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ModuleManager patch for the fuel hungry rotor engines [OLD THREAD]


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I am very new to modding, this is my first ever KSP "mod" of sorts. All it is supposed to do is change four lines of code, but I went further and made the LF/Air-powered robotic rotors available earlier in the stock tech tree. I even have an MIT license bundled with it, even though it's copied from another tiny modlet.

Basically, I made a biplane using the small Breaking Ground turboshaft, and it ran out of gas before it could fly a km away from the space center, and then I realized that it used fuel 6.25 times AFP (At Full Power) faster than the small jet engine AFP, implying turbojets are better than turboprops at low speed, which is just wrong from an engineering standpoint. Turboprops typically average about half of the specific fuel consumption as turbojets, according to a chart from MIT (and my Aerospace Engineering degree). It's not because of how fast it spins or anything either because this engine is kinda meh even for turboprop standards AFP (though for early career purposes is still quite useful).

 

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[source: https://web.mit.edu/16.unified/www/FALL/thermodynamics/notes/fig3BPRTrends_web.jpg]

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[source: https://medium.com/war-is-boring/stop-disrespecting-the-turboprop-c00acd3fff3a]

So then I set out on my quest to make my very first MM patch.

https://spacedock.info/mod/2725/Breaking Ground Propeller Rebalance

source: https://github.com/Autolyzed-Yeast-Extract/KSPStockPropRebal

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