Planes before Manley…

 

The Kerbal engineers got to work and created a plane, they took their inspiration from a paper dart they created the week before. Amazingly the plane flew.

FirstPlane

 

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We had a contract to test the Weasley engine at certain height and speed. We reached 10k fairly easily but the speed was simply unobtainable even when diving straight down. We tried a few variants of this model in an effort to get the speed:

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But it didn’t matter what we tried it just didn’t work. Then Werner had a brainwave. The contract didn’t say it had to be tested on a plane. We could test the engine on a rocket!

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Job done! we got the cash and Werner realised that the windgs we made for the plane could be modified on a rocket allowing us to use the more powerful (and lighter) reliant engine and still steer. A stroke of genius…

 

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