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Aerodynamic Nose Cone

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Aerodynamic Nose Cone
Part image
Nose cone by
Goliath National Products
Cost (total) 240.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.03 t
Drag 0.1
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Stability.png Stability
Unlock cost 2000 Fund
Since version 0.16
Part configuration aerodynamicNoseCone

The Aerodynamic Nose Cone is a cap that fits to the front of an aircraft or rocket.

Usage

This nosecone has a lower drag coefficient than most parts, potentially making rockets more stable. With KSP's new drag model, nosecones improve the drag of a rocket stack. For example, launching a lone RT-10 rocket booster with and without a nose cone results in a respective max altitude of 10500 m and 8100 m, demonstrating a significant improvement with the nose cone.

Product description

Aerodynamic, lightweight and mostly non-explosive. As a reminder to all personnel operating nearby, this part is really sharp and it'd probably hurt if you fell on it.

Changes

0.22
  • Improves stability of craft while in atmosphere
0.18.2
  • Mass reduced (0.3 -> 0.03), description expanded
0.18
  • Gained physical significance
0.16
  • Initial Release