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Harvester Commander Ship

1,553 KingOfZeta  3.8 years ago
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This is an example of a Harvester Ship

Sorry this ship is hard to control but controls are just the same as a normal plane but no landing gears!

Faction: Harvesters

Role: Attack/Fighter

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.538
  • Wing Loading 56.1lbs/ft2 (273.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 111.7ft2 (10.4m2)
  • Drag Points 5090

Parts

  • Number of Parts 78
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 195
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    1,553 KingOfZeta

    @SledDriver thanks for the advice!

    3.8 years ago
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    196k SledDriver

    It's hard to control because its pitch authority is too low. Your elevators are too close to the center of lift, because this is such a small aircraft. You can solve this in one or more of several ways:

    • make the aircraft bigger, so you can have more distance between the center of lift and the elevator control surface (longer lever arm = more torque).
    • use additional, inverted pitch control surfaces near the rear of the aircraft, so that you're applying torque at both ends.
    • decrease the wing loading by making the wings bigger, then scaling them down.
    +2 3.8 years ago