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  1. Yeah!!! You tell them Kasper!! When did this thread turn into the "Lets complain that the devs are working really hard, because we perceive that as rushing the finished product" and "Guess the release date". This is the official Hype Train for 0.90. Get on board and hype out, or go guess the release date with your friends (not on the forums). I'm hyping out because my wife said that she would start playing KSP with the beta release!! OMG, you have no idea!! 2 tickets for the hype train please, 1 for me, and 1 for my wife (even though she isn't hyping, yet).
  2. Um, you might want to take a look at this. ~ Edit: sorry about that One-Way Gaming, feeling a little dumb now. Oh, well. Nice BB Code practice!
  3. Haven't you guys been paying attention?
  4. Ahhh, thanks for pointing that out (and asking). I would have to go with a no. If you can re-fuel, everything is game and it doesn't seem like much of a challenge to make it anywhere. Sorry.
  5. Yeah, I've been getting this and I agree. The only problem is that for some reason the forum is not giving me the option to edit the poll. I have contacted the moderators, and they are looking into it. I might restart the poll once they have fixed the issue. Good job everybody with the single stage designs! I'm wondering if anybody has done a SST Eeloo. I'm currently working on a Duna return craft. Feel free to compete with other entries, I will create categories if I start seeing competition.
  6. When you wince after hearing how high they were dropping the Philae lander from. And after hearing it bounced, thinking "I bet they wish they had KSP back then to try a few Gilly landings before designing that lander". Yup, it went through my head. Also, KSP ruined all sci-fi films for me. I keep saying "What the heck are they using as a fuel source!?!? A star!?"
  7. Yes, and yes. Go nuts, and Happy Turkey Day!
  8. Done and done. Next challenge: reach at least 1000m using only SAS and wings as propulsion! hints: you are going to need to either make a gyroscope, or an infiniglider.
  9. Single stage to asteroid recovery is complete. I'm hoping somebody will start being competitive and try to beat out one of these designs.
  10. I'm building a single stage to asteroid recovery craft, I hope to have pics soon.
  11. @ capi3101: Oops, sorry about that. Sometimes I breeze through posts without reading everything. That sounds great, lets see it!
  12. @ capi3101 & Wanderfound: I would say nay. By low Kerbin orbit lifters I mean't any craft who's only goal is to ferry something to orbit. That includes fuel, crafts, and kerbals. @ Pecan: I would rate your craft for whatever it could accomplish without re-fueling. Also, is it just a re-fueling station? Or a interplanetary tug? Pictures for scoring please. @ zekes: Ahhhh, I didn't think about hover craft. I feel those have also been done to death, yours rocks though! I'm putting it in KSC destruction as long as I can get the price and time to completion. @ Rakaydos: Nice single stage to minimus return craft! That is going on the leaderboard. Any chance of getting the price?
  13. Welcome to the single stage to your choosing challenge! This challenge will be for almost anything and everything single stage. Lets see what we can accomplish without making a mess of orbit. I may modify or add rules depending on how this challenge pans out. So far so good! If you have any suggestions for rules or formatting, feel free to send me a message. Rules and Restrictions No single stage to orbit, low Kerbin orbit lifters, liquid jets that "just fly" (or hover), Kerbin circumnavigators, or ion gliders. Your craft can use as many stages in the staging controls as you want, but you can not get rid of any parts. Think re-usable. No re-fueling. Things will get crazy and complicated if everyone can re-fuel. Lets see what we can do with one fill. Your craft may separate, but all pieces must be recovered together. No using SSTO lifters or ditching stuff in orbit. It's ok to lose pieces of your craft while attempting to show it off (i.e. crashing), but it should not lose pieces by design. Information, autopilot, and visual mods are allowed. No other mods please. All stock parts, physics, and solar system. No file tweaking or modding please. No over powered game exploits like kraken drives, or infinigliding. Part clipping is allowed. No debug menu shenanigans. Please be honest, nobody likes cheaters. Must provide pics of your accomplishments, my bandwidth usage limit doesn't like videos. Embedded albums rock! If you don't know how to, you can learn here. Scoring Please include at least 3 pieces of information for scoring, feel free to add additional information that you feel is relevant to your design. I created this challenge thinking that I would need to create catagories for people to compete in. But so far nobody has been particularly competitive (except maybe zekes). If I start to see some competition I will create categories, but for now here is what people have accomplished with a single stage. Entries [TABLE=class: grid, width: 1400, align: left] [TR] [TD]User[/TD] [TD]Single Stage to...[/TD] [TD]Time[/TD] [TD]Cost[/TD] [TD]Weight[/TD] [TD]Kerbals[/TD] [TD]Returned to KSC?[/TD] [TD]Notes[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Zipmafia[/TD] [TD]KSC destruction[/TD] [TD]11m 45s[/TD] [TD]358,360 Funds[/TD] [TD]264 t[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]Yes[/TD] [TD]Crippled KSC's Flight Capabilities[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]"[/TD] [TD]Asteroid recovery[/TD] [TD]81d 3h 7m[/TD] [TD]111,252 Funds[/TD] [TD]37.6 t[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]No[/TD] [TD]Could definitely recover larger asteroids, and probably back to KSC given a little patience[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]"[/TD] [TD]Minmus rover and return[/TD] [TD]66d 4h:32m[/TD] [TD]102,632 Funds[/TD] [TD]8.17 t[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]No[/TD] [TD]Rover for Kerbin and Minmus. Did 3 flybys of Mun[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]zekes[/TD] [TD]VAB destruction[/TD] [TD]2m 50s[/TD] [TD]???[/TD] [TD]192 t[/TD] [TD]2?[/TD] [TD]Yes[/TD] [TD]Can carry an additional 300 tons! Could probably take out the rest of KSC given more time[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Rakaydos[/TD] [TD]Minmus and return[/TD] [TD]29d 2h:21m[/TD] [TD]208,476 Funds[/TD] [TD]~50 t[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]Yes[/TD] [TD]Could have gotten rid of his NERVA drive, but didn't to honor the challenge[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Wanderfound[/TD] [TD]Jool[/TD] [TD]2y 363d 2h 45m[/TD] [TD]???[/TD] [TD]???[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]No[/TD] [TD]Could probably make it to Laythe if they were more careful. Did deliver a nice "Fine Print" satellite though![/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]smartech[/TD] [TD]Laythe rover and return[/TD] [TD]~7 Years[/TD] [TD]693,805 Funds[/TD] [TD]229 t[/TD] [TD]18[/TD] [TD]Yes[/TD] [TD]This monster rover can make trips back and forth between KSC and Laythe![/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]capi3101[/TD] [TD]Low Munar orbit crew transport[/TD] [TD]29h 43m ?[/TD] [TD]N/A (0.23)[/TD] [TD]25.69 t[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]Yes[/TD] [TD]It looks very stable, efficient, and fast![/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]kriseric[/TD] [TD]Duna and return[/TD] [TD]4y 92d[/TD] [TD]69,664 Funds[/TD] [TD]27.6 t[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]No?[/TD] [TD]Made it home with 1 m/s of delta V. Good thing they brought parachutes![/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]GoSlash27[/TD] [TD]Groundhog day (lol)[/TD] [TD]5h 15m 47s[/TD] [TD]29,314 Funds[/TD] [TD]12.56 t[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]Yes x3[/TD] [TD]Made three runs to orbit and docking![/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Starwhip[/TD] [TD]Minmus with payload[/TD] [TD]7d 2h 10m[/TD] [TD]79,664 Funds[/TD] [TD]???[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]Yes[/TD] [TD]Was able to deliver a nice science lander![/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  14. I think we should go with yours. I just tried my own challenge, and it is a lot harder than it sounds.
  15. What a coincidence, I guess thoughts are tangible.
  16. First off, sorry if I came across as kinda rude. Words aren't that good at expressing emotions, people tend to put their own spin on what they read. Second, I had to take a break from my extremely modded hardcore career mode to make this challenge happen (sorry for the run on). It has been much too long since I have seen any new entries. Third, I give you my south pole Grinch run, complete with a Chinese fire drill in orbit. Next challenge, reach space using only sepratrons for thrust! Extra points if you can bring a kerbal and keep him alive. ~Edit: Grrrrrrr, forgot to get a pick of the flag!!
  17. This was an edit. The original challenge was... He only changed it after I asked him to clarify. Thank you for your diligence, but I know how to read and post on threads.
  18. Ummm.... I guess this challenge is kinda different, the rules surely are. Very similar to these though. Machingbird challenge Fastest Jet in KSP I'm going to try again to see if I can get faster, but check this out!
  19. Could you clarify this a little please? I'm not sure what we are supposed to do.
  20. I have a few suggestions. 1. Possibly start your own thread for advice. This one is for entries of people that have succeeded in going to Eve and back. 2. Enter the terms "ksp eve", "spaceplane eve", and "ksp spaceplane" into the search field on this forum, and Google. You will probably find alot of good information, that is how I learned everything. 3. Check this out!
  21. A few pics I found. Last shot of Philae lander. Philae's last shot of Rosetta probe.
  22. Guide: Hey guys, is this your first time ziplining? Guests: Yes. Guide: Sweet, me too!
  23. And Success! We have officially landed on a comet! Sorry for all the exclamation marks! This is just way too cool! ESA is now doing tests to determine what kind of condition the lander is in!