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  1. Not sure about other controls. I'm on Cursor mode and it sets the trim if you are holding LB + a directional input. To reset hold LB+tap A button. Or equivalent for PlayStation controls.
  2. After recently coming back to ksp. I was have g the same issue. I am very well versed at rendezvous and docking, so I immediately realised it was a bug. So after searching the forums. I saw on another thread that others where having the same wierd phantom forces. Turns out it's to do with time warp. So now we need to stop timewarping before entering the physics bubble. (2km I think) I personally haven't had any problems after doing this. It just makes the final approach a bit more tedious.
  3. You should be able to avoid most Kraken attacks, by setting autostrut to Grandparent part. That way if the root part does change by adding/docking a new piece of the station. The autostrut will not move/ shift positions.
  4. Not sure what control set you are using but (iirc havent been on ksp for a while)on Xbox Cursor controls it's hold LB+ right or left on the Dpad.
  5. Yep I had the same issue when first playing ksp. You can change the aspect ratio (iirc) in the main settings. This will shrink the screen to the correct size. Hope this helps.
  6. Yeah this is another one I was not sure about. I was using play speed (I think) haven't been on for a day or so. Thanks for the advice, also I can't share craft as I am on console. Also not 100%sure how to upload a screenshot to the forum.
  7. Hope this helps. As for the throttle staying at 50%, I'm having the same issue. I haven't found a work around/solution yet
  8. Figured it out. You just use docking mode. The linear and rotational controls relate to the Custom axis' listed in the action group window. Will have to do some proper testing,but I'm thinking this could make controlling propeller type craft a lot more viable. It's a bit clunky to switch docking mode back and forth. So im thinking, if you remap normal flight controls to DM rotation and any additional robotic controls (like propeller pitch etc) to the DM linear then we should be able to just stay in DM and switch between lin/rot at the tap of a button. Atleast if you play on Cursor c
  9. Yeah I mostly design and fly rocket based missions. Probably 85% rockets and 15%planes. However I answered planes, as the question was ,what do you spend more time on? Might be different for other people, but for me , building and testing takes way longer for planes to be mission ready than rockets of similar size/complexity.
  10. No idea , still trying to figure this out. I find the lack of info regarding new mechanics/part options to be the most frustrating part. I don't think it would be as hard to wrap our heads around , with a little more info available.
  11. So I've just downloaded the Breaking ground dlc on xbox. I've put together a basic biplane using the R121 turboshaft. I'm having difficulty with throttle controls. I've seen advice on another forum ,to use the Kal 1000 to bind RPM and Torque limits to the main throttle, this seems to be working , kind of as intended. Problem is it won't throttle back down. The plane keeps trying to spin/roll due to the single engine.however I'll figure out how to sort that later. Can't even get off the ground yet . For the moment I just want to figure out how to make the Kal sequence work In rev
  12. this is awesome news. Tbh I didn't think we would get certain parts of this update,like robotics for example. Really happy we will be getting most , if not all of what is available on pc now(mods excluded of course) Not only that, I honestly expected to be waiting another 6 months or so for this to drop.
  13. Well seeing as you guys on pc have robotic parts now, how about a transformer. Each person needs to build 1 piece each to put together to form a huge transformer /robot of some kind and each piece needs to be some form of usable craft ie car, plane, tank etc.before transformation. Bonus respect if each individual piece /craft can also transform into A small transformer/robot before assembly of the huge robot. Could be a good challenge or a pc melter, lol
  14. Well i personally do a lot out side Kerbins SOI. I've been to Duna and eve multiple times. Atm I am designing a flotilla of craft to head to the jool system. Yeah I can vouch for the nightmare of having to manually fly test runs to destination orbits. But the way I go about It, means I generally only need one test flight to any given body before launching. I usually do a test flight with heaviest payload then I use the same transfer stage to other craft to be sent. Whereby I just make sure all payloads are less mass than the one tested.(ie. Relay payload,lander payload,return craft
  15. Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah now that you mention it, I have noticed spending too long at higher altitude causes more heat with deorbits from around kerbin.(not really sure why I didn't make the same correlation with mun return). Thanks for the logic recalibration ,lol Tbh it's one of the things I love about this game/ learning orbital mechanics in general. A lot of counterintuative things to wrap your head around. I will probably need to try slowing down a bit first. And will try a few different reentry profiles . I'm not at home at the moment, but i will let you know if i
  16. Does anyone know why my mk3 spaceplane wings keep instantly overheating?(big delta wing) It performs fine during ascent, however when trying to return from the mun the wings instantly overheat as soon as I enter the atmosphere. I was originally putting periaps at around 50,000m. I then thought well I obviously need to do a more gentle aerobrake . But the same thing happens even If I put periaps at 65,000m. Really frustrating me now. Also I'm on console . Not sure which version the console is currently on. So just thought I'd ask if pc players had the same /similar issue with an
  17. If you are on a slope try rotating vessel so it is facing uphill , retract your landing gear ,then try to pull nose up using reaction wheel /rcs and if you can get it up past 30°Then quickly extend landing gear again. Hope this helps.
  18. Thanks for the great replies. I do have a worlds first flyby and science from around Duna contract atm , and currently is the only mission I've got . I had a feeling I would need to complete the flyby first, I've already made a contingency for this. I'm going to decouple a small probe from one of my transfer stages just before circularising and will let it continue with the flyby. Once I get to Duna I will have a long wait for the return window to Kerbin so I am hoping it gives me some contracts when I switch back to the ksc. Don't worry dude I've been playing it fo
  19. For Minmus i personally try to get a low orbit rescue mission early game. I will then rescue the kerbal and leave the pod in orbit ,as the low orbit ones tend to be on an equatorial orbit. You can then target this vessel for a reference point to set up inclination change.
  20. Fist off i will state that i am on console(xbox) just to try avoid the generic ,"theres a mod for that" answer. So I have an annoying problem with my current career save. Every other time I have played career ,when getting close to the first Duna transfer window the game has always given me a good selection of Duna world first contracts. This time around I'm planning on sending a decent sized expedition, consisting of 6x different vessels currently in parking orbit awaiting transfer window. The problem is the game is not giving me any worlds first exploration missions.
  21. If you want to use rcs thrusters for forward thrust , then you need to enable fore by throttle in the editor. You can now use thrust /throttle as normal when in map mode. It's best if you can do this in the VAB as it will set all rcs blocks placed in symmetry to fore by throttle. It can be done in flight it just means you have to click on and activate it on each rcs thruster block seperately. Hope this helps.
  22. Got to say I'm really impressed with not only this update, but with the new development speed with ksp in general. I'm on console so I realise it will be a long time before we get this, if at all. But even the new patch on console shows they are actually testing the game more thoroughly. And listening to the community. And to those who say this can be done with mods, well that's all well for you but not everyone wants or has access to mods. Anyway for the moment I'm just hoping to get the dv indicator on console some time soon. And hopefully some of whats in this update
  23. First thing you should check is, in the VAB activate centre of mass and centre of lift indicators. Ideally you want your centre of lift to be as close to just behind the centre of mass as you can. I suspect in your case it may be quite far behind the centre of mass. Which means it will turn. You just have to fight it a bit. Hope this helps
  24. Hmm yeah I never thought about that. Could come in useful. I usually just reduce throttle if there's more than one engine. This will come in handy when using only one engine though
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