Saturn V - low orbit rendezvous

by   193k SpiritusRaptor  8 months ago
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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 3 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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    9,218 Kentheman

    mobile:https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/dc7WXD/Saturn-V-orbit-rendezvou-MB

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    @SpiritusRaptor can you make it mobile spiritus raptor

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    @Baconartor9000 maybe.

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    @SpiritusRaptor and I wanna be platinum like you but I'm only bronze ;(

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    @SpiritusRaptor I know your my favorite player

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    Back now!
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    12.7k Fjorge

    @Baconartor9000 Ok

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    @Fjorge
    He currently has the most points at of all the players so why did he quit he was so talented at building planes or anything my oh my! My goal is to get more points then spiritus raptor. Thank you for telling me

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    12.7k Fjorge

    @Baconartor9000 IDK all I know is that his last comment was 1 month ago and his last post was 2 months ago

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    @Fjorge why what happened

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    12.7k Fjorge

    @Baconartor9000 SpiritusRaptor is no longer active.

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    @SpiritusRaptor
    Dear spiritusRaptor please make a mobile version thank you bye

    3 months ago
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    @CaesiciusPlanes Thanks

    6 months ago
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    Can handle 1.5k part Beast so this beatiful rocket can be handle with my mobile. Well, so beautiful' late xD'

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    Thanks @TMach5

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    13.6k TMach5

    Truly magnificent. Well done!

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    840 JayJoeCc

    Very cool, i like it!

    8 months ago
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    @SpiritusRaptor - You should share some photos

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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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    13.0k 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!

    8 months ago
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