Advanced Canard

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Advanced Canard
Part image
Control surface by
C7 Aerospace Division
Cost (total) 800.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.08 t
Drag 0.02
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Hypersonic flight.png Hypersonic Flight
Unlock cost 9 200 Funds
Since version 0.15
Part configuration airplaneFins
Lift generated 0.4
Drag coefficient 0.5
Deflection range 15°
Surface area 1


The Advanced Canard is a control surface — a part that generates lift and deflects to alter a craft's center of lift to aid control of aerodynamic flight within an atmosphere. It also functions as a small wing in that it generates significantly more lift than an elevon.

In contrast to the AV-R8 Winglet which was designed when KSP only had rockets, the Advanced Canard was intended for use on an aircraft. That intention has not stopped space programs all across Kerbin from using the (slightly) lighter control surface as a rocket stability fin.

The Advanced Canard offers different dimensions from the Standard Canard, most notably a shorter attachment base. They otherwise have identical stats.

Usage

They need to be mounted curving forward otherwise their function is greatly reduced.

Product description

Our engineers thought this design looked "high tech" and therefore must be clear improvement on earlier models.

Changes

1.0
  • New model and texture
  • Rebalanced for the new aerodynamics
0.15
  • Initial Release