8t Mining Craft Ike Delivery (Stock)
by Zebulonious
uploaded 2016-03-22
(updated 2016-12-11)
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VAB
stock rover
#lander #delivery #mine #mining #drill

Description

This is the same rover as found here https://kerbalx.com/Zebulonious/8t-Mining-Craft-Delivery-Stock, but with some minor refinements to the delivery system that enabled an Ike destination. Zeb gave the intermediate stage (the stage that pushes the craft to Duna) a docking port on the dorsal lander tanks to top up the lander and the central booster for the Duna transition. This allows the pilot to control from here more like a lander if they wish. The lander assembly launches empty, so have a refueling base top you off before you embark for Duna. Zeb moved the rear Thud engines back a bit, which balances the craft’s thrust a little more. On your Ike de-orbit, balance the engines. On final descent, Billy-Bobbald reported he could fine tune the thrust balance just by shifting fuel to/from the forward or aft fuel tanks: Just watch your pitch indicator. A stock rocket called 8t Mining Craft Ike Delivery (Stock). Built with 170 of the finest parts, its root part is stackDecoupler.

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: rover
  • Part Count: 170
  • Pure Stock

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