XLjedi

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About XLjedi

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  • Location Jupiter
  • Interests Corporate finance, spreadsheets, politics, PC gaming & mods, motorcycles, aviation, all RC stuff (planes/trains/boats/buggies), Lego, strategy board games, programming, RV camping, hunting, FAA certified Private Pilot, Team USA Archery, airsoft... I guess I have too many toys & hobbies actually.

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  1. I have not checked the left eye though... probably a monolith there.
  2. What did you do in KSP today?

    Yet another perfect landing!
  3. What did you do in KSP today?

    @DAL59 nah, can't really see any evidence of a smiley up close either... but lemme know if you come across anything.
  4. What did you do in KSP today?

    @DAL59 use the Force!
  5. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    This live performance comes to mind frequently...
  6. What is your favorite mods?

    Kerbal Attachment System and Kerbal Inventory System aka: KAS/KIS ...are the only mods I've come across thus far that I just can't play the game without.
  7. Weather Chat Megathread

    Try taking a map of the US and circling all the areas that should be uninhabitable due to possible disaster. You can start by circling the entire city of New Orleans for existing below sea level, the Mississippi river basin for flooding, tornado alley from northern Texas, up through Kansas and into Missiouri, everything west of the San Andreas fault line in California, the whole state of Florida, the entire eastern seaboard of the US, and all the states bordering the Yellowstone mega volcano. Paying for a few mobile home parks in the Keys and rebuilding state infrastructure doesn't concern me too much... The folks that are rebuilding their winter condos down there aren't going to qualify for FEMA aid. On the other hand, terrorists could mount an effective attack against New Orleans by showing up with a shovel! New Orleans Elevation Map
  8. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    @Castille7 performance-wise I only quote that it's 400 tons capable of 200 knots. As it gets lighter, it will go faster... but I prefer to keep the target speed for all weights at around 100m/s or 200 knots. At about 125m/s or 243 knots I can tell you it will blow out a forward blade and redistribute itself across an impressively large debris field. Having extra weight onboard for some ballast helps to maintain the 100m/s target speed. If you burn off all fuel and have no additional craft aboard, it will go airborne in the mid-90's without the blade adjustments I mention in the blueprint. Also, I wouldn't even use the afterburner at 1/2 fuel load... it can get up to 100m/s without it. Fastest recorded speed during an extended mission and about 1/2 fuel load was: 124.9m/s = 242.8 knots = 279.4 mph = 449.6 kmh Some pictures of it ripping apart at 125m/s as I attempted a 1x ocean crossing to the southern ice shelf : Also, I have started to assign Key "0" as a "Kill Engines" switch for all craft that can be carried by the Hurricane. This allows me to use the Hurricane's assigned keys followed by a zero key press to make sure all docked craft engines are dead.
  9. The deepest point (and location of my marker) is in the lower part of the Smily's right eye; or the left eye as we view it on the map.
  10. I took my sub there from the KSC and returned in a single mission... didn't take long at all. You just need the right sub and support craft. For the mission below, it was in fact for a posted challenge. https://imgur.com/a/E8Apw In response to your OP though, I believe the smiley marks the deepest part of the Kerbin ocean. I labelled it Challenger Deep in my mission. If you consider an Easter egg to be the deepest part of the ocean, then I s'pose it's an egg. OH... and I found out the Kraken lives there. I took a picture of it winking at me. Edit: I just put the sub out there with Hyperedit and the lowest part of Kerbin's Ocean is in the lower part of the Smiley's right eye, or the left eye as we view it on your map. The coordinates are Lat: -28.905, Long: -83.1116 and the depth is supposed to be -1388m. Here's a pic on the approach to the area. The outline of the Smiley covers such a large area as to not be visible when you're actually onsite. Everything is just smooth cascading slopes. I put my landing gear down so I could skim along the bottom. I figure add 2 meters to any reading I get with the front wheel touching the ocean floor. ...and here's a pic near the actual "Challenger Deep" marker which was set for -1380m at the above mentioned coordinates. I got a reading with the front wheel down of -1386m so I figure the actual depth report of -1388 is probably accurate for this spot. I'm within 85m of the target marker placed at Lat: -28.905, Long: -83.1116, depth -1380 I then proceeded to drive south for about 10km and just noticed a gradual climb to about 1200m depth. I figure at some point I probably crossed into the mouth area of the smiley, but again didn't notice much other than gracefully sloping terrain.
  11. Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    @Castille7 that's really cool! ...thanks for sharing it. I like that you loaded it up with your own stuff. Looks like 5 craft maybe? How many tons was the payload? Wondering if you might've had some weight issues had those ore tanks been loaded.
  12. Weather Chat Megathread

    That was a neighborhood about a mile or two to the north of me. I'd try to make a joke about it... but he killed the poor folks in their garage for no reason. Toxicology reported no drugs in his system and he was otherwise a typical high school kid with no prior issues. To me, it seemed consistent with psychosis brought on by synthetic drugs and/or bath salts. Back on the weather track... We just got back from our "vacation" to Tallahassee and Pensacola. No damage to speak of and we got our power back last night (Woohoo, go FPL!). The only casualty thus far is one of my nVidia cards lost a cooling fan somehow? The PC wouldn't boot. Looking around, not much damage here, we feel like we dodged another bullet. The Keys, not so lucky. Locally, some (8) poor old folks at a nursing home died due to lack of AC. ...and some people out in Belle Glade left animals chained to trees to die. I think criminal charges should follow in both cases.
  13. What did you do in KSP today?

    I like that you included the Death Star in this pic!
  14. You don't have to use ore tanks for a sub. It's possible to build a positive buoyancy sub with dynamic dive planes... like this one: ...and you could fly this one to the location with a seaplane if you like. https://kerbalx.com/XLjedi/UV-14-Barracuda
  15. Weather Chat Megathread

    Irma track looks to be settling in on the Florida west coast. Good news for me, bad for @JustJim