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[[File:Ravenspear Mk1 on runway.png|thumb|The Ravenspear Mk1 ready to start]]
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[[File:Ravenspear Mk1 on the runway.png|thumbnail|right|The Ravenspear Mk1 on the runway ([[1.0.5]])]]
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The '''Ravenspear Mk1''' is a [[stock craft|stock]] [[plane]] capable of supersonic (rumours of hypersonic, too (according to Jeb)) flight. It has two [[Panther|J-404]]s and one center mounted [[Wheesley|J-33]]. Despite having 3 air-breathing engines, it only has 2 [[Adjustable Ramp Intake|Adjustable Ramp Intakes]]. The [[ladder]] of the craft is usable only for leaving the craft, as the right canard blocks the climbing up on the ladder, and the embarkation.
  
The '''Ravenspear Mk1''' is a [[stock craft|stock]] [[plane]] capable of supersonic (rumours of hypersonic, too (according to Jeb)) flight. It has two [[TurboJet Engine]]s and one [[Basic Jet Engine]] mounted between the Turbojet engines. It only has 2 [[Circular Intake]]s. The [[ladder]] of the craft is not usable, as the right canard is placed directly below it.
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There are no action groups set up, but it is useful to have one to switch between the two engine types. This way it is possible to start with the subsonic Basic Jet Engine and later switch to the TurboJet Engines. All engines feed from their own tanks and there is no cross feeding. Despite its looks, the Ravenspear Mk1 is not capable of spaceflight.
  
There are no action groups set up, but it is useful to have one to switch between the two engine types. This way it is possible to start with the subsonic Basic Jet Engine and later switch to the TurboJet Engines. All engines feed from their own tanks and there is no cross feeding.
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== Craft Description ==
 
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{{Quote|The first model of the Ravenspear series of fast, high-altitude aircraft, the Mk1 is fitted with three engines: One central one that is most efficient at low altitudes, and two high-altitude ones that come into their own at  5km and higher.<br />Its canard design has been called "very flyable, actually" by a few famous test pilots, although they also warn of the tendency to strike the tail on takeoff if pulling up too eagerly. Although they remark "it's good that there are more engines, if you break that middle one".|Squad}}
Despite its looks, the Ravenspear Mk1 is not capable of spaceflight. However, the [[Aeris 4A]] is.
 
 
 
As of 0.25, the Ravenspear Mk1 has been modified to use the Spaceplane Plus parts added into KSP at that time.
 
  
 
== Possible improvements ==
 
== Possible improvements ==
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* Tweak the control surfaces so the elevons on the wings do roll only, the canards do pitch only and the tail planes do yaw only.
 
* Tweak the control surfaces so the elevons on the wings do roll only, the canards do pitch only and the tail planes do yaw only.
 
* change the MK1 cockpit and the adapter to an MK2 cockpit.
 
* change the MK1 cockpit and the adapter to an MK2 cockpit.
* Remove the [[ladder]].
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* Make the [[ladder]] useful.
* Make some [[Action group | Action Groups]]
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* Make some [[action group]]s suggesting one to toggle the [[Basic Jet Engine]] and another to toggle the [[TurboJet Engine]]s.
  
* Suggested [[Action group | Action Groups]]:
 
Custom01: Toggle [[Basic Jet Engine]]
 
 
 
Custom02: Toggle [[TurboJet Engine | Turbojet Engines ]]
 
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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File:Ravenspear Mk1 blocked ladder.png|The ladder is blocked by a canard
 
File:Ravenspear Mk1 blocked ladder.png|The ladder is blocked by a canard
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
  
 
{{Stock craft}}
 
{{Stock craft}}
 
[[Category:Stock craft]]
 
[[Category:Stock craft]]

Latest revision as of 13:57, 7 August 2016

The Ravenspear Mk1 on the runway (1.0.5)

The Ravenspear Mk1 is a stock plane capable of supersonic (rumours of hypersonic, too (according to Jeb)) flight. It has two J-404s and one center mounted J-33. Despite having 3 air-breathing engines, it only has 2 Adjustable Ramp Intakes. The ladder of the craft is usable only for leaving the craft, as the right canard blocks the climbing up on the ladder, and the embarkation.

There are no action groups set up, but it is useful to have one to switch between the two engine types. This way it is possible to start with the subsonic Basic Jet Engine and later switch to the TurboJet Engines. All engines feed from their own tanks and there is no cross feeding. Despite its looks, the Ravenspear Mk1 is not capable of spaceflight.

Craft Description

The first model of the Ravenspear series of fast, high-altitude aircraft, the Mk1 is fitted with three engines: One central one that is most efficient at low altitudes, and two high-altitude ones that come into their own at 5km and higher.
Its canard design has been called "very flyable, actually" by a few famous test pilots, although they also warn of the tendency to strike the tail on takeoff if pulling up too eagerly. Although they remark "it's good that there are more engines, if you break that middle one".

Squad

Possible improvements

The supplied plane works fine, but there are a few tweaks to make it even better:

  • Tweak the control surfaces so the elevons on the wings do roll only, the canards do pitch only and the tail planes do yaw only.
  • change the MK1 cockpit and the adapter to an MK2 cockpit.
  • Make the ladder useful.
  • Make some action groups suggesting one to toggle the Basic Jet Engine and another to toggle the TurboJet Engines.

Gallery