i like turtles

[1.2] SR-71 Blackbird V2

Recommended Posts

I wasn't happy with the first one, as it did not look too much like the blackbird. So I went back and redid it. Enjoy!

Pics: http://imgur.com/gallery/kPFQE

Download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ly46lhrkp7ce1g/SR-71 Blackbird.craft?dl=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(P.S. I know some of my craft are pretty bad. I basically lost almost all of my replica making skills from a year ago and I still wonder how I made some craft look so good. I'm not happy with the F-35 and F-16 I've made so I probably will re-do them and hopefully make better replicas in the future :). Also, this craft is almost impossible to fly. Keeps sideslipping. Might be due to the tail fins being tiny compared to the craft itself.)

Edited by i like turtles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good! It kind of reminds me of my first craft ever in KSP, back in the old days (pre-Porkjet MK2) when i made DOZENS of these things, all mediocre at best. But you've nailed the design, and with a few tweaks and maybe a custom cockpit and it'd be spot-on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Certainly looks like a Blackbird to me!

For longitudinal stability, you could try hiding some reaction wheels inside the fuselage to provide more torque than the tailfins produce.  Make sure your engines provide enough electricity to power those wheels.  To counter sideslip you might hide some Vernor thrusters in the wing roots along the engine nacelles and/or the chines on the nose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@TorquimedesI already spammed a excrements ton of SAS wheels behind the air intakes(you can kinda see them) and there are generators powering the SAS wheels(hidden, of course) . I'll try the vernor thrusters on my next plane that has small tail fins. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@i like turtles I know how you feel! My Harrier was constantly side-slipping and I messed with Weight distribution and everything. I got so fed up with it that I clipped something like 12 ASAS (do people still call it that? I'm so v0.18) into the fuselage and that seemed to fix the problem! Vernors are amazing though, and I pretty much use them on every VTOL or stubborn craft. They work wonders!

Lovely SR-71 though, so much better than my crappy old one that could barely lift its nose above the horizon!

Edited by AccidentsHappen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@AccidentsHappen I spam the really short flap(idek what they're called, can't be bothered to find out) into the fuselage. It helps with the craft turning faster, taking off faster etc. and you can use it to move your CoL to where ever you want without removing fuel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.