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This is my heavy cargo SSTO that I’ve made, capable of carrying at least 40 tons to LKO and still have enough fuel to come back. There are far prettier ships available but this one is -very- noob friendly as it flies really well and will take you and your cargo into space with minimal effort.
Simple tips on how to fly this thing from a fellow noob:
Take off at full throttle, braking in the beginning not necessary
Pitch up to 10 degrees and stay there til you reach 30k altitude
Press action key 1 to switch engine modes and turn of air intake at 20k altitude.
Watch your speed, depending on your cargo it is entirely possible to go to fast inside the atmosphere and loose a wing or two :)
At 30k align prograde and burn until you get a little higher than your desired orbit altitude then power down and wait to reach your apoapsis to circularize your orbit.
To get the plane down to Kerbin again:
Transfer the fuel to the front of the plane to make sure that the center of mass is in front of the center of lift
Burn retrograde until you have a periapsis around 30k
When you get back into the atmosphere, activate RCS and keep the plane around a 90 degrees angle of attack to slow down (or your wings will snap as you’re going too fast into the atmosphere)
A stock aircraft called Cargo SSTO mk3. Built with 128 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.
Built in the Spaceplane hangar in KSP version 1.3.
- Type: SPH
- Class: spaceplane
- Part Count: 128
- Pure Stock
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