Saturn V - low orbit rendezvous

by   162k SpiritusRaptor  11 days ago
1,791 downloads

Saturn V - low earth orbit rendezvous. Launch and then rotate and capture the Lunar Lander!

- Best to manoeuvre POD above 200,000 feet, below this altitude air resistance makes is difficult (400k is a good altitude to try).
- WAIT for engines to stop before starting next stage.
- Don't 'fly' it, just try and keep her vertical using roll and pitch.

AG1 - DO NOT USE AG1 - experimental high altitude propulsion unit.

AG8 = on/off = platform motor. YAW = left / right.
TRIM up to deploy platform outriggers,
AG2 = first stage.
AG2 off, AG3 on = Second stage.
AG3 off, AG4 on = Third stage.
AG5 = Release POD(s) .

When in orbit:
RCNs up/down = left/right (sort of).
RCN YAW = forward.
VTOL up = close / capture.
AG6 = release descent pod.
AG7 = descent pod chutes.

Cam 1 = rendezvous POD.
Cam 2 = platform.
Cam 3, 4, 5 = three stages.

Sequence:
1. TRIM up.
2. Thrust full.
3. AG2 .
4. Wait until ~20k ft.
5. AG2 off.
6. AG3 on.
7. Wait until 50k ft.
8. AG3 off.
9. AG4 on.
10. Wait until 200k ft. plus.
11. Alternative - use AG1 (SOLID ROCKET FUEL) for additional altitude (experimental).
12. Stabilise and then AG5.
13. use Roll and Pitch to rotate POD.
14. use YAW for POD forward.
15. VTOL up one quarter.
16. CAPTURE other POD.
17. VTOL up full to capture POD.
18. AG6 for landing POD.
19. AG7 for landing POD chutes.

Enjoy SR

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On OSX
  • Wingspan 28.9ft (8.8m)
  • Length 25.4ft (7.7m)
  • Height 77.2ft (23.5m)
  • Empty Weight 35,024lbs (15,886kg)
  • Loaded Weight 44,502lbs (20,185kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 8.635
  • Wing Loading 8.9lbs/ft2 (43.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 4,982.3ft2 (462.9m2)
  • Drag Points 46635

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1043
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    180 JayJoeCc

    Very cool, i like it!

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    @SpiritusRaptor - You should share some photos

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    o_O holy cow!

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    Mobile@SpiritusRaptor

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    1043parts!!OMG...

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    @WalrusAircraft I was in Japan, and now is Malaysia on another oil and gas project... Been here for about 9 months... totally crazy but calming down now...

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    @SpiritusRaptor - Are you still working in southeast Asia? I can't recall if you were in oil and gas.

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    16.3k cobalT

    @Hayhayjam664 Well then you can't get it.

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    4,177 Hayhayjam664

    I am on ios@cobalT

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    @WalrusAircraft Haha, thank you... I'm on 2 weeks vacation - yay!!!

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    Just sitting here in my car just marveling at the machine you built. Looks like a fun build!

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    16.3k cobalT

    @Hayhayjam664 Nothing.Just copy the link,open the game,open the editor and press Ctrl + L

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    105 syler

    Make a iOS version

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    @zap210 Nice pic!!!

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    4,177 Hayhayjam664

    What do you paste it in to @cobalT

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    20.8k zap210

    Awesome work! Now Simpleplane has become Simplerocket...
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    16.3k cobalT

    @Swiftsure Oh,well then RIP

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    2,372 Swiftsure

    @cobalT
    iOS

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    16.3k cobalT

    @Hayhayjam664
    @Swiftsure
    If you can't download,copy the link,go into game and press Ctrl + L

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    24.6k bjac0

    i'm surprised how little upvotes this got, somthing isn't right.. also noice replica m8

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    @TwinStarIndustries Thanks, yours is pretty cool all the same!

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    very cool.. lol i posted mine .. then i see this lol

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    Damn it! I really want to download this but I can't!

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    Lol 19 steps.

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    4,177 Hayhayjam664

    Hmmm am I @SpiritusRaptor

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