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  1. Hey guys, Everything seems to be working with 1.6.1 and the newest versions of Firespitter and Module Manager so I updated the version tags. No new parts or features For the black textures that some people are seeing my only guess would be to make sure you delete the old SPT files if you want to use the parts now included with CA. If you'd like to stick with the old SPT parts, just delete the SPT folder that's now included in Cormorant Aeronology > Assets. If that's not the case I'm not sure what would be causing it. Those are all very simple parts that don't have any texture switching or anything. I didn't get the high band antenna in the files Meeb sent me but I'll pull it from the last release version and add it in when I can. I'm going into my last year of my engineering degree so I've been very short on free time. I'll be keeping things maintained as best I can but I wouldn't expect any significant new stuff for a while. It's just been too much trying to balance my own studies, being a teaching and research assistant, and messing with kerbal bugs. I'll be looking at slowly cleaning up the core shuttle parts as they've gotten a bit messy over the years with KSP updates and bug fixing. Beyond that I'd still like to finish the LKS and Block II part sets but I can't promise when/if that would be. I really appreciate the continued interest and enjoyment of all this stuff. These mods and the KSP modding community still means a lot to me and I check in as much as I can.
  2. v1.5.1 Update Changes: New SRB-4 thrust curves - Performance is similar on the shuttle but they should be more predictable for other types of lifters Fixed collider issue on custom name plates Added: Heavy Payload Mount and Payload Bay Decoupler - Set of decouplers to mount large satellites or other payloads securely into the cargo bay. The Payload Bay Decoupler also acts as a strut. (placeholder textures on some of these) Shuttle Payload Technologies by @MrMeeb - A stock version of SPT has been added into Cormorant. This includes 2 Payload bay options and a full set of Skylab parts for all your science needs. Heavy Decoupler Set Shuttle Payload Technologies
  3. Hey guys, I moved Meeb's parts into the CA file structure and made a few small changes to names and properties. Since CA is intended to be a mostly stock experience I removed the Dmagic and WBT science dependencies and turned the lab into a stock science lab and the experiment rack into a Science Jr. The part rescales and other small modifications are also not included in this. Did some quick tests in 1.5 and everything seems to be working now. Features can be put back in pretty easily with MM patches if someone else would like to set those up. Here's a github link for those interested. Download the Zip, then drop the Cormorant Aeronology folder into Gamedata https://github.com/Pak84/ShuttlePayloadTech/tree/master Actual integration into CA will probably take a bit since I wanted to clean some things up for 1.5 If you're interested in using DIRECT by Benjee10 check out the new version here https://spacedock.info/mod/1742/reDIRECT
  4. Hi @RealKerbal3x I checked things out in 1.4.4 and don't have any issues. Were you using a rescale patch at some point? If so it could be that you made the craft with the scaled fuel values and if you're playing in stock now the values don't update. You can use the fuel switch to fix the values or grab fresh parts. If not you can PM me more info and we can try to figure it out.
  5. Ah thanks. I must have hidden one in there when I was testing the craft. I took it out and updated the craft file on the github.
  6. Thanks to @Beale for his great work on the Energia lifter. To celebrate I made a simple craft file linked below. It could use some tweaking but it's a good starting point for people having trouble getting it set up. (Only uses parts from the Energia and Zenit folders in TantaresLV) TantaresLV on Spacedock Also if you're into IVAs go check out @G'th's great MAS/ASET/RPM interior Ultimate Shuttle IVA on Spacedock Screenshot by G'th
  7. Neat thanks. I don't know anything about tweakscale so I can't be much help with that issue. If you figure it out and there's something I can change in the .mu to solve it let me know and I can include it in the next version. The Mk3 pack is about at its part limit before it'll start to feel bloated to me. There may be some minor things added here and there but it's pretty complete in my eyes. The medium shuttle (LKS) set ,other unannounced shuttle set, and new things that aren't Block-II related will end up in a separate pack.
  8. @RealKerbal3x Found that nameplate issue and posted the fix to github. Just replace the 2 files in CA_decals with the ones provided https://github.com/Pak84/Test-Area
  9. @Rodger Not a bad idea. I'll keep that in mind Had some time so I started to fill out the medium shuttle part set some more.
  10. 1.4 Made the stock SAS quite a bit worse for asymmetric lifters so you may be rusty but that has something to do with it too. A trick I've seen people doing is adding a probe core to the ET for initial ascent so the majority of the thrust is in line with your control point. As for landing it sounds like you stalled out. To be safe you should go for a landing speed over 50 m/s. So you want to keep the nose down for as long as possible until the final flare to touch down.
  11. @G'th Probably not with the current FS mesh switching. I want those to be usable with other things and the heat tile bottoms limit designs. I want to drop FS and use variants but to do that I need some kind of plug-in to mirror wings properly or force a mesh switch when mirroring. I'd like to have both options but I'll have to see how things work out. MrMeeb told me he was just going to the store. I'm sure he'll be back soon.
  12. Hey folks, IUS is posted in the test area of my github while I finish up textures/polishing. Just add the IUS folder to Cormorant Aeronology. The shuttle payload mounts aren't available yet. https://github.com/Pak84/Test-Area
  13. Thanks I'll take a look when I can. Not really sure. It's working for me in 1.4.2. All I could really say is check Firespitter versions and maybe verify you game files through steam? To be honest though with all the problems and weirdness happening with 1.4.2 I can't see things like this getting fixed until stock gets cleaned up so I can figure out what changes have to be made. In other news I managed to get the IUS mostly balanced and worked all the bugs out. It's set up to put up to 2 tons into geosynchronous orbit and it feels great so far. A lot of texturing work to do and some little things but that's all that's left now.
  14. @Hunony 1.4.2 doesn't effect this stuff (doesn't even have a Spacedock?CKAN tag yet) so updating this mod would be me changing the thread title. Missing parts is a different issue. Likely misplaced folders or an old version of firespitter
  15. @ethanwolf519 Same as before. You can find the newest version on the first post of the thread. Just drop the Cormorant Aeronology folder into your gamedata folder.
  16. @frencrs I'm not seeing that on mine. Do you have some things that modify parachutes that could be conflicting?
  17. @Kirk0007 Thanks. Landing gear is one of those things. Even with the great work done by Blackheart to crack into the secrets of stock landing gear they're still a huge pain to build and set up. Plus with how unstable they are in game the pay-off of all that work is still having it bug out and launch your ship back into the air sometimes. I have about 5 projects going right now and not much time for any of them, so landing gear isn't even on the back-burner at this point. Maybe the refrigerator still. Not saying I would never do it, but I can't say it would be any time soon.
  18. @frencrs @Z3R0_0NL1N3 I have to look into it more, but I don't think so. The stock switcher is very limited and while I'd prefer to use that I would just need a different plug-in for mirroring my wings. I am going to see if I can make it work though. Here's some bonus progress shots of the LKS. Models are mostly done and I'm starting textures on the cockpit. This thing is so cute Roughly 2.5m cross section with a 1.875m payload capacity. Gameplay-wise it'll come a tier or two before the shuttle/buran and function as a light station builder and satellite launcher. Designed to launch atop Beale's Proton or any other 2.5m lifter
  19. I agree. I actually made one a while back but wasn't happy with it. I just had a better idea for the Shuttle-C probe so I'll revisit it when I have some time.
  20. @AlternNocturn Could be UPFM if it's adding a lot of mass. Kerbalism life support masses should be very small compared to the mass of the craft so I wouldn't expect that to be a problem. Block II can handle about 25 tons and right at booster sep the shuttle can be very close to 1.0 TWR. If you have KER or something similar you could check out your booster sep TWR in the VAB by taking off the boosters and draining the ET fuel a bit. Then you can change your UPFM settings to see if that's effecting your TWR much. Otherwise compare your flight profile to the guide in the OP or try the mission builder tutorial.
  21. @Abpilot You don't need to mess with cfgs I promise. If you have Making History you could try this little launch tutorial I'm working on. I don't know if it's done yet, but it gives prompts on what you should be doing at certain points along the way. Also take a look at the little guides in the OP if you haven't. Generally people that are running out of fuel aren't flying a shallow enough launch. You need a relatively smooth curve ending at 0 degrees around 50k. Going 'up' too much on a launch is a waste of energy Shuttle Flight Test Mission (drop it in your Missions folder) I'm also working on updating the booster's thrust curve to make them a bit more forgiving when you're outside of a good flight profile. I'll link that below if you'd like to try that too. SRB4 thrustCurve changes As for the CKAN stuff I have no idea. I don't deal with that at all outside of posting on Spacedock. If there's something I can do on my end like packaging things differently I will, but if it's just that FS isn't updated yet there's nothing I can do about that.
  22. Maybe? First I would check if you have multiple versions of Firespitter (multiple dlls or a dll and a Firespitter folder). That's usually the cause. If that isn't it I'm not really sure of anything that is incompatible with FS. Added the Block II Shuttle to my craft files for anyone interested
  23. 1.4 updates for Mk3 and Block II are both available on Spacedock now. CA - Mk3 Shuttle Pack v1.4.1 MMU Construction port added Engine effects fixed for 1.4.1 RCS plumes fixed for OMS Pods and MMU And the Block II orbiter has been added to Spacedock along with fixes for 1.4 CA - Mk3 Shuttle Pack v0.2 Good luck! I'll update craft files tomorrow Space truck brought to you by Blackheart's Grounded (Link)
  24. @Puggonaut That looks pretty good actually. I may end up using that or something built off of it. Thanks Either way you inspired me to dig into the issue more and I was able to solve my problem. With 1.4 it seems like some of the effects are ignoring the parent part's scale in unity and looking at the original 3d file instead. My stuff was all based on a unit-less size from way back when I started this mod in 0.9 or whatever. With whatever changed in 1.4 that scale for those effects decides it's 10% so making the effected engines 10x bigger in 3dmax make the effects match the proper scale. Anyway I'm going through and fixing that stuff. To celebrate here's some more progress shots of the IUS
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