AMADEUS
by Tyr_Anasazi
uploaded 2017-04-26
39 downloads /
5
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SPH
stock spaceplane

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 105
  • Pure Stock

Description

100% Stock heavy lifter SSTO spaceplane. 105 parts. Root part is mk2DroneCore. Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

This craft will easily lift a full Kerbodyne S3 14400 tank into orbit with plenty of DV to spare.

Action Groups
1 - Toggle Rapier engines air breathing/closed cycle
2 - toggle SP25 rocket engine
0 - Decouple Hydraulic Attachment

Mods used to make video: https://vimeo.com/214775053

  • Camera Tools
  • Astronomer’s Visual Pack
  • Mechjeb 2
  • Kerbal Engineer Redux
  • Reentry Particle Effect
  • Chatterer

Flight Profile:

  • Initial ascent at 10 degrees
  • Upon reaching Mach 4+, pitch up to 15-20 degrees and hit AG 2 to activate PS25 rocket. Rapiers will toggle to closed cycle automatically at 29km.
  • When coasting, hit AG 1 to toggle rapiers back to air-breathing mode (thereby deactivating them)
  • Circularise and conduct orbital manoeuvre using SP25 only
  • Hit AG 0 to decouple the hydraulic attachment and release the cargo
  • Perform reentry at 30 degrees pitch

Notes

  • Mechjeb is highly recommended for a smooth ascent, descent and landing (See video: https://vimeo.com/214775053
  • Long range antenna required for interplanetary trips
  • Electricity is provided by a fuel cell which is activated on staging
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