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    Moon is a Black Hole

    Couldn't you still get far closer to the centre than with our current Moon, allowing for a wider selection of changes in direction for a given relative speed?
  2. One part of your question is indeed easy to visualise. Here, I animate how sound would look if you could 1) see air pressure as darkness, and 2) see in super-slow motion. Bear in mind that the wavefronts are spherical, so this is how it would look from any direction. The usual mental image of expanding concentric circles is really pretty accurate.
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    Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    What's to prevent the addition of counterdrag flaps that reside in a hollow segment behind the nose and bring the CoDrag of the tilting part exactly onto the hinge?
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    Kerbin should have a pole on its poles

    And as a logical extension, the Pol pole pole poll.
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    Colonizing Eve in stock 1.3.1

    I wonder if an expertly crafted, redockable (quicksave magic) electric rotor can offset its own mass in a single-stage Eve ascender. You could use it in a locked position to aerobrake, or maybe aerosteer.
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    Ultra-heavy spaceplanes

    From the pics it looks more like a plane-shaped vessel to Duna orbit with a ton of extra boosters, some of which are solids.
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    Release quality trendline

    After which, instead of the update beinɡ created by devs to be ɡiven to players, it will rise from oblivion on the computers of players to then be transferred to Squad's machines and erased line by line over months. Extrapolation, not even once.
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    Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    Neat bird! How much does it carry into LKO? I ran the numbers for the heck of it based on your stats. ΔvNerv = Isp(Nerv) * g0 * ln(mfull/mempty) = 800 s * 9.81 m/s2 * ln(269.1*103 kg / 99.1*103 kg) = 7839 m/s ΔvRapier = Isp(Rapier) * g0 * ln(mfull/mempty) = 305 s * 9.81 m/s2 * ln(269.1*103 kg / 99.1*103 kg) = 2988 m/s ΔvLKO = Isp(Nerv) * g0 * ln[(mempty+mlf+mox)/(mempty+mox)] = 800 s * 9.81 m/s2 * ln[(99.1*103 kg + 12700*5 kg + 3180*5 kg)/( 99.1*103 kg + 3180*5 kg)] = 3450 m/s
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    Sundae Lifeboat

    On the same lifter that rebuilds the station, I'd imagine.
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    I made a... trumpet-shaped spaceship.

    I'd call this a good bassline for any instrument-shaped craft.
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    Unpowered flight

    Can we mount reaction wheels on the craft's body to provide torque or is this strictly aerodynamic controls only?
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    Deploy Elevons Further

    Build the door so that "closed" means deployment forward at 150 authority, and "open" means deployment in reverse at 150 authority.
  13. The two-way split presumably makes for less cycling whenever you want to cut the charge consumption of a reaction wheel, such as when entering atmo on a glider with limited solar panels. I haven't run into a situation where this is crucial, but since the context menu is not overly wordy I'd prefer for the settings to stay separate.
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    Automated Drones?

    MechJeb does not let you plan an ascent one throttle setting and one degree of heading at a time, though. Actually programming the autopilot yourself is a whole different challenge.
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    Automated Drones?

    Your suggestion will receive better momentum if you mention kOS, the state-of-the-art mod, and say why it won't do.