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About selfish_meme

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  • Location Usually orbiting KSC, possibly off world
  • Interests KSP, coffee, sic-fi, space
  1. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    I find landing hardest, really hard to judge those last few meters and the sink rate
  2. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    Nice plane! I tried different types of pontoons, but mk1 parts only survive 10ms impact speeds, meaning you need a really slow landing speed on water, efficient SSTO's tend to have higher landing speeds, mk2 parts have 40ms, I could do mk2 as other have done in the challenge, but they all tend to go to Minmus to refuel, with this I can go Laythe direct. I am adding more fuel, rcs, solar, batteries etc, we will see how heavy I can get it and still take off and land. At the moment it is 10' + on ascent and easily leaves and lands, I would like to stretch the margins a bit more and even get another passenger if possible. I wonder if you could use RCS balls as, bearing, teeth and blades, super efficient!
  3. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    It could only reach Mach 1 I also had an idea for the current reddit challenge, Sea to sea SSTO, about using fairing pontoons, which worked great, as pontoons. But they were drag monsters. A few experiments later I ended up with this As you can see, almost 3000ms dV from a sea take off, I possibly could land this on Laythe, the fairings protect the flimsy fuselage during sea landings quite well. Also good heat shields.
  4. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    I ended up with 8 Junos on mine!
  5. kerbal all stock saturn V like rocket?

    There are two Mk1 Capsules, one on each side of the lander, they only offset slightly Thank You, I spent a bit of time getting it as authentic as I could, while still being low part count enough to actually use
  6. kerbal all stock saturn V like rocket?

    Here's my stock one if you are looking for ideas
  7. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    Far from finished but good progress, I have an engine inside fairing problem to fix and then it's on to details
  8. A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    Prograde vs Retrograde
  9. A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    Solid Boosters vs Liquid?
  10. A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    sort of like Gondor?
  11. Post Your Cinematics Here! (Cinematic Enthusiasts)

    Test shoot for The Lords of New Kerbin film I am making
  12. A Thread for Writers to talk about Writing

    Despite his personal convictions, I found Orson Scott Cards How to write Science Fiction and Fantasy a great book for helping to distill the ideas that I want to write. I am trying my hand at a quite ambitious screenplay currently, I have less qualms about shooting the scenes than I do about writing an entertaining story! Also I am trying to do it in a positive way that encompasses everything that is as officially canon as possible in KSP, like an origin story. Has anybody else enjoyed the screenplay style of writing? coincidentally one of my favorite book adaptions of a screenplay was The Abyss by OSC's as well.
  13. Stock guns

    @swdennis has built a cartridge fed gun, but it was a bit to big to be mounted on a plane, not sure if stock, pretty sure he used tweakscale
  14. Show me your space shuttles!!

    I have so many! First there was the Gargantua Then Atlantis Then Atlantis again, in conjunction with @sgt_flyer and his brilliant boosters and stock robotic arm Lastly, from my mod, Stock Space Shuttle and SLS Mod
  15. You can use colored lights shining on the stern to make a visual landing aid, I did that once, for stock arrestor gear I used spiders or ant engines stacked, because they bend, and then a thermometer offset into the landing zone, then you can attach a strut to it. The plane won't collide with the struts so you have to get the thermometers into the path of the wheels. It sort of worked, but is part heavy.