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G.A.S.--Goliath Altitude and Speed Challenge

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I have tried a few times to beat the new speed record. I couldn't actually screenshot a speed over 729.0 so far.

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OFFICIAL ENTRY: Top speed of 731.3 m/s.

Reclaiming the top speed record with a new vehicle, the Triplebeak:

Off the end of the runway at 300 m/s.
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Spoiler

Supersonic climb. Main intake is now closed. Precooler only.
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Near peak altitude:
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731.3 m/s. Top speed.
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Hard turn out of the dive.
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Coming in for a splash-down. This will not be an easy landing. It needs to hit at precisely the right descent rate, AOA and speed.
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The vehicle nearly flips over forward. If it flips, it may break the intake and invalidate the run.
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Finally slowed to a halt.
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I also managed this, but I messed up the landing later on so I don't think it counts. But the point is, it's still a good few m/s away from its limits.
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Hmm... wait.... engines don't need to be on a thing to propel the thing.....

80 engines with 20 MN of static thrust....
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Pilot reached 4176 m/s. Does it count? I have no idea. But it's cool either way.
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When you disable drag and max temperature.... Moho near-intercept trajectory!
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You know, I could go bigger than that. How many goliaths would it take to crash my game if I cheat engine to 1% speed or something? I might even be able to put some very tough kerbal box into space.

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Okay. The competition has been fiercer than expected. I'm on about design number 5 and who knows how many variations.  I have not beat the best of you, but I did manage to land on the ground. I hit 716.9 for a fraction of a second. On level it will do about 705ish.

 

My altitude attempt got me to 28,000 but I crashed that landing.  A previous plane nearly made it to the Dessert Airfield but exploded, so I will have to give that another go.

 

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