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    [.19 PARTS] JebCorp M-209 SPHERE ball probe system



    4-8-2013, or 8-4-2013 if you're anywhere but the U.S.
    I didn't notice that the forums had been restored, but here's the gist of this update:
    *Pod is fixed to show up in pods
    *Weight redistributed for even rolling-ness
    *Engine and fuel not fixed with proper values yet, but it still works. Isp and proper resource management coming when I have time to figure them out.
    *Still fun.
    *Camera sort of works?
    *Comes with a MechJeb2 pod. It seems to be a bit harder to get the hang of, but much easier to perform complex maneuvers. I recommend mj2 over mj1, but have included both.
    *Science kit has all of the sensors. I think. I did not include it as a Graphotron part as I haven't tested that functionality yet.
    *Still easy to launch and use for testing.


    9-29-2012


    Thank your for your purchase of the JebCorp Model 209 SPHERE ballprobe!

    MechJeb is required for use. http://www.mechjeb.com



    Dear intrepid explorers,

    We'd like to congratulate you on taking your next step in space exploration and your purchase of the Model 209 SPHERE ball probe.
    Enclosed in the box you will find the following contents:

    1 Science Kit. It contains all sorts of sensors and things, but most of all cameras. Two context cameras with three focal lengths. By pressing F8, you can take advantage of these cameras to record scenic vistas on other worlds, or just take a picture of your lunch. We installed them, but it's on you to use them as you wish. Also houses the gyroscopic SAS unit.

    1 SPHERE Control Capsule. Without requiring any Kerbal on board, this lightweight pod is capable of mechanically guided flight to just about anywhere in the solar system.

    1 92 Litre Fuel RP-1 fuel tank. Be very careful -- The highly compressed fuel in this module is very flammable. No smoking within 1000 feet.

    1 SPHERE heat-shield/engine. This four-way engine provides an impossibly efficient way to deliver the SPHERE ball probe system to the celestial body of your choice.

    Please note that the SPHERE system is a highly calibrated set of scientific instruments. Although it is entirely possible to stick MORE science stuff to the hull, the engine is tuned to the weight of the craft by the process of Guesstimation(TM). This process infers a proper amount of what we like to call "OOMPH" based on the weight of the system without any user-modified or aftermarket parts.


    NOTE: Dishy Courier's Crappy Parts Warehouse releases liability of this "The Product" to you "The Consumer" as a military surplus clearinghouse. No refunds. No warranties. No guarantees of safety, functionality, or stability of The Product/s under normal conditions or otherwise. Purchase and use of The Product by The Consumer is intended entirely as recreational and non-commercial. Purchase of The Product constitutes agreement to several terms of service and liability waivers enclosed in instructional packet.

    Available on Kerbal Space Port
    The ball probe is a small toy I ended up designing as a proof of concept for something else entirely. I had a lot of fun making and testing it, so I figured the community would enjoy it as well.


    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
    Last edited by dishycourier; 23rd April 2013 at 14:34.

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    This looks oddly seductive, reminding me of Orbiter like that...

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    Just what you need for the beach of an alien world.

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    Looks nice, downloaded and will try the next time I play.
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    Still testing it. About to round Duna. If anyone finds any issues, please let me know.

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    Now all I need to do is to color them different colors, and get a pool stick, and I can play Pool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazurkri View Post
    Now all I need to do is to color them different colors, and get a pool stick, and I can play Pool!
    Feel free to customize! Just rename the folders and the partname. Post it here! My girlfriend hated the red checkers and said the whole thing looked like "humpty dumpty." Various skinpacks would be welcome.


    Sidenote: It takes longer to figure out what DOT placards you need that what you'd expect. Had a nerdgasm at http://dotplacards.com/, http://www.safetysign.com/
    Last edited by dishycourier; 29th September 2012 at 21:59.

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    I'd have liked to integrate mapping into the nosecone, but ISA 3.3.0 isn't playing nice with outside parts

    I've got this going instead....


    [Spoiler: pics]

    I PM'd ISA and I'm hoping he gets back to me, but it's not looking good. It'd be awesome if I could jam as much "science" into the science kit as possible. I tried VOID, but it just wasn't enough and caused console spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dishycourier View Post
    Feel free to customize! Just rename the folders and the partname. Post it here! My girlfriend hated the red checkers and said the whole thing looked like "humpty dumpty." Various skinpacks would be welcome.


    Sidenote: It takes longer to figure out what DOT placards you need that what you'd expect. Had a nerdgasm at http://dotplacards.com/, http://www.safetysign.com/
    I'm hoping someone does a Death Star skin.


    I have a whole file folder full of warning signs from when I was doing paper models.

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    Just stuck 3 Spertnik Powersats with ISA mappers stuck to them onto the ball and deployed all 3. Still work! I can take a break and update the textures for the S-1b this week. Unity soon... I need to figure it out. I've been lazy about that part...

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