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  1. Challenge: Build a boat that goes as fast as you can make it travel. Rules: -Must have at least one kerbal in it (this can be in anything as long as the kerbal is secured to the vehicle, the kerbal can't be holding on to it) -Must have at least one part under the surface of the water -Must have at least a net total of 0.25 tons under the surface of the water (you can estimate this) -Must be intact and not break any parts (planned staging is okay as long as it still applies to the rules above) -Must provide screenshot and/or video evidence of the attempt -Highest speed will be counted as the highest speed measured for 3 seconds as long as the boat applies to the rules above -Have fun (Side note: vesselmover or similar mods are acceptable to get the vessel into the water) Scoring: -Each kerbal on the boat is worth 10 points -Speed is divided by thrust, then multiplied by the weight, that is then multiplied by 5, finally your amount of kerbals is multiplied by 10, and added to the total. -The equation for points is this: -((m/s)/kN)*5t+(10)K OR -((meters/sec) / (available thrust)) * (5 * mass in tons) + (10 * Kerbals onboard) Example: -500m/s top speed, 390kN (3 panthers in wet mode), 12 tons, 3 kerbals -((500/390)*(5*12)+30=106.92 points Scoreboard: - - - - -
  2. This is the Kerbin SOI escape challenge, the only goal being to escape Kerbin's SOI as fast as possible. This can be done any way you wish as long as you don't use any mods (other than visual and readout ones.) In this challenge you may use any cheat you wish except the 'set orbit / altitude' and 'infinite propellant' cheats. You may use any other cheat you wish. To calculate your time add the current flight time to the time to your Kerbin escape. This will be how the challenge is scored. There are 2 categories, conventional engines and other. Happy launching! Leaderboard (Conventional engines) #1: #2: #3: #4: #5: Leaderboard (Other) #1: #2: #3: #4: #5:
  3. So I built this thing on ksp, to see if i could get a kraken. And I did! It’s on steam, and it’s name is the GlitchMobile 10000. I got 151 000P (petameters), or 15 000 light years. I was asking, have you gone this far? If you download it, please use sandbox or science, as it can wreck the KSC almost entirely.
  4. Hello, and welcome to... The Speedrun Challenge. This challenge is all about speed(duh). The aim is to get within the SOI of every object as fast as you physically can. Cheating(ex. ladder drive, cheat menu, hyperedit, etc.) is not allowed. Some mods are allowed and some are required. Allowed: RSS and RSSExpanded packs(for challenge) Gameslinx's Planet Overhaul and any other reasonable solar system mod is allowed. Before Kerbin, After Kerbin, Beyond Home, New Horizons, Whirligig World and GPP are the only system replacements allowed. Required: OPM(for outer planets) Kerbol Origins(if it works) Kerbol Plus(if it works) Odysseus Planet Pack(if it works) Kronkus Cyran Sentar Boris Urania(if it works) That's it for now! Scoreboard will be made when I have screenshot or video evidence for 1+ people.
  5. SpaceY's (Not SpaceX) Falcon 9 booster broke. Since they need it to get space crafts into orbit, they came to us. But Elon Kerman is a very impatient Kerbal and wants the spacecraft up there ASAP. Since our designers won't get off of "Human space program", we asked the internet to design and test a fast enough rocket. There isn't a specific time you have to compete the challenge by. Just try and do it as fast as possible. CONTRACTS: Basic Contract: Get something to space as soon as ASAP Basic Orbital Contractl: Get something into a low Kerbin orbit ASAP Advanced Orbit Contract: Get something into a Kerbin orbit above 400km above sea level ASAP Munar Contract: Get an orbit around the Mun ASAP Advanced Muner Contract: Land a Kerbal on the Mun and return him to Kerbin safely ASAP Minty Contract: Get an orbit around Minmus ASAP Advanced Minty Contract: Land a Kerbal on Minmus and return him safely ASAP Interplanetary Contract: Escape Velocity ASAP Dusty Contract: Get an orbit around Duna ASAP Advanced Dusty Contract: Land something on Duna safely ASAP Victory Appreciation Contract: Impress the Victory Aerospace Program by doing something outstanding in the fastest way possible (Basically Just Impress me) The only rule is no cheats. Good luck! -Victory Kerman
  6. Hello Guys, I logged into this forum, because I need help to safely achieve my own ground speed record with stock parts, but there is one problem, which occurs no matter which craft you use. If you finally reach damn high speeds, over 2000ms, You have the problem, that you collide into the terrain. To solve that problem which already occurs at 800 m/s you can put your aerodynamic quality to minimal, then you can achieve speeds over 2000ms easily with sepatrons. But when you start to slow down, you crash into the ground again, but how can you fix that? I already put everything on the lowest settings and put some back to see if it's changing something. What can you do about it? Suggest me Mods or other solutions to fix that. Stratzenblitz75 already posted something about it: https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/160697-the-speed-of-ground-a-study-into-how-ksp-terrain-colliders-handle-land-vehicles-with-high-magnitudes-of-velocity/
  7. Description: - Start and stop within the runway. - Under 10 tons - Under 123 parts - No SRB(Solid Rocket Booster)〜said Jebediah Kerman - Stock parts only - No mod applied (E.g. TweckScale) - No cheats - Impress Jebediah Kerman Let the challenge begin!
  8. Hello Fellow Kerbonauts, We know from the Impact the Mun challenge that it is possible to fly to and crash something on the Mun in a mere 12 min. This is a great first step towards adding boosters to stuff in order to go fast, but only shooting the Mun isn’t that useful, right? This challenge aims at proving that our rockets can be fast and useful. So for this challenge, you’ll not only need to reach the surface of the Mun as fast as possible, but to also bring a rock back to Kerbin as a proof you got there and to demonstrate the scientific relevance of adding moar boosters. Rules : Depart from KSC Reach the surface of the Mun Take a surface sample Bring it home Your place on the leaderboard depends on your mission time when the sample lands on the ground Challenge ends on the 28/02/2019 at 00h00 UTC (just one month; how handy) Not limit on the number of boosters used (obviously) Rockets or planes, It doesn’t matter Undock/dock as many times as you want Launch as many vessels as you want, but the timer starts when the first vehicle takes/lifts off and ends when the sample gets to the ground (show METs on the tracking station screen if you used multiple vessels) Land, bounce or lithobrake on the Mun, as long as you manage to take a sample and bring it back Only the surface sample has to make it to Kerbin’s surface (but the Kerbal can land as well) No Kerbal should be armed in the process, though. This includes the command chair; no prolonged use, not in harmful environment. The surface of the ocean is part of Kerbin’s surface We need the sample (mostly) intact for the science we’ll get from it, so smashing it on the ground doesn’t count if whatever contains/carries it gets destroyed/killed No fiddling with the cfg files, hyperedit, Kraken exploit, etc. Stay fairplay. Latest versions of the game only (when was the last aerodynamics update? 1.0.5?) No DLC engines or fuel tanks Pictures are good, videos are good(er). In any case, make us understand and enjoy. Multiple submissions are allowed. Mods : If you used any, provide the list Stock aerodynamics Stock engines and fuel tanks Modded fairings and wings are allowed Nothing that messes with the physics engine Ask the permission to use anything else than mods that blatantly do not interfere with the challenge (RemoteTech is OK, Alcubierre drive is not OK) Awards : Precision delivery : Have the sample landing next to the KSC facilities so that our scientists can start analyzing it as fast as possible. Relay race : Bring the sample back with a different ship that the one which brought your Kerbal to the Mun Sepratron : I like the separation (who doesn’t?). Use sepratrons as a significant source of thrust in your design to please me and earn this award. Full throttle : Do it the most kerbal way and maintain full throttle for all the duration of the mission (with empty stages for the landing?). It probably is not possible and certainly is not reasonable, but I know how crazy some people are. Vanilla addict : Stock and only stock. No mod award. Temporary leaderboard (last edit : 04/02) : @Laie - 1h 19m with a good amount of boosters and an interesting packaging design. (Prev. time : 1h 30m 43sec) Rewards : No pics, no submits Nice badges like this one : I will make some with medals and awards when I find the time. Feel free to recommend other awards if you think of any. Same for rules amendment if I missed anything. Also, if anyone else feels like remaking/improving the badges or making medals, please go ahead, I’m not that confident with Gimp Photoshop. Fly fast!
  9. Basically it’s simple: cover the outlined canyon in the mountains to the west of the kerbal space center in a manned repulsor type Podracer (repulsor pads via kerbal Foundries). Command pod can be fixed at the front with a maximum of two engine pods, OR at the back attached via flexible chains (I-beams, Infernal Robotics uncontrolled joints). Video Below to Demonstrate. Requirements: -Craft Max Weight 25 tons. Layout: -Fixed Forward control pod, limit two engine components (i.e. two panthers only). -Rear control pod with flexible chains, limit 4 engine components (i.e four panthers). (More are allowed for laughs but cannot compete). -Engines Can be any engine component, rocket or jet based. Rules -Can tweakscale any component EXCEPT the engines and control seat/cockpit. -For chained Podracers, I-beams limited to a minimum of 50% (1/2 scale) and a minimum of 4 links with uncontrolled pivotrons in between and uncontrolled rotatrons at both ends. -Cannot use infinite electricity OR fuel/ox. -Cannot use any lifting or control surfaces in a manner which allows true flight (controlled/limited pitch glide only). This means your craft has the ability to land from large jumps but cannot reliably fly. The control pod alone is allowed the use of true flight surfaces. A craft can use as many control and stabilizing surfaces as the user desires. So long as the above requirements are followed. Submit a reply with a pic of your start time and your end time as well as statistics of your run at the finish line (F3) and an up-close picture of picture of your craft in the space plane hangar with the statistics panel enabled (shows weight, length etc). Even better, submit a video containing the aforementioned information. Best Time Gets Bragging Rights. ALLOWED MODS -Take Command (Spawn Kerbal in control chair) -Vessel Mover (to get to the starting line) -Infernal Robotics -Kerbal Foundries -Tweakscale
  10. Welcome to the speed demon forum. Please submit ships and planes which you think are fast. Kind Regards, Rocketry_Science
  11. Question: When lightning strikes afar off, we see the light almost instantly and the sound waves race at different speeds to us with the shortest wavelengths first (crackle sound) and then the rest in a rolling sound as each frequency reaches the ear one after another with lower and lower pitch until the largest wavelength finally finishes the race. This makes sense because Speed=Distance/Time. The shortest wavelength travels less distance to the ear because it’s journey is closer to a straight line. The largest wavelength travels more distance because it must ascend and descend a good distance before making much forward motion. If the electro-magnetic spectrum includes large wavelength radio waves, medium wavelength visible light, and very short wavelength gamma rays, then why does it not follow that light must travel at varying speeds and not constant. If gamma rays and radio waves both were moving at 186,000mi/sec wouldn’t the radio waves be slower than the gamma rays since Speed=Distance/Time. The radio waves takes a longer journey than the gamma ray because the wavelengths are the photons ascending and descending and not moving purely forward at 186,000mi/sec. If we do observe all of the spectrum being constant at the same speed, wouldn’t that mean that radio waves move faster than gamma rays to make up for the greater ascension and descension? If all light is constant in speed then isn’t all light moving faster than the speed of light because 186,000mi/s (I assume) is the speed of light from point A to point B in a straight line in a vacuum? Light must be traveling faster than that figure to make up the extra distance, right?
  12. I work in aircraft maintenance, and it always fascinates me, how engineers have solved problems of detecting how fast, how high or in which direction an aircraft is moving. In KSP even debris knows exatly it's speed, altitude and a lot more of it's trajectory parameters. But in rocket science, knowing where your craft is going is one of the big challenges. It would add a nice extra insight into rocket building, if a player needs to "invent" speed-o-meters, altimeters or say compasses. This could be implemented in certain probe cores have different sofisticated flight data aquisition or radar tracking can be unlocked by upgrading the tracking station, etc. I don't even know if this is an idea, that would add playability to KSP or if anybody else likes it. Or is there even a mod that already supports my idea, I didn't find anything like it. Thanks, for your consideration. Richy
  13. Why is there a "speed limit" in the universe? According to special relativity, nothing can move faster than light, but Newton's first law states that unless an external force affects it, an object's speed will always stay the same. So, if we find a large space of perfect vacuum, with no force affecting any part of it, and if we had enough fuel and thrust, we could technically go at the speed of light and faster since there would be no external force affecting us, there would be nothing to slow us down.
  14. Hey guys I'm in the middle of a dres mission and a thought /challenge occurred to me,..... Speed records in ksp become kind of arbitrary when on a solar orbit but what's the fastest you can go through the canyon on dres? i e: below the canyon 'top'
  15. Kerbals have unlocked the secret to the Infinity Torch -- a special module which taps energy from an alternate dimension and allows any engine to perform at 100% thrust with no propellant at all. (This module can be enabled by selecting Alt+F12 and checking "Infinite Fuel"). With this came the rise of torchships -- vehicles capable of performing Brachistochrone trajectories, accelerating constantly from Kerbin's SOI toward their destination and then turning around and accelerating in the opposite direction until they arrive. Space travel has grown exponentially, and it's time for you to make your entry into the interplanetary transport market. The challenge: Build an Executive Torchship transport suitable for Brachistochrone transfers. Fastest possible round-trip time wins. Rules: SSTO, obviously. No need to stage when the rocket equation is broken. Your vehicle must not take damage at any point during the mission. All stock. You need to be able to take off and land in style, on any surface, so it must have separate VTOL landing engines. You need crossrange capability, so your craft must be aerodynamic enough to fly to your landing site using aerodynamic control surfaces before engaging its VTOL engines. This also will allow for a survivable crash-landing if you suffer engine failure. Torch drives can be finicky, so you need to carry at least enough propellant to make your final landing without Infinite Fuel turned on, just in case. Kerbin doesn't yet have inertial dampening technology, so for your executive passengers' comfort you must keep your total gees below 8 at all times. You must carry at least four passengers and at least one pilot; command seats are not allowed. Round-trip mission time is any amount of time during which the vehicle is moving. So you can land at your destination and wait as long as you want for an opportune launch window; it won't count against your mission time. Entry levels (will have separate leaderboards): Torchship Jockey. Take off from Kerbin, land on both the Mun and Minmus, and return to any place on Kerbin (no splashdowns). Torchship Navigator. Take off from Kerbin, land on Duna, and return to Kerbin within sight of the KSC. Torchship Pilot. Take off from Kerbin, land on Eve, and return to a landing on the runway at KSC. Torchship Commander. Take off from Kerbin, land on Laythe, and return to a landing on the helipad on top of the VAB. Torchship Master. Use your torchship for a Grand Tour, landing on every body in KSP other than Jool. I'll put together some cool badges once we have entries and can award them. Good luck!
  16. -=BLACKBIRD=- Designed for: Sharpness (visible) Speed (140+ m/s) Dark in design & Color DOWNLOAD :https://kerbalx.com/He_162/162--Blackbird COMPLETELY STOCK, NO MODS NEEDED, KSP 1.3 It stands alone among the rest, it flies through the night, and seizes victory! -=BLACKHAWK=- Designed for: Smoothness (visible) Speed (132 m/s) Dark in design & Color DOWNLOAD :https://kerbalx.com/He_162/162--Blackhawk COMPLETELY STOCK, NO MODS NEEDED, KSP 1.3 It stands alone among the rest, it flies through the night, and seizes victory!
  17. So it's no secret we've all stuck a mainsail on a metal plate and shot it to infinity and beyond, Here is a challenge for you that lets you sorta do that, You can make the fastest Land, Sea or Air vehicle (that means rockets too ) Simple right? How hard can it be to strap a massive engine to something? We'll this isn't the hobby engineer challenge is it? Your craft must be a e t h s e t i c as well as fast. How is the leader board ran Kenji? I will do it based on raw speed! The faster the vehicle and the faster the acceleration then the higher you go on the board, simple. Just post your craft here via image or video, video is better. Anyone can have a go can't hurt can it? Now I hear you scream "This is most likely been done" Well I am looking to see some World Records set here! Rules are easy stock only no mods scrubs! Mods are for the weak! unless it's BDA Flight assist mods are okay I guess, I will let it slide. Remember its not just raw power, looks count as well! If its just a engine strapped to something 0% thought, then its likely your not going to make a appearance, I will Message the individuals in question should it occur, doubt it though. Here is my aircraft entry, XCV SoundProject, I won't count myself in the leader boards that's just sad XCV SoundProject - https://gyazo.com/396f40b1d2cdb7600b6dd0e54904670b Flight - https://gyazo.com/d8dfebfa3f7f9eb54aee13e0a0b8f3be Looks healthy - https://gyazo.com/cd5c06e81ac3a0f68702ad8700a75c93 Type of images I would like to prove speed - https://gyazo.com/4495a8149de81995c451a5b2a2398828 It has a pitiful top speed of....... 1,406 m/s You guys can beat that! My secret is Pink Guy - Pink Season As the entries come in I will make the leader boards Good Luck! Kenji! PLANE RECORDS : @Toastie_Buns The Sombrero at 1643 m/s! SEA RECORDS : @Cunjo Carl The SubSubSub at 50 m/s!
  18. Slowest Aircraft Challenge The era of Jeb flying supersonic spaceplanes is in its prime, but the new generation of pilots are a little less, well thrill seeking. Your challenge is to design the slowest possible aircraft, without leaving the atmosphere, and maintaining this speed for at least 30 seconds, and be able to land! Rules: Remain below 70,000 m Sustain flight for 30 seconds to qualify No rocket engines Stock parts only No autopilots Engines must be running at full speed during 30 second testing, and have a stable-ish speed. Must provide video proof of feat, launching from ksp, to landing (OBS Studio is free) Must be decently controllable Must have a prograde at horizon No Hovering Scoring: Lowest speed during 30 second testing multiplied by average altitude during 30 second testing Lowest score wins Bonus scores are divided by 2 Bonus: Preform at eve! Must fly to eve from Kerbin(rocket engines are allowed during transfer)
  19. Presenting my first mod for Kerbal Space Program. Well, almost my, because it is too much inspired by SpeedUnitChanger by @lttito What it does: noting complicated. No configuration, no buttons, it just changes your Surface speed indicator to this one: Why? IAS is what I'm missing so much in all mods. But no mod show it together with true speed, even FAR. And it is very interesting to know IAS when you play with planes very often. Also I added km/h display to somehow rely on IRL performances without doing simple arithmetics all the time. It is quite small display, probably, so I'm open to any suggestions how to improve it while keeping all information visible to player. Currently it is unknown if it is working with Ferram Aerospace Research properly (in terms of IAS value). GitHub: https://github.com/stasikos/SpeedUnitDisplay Releases page (GitHub): https://github.com/stasikos/SpeedUnitDisplay/releases License: GPLv3 (derived)
  20. Hello fellow Kerbonauts today i want to show you guys my stock Formula One Car. I have found a couple of stock KSP F1 cars on the internet but i wasn't quit happy so i attempted to build one myself. This is what i came up with. My Car is a replica of the 2016 Mercedes Benz F1 Car which won the Drivers-and Constructors World Championsship with the drivers Rosberg (WDC) and Hamilton. My version is 5.9m long, 1.7m high and 2.6m wide. It has a docking port on the back end, so you can dock it to spaceshis. I tried to get it as close to the real W08 size as possible. It weights 3.699 tons. Thats actually a lot more than the original ). In the on KerbalX uploaded version i added a Mk1 Command Pod to the rear docking port, so the size and mass data looks different in the download version. Technically it has eight-wheel-drive. I added extra wheels to make them look thicker, and more F1-like. Electric Power is provided by a radioisotope generator (no solar panels). It has fuel celles, but only for optic purposes. The car has liquid fuel tanks but I left them empty for weight purposses. You can obviously fill them up and use the fuel sells too. It is the most stable an manouverable rover i have ever built in KSP (Eight Wheels i guess). The way the spoilers are addes i think it provides downforce too. It is safely drivable on the Mun also. Though, the spoilers obviously don’t provide any downforce there. If you wan to download it, heres a link:https://kerbalx.com/SpaceTrashCan/Formula-One-Car And here are some photos:
  21. Anybody know how to slow down the landing gear and/or landing leg retraction and deployment? I've been trying to make a crane that is several stories high, that could roll over to and above a typical 2nd stage payload height. I resized some of the landing gears and landing legs, but noticed that their resized angular animations move at a very speed. The result is whatever they are attached to hurling through the air whenever deployment or retraction happens. For Squad's landing legs there is a parameter for landing leg deployment speed and landing leg retraction speed. However, altering the retraction speed parameter has no effect.
  22. this challenge used to be on the very first page of the challenges list. it is where you have three minutes from launch to get as far away from kerbin as possible. 1. no cheats or mods 2. its counted as how far in height from kerbin you get in three minutes. since I doubt that anyone without cheats or modes could get out of kerbins soi in three minutes. 3. proof, pic of stock in-game clock at three minutes and the altitude. videos also accepted, even wanted. 4. if exploited, please say how. seperate if you need more info then just ask. need to watch dog, post my attempt tomorrow. leader board: 1. thomas h. with 1318 km 2. cunjo carl with 1134 km 3. man eating ape with 830 km
  23. Hello everyone! Today I was wondering how one can know the speed of a craft orbiting a planet, after a certain amount of time. For example, if I'm at the periapsis, what would be my speed after 2min? If I'm going at 1500km on a certain orbit, what would be my speed after 5min? It would be easy if the speed would change linearly while going from the apoapsis to the periapsis or from the periapsis to the apoapsis, but I feel like it doesn't work that way. Bonus question: How does the speed change in an elliptical orbit?
  24. HELLO EVERYONE! So, a few months back, I held a "Fighter Jet Speed challenge", in which many participated. Well, after about a month of nothing going on in it, I have decided to sort of re-make the challenge. With some new rules, I'm sure that this challenge is going to be just as fun as the first! Rules 1.0 You can use whatever Mk. parts you want. Mk. 2, and Mk. 1 are allowed, as is Mk. 3 (Good luck!), but modded Mk. parts will be put into another category. 2.0 Scoring is the same as the old thread; Max Speed + Maximum G's + 5 points for no cheats (optional) + (-) 75-100 for part limit violation. 3.0 Part limit is 75. 3.1 You can have as many engines as you want. 3.1a The engines must be air breathing. 3.1b RAPIER's are allowed, but they have to be locked into the air-breathing mode. 4.0 The ship MUST be crewed. 5.0 Have fun! Leaderboard Rules 1.0 A person can have two or more entries, but only 2 per category MAXIMUM. If a person does 3 or more, then the jet with the lowest score will be taken off. 1.0a A person can also have entries in multiple categories. So as you can see, these rules are a lot more lax compared to the original thread, so I hope this'll open up the thread for more competition, and more fun Hope you all enjoy the show. (Here are the old rules if you're just interested) LEADERBOARD Stock 1. @Eidahlil with 2048.5 points using the 'Screamy 4' 2. @foamyesque with 1961 points using the 'Very Fast' 3. @Eidahlil with 1934.4 points using the 'Screamy 2' 4. @NotAnAimbot with 1845 points using the 'X-1 High Speed Testing Vehicle' 5. @TheEpicSquared with 1633.3 points using the 'MOAR POWAH!!!' Honorable mentions - @swjr-swis with 1618.7 points using the 'SpeedFighter6' - @TheEpicSquared with 1552.2 points using the 'Fasty McGoFast Mk.2' - @swjr-swis with with 1526.4 points using the 'SpeedFighter-05' - @tjsnh with 1462.5 points using the 'SpeedSingle' - @dragonaether with 1024 points using the 'Heat Dart' Modded 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Honorable mentions - - - - -
  25. 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.