Bender222

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  1. what he says is true. Usually when I finish my first I have 50 science and 35 more after my second. Try using the science alert mod to help you not miss any biomes. - - - Updated - - - I would prefer a smadeffault sized stack chute that matches the avionics core. Later when you have acces to the action groups you could then enlarge it just like the others.
  2. with .90 you need an upgraded Vab just to use action group menu. By the time you have the money to upgrade it once you probably have access to larger diameter cores. that is of course If you don't use the modified assemblyfile (thanks Nathan) I agree that a .3m stacks chute (with proper node and not an invisible gap between parts) would be awesome. Possibly make the stack chute start at .3m so it is not even required to use action groups on those early sounding rockets.
  3. I'm running into a small issue and I can't seem to figure it out. I am trying to design rockets for the early satellite contracts and I don't seem to have adequate engines for the upper stage. The best choice at the moment would be the aj10 but its thrust is way to high for any logical probe I can make. It says a probe with a battery and an antenna (I actually use 4 like sputnik)but when I add a service module tank and fill it with 4700 ish delta-v worth of fuel I end up with an upper stage twr of over 2. The only other engines that I have are the alternate configurations of the wac-corporal but they cannot gimbal and therefore cannot be controlled beyond the atmosphere which is especially important since I have to hit specific orbital parameters. Bobcat soviet engines aren't integrated into the tech tree, If I were to get on irc or something and learn what to do, would that be something that would be wanted/integrated into rp-0?
  4. ou can toggle crossfeed in the tweakables. I actuall use this to make boat tails on my rockets b fliping a procedural interstage upside down and enabling crossfeed I can the place an engine on the bottom and adjust it so that it looks good.
  5. Are you on linux? For some weird reason texture replacer does this and is often installed and not used with RO.
  6. Are you on linux? For some weird reason texture replacer does this and is often installed and not used with RO.
  7. The rss settings are not ticked by default in ckan so he can just go tick them and install.
  8. I know geostationary is unnecessary I just wanted the challenge/sense of accomplishment of doing and and I figured If I could do it consistently then I could do pretty much anything.
  9. My original intention was to move as quickly as possible science wise to unlock the parts I needed to create my geostationary relay constellation. But that was in .25 before I had to worry much about upgrading biuldings. I may need to rethink things.
  10. I am using mechjeb to display the delta-v and twr of each stage. SO are you saying I should try shifting more fuel to the lower and less in the higher? So, maybe 5000/4500 instead of 4800/4800? If I were to do the GSO insertion would a completely separate stage for the orbital maneuvers be a good idea or should you try to just enlarge the others? As far as GSO goes what I was attempting in .25 was first launch into a parking orbit, create a maneuver node at the DN to raise apoapsis to 35,786 so when you get to apoapsis you should be on the AN and change inclination at the same time you circularize. I was using a maneuver node to do both. but then I would Mess soimething up and reert to retry it and end up not achieving orbit with the designed stages or having a ton of extra fuel. I am thinking I need to work on my ascents. I have never used the mechjeb autopilot but I am starting to use the Smart A.S.S to more precisely control. It has occurred to me that Having a few more engines to choose from might make it easier for me size stages correctly. As far as I have experienced the limit thrust tweakable does not function in RO. I don't believe Bobcat's soviet engines are updated yet and I dont feel like trying to manually prune the fasa pack for just the engines. Are there any recommendations? preferably integrated into rp-0
  11. For my first mission in my.25 careers I usually used a sub orbital aerobee like sounding rocket with a barometer and themometer carried internally to escape the atmosphere and complete 3 contracts There are 3-4 different biomes you can hit on the way up and transmit data from each experiment in each one. Doing similar in .90 I was able to end the mission with around 50 science. Not bad for such a cheap rocket (with no heatshield, it cant survive re-entry). I take that and unlock the orbital rocketry tears and launch a sputnik like probe to orbit for my second which gave me enough to unlock the capsule/heatshield. For my third mission I orbited a human. For the next missions I used the heatshield to enable mystery goo stuff to survive re-entry. I am going to see if this is possible in .90 as I have only done my first mission. I upgraded the mission control now because I am going to need to do it anyway to unlock manuevering nodes again which i am going to need if I am going to try combining inclination change with circulation burns for a planned geostationary constellation. tring to think ahead here, when are you guys having to upgrade your VAB? 30 parts seems like a bit low with all the crap you dont use taking up space. I ran into this weird issue. I biult a rocket and launched and while I was still on the launchpad I reverted because I forgot to stick on a thermometer once I did so I tried to launch again and it said I was too heavv,, so I removed the thermometer and tired again and now I cant launch at all. the total vessel mass readout in mechjeb says just over 20 tons. I ended up just making another craft to reach orbit anyway but it would have been nice if the first one worked.Im on my third mission now and evven though I havve enough science to unlock the capsule/heatshield I am going to hold-off because there are a ton of new contracts I can do with what I have already.
  12. I see the sounding rocket one in addition to the launch a new vessel, acheive orbit, set alt record of 500 (doesnt work on probes) and the Human orbital one. I think it would be nice to implement some remote tech and maybe scansat contracts in career as well but i am not sure what the on the best way to do that.
  13. What I keep running into and then thinking I have it solved is being consistent with my launches. Sometimes, Ill have 1-200 dv left after I reach the desired orbit and other time I have as much as 500. A few times I might not even reach orbit at all. This is even with the exact same launch vehicle. I then may have to build a different Lv to support a different mission and it seems to make things even more variable despite trying to align the dv and twr of the stages as close to identical to my original craft as possible. Consulting all the launch guides and advice I try to stick with a two stage lv with 4500/4500 delta-v for my launches and then when I have additional stages for after launch burns I just stick those on the top like a payload and maintain the twr and delta-v of the first two stages. I have a problem with having an extra 500 ms of fuel left over after I achieve orbit. That seems like so much of a waste and it just bothers me. Similarly I have an issue of not making orbit at all despite using all of my fuel (of course). When I have additional stages intended to be fired after I achieve orbit (like placing geostationary satellites) It just feels "wrong" jettisoning a tank with 500 ms of fuel left so that you can more accurately obtain the correct heading with rcs without having a big unwieldy, and mostly empty tank still attached to the back. I guess I still have not completely learned the effect of the variables in my ascent. Perfectly placing a geostationary satellite is one of my ultimate goals and it seems like it should be a lot easier. If you look at my post history you can see the subject brought up multiple times. Each time I do I get an answer and I think Ive got it but then I come back and I just have more questions.
  14. I ended up using the thrust plate adapter to cluster 9 .2m srbs together (8 on the side nodes and I stuck another in the middle) one thing I was not expecting was the cool explosions about 5 seconds after seperation. BTW, its possible to use the cash advance from the sounding rocket contract to upgrade the contract building, then you can grab the rest of the contracts (don't even need to get the human orbit one either) and easily be able to complete like 5 contracts with a rocket costing like 2-3 grand. Then just get into orbit/etc with another 2-3 grand. I am still working on doing that as the engines I had previously gotten used toin .90 are different or no longer there.