Martian Emigrant

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  1. Join the party !

    Hey there. Can I float and wheel them in? ME
  2. What did you do in KSP today?

    lol I use a short 3 inch steel bolt. ME
  3. A button to view other active manuever nodes

    You mean like layers? Successive rings around the nav ball? Works for me. ME
  4. A button to view other active manuever nodes

    I approve this suggestion. ME
  5. Trying to rotate spacex's Tesla in space

    I hadn't thought of that. Stabilizing an antenna to transmit toward earth. That in itself is an exercise far beyond just "Fun" and PR. Plus, in my opinion, what about showing a rapidly deteriorating Tesla? Could happen. That would show badly. Or the camera, stabilisation, transmitter or something, anything goes wrong and then people say "Spacex can't do right and they want to send people to Mars". ME
  6. What did you do in KSP today?

    Hey all. I did it again. I am NOT trying to break the game. It just breaks I started a new caveman game and wanted to see if I could get in space on the very first mission. You can. I did. What's with that? You aren't supposed to see the KSC from that high at that stage of the game? Jeb died on that one. The ship crashed a bit over 100m above the square hole. So I tried and succeeded to make a survivable flight and got these. What gives? Is this new? I run 1.3 with only MecJeb. It's not even on the ship. ME
  7. What did you do in KSP today?

    I really broke the game this time. When I went to the tracking station it showed "Debris". "What debris is that?" I said. They are the parachutes. Travelling at something like 10 x C ME
  8. What did you do in KSP today?

    I cheated myself in low Jool orbit cause I never have been in the atmosphere before. I was still flying (On multiple parachutes) not at all below the surface or anything like that. Then when I dropped the heatshield the probe disintegrated. Go figure ME
  9. What did you do in KSP today?

    Hey Kerbal-philes. Today. Today I broke the game. ME
  10. Trying to rotate spacex's Tesla in space

    Hey all. I did it again. Went to look at the "Starman" in his car. Drifting away from the Earth. And my right hand reached for the arrows on my keyboard and tried to rotate the car around so I could see the other side and a better view of the Earth. Too much KSP obviously. Anybody else care to admit to it? ME
  11. What did you do in KSP today?

    Yeah, I noticed the wheels being so far in the wells too. And that you can see right through them. It wouldn't do if the wheels turned with all the vibrations. There is no steering mechanism. Have you ever been in a car that rolled over? That's only one G. The s*** that comes out of the carpets is amazing. Same with an aircraft that pulls a few negative Gs. It looked clean but it wasn't. There are no carpets with the dirt from Ellon's shoes in there. Any loose washer lost inside the car that could come out.... Yeah, a shell. If you don't see it then it ain't there. Agreed. Cool show. ME
  12. What did you do in KSP today?

    Hi. I am not sure that the Roadster is actually drivable. I would not bet that it is. I would definitively bet that it is not. The car is a joke of course but it's also a PR thing. If I were an engineer assigned to bolting it to a rocket I would remove anything that "Might" throw a wrench into the works. Anything at all that will make the launch fail as got to get out. I do not know that the actual power cell from a Tesla have been tested in space. Out it goes. Does it have vents? Does it use some airflow cooling? Liquids, grease that will leak, boil or freeze? Refreeze elsewhere? GONE Airbags? Pyrotechnic never tested in space. GONE. Windshield washer? Might boils, spill, pee on the windshield and ruin the photo op, leak and corrode something. Anything. GONE Air in the tires? Might be OK. Maybe not. GONE Replace the air with nitrogen. Why? GONE (I think the tires are solid or more likely they are glued in place and have no valve stems). Could the "Starman's" harness unlatch pulling Gs at that angle? Maybe. Bolt it in. Brake fluids? Gone for all the above reasons. Can the front axle take the max forecasted G force? Weld, reinforce, replace. Could the doors, bagage compartment open? Make sure it doesn't. Thrust me. That car isn't drivable-usable on any road. ME
  13. Micro-Engineering Challenge

    Hey there. This is a blast from my past. The album is a bit messed up but mostly in order. 24 tonne, 41 part. Goes to orbit on it's own. Must do it's first refuel on Minmus. One Kerbal. 16 worlds. Sample pictures. ME
  14. What did you do in KSP today?

    Hey there all Kerbolides. My crew as left Laythe. After doing a simulation were they went direct Eeloo they found the ship to lack a few hundred Delta-V. So they went to Pol for some fuel. Val planted the second flag (Second time on Pol). Nobody else wanted to get out. Bill and Bob were having a heated game of Pong. Jeb was waiting to take on the winner. As soon as they had mined enough to fill all the tanks they left for Eeloo They got to Eeloo a short 6 years later. They have now landed on every moon and planets of the system. (Well, not Eve but they did probe it). (Oh and not Jool.) (Coulda, shoulda probed it) Except one. They haven't landed on Kerbin yet. Let's see how that will work out. Falling from the edge of the system. 40 years on the ship clock. ME
  15. What did you do in KSP today?

    Hey Kerbylovevers. My crew as now departed Pol. Proceeded direct to Laythe. Ended up in a very much polar orbit. T'was OK since it turned out they were so very heavy. Testing showed they could come in forward or backward. The result was the same. They could stabilize in the lower atmosphere and then explode on touchdown. So burning fuel was A-O-K. I had all (Well most) the LF in two tanks. I could stabilize the ship on entry and flying by moving fuel around the three centre tanks. While they were busy planting the flag and taking pictures Bill said "Hey guys, Bertha is sliding down the hill". Bill broke an antenna running after the ship. Plenty of redundant antennas. They left with full fuel for Vall. The last moon unvisited on this trip. Jeb planted the flag on Vall but everyone else was keeping an eye on Bertha. Next stop is Eeloo. 33 years on the clock. ME