Rath

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    X-Plane-of-the-Day

    Oh what could have been... It seems like every one of my fellow Canadians hates the fact that it was cancelled.
  2. So this place is basiclly for us to speculate on how the current kerbin came to be. I was inspired to make this after seeing this in this thread Here it appears that there used to be massive wetlands or an extremely long, incredibly windy river here. Are there any other parts of kerbin that you see and wonder about. Perhaps we could create a map of kerbins possible techtonic plates. Also, what direction does the big river flow?
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    Kerbin Geographical society

    The Thread is dead, Long live the thread!
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    Kerbin Geographical society

    The Thread is dead, Long live the thread!
  5. I'm talking Falcon boosted SLS, or a delta 4 heavy with Energia boosters. What could we make if we worked together?
  6. Airliner Safety Challenge In this Challenge you must build an airliner that fits in one of the four categories, each category has it's own scoreboard: Light: 2-16 passenger Kerbals. Medium: 17-32 passenger Kerbals Heavy:32-64 passenger Kerbals Super-Heavy: 65+ Rules: No excessive clipping (Clip any structural parts you want, no fuel tanks into fuel tanks, keep passenger cabins mostly intact). No Cheats (Duh). A passenger Kerbal is defined as a Kerbal that is contained within a crew cabin without control capabilities. The extra crew in the Mk3 cockpit are considered flight attendants, and it has a scoring bonus to reflect this. You can also add extra (more than two) cockpits to get in on those sweet, sweet flight attendant points. Any plane must have at least one Kerbal piloting it. Heavy and above planes must have two pilots. No floating parts. I love offset, but at least stick a strut on there. Mods are allowed, but no cheaty ones. No staging. No VTOL. No parachutes (Except for a single drouge if you really want) Your plane may leave the atmosphere, but cannot orbit. your plane cannot contain any rocket engines, and if RAPIERS are included, a screenshot must be provided of all oxidizer drained in the SPH You must have at least one clear picture of your plane. Electrical or otherwise infinite range aircraft do not have their range included in the scoring. You must submit pictures of your plane. At least one inflight. You must calculate your own score. Scoring: Bonus points: Your plane cannot tailstrike no matter how hard you pull up on takeoff (20 points) Your plane stalls at less than 50m/s (5 points) Your plane stalls at less than 30m/s (20 points) Your plane stalls at less than 25m/s (30 points) Your plane stalls at less than 20m/s (60 points) Your plane does not need SAS to fly stably (20 points) Your plane does not need trim adjustment to fly straight and level. This only stacks with the non SAS points. (10 points) Your plane can fly on 50% of its engines (20 points) Your plane can fly on 66.6% of it's engines (5 points) Your plane can fly on 33.3% of it's engines (30 points) Your plane can fly on 25% of it's engines (35 points) Your plane can belly land with all crew and passengers surviving (20 points) Your plane can belly land without damage (40 points) Your plane has airbrakes (10 points) Your plane can ditch in the water with all crew surviving (10 points) Your plane can ditch in the water with no damage (20 points) Your plane is a seaplane (20 points) Your plane is an amphibious seaplane (10 points, stacks with above) Your plane can take off and immediately land back on the runway without turning around, and is heavy size or above (10 points for large 20 points for super-heavy) Your plane has a way to jettison fuel without speeding up (10 points) Your plane can fly on any two engines. Simple fuel and air systems: your plane has all fuel tanks and air intakes in the same stack as an engine (10 points) Point malus: Your plane can lose controllability due to fuel shift (-20 points) Your plane needs the end of the runway to take off (-20 points) Your plane can break up due to aerodynamic forces (-20 points) Your plane can melt itself if left at full throttle. (Saftey feature if both pilots fell asleep) (-10 points) Your pilots do not have a clear view out the aircraft-I.E. windows are covered. (-10 points)' Your plane solely relies on alternators on the main engines for power (-10 points) Your plane contains an RTG or nerv engine (passengers don't want radioactive death leaking) (-20 points) Your plane needs all of it's engines to fly (-20 points) Base scoring (Subject to change): Max speed+(max distance/10)+((Max passengers*5)*1+(number of flight attendants/2))+Bonus points Example: 300+(5000/10)+(32*5)*1+(2/2))=1120 Leaderboards: Light: @Calmlamma: 7854.9 points! @zolotiyeruki: 5555 points! @DoctorDavinci: 3485.6 points! @pro100kerbonaught: 2538 points! @timzim817: 1907 points! @timzim817: 1867.82 points! @qzgy: 1,853 points! @tetragon213: 1586.7 points! @roboslacker: 1139 points! @bEAstmode: 830.5 points! @HamnavoePer: 587 points! @EpicSpaceTroll139: 300 points! Medium: @proteasome: 3190.5 points! @martiplay28yt: 2434.1 points! @spacepod9: 2051.7944 points! Heavy: @wanderfound: 1,632 points! @Physics Student:1239 points! Super-heavy: @notanaimbot: 4305.2 points! @EpicSpaceTroll139: 3832 points! @DoctorDavinci: 3451.6 points! @Tetragon213: 2491 points! @SaturnianBlue:2116.9 points! @MustaKotka:1736 points! @Delay: 1381 points! @Spacetraindriver:1353 points! @EpicSpaceTroll139: 1302 points! @notsodeadjeb:1134 points! Special Mentions First entrant: @Spacetraindriver Early Jet Airliner lookalikes: @EpicSpaceTroll139 Concorde Lookalikes: @Tetragon213 @MustaKotka Electric planes: @Charlie_Zulu
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    SSTO Seaplane Showcase

    Looks like you lost a docking port there.
  8. Modern equipment means that you start out with eleventy billion soyouzes but can keep building (but you gotta start now, no waiting for that Alcubierre). Ok, how about all the worlds military budgets going to a single space program?
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    SSTO Seaplane Showcase

    I think you are just touching down too fast. I can land mallards full of science jr. and keep them intact. You just need bigger wings I guess.
  10. I'm talking also about modern hardware, like already existing rockets and stuff. How quickly could we really get some insane stuff done?
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    Kerbin Geographical society

    I wanna get this thread doing something again so here we go (you can find a kerbalmaps replacement here) What could have formed this? Looks like it could be a caldera or something. It's down near the tip of the KSC continent if anybody want's to go check it out in game. Oooh, I found another dry riverbed, it looks like the whole desert was its drainage basin. That's the desert with the temple, perhaps it was a massive nile-style delta previously.
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    What Happened To Spaceport?

    Nope, that died. Spacedock is the thing now.
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    What Happened To Spaceport?

    While actually from it's ashes rose kerbalstuff, and from thats ashes rose spacedock.
  14. apparently they checked using the horizontal speed indicator on the f3 menu. I think.
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    MAD - Aerospace Parts (v0.6) KSP 1.4.5

    please do make a modular cockpit mod. Also, could you make a mid section cockpit that fits the chines on both the front and the back? Like the Vindicator, but without the back glass part, just right into the razorback part again. There was another british ww2 plane that had it but I forget the name right now. And perhaps a glass back so you can make a vindicator cockpit out of it too?
  16. I wonder if by using the same concept as braking the shaft, you could make stock realistic reaction wheels? Spin them up using rover wheels or something, that still works, right?
  17. If it was contra-rotating it could turn in both directions very quickly I guess. A very large heli that turns very fast? yes please. If we could find a way to attach it to a and d keys that would be great.
  18. I wonder if it could be possible to make a system for very, very large helicopters with a single rotor to have their left and right rotation be controlled by braking on the main engine shaft to transfer rotation to the airframe? It probably won't compete but it would be a very interesting method of turning in the direction your rotor is turning.
  19. I'm kinda butting in here, but those wings seem like they could be a bit unrealistic. Attached by a single strut?
  20. That's what I was trying to say up above. Make a small planet and cover it in a huge building with built in caves.
  21. I wonder if you could make a cave filled planet by making a tiny one and then sticking a bunch of tylo-style caves on top of it? I would love a "honeycomb" asteroid or something even bigger. Imagine landing your rocket way down a huge hole where you need to steer slightly right and left to get out. Sounds like a star wars planet. EDIT: like this
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    How much of Kerbin is covered by water?

    Oooh, a KAS winch pulling a kite style thing underground (it would need to be a kite because otherwise a boat would not always touch the underground ocean if the winch was too short) is very interesting.
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    How much of Kerbin is covered by water?

    Terrain glitches in certain places could possibly fit through very small boats (or planes!) and then you could go around under the land to all the biomes. All of KSPs continents are connected so you could get all of it. And then return to a hole to exit. We would need to map terrain holes to do this though.