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The new Elkano challenge for 1.2+!

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On 16/4/2017 at 3:34 AM, qzgy said:

Thinking about doing this

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Does the red route qualify? Or does it diverge too much from the equator? If not, I assume the purple qualifies, correct?

Correct 

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Kerbin Maritime Elcano Challenge completed in less than 2 days

All the story here, Pics and Vid

 

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10 hours ago, rkarmark said:

Correct 

So both routes are fine?

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5 hours ago, qzgy said:

So both routes are fine?

No red is allowed. Blue is not

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57 minutes ago, rkarmark said:

No red is allowed. Blue is not

What? Unless I seriously misread it, blue is a perfectly good polar circumnavigation. We've had lots of those.

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10 minutes ago, damerell said:

What? Unless I seriously misread it, blue is a perfectly good polar circumnavigation. We've had lots of those.

Oh whooops i forgot that just BOTH ARE ALLOWED 

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On 19/04/2017 at 8:37 PM, HamnavoePer said:

I'm about to start this challenge. my rover design is looking at something made with mk3 and a small scout rover, ISRU and the works.

Ok, Discovered That mk3 doesn't work, I have a rover now though

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Posted (edited)

Here's my take on the Elcano Challenge, with a circumnavigation of Minmus. I have KIS but I didn't use it here, and the only non-stock stuff on my rover are several DMagic Science (as it is a carreer science mission) and TACLS stuff containers. Make sure to click the images to have the descriptions.

Well, that was very fun!

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I'm thinking of doing the challenge with this tank. Does towing a landing craft count as "same vehicle crossing land and water"?

 

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Following @NotAnAimbot, is it okay if I launch the craft with pontoons that I detach for the land vehicle I am actually using?

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so i think the rules need a refresh do you have any ideas?

 

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Posted (edited)

Started my journey. Decided to strap on some pontoons instead of towing a landing craft. The jet engines will be used for the short water phase and to assist slope/mountain climbing. Water speed is really bad at 9 m/s, but the length of the trip will only add more fun.

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Gonna make a thread when I got enough pics of the trip. I'm planning on following a path similar to Wook's in his circumnavigation thread.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, NotAnAimbot said:

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Like the tank. Planning to do an elkano by train. (its going to be so slow... but I have a jet engine :P ) Different route though.  Only worry is sudden destruction of train and having to constantly send new ones.

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My originals still going from last time awaiting new trains

But I might give this a go with a little crew tram while im waiting

At 14ms though itll take months but damn I miss it :)

Its so relaxing after work,

Havent been outside the loopline mountaun run with one yet though

 

EDIT - Change of mind sorry, but thanks for the inspiration :D 

ive spent the last 2 days in and out of SPH, in note pad and google drive digging up old notes and mods 

 

 

Im happy to say Locomotive 4432 has been born and shes had a shakedown cruise ready for the mainline

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fully diesel electric once again... 

 

 

I'll dig up my old Elcano challenge thread and dust it off.. best of luck to everyone here especially any fellow train drivers

its a rewarding, disheartening soulcrushing awesome happy amazing thing to drive a train on kerbin in such a challenge.. 

You have my respect and admiration :D

 

 

Edited by Overland

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Posted (edited)

On 24/04/2017 at 8:13 AM, qzgy said:

Like the tank. Planning to do an elkano by train. (its going to be so slow... but I have a jet engine :P ) Different route though.  Only worry is sudden destruction of train and having to constantly send new ones.

 

Wooo more trains :) lovely

 

Explode you will

But enjoy it greatly you also will :)

 

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Posted (edited)

A little clarification on this one? 

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Stay on the ground or on/below the surface of any water present. (BRIEF jumps over dunes and such permitted.)

 

It doesn't appear that the rover has to be wheel-propelled, so if I were to make, say, a rover powered by small rockets, and do this at, say, 100m/s or so, would that qualify?  I'm thinking RCS to stick the inevitable crashes landings, and continue on Extreme Baja Dunebuggy style..

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People have done it like that. It does raise the question of how big the jumps get, especially if you keep thrusting when not touching the ground and pointed upwards after leaving it.

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