Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle for Orbiter 2016, VesselBuilder version

Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle for Orbiter 2016, VesselBuilder version 1


A WIP update of the old Spacecraft.dll based addon, now implemented in VesselBuilder (required).

Use Orbiter standard controls for RCS, Main, Retro and Hover engines.
[ALT]+ = Toggle All Beacons
[CTRL]+[L] = Toggle Next Light Emitter
[SHIFT] + G ; [CTRL]+[SHIFT] + G = Landing Gear Animation
[SHIFT] + K ; [CTRL]+[SHIFT] + K = Extends top docking port


This add-on recreates the Dragonfly (Libellule) shuttle from "Once Upon a Time… Space (Il était une fois… l'Espace)" in Orbiter.
Being a fantasy vessel, performance is unrealistic, especially regarding the RCS thruster placement and spacecraft mass vs. thrust. The overall performance tries to match what was shown in the series, especially the ability to fly within the atmosphere and at Earthlike gravity.
It’s meant to be fun, nothing more. To provide some challenge, you may be better off using the RCS only around lower-mass bodies and outside the atmosphere.
For size reference, I used images from the series. They are not completely consistent, so I derived scale from the lateral door visible in some episodes and from the large cockpit. This means that the spacecraft is about 110 meters in length.
I changed the underside to depict a heatshield. It would be nonsense not to have it, since the craft is meant for atmospheric reentry and fight, even in a fantasy context.
The cockpit is not detailed, though the default camera view is placed to give the overall impression, nicely integrated with Orbiter’s default MFD and HUD. The model is textured to take advantage of graphic clients, using normalmaps to add details to the spacecraft.
I hope you have fun flying it!

Model, textures and configuration by 4thRock
This is fan art. Series and character copyright belong to their respective creators/studios.
Supported Orbiter Version
  1. 2016
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