Arbalest Reloaded
by Exothermos
uploaded 2017-05-17
stock spaceplane


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 145
  • Pure Stock


The workhorse of my fleet.

Nice thrust-to-weight, docile handling, and forgiving margins make this my go-to when lifting space station parts and fuel to Kerbin orbit.

Craft by Exothermos
Built in version 1.2

Max Tested Payload 72 tons.

Action Groups:

2) Rapier Engines
3) Toggle Mode on Rapiers & Toggle Intakes
5) Airbrakes (reentry)
9) Toggle Bay doors & Lights
0) Toggle Solar Panels

Flight profile (max load):
Full throttle takeoff, begin backpressure at 70kph, rotation at 120 kph. Level out after take off and begin to accumulate speed near sealevel until 700+ kph is reached. Gently pull up until prograde indicator reads 10 degree climb. Switch to closed cycle mode when acceleration stops (usually 1450+ kph at 22km). Climb under power until desired apoapsis is predicted. Circularize at apoapsis. Reentry at 45 degrees indicated (extend airbrakes on very steep decents). If very light on fuel, pump remainder to wing or nose tanks. Nose- down to normal flight below 1400 kph / 30km.

A stock aircraft called Arbalest Reloaded. Built with 145 of the finest parts, its root part is adapterMk3-Size2.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.1.

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