Asymmetry Rules
by blakemw
uploaded 2017-04-21
stock lander
#miner #convert-o-tron #lander #LV-N #small


  • Type: VAB
  • Class: lander
  • Part Count: 31
  • Pure Stock

Built in the VAB in KSP version 1.2.2.

Asymmetry Rules LV-N Lander with ISRU

Built with pure practicality in mind this little lander/utility vehicle pairs a Convert-O-Tron 125 with a single large Drill-O-Matic to make the most of low ore concentrations. This is balanced by 2 Gigantor Solar Panels for ample power on Duna/Ike and possibly Dres.

With 3 Mk1 Fuel Fuselages in a tripod configuration it gets about 4400m/s of DeltaV on its powerful LV-N rocket motor. It has just enough TWR to lift off from Duna with full tanks.

Despite the asymmetrical placement of parts it is nearly perfectly balanced in terms of torque with a thrust offset angle of less than 0.1 degrees. A low center of mass and very wide landing base makes it super-stable, it can land without tipping on slopes of up to a 30 degrees.

It is topped with a Clamp-o-Tron Docking Port allowing it to do double duty as a nuclear tug or to carry additional paylod. Due to the relatively small fuel capacity it is advisable that any substantial payload to be pushed around carry its own supply of liquid fuel.

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