Sleg XC-21 Surt
by XB-70A
uploaded 2016-10-17
(updated 2016-12-06)
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#SSTO #TSTO #stock

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 54
  • Pure Stock

Description

Originally conceived as could I place a MiG-21-like spacecraft with two passengers in orbit?. The result finally is much more closer to the Sukhoi Su-9…

This little puppy can be used as an SSTO to reach a 150x150 km orbit, or a TSTO with her two droppable fuel tanks. All pictures are coming from the first flight I made with, and which was (more than surprisingly) successful. Climb, docking at 200 km and descent went perfectly well.

Now the bad part (there is always one). Surt got terrible controls at low speed and glide as well as a rock. Keep some fuel for your approach and everything will go alright. But if you neglet this point be ready to be like a Harrier pilot getting an engine shut-down in vertical mode…

Otherwise the cost of this flight only was 4922 funds. Pretty cool to send some tourist to lower orbit or transfering crew without worrying about your fuel stock.

A stock spaceplane called Sleg XC-21 Surt. Built with 54 of the finest parts, its root part is Mark2Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.1.

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