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  1. I need some ideas

    As probably none of you know, I am TheKorbinger, a huge fan of this game, as I have well over 1500+ hours in this game, tons of experience included. More recently, though. I have started building in-game replicas of planes that exist in real life. (Jets only) If you'd like to see them, view my profile and look at my posts. links for download, and pictures included. I would like to know more of what people would like to see so I can keep busy. (I need some ideas on what to build.) Thank you for giving me your time in reading this, and I hope you will give me some ideas. -TheKorbinger
  2. Speed Demon

    Welcome to the speed demon forum. Please submit ships and planes which you think are fast. Kind Regards, Rocketry_Science
  3. Whilst brainstorming and looking at some of @Z1 M4N's designs I realised that B9 Procedural wings can be used in conjunction with FAR to make realistically shaped and potentially limitless fuselage pieces for smaller planes. Not only do they look more convincing, they also act (aerodynamically speaking) like a real fuselage would. B9 PWings also allow for realistic open cockpits and the ability to completely paint the plane. So, I got to work and churned out the 'Calliope'. It was more or less inspired by late-model Spitfires, and flew far more realistically than any plane I'd built previously. The main advantage was it is significantly lighter compared to my conventionally built planes (3 or so tons fully loaded). Performance-wise everything was there, but the one thing that annoyed me was the lack of a cockpit frame to finish the look. Initially I went with PWing pieces, but it looked blocky and silly. Then I discovered the Glass Panel and Enclosures mod. That mod is just what I needed. It also makes for great cosmetic gunsights! I gave the 'Calliope Mk. I' a razor-back and added some glass. I think it works. I decided to go with an early-30s open cockpit, like on early monoplane fighters. Here's 'Jericho', a more Bf 109 inspired plane with a sliding cockpit canopy using infernal robotics. What do you guys think? How can I improve?
  4. Apparently, use of electric motors allows you to design aircraft with contra-rotating propellers- as is demonstrated in these electric racing aircraft designs: I had no idea this was possible, and this massively changes the game in terms of electric vs. internal combustion aircraft. For one, with contra-rotating electric propellers it's easily possible to pack twice as much Thrust into a given airframe as with an ICE design, allowing for higher speeds (in racing designs) ot larger wings and more space/weight for batteries (in actual utilitarian planes). It's also possible to achieve a much higher ratio of propeller-area to Thrust with the same Thrust- allowing for better performance at higher altitudes (electric engines also operate better than ICE ones at higher altitudes, due to not requiring Oxygen..) I could easily imagine an Electric passenger aircraft being designed someday with 5 sets of contra-rating propellers (1 on the nose and 2 on each wing), each with 3-4 blades rotating in each direction with a rather large propeller diameter, being used to support very high-altitude flight with electric aircraft for the inherent advantages this provides (lower drag for a given speed, less turbulence, more glide time/distance in case of engine-failure). At high altitudes electric propellers eventually reach their maximum torque and rotation-speed, and start to consume less and less electrical power as the Thrust produced and air resistance to rotation starts to fall off with even greater gains in altitude. So, if you climbed high enough you could eventually reach the point where 10 contra-rotating propellers (5 sets of 2) with large diameter blades spans and 3-4 blades on each propeller only draws as much electrical power, and produces as much Thrust, as a single propeller at sea level. However at this altitude, Drag would be greatly reduced- meaning you could (and would need to in order to generate adequate Lift to maintain altitude) fly substantially faster than that amount of Thrust would allow you to fly at sea-level. Even accounting for decreasing Lift/Drag at higher speeds, you could still cover far more miles of distance per kilowatt-hour of electrical power consumed with a design optimized for high-altitude flight and cruising at high altitude... This would lead to substantially extended max range compared to electric planes with lower cruising-altitudes, and might (just barely) allow for practical electric Transatlantic flights on a large plane (larger planes encounter less parasitic drag relative to their volume, and have less mass dedicated to cockpit computers, landing gear, and pilots compared to their payload) with a substantial portion of volume (maybe 50% of the plane's internal space) dedicated to batteries, for instance... Other videos worth watching on the topics of electric aircraft and high-altitude flight: (Above: a general overview of efforts at small electric aircraft...) (Above: a video on the development of "Alice", a proposed 800 km range passenger aircraft by Eviation...) (Above: Airbus and Rolls Royce' efforts at developing Distributed Electric Propulsion for large passenger jetliners- with company estimates putting a rollout date of about 2030-2050, target of 2042)
  5. getting no friction or grip with my wheels causing my rovers and space planes to either flip over or just slide around the place and drift... is this a bug with my modded install or 1.3.1 in general? I've put my ksp log up anyway if you need anything else just ask. KSP log:
  6. and if there is please link.
  7. Okay everyone, so just to keep the "The Final Stand" (Yeah, bad grammar; sue me) hype train going, I'm uploading some of the ships that'll be used! It'll have descriptions, nationality's, and pilot scores, as well as some more info. (I'll maybe put a KerbalX link in; who knows). Without further ado, enjoy!
  8. The Fly Like 1936 Challenge is a challenge that wants you to create a Douglas DC-3 and fly it to the North Pole and set up a base. Here are some basic achievements: 400 points: Bomber - Drop your base from your DC-3 in air! 200 points: Party Bus - Bring some extra kerbals (at least 20 kerbals.) 300 points: Bring Him Home - Return the DC-3 home without refueling! 100 points: Sully - Land it in the water (in one piece!)
  9. Stratolauncher extended

    Can we build something similar to the stratolauncher that jettisons it's landing pylons (which has fuel that is burned off initially to carry a spaceplane to high altitude that then heads to another planet's orbit. Easy: Get the spaceplane to CisMunar orbit and return after landing and then dropping something (10 tons) there. Harder version of easy is to also carry 60 Kerbals. Medium: Same as Easy but on Dun. Harder version is dropping 50 tons. Hard: Launch to Duna, land, drop 25 kerbals, land on Ike, drop 10-40 tons as well as 30 kerbals. Make a refueling stop at Ike, burn towards Mun, land, jettison 15 tons and then reenter kerbin orbit without assistance.
  10. Welcome! We hope you like it here in our new sale garage, with our new Lamborghini. Here at A.A.A. we take great pride in bringing you the best of rocketry and aeronautic advancements. all craft file links at bottom of post. Rockets: Hyperion The flagship rocket of AAA, the Hyperion can VSSTO up to and over 100 tons to LKO. Able to be landed and reused, this is THE ship for eager minded entrepreneurs and frugal space programs alike! The Hyperion can be reconfigured for a variety of uses. Comes with streamlined command pod, capable of emergency detachment. warranty void if landed on Mün. Titan A Ahh... the Titan A. The poor, (but still rather wealthy) man's Hyperion. Able to VSSTO up to -redacted- tons of payload to LKO, this rocket can transport whole space stations into stable orbit. Base model includes Station Core. Probe core for landing not included. Warranty void if used as ICBM. K-2 (replica) The K-2. A pioneer of rocketry, and capable of suborbital flight to boot. Originally designed as a child's model rocket, this machine has turned itself into a symbol of one of the worst regimes to ever rule Kerbin. But it's still a pretty cool rocket! PLANES X-7509 "Highly experimental. Highly dangerous. Really Cool"-Jebediah Kerman The X-7509 is a new long range strike bomber from AAA. Capable of refueling from any part of the globe, this plane is a must have for all cold war locked countries. For an emergency bombing run, the ore tanks and nuclear reactor can be dropped, and used as a makeshift Thermonuclear weapon. Seats four(4). Mach 1 capable. Warranty void if bomb dropped while plane is inverted. K-797 Capable of carrying over 120 passengers to numerous destinations around the globe, the K-797 is the next generation passenger aircraft. These planes are going fast, so make sure to gets yours now!! K-84a A leader in passenger comfort, the K-84a is also at the forefront of customer safety. Able to fly on any one of its three engines, able to belly land on land and water, and able to fly half way around the world, this plane is a must have for any innovative airline. S-581 "Thermeso" A max speed of mach 3+. suborbital capable. Room for two passengers. Move over Kearjet! The AAA Thermeso is an incredible piece of engineering, and just happens to be incredibly fun to fly! Buy yours now. Kb-3-427 Do you need a bomber capable of crossing the KSC continent in under five minutes? do you need to strike in the dead of night? Do you, for some reason, need to break mach 4 while doing it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, AAA recommends the KB-3. Carrying three 1000 kiloton warheads, this plane serves the same goal as the X-7509, but in a fraction of the time. Warranty void if bombs are dropped at below 5 kilometers.( please do not drop all bombs at same time. AAA recommends using the two symmetrical warheads first, and then deploying the third). K-108 "Reliant" Need the charm of a slow, subsonic flight? Then the K-108 is the plane for you. boasting two sets of wings, yes TWO, this biplane is ideal for a relaxing trip on a sunny afternoon. Warranty void if used as a stunt plane. F-97 "Radiance" Imagine the Radiance as a minivan.If your mid sized sedan was mach 1 capable, had a max ceiling of 22 kilometers, and could transport your kids to school in under five minutes. Oh, and if it was loosely modeled after the KR-71 white bird. You know what? scratch that whole minivan idea. Its a plane, gosh darn it! Warning: Not capable of landing on water. Download links for all vehicles: Thanks for looking!
  11. Kerbalized Hurricane 103

    First Foray into the world of firespitter. anyone got any tips for when i run this monstrosity thorough unity? like how to make constant propeller collision work, since none of the propellers (atleast from KAX Props) have collision when at max speed, and how to get a dynamic ramp up sound when the throttle is brought up.also anyone know how to mess with the tune/pitch of audio in FL studio 11?. Sauce:
  12. Thanks for all your help guys. I've managed to build the craft i was looking for. Thanks for explaining the fundamentals so well. I've been building fast crafts of all shapes and sizes now. Hi, I'm having trouble building the plane i want. I've not much experience with planes at all, only ever built a couple of ssto's and even then i cheated the .cfg's . So i've started with the stock Mk4 Revenspear. None of my design attempts could reach more than 300m/s and this stock craft can reach 820m/s so i went with it. I need it to do as close to 1000m/s and have a range of 800km. This is the distance to my second base where i plan to eventually launch all my Kerbin rockets from and for shuttling crew and small payloads i need the speed, my big cargo plane takes 1hr10min to get there and that's far too long to do often. I also need a small cargo bay for the payloads. I've unlocked all plane science nodes. Here's the craft. The problem i'm running into is the range, every time i add more fuel and gain range, i need more thrust, i add more thrust and I've lost the gained range. I find i need a certain amount of thrust to get to around 360m/s before it seems to just run away with itself up to 800ish if i can't get to 360m/s it's a long slow journey. If i get the 360 i always then quickly get to 800 but fall short on the range every time. I've tried all sorts of different altitudes but not been able to squeeze out more than a few minutes extra flight time. This has a range of about 550km and can just about get the to the 360 tip over point. The ultimate goal would be to have a range of 1600km so i could air drop supply payloads instead of needing to land and refuel for the return journey. I also tried drop tanks but any side tank made reaching any sort of speed immpossible. If you can help me i'd really appreciate it.
  13. More stock aircraft!!

    @Munbro Kerman, @MajaeV, @chadgaskerman Planes you three have requested have arrived! Avro Vulcan - F-15 Eagle - SU-47 - Sukhoi SU-34 - MiG-21 - Pictures! All aircraft are stock, no mods needed to use. I try to make them as close to 1:1 scale and as high of detail as I can. If you have an aircraft you'd like me to build, please don't hesitate to ask me in the comments, because I will gladly build them. Have fun with them! - TheKorbinger
  14. Alright, I'm not gonna sugar-coat it. I got a new Joystick[1] for christmas. I'm bored. Send plane designs so I can try to fly them for fun and profit. My current mod list is as follows: [1]Logitech 3D Pro.
  15. Hello every ksp player and merry christmas! This is an challenge for you all! The idea is to build a real life commercial airplane. It wont matter if it is a cargo plane, passenger plane or business jet. Rules: No mods only MechJeb or some kind of navigation or autopilot allowed. No cheats or debug menu 2,3,4,6 or 8 engines only Put a screenshot from runway, at flight, at destination and while landed back at KSC Things to do: Normal mode:fly to airstrip Island and back Hard mode: fly to south pole and back Super Hard mode: Impress me Have a good time flying m8
  16. I Cant Land Planes. I Cant Land A Training Plane. It Might Take The Death Of 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999+1 Kerbals In The Attempt Of Landing 1 Plane. A Training Plane. I Can Never Land A Plane. Anyways. Can You Land A Plane? And Can You Give Me Tips?
  17. v. AoA Technologies Development Thread Changelog: v. - Minor bugfixing before major update at christmas - 1.2 support discontinued. Version still availaible - 1.3.1 supported - Curse discontinued v. 1.3.9 "Low Pass" - Updated for 1.3 - New fin texture - New internals - Some new textures - New engine FX v. 1.3.8 "Mach 1" - Everything works v. 1.3.8 pre - Bugfixing - New interior for Tucano cockpit - New Bronco cockpit - New FlyPit - Messing with props - New agency logo, more intuitive v. 1.3.7 "Afterburning" - New Afterburning engine FX - Fixed Falken RCS bug - MiniAVC compatibility - Changed Tech Required for some stuff - Full compatibility with 1.2.2 v.1.3.6 "Sonic" - Minor bugfixes (Internal transmitter, BD Armory compatibility, and other misc stuff) - Custom ScienceDefs : Electronic report to replace crew report on drones - New AoA Technologies Agency - Hawk cockpit FLIR ball working. - Fixed not showing & textures bugs Requirements RPM Aset props & avionics (included) ModuleManager & Firespitter plugins (included) Credits to @nli2work for props used. Licensed under CC-BY. Thanks to @linuxgurugamer and @gomker for helping me with latest bugfixing DOWNLOAD >FOR 1.2 (Discontinued) CLICK HERE< Source: I and martinezfg11 are open to suggestions Get old KU34 texture here. Delete the old folder and replace. Open Hangar on KerbalX Parts: Falken Drone Falken Drone RCS Hawk Drone Hawk Drone with FLIR ball Cobra MKII Cockpit + Nosecone KU-34 "Kolibri" Cockpit Rafale Cockpit K/A-18 Super Kornet Cockpit Super Tucano Cockpit K-22 "Afterburning" engine 3 Surface controls including K-35/B winglet FlyBit cockpit K-C Bronco cockpit Hope you enjoy it. => @martinezfg11 Is still working on the mod, I'm just maintaining it. Licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0
  18. Hey everyone, I'm glad to finally join the forums! Here's a bit about me: Total aviation buff, only play planes in KSP. (i suck at rockets lel) I have an Aircraft Carrier series going right now, and I need more support to keep it going. I think it's really neat myself. Please check me out/give feedback! I'm happy to join! Channel:
  19. So these guys over at KASA got their space program running, exploring stuff and getting all these rad contracts. We want a piece of that. Of course, testing is right out, we dont have the latest tech, construction too, we couldn't build working sattelites if our lifes depended on them and for the survey stuff we would need equipment we dont have. But the tourism, we can do that! There was an old airport near the sea we could get for cheap. Mostly because noone goes there anymore and the last plane departure was months ago. Some of the crew could be persuaded to stay with us, luckily four pilots were among them! We also managed to "aquire" some rocket engines from KASA and the last owners of the airport left an abandoned plane in the hangar so we did the logical thing and cobbled them together to get our very own (hopefully) spaceworthy plane. Thats the Spaceplane Alpha One with Mirella, Mortimer, Telssa and Elbart. They got these spiffy new suits and will fly planes higher than they ever before have. They will touch the stars above Kerbins sky. They will also fly tourists about and make loads of cash. I mean, we have a business to run here. ---- Prerequesites List of mods (no parts or physics mods)
  20. I've been a little obsessed, as of late, with making WW2 styled aircraft and boats. So I've decided to share them with the world.! You can get them here: And, of course, here's some pics of each. Aircraft The KBD4- Sinker The K810 The K17- Tsyphon Boats The Firedrake Class Flagship The Zephyr Class Destroyer The Zulu Class Battleship Edit: Thought I could have embedded the albums, but can't. unfortunate
  21. I think this is needed as a category. I'm sure that I'm not the only one with plane trouble. In this thread, I hope for people to share their planes that they are struggling with so that they can get help from those who know more about what they're doing. I'm starting this thread because I have a craft that is being, very troublesome: the X-23. The X-23 was something I thought up while I was very bored. The idea involves a whole lot of non-snapping angle adjustments on the fuselage and other janky tweaks. When it gets put on the runway, it dips down on one side then levels out again. When I try to launch it, something seems to really want it to swerve around, but even if I do my best to get it to stay straight, it still went off the runway to the right, towards the launchpad. I did manage to get this dang thing to takeoff, but once in flight it wasn't very stable at all. I need serious help with this craft... I haven't opened the craft in a while so I'm not very sure on it's stats... The .craft file says its dimensions are 12.002367,4.47398376,9.33164692. I believe that it is 23 tons (hence the name X-23) Uses some mods but I don't fully remember. Probably just Firespitter and I think it uses a part that I made that is just a re-stat of the stock seperatron to have 4x thrust, 4x fuel consumption, but 4x fuel capacity. (X-23 craft file) [My "potential missile part (solidBoosterSep-Copy)] Sorry I don't have a picture, but I will try to fix that and I hope others can use this thread to get the help they need. -lococarl, over and out.
  22. Dornier Dove (Single Prop): Dornier Double Dove (Double Prop): Image set: Sorry for the non-embedded images, i am unsure of how to do that. Video here though:
  23. MajavE's Replicas (Newest Addition: Gloster Meteor F.8) Hello! I'm MajavE and I like building planes YouTube channel: I always use the FAR mod, so my planes are built to work in FAR. However, I try to keep the actual plane as stock as possible, and I will list the mods with the plane pictures if any are used in the plane. Basically, FAR is a must if you want to fly the planes like I intended them to be flown. DOWNLOAD MY PLANES FROM MY DROPBOX!: Also, before you fly, always remember to check the action groups. I always use action groups for different purposes in the aircraft and most of the planes will not work properly if staging is used. Have fun! Requested Planes: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt Grumman F9F Cougar Messerschmitt Bf-109 Messerschmitt Me-262 Junkers Ju-87 Vought F4U Corsair English Electric Lightning Polikarpov Po-2 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom HAL Tejas Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Foxbat Yakovlev Yak-15 Sukhoi Su-27
  24. Boats and Planes

    Can you add boat parts and make that World War 2 engines used in planes like P51-Mustang or Yakolev Yak-3?