Ratwerke_Actual

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  1. Paint jobs more important than major part bugs? Sounds like HarleyDavidson.
  2. Hate to drag this OT, but I keep seeing 1st Amendment brought up. It says Congress can't restrict your free speech rights. It says nothing about a private contract or EULA.
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    P.S.A. "Cannot Deploy While Stowed"

    So don't use the service bay? I just typed that out to see if it looked as ridiculous IRL.
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    P.S.A. "Cannot Deploy While Stowed"

    Good for a morning chuckle, Thanks! From what I've web searched, its a long known issue. Wouldn't want it to get in front of gear, legs and wheels, though. I saw nothing like that in flight, if memory serves. If in VAB, that's useless in a game sense, as it requires superhuman foresight.
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    P.S.A. "Cannot Deploy While Stowed"

    The Making History Service Module has cabinets for you to put goodies in while launching. I decided to put this to use and store an antenna and solar panels in said cabinet. However; when the cabinet doors where jettisoned using an action group, all said equipment gave the message "Cannot Deploy While Stowed". The workaround was to stage-jettison the doors instead of using an action group. This seemed to solve the problem, but it's very disappointing to learn this is still an issue.
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    What did you do in KSP today?

    Role played as 'The Dukes of Mohole.'
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    If I ever make it back from Eve

    I follow this thread because 2yrs ago, I stranded Val on Eve in a moment of personal hubris. I had visited every body in science mode, and just needed a surface sample from Eve. The vessel I sent first was woefully inadequate...the first three stages wouldn't even hover. I playing without mods, didn't even know Δv. Just sent rescue after rescue, including rovers to retrieve Val from the landing craft. It took about a dozen tries and countless millions in funds, and almost two months of my playtime to get her back to Kerbin. The aero is more easily dealt with now, but the struggle is real, and I wish you success!
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    If I ever make it back from Eve

    This thread inspired me to revisit Eve; I always wanted to do a direct return to Kerbin from the surface with a 3crew capsule, without nukes. Still just in the testing phase. Just video of my first try.... very inefficient. But remaining Δv shows this is possible. I wont even need this much craft in the final mission, as I improve ascent profile. My previous attempts at Eve were back in the 1.0.5 days... Aero is very different now.
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    What did you do in KSP today?

    I was knocking down station utility lights to these temps a while back... A lot less harsh, easy on the eyes. Just adjusted brightness and RGB levels in VAB
  10. They are not empty claims. Wheels and landing gear interacting with the surface are risky propositions until they fix this bug.
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    What did you do in KSP today?

    Brought the Mun Buggy to a testing site using the stock craft lander.
  12. Ratwerke_Actual

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Testing the roll cage.
  13. Ratwerke_Actual

    rhino engines, what are they good for?

    An older twin-Rhino tug I used for moving asteroids during station construction.
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    rhino engines, what are they good for?

    I got into Rhino fever back in 1.0.5. Played stock, before DLC. The Rhino made a lot of sense for large transfer and insertion stages, like Eve landers and Jool missions. Even used it in tandem with nukes for some asteroid missions for those maneuvers where a fast kick was needed, vs. a slow nuke burn.
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    Misspell the Username!

    Nofastr