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8bitsblu

[1.0.2] Instell Inc. Experimental Engines

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Hello everyone. This is my first mod. I noticed that scramjet engines don't get much love here, so I decided to make one. The engines have higher efficiency and thrust the higher and faster you go, but needs to be going at around 700-900 m/s at around 10Km to produce much thrust. They're lighter than a turbojet engine, but cost more. There's one that stacks like a normal engine, and another that is attached radially.

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To-do list:

  • Balancing
  • Better textures?
  • hotrockets config
  • Emissives

Changelog:

0.02

Redid atmosphere and velocity curves.

0.03

Updated for 1.0.2 and added XE-202 radial scramjet

Download:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6c5Wgsrm-zTOU9sT3ZJTVVwV0U

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Watching this with great interest. Here this may help with your velo and atmo curves. This will be great for SSTOs on resized kerbin

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Watching this with great interest. Here this may help with your velo and atmo curves. This will be great for SSTOs on resized kerbin

Thanks. Atmo and velocity curves have been redone.

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So does this have its own dedicated intake type?

Nope. I honestly find it annoying when people do that, so I decided to go without that.

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You might argue that the intake has to be an actual part of the engine itself, given what it does. The length, shape and configuration are part of the 'magic' of it. If any of them diverge even a little from a particular recipe, you've got a non-functional engine.

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You do realize that the intake is integral to the nature of the SCRAMjet, right?
You might argue that the intake has to be an actual part of the engine itself, given what it does. The length, shape and configuration are part of the 'magic' of it. If any of them diverge even a little from a particular recipe, you've got a non-functional engine.

I do understand that scramjets are very linear in design but in this case I decided to sacrifice realism for fun. I plan on making a smaller, radial version of this engine that will be designed that way. I might add its own intake in the future, but for now I mostly want to get the engine working.

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can you also add radial heat shields? like the space shuttle ones, because the 1.0.2 heat mealts the crafts

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