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About PointySideUp

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  1. I've been playing with vehicles at Eve and I've got a few winners! The rover chassis is pretty resistant to flipping (it tends to flat spin) and pretty fast (75 burst, 50 cruise)when "skating" using diff steering on the huge wheels. The Eve lifter is an over-engineered design that can actually survive some damage on ascent and still have enough dV to get the job done. My latest test cycle of rover and lifter design, drop, and return to orbit went so well I started the final burn on the mid stage boosters and finished with fuel in the drop tanks.. I'm using HyperEdit from pad to Eve orbit, but I'm really pleased how both of these turned out! Album https://imgur.com/a/YhVpOWP
  2. Single Launch All in One Duna base concept with 2 Rovers and powered gliders
  3. I've been working on some modular ship pieces for a while, with a couple of different nuclear tugs that pull modular fuel and ore tanks. I also have a few different orbital station and surface base modules that can be tugged around and deployed.
  4. I've been working away at some new protypes, a medium-lift SSTO, a new Mun lander, and an exploration base. The base can land at Duna and juuuust barely make orbit again.
  5. My first LF only SSTO, around 600m/s in LKO, 2400m/s refueled in LKO https://kerbalx.com/PointySideUp/Tantrum-SSTO
  6. Watch the tail on takeoff, still needs some tweaks... PreProduction model here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4cWPL5TKXgVZVlNa240dXVJNFE/view?usp=sharing
  7. A big refueler I've been working on for a little while, 2 of the largest fuel tanks to orbit with around 1000dV
  8. Yo Dawg, I heard you like Ion craft, so I put an Ion craft in an Ion craft
  9. By request, I have uploaded my large fuel depot/refinery SunBurst Station. It is pretty mobile with it's own Vector and Dart engines, and can fairly easily be brought out of Kerbin SOI by towing it with a tug while pushing with it's own engines (thrust lowered). https://kerbalx.com/PointySideUp/SunBurst-Station I have also released the Mun Raider light cruiser with its Mun Mite lander and small relay sat array. It has ~5000 dV in orbit and a mobile lab, no refinery equipment to save some weight. The Mun Mite is rated for Duna landing and return, made easier by using it's EDL helpers in the Raider's side bay. Dock the mite to the EDL module, and use it's parachute and small fuel reserve to do a semi-powered landing. When returning to orbit, the Mite should use the remaining fuel then jettison the EDL module. https://kerbalx.com/PointySideUp/Mun-Raider Rounding out the package is my Mun Fueler refueling system, capable of refueling the Mite, Kricket, and Ant landers while on the surface, or a ship or station back up in orbit. Launched separately and tugged to far-flung destinations with any of my large nuke-drive equipped tugs, cruisers, or frigates. https://kerbalx.com/PointySideUp/Mun-Fueler
  10. Wow, flashback to an awesome mission led by @Rune Thanks to his awesome craft with power and efficiency, and his skilled guidance, I performed my first gravity burn and Tylo landing last spring break! https://kerbalx.com/Rune/SSTO-Mk-LXXX-Arrow
  11. Sadly, I seem to have lost most everything from that old 1.05(?) folder with the SKAT drive craft. The Bulldog and a few others on a Google drive are all I have left from that era. I may toy around with a rebuild, it never flew very well anyway
  12. Great to have you back submitting crafts @Jett_Quasar!