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  1. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I recently took a spin in "Fireball" [1], an entrant in a highest-speed contest: and the result was an ear-to-ear grin permanently stitched upon my visage that would make the Joker's Mom eternally proud. By the time I was done, the Kerbals emerged glowing like baked potatoes from a Chernobyl microwave. Blazingly fast (mid-1700s!!) and a ball of fun. I realized there was a niche for a practical derivative of this amazing airplane, and I came up with Speedbird... The objective was to fly ten (10) Kerbals to any location on Kerbin in about 20 minutes. Speedbird cruises at 1650m/s @ 24km. That's Mach 5.4+. It clocked 20m 32s from take-off from KSC to passing over the exact, opposite point on Kerbin. [1] aircraft's real name is unknown but author is Wanderfound
  2. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Thinking about building a purely suborbital vehicle. Sydney-to-Stuttgart in 90 minutes kinda thing... I guess on Kerbin that would be like 15 minutes. Something along the lines of this:
  3. Hotel26

    Telemagic airport registry

    The following is a tribute to @Wanderfound for his entry into some "fastest airplane challenge". This machine (pictured center with 4 RAPIERS) is not on KerbalX.com/Wanderfound. I found it some time ago somewhere like Dropbox, downloaded it, archived it, dubbing it "Fireball", since it had no other name... Tuesday morning, I needed a pep-me-up before facing the specter of another day of work, so I took "Fireball" for a spin. You cannot fly this machine without stitching a permanent, ear-to-ear grin on your visage that would make the Joker's Mom eternally proud!! (Just be careful with your Kerbals because they will emerge from this vessel like baked potatoes from a Chernobyl microwave!) I've just refueled it at my latest outpost in my global aviation network, Greenland Tower: 32.05N 9.15E (An upcoming sub-orbital launch will bring the first villagers to settle here in Greenland.) P.S. I'm really starting to think there's a niche for a vehicle designed to be purely suborbital with a powered-approach/land phase. Refuel it on the ground and go again. Think Sydney-to-Stuttgart in 90 minutes...
  4. I couldn't enjoy KSP without Kerbal Alarm Clock. (I'm glad to see it's already had a couple of mentions.)
  5. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Sunday is "play day" in the Lab... ...not really sure what's being concocted here as we're only about 25% through the exercise... ...if it turns into anything, it will likely be dubbed Seaspray...
  6. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    How very Kerbal. And so apt that the most robust Kerbal technology (white object pictured center) survived the blast.
  7. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I've finally updated my Krew Bus to use the dual-Klaw raised landing-gear mechanism to support docking with Mk-1, Mk-2 and Mk-3 craft. Transfer passengers with just 3 clicks each and use the Krew Bus as a mobile lounge to accommodate crew until re-assignment. UPDATE: I've published my fuel truck, Vodka Daiquiri, as well. It can be loaded onto a Pterodactyl for ferrying to a remote site and is also 2.5m-compatible for vertical launch and transmission to off-world destinations.
  8. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Pegasus has just rolled out of the Lab hangar and is under-going flight tests. It was intended to be a robust, short-haul, passenger rescue craft [long, sad story deleted...]. To get the weight and balance flyable, I had to load so much fuel in its tail, it hit me that what I had just given birth to is actually a fuel tanker. It can go anywhere and arrive with 20 tons of fuel. Just needs a ground vehicle with a Klaw to bleed off the fuel and transfer it... It's also the first time I've used Goliaths.
  9. Hotel26

    Flags fall down

    1.3.1. And, yes, it's always after scene-loading. (Thank you for the clue.)
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    Flags fall down

    This is not (yet) a Technical Support question. Has anyone else noticed that flags can fall down? You place them, go away and, sometimes, when you return, they are sagging, swaying and then they gently fall down. This is not a case of a side-swipe by a clumsy rover driver, nor jet blast from a departing cargo plane. They just seem to occasionally fall down by themselves. I mainly want to know for starters whether anyone else has observed this and puzzled about it. Better yet, if anyone knows some mysterious cause/cure. (Not a big deal, though.)
  11. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    You might also consider searching for your lost ship in a backup or quicksave. If you find it back in time, copy-and-paste it forward into your current state. (I'd recommend making a named backup save first in case anything goes wrong.) It used to be that adding a vessel was simply a matter of slipping it into the .sfs file. Now that .loadmeta files exist, I have a feeling it is not quite so easy perhaps due to a count of vessels. But you simply deploy a dummy ship onto the KSC runway, save and then replace it with retrieved backup. Old-style teleport and transmogrification. (Or you might just think that Alt-F12 is easier: your call.) (You'll need to ensure any onboard crew members (listed in the vessel) are present or retrieved too.)
  12. Hotel26

    What did you do in KSP today?

    The executive parking lot at KSC is filling up... From L to R: the Exec Quarters Krew Bus, the exec Jeep for beetling around the KSC campus, the exec 'Nemesis' [*] center-stage, and a very lethargic BeechJet (which is gonna get a ticket & towed if it stays there much longer...!!) * the Nemesis was intended to be a medium-range, quick-response, rescue jet but the Gof4 commandeered serial #1 for their own personal misuse. The Kerbal mechanics have started calling it the 'microwave' because one, very quick 5-minute ride and the pax emerge looking presidentially tanned...
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    Telemagic airport registry

    This is Kirchhoff Junction, with runways R11 & R19 located at 17 2 6S 39 54 9W. It's about 390km from KSC on a 120 heading. (Jump one puddle.) I like it because the valleys form a natural L-shaped junction and one of them (foreground) extends quite far to the edge of the ocean. It's flat enough to be able to accommodate heavies.
  14. I reported the 1.3.1.1 post and asked for it to be completely deleted since a) it refers to a now-defunct ((Java) prototype) and b) I had already copied all the relevant information from it to the new thread. The moderators will, no doubt, use their own discretion, since my request is somewhat non-conformant... my principal reason for having the initial 1.3.1.1 thread scrapped is that I was "green" when I posted it. (I doubt that will be argued with.)
  15. Hotel26

    What mode do you think is the best?

    According to the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument model, any person prefers some specific mix of four modes of thinking: A. Analytical thinking (Blue) Key words : Auditive, logical, factual, critical, technical and quantitative. Preferred activities : collecting data, analysis, understanding how things work, judging ideas based on facts, criteria and logical reasoning. B. Sequential thinking (Green) Key words : safekeeping, structured, organized, complexity or detailed, planned. Preferred activities : following directions, detail oriented work, step-by-step problem solving, organization and implementation. C. Interpersonal thinking (Red) Key words : Kinesthetic, emotional, spiritual, sensory, feeling. Preferred activities : listening to and expressing ideas, looking for personal meaning, sensory input, and group interaction. D. Imaginative thinking (Yellow) Key words : Visual, holistic, intuitive, innovative, and conceptual. Preferred activities : Looking at the big picture, taking initiative, challenging assumptions, visuals, metaphoric thinking, creative problem solving, long term thinking. So I am gonna postulate that the predominantly-Analytical thinkers go with Science Mode. The Sequential thinkers go with Career Mode. The Imaginative thinkers go with Sandbox Mode. And the Interpersonal thinkers don't play Kerbal Space Program at all. (You know who you are!) Personally, I quite like pigeon-holing everything.