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  1. I had not looked up Scott in a while and did a quick peruse of his channel. This is a great video about a shuttle many have forgotten about. PS. That landing looked a lot like my usual in KSP!
  2. The problem is not so much the suspension as it is that (at least on a PC keyboard) turning the wheels is an all or nothing proposition. Any real car will flip if doing fifty mph with grippy tires if you turn the wheel quickly all the way to lock. This is also compounded if you forget to disable steering for the rear set of wheels. My most successful rover uses thrust and landing gear wheels. I can lower the friction control without losing uphill traction. The downside is fuel, of course. All that said, I think on low-gravity bodies it will always be a challenge. My other solution is to stick some thrusters to the top of the vehicle to generate downforce. Here is the example from an older challenge. The rover bit starts around 4 minutes.
  3. This was a great video. Thanks for the amazing content. I probably should not do this, but I have to give vent to a pet peeve. There seems to be a new trend in documentary that we cannot hold a static shot on an interview subject for more than 2 seconds. What Tom Vinita says is really interesting. I want to focus on his words or on the actual game footage. I don't want to see Tom at a distance, then slightly closer, then from the side then back to a full shot. Likewise, why does Paige Ketchum keep jumping from a midshot to a closeup? It is distracting. Just let her talk for goodness' sake. This video is not by any means unique in this manner. I've seen if everywhere from Youtubers to even PBS, but it is trend that just needs to go. Signed: KSP-loving old coot (who used to work in documentary television and has done a bit of editing in his time).
  4. It follows all the rules except the title of the challenge itself.
  5. Of course you can! Just remember the rules: at least 10 parts, and no part may be used more than once. That includes symmetrical parts as well. If you use a left wing, you cannot use the equivalent right side. Same with landing gear. Some later submissions have neglected that rule. I look forward to your creation
  6. We used to do these. You use pins or toothpicks to support them. From a distance it looks great.
  7. Are you sure about this? I bet she beats him arm wrestling any day.
  8. An anomaly. A super-dense planet with 1/10 the diameter of Gilly and twice the gravity of Eve. Scientists have been arguing for years about how this is possible. Despite it's small size, it's atmosphere extends up to 100,000 meters. Almost a gas giant, but not quite.
  9. It is KSP. It is assumed you will be doing this in orbit.
  10. If the author is AWOL, there is probably a very good reason. @katateochi was always excellent at responding. Unfortunate, but I am guessing there are bigger real life issues. I am thankful for an amazing mod that has been supported for so long.
  11. I was just thinking yesterday how this is the best online forum I have ever been on. I was thinking that while checking the Black Magic forum as another question posted about DaVinci Resolve went unanswered. To create a place where people feel welcome, are not made to feel dumb for asking questions, where people leap to assist, where debate is okay but bullying is not ... : that requires a lot of work, but also leadership. It requires a culture from the top that values community and is willing to do the enforcement work to keep it running smoothly. In many ways, this forum is the customer service desk for KSP, and that service is great. There are plenty of folks with amazing technical skills but that is not enough. I never would have stayed with KSP were it not for this community. To nurture it requires people skills. So thanks for helping steer this ship so so well.
  12. I learned about this wonderful interview from a posting by @Master39. I thought it warranted its own thread. It is 92 minutes long (though I downloaded it and listened to it at 2x because I usually do that with these things). Some really good stuff in here. http://forum.purdueseds.space/pspodcast/episode2/
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