KLF-101 D VTOL
by LevAerospace
uploaded 2017-06-25
(updated 2017-06-25)
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SPH
stock spaceplane

Description

The KLF-101 is a purpose built test platform, made to carry experiments for any situation. Features an advanced emergency recovery system in case of unplanned launch failures.

The Orbital / High CRuising Altitude Parachute system does away with ejection seats and instead detaches the entire crew section, allowing Kerbal test pilots to abort in any environment.

The D model incorporates the changes from the C, modifies the aerodynamics, and takes the detachable aircraft to the next level - Vertical TakeOff and Landing! The VTOL system combines six Juno engines mounted in the fusalage with reaction wheels and RCS thrusters that balance the craft during landing and takeoff.

Due to the limited space available on the airframe, we didn’t have enough room to put the intakes. So, in a flash of brilliance, one of our intrepid engineers said ‘Hey, why not put an intake INSIDE an intake?!’ Someone else promptly slapped him, but then we decided to give it a shot anyway.

Amazingly, it works. The eggheads tell us that it has something to do with quantum vortex wind tunneling or some such nonsense. We’re calling it voodoo magic. Either way, it does the job.

Landing gear and parachutes are included for multiple landing options. The gear are not tied to the standard controls, as they don’t reach the ground when attached, so we rigged them up to Action Key 7 on your advanced flight interface.

Oh, and since it got heavier, we had to add two more RAPIER engines. We’re certain that the airframe can handle the extra stress, at least until it breaks.

Warning: The OHCRAP system is not designed for ground use and activation may result in death or severe injury. It’s slightly less dangerous now that it can fly by itself, but we’re not responsible for any deaths and/or maiming.

Info

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 171
  • Pure Stock
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