Project Reach SSTO
by JVST1C3
uploaded 2014-11-14
stock spaceplane
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  • Type: SPH
  • Style: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 61
  • Stock:
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A stock aircraft called Project Reach SSTO. Built with 61 of the finest parts, its root part is mk2Cockpit.Standard.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 0.25.0.

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Flight profile - engage breaks and fire up turbojet. When the engine glows release brakes. Pull back down the runway with small adjustments to keep it straight. Go to 45 degrees immediately after takeoff. At 12-13,000m change to 20 degrees….turbojets will spool up (ride the middle atmosphere as much as possible). At 29-30,000m set to about 15 degrees. At 34,000m set to 10 degrees. At 36,000 you’ll run out of air and flameout so activate 48-7S and go back to 45 degrees to set your Ap. It should be noted that making adjustments (when the turbojets kick in and you really start accelerating) will cause it to want to nose down a bit. If this happens, holding back to keep the nose up works well…but I would use caps lock. Also, always chase your heading. Do not go directly at it or below it. It is definitely possible to reach 2200m/s at 36,000 meters with the turbojet with a little practice. This SP lands well too. You can shift any leftover fuel to the front or to the back on re-entry if you like. Has 1 docking port jr. on the ventral side.

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