There are user patches here in the OP, below the downloads. The blades aren't moving/the blurs are visible/some parts look weird. How do I fix this? Very likely caused by a broken firespitter.dll, generally, the Plugins folder is necessary, but the resources folder is very important as well. My VTOL/Helicopter pitches up/is uncontrollable despite the CoT being right above the CoM! What am I doing wrong? Too much power from the engines cause it to pitch up, this is avoidable by throttling down, lower your thrust limited or adjust the RPM lower for helicopter rotors. My engines are stopping at a certain speed/sometimes the engine says that it can't combust in Kerbin's atmoshphere. How do I fix this issue/Is this intended? This is caused by going too fast for the propeller. Mostly happens for early engines in career mode. Still possible for others but those have higher speed limits. I don't want all the parts/I only want certain parts of the mod. I know, it's not a question, but there's a part deleter's guide in the zip itself, you can check it out and see which parts you want and it says there where it is. License: *I only take credit on my parts. Firespitter and Modulemanager which are included in the pack are made by different authors with their own licenses. Most performance configs powered by @Tanner Rawlings Shout out and big thanks to @acc for doing a test run back then. @kiwinanday helped a lot on producing important info in reconfiguring performance, thanks a lot!
  2. Carrier Vessel eXpansion You can Download it here! Album: https://imgur.com/a/L3mph Images: Videos: What is CVX? CVX is a low parts mod that allows you to build a Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier. The mod currently contains 5 parts: 1 screw, 1 rudder, 1 hull, 1 radar tower, 1 bridge tower. The idea behind CVX is so players can explore Kerbin while carrying aircraft and not have to worry about having enough fuel, or... You just want an aircraft carrier without worry about tanking your cpu with parts count. What is Included? 5 parts: 1 rudder 1 screw 1 hull 1 radar tower 1 bridge tower Why only one carrier? More ships are on the way. Soon I'll be releasing a Wasp-class LHD, Essex-class CV (for recovering the Kapollo) and an Admiral Kuznetsov CV (for all you Krussians) in the first phase. The second phase is experimental carriers such as a submersible carrier and a helicarrier. Why are there no weapons or radar? There are already mods covering that, and a list of recommended mods are further down the page. Where can I get that F-14 craft? The F-14, made by GrandAdmiralJon, can be found here on KerbalX. Recommended Mods: BDArmory (Continued) [1.3] (maintained by pappa_joe) SM Marine [1.3] [SpannerMonkey(smce)] BoomsticksRev3 [1.3] [SpannerMonkey(smce)] Master Tech Weapons [1.1.3] (TMasterson5) Blue Hawk Industries [1.1.3] (TMasterson5) MalFunc Weaponry [1.1.3] (Themorris) North Kerbin Dynamics [1.1.3] (harpwner) Never Enuff Dakka Redux [1.3] [SpannerMonkey(smce)] Kerbal Attachment System [1.3] (maintained by IgorZ) Kerbal Inventory System [1.3] (maintained by IgorZ) Hanger Extender is helpful for building very large crafts. Hanger Extender (recompiled for 1.2/1.3 by Alewx) The following is for placing the carrier in water. VesselMover Continued [1.1.3] (maintained by pappa_joe) Boat Launch Central [A channel marker buoy made by SpannerMonkey(smce)] For use with Kerbal Konstructs. [1.2.1] Hyper Edit [1.3] The following is for keeping the massive vessel together. Kerbal Joint Reinforcement [1.3] Arrester Cable and Hook, By Flywlyx Aircraft Carrier Accessories [1.3] Bugs and Issues: The big glaring bug this mod has is the Boat Kraken in 1.1.3, this is where the vessel is flung into the atmosphere, caused by a floating point error. The release of KSP ver 1.2 fixes this so there is nor more the need for either use FAR or AirPark but both are excellent mods, try them anyway. The new current problem is the stock joint system, where even rigid attachment will allow parts to separate, KSP's attachment nodes weren't designed for such heavy masses. I recommend using the cheats for both inserting into the water and operation until Kerbal Joint Reinforcement is updated. Change Log: Version 0.13.1: 1.3.1 Compatibility Update: -Dependency Update Version 0.13: 1.3 Compatibility and Fixes Fixes: -Fixed Fuel Capacity in Nimitz Hull -Fixed Engine Thrust Added: -Added Reaction Wheel to aid in turning -Added Support for USI Life Support -Added Support for Aircraft Carrier Accessories (Nimitz Catapult and Toy Box Catapult [for Future Top Secret Vessel] -Added Pre-made Craft Files -Updated Dependencies 0.12: Various fixes and adjustments: -Models and Dependencies updated to KSP 1.2 -Model recompiled as a second attempt to fix the Light Dim Bug. -Added normal maps -Added new hull textures -Added new resource, KSteam -Adjusted screws (still not perfect, still goes too fast for a carrier, 40m/s, but hey this is a game.) -Adjusted Buoyancy, hull rests at waterline. -KSP 1.2 has better floating point so no more boat bounce -Fixed phantom forces with rudder, but is as useful to steer a carrier as a fly swatter. Hopefully a solution coming soon. 0.11: fixed issues with rudder settings. 0.10: Initial Release Additional Credit: Snjo and RoverDude: for FireSpitter (*.dll Packaged with C.V.X.) RoverDude: for Community Resource Pack (Also packaged with C.V.X.) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  3. A pack of select vanilla-inspired parts for your aircrafting needs! Powered by Firespitter, special thanks to Snjo for his plugin and continued support! Download: KAX v2.6.4 for KSP 1.2.2 Curse Download Mirror Image Album: http://imgur.com/a/hXkEA Included Parts: -Turboprop -Radial Engine -Electric Propeller -Helicopter Main Rotor -Helicopter Tail Rotor -Heavy Landing Gear -Jump Jet Engine -2M Aircraft Cockpit -2M Fuselage (jet fuel) -2M Structural Fuselage (empty) -2M Tail Boom Installation: Extract the KAX folder, Firespitter folder, and ModuleManager.dll into your KSP Gamedata folder. Be sure to properly extract the Firespitter/Resources folder or you will have FScoolant errors on loading the electric prop. If you already have Firespitter and/or Module Manager, use the latest versions of their .dll plugins. Changelog: v2.6.1 -Reduced volume SFX of Main Rotor & Tail Rotor -Added stagepriorityflow to Main Rotor for proper fuel flow v2.6 -Complete rebuild of Main Rotor to improve animation -Overhaul on animation for Main Rotor and Tail Rotor -Added KAX Choppah example craft v2.5.4 -Fixed Tail Rotor animation -Tail Rotor now produces 15 thrust to compensate for broken Firespitter rotor control MODULE. Maximum thrust can still be adjusted in-game; set to 0 for aesthetic use. -Improved Main Helicopter Rotor torque control v2.5.3 -Compatibility patch for KSP 1.0.5 v2.5.2 -Heli Rotor now has torque -Minor fixes for Rotor and Tail Rotor -Updated Firespitter.dll v2.5.1 -Balance work on Turbo, Radial, and Sport engines -Engines will now draw fuel evenly from all tanks -Updated packaged Firespitter.dll to 7.0.5613.30088 -Moved Radial and Sport engines to Aviation tech tree -Reduced price on Radial and Sport engines v2.5 -Added A7 Aerosport 2-bladed prop -Fixed sound pitch for all engines -Added KAX Horizon and KAX Bungalow example craft -Textures converted to .dds v2.4.2 -Reduced heat output of all engines -Increased thrust of electric prop -Increased electrical efficiency of electric prop -Decreased volume of electric prop, turboprop, and radial engine -Added KAX Predator and KAX ESpirit example craft -Updated KAX Sparrow example craft -Updated packaged Firespitter.dll to 7.0.5609.6768 v2.4.1 -Updated packaged Firespitter.dll to v7.0.5603.17274 -Tweaked thrust output for Turboprop & Radial prop (note: this is a temp fix) -Redesigned KAX Sparrow example craft v2.4 -Updated packaged Firespitter.dll to v7.0.5598.23279 -Updated packaged module manager to v2.6.3 -Cleaned out old example craft -Added new KAX Sparrow flying wing example -Fixed attachment issue -Increased Kuey Main Rotor thrust from 65 to 105 -Reduced volume of Turbo Prop and Radial Prop -Updated thrust curves for Turbo Prop and Radial Prop (note: might be out of balance for 1.0.2) v2.3.4 -Updated Firespitter.dll with RadarManFromTheMoon's rotor thrust switching fix -Kuey Tail Rotor now properly switches thrust with user input -Fixed KAX Agents .cfg v2.3.3 -Fixed prop hub freeze issue -Increased electricProp thrust from 6 to 7 v2.3.2 -Module Manager support added for FAR -Added VentureStar AMP Example Craft v2.3.1 -Compatibility patch for KSP 0.90.0 -Updated Firespitter.dll to v7.0.5463.30802 -Fixed incompatibilities with FAR/NEAR mod v2.3 -Compatibility patch for KSP 0.25.0 -Updated Firespitter.dll to v7.0.5398.27328 -Updated example crafts -Fixed Kuey Tail Rotor animation v2.2.2 0.24 HOTFIX, Note: Not all features have been reimplemented -Updated Firespitter.dll to v7.0.5313.17967 -Fixed Kuey Main Rotor -Adjusted thrust on Kuey Main Rotor to account for changes in Firespitter aero model v2.2.1 -Removed props blur disk cast shadows -Added blade colliders to turboProp and radialProp -Performance changes to turboProp and radialProp: radial now has better takeoff performance, turbo now has better high altitude cruise performance -Reduced mass of heavy gear -Reduced mass of 2M structural fuselage -Reduced tailRotor volume -Fixed radialProp thrustTransform to align with prop -Rescaled radialProp, turboProp, jumpJet, kueyRotor, and tailRotor to rescaleFactor 1.0 v2.2 -Added NS90 Tail Rotor (found in the Control parts section) -Added blade colliders to Main Rotor and Tail Rotor; they will now impact with objects and parts they touch while spinning -Reduced unnecessarily large texture size on Kuey Main Rotor -Updated XH-7 LIFTR with new tail rotor v2.1.1 -Increased performance of Kuey Main Rotor to improve lifting power [using KAS] -Replaced XH-5 Hopper with XH-7 LIFTR v2.1 -Added KH-1 Kuey Main Rotor -Added XH-5 Hopper helicopter in example crafts folder -Changed jumpjet part name to KAXjumpjet (save breaking) -Updated packaged Firespitter.dll to 6.3.5239.37254 -Added ReadMe file with credits v2.0 -Added Radial Engine -Added KAX P-25 "Pee Wee" to crafts examples folder -Turboprop thrust reduced by 10%, but will now perform better at higher altitudes -Turboprop tech unlock moved to Advanced Aerodynamics v1.9.1 -Fixed FX offsets on Jump Jet -Reduced thrust on Jump Jet v1.9 -Added Jump Jet Engine -Fixed KAX Kerbardier Dash-8 .craft in example crafts folder. It will now load properly. v1.8.1 -Added hatch and generic cockpit interior to Horizon cockpit; Kerbals will now enter and exit properly. Note: Hatch located on left back side near circular window. v1.8 -Added Heavy Structural Fuselage -Added Heavy Fuselage (2M jet fuel) -Added KAX Kerbalheed TriStar .craft in example crafts folder v1.7 -Added Heavy Tail Boom -Removed FSanimateThrottle from electric prop to fix null errors v1.6 -Added C2-B Horizon cockpit v1.5.3 -Fixed Turboprop shutdown sound v1.5.2 -Fixed Heavy gear right click menu -Increased heavy gear brake strength v1.5.1 -Updated to latest Firespitter.dll (included) -Further reduced heavy gear wobble; craft should no longer flip or steer off the runway v1.5 -Adjusted heavy gear physics to reduce wobble -Heavy gear now attaches in the correct direction in the editors (NOTE: You will have to rotate the existing heavy gear on your crafts 180 degrees) -Added turboprop shutdown sounds -Added updated Firespitter.dll with sound fixes (thanks Snjo!) -Added intake to turboprop v1.4 -Turboprop and Electric prop part names renamed in config to prevent conflicts with other mods (NOTE: SAVE/CRAFT BREAKING) -Turboprop thrust reduced and curve values changed for balance -Turboprop fuel efficiency increased v1.3 -Complete Unity rebuild of GS-580 Heavy Gear Assembly to fix animation timing and parenting -Minor tweaks to other parts v1.2 -GS-580 Heavy Gear Assembly added v1.1 -e50 Electric Propeller Engine added V1.1 -PT100 Turboprop made lighter -Fixed prop rotation -Polished animation transition -Added KAX Kerbardier Dash-8 .craft in example crafts folder v1.0 -PT100 Turboprop /r/kerbalspaceprogram release known issues: -Heli Tail Rotor doesn't produce thrust (dependent on Firespitter.dll) -Heli Main Rotor hover feature inoperable (dependent on Firespitter.dll) -Add ladder to cockpit so Kerbals can exit and enter properly License: -Copyright Overview- KAX models, textures, and sounds are created by Keptin, who retains all copyrights. Snjo retains all rights for the Firespitter plugin. You may: Modify KAX in anyway for your personal use Use KAX models, textures, and assets to create derivative works Distribute sufficiently modified versions of KAX parts or newly created derivative parts Distribute video, screenshots or other media portraying unmodified or modified versions of KAX All other rights are reserved Specifically, you may not: Distribute unmodified versions of KAX, in part or whole, without permission Use KAX for any commercial purpose For help on how to make aircraft in KSP, see my guide: http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/52080-Basic-Aircraft-Design-Explained-Simply-With-Pictures
  4. The Solid Plane

    This should be a nice simple challenge. Build an airplane, powered only by solid rocket engines, capable of taking off from the SPH runway and landing on the island runway. Rules: Solid rockets are the only propulsion allowed. No jets, no liquid rockets, no RCS, no infiniglide. Aerodynamic control surfaces only. If your command pod has reaction wheels, they must have torque turned off. Rolling takeoffs and landings; you can't use dedicated solid thrusters to lift off or anything messy like that. No staging, no damage. What takes off must come down in one piece. Kerbal it! You've gotta have a pilot; no probes. Is there scoring? Well, sort of. All submissions must be able to take off from the SPH runway and land on the island runway (velocity = 0) but there are leaderboards for different capabilities within that set. Your plane only needs the capability; you can get the following achievements/challenges on a separate run. I'll make a rockin' awesome badge if I get enough buy-in. Achievements/challenges: Speedrun. Take off, come to a full stop on the island runway, return, and come to a full stop on the SPH runway, in as short a time as possible. Shockwave. Reach the highest possible airspeed (below 60 km altitude). No recovery required. Endurance. Travel as far as possible from the SPH and make a successful rolling landing. Spaceballs. What's the highest altitude you can achieve? No recovery required. Featherweight. What's the lowest-mass solution you can manage? Replication. Make your solution look as close as possible to a real-life aircraft (I'll judge). More achievements/challenges may be added based on demand.
  5. Hi to all kerbonauts i'm Diias, So let me tell you my idea, in a simplified version : I wanna reshape (not in a bad way) the way you start with your aircraft in the ground, I wanna add this items to my first iteration of this mod when it realeses which I have no date, 1. New small to mid size engine, I'm aiming for like a A320 to B737 engine 2. Add an APU system 3. Add 1 new type of material which is pressurized air So it would be like: So you would do your aircraft or plane, and to start the engines you need pressurized air.... and to make that pressurized air you need to start the APU (It's worst than it sounds) but to start the APU you need Electric charge which I will tweak during the development to be balanced. "Obviously the APU can only start one engine ( You could only start 2 engines at the same time if you putted 2 APU's but that is kinda obvious)" But here it's where it gets tricky, I know little about 3d modeling and I just have my girlfriend helping me doing it but she only had like a crash course of blender, so if anyone wants to help or in this case volunteer for this project send me a private message, and for everyone else I will try to update every once in a awhile the development of this mod thanks to all who red this post stay kerby 1st Update: https://imgur.com/Iu8IVTe 2nd Update https://imgur.com/UQ7n52k This is how it looks in unity now with some really fast textures but almost finished: https://imgur.com/TRrlnB5 and https://imgur.com/bQM2LS9
  6. The Ministry of Space (Aeronautics Department) (MAD) proudly presents it's first product: No dependencies, but works well with FAR. Uses stock mk1 IVA. Download Parts: Known bugs: Options: Planned: If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Licence: LGPLv3
  7. Stock tiny aircraft

    After years of intense building a the creation planes along the concept "bigger is better" the design department decided that it was time for change. As a result project minus was started, with as only objective: building small aircraft. So far the project has led to the construction of a line of 4 small lightweight aircraft, all controlled from an outside seating position. These aircraft turned out to be very maneuverable but most certainly not the easier to fly, so be careful with the controls if you decide to take them out for a spin. As far as size goes, the smallest model "Femto" (very left in the image) has a height of 1.4 meters, a width of 2.3 length and a width of 2.1m Following up in size is the "Pico" (which is on the very right) measures 2.0m high, 3.2 wide and 3.4 long. Next up the "Micro" (second from the right) 2.7m high, 4.4 wide and 5.1 long. And the "Nano" (which one would it be...) 2.2 high, 5.5 wide and 5.0 long. We now also construct the "Atto" which is 1.5m high, 1.7 wide and 1.5 long. For this new one i've gone a tad bigger, the Milli is 2.6 meters high, 6.6 wide and 5.3 long. it's a twin engined twin seater plane. More images of this craft: http://imgur.com/a/SW82p All of these planes are powered by a juno jet engine and can reach speeds between 100 and 200m/s Full album: http://imgur.com/a/AeOhI Download links: Femto: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fh4t1851nf6iqin/Femto.craft?dl=0 Pico: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rb23ooktz00a0xm/Pico.craft?dl=0 Micro: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yo4lqwo4d6ef65w/Micro.craft?dl=0 Nano: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jiarqqqconograg/Nano.craft?dl=0 Atto: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjeuut7i0d2mbwi/Atto.craft?dl=0 Milli: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wvrolkcg5f7nxhf/Milli.craft?dl=0
  8. A fully operational carrier hull and bridge. As opposed to Eskandre's excellent Nimitz, this one has a ski-jump. It's not actually based on any real-world aircraft carrier, but it probably most resembles the Russian Navy's Admiral Kuznetsov. The lifts and hangar are fully operational. The mod is actually just a single part that comprises the hull, deck, lifts and bridge. It generates its own power, but it's meant to be used along with other ship mods for engines, radar, antennae, defence systems, etc. DOWNLOAD FROM SPACEDOCK
  9. Kerbal Express Airlines is in need of updating its aging fleet of regional jets and turboprops. It's a big client, operating at hundreds of airports around Kerbin, and that means big fleet sales. Does your aircraft company offer the right kind of aircraft for the job? Kerbal Express wants profitable aircraft. They're looking for aircraft that meet or exceed their requirements for fuel efficiency, speed, range, passenger load, ease of training, and cost of maintenance, for the right price that gives them the best return on investment. They also want a design that's flexible, offering variations of the same design for a variety of different routes. The Rules: KSP version 1.3 or 1.2.2 (Craft file must import into 1.3 for judging). Stock parts + Airplane Plus (optional) only. The Mk1 and Mk2 Crew Cabins count as 8 Passengers Mk3 Passenger Module and Size 2 Crew Cabin count as 24 Passengers Small aircraft must have at least 1 pilot in a cockpit, and medium-large at least 2 pilots. No command seats. No reaction wheels. Air breathing engines only. No overly wacky designs or "spaceships", it must look like a modern aircraft. Minor clipping is allowed, within reason. A rolling runway takeoff is required. Takeoff & Landing speed of no more than 80 m/s (Use flaps to achieve this, if necessary) Flaps must be set to toggle on action group Custom 01 Your aircraft must stay intact. [No drop tanks, etc.] Model variants may only have minor differences between them to be considered. 15,000m altitude limit. Mach 1 speed limit (343 m/s) TweakScale is allowed, just please don't ruin the spirit of the challenge with it. Submission Deadline: 9AM PST, 7/6/2017 What is a variant? To improve your design's competitiveness, your company can submit a variant of the same design (See Wants section below). A variant is built on the same model platform with minor changes in design to give it, say, extra range, or extra passenger room. This is most commonly achieved by adding fuel tanks or lengthening the cabin, sometimes with minor changes to wing and emmpanage design. To qualify as a variant, it must generally have the same structural layout, meaning engines, gear, and lift surfaces must be in roughly the same location & design. Basically, if you make it too different, it will be considered a separate model/submission. What Kerbal Express Air Wants, By Category: For all categories, Range will be calculated by total fuel capacity divided by fuel burn rate at the recommended cruising speed & altitude. Turboprop Range of at least 800km Cruising Speed of at least 130 m/s 24 Passengers, and optional 32 Passenger variant Small Regional Jet Range of at least 1000km Cruising Speed of at least 220 m/s 32 Passengers, and optional 40 Passenger variant with an extended range of at least 1200km. Medium Regional Jet Range of at least 1500km Cruising Speed of at least 240 m/s 72 Passengers, and optional variant with extended range of at least 2000km. Judging Criteria: Every submission that meets the requirements will be ranked w/ feedback from Kerbal Express Jet test pilots, but how well it ranks depends on: How well it meets or exceeds the category requirements How well it meets or exceeds the requested variant Cost of Aircraft Fuel Efficiency at recommended cruising speed & altitude Ease of maintenance; fewer parts and fewer engines are preferred How to Submit (See Example Submission in post below). Your post must include the following: The name of your aircraft company and model names for the designs you're submitting. At least one screenshot of your designs. A link to your craft files in your submission post. No PMing me. The price of your aircraft times 1,000,000. (If $23,555 in-game, submit as $23,555,000. This is just for fun to make prices more realistic.) The recommended cruising speed and altitude for your aircraft. This is the speed and altitude you've fine-tuned your designs for, ensuring the best balance of speed, range, and fuel efficiency. It's also what the test pilots will be testing your aircraft at for judging. (Optional, but will help in review) Pitch your aircraft to the Kerbal Express Airlines executives, selling them on why it should be purchased for their fleet. Include any notable features (even if fictional). ========================================================================== Challenge Submissions & Rank Turboprop Kramer - 50-100/150 Avery, A well balanced turboprop with good all-around performance and handling characteristics. Small Regional Jet Kembraer ZO-135, While unconventional in design, the Krembraer ZO-135 performed excellently, besting the competition in every way. Pizio & Hartmann Co. - Bluebell A+, Well featured, and meets all of our requirements at a reduced price. Osprey Regional Jet ORJ400/500, A well-rounded aircraft, meeting our requirements in all areas. Kerbolde Supersonic Jet - AAA072-1, An efficient, high-performance aircraft, but its supersonic speed significantly restricts its use over populated areas. ScarsTarsProducts - Vulture-01, A beautiful looking aircraft with excellent flexibility, but it burns fuel like a mofo. Medium Regional Jet One More Booster Co. - Kerb Ferry 72, Sturdy for cargo use, but its high fuel burn rate and steep price make it expensive for commercial passenger use. Kramer. - 150-100 Baltimore, Expensive, inefficient, loud, and too big. The Baltimore fails to be competitive on all fronts.
  10. The Mustang is a new Mk1 sized Turboprop fighter from KAe systems, it is being built to enter the Stock Turboprop DogFight challenge and may be selected by entities to fulfil the role of Airborne Combat Patrol and Homeland Defense. Mustang Prototype Download The Mustang prototype has been under development for quite a while. There were several technical challenges to be overcome. Today we are unveiling the prototype for review. This version is a test-bed for new technologies and will be worked on to increase speed, range and include armaments. It has a top speed currently of 60.5ms in level flight (don't be fooled by the navball, the wings are pitched so even though the nose is slightly down, the wings are level and maintaining altitude). It is as efficient as could be built although it is currently under-powered for military purposes. It uses two twin Juno KAe Mercator engines in a push/pull configuration. It is envisaged the production version will be equipped with the tri Juno Brigand engine. A lot of effort was put into making this aircraft AI controllable for the Stock Turboprop DogFight challenge, so it could not be finicky, or need special tricks to fly. As such it is remarkable easy to fly for a pilot, just stage (space), engage SAS (t), and full throttle (z). Pull up at about 40ms and it should lift smoothly off the tarmac, you don't even have to worry about tail prop strike. Landing is as straightforward as any other aircraft, though landing pitch of more than 10' may cause damage. Stall speed is below 30ms. Mustang Prototype - Top Speed You can eke slightly more speed out of it by deploying the rear blades. Mustang Prototype Development
  11. Ammonia borane (H3NBH3) is a compound with properties analogous to ethane, but with a higher point of fusion. Basically ammonia borane is solid at room temperature and pressure, unlike ethane that is a gas. Ammonia borane has an special property: it will release hydrogen while is heating (being transformed to H2NBH2, next to HNBH) until degrade to nytrogen boride at 1000 "C. If ammonia borane isn't degraded to nytrogen boride, it can be recharged of hydrogen. This is a good thing, since a ammonia borane volume is able to store much more hydrogen than the same volume of liquid hydrogen. Then, it could be used for build light reusable rockets, as well as compact high hydrogen density cells of cars, and like hydrogen batteries for jet engines. Currently the ammonia borane is being studied for its possible application for hydrogen batteries of future, the main problem is the production of this substance, together logistical problems derived in the extraction and recharge of hydrogen gas from it.
  12. P-101 Boomerang Stock KSP 1.3 Personal Flying Wing Download Craft File @ KerbalX! Inspired by early flying wings such as the Gotha Go229, the P-101 brings back the pioneering spirit with its radical, yet simple flying wing design. Featuring just 22 parts, the pint-sized Boomerang is powered by two Size 0 turbojets making it one of the simplest aircraft capable of controlled flight at subsonic speeds.
  13. By now there's multiple procedural parts generation mods that allow fully custom rocket and spaceplane designs. However, I'm yet to see one that tailors towards more graceful fuselage design for aircraft. I doubt I'm the first to think of this, but I haven't yet found any topics that discuss this. The would only feature one part - a regular procedural fuel tank. Users can edit the same properties that current procedural parts mods allow, such as textures, width, length, part type (fuel, structural, battery, etc), and so on. However, the following customisation options would also be included: Cross Section Type: Each fuel tank has a cross sectional shape that can be changed. Ellipse Rectangle Chamfer Rectangle (diagonal corners) Fillet Rectangle (rounded corners) Cross Section Dimensions: Each end of a fuel tank has tweakable geometric properties. These would be unique to each end. For example, you could have a fuel tank that starts as a tall ellipse and ends as a flat ellipse, or a square with small chamfer corners growing in size as you move down the tank. Section width Section height Chamfer size Fillet radius Cross Section Smoothing: Each end of a fuel tank has optional smoothing. What this means is that you can make a tank change shape smoothly, rather than instantaneously. This would allow you to have multiple parts inline that gradually change shape so that your fuselage doesn't have any jagged lines. This imgur link describes what I'm talking about. Section Offset: Each end of a fuel tank can be offset vertically and horizontally. This would allow you to create long and smooth tail/nose pieces, much like what we see in aircraft in reality. Is there anything already like this? What do you guys think of this?
  14. Send in some KSP Surveillance aircraft. Put it in a reply. They have to be in a KerbalX web link. There can only be 3 SR-71 because in the next video their can't be to many SR-71 aircraft compatible for KSP 1.3. Here is the channel that they will be shown in https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI5ZatD11IKoKkNDy6pWCJg Here is an example https://kerbalx.com/Trekkie148/SR-81-Eclipse requirements The craft must be stock unless if it have BDarmory Continued installed [optional] Give it a proper name by starting with a SR in the beginning, SSTO's are ok but not to many but only mk2 and mk1 aircraft, Give it some detail saying it's origin and the company that the aircraft was made from, Last but not least send them in by this Wednesday. [you can send some in after that but I wan't some for a video coming out this Wednesday] plus I will credit you Here are some helpful tips for wing configuration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_configuration#Wing_sweep https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_configuration#Drag_reduction
  15. Concorde

    A Concorde analogue I threw together, to get to Mach 2.0 you have to use afterburners, it is quite a stable plane and performs well. Altitude maximum is around 10km. Not sure how far it can go yet, but it does have quite a bit of fuel onboard and also a cargo space in the tail. Download
  16. Ever wanted a Super Cool Jet(SCJ) that was faster than everything else? and could pull massive gees? well, this is the jet for you!(Cringe level rising auto shutdown) The SCJ-100 is the first of its kind(im my save). with 1 panther engine and mostly C7 parts, i can ensure you there's a way to get it to go mach 2.WARNING:VERY TWITCHY ON TAKEOFF.LET IT FALL OF THE RUNWAY. Please do not text and fly Backstory(warning:boooorrring) One day i was playing ksp and i thought, i should make a jet. so i went to the SPH threw some parts together and BOOM! a high speed jet with sick g force endurence. I went to make 11 more. THEN 1.3 came along and said"i dont work with your PC. Im gonna make you lose your super awsome squad of jets" and all of my jets that took me HOURS to make went "POP". a year later, i tried making them again, so this is the best i remember the SCJ-100 being. there will be more... DOWNLOAD NO MODS NEEDED:https://kerbalx.com/Jeb12345/SCJ-100 Tell me if there is anything that can be fixed pls.
  17. The T-65 Crow was designed by Incom Corporation. I clocked the top speed at just over 1400 m/s in the atmosphere, and it can sustain these high speeds without overheating or exploding thanks to the Heat Resistant Parts mod which also gives the aircraft it's black coloring.. It's maneuverable, sturdy, and boasts 4 AE-6 B.R.O.A.D.S.W.O.R.D. engines from the Mark IV SpacePlane System mod. Hope you all like it! View Published Craft (Mods used, part count, images, and craft download are all found here) T-65 Crow Craft Page Direct Download download T-65 Crow Craft Thumbnails Please reply if you have any comments or suggestions for me! -Moon
  18. Since I saw videos on YouTube of how many people made propeller based aircrafts in the last month, I wanted to try my luck and make a stock supersonic propeller plane. Obviously I failed, and since I've failed and given up on propeller aircrafts, I wanted to share with you my design. It's my most stable prop engine I've ever built. My highest level top speed I achieved was 170 m/s . I don't understand how I didn't achieved more... but I'll explain to you why I don't understand. Here are the 3 models for my aircraft: Aircraft V1.1 Top speed: 110 m/s Torque: 7 Medium SAS modules per engine => Total of 14 This is the most stable prop based aircraft I ever made. It's a joy to fly. Aircraft V2 Top speed: 150 m/s Torque: 13 Medium SAS modules per engine => Total of 26 I'm dissapointed that I didn't get an at least 70% improvement of speed over the first version. I have almost double the torque and the stability of the aircraft is almost the same! I don't understand why I couldn't get to at least 190 m/s. This was a total let down for me. Aircraft V3 Top speed 170 m/s at 7000 m altitude Torque: 19 Medium SAS modules per engine => Total of 38 This is where I stopped. Obviously I had no chance of increasing the speed anymore. Stability was an issue here, but I managed to make it fairly stable with that many modules per engine. The engines won't woble to death so that's good enough for me. Now why is that with so much torque I get little speed increase? This is what I don't understand. I have tried numerous ways to improve the speed but I've failed. I tried different elevons but that didn't improve the speed. But anyways, you can download the craft files and maybe make a miracle and achieve Mach 1 if you find the solution. If not then at least you have now one of the most stable prop engine designs at your disposal. I can't wait and see what you guys will make out of this engine design and what aircrafts you'll design. P.S. I used Advanced Tweakables to make those engines as they are now. No cheats involved. If the engines won't spin when you decouple just Re-edit the fairings and it should solve the problem. Hold shift if you want to offset something on the aircraft. If you can't offset to infinity go to settings.cfg and do this: VAB_FINE_OFFSET_THRESHOLD = 20 . EDIT: I've finally made an almost supersonic aicraft. It has the same engines as the V3 but this plane is faster. Here it is: The aircraft
  19. This is an original aircraft of mine. The F-67 Phalanx is super maneuverable, has a very low take off speed, and can achieve speeds above 1200 but should not sustain such speeds for extended periods of time due to eventual overheating of the aircraft's wings and body. The aircraft's designation is the F-67 Phalanx. It consists of 52 parts, and uses 6 mods (Which are listed on the Craft Page linked below). It boasts 2 AE-6 B.R.O.A.D.S.W.O.R.D. engines and features stow-away landing gear that retracts into the fuselage. Hope you all like it! Built using KSP version 1.2.2. Published Craft Page (Contains pictures of the aircraft, a list of the mods used, and the download is also available here) F-67 Phalanx Craft Page Direct Download download Phalanx Craft Thumbnails If you have any comments or suggestions feel free to reply to this thread and share your thoughts! Enjoy! -Moonsparkejo
  20. =TKOL= The King of Laythe Challenge (BDArmory 3 vs 3 AI Duels) This is 3 vs 3 sci-fi aircraft duels, taking off from Laythe's ocean and firing future weapons. YOUTUBE PLAYLIST Current King of the Laythe: @jrodriguez - Z-Type Mang Class Rev1 Number of Wins: 2 DoctorDavinci - Kajiu-P2 - DEFEATED SuicidalInsanity - Sea Kestrel - DEFEATED ------------------------------------------ Registered belligerents: KenjiKrafts - Lehi-XVIII Mods allowed: B9AnimationModules B9PartSwitch B9 Aerospace B9 Procedural Wings BDArmory Firespitter FutureWeapons JSI KerbalJointReinforcement OPT ProceduralParts TweakScale BDMk22 Submit Rules: Your craft should be added to the TKOL hangar https://kerbalx.com/hangars/18442 Your plane should be able to take off from water! The max part limit is 70. Only weapons from Future Weapons part pack is allowed - Don't forget to add power to your future weapons otherwise it will not shoot!. Turrets should have angles fixed with 0 º. Test your craft against the current King of Laythe before posting! Recommend weapons: x10 laser cannon and old fixed laser. Recommend fuel for a minimum of 5 mins at full throttle. Challenge Rules: - Challenges to the King of the Hill will be processed on a first-come first-served basis. - The first winning 3 rounds wins. - This challenge will end when all contestants registered have been defeated. - To win a round or claim title to King of Laythe, one of your surviving craft must: Still under AI control and flying without issues (It is not about to crash...) Still appear on the VS list in the BDA GUI (your weapons module hasn't been shot off) if there are no survivors with all the above, the round will be considered a draw, and a new round required. - In case of a draw or bugged round, a round will be added to the match. - Only AI and Weapons Manager changes are permitted to the TKOL champion between matches to fine-tune their AI response to upcoming challengers. No other part changes are permitted to the TKOL champion. - All challengers are permitted to make any changes they wish to their craft up to and just before their match vs the current TKOL champion.
  21. Ha, Ha. Jester's Thread This is my multipurpose thread. Screenshots, pointers, downloads and general discussion for advanced building techniques. Using things like Infernal Robotics, part clipping and stabilizing. This is to post my ideas as well as allow you guys to show off your own creations. Basically anything you feel was a complex mess to get flying, driving or floating. The whole idea here is to pass ideas and info around so everyone can build some great stuff. Don't just post a picture and run, This thread is more about "look what I built, and here's how I did it" There's already a thread for Screenshots One of my favorite helicopter of all time the RAH-66 Comanche - More under "Projects" One of my Favorite videos so far. My Protolift lander going to Duna Projects 100+ Mods And Running Strong! 1.3 Mod List 1.0.5 Mod List How To Hit 60-100 FPS (Very old) 64bit - AVP - EVE Help - KSP 1.0.5
  22. Applies to KSP versions: 1.0.4 - 1.2.x TL/DR: Among other things, this post explains why your reentering Space Shuttle replica and other winged craft can be unstable even though you built it with Center of Lift (CoL) behind Center of Mass (CoM). It also explains how you can improve general stability of any winged with Angle of Incidence (AoI), while at the same time making the craft very SAS friendly, and able to fly straight without SAS. The difference between CoL and Aerodynamic Center Longitudinal Stability, the ability of the aircraft to self stabilize, is attained by having the Aerodynamic Center+ behind CoM. +) The wikipedia explanation for how to calculate the Aerodynamic Center for an aircraft is in the spoiler below. I find it useful to imagine the Aerodynamic Center as an arrow that pulls backward in your craft, relative to it's movement, while the CoL pulls perpendicular to the direction of movement. Lift influences the Aerodynamic Center because, among other things, lift creates drag, but it is only a dominant part while the craft is pointed near prograde. When the craft points away from prograde other types of drag become dominant. CoL actually has less effect on stability, than either Center of Drag and Aerodynamic Center. The CoL actually needs to move to be able to control the craft. To pitch down it needs to move behind CoM. To pitch up the CoL needs to be moved in front CoM. Left and right for roll. And that is exactly what control surfaces do*. You can see this in action in the SPH. Create a simple aircraft mockup, with a handful of structural fuselage. Select the root part and Shift+S, to give it a little AoA, because that's needed for the wings to create lift. Add a couple of small wing panels with control surfaces in mirror symmetry as elevators, either at the front or back. Turn on CoM and CoL and add a couple of larger wing panels with control surfaces in 2x radial symmetry, and place them so CoL is on top of CoM. Using the Rotate Gizmo you can now directly see what really happens to the CoL, when control surfaces move, by rotating them slightly up or down. *) I'll ignore yaw for now. It doesn't contribute to CoL in the same way, because it's a vertical surface. In the SPH yaw is shown as a rotation of the CoL marker. As long as the Aerodynamic Center stays behind CoM, designing your craft with CoL in front or behind of CoM doesn't change aircraft stability much, even in KSP, it just changes how much control input you need to apply, to fly straight. And keeping the Aerodynamic Center behind CoM is the hard part. We can't see the Aerodynamic Center, and for many designs it is close enough to CoL, because large control authority can move the CoL to CoM, so that the CoL works OK as a stand-in for Aerodynamic Center, during design. But the closer then CoM is to the rear of the craft, the worse it gets. The Aerodynamic Center is now significatly in front of CoL. So even if CoL at design time is behind CoM, the Aerodynamice Center might be right on top of CoM or in front of it. This is why most people believe CoL needs to be behind CoM. And with the available information it is the right thing to do. Except it's not always enough. This is also one of the reasons why Shuttles in KSP are so hard to get stable, even when the CoL is far behind CoM. If the Shuttle isn't built to account for the invisible Aerodynamic Center, the mass and wings are often concentrated in the back, but that long fuselage, with lots of drag, pulls the Aerodynamic Center in front of CoM. The result is a lawn darting shuttle, because of CoL too far back, which at the same time spins out of control, because of Aerodynamic Centre being in front of CoM. This has led people to accuse the aerodynamics or the cargo bays of being bugged. Which is understandable given the information available at design time. Angle of Incidence (AoI) Most of us were taught how lift works with pictures like this.Pictures showing lift from cambered wing profiles without Angle of Attack. It's not completely wrong, but it's missing a big part. Most of the lift comes from Angle of Attack, not from the cambered shape. But because of how we were taught, we all have a tendency to imagine wings mounted parallel to the fuselage. On top of that KSP defaults to wings mounted that way. When really we shouldn't. And to make things even worse, KSP does not model wings as cambered profiles. Which means wings in KSP always need Angle of Attack to provide lift. By giving the wings "built-in AoA", Angle of Incidence, the craft can be pointed prograde while still creating lift. That reduces fuselage drag greatly. If you mount wings with no Angle of Incidence, then the fuselage has to point away from prograde (the direction of movement) in order to get the wings to create lift. This creates a lot of drag. In real life even cambered wings are mounted with incidence, for the same reason. There is no one AoI that works for everything and it isn't necessarily most optimal to have the fuselage pointed directly prograde, because the fuselage can also contribute to lift (not just Mk2). But in my experience it is always better to have at least 1° AoI than none. Personally I use between 1-5° Angle of Incidence on my designs. I don't have any set rules, but fast craft and/or big wings, needs smaller AoI, and high altitude needs bigger AoI. For SSTO spaceplanes, I've had good experiences with designs that can fly at 0° pitch, without losing or gaining height near sea level at 350-400 m/s. My Solutions Until KSP is able to show the Aerodynamic Center, I use the rule of thumb, that CoM of the craft needs to be as close as possible to midway between nose and tail, and never closer than 2/3 of the craft length towards the tail. Not a very accurate solution and doesn't work for all designs, but it has worked OK for me. Additionally, I design my crafts so the forward most wing has more Angle of Incidence than those behind it. That works effectively as if the elevator has built in pitch, which you can use to move the CoL on top of CoM, without compromising stability. Here are some examples. A stable conventional design (craft file) The conventional straight wing design with CoM forward of the middle. It's a breeze to get stable with CoL on top of CoM, because the Aerodynamic Center is most often behind CoL. Nonetheless, this design has 2° AoI on the main wing to reduce fuselage drag, and no AoI on the tail plane. A stable canard design (craft file) Canard designs, the most prevalent type in KSP, probably due to the way engines are massed in KSP for the LEGO™-modularity and gameplay balance. CoM is often way behind the midpoint, which means the Aerodynamic Center will most likely be in front of CoL. If the CoM isn't too far behind, you might get away with initially designing it with CoL a good bit behind CoM, using CoL as a stand-in for Aerodynamic Center. Once you've tested that it flies stable, you can then add a little more** AoI to the Canard than the main wing, to move CoL up to CoM. If the CoM is far behind the midpoint, see the Shuttle designs. It will now be possible to fly the craft without you or the SAS having to constantly apply pitch-up. It won't reduce drag, but it will make it easier for you or an autopilot to control the craft. The shown craft has a fixed canard with 4° AoI and the main wing has 2° AoI. **) Only very rarely will it be required to have more than 2° difference between main wings and tailplane/canards in KSP. An unstable shuttle design A stable deltawing design (craft file) Shuttles and other pure deltawing designs, are the hardest to balance and require great care taken during design to make sure the CoM doesn't fall too far back. If the CoM is far behind the midpoint, you may be forced to redesign it. It might not be possible to stabilize it without adding dummy weights near the cockpit. Moving the fuel tanks forward might help initially, but instability could re-emerge when the fuel is spent. If the CoM isn't too far behind, you might be able to do something similar as with a Canard designs, by initially designing it with CoL a good bit behind CoM, using CoL as a stand-in for Aerodynamic Center. Again, once you've tested that it flies stable, you can then use the Rotate Gizmo to prebake the elevons with some pitch up, to move CoL up to CoM, to get the craft to fly without you or the SAS having to constantly apply pitch-up. The deltawing jet shown here, has 2° AoI om the main wing and the elevons have been angled up 2° from their default attachment angle. Additionally, the big wing strake has also been angled up 1° more than the rest of the wing. Test showing increased stability with AoI Edit 2016-03-01: Fixed some grammar and clarified a few sentences. Edit 2016-11-03: Added applicable KSP version. Edit 2016-12-01: Added AoI image. (source)
  23. SERIES IV AS @inigma CAN NO LONGER MANAGE ASC IV DUE TO HIS DEMAND FOR TIME ARE A LITTLE STRAINED. BECAUSE OF THAT, I WILL BE HOSTING ASC IV. Air Superiority Challenge - King of the Hill 4v4 AI Duels (WW2 Theme) How Long Will You Claim Air Superiority? Test your design against the current King of the Hill, then Submit your entry to the ASC KerbalX Hangar and post a link in this thread to enter! King of the Hill: TBA Number of Wins: TBA Registered belligerents: P-18 Falcon by @epicman81 0 wins (ELIMINATED) KB-45 Falcon by @Wildcat111 0 wins (ELIMINATED) K-13-A Vivamente by @TorchedForever AVRO Kraken Mk. 1 by @GDJ 1 win AVRO Kraken Mk.2 by @GDJ 3 wins P-26 Hornet Mk.1 by @Wildcat111 P-83 Super Scythe and P-97 Broadsword and P-76 Discord by @Rezolution DF-47 Stinging Nettle by @DoctorDavinci 0 wins (ELIMINATED) Mosquito Mk.1 by @Bob_Saget54 TL.43 Dryad L,and TL.43 'Dryad' T Mk XVI by@JollyGreenGI It began with a challenge... inigma claimed King of the the Hill on April 3, 2016 with a pair of Fighter Papa-1s over KSCand KSC Islands. Not soon after, his son challenged him with a pair of dp class fighters of his own. The Air Superiority Challenge was born! The Air Superiority Challenge is a rotating challenge series from a catalog of currently adopted rule sets: No Restrictions, Modern Style, WWI Style, and other ideas we come up with by consensus. Only one series is active at at time, but each series will be posted in rotation. Most Series last a month. Some longer or shorter depending on interest, time, and new software releases. What never changes is the general format: two AI teams dueling for control of a piece of territory, most commonly KSC Island, using stock and BDArmory parts only (with a little Kerbal Aircraft Expansion thrown in here or there for spite). How long your team will claim the ASC KOTH title depends on how many times your designs survive challenges to your reign. Air Superiority Challenge IV Match Rules: All matches are hosted in KSP 1.1.3 64. bit with the latest BDArmory, Kerbal Aircraft Expansion, Airplane Plus and Aviator Arsenal mod versions. To ease the load of the match hosts, and to increase confidence in your submission, you may only submit an entry that you've tested against the current King of the Hill. Your post must state you've done so. Challenges to the King of the Hill will be processed on a first-come first-served basis by whichever match host volunteer happens to be available to do so (you can join the ASC Host team, PM Wildcat111 to do so). Challenges are best 2 out of 3 rounds of 4v4 take off from near KSC runway in opposite directions, BDArmory Tournament Mode: 4km re-engagement over KSC. To win a round or claim title to King of the Hill, one of your surviving craft must: have a Kerbal in your craft have at least one engine remaining (out of fuel ok) have at least one weapon attached (empty ok) still appear on the VS list in the BDA GUI (your weapons module hasn't been shot off) if there are no survivors with all the above, the round will be considered a draw, and a new round required. In case of a draw or bugged round, a round will be added to the match. 3 draws in a row will result in the match going to the current King of the Hill. Any craft that has disengaged is considered lost. All seats on a craft will be filled. Two seater? Two Kerbals. Yes, Kerbals weigh a few. All matches will be made available on my YouTube playlist when ASC IV is concluded. The aircraft that wins 2 out of 3 times is the winner. Air Superiority Challenge IV Entry Rules: 4 aircraft (must look like a plane) required per team (can be same or different crafts), all must be manned with at least one Kerbal, all Kerbals in command seats, no closed cockpits. All craft must be built in KSP 1.1.3 No cockpit reaction wheels. 10 fixed guns maximum, no turrets EXCEPT FOR PLANES THAT FLY SLOWER THAN 80 M/S, THEN 2 50. CAL TURRETS, ONE ON THE BOTTOM AND ONE ON THE TOp IS ALLOWED, BUT THE 50. CAL TURRETS MUST BE IT'S ONLY DEFENCE Closed cockpits are allowed. Clipped engines and parts are allowed. All stock parts permitted except the following prohibited stock parts: all stock engines EXCEPT JUNO ENGINE all Mk3 sized parts Big S wing Big S elevon SAS modules reaction wheel modules No mod parts permitted except the following: BDArmory (required for AI Flight Computer, and AI Weapons Manager. The .50 caliber Browning machine gun is the only weapon from this mod permitted in this series.) Aviator Arsenal (any fixed non-turreted weapon from this mod is permitted) - ASC KOTH.cfg file (to fix issue with Aviator Arsenal's antenna part, goes anywhere in your GameData folder) Kerbal Aircraft Expansion (required for liquid fueled propeller engines only, no other parts permitted) Airplane Plus (optional) http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/140262-113-airplane-plus-r40-wwi-early-flight-4-engines-more-custom-sounds-aug-8-2016/ B9 PWings (optional) http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/94621-102-b9-aerospace-procedural-parts-040-updated-090615/ Procedural Parts (optional) http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/96402-113-procedural-parts-parts-the-way-you-want-em-v125-july-3/ No restrictions on AI, or Weapons Manager settings. Entries must contain download link for the craft file(s) to the ASC IV KerbalX Hangar and posted to this thread (static links prevent me having to update the OP with your new versions). Only AI and Weapons Manager changes are permitted to the ASC champion between matches to fine-tune their AI response to upcoming challengers. No other part changes are permitted to the ASC champion. All challengers are permitted to make any changes they wish to their craft up to and just before their match vs the current ASC champion. If you are next in line, please notify the match host so your changes are committed to the match. If the match host missed your note, it's not their fault. Just re-submit your craft. Only one active entry per person at a time (to prevent dueling yourself). Match hosts will only engage staging once to turn on your engines at 0 throttle up to 3 minutes before match start, so be sure to tie in any components you want activated to the staging action group (competition start engages staging automatically), and be sure to include enough electricity to keep them active while stationary and throttled to 0. You may not trigger the Weapons Manager, or AI, or any of their settings, via the staging or SAS action groups. This prematurely enables fighting, and crafts that do will be disqualified. You may create a fake cockpit using a chair and some landing gear and stuff Hosting Details: Rounds will be processed depending on our time and general availability (hopefully semi-daily). With that in mind, let's see how far we can take this! You are welcome to host your own matches and publish the results in this thread, just let me know. If you decide to host an ASC match, you must have a dedicated KSP 1.1.3 64 bit install that only has the following mods installed: Aviator Arsenal ASC KOTH.cfg file (Fixes issue with Aviator Aresnal antenna. Goes anywhere in your GameData folder) BahamutoD's BDArmory BahamutoD's BDAVesselSwitcher BahamutoD's Vessel Mover BahamutoD's DestructionEffects Kerbal Aircraft Expansion Take Command Optional Mods: B9 PWings, http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/94621-102-b9-aerospace-procedural-parts-040-updated-090615/ Visual mods are permitted as long as they don't seriously degrade your match processing THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING IS SEPTEMBER 20. YOU MAY UPDATE YOUR CRAFT, BUT YOU HAVE TO LET ME KNOW. YOU MAY POST MULTIPLE CRAFTS. KerbalX Hangar: https://kerbalx.com/hangars/10351 ASC MATCH HOSTS: @GDJ @DoctorDavinci and @Wildcat111 Let's begin! Wildcat111
  24. SERIES III Air Superiority Challenge - King of the Hill 4v4 AI Duels (WW1 Theme) How Long Will You Claim Air Superiority? Inigma's YouTube Channel Test your design against the current King of the Hill, then Submit your entry to the ASC KerbalX.com Hangar and post a link in this thread to enter! ASC Match Hosts: @inigma | @jrodriguez | @g00bd0g | @Hobbes Novakoff | @Draconiator | @colmo Check out these other ASC Divisions: ASC-IV (No Restrictions) Coming July! | ASC-A (PvE Arena Ladder) Coming Soon! King of the Hill: TorchedForever - K1A Volante Number of Wins: 8 Registered belligerents: The Optimist - 2 Woodpecker, 1 Desert Moth Type 3, 1 Fighter Beefalo - DEFEATED! GDJ - Avro Super-Bee - DEFEATED! He_162 - Heinkel P3 - DEFEATED! Triop - FU-247 - DEFEATED! epicman81 - 1 mk25 Llama (20mm), 1 mk25 Llama (50 cal), 2 mk24 Starfish - DEFEATED! Draconiator - Kerbwith Alpaca - DEFEATED! AlexTheHu - ASC Tri - DEFEATED! qzgy - PointyStickFish Mk 11 - DEFEATED! It began with a challenge... inigma claimed King of the the Hill on April 3, 2016 with a pair of Fighter Papa-1s over KSC and KSC Islands. Not soon after, his son challenged him with a pair of dp class fighters of his own. The Air Superiority Challenge was born! ASC Series Playlist: The Air Superiority Challenge is a rotating challenge series from a catalog of currently adopted rule sets: No Restrictions, Modern Style, WWI Style, and other ideas we come up with by consensus. Only one series is active at at time, but each series will be posted in rotation. Most Series last a month. Some longer or shorter depending on interest, time, and new software releases. What never changes is the general format: two AI teams dueling for control of a piece of territory, most commonly KSC Island, using stock and BDArmory parts only (with a little Kerbal Aircraft Expansion thrown in here or there for spite). How long your team will claim the ASC KOTH title depends on how many times your designs survive challenges to your reign. Air Superiority Challenge III Match Rules: All matches are hosted in KSP 1.1.2 with the latest BDArmory, Kerbal Aircraft Expansion, and Aviator Arsenal mod versions. To ease the load of the match hosts, and to increase confidence in your submission, you may only submit an entry that you've tested against the current King of the Hill. Your post must state you've done so. Challenges to the King of the Hill will be processed on a first-come first-served basis by whichever match host volunteer happens to be available to do so (you can join the ASC Host team, PM inigma to do so). Challenges are best of 3 rounds of 4v4 take off from near KSC runway in opposite directions, BDArmory Tournament Mode: 4km re-engagement over KSC. To win a round or claim title to King of the Hill, one of your surviving craft must: have a Kerbal in your craft have at least one engine remaining (out of fuel ok) have at least one weapon attached (empty ok) still appear on the VS list in the BDA GUI (your weapons module hasn't been shot off) if there are no survivors with all the above, the round will be considered a draw, and a new round required. In case of a draw or bugged round, a round will be added to the match. 3 draws in a row will result in the match going to the current King of the Hill. Any craft that has disengaged is considered lost. All seats on a craft will be filled. Two seater? Two Kerbals. Yes, Kerbals weigh a few. All matches will be made available on the official YouTube playlist embedded above. Air Superiority Challenge III Entry Rules: 4 aircraft (must look like a plane) required per team (can be same or different crafts), all must be manned with at least one Kerbal, all Kerbals in command seats, no closed cockpits. All craft must be built in KSP 1.1.2 50 part limit maximum per craft. 2 fixed guns maximum, no turrets All stock parts permitted except the following prohibited stock parts: all stock engines all Mk3 sized parts Big S wing Big S elevon SAS modules reaction wheel modules No mod parts permitted except the following: BDArmory (required for AI Flight Computer, and AI Weapons Manager. The .50 caliber Browning machine gun is the only weapon from this mod permitted in this series.) Aviator Arsenal (any fixed non-turreted weapon from this mod is permitted) - ASC KOTH.cfg file (to fix issue with Aviator Arsenal's antenna part, goes anywhere in your GameData folder) Kerbal Aircraft Expansion (required for liquid fueled propeller engines only, no other parts permitted) No restrictions on AI, or Weapons Manager settings. Entries must contain download link for the craft file(s) to the ASC KerbalX.com Hangar and posted to this thread (static links prevent me having to update the OP with your new versions). Only AI and Weapons Manager changes are permitted to the ASC champion between matches to fine-tune their AI response to upcoming challengers. No other part changes are permitted to the ASC champion. All challengers are permitted to make any changes they wish to their craft up to and just before their match vs the current ASC champion. If you are next in line, please notify the match host so your changes are committed to the match. If the match host missed your note, it's not their fault. Just re-submit your craft. Only one active entry per person at a time (to prevent dueling yourself). Match hosts will only engage staging once to turn on your engines at 0 throttle up to 3 minutes before match start, so be sure to tie in any components you want activated to the staging action group (competition start engages staging automatically), and be sure to include enough electricity to keep them active while stationary and throttled to 0. You may not trigger the Weapons Manager, or AI, or any of their settings, via the staging or SAS action groups. This prematurely enables fighting, and crafts that do will be disqualified. Hosting Details: Rounds will be processed depending on our time and general availability (hopefully semi-daily). With that in mind, let's see how far we can take this! You are welcome to host your own matches and publish the results in this thread if any of the ASC match hosts fail to respond within 7 days to the next belligerent challenge. If you decide to host an ASC match, you must have a dedicated KSP 1.1.2 64 bit install that only has the following mods installed: Aviator Arsenal ASC KOTH.cfg file (Fixes issue with Aviator Aresnal antenna. Goes anywhere in your GameData folder) BahamutoD's BDArmory BahamutoD's BDAVesselSwitcher BahamutoD's Vessel Mover BahamutoD's DestructionEffects HyperEdit iPeer's InFlightFlagSwitcher Kerbal Aircraft Expansion Malah's QuickBrake Take Command Texture Replacer Visual mods are permitted as long as they don't seriously degrade your match processing. Match hosts must post all rounds to YouTube channel with KSP: ASC III KOTH belligerent vs king (Round # of # or Full Match) BDArmory AI Dogfight Battle and update this thread with a link. Shall we get started? Who will be the first to challenge the ASC King of the Hill? Air Superiority Challenge Series III - Line of Succession SuicidalInsanity - SI-5 Tyrant - 1 win Draconiator - Super Llama - 1 win JollyGreenGI - K&K Sweep - 2 wins Bananders - Crown Nightingale Mk2 - 1 win The Optimist - 2 Woodpecker, 1 Desert Moth Type 3, 1 Fighter Beefalo - 2 wins TorchedForever - K1A Volante - 8 wins Previous ASC Series Top Reigning Kings: ASC-I - SuicidalInsanity - Solarius III - 6 wins ASC-II - g00bd0g - VulcaRaptor - 10 wins - ASC Grand Champion ASC-III - TorchedForever - K1A Volante - 8 wins
  25. Sector 7 Space Laboratories Aircraft Repository Here you will find many Aircraft builds I've posted in the past, you can find the original links, craft files, videos and pictures here. As craft are posted in the future I will periodically update the Thread. Some builds are old ones and I have updated pictures and links, if you see one that is not posted message me about it and I will gladly get it posted. I would also like to thank everyone that have downloaded any of my builds and hope that you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed building, flying, driving, launching, diving, steering and crashing them with you. Today's Featured Aicraft This one is for all you casual Fly Boys! The craft has been really fun to fly, it's very graceful and has lots of hang time when landing. Add more fuel for distance trips. Craft File: Softwind 107 Parts: 32 Mass: 5.134t Height: 2.2m Width: 10.8m Length: 8.5m Operation: At Takeoff engage SAS and apply full Throttle, when landing reduce speed and AG2 for Flaps. Action Groups 1- Toggle Engines 2- Toggle Landing Flaps ( Got this little tip from @Azimech ) 3- Toggle Landing Lights S7-F14 TomCat Bomber Original Post Craft File S7-F14 TomCat Rapid Fire Original Post Craft File S7-F14 TomCat 2 Original Post Craft File S7-F14 TomCat 3 Original Post Craft File S7-F14 TomCat Original Post Craft File S7-F14 TomCat Fighter Original Post Craft File Beech Model B18 Original Post Craft File Beech Model S7-MJ Original Post Craft File Beech Model S7-MJW Original Post Craft File S7-X3B Original Post Craft File Sailplane Combo Original Post Craft File AirService - One Original Post Craft File SailTech Original Post Craft File Lil Tiger Original Post Craft File Mini Enterprise AC-1 Original Post Craft File Mini Enterprise AC-2 Original Post Craft File The Benoist XIV Airboat Original Post Craft File Executive Express Original Post Craft File Executive Express II Original Post Craft File LiL Bit Original Post Craft File The Mrs. Chrissy Original Post Craft File Invader Original Post Craft File The Mother Load Original Post Craft File Sector 7-427 Original Post Craft File Velocity 7 Original Post Craft File Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Aircraft Original Post: Only on KerbalX Craft File Ziggy K.A.R. Original Post Craft File Strike Force Original Post Craft File