MK1 Griffon Deep Space Crew Shuttle
by AeroGav
uploaded 2017-09-30
(updated 2018-04-06)
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#ssto #crew #interplanetary

Mk1 crew ssto with 11 seats and a long reach, with 3k delta V left in orbit. Has a docking port, radiator, solar panel and dual reaction wheels, but a comms antenna and rcs are not currently mounted.
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Action Group 1 - Set nose up trim
Action Group 2 - Set neutral trim
Action Group 3 - Set nose down trim
Action Group 4 - Toggle nukes
Action Group 6 - Toggle Rapier and Afterburners (economy cruise mode)
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Instructions (keyboard control with action groups method)
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Set prograde hold as soon as airplane is rolling. Manual input can be restricted to heading corrections only. Allow plane to climb after takeoff - best fuel economy is to stay subsonic below 6km - but use action groups 1-3 to influence climb angle. If speed starts to decay, nudge the nose down a little.
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At around 7 or 8km airplane will start to level off , even with nose up trim. At 250 m/s go to neutral or nose down trim and you can (optionally) toggle on nukes with AG 4. At 440 m/s cancel nukes and resume climbing, but don’t let it climb too steep - start pushing the nose down again with AG3 if pitch angle exceeds 10/15 degrees.

Level off at 19-22km for the speedrun. Once over 1400m/s, toggle the nukes on again, stay prograde. When the jets flame out, set action group 1 (nose up) for a gentle climb out of the atmosphere.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 57
  • Pure Stock

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