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

Downloads: 275
Uploaded by: James Haley
File size: 308 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
Copyright holder: James Haley
Copyright year: 2018
License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA)

File ID# 381
Manufacuter Reaction Engines
Model Skylon Configuration D1
Units Meters
Description Created this to assist some grad students with a conceptual study on the Skylon launch vehicle at UTA. Model dimensions based on 3 views from the 2014 Skylon user's manual. Has a rough estimate of main propellant tanks but requires more work before analysis on weight and balance. Modeled the flaps and vertical to be rotated. Some rotation issues with the flaps, but decent for small angle deflections. Canard is single section and could be rotated for control analysis however check rotation centers. Assumed biconvex airfoil on all surfaces with default 10% thickness (it lined up well on the drawings). No fuselage/wing fairing modeled, check front view from users manual for verification.
Source Quality

3 - The source material used to create this model was Good. This means good 3-view drawings were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 2 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 2 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 2 - Build a display model
  • 3 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
  • 4 - Weight and balance
  • 5 - Structures
Tags airplane , twin-engine , launch vehicle , propulsion , jet engine , rocket engine

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