HarrySeaward

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  1. The chutes are there because the ship has about a 1-in-3 chance of a rapid, unplanned disassembly on landing--even while performing landings that would be successful with other vessels. I spent a long time trying to find the weak link (various autostruts, actual struts, rigid/non) but settled for the compromised solution. If one were to attempt my version of the Jool-5/SSTO/Elkano, I highly recommend taking the time to land as near to the equator as possible. I wasted 4+ hrs on Tylo driving from 20°S latitude to cross into the northern hemisphere.
  2. This is from my Jool-5 SSTO/Circumnavigation challenge, but I think it counts here. You guys should give it a shot; it's a real test of patience and perseverance. The badge below links to it. Part 1 Highlights: 30:55 Vall Rising (Tylo?) 1:07:07 Sketchy Laythe Takeoff Part 2 Highlights: 10:04 Vall Summit 16:58 Tylo Landing 25:25 Tylo Summit 28:46 Rendezvous in Tylo Orbit 2.5 hrs at 16x speed means that this mission took me 40 real life hours-not counting another 10-15hrs of testing.
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    Jool-5 NAVIGATOR &/or SSTO (new-ish badges)

    Part 1 Highlights: 30:55 Vall Rising (Tylo?) 1:07:07 Sketchy Laythe Takeoff Part 2 Highlights: 10:04 Vall Summit 16:58 Tylo Landing 23:20 Driving Slideshow 25:25 Tylo Summit 28:46 Rendezvous in Tylo Orbit 2.5 hrs at 16x speed means that this mission took me 40 real life hours-not counting another 10-15hrs of testing.
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    Jool-5 NAVIGATOR &/or SSTO (new-ish badges)

    Let us know if you are going to attempt. You can edit the post for your submission.
  5. Jool-5 NAVIGATOR &/or SSTO Challenge Your challenge is to accomplish one or both of the following classic challenges during a standard Jool-5 trip: 1.) Elkano Circumnavigator Challenge of Jool's 5 moons. 2.) SSTO However, your circumnavigation only needs to satisfy 2 requirements, and can be accomplished in either order: 1.) Cross the equator at least once. 2.) Touch every degree of longitude. (This may be accomplished by heading for a pole and twirling around like your Kerbal may technically be an idiot) The difference is that you do not have to return to your landing location, although doing so may help. (I think this change adds a little strategy and speeds things up a little bit) Be sure to plant your bread crumb trail of flags as you go. No gameplay or part mods. Keep your resources tab open; other information mods are appreciated. Some part clipping is allowable, but let's not get ridiculous. We should be able to at least account for your fuel tanks. Post your submissions below and claim your badge. Videos are best; Imgur albums of important moments (takeoffs, landings, flag-plantings, etc.) are acceptable. If you've already done a SSTO that satisfies the Jool-5, go ahead and post it. Jool-5 Circumnavigator w/ SSTO 1.) Your Name Here! 2.) Harry Seaward 3.) Jool-5 Circumnavigator 1.) 2.) 3.) Jool-5 SSTO 1.) 2.) 3.) Let me know if you have any suggestions. I don't think that an identical challenge exists, but let me know if there is. My submission will be up in the next day or two. Good Luck!
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    Low Mass Moho Mission

    Nice use of the Ant. I don't think I've ever used one.
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    Low Mass Moho Mission

    I think turbo-pumped does a bit too much part clipping. No?
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    How do I switch planes while in atmosphere?

    But how do you get 2 in the air if one does not start with the second on the ground?
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    Low Mass Moho Mission

    My mistake, just a brain fart. Meant to say Space Plane. I spent the last previous 50 hours working in various SSTOs and had it seared on my mind.
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    Low Mass Moho Mission

    SSTO Space Plane-37.973t Room for improvement, especially if I had more patience for ions.
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    Buzzing the tower

    Is this a challenge? Maybe who can get closest to the the target at the highest speed? How would you calculate the best score? I think it should be the tower on the SPH.
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    Laythe Capitalism!

    I don't see how this challenge can be completed without refueling either with extra missions or wiith IRSU. It's fine if there was a ban on IRSU, but I didn't see that anywhere. So it seems the way to win this challenge is to build a fully reusable SST-Laythe with refueling. With a SSTO, the entire cost of hardware is covered. If you then add refueling, you can put your ship back to its starting form when you return. Starting Cost: 231,249 Recovery Cost 231,250 (I recovered with my small ore tank full) I know I'm not the first to make a reusable Laythe craft, but does it count as a win for this challenge?