delta wee

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  1. Yep, it was a problem in my script, I was resetting "goalPitch" to .7 every time in the loop .
  2. I'm trying to control the pitch of my plane with kOS, and am running into trouble when trying to change the pitch via user input to the terminal while the script is running. First I lock the steering to the "goalPitch" variable: SET goalPitch TO 0.7. LOCK STEERING TO HEADING(90, goalPitch). Later on in the script I'm trying to change the "goalPitch" by pressing keyboard buttons into the terminal. Here is what I tried to achieve this: SET tuneRatio TO 1.1. IF TERMINAL:INPUT:HASCHAR() { set inputChar to TERMINAL:INPUT:GETCHAR(). IF inputChar = "7" { SET goalPitch TO goalPitch / tuneRatio. print "goalPitch = " + goalPitch. } IF inputChar = "8" { SET goalPitch TO goalPitch * tuneRatio. print "goalPitch = " + goalPitch. } } When I press "7" or "8" the "goalPitch" is printed to the terminal, but it only seems to change once, for example if I press "8" repeatedly the "goalPitch" seems to only go to 0.77 and stay there. Is there something I'm not understanding about locking steering to a variable?
  3. Is there a way to use Atmosphere AutoPilot with kOS to script flying at different altitudes?
  4. When I press J I see that the "Offset" setting only goes up to 10. I want to make a plane with a very large wingspan, and where the wing tips go WAY behind the back of the plane.
  5. I've attached fuel tanks around a central core on my ship in hexagonal, radial symmetry mode. Now I want to attach two wings to the sides of the ship in mirrored symmetry mode. What I tried was switching to mirrored mode by pressing R, and then trying to attach the wings to the sides of the fuel tanks, but the symmetry mode automatically switches to hexagonal and radial. How can I prevent the symmetry mode from automatically switching to hexagonal and radial in this case?
  6. Yes, I see now that the air density is slightly changing. Over the South Pole the density was greatest, and the speed was highest, which makes sense since cold air is denser than warm air.
  7. If we have a plane that is cruising around the world at a specific altitude, at max thrust, and with infinite propellant turned on, would it be normal for its cruise speed to change depending on where it is? I'm observing that the cruise speed does change, so maybe something like the Coriolis force, or maybe the air temperature, is affecting it somehow?
  8. I wasn't using autostruts, and when I turned it on my craft became much sturdier. My main issue was sometimes my plane would blow up on the runway from the slightest bump.
  9. I tried autostrutting every part to Root, Heaviest, and Grandparent and the carrier plane still blew up on separation.
  10. Here's what I have now. The carrier plane is the one on the bottom, and blows up instantly on separation.
  11. I'm trying to build a craft that consists of a small plane that gets carried by a larger plane to a high altitude and then the small plane detaches from the large plane and flies on its own. What I did was first build the small plane, and then attach a decoupler to the bottom of the small plane, and then build the carrier plane under the small plane, attached to the decoupler. This plane takes off fine, but when I activate the stage to decouple the small plane, the carrier plane instantly explodes into a million pieces. The small plane doesn't explode, but it sometimes gets hit with debris from the big plane and gets sent off course and crashes. How can I prevent the carrier plane from exploding when it releases the plane it's carrying?
  12. I know that in the cheat options there is a checkbox for making joints indestructible, and checking that box does seem to make a craft stronger, but it can still blow up if it experiences too much force. Is there a way to make crafts 100% indestructible?
  13. Thanks, I had to invert the roll controls also, but I finally got it to work so the SAS kept the plane stable.
  14. I built a plane and when I flew it and pressed the Down arrow key the control surfaces went up and the nose went up. Then I changed the shape of the wings and now when I push the Down arrow key the control surfaces go down and the plane's nose goes down. Is this a bug, or am I not understanding something?