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MK2 Cargo bay less draggy when open?

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So I've been testing out a new supersonic bomber. If I cruise at about 19,000 metres, I can reach about 785m/s, however I've discovered upon opening the two MK2 cargo bays, I begin to accelerate. This aircraft is fully stock, no modifications to any parts. I have Kramax Autopilot holding the pitch and heading, so the aircraft isn't pitching down when I open the doors. Anyone else found the MK2 cargo bays to be less draggy when open?

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Can confirm. 

I put together a small mk2 plane with a short cargo bay. Upon fully opening the bay, my plane began to accelerate. Close the bay, it begins to decelerate. 

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Wow... good finds :)

I would suggest filing a bug on the Squad bug-tracker, to make sure the devs see this issue.

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Sounds like they got the drag on/off indicator reversed for the bay itself.

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31 minutes ago, MechBFP said:

Sounds like they got the drag on/off indicator reversed for the bay itself.

Probably. My craft is 50 tonnes and quite drag friendly. Using the wind tunnel mod, the MK2 bays are solid red for drag. It takes me 6 panthers to push the craft to 785m/s.

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Just checked it with the aero stats on and I can confirm this. 

Constant throttle and level flight...

Drag at 321m/s at 3160m with CB closed was 10.81

Drag at 321m/s at 3160m with CB in middle of opening process was 12.10

Drag at 322.5m/s at 3160m with CB open was 10.70

I'd expect much more drag with the cargo bay open, not a little less. You used to be able to use this CB as an air brake. 

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6 hours ago, Foxster said:

Just checked it with the aero stats on and I can confirm this. 

Constant throttle and level flight...

Drag at 321m/s at 3160m with CB closed was 10.81

Drag at 321m/s at 3160m with CB in middle of opening process was 12.10

Drag at 322.5m/s at 3160m with CB open was 10.70

I'd expect much more drag with the cargo bay open, not a little less. You used to be able to use this CB as an air brake. 

I would expect the drag when closed to be lower than what it currently is, either open or closed... MK2 parts are far too draggy.

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We know. :D

 

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