AeroGav Posted July 9, 2018 Share Posted July 9, 2018 So, I got thinking about making something that could do the job of Matt Lowne's old ship, Argus, in 2018. Requirement is 4 seats, 4k delta V in orbit, and at least a CRG-25 bay. The adapters either end of the cargo bay add waay more LFO tankage than i'd want (looks to be enough to add about 3-4 mach numbers to something this size), so i'll scale up to a CRG-50 right away and see where that gets us. The delta wing makes it look like it's doing 0.5C while parked, unfortunately the CoL is WAAY too far back. Yes, I accidentally clicked away, and lost, the front section, but it didn't move it forward much and unless i give it canards like Dumbo's ears we'll still be too far back. I really want the CoM to be in the middle of the cargo bay so it handles the same laden or not - and fuel needs to be distributed either side of our CoM too. I tend to build lower powered designs that compensate with low drag. But it will only have low drag if prograde hold keeps us within a degree or so of prograde throughout the the mission. One other problem with this sleek wing - I need to find a place to put on 2 RAPIERs and 4 NERVs. Once I add incidence to the wing, there won't be any place i can attach these to the body and not have the efflux impinge on a wing surface - unless i put all the engines at the back - which will put our dry CoM way behind the cargo bay. Anyway, I digress. Subject for tonight, Rhinoplasty. This reminds me of Sesame Street character, can't remember the name. Quack ! Ramp intakes, sloping inward. Hungry for Krill.... Ramp intakes sloping out. Pointy. Looks like i used some old parts off a Colonial Viper. Edit - craft name will change, don't worry. The pre-alpha had the cabins between the panther engines and rear tri couplers, it looked a bit medicinal, you could say. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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