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Smokey the Bear

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    Submarine Amatuer
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    In a hole, somewhere
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    Guns, Explosions, and designing rovers. Check out my YouTube Channel!


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  1. @purpleivan I'll take you up on your cracker offer @Hotel26 care to join?
  2. @purpleivan @Hotel26 @Castille7 Gentlemen of the board... I believe an amalgamation of the ideas presented would be the best course of action. A tiered system of badges, denoted by exquisite color and sheen, would be simple to implement, yet help to both increase the prestige of the organization and provide for some fun advertising. Thus I propose: · Three tiers (bronze, silver, and gold). My thoughts with this are to make getting bronze a relatively simple task, but achieving the higher levels to be an act requiring persistence and interest in achieving True Exploratory Prowess. I invite criticism for the point values themselves, as I don't know what constitutes as too much or too little o Bronze Tier: 10 points on leaderboard o Silver Tier: 30 points on leaderboard o Gold Tier: 70 points on leaderboard · Dicovering a landmark would adorn the badge with a triangle (per purpleivan’s example) · Discovering a landmark, with an explorer planting a flag, would qualify adorning the badge with a planted flag image of some kind (this would encourage landing craft on sites instead of simple fly-bys) · Discovering a landmark, and having 5 explorers visit said site, should denote a badge adornment of some kind but I can’t think of something witty at the current moment. The idea behind these three adornments is to encourage more involvement in expeditions, and create a simple yet alluring addition to the challenge of the Club. I think more adornments / permutations should be considered, but as a baseline I think this should be a sufficient start to a badge initiative
  3. Ok so firstly, I dedicated WAY too much time to this endeavor to the depths of Kerbin's seas, but here it is.... Davey Jones' (Left) Locker Designing a stable submersible with adequate range, then crunching the numbers on how much weight would be necessary to make a Kerbal neutrally buoyant, then attaching the submersible to a rocket, then putting the rocket right on top of the "eye" of the locker... it was a good investment of time and mission planning. I have attached my calculations below, but the important numbers are as follows: Summary of Calculated Data Volume of Kerbal 0.16582m^3 Mass of Kerbal 93.654 kg Buoyant Force Kerbal (in water) 1625 N The amount of weight necessary to make the standard Kerbal neutrally buoyant is 72 kg (This can be achieved via KAS/KIS) If any of my math is wrong, A) wouldn't be surprised, I'm rocking a killer headache, B) please let me know, I hate loose ends.
  4. Sweet Jesus that's beautiful. What editing software are you using?
  5. I mocked up the Bronze/Silver/Gold scheme on the bezel of the compass, and the color of the oars. I could make one for "visiting a location first", just need to think of something witty or meaningful to put in the center. Anyways, mock up's below... I'm going to see what they look like with metallic texture added, I'll update this post when that happens
  6. Yo I'll paint up any scheme / change elements at request. I'm not a graphic artist, but I do have a lot of time on my hands. I'll do some mock ups and see if anything looks good, and add various flairs and such. Gotta go mow the lawn first
  7. Original Post for Reference Today, I sallied forth to plant my own flag upon the peak of Mt. Keverest. Coming in at 6,763 meters (measuring from Jeb's boots), it's certainly the loftiest ground I have scaled. I've found a bit of a discrepancy in the recording of the true measure of Keverest's peak, as my own data is a few meters different from @purpleivan 's original submission to the club. I shall chalk that up to differences in measuring devices, my altimeter is basically an antique. Thanks fam, I'm just diggin' the challenge. It's proper fun and a constructive use of all this quarantine time I have! Also... is there any opposition or restriction to purely air and land travel? I would love to do some exploration of the seafloors of Kerbin, but there's not many resources for nautical charting or seafloor landmarks. Most of Kerbin's seas seem to be "landmark-less" as best as I can judge from my expeditions to the sea basin East of the KSC. If anything, just getting to a specific point below the surface of the ocean (ex. coordinates) would take considerable effort... I'm going to do some runs with an exploratory submersible and see if I can find anything interesting. Map for Reference
  8. @Chequers Atmo dV: 3149, I'll launch another mission (same craft) and grab the 'recovered cost' metric. I'll update this post with that info EDIT: Ok I lied, apparently sandbox doesn't report recovered cash money? I'll just write it off as a loss, no biggie.
  9. I had some free time the other night and felt inspired to make a badge of sorts for the challenge. I formally submit it to the board for assessment.
  10. Alright, so I did the challenge before the update of the rule criteria, so I just did it as an SSTO with chutes, as the wording was "All Kerbals and Craft must return". Call it being eco-friendly then, I suppose. Anyways, here's my submission: the Rusty Bucket Mission Report Enclosed
  11. Right on both counts! Ross Bay looks a wee bit different in your shot but that's definitely just a shader thing, good show!
  12. Back 'Atcha with another polar expedition... I have discovered a tucked away bay in the polar regions of Kerbin. It is distinguished by a large spit (seen at the bottom of the second frame) that is two to three kilometers long. The peak of the spit is well over 360 meters tall, unfortunately, my altimeter failed in an ensuing blizzard that quickly fell upon the peak. The bay is named for Sir James Clark Ross, an Arctic Explorer who made his journeys by sea and sail, as opposed to the wonders of air travel in our modern expeditions.
  13. I have discovered, and summit-ed, Hill 303, a frozen collection of rocks standing 303 meters atop the sea ice of Kerbin. While not the closest island landmass to one of Kerbin's Poles, it's proximity to the ocean makes it a recognizable, and navigable, landmark upon the bleak ice for the arctic explorers. It makes for a navigational "attack point" from which to orient and continue on with a trip to the pole. The thorough explorer can verify the discovery of the site by reaching the summit of Hill 303, and seeing his altimeter read the eponymous number (Aim for the central ridge). Good hunting!
  14. I have discovered the whereabouts of the Spine of Dres. While the initial clue may have seemed vague, the astute among you will find that the discoverer of the Spine has already provided the information necessary to easily locate the landmark in a prior article... Details enclosed I quite like this elaborate game of Hide-And-Go-Seek!
  15. Aight, made another flight, got some better pictures: The mountains in the background of the shots match up, and the crater is unmistakable
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