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A stock spaceplane yet unnamed. Its wings are oversized for Kerbin but make flying on Duna relatively easy. Vernor engines allow it to translate, necessary for docking with its inline port, and also provide extra torque, which is most helpful for maneuvering in Duna’s atmosphere. The rearward facing vernor engines are hidden in its rear cargo bay; it must be opened (action key 5) to use them.
Its dry and wet CoM are balanced on its CoL, making it quite maneuverable, and letting it airbrake extremely effectively, but it’s still stable enough to fly without SAS.
Due to the draggy wings, it needs to climb to 5-7km and perhaps do a slight dive before it can push past 340m/s and unlock the RAPIER’s full potential. From there, build speed, not crossing 20km before hitting 1600m/s and lighting the nukes. If you plan on using its RCS at all, save some oxidizer from the rocket mode burn. A decent ascent gets to LKO with 5.7k dv.
Built with 165 of some pretty okay parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1.
- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 165
- Pure Stock