RLV-21 Magic Hat
by XLjedi
uploaded 2017-10-29
(updated 2018-03-31)
stock rover
#ISRU #Rover #SSTA #Mobile #Power

1.4.2 Craft File Update

• No changes required
• Field Tested and 1.4.2 ISRU Certified!


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 51
  • Pure Stock


Magically transform your SSTO into a SSTA with Jeb’s all-in one mobile power & fuel solution! The RLV-21 Resource & Logistics Vehicle, designed to equip outposts with 24-7 electric power, fuel resource, and long distance comms array, and it practically drives itself! What could possibly go wrong?

A stock aircraft called RLV-21 Magic Hat. Built with 51 of the finest parts, its root part is largeAdapter2.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.4.2.

Design Notes

During testing, I noticed in the 1.3.1 update, that sometimes the wheels lock-up and won’t turn after resource gathering and undocking? If you press Key 9 to deploy the auxiliary wheels it seems to fix the issue for some reason. Hopefully they get all the bugs worked out in the next 1.4.x update! In hindsight, swapping the docking port for a Claw-style connector similar to my Fuel Truck design would also work very well on this rover! …and what is ISRU you ask? Acronym for fancy spaceman term in situ resource utilization and basically means make new fuel when you arrive on site.

Oh no! …those naughty Krakonians stole Jeb’s Magic Hat!

Thanks for downloading! Go try it out… and if you like the design, your up-votes do make me happy and are a great way to encourage posting another design. ;-D

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