xendelaar

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  1. sorry if this is a dumb question, but how do I get a ship on the launchpad with zero funds in the bank account?
  2. Never heard that there would be an update.. what's new? Where are the release notes? Who's paying these fine programmers to enhance the game again and again?
  3. wow! such a slick design! I was wondering when you would show us your vessel! It's very impressive! Amazing that so little wing span is needed to fly a 15 ton craft on duna! What kind of speed do you need to have enough lift there? Can't wait to see your video! This is extraordinary stuff!
  4. I shot valentine from an orbit around kerbin to Duna, using a big cannon [Cannon info] 41 vector engines Max G force: 641G Delta V: 2515 m/s Weight: 190 t
  5. Last week I made a cannon that could shoot a small projectile onto the Mun.. That was nice and all, but wouldn't be a lot cooler if I could shoot a kerbal to Duna. The answer is YES. I made a small video (1:30) of the mission where I shoot Valentina to the surface of Duna (at 641g) and then transport her back again back to Kerbin. I used a landing "capsule" that @Cunjo Carl designed a couple of years ago when he was doing his epic speed run of the game. Hope you guys like it. [Cannon info] 41 vector engines Max G force: 641G Delta V: 2515 m/s Weight: 190 t
  6. haha, something like that. I was playing around with engine stacks and found out how easy it was to shoot something fast. so i figured I could shoot for the mun instead. Off course I then hit a wall... a wall named drag.. it seems that drag is a big issue when you launch an aerodynamic projectile at >5200 m/s at sea level. By turning the artilly into a helicopter I could avoid the soup-o-sphere and shoot much further. Thanks for the comments @Vanamonde and @Kerballing (Got Dunked On). Maybe I will try to hit Duna on a next mission... I don't know.. I think it would be better to do this in orbit though..
  7. [Story time] I tried to make a stock artillery that could hit the island airfield near the space center... I "kinda" went overboard on this and accidentally made it powerful enough to hit Moho when aimed/alligned properly hehe. In this video, I'm shooting for the Mun, which was pretty challenging as well. [Some numbers] The cannon weighs approximately 170 tonnes The maximum velocity of the projectile is 5100 m/s Time for projectile to reach its target: approximately 60 minutes [CREDITS] *Music* New Digital War by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ Explosion: Star wars: A new hope
  8. [Story time] I tried to make a stock artillery that could hit the island airfield near the space center... I "kinda" went overboard on this and accidentally made it powerful enough to hit Moho when aimed/alligned properly hehe. In this video, I'm shooting for the Mun, which was pretty challenging as well. [Some numbers] The cannon weighs approximately 170 tonnes Thrust source: 33 vector engines Part count: 93 The maximum velocity of the projectile is 5100 m/s Time for projectile to reach its target: approximately 60 minutes Here is a 24 second clip of the launch. [CREDITS] *Music* New Digital War by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ Explosion: Star wars: A new hope
  9. Made a bike and an UFO yesterday
  10. Holy Crap that IS IMPRESSIVE! I wonder if anybody can beat this! Amazing job! 22 seconds... man!
  11. Here is my own entry: 0:34 seconds when crashing the first part into the VAB @ralanboyle: thank you for your entry. The design is very slick and you kept a steady course!
  12. This is an idea that was posted on Reddit by CrazyEyedApollo and I have his permission to set up a challenge here on the forum. The mission rules are simple: The fastest kerbal wins! Additional rules: - Cheats are not allowed - stock parts only (Official DLC is allowed off course) - Post a gif or movie of your attempt [Leader board] 0:22| @boatmans| A very efficient vehicle with an excellent driver! 0:28 | AndersPottemager | A stylish Formula 1 rocked powered car! 0:34 | @xendelaar | an ugly propeller plane 0:40 | @ralanboyle | a very slick rocket race care
  13. hahaha this made me laugh out loud! thanks
  14. I tried to replicate the DeLorean from the epic movie "Back to the future". I think it looks okay, but I did miss something to make it feel more authentic... That's why I reenacted a part of the last scene from the movie (poorly), just to add a bit more flair.