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left-click = rotate, middle-button/CTLR-left-click = pan, scroll/right-click/ALT-left-click = zoom

Downloads: 587
Uploaded by: James Haley
File size: 392 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
Copyright holder: James Haley
Copyright year: 2018
License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA)

File ID# 355
Manufacturer Microcraft
Model X-43A
Units Meters
Description I created this for research purposes in sizing studies of hypersonic vehicles. The model was built up from public domain measurements and 3-view pictures so accuracy is only as good as public domain information. various parametric links exist to manipulate the vehicle geometry under the User parms window under the model tab.
Source Quality

4 - The source material used to create this model was Inaccurate. This means some photos and drawings with very few dimensions were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 1 - Conceptual sizing studies (volume, planform/frontal area, wetted area)
  • 3 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 3 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 3 - Build a display model
  • 4 - Weight and balance
  • 4 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
  • 5 - Structures
Tags experimental , airplane , single-engine , hypersonic , lifting body , propulsion , scramjet

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