Megalodon X4 Crewed
by Zarbizaure
uploaded 2015-12-06
stock spaceplane
#Ssto #Interplanetary #VTOL #ISRU #Drill

This giant SSTO is designed to take you a bit everywhere. The craft here is a bit different from my imgur album, but that’s just an imrpoved version.

Ascent from Kerbin is a little longer (6-10 mins) because you should not pull up too hard, or she will loose velocity and stall.

Once you have enough velocity (about 1200m/s at 15k) press 1 to switch rapiers and 3 to activate the vector. Because the vector has higher ISP than RAPIER, you can switch them off by pressing 2 at higher altitude.

A good orbit should give you about 1200-1300 m/s of delta-v left.

VTOL instruction:
If you want to do a VTOL landing (like on Duna) first zoom in to check that the camera is pointing exactly to the center vector engine. If not, transfer fuel to re-equilibrate it.
For Duna: Choose a flat place to land (lowland is better). Lower your periapsis down to 18km a bit before that point. Then glide down as long as you can; you should start to have real stall problem under 100m/s. Open the cargo bay (5) and activate the vector (4) and deactive the main engine (3). Hit the brake button and give a little push of thrust each time you go close to the ground. By doing so you could continue to do a power-assisted gliding and finally hit the ground around 50m/s (doing it faster may be possible on a REALLY flat terrain).
Payload: 56,8 T¨1: Switch Rapiers¨2: Toggle Rapiers (landing)¨3:VTOL (Vector engine)¨4:Toggle vernors¨5:Cargo bay

A stock aircraft called Megalodon X4 Crewed. Built with 142 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.5.


  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 142
  • Pure Stock
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