Some parts are not being shielded from airstream by the fairings
After the last release (1.8.0) I noticed that some parts ("MK2 cockpit", and MK2 to 1.25 Adapter Long" among them) are not being shielded by the fairings, even they are fully enveloped by the fairings.
#2 Updated by Anth12 over 1 year ago
- Status changed from New to Confirmed
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Confirmed, but this isn't straight forward.
I can put 2 longer girder segments on top of each other and the top one will show drag and the one on the bottom wont.
I tested a few of the other fairings and they didnt have any problem at all.
I will look into this a big later, I want to see if the drag cubes are different from 1.7.3 and 1.8
Definitely doesnt happen in 1.7.3
#3 Updated by Anth12 over 1 year ago
- File 1.7.3 Fairing Bug.png 1.7.3 Fairing Bug.png added
- File 1.8.0 Fairing Bug.png 1.8.0 Fairing Bug.png added
- File Anth1256 1_7_3 Version.craft Anth1256 1_7_3 Version.craft added
Here is an additional 2 screen shots that might put light on this issue for comparison.
Plus a craft that is compatible with 1.7.3.
I wonder if this is related to the drag/heat issues?
#9 Updated by casualMLG over 1 year ago
I discovered that from certain height upwards the fairings don't shield anything. The height is different for different fairing models and seems to start from the distance where interstage nodes end for every fairing respectively. Here is my reddit post about it: https://www.reddit.com/r/KerbalSpaceProgram/comments/dkmpsm/fairings_are_bugged_from_certain_height_upwards/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
Edit: Seems to be fixed in 1.8.1
#10 Updated by vrampal over 1 year ago
Looks like the following issues are all related:
Fairing, heat-shield or any other part does not deflect the re-entry air flow.