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About Belphegor

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  1. well.. airodynamics might have failed in this thread but it sure managed to send my sides into orbit take a look at this gosnel,this is how i learned how to plane
  2. don"t worry, i think this happens to everyone at some point. including me in my fist carreer. eventually when you unlock some more of the tech tree it will be easier to get bob back home but it should be possible with what you got right now pic from my first carreer game when i sucked at non-atmospheric landings
  3. i assembled a stick in orbit of minmus and then landed it for no scientific purpose at all. this required a lot of patience and some quicksaves
  4. got a bit tired of space so i made a small plane to mess around in the atmosphere. it can fly up to 1300m/s below 2km altitude before the air intake explodes
  5. ordered 4 pizzas and launched my first manned duna mission. the entire mission consists of 3 launches. a station with science lab for low duna orbit, a disposable transfer stage to bring the station there and to bring back the lander and crew when the mission ends, and a lander with mining equipment. on board are jeb, bob, bill to repack the parachutes, and a second scientist vil-something the lander can carry a bit more fuel than it needs to link up with the station in orbit, every time it visits a biome and returns to the science lab it also transfers a bit of fuel into the transfer stage so eventually everybody can go home again lander launch vehicle. the lander itself has enough dv for the duna transfer lander on it's way to duna the station being pushed into duna orbit by the transfer stage first manned landing, the guys are taking some samples while the lander refuels delivering the science
  6. there are several ways to do this, usually i suspend the payload underneath a lander and connect the two with a docking port so the lander itself can be re-used to bring fuel to orbit or kerbals back to kerbin.. downside is that you need to send up a rather large lander as well in this picture the payload (a big mining rig) and the lander are launched on the same vessel. between the pink and blue is the payload, the top part and fuel stacks with LVN's is the lander and the decoupler is somewhere around the blue area
  7. just some small stuff that had to be done.. first a few contracts for cash, saved a few kerbals from orbit and brought 2 scientists back home after 7 years on minmus. i also flipped my duna rover upside down just before reaching it's 3rd biome
  8. made a lightweight space-glider that returns from orbit using only a little RCS propellant. getting it into orbit requires a few attachments
  9. i remember visiting some of kerbins biomes with a glider.. was a lot of fun and pretty accurate. just launch suborbital roughly towards the the biome you want to visit, detach the glider and correct your path once you re-enter the atmosphere. or build a bigger plane with a larger range
  10. sent an ion powered probe to jool. it was supposed to gather science from orbit of jool and it's moons but i only hit up one moon and jool itself before the probe exploded for some reason. i also flew valentina, siunia and bob back to kerbin after a 5 year stay on the surface of the moon. thousands of science points they processed in their little laberatory and now they get their day off on kerbin before being sent to somewhere else
  11. a mining drill... maybe theres ore in the vab, who knows
  12. thanks, just tried a transfer to duna like starhawk described and it worked