Ladybug
by Hotel26
uploaded 2018-08-12
(updated 2019-07-25)
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VAB
stock ship
#lunar #explorer #hover #flitter

Description

5:VERT 6:HORZ 7:pulse 0:gimbal

A stock flitter called Ladybug. Built with 172 of the finest parts, its root part is dockingPortLarge.

A 2.5m gauge flitter easily-included in a lunar exploration mission. Leave the engines off but adjust the throttle as you need. Stab Brakes for a burst of power! Control from the jump seat for HORZ flight or from a VERT reference when taking off and landing.

It’s so low profile on the ground, to refuel it you need to land on it with something like the Hawk carrying a Klaw attachment; or land it within 30m of a Telemagic[mod] control tower.

It doesn’t look like much but it is tremendous fun and has a pack of d/v for medium distance exploration or even going to orbit! [Inspired by Brikoleur’s ‘Flea’.]

UPDATE: with pleasure, I now ‘plug’ Atkara’s entry into this market space with 3 in a series. of which his Mini Lander Mk1 is very closely relevant to my own Ladybug. Please check it out!

UPDATE: this package now includes 6 Ladybugs mounted atop a Zephyr booster with a Sparrow tug included. Can go at least as far as the Mun without a fuel stop. A base docking ring has been added to each Ladybug, solving the conundrum of refueling the Ladybug. Answer: dock it atop a Goblin munar mining rig.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.6.1.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 172
  • Pure Stock
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