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  1. She's got 6 engines, weighs 27 tons and has been tested to carry 1.5x her own weight on her back. I use her to carry heavy experiments and drop them in places across kerbin, you could probably modify it to be a passenger carrier or something too if you wanted. Probably handy if you wanna go make a base on the north pole and haven't unlocked  the mk3 stuff on career yet.

    The 6 engines let her survive at incredibly steep angles while carrying oversized payloads, handy if you need to get into a tight approach or whatever you're using it for.




    (Carrying a 47 ton spaceY booster on the back)

    Action groups: 1= reverse thrust, 2=flaps deployed.

    You can download here.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ogrgomlnkqrffhs/Nimbus Medium lifting craft_.craft?dl=0

  2. 13 hours ago, NorthernDevo said:

    It generally is - and if you've done one or one thousand, it always raises the pucker factor to max levels. Once you've rotated onto the localizer and set your throttle, one of the nicest feelings in the world is seeing that glideslope needle settle in exactly where it's supposed to. Or so I'm told anyway; in 20 years of blind landings I doubt I've got a perfect one yet. :wink:

    The landing was actually a practice for "radar assisted landings" which basically means if your ILS has failed somehow the ATC can give you direct instructions on how to orientate the plane. I don't fly out of a controlled airport though so the instructor was sorta acting like ATC giving directional instructions. Pretty sure the ILS on their Pa28 is broken.


  3. I believe Juno has a camera.

    Juno is slated to dive into the atmosphere of Jupiter in 2017, so until then, be patient and stay strong, friend.

    I want to see what Jupiter would look like on a surface level along with Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

    The idea of a Gas/Ice giants fascinates me.

    It's to bad Juno won't get low enough to take those kinds of pictures.

  4. Camera = mass and cost, the two additional things you don't want on a space mission. Plus, on a probe with such a limited lifetime, you want to maximize the amount of bandwidth going for the primary scientific data as opposed to things like pictures.

    Nowadays though, cameras are a lot lighter and cheaper than they were when Galileo was designed. Might a gas giant entry probe have a camera now? We'll see, whenever one is made again...

    That makes sense, they're designing a Saturn atmospheric mission, they'll probably give it a camera or two.

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