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About Korsakovski

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  1. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    I still think you should ditch the radial intakes atleast, all they do is slow you down. But well, pretty much all my Mk2 rapier-only designs are just Mk2 main fuselage with twin rapiers and shock cones attached to radial mk1 tanks, like this one I posted earlier. Sure they are fast and sleek, but the shape does get a little monotonous after a while. So I do understand the decision to use mk2 radial tanks, they do look really nice when slanted like that. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Thunderbolt-T2C1
  2. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    You probably don't need the radial intakes. Two shock cones is more than enough for four rapiers. Putting two of the engines behind the main fuselage and then replacing the mk2 tanks in the wingtips with mk1 might also help with the performance. Still, a pretty nice looking craft, liked.
  3. Matt Lowne's SSTO Emporium

    If the shameless self-promotion in someone else's thread is permitted, I have a mk3 interplanetary cargo plane with a rear ramp. It can carry something like 40 tons to Laythe, but it needs to be refueled for the return trip (only 3,3k deltav when in kerbin orbit). Ofc fitting ISRU capability into that 40 tons of cargo isn't too hard. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Asgard-AX
  4. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Seeing how the thread is kinda slow, here's something that has been sitting on the back burner for a while. The usual nuclear science SSTO with one crew. Managed to squeeze almost 4,1k dV from the design when in Kerbin orbit. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Phantom-U4A4
  5. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Yet another random SSTO. 6 kerbals to orbit with science package. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Thunderbolt-T2S1 And 10-man version without science package https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Thunderbolt-T2A1 EDIT: Cargo Variant too, 4,8 tons to orbit https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Thunderbolt-T2C1
  6. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Did a remake of my earlier Beowulf cargo SSTO since I wasn't too happy with the remaining dV when in orbit. And once again forgot to check CoM/CoL while empty, so fly at your own peril. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Beowulf-1A3
  7. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Tweaked together a crew transport version of the Arrow. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Crew-Arrow-Mk3
  8. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Dunno about panthers, but I do have a singlerapieric cargo drone that has been tested with a 12,6 ton launch mass and 2,4 ton payload to 80km https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Cargo-Arrow EDIT:Forgot to publish it at kerbalx
  9. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Sorry you had to suffer from my megalomania. The Kraken/Fafnir is basically the biggest SSTO spaceplane I have built so far and it shows. The com/col woes seem almost constant, I can't seem to adjust the dry/wet mass distribution properly no matter how many revisions I pull. The VTOL thrust is also aligned to god knows where, I know. Again, this is the first functional(?) VTOL SSTO spaceplane I have made, so results may vary. The mining setup can and should probably be downgraded. Originally the design was extrapolated from the Asgard https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Asgard-AX, which has something like 40 tons of cargo capacity and 3,3km/s dV in orbit while weighing 414 tons. The prototype was even lighter. I'll probably have to make a whole new design without my usual megalomania and assume the same minimalistic design philosophy as I have with my normal rockets. I think I will stick to Mk3 though, the heat resistance on those parts is just too good.
  10. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    New version with 2+4 vector layout. My ascent this time sucked eggs so only got like 3,35km/s dV when in orbit. Well, part of it was probably from the additional large reaction wheels, more pitch RCS and the few odd struts I added to the rear. https://kerbalx.com/Korsakovski/Fafnir-D16 http://imgur.com/a/pXH4c
  11. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    The non-tylo version with the 5k dv was Bahamut and yes, it was just another prototype to see how much pure dV the design could offer. No consideration was given to the ability to land on Tylo. (http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Bahamut picked the name from Final Fantasy, so it's japanese, not nordic, although the name originated from arabic mythology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamut)
  12. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    The original reason for the VTOL was because my craft were getting too heavy even for Minmus landings. So I can see how heavier gravity might be a pain. Or rather, well done to have landed that 600+ ton monstrosity on the Mun. The design is somewhat light in reaction wheels and rcs nozzles though, again it was just an intermediate prototype. Next version already has heavier rcs and a redesigned vtol layout (2 vector in the front bay, 4 in the rear.) Considering how I had to run the frontmost engine at 19% to prevent tipping when in orbit, I probably have to move the thrust backwards even more. Maybe a major redesign is in order. Probably have to move the side tanks foward to move the center of mass. Maybe add more fuel to the front too. I'll try to post something on KerbalX before the end of the day. Still need to tweak a few things.
  13. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Again, VTOL mode of the current iteration has not been tested. Other than to verify that it is too strong in the front. Two vectors in the front bay and four in the rear bay is probably the way to go.
  14. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    I only have screenshots of E15 though, none of the Fafnir. Rapier mode dV Nuclear dV EDIT:Reading provided by Kerbal Engineer doesn't seem to update without burning the engines, so I used mechjeb this time.
  15. SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    That's odd. Was the dV number from KER or mechjeb? Kerbal Engineer seems somewhat bugged with the Kraken and Fafnir, dunno about mechjeb. As for the number of nukes, I have 12, so that is roughly one nuke per 50 tons, which should be rather generous. What kind of fuel amounts are giving you those numbers? What kind of ascent profiles are you using exactly?