Project Mir station complex

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specifically no Kirovets, there is a plan for a helicopter, but I can't even imagine how it will fly
 

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Helicopter are a pain. Ideally you tilt the hover engine to move it. But it is pain. I would said just you the hover to get you up and rcs to move you. I hope the spacelab will look as nice as the interior of the MIR
 

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Yes, the engine must be placed at top, where the rotor is, and the COG must be set accordingly.
That should give you very rought approximation of how it moves.
I wonder if you can do that in VB (vessel Builder) I guess in a DLL Not sure if there is a way to do that. Unless you add forces?
 

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in one simulator there is a simple but convenient helicopter flight system the meaning of which lies in the "automatic helicopter hover" key no matter how fast you flew and at what angle you press and the helicopter hangs at one point
 

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Of course, hover engine is a rough approximation of helicopter flight.
But in the context (recovery operations) something simple that works with the default autopilots (ex: keep altitude) is enough I think.

If you strip away nearly EVERYTHING, you need no physics at all. It does not even need to be a vessel anymore.
 
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