Narwhal + Tilt Lander
by endrush
uploaded 2015-05-29
mod ship
#ssto #cargo #lander #mk3
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A mod aircraft called Narwhal + Tilt Lander. Built with 134 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3Cockpit.Shuttle.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.0.2.

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Absolutely requires Kerbal Joint Reinforcement

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The Narwhal is a 40ton+ carrying cargo SSTO that can circularize higher than 700km and return to Kerbin with fuel to spare.

Basic ascent instructions:

  1. Deactivate Lander Fuel Tanks.

  2. Engage SAS and throttle to max.

  3. Press Spacebar to activate Whiplash and Rapier

  4. Pitch up to 15-20 degrees @ 150 m/s on the runway; maintain this angle til final apoapsis.

  5. When speed stops going up (>1400 m/s), press 1,2,3,4 in sequence to activate Rhino, change Rapier mode, shutdown Whiplash, and close Air Intakes.

  6. When apoapsis reaches 200km or just prior to achieving final apoapsis , press 5 to shutdown Rapier.

  7. When final apoapsis is achieved, press x to throttle shut Rhino.

  8. Circularize @ apoapsis on the more efficient Rhino Engine.

The Lander the Tilt has been tested on trips to the Mun, Ike, Gilly and back.

Design Features:

  • Center of mass inside cargo bay => cargo will not change flight characteristics.

  • Low part count thanks to tweakscale mod

  • Launch/Reentry escape system

  • Extra delta V in escape stage

  • Whiplash/Rapier combo for maintaining speed gain at all mach and altitude

  • Wide landing leg profile with low center of mass

  • Fully recoverable => minimizes cost

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