I haven't played since 1.13, I updated to 1.8.1 and it seems that aerodynamic model has changed drastically.

I understand that drag is now factored in or something. For the life of me I can't seem to figure what's proper way to launch a rocket, before I could make it in stable LKO on 3,000 dV or less, now sometimes 3,500 seems to not be enough.

What's best way to launch a rocket and what's best way to launch a Space plane SSTO ?

I think I figured it out, thanks to a tip on Youtube reply. Tip was be at 500 m/s at 45 degrees - do it slowly and gradually. I figured 9 degrees of inclination per 100 m/s. It worked, I launched 2 different rockets, and got them in orbit with 500 m/s dV remaining, so I did the launch in 2,900-3,000 dV. One of them was a 100 ton rockets. Still need confirmation, and question still remains for SSTO

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I haven't played since 1.13, I updated to 1.8.1 and it seems that aerodynamic model has changed drastically.

I understand that drag is now factored in or something. For the life of me I can't seem to figure what's proper way to launch a rocket, before I could make it in stable LKO on 3,000 dV or less, now sometimes 3,500 seems to not be enough.

What's best way to launch a rocket and what's best way to launch a Space plane SSTO ?

I think I figured it out, thanks to a tip on Youtube reply. Tip was be at 500 m/s at 45 degrees - do it slowly and gradually. I figured 9 degrees of inclination per 100 m/s. It worked, I launched 2 different rockets, and got them in orbit with 500 m/s dV remaining, so I did the launch in 2,900-3,000 dV. One of them was a 100 ton rockets. Still need confirmation, and question still remains for SSTO

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