Grand Ship Builder

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  1. I sometimes have the same issue, but I usually just open map view and then back again.
  2. Went to the Mun, did a Falcon 9-style mission, and nuked the KSC.
  3. The majestic Stearwing D45 has always been a personal favorite of mine. The forward swept wings, the dual stages, the MK2 design, and amazing abilities, all contribute to its beauty. “ The Stearwing D45 features a unique two-stage design: The first stage takes it up to the edge of the atmosphere and nearly to orbital speed. The second stage kicks in just as the turbines start to flame out, and twin LV 909 rockets take it from there out to space. The D45 carries a crew of 2 plus 4 passengers in a pressurized cabin, as well as up to 6 more in its cargo bay seats. Vernor thrusters are located in the bay and aft sections. Press 1 (twice) to disable them before takeoff. — Official Description ” Then, Squad decided to remove it instead of editing it for the new aerodynamics in 1.1 Of course, you can always get it from previous versions, but the new aerodynamics mean it doesn't work as well. Why? Why not change it to fit the new aerodynamics? You may ask, well, Squad has its reasons. So why not get an opinion from the public, on whether it should be brought back or not?
  4. I'd like to suggest 2 things for the MechJeb Pod: Ability to hold crew, though not necessarily require any. (I would like at least 4, for all the orange suits) The ability to lift its own weight on Kerbin, and preferably Eve too. (And having the same efficiency as before would be nice too) Thank you for reading, and I hope my suggestions will be taken into consideration. (Oh and by the way, for me, the Pod can be found in the "Filter by module" in advanced mode, and not in "Pods" in "Filter by function". It would be a lot more convenient if it was in the "Pods" tab.)
  5. Yes, we get it, the rest of the guide is useful, but PLEASE, just update the drag guide! It would save lots of time and effort if you just quickly updated the drag guide, instead of posting that the drag has changed but the rest of the guide is useful. It's starting to get annoying.
  6. I watched the Friday launch of BulgariaSat-1. It was amazing too, and it was the first time a booster has landed on both the east and west coast drone ships (Just read the instructions and Of course I still love you)
  7. Sure, in fact anything can fly. But probably not very well, especially with a heavy payload.
  8. L.A.C.E. stands for Liquid Air Cycle Engine, in which they take the air from the atmosphere, cool it down way colder than a precooler, and then turn it into liquid oxygen. This greatly reduces the lift-off weight needed, though technically you're making your craft heavier as it goes up instead of lighter.
  9. Would, hybrid rockets (for mostly, well, rockets), L.A.C.E. (for mostly spaceplanes) engines, and tripropellant engines (for both) be feasible in Kerbal Space Program?
  10. Would be useful, and as seen above, there are mods for it. Off I go!
  11. It's not a completely necessary engine, but it would certainly be useful for SSTOs and designing simple rockets (no not the game). A tripropellant engine would have 2 proposed versions, a mix of gaseous hydrogen, liquid lithium, and liquid fluorine, which would have a rather high ISP, and one that uses kerosene at launch due to its high density and therefore thrust, smaller tanks needed, lowering the weight, and making a great engine for rocket SSTOs, and then using the more efficient but lower density liquid hydrogen, all while using the same oxidizer of liquid oxygen. The former would be preferable for all those efficiency aficionados, and the latter would be preferable for those who just want the best of both worlds (AKA me). This is similar to a hybrid rocket (not referring to the R.A.P.I.E.R.s) in which they generally have a solid fuel and gaseous/liquid oxidizer, though vice versa and other combinations are possible and have been used, and of course, there are mods for it. By the way, there ARE mods that feature tripropellant rockets, which can all be found using a simple search. However, your post indicates a liquid oxygen and hydrogen rocket which also uses intake air. This would most likely refer to a air-augmented rocket, and in a more stock sense, the R.A.P.I.E.R. which only uses intake air and liquid oxygen separately. Air-augmented rockets do not exist yet in stock Kerbal Space Program, but they do exist in mods like Mk2/Mk3 Stockalike Expansion. Looking at your posts though, you want an engine that uses intake air, liquid hydrogen, and liquid oxygen all at the same time. That wouldn't be very practical, and I don't see much of a use in it, than say, boosted efficiency, which can all be found in R.A.P.I.E.R.s and the air-augmented rockets I mentioned earlier. Then comes the L.A.C.E.s (Liquid Air Cycle Engine), which is probably the engine you are talking about. Those are great for rocket-powered spacecraft in a oxygenated atmosphere, since they act a bit like pre-coolers, though instead they turn the air into liquid oxygen instead of just cooling it down like the ones in the S.A.B.E.R. (the engines the R.A.P.I.E.R.s are based on) engines on the Skylon, which greatly reduces the lift-off weight. Those don't exist in Kerbal Space Program either, but once again, there are mods for it (I think). I would like a bit of a storage tank containing intake air to help air-breathing engines last a little longer in higher altitudes, instead of using liquid oxidizer on the same altitude, to increase efficiency. I like your thinking. I hope this helped.
  12. For VTOL, your CoT must be exactly on the CoM.
  13. Now, how hard is it to get to C in Kerbal Space Program without glitches?
  14. Why doesn't KSP simulate sonic booms and their effects?
  15. One note: Some planes, including the Concorde, have an additional wheel at the back, similar to taildraggers. They are useful at preventing tailstrikes, especially for planes with a high level of attack, like the Concorde. This could be useful for planes with a high level of attack, so you could add that in.