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Yes. Yes there is an ekranoplan Rocksim model

3 Dec 2015, 04:45 UTC
Yes. Yes there is an ekranoplan Rocksim model
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Well, my inability to get Rocksim to cooperate ate at me until I decided to give it another try. The trick is that I couldn't copy pod-on-pod structures or their constituent parts. For instance, there is a pod on the main body to mount the forward motor mount. There's a fin on that, then more pods and then the motor tubes. Since you can only add pods to single fins, I had to build one side and then the other. It would have been nice to use the copy feature but, once I realized my problem, it wasn't too bad. I ended up rebuilding things from scratch and it seemed to work. The model isn't pristine but the major parts are pretty close. I added a mass element to fudge the actual mass and slid it around until the CG also matches reality.Here is a side view. Check out where the CP is! If I believe that, the CP-CG shouldn't be an issue. But, should I believe it?The next image is a rear view with a stability graph overlay. It's not as clear as on my screen but it appears to be stable in both axes. But, is it?I still ...

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