The Eve Circumnavigation Challenge in Challenges & Mission ideas Posted August 19, 2013 Well done. Interesting looking wing design. I'll let the engines slide provided you don't use that converter to fill them until you're circumnavigation is complete. This challenge is more about proving to yourself that you did it within the confines of the rules and not just proving it to me. If you say you made it without using them, I'll believe you. However, I seriously doubt it'll get you back into orbit. Escape velocity from Eve is well over 3,000 m/s.So, now that you've landed on Eve once or twice, you still think those parachutes are needed? Yeah I'm a bit worried about that too, if the jets are only good till 30k then that's a lot of ground to cover on the rockets.. and i'm also concerned that they may need fuel faster than it can convert. Only 1 way to find out, and I haven't gotten there yet!I have not needed the chutes! Or the wheels! Landing this thing is painfully slow.. but it's actually great practice! I've never before landed the same craft so many times in a row successfully. coming in from orbit I had the same issue as you, had to fly it in reverse. It acts better when the tanks aren't empty. Takeoff when full is a bit rough, I had considered adding one more tank in design and I had a gut feel not to. My gut was right.Putting extra landing gear on the wing tips definitely paid off for me, most of the places I've landed were not perfectly level.