BigDart SSTO (FAR)
by enroger
uploaded 2017-09-30
9 downloads /
2
points
SPH
mod spaceplane
#SSTO #FAR

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 51
  • Mods: 4

Mods

  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • Ferram Aerospace Research
  • Procedural Parts
  • Squad (stock)

Description

Meet BigDart (FAR), big sister of TinyDart SSTO, She can haul 34 ton payload to 80km orbit with 400m/s DV left. 3 tons short of an orange tank, but using only 5 rapiers, payload fraction 44%, pretty awesome craft if I do say so myself!
Recommend Atmospheric Autopilot, not sure if you can fly it with stock SAS as it is unstable.

Take off is very hairy, using the entire length of runway and pitch up hard at the end.
Ascend profile: climb to 14km level off to less then 5 degree climb (climb rate lower than 50m/s), should be able to get to 1500m/s at 23km, switch to rocket.

Once in space, turn off the outer 4 engines as they produce asymmetric thrust. Only use the center engine.

A mod aircraft called BigDart SSTO. Built with 51 of the finest parts, its root part is mk3CargoBayL.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.0.

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