The Moth
by jfrouleau
uploaded 2017-11-04
11 downloads /
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SPH
stock aircraft
#career #survey

Description

The cheap airplane of choice for surveys anywhere on Kerbin. Cruise at a 15 km altitude full throttle. Reduce throttle with altitude for maximum fuel economy.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.1.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 11
  • Pure Stock

The idea behind this design was to have the simplest, most efficient airplane capable of completing any survey contract on Kerbin. I tried to keep the weight, drag, part count, tech and cost to a minimum yet I made a complete trip around Kerbin from KSC runway to KSC runway with 25 / 150 fuel left. This is possible by using a high isp engine flying at high altitude. It cruises at over 500 m/s consuming only a tiny amount of fuel. Just attach some science instruments if needed and you’re good to go.

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