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The Mento 2, the proud successor of the first one that crashed 17 km from the landing pad. One terrible craft to get off of the runway due to some control issues, but then it flies beautifully. CoM/CoL should be good regardless of fuel status, but just to be safe, try pumping fuel to the front on landing. Smooth cruise up to 10km, then powerdive through mach 1 to about 450m/s, then 10 degrees from horizon until engines start giving out. Switch modes on RAPIERS, toggle NERVs, move to 45 degrees from horizon, and pray. This foolproof (read: moderately successful) method should get about 3.5-3.8 km/s of dV with no cargo in bay. Might need more oxidizer for payloads, untested for more than a few tons.
- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 161
- Pure Stock
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