Standard Canard

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Standard Canard
Part image
Control surface by
C7 Aerospace Division
Cost (total) 720.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.02
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Advanced aerodynamics.png Advanced Aerodynamics
Unlock cost 11 400 Funds
Since version 0.15
Part configuration airplaneFins
Lift generated 0.52
Drag coefficient 0.5
Deflection range 15°
Surface area 1

The Standard 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 Standard 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.

Product description

Our engineers had a stroke of inspiration after "visiting" the Kerlington Production Facilities. Introducing our new controllable canards. Warning, hard maneuvering may cause unintended stage separation.

Changes

0.15
  • Initial Release