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  1. @GummiRevolution this is so weird. I never got a notification that anybody wrote a message on my thread! thanks for the kind reply @Single stage to oceanhaha thanks for your compassion! i also did other things while I was flying, so I didn't get too bored hehe. i love your name btw haha @king of nowhere if you put duna out of the equation, landing with a helicopter is really easy. just use the fan blades. When you want to land, tilt them all the way up to their max angle (i don't recall which angle it actually is though). The helicopter will descent.. but very slowly!
  2. awesome mission! enjoyed watching your video! really inspiring
  3. my bad... i DIDN'T use steering other than "point at radial out"while flying upwards. I adjusted the text in my post.
  4. Well.. if you can forgive me for the awful editing, cringy cinematography and obnoxious music: I did a similar mission some time ago that complies to all three rules the mission states. 1. I flew out of the souposphere at full throttle (using a helicopter and shot a cannonball into space) 2. I didn't correct my flight trajectory 3. I didn't use any thrust limiters. I built this helicopter cannon that could fire a cannon ball to the mun. It uses 30 vectors (or more?) all clipped into one vector engine. I'm guessing the helicopter thing is not in spirit of the c
  5. I made Jeb land at 11 km/s a couple of weeks ago. I would show you the video I made, but the 'craft' isn't what is the bouncy heatshield?
  6. I'm very impressed by all the stunning helicopters you guys made! I also made a (much less impressive) helicopter a while back. Does this count as a valid entry? I only did a equatorial circumnavigation though ... it took me around 7 hours to complete.
  7. it was really dumb of me to do indeed. I just though about it when Jeb got stranded and I figured: what if I just send a really fast ship again to come pick him up. I think I could be able to get from and back Duna in less than 70 days if I would do it in one go. Maybe somebody else would want to try.
  8. I'm not sure if this counts and sorry for necroing the post... But I did a speedrun to Duna and back in approximately 110 days.. It is a somewhat atypical post as I first went to Duna without thinking about ever returning. After Jeb landed, I (almost immediately) made a rescue ship and retrieved Jeb afterwards. Getting Jeb to Duna took me 20 days and getting him back took me 82 days. I didn't record the dates when I left or when I returned so this entry is not valid, but maybe it will spark others to redo this pretty sweet challenge in a better way. Here are the video clips I
  9. hehe, I was trying to make a joke. There was this guy who survived 214 G! from wiki: The highest recorded G-force experienced by a human who survived was during the 2003 IndyCar Series finale at Texas Motor Speedway on October 12, 2003 in the 2003 Chevy 500 when the car driven by Kenny Bräck made wheel-to-wheel contact with Tomas Scheckter's car. This immediately resulted in Bräck's car impacting the catch fence that would record a peak of 214 g0.[18][19]
  10. haha you made me laugh out loud. I wonder how much a human could handle before the hydrocarbon molecules would break down and turn into diamond
  11. I made a cannon that could hurl a Kerbal from the Mun to Minmus with one simple push of a button. The cannon weighs around 70 tonnes and contains 13 vector engines all clipped into one. With the hinges and wheels, I'm able to pin point a trajectory fairly accurate. Although it took me a lot of time to find the sweet spot for Minmus. It launches a Kerbal at 350G into space. Landing on Minmus costs around 300 m/s delta V. I used Jeb's jetpack for that. I made a small video displaying its awesome power... please forgive the tasteless "story" ...
  12. I made a cannon that could hurl a Kerbal from the Mun to Minmus with one simple push of a button. The cannon weighs around 70 tonnes and contains 13 vector engines all clipped into one. With the hinges and wheels, I'm able to pin point a trajectory fairly accurate. Although it took me a lot of time to find the sweet spot for Minmus. It launches a Kerbal at 350G into space. Landing on Minmus costs around 300 m/s delta V. I used Jeb's jetpack for that. I made a small video displaying its awesome power...
  13. thanks for the reply! I will check it out, although I think this is way too complicated for me
  14. haha I guess it was a silly thing to do. thanks for watching. I bet.. after more than 9 years, most of the stuff has already been done by somebody else (and most probably better as well). I hope I didn't give you the feeling I was claiming to be the only one who has done an SRB challenge? For me, this was a ksp bucket list thing and I'm glad I succeeded.
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