SSgt Baloo

Ryan XV-5A Vertifan not-quite-a-challenge

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I loved all the weird experimental aircraft produced between the end of WWII and the '70s. The Ryan XV-5A Vertifan  was just one of these, but I have no idea how to begin building one in KSP. I've made a few false starts, but need help from people more experienced in building VTOL aircraft (I fear I have little talent for that task). The challenge is to build a flyable approximation, and/or then tell me how to do likewise. I'll be taking notes.

Relevant video (and thanks in advance): 


 

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Well some time ago someone made a nice replica, though it didn't really I think it used the whole fan mechanism. The issue is I don't think you can really do the kind of fancy duct work and fan mechanisms and make it small enough to be practical. Also the aerodynamics isn't as advanced as you'd need it to be for this to really work.

Could be an interesting challenge though....

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