Jestersage

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  1. Question: In what situation would you put up a component by itself instead of joining it with a Launcher?
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    So what is Serenity?

    So is this just a seperate branch, or something in line? Please don't gimp the DLC this time, btw. Other than that, shut up and take my money!
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    JS Hangtian Crafts (JS航天)

    I think most of my followers of this thread would have guess its eventual creation due to my Proton clone -- so here it is: my Almaz clone, the Adamas-LCP2Tr4 APOS, is now up: I think after this, I will start to work on completing the Lunar Program before moving to Constellation modules. (Yes, they are in work, just not high priority)
  4. Introduction In other time and place, these ships may had occurred, yet somehow they didn't. Maybe too expensive. Maybe not yet. Could have worked but didn't; Should have been made but didn't. But now, they are here. JS Hangtian is here to bring about the could-be, should-be, may-be that are lost in the archvies of history. Key Features Will focus on by this forumla: "(part counts ~= functionalities) > appearance", in such order. In short, if the functionality benefit is not significantly high, part count reduction takes priority. However, appearance replication, though important, will be taking a backseat. But it will look good regardless. Based on Real-Life crafts and concepts S-series crafts are pure stock. No DLC needed Current Offerings Space Capsules Upriser Lix (Mercury clone) On Fogin YiCC1 (Redstone clone, Suborbital) Ananas (Apollo clone) Ananas CSM (LKO), launched on Butalae Octa Lehu (4-person capsules) (Orion clone) Lehu SiX-S with Fogin RX1 launcher (CEV 1.0 + Ares I) (Pure stock) Lehu ErX2.4 CR4, with Fogin RX2 Launcher (2x SRB) (DLC required)) (1.5 updated) Valentis (Voskhod clone) Dongmeng (Soyuz Clone) SaX Sax RL (No RW, pure RCS) <Blank for formating> Lander Herguer (DLC required) (Altair clone) on Fogin SaCC LV KL-700 (launched on Butalae 700S) (pure stock) (LK700+UR700 clone) <Blank for formating> Space Stations Test Station + Fogin SiCC1 (Skylab clone) Orbiter Derived Station 1.4 edition 1.4.4 DLC edition (Coming soon) RanGong (Mir clone) <blank for future expansion> Planned (made, untested) Herguer Munar Lander ErX (with Science package) Upriser series -- Mercury/Gemini Feel free to critique and comment!
  5. It's from the Chinese movie "Wandering Earth". To my understanding, United Earth scientist basically made Earth into an interstellar spacecraft. Its a prop, but a beautiful prop nonethess. Now, someone should make a mod so a real Wandering Earth can be done. Edit: Yes, it actually caused teh surface uninhabitable. And earthquakes and etc. But hey, at least some people survive.
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    JS Hangtian Crafts (JS航天)

    Yet another quick update: this time, it's my "balanced" replica of proton. At the bottom right hand corner of the poster, you will notice my next project, my Almaz-APOS clone. Functionally, it's pretty much finalize, but its looks may or may not be improved. Why do I call it "balanced"? The problem with many proton clone is the use of Vector. Overkill and too expensive. So prior to 1.6, I was using Skiff... but the rebalance screwed up the TWR. After deciding to forgo the nozzle aesthetic , I decide to just go with Kodiak+Cub. The other aesthetic concession I made is the use of Bobcat instead of 4x1.25m thrusters (too low TWR) or use 1x Skipper (Aesthetic concession, but is actually better)
  7. Based on what I know, the SEV and even one of the Altair concept is to have a base pressurized module that can be transfered between different modules for maximum reusability. This is especially true for the Lunar rover variant, where the presurized module is mounted with ATHLETE legs, and can detach from the decent/ascent module and be used as a rover to shuttle between the lander and base (should the lander be landed far away), and then back onto the ascent module for take off. It actually make sense -- like space shuttle maximize reusability. Or how in KSP many made the rover-lander combo.
  8. While I understand why partial LOR is used for Saturn-V, I am wondering why all modern plans seems to go with True LOR instead of EOR. From what I gather, only the Constellation plan using Earth Departure Stage use EOR. The rest, from Energia Lunar (aka energia LOK), to Shuttle-C, to SLS, and even modern Roscosmo utilize a complete LOR, where both Capsule and Lunar lander is sent to Lunar orbit and rendezvous there.
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    JS Hangtian Crafts (JS航天)

    So a quick update in this page: I had uploaded the ErX version of the LyncBon, and based on the upvotes and reddit comment, the ErX is more favored. Along with it is the appearance of my Workhorse 2.5m Rocket, "Ladle ErCC". Despite being based on Zenit/Soyuz-5/RD-170 rockets, I actually utilize the Mastadon in order to lower the price of the rocket (If I really have to follow through with the power comparison to F-1, it should have been the Mainsail...). In any case, Click on my signature to see it. Also, when I realize all capsules can have orientation changes, I updated the orientation of the Dongmeng and Dongmeng-G so the Kerbals are not off by 90 degrees from the traveling direction. I also added the radiators to the Dongmeng-G's Orbital module for added thickness.
  10. So what is your poison? (Teacher's and KVINT in my case... the latter may have spoke to me a bit more... and do not be surprise if I actually start to make something name "Koniaki" )
  11. Yes, it was an early (1.0-1.3) design. A 2-person open flyer at the top of LV-1C/LV-2C habitation use lander. The 1.0-1.2 edition utilize monoprop engine, while 1.3 utilize LFO engine. For reason only known to him he decide to depreciate them.
  12. Isn't the Lunar Escape System the inspiration for ER-V (both the mono prop version and the LFO version)?
  13. Yeah, that's what I meant -- I forgot EOR may also implies assemble a lander for direct landing. And thanks for the answer (the boil off is one of those stock-ksp-does-not-teach stuff)
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    JS Hangtian Crafts (JS航天)

    After debating between the various design, I decide to release my LyncBon Space capsule, inspired by Russia's Federasiya with lots of liberty taken. I know the standard interpretation will definitely use a straight-1.8m LFO tank, but I decide to make it a bit more powerful, befitting Russia' plan to use it for Lunar operation -- and as usual, overbuilding their stuff a lot:
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    So what is Serenity?

    Maybe that's exactly it -- some way to build things, in fact. aka a stock KAS
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    So what is Serenity?

    Subreddit, which report it's in the bugchecker:
  17. That is more Jett Quasar's forte...
  18. Hard to say -- unlike my design which is geared toward as low part count as possible, Raptor's craft also have a huge element of aethestic, and since it will never be 100% align, sometimes, given the same craft, there maybe multiple revisions... Not to mention the problem with paper projects is there are no single designs (eg: Altair comes with at least 3 known variants), and if you go stock there are no way good to go. For example, he pretty much have both the HLV-5 carrier and LV-3C to choose from. Since there are no actual plan of delivering it in the original plan, he will have to decide. Just be patient. Anyone can make a decision SEV by throwing on 3 pairs of wheels. Making a good one and a good lander is different story.
  19. Pretty much everyone realize it's a SEV. The quesiton is how to make it so it looks good and deliver well. Can't wait for your design!
  20. Doesn't he have a bunch of rover for refueling through the side mini port?
  21. Make your own craft... No, seriously. Except for the Orbiter Station, my crafts start out because while I like Raptor's design -- especially his Orion -- I just prefer functionality and low part count (especially in light of his 1.2 and 1.3 designs) . Now instead of saying "raptor please use less parts", I just start with his 1.1 design, then evolve it to capsules + 1.8m fuel tanks, then as time goes on I even removed his extra RCS, added the Mk1 capsule for extra capacity, and go from there.
  22. Until they nerfed it in 1.6, my favorite is Cub, which is a good clone to SuperDraco
  23. Yeah. I know. It also resembles the layout of this guy: https://kerbalx.com/Jestersage/RanGong-Outpost. Granted, it's not a complete copy, look a bit too similar. Who knows. a Mir clone is a Mir Clone. There can be only so many way to make each of the 6 modules...
  24. BTW, nice poster at the homepage. Really love the Mir clone. It does look familiar, however.
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    Tuning changes in 1.6

    It need to be OP. That's what DLC is for. Industrial standard. If it's just looks, they can easily ship it as a variant. It may not have the exact same looks, but we do our best anyway.