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  1. But single-prop planes fly all the time? And I've seen screenshots of people with single-prop craft in KSP....I just want to know how they did it. I am aware that this is how physics works, but I cant make my engine off-balance to counter the torque like a WW2 fighter would. But sure, snark helps alot.
  2. As far as I can tell from my limited experiments, SAS control doesn't pass thru robotic parts either unless they're locked.
  3. My deployed surface experiment on Minmus is sending back .007 science at a time every few minutes. I go to check on another craft and come back to 200+ messages in queue after a few in-game hours. Anyone else run into this?
  4. Wow! Thank you for all of this! Telling me about the static friction made me think and try again, and now the depths of Kerbin's oceans are open to me! (Well, I play with pressure limits, so as long as it's shallower than 300m). Thank you again!
  5. I am loving the new robotics parts, but am having some trouble. I've tried making spinning hab rings on craft, and single-prop planes and am having a real problem figuring out how to counteract the torque. I just cant seem to make anything stable without doing things in twos for counter-rotation. Those of you that are better at physics, math, or engineering than me care to give me some pointers?
  6. I've been playing about with BG and tried to make a propeller-driven sub. As far as I can tell, propellers don't work in water? Has anyone got this working?
  7. All my landers and planes are now lowriders.
  8. Umm...okay. Thank you for the answer. That's....not how I would have designed it. But at least now I know!
  9. Hey all, I wasn't sure where this question belonged, so mods feel free to move it if there's someplace better. I haven't played KSP in a while but recently got the itch. I have the Making History expansion, but under 'Community Created' I see nothing. Is this because I'm running a modded install or what is going on here? Are there just none? I was looking forward to seeing what people could come up with! I've tried searching for this issue, but can't find anything relevant. Any help would be appreciated.
  10. I can calculate dV and TWR with an abacus and slide rule, so therefore everyone should and not rely on a computer to do computing for them. I can also calculate orbits with a protractor, compass, and counting on my fingers, so therefore they should get rid of the entire tracking station in stock. It detracts from my fun.
  11. I just built a SEP on Minmus and checked to see where it resets calibration. It's definitely on scene changes, such as going back to the KSC. I have my .log file, but for the life of me, I can not figure out how to attach it to this post, and I don't think anyone wants me to just cut and paste lol. Help?!
  12. I do not about calibration, but I'll keep an eye on it. I have a surface mission going on atm, so it won't take much. And yes, I've checked to see if science is being added, and it is not. Only the first experiment to transmit actually adds any science (and the label changes from "science" to "data" after the first one). I'll see if I can't get you a log sometime today.
  13. I'm having a problem with SEP in 1.3.1 where when I transmit the science, only the first experiment to transmit transmits science. The rest say "Transmitting data....XX data added (instead of science)". Also all experiment calibrations are being reset to 50%.
  14. Congratulations! I was thinking about writing a couple of mods until I had one of those myself! Definitely take up all your spare time, but very much worth it!
  15. The three things that helped me with shuttles immensely: 1) Download the CorrectCOL mod. The stock COL marker does not take body lift into account and my shuttles were flipping and going crazy on re-entry 2) Strap a couple of jets to your shuttle. If you short the landing or need to come back around, they help alot vs. having to glide it in. 3) Place a flag west of the runway at the bottom of the hill for the runway. I name mine KSC ILS-W. Target this flag on re-entry and use as a primitive ILS system to line up your prograde marker. Also be sure to use "Surface" instead of "Orbit/Target" on the navball.