CT-8
by katateochi
uploaded 2016-10-20
(updated 2016-10-23)
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SPH
stock spaceplane
#crew #SSTO

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: spaceplane
  • Part Count: 61
  • Pure Stock

Description

Very easy to fly and can take 10 crew (including pilot) to a 200km LKO.
After take off pitch up to 20 degrees and maintain that pitch. Do not pull up too hard, the centre of lift is right on the COM at this point so it can pitch up violently and then loose control.
As engines in air breathing mode start to loose thrust hit [3] to switch mode. Ap should be around 40km at this point, as it continues to increase gradually reduce pitch.

For entry it helps to move some of the remaining fuel backwards, but not essential. Due to the angled wings it can be a bit hard to keep her level, so use a light touch. Very streamline so will maintain high speed on approach to runway. Has airbrakes and a set of drogue chutes [stage] to help stop

Updated:
Better RCS positioning and replaced all RV-105 with linear thrusters which survive reentry better.

And….This craft was uploaded with the new KerbalX Mod!

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