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Is there a mod that will allow me to compare the drag of different designs for stock aerodynamics?

For example if I'm traveling prograde on Kerbin, at an altitude of 15,000m and a speed of 1000m/s how much additinal drag will adding a solar panel cause.

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Mechjeb can show you drag, 

But your best bet is to look in the part config for the off angle drag value.

Are you building SSTO's? if so put foldable arrays in a cargo hold, or one of the nice Mk2 expansion service modules.  There are also special solar arrays around that have shrouds that hide the drag while stowed. If you are doing 1km/s at 15km on kerbin, you don't need solar panels just then the alternator should be generating enough ec for you. 

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7 minutes ago, genericeventhandler said:

Mechjeb can show you drag, 

But your best bet is to look in the part config for the off angle drag value.

Are you building SSTO's? if so put foldable arrays in a cargo hold, or one of the nice Mk2 expansion service modules.  There are also special solar arrays around that have shrouds that hide the drag while stowed. If you are doing 1km/s at 15km on kerbin, you don't need solar panels just then the alternator should be generating enough ec for you. 

 

I'm actually building a fusion powered Jool SSTO and currently I want to know if i should put my plasma engine inside the mk3 cargo ramp while it's in the atmosphere, I just picked a more conventional example. Every time I make a change it's a bit of a pain to test it, even using hyperedit.

 

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