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[1.9.X] CRE - Stockalike British Rocketry [2.0][26/04/2020]

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Donking Port

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Donking port is here

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still toying with design

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If you're... confused. Understandable. This craft is based on the Blue Steel, which was a nuclear hypersonic missile. A not amazing weapon that became obsolete quickly. There was some proposal to turn this into a manned rocket plane, a.k.a. British X-15. This takes it one step further and makes an orbital plane.

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OOO, will the X-15 (X-1?) from Taerobee get some attention, too? :)

Would it even fit? I'll have to see...

 

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10 hours ago, Beale said:

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That for sure a great concept, a really interesting spacecraft to add in KSP, this wake up on me some good vintage retro-sci-fi vibes.

Many thanks for those parts. That already fun to play with it

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Play of the day (some Knes part added)

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Many quicksave later....

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On 3/14/2020 at 10:42 AM, Well said:

Play of the day (some Knes part added)

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we're about to get more funky:

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That’s wonderful.

“They come in hundreds of designer colours, including Forest, Desert, Table, uh... Evening at the Improv? What idiot pick-“

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1 hour ago, RyanRising said:

That’s wonderful.

“They come in hundreds of designer colours, including Forest, Desert, Table, uh... Evening at the Improv? What idiot pick-“

GitHub

https://github.com/Tantares/CRE

The Blue Steel is getting there. Still a great many little tweaks to make to aero, mass, etc.

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@Beale That blue and gold scheme gives off some major "Vault Tech" vibes, or maybe Sweden... I guess... if you're into that sort of thing. ;) 

Is the Blue Steel intended for use with the Gamma 2, or is Stentor planned? It would probably have to be either a dual mode setup or multiple parts in order to work correctly, so I can understand if it's not in the works.

It's looking great regardless!

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17 hours ago, Mudwig said:

@Beale That blue and gold scheme gives off some major "Vault Tech" vibes, or maybe Sweden... I guess... if you're into that sort of thing. ;) 

Is the Blue Steel intended for use with the Gamma 2, or is Stentor planned? It would probably have to be either a dual mode setup or multiple parts in order to work correctly, so I can understand if it's not in the works.

It's looking great regardless!

For sure, Stentor will be made.

 

 

GitHub

Black Blue Steel + balances.

https://github.com/Tantares/CRE

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I’m loving the wings, will be using them on other stuff too for sure! I just noticed the medium and large winglets are set to have 100% control surface area, was that needed to be able to fly them properly? 

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10 hours ago, Rodger said:

I’m loving the wings, will be using them on other stuff too for sure! I just noticed the medium and large winglets are set to have 100% control surface area, was that needed to be able to fly them properly? 

Seems to be an oversight, but that might be the case actually.

The forward fins have been set now to 100%, as the whole wings turn, and the 2nd and 3rd wings set to 25%. I will begin flight tests now.

Dear thanks also to @Well who has saved my bacon with many flight tests of this.

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GitHub

New flight balancing, looks good! Generally no problem gliding down until stalling at around 40m/s or so.
Next step is the landing, in order of what I would prefer (but might not be possible):

  • Wheels :wacko:
  • Skids
  • Skids + Parachute
  • Parachute + studs

https://github.com/Tantares/CRE

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58 minutes ago, MajorLeaugeRocketScience said:

Think those will be in-game soon? Blue Streak looks great!

Relatively soon.

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How can you launch without wheels? (And other dev pics).
(I am working on my own wheels, don't worry).

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