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    KSC Christmas Challenge!

    Tis Christmas eve and Santa AKA Nicholas Kerman has Crashed his sleigh into the Northern Ice shelf after his elf's forgot to feed the reindeers. Out of desperation Santa has requested the help of the KSC to save Christmas! Your mission, If you choose to accept, is as follows: Rescue Santa and his reindeers and return them to the north pole for 'regeneration', then complete his Christmas deliveries. Santa Rescue: Due to his robust size Santa cannot fly on non magical craft so you must deliver a rover to collect Santa and his 8 reindeers and drop them at the north pole. Santa requires the space of 6 kerbals (too many mince pies) and cannot fit inside parts less than 2.5m in diameter, his reindeers require the space of 2 Kerbals each and cannot share a part with Santa. Christmas Delivery: Santa cannot complete his Christmas deliveries due to the crash and has requested the help of the KSC! Unfortunately, as a result of the impact, all the presents are buried deep in the ice shelf, to recover them you must drill into the ice and collect all 750 presents (ore) once recovered the gifts must be delivered to each runway (island, dessert and KSC runway, 250 ore each) Santa's failure must not be made public therefore this part of the mission is to be carried out covertly, to avoid radar detectors a maximum altitude of 1500m above sea level is permissible, you must avoid any land mass that will force you above this height. Sonic booms will alert the media therefore a maximum speed of 300m/s over land is allowed during the deliveries. There is no speed limit over water. You have six hours to collect the presents and make all deliveries. Rules: 1) Mods are allowed unless they give an unfair advantage. 2) The presents must be delivered using one craft, refuelling is allowed but the 'present' ore cannot be used for this. 3)Santa and all reindeer must be recovered to the north pole using one rover. 4) Santa can be collected anywhere within the northern ice shelf biome and the rover can be delivered with any craft you wish, plant a flag as close to the centre of the ice cap as (exact coordinate are not necessary. 5)Mission reports including screenshots or video's of important milestones shown. 6) Extra Kudos for using 'christmasy' craft!
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    KSC Christmas Challenge!

    Ok we're looking good, Testing is all done, will post a mission report as soon as I've uploaded it all, probably tomorrow as I'm at work all day today. Timing seems OK although the drilling is the time consuming part, I suppose loads of drill will help there though. I chose to avoid land as much as possible and zip about over the ocean (lack of concentration and the low altitude caused me to crash into the ocean a couple of times though). The rover part was fun too! I did a suborbital hop and a power assisted parachute landing on the ice shelf (took a couple of attempts to hit the mark) The drive was pretty standard, glad I had an engineer on board to repair wheels, apparently 40/ms across ice is not kind to wheels (I slowed down after my second bust wheel) I'll start a leaderboard for best time once I've got my report in front of me. My time was quite leisurely and should be easily beatable, cant remember exactly but it was about 5 hours, it will show in my report (my navigation wasn't great either). So I'm happy to declare this challenge live!
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    KSC Christmas Challenge!

    Thanks @Kerbalstar! I keep missing the boat on the micro-challenges, any reason they have a cut-off? Still testing mine out right now, I've been planting flags at the airfields to help me navigate to them, I have a plane that I think can do it without refuelling. Will be testing out the rover aspect tonight, the hard part is transporting it to the ice shelf, I'm going to try a suborbital hop to get me there and parachute down failing that it'll have to be a cargo plane. All looks good so far though, the only bit I'm unsure of is the six hour time limit. As this is my first time trying to create a challenge I'm not expecting it to be hugely popular but will be nice to see if I'm on the right track! I may have left it a little late though as Christmas is coming up fast!
  4. Thanks, that's a good site! So switching for an i7 would be my best bet but not a huge gain over an i5 (with regards to KSP) if I'm reading correctly?
  5. Time to purchase a new gaming rig, been without since 2014, making do by playing KSP on PS4, which isn't too bad, I enjoy stock but I also want to try mods and want to be much less restricted by part count and have the latest version! Also 4K. The specs of the rig I currently favour are as follows (will also be playing other games like CIV, two-point hospital and the likes): AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight Core/Sixteen Thread Processor (4.3 GHZ) 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RGB Memory RX Vega 56 8GB Graphics 512 GB SSD 2tb HDD How do you think this will work with KSP, could I go absolutely mad with mods and monster builds? Is there a more suitable processor (not sure if I'll benefit much from the 16 threads). I get the basics of what I need but I don't know if I could do more with less, perhaps the GPU could be better? I am no expert with computers. Any advice will be appreciated
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    Post your LANDERS here!

    Just built my new Mun/Minmus tourist lander. I keep one of these at each of my mun/minmus space stations. Can do several hops on Minmus but requires fairly efficient landing to make it back up from the Mun. carries 6 kerbals, manned or unmanned operation possible, although I always have a pilot on board just incase of a comms blackspot. Stock (ps4).
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    KSP Loading... A closer look into Update 1.6

    Delta-v please! I keep running out of beermats! But in all seriousness this is very good news, I look forward the having access to at least some revamped parts and variants, thanks @SQUAD
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    For Questions That Don't Merit Their Own Thread

    This is mostly correct but there is a lower limit to this in each gear (1st is usually about 900rpm), the lurching/juddering you feel when in a high gear/lowspeed is the engine beginning to stall, No cylinder or barrel is perfectly identical so not all combustion chambers will stall at the same rpm. What you are feeling is essentially the same as a mis-firing engine - one or more cylinders cannot compress/ignite the fuel properly because of the resistance caused by trying to turn a larger gear at too low speed, basically the extra resistance prevents the piston from rising back to the top of the cylinder with enough force to 'squeeze' the fuel air mixure this leads to less or no 'bang' from that cylinder this will slow the engine rpm further leading to a stall or if not quite enough judder. All this is also effected by engine temperature. 4-stroke cycle - Suck (inlet valve opens to allow fuel and air in) Squeeze (the fuel and air above the piston) Bang (spark plug ignites compressed fuel/air forcing the piston back down) Blow (exhaust valve opens to allow exhaust gasses to escape). Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow! All in one revolution, beautiful if you ask me. As a side note, its is perfectly ok to shift gear without using the clutch provide you time it right, bad timing WILL damage your gearbox so I wouldn't recommend it unless your pretty confident you know what your doing.
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    Asymmetrical Aircraft Challenge

    Well this was WAY harder than I thought it would be! I have a craft that can take off and stay in the air although it wants to roll constantly and landing is .... challenging. It uses 1x ant, 1x spark, 1x juno , 1x Whiplash and 1x panther. I forgot to take a screenshot after landing and to display COM, COL, COT in the SPH I can re-do it over the weekend if you require them. Major Kudos to you crazy cats building SSTO's!
  10. I've got a transfer window for Dres coming up In my career pretty soon. Thinking of sending 3 relay sats, one scansat, a research ground base and rover to circumnavigate (might aswell get an elkano challenge in too!) plus an orbital base, would this qualify? I may also attempt smashing an asteroid/dresteriod into the Kraken, you know, cause it deserves it! This may take some time though as I have a few missions on going (Duna/ike, Eve/gilly) and am trying to avoid time warping too much.
  11. @boolybooly It was the same craft (R8-ZR), 500 units of mono from the plane into the station mono tanks, landed back at runway with no parts lost. I'll get a screenie next time, turns out my Mun station is low too (haven't unlocked drill or isru yet). If you want to wait for a proper report I will be launching my polar relay soonish as I believe it will result in the same award? Will be interesting hitting the runway from polar orbit too! I know you work off the honour system but id be happier proving it.
  12. Yay my first badge . I did do the monoprop delivery last night but didn't take any screenshots as it would be pretty much the same as previous report, got a satellite to drop into polar orbit which should be doable with this though!. Working on a bigger version for cargo now may enter that for something once I'm happy with it (doesn't reach orbit right now).
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    KSP Loading... Preview: The Δv per Stage Display

    Please Please Please bring this to consoles ASAP! This would make my KSP life so much better!
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    Ps4 enhanced edition not loading save

    Welcome to the forums! I had this problem on one of my career saves too, also on PS4, unfortunately couldn't never get it working, can you remember your last save? Mine happened when I had a rather large base loaded on the mun (800+ parts) which admittedly is pushing it for console. I have heard others say that High part count builds, on planet surfaces, with too much flex can lead to corrupt save files after too many saves, could be the issue I had although I cannot confirm that myself. I had to start over I'm afraid.
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    Pick Kerbals up from the astronaut complex

    Yeh thought there would be, that pretty much does the job the only thing I'd also want to add is a rover hanger nearby to load the craft from, save clogging the runway. If only they could bring mods to ps4, can't see that happening though, might have to just bite the bullet and get a new rig.
  16. I think this would be pretty cool for a bit of added role play. So I'm sure many of us have built support vehicles for the KSC, plane taxi's, crew transport vehicles even launch towers and such, but there not really useful. Now if we where able to, say, drive up to the astronaut complex and then have the ability to select Kerbals to load on/off said vehicle then drive them around the KSC say to a plane on the runway/rocket on launchpad to load them up, I think that we could see some really cool functional support items, like a scalable launch tower that takes Kerbals to the pod door, or airstairs for example. Obviously we could still play as normal and completely ignore the feature if we so choose, I just think It could add some more useful role-play options for those who want it. Just an idea, feel free to shoot me down if its not tenable I know very little about coding and such. There's probably some sort of Mod that does something similar, alas i'm on ps4.
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    Asymmetrical Aircraft Challenge

    Oooh! This looks fun! I might have a go after work if its still going? On PS4 if that's ok?
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    What personality do you give your Kerbals?

    These are really good guy/gals! I'll have a go. Jeb: Ace-pilot, renegade. Tired of beaurocracy slowing down the KSP, Jeb became the first Kerbal to reach space by duct taping himself atop KSC's prototype SRB booster. With no parachute to slow his fall KSC engineers attributed his survival to the highly classified Krakonian composite spacesuit Jeb stole from the research centre prior to launch. Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive media reaction KSC head honcho's decided to pass the mission off as a planned exercise, Jeb promptly became a hero of Kerbal kind thus saving his career. Will drink rocket fuel if you dare him. Bob: Senior Field Scientist, Kobel prize winner for his advances in mystery goo research. Due to his risk averse nature the KSC administration decided to send bill on the first flight around the Mun, primarily to prevent Jeb from making an unauthorized landing. Has a hand carved collection of model Krakens. Bill: Chief engineer, inventor of the EAS-4 strut connector paving the way for ever larger rockets. Bill has spent the last year on Minmus setting up mining operations for further exploration. Recent analysis of CCTV footage from the Minmus Mining outpost suggest Bill has named his Kerball Trevor and takes him everywhere. Isolation may be getting to him. Val: Ex-navy Pilot, Currently working in the SSTO program as test pilot. VAL is a reserved Kerbal who always flies by the book. Enjoys walks along the KSC beach in her downtime. Does not agree with Jebs reckless attitude to spaceflight. Can be found in local dive bars after test flights, usually drinking alone. Trolls Flat Kerballers online.
  19. Ok here it is, my K prize entry with R8-ZR - Flies like a butterfly, stings like the sharp end of a serrated blade!. This was really fun to build and fly and had the added bonus of being the final step in full reusability out to Minmus. I should have got into space planes a loonnggg time ago! All done on PS4 so fully stock, no mods. Full report in spoiler s. I wish I made a video, that landing was silky smooth Would I get anything for delivering 500 units of mono prop to the same station? I'm running low up there anyway so I might work it into my next flight.
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    SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    Thanks! The canards are overkill but I like the look and flies pretty well, requires a fair bit of input on re-entry to prevent flipping but that could just be down to my piloting. I've been exclusively rockets up to this point.
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    SSTOs! Post your pictures here~

    My first functional SSTO! R8-ZR. Designed for crew transfer at my 150x150km kerbin station (K.I.P Kerbin interplanetary portal) Flies really well, just set to 10 degrees and switch the crapiers at 20km or when you start bleeding speed. Can glide to the KSP pretty well although there's enough Lf to fly it back if your not great at hitting the runway from orbit (which i'm not, came down above the dessert on my first try, had to go into a dead stall to hit it on my second) I forgot to put rcs thrusters for left/right translation so docking was a pain! Will be sorting that for my K prize entry. @boolybooly Expect my entry in the coming days . PS4 Enhanced edition
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    SPACE STATIONS! Post your pictures here

    The New Munar transportation gateway, part of my fully reusable tourism architecture along with the Kerbin Kroozer MK1(left) and the munsperience lander 1 (right) Gateway can house 18 kerbals, including a research lab Approx 5000units lf/ox, can only be resupplied from kerbin at the moment as I haven't unlocked drills or isru in this career yet. under 100 parts once the tugs are dropped. Kerbin Kroozer is still being tested, Gets from 150x150 kerbin orbit to 150x150 mun orbit with roughly 1/8 tank to spare, will be trying the return trip tonight, will most likely create a mk2 variant with more tankage for ease of use, don't really want to be aerobraking too much. Transports six kerbals in style! Munsperience Lander One is based off my faithful multipurpose lander just replaces chutes for rcs and docking the extra fuel tank is felt over from the booseter that got it there, still plenty of fuel in there, don't want is to go to waste just yet! but it easily does the landing and return off the one tank, hell it'll get back to kerbin if needs be, or multiple hops on the mun. I'll post the rest of the architecture once its all fully up and running. Reusable tourism from the surface of Kerbin out to the surface of mun/minmus and back is the end goal, and hopefully all whilst looking good and a low part count! All stock (ps4)
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    Jeb's Diner

    Here's your tragic bean sir! I would like some Rocket Noodle Soup please.
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    The user below me...

    True, many many times. TUBM has an irrational fear of black toilet seats.
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    In your opinion, how good is KSP?

    Best game? - difficult to define, its just not comparable to most types of game, for example 'God of war or KSP?' I couldn't even compare! Although I'd say KSP I bet most 'gamers' would say God of war. (I'm not bashing God of war by the way, just an example of vast differences) Some like fast-paced action, others immersive storytelling, KSP I would bundle with RTS and simulation games but the sheer variety in this category alone makes comparison difficult. @SiriusRocketry your top 5 is a good example, clearly a fan of driving/racing games yet you have picked KSP for the no5 spot but if I where to ask you why you think gran turismo 4 is better than KSP it would come down to personal preference. I'd be curious how to know many other driving games KSP beat to your no 5 spot. IMO - KSP has been both the most rewarding and infuriating gaming experience to date.