Before I introduce my second iteration of a lunar lander, I want to talk about the OX.1. This is a fantasy experiment gone horribly right. One of the mods I was using in KSP at this time in 2015 was a stealth wing package, and I wanted to create a stylish, SciFi jet using these handsome stealth wing parts.
The result was this awesome looking craft that looks and flies like Batman's Batwing (minus the VTOL), but in light of that already being a thing, I named this one the OX. Despite having too many unnecessary surfaces in place for aesthetics, too many control surfaces to compensate for competing lift directions, strange yet effective lift chambers and pockets created by the various part configurations, and probably some broken physics programed into the parts package, the result of this was an incredibly maneuverable and stable craft.
What amounts effectively to a high tech bush plane, the OX.1 is really slow at top speed, but incredibly nimble and responsive. It's an all electric vessel with a combination of turbine and ionic thrusters. The OX can pierce the veil into orbit and sit quietly in observation like the 'Black Knight Satellite' due the onboard ionic thruster, or whip around tight turns and acrobatics in atmosphere with the turbine combinations.
Liftoff can occur as slow as 30 meters/second, and landings are a little floaty but very gentle and stable. It's most likely broken physics simulation data, but if I dropped to landing altitude, set trajectory to the horizon, and cut engines, the OX would test one's patience before it ever touched gear to ground. It would just float along on the lift pockets built into the body. Yes my computer really was that slow, and this video is sped up 4x.
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