KLS Obsidian MK2/1
by DyingCrow
uploaded 2017-08-05
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SPH
mod spaceplane
#SSTO #Spaceplane #Transport #Refuel #Ore

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 119
  • Mods: 4

A mod aircraft called KLS Obsidian MK2/1. Built with 119 of the finest parts, its root part is Size3MediumTank.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

The Obsidian is a redesign of the older Hooker Ore Transporter, after some weaknesses were identified, making the old ore transporter essentially obsolete. To mention a few changes, some unnecessary parts were removed, wings were redesigned, landing gear re-positioned, cargo bays were moved to the center to improve balance, and the cockpit was moved forward to improve visibility.
It’s mission scope has also been expanded and its capabilities improved, with a pair of landing legs and an Aerospike added to help with low gravity landings. Not only it maintains it’s initial role of transporting ore to Kerbin’s orbit to be processed, it is now fully capable of fetching ore from the surface of the Mun or Minmus, depending on the contract, and deliver it back to the KSC runway. With the proper logistic setup, it can do the same on Duna (and maybe Eve, untested), but will require additional parachutes.

The test run has been recorded for analysis, as a showcase of it’s capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.

Mods

  • Kerbal Attachment System
  • Mk2 Stockalike Expansion
  • Mk3 Stockalike Expansion
  • Squad (stock)
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