on trying to travel to gilly part 2
i made it to eve with the fusilid but i'm short 300 dV to slow down into gilly's orbit so i have to send a refueler. i'm gonna use the arbalest gt reloaded since the cargo bay is the right size in volume:
and i'll bring some kerbals along with the fuel for the xp
oops turned out i was 12 tons over capacity. i should have added it up
i will try the mega capacity version instead (arbalest reloaded). to make it capable of being used further than LKO i will add ants
no not really. but i will add LV-N's and i can add more fuel now and more kerbals. i'll take all of the ones i have with me using go cart seats for the overflow
the full payload. ready for takeoff
the ladder cart i made to get them up there (later found it better to just EVA)
whoaa close call with the water, i think the ship is just at its weight limit
is everyone ok?
ok following the flight plan of the fusilid... around 1,000m/s pull up and..
egads! i pulled up at 700 m/s and the wings blew off! i shouldn't follow the flight plan of lighter ships for heavy duty ones. don't drive a van like a ferrari
i shot up to 4k meter altitude in about 15 seconds after the wing disaster. from sea level! how did that happen?
from experiencing g forces from before and after the crash not yet seen on kerbin the plane imploded on hitting the surface
only one survivor. she looks traumatized after her fellow passengers got warped into another dimension. i will have to try a different approach for the rescue mission. maybe not go so fast before i ascend
on the next try, i used a smaller ship, the fusilid again with a small liquid fuel payload
i got it stranded around eve too!
i sent a rescue mission for the rescue mission with an arbalest GT. with fuel and kerbals. i also accepted a contract to send a space station into gilly orbit which it'll fulfill while i'm at it. fuel was low and had to use its payload that was meant for its target..
and got it stranded too!
but around gilly instead of eve. yaaaaay i made gilly orbit finally, and a million dollars from the contract
i'll make it to the surface of that moon eventually, and rescue everybody, i'm getting better at the game. i'm gonna focus on making a better refueling station around kerbin for now. these ships were meant for hauling to LKO maybe i should use vessels for their function. if i like a ship i want to use it for everything. put some LV-N's on it and it's now a starship