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  1. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Today, I've finally brought the first crew to my Ciro (Gael's sun) space station: Oh, and here's the station itself. Nothing really fancy here, but it was designed as a single-launch solution. Finally, I got the nuclear fuel plant up and running, and even bred some nuclear fuel to bring the reactor online. Now, the Ceti Outpost is fully self-sustaining AND is down to just 52 parts. I still need to build fuel storage module (and, probably, another set of mining excavators), but...
  2. Dunno about the big one, but the small one will 'dock' only if it hits a surface that it is more-or-less perpendicular to. So, yeah, curved mk2 and OPT will have some trouble getting 'docked' with extensible crew tubes.
  3. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    By the time sun rose over the Ceti Plateaus again, the outpost has already been expanded a little. Now it also features (currently-unfueled) nuclear reactor and a mining node (2x terratrove excavators + an ISRU unit). Still need to construct nuclear fuel processor and proper storage for fuels - currently can store only a tiny amount of LfOx.
  4. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    It's already boosted as much as I dare to (otherwise, you'd be seeing only yellow spots on otherwise black pic).
  5. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I'm not sure why anyone would pay (and quite handsomely) to visit an industrial base that is still under construction, but, hey!.. Anyway, three tourists decided that they wanted to visit my Ceti EL base and since I need money to buy the initial lump of nuclear fuel for the (yet-to-be-built) reactor, I've accepted the contract. Also used it to bring a few more kerbals gaelans to serve on the base, as well as to ship a few extra KIS/KAS items. Sorry for the somewhat-dark image, but the base is currently on the dark side of Ceti. Original segment "base" was an EL workshop (the middle module among the three sitting around the central tower - the one with an antenna) with a docking port in place where a satellite dish currently is. You can also see the skycrane that landed the aforementioned workshop on the right. It will serve as a source of power until I get the reactor up and running. The central tower and the two other "horizontal" modules of the base had been built by the workshop using rocket parts shipped from Gael (currently awaiting the next supply-ship): I still need a sun-independent power source and mining/ISRU module before this base is capable of manufacturing it's own rocket parts. I also need to install lights on the tower...
  6. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Today, I've landed the EL workshop for my Ceti base. Unfortunately, no screenshots as it was a way too tense ordeal to do any. Plus, actual landing took place during a local night, so it was too dark to see much anyway (I still managed to land right on top of the flag I used as a target!). At least, my skycrane has a more than enough electric charge to keep things running in kinda-hibernation mode till next sunrise. Then, I discovered that I made a mistake and didn't pack enough Rocket Parts to actually build the hub of the future base. Thus, I'm sending a this little package: A skycrane 2, carrying a container with 15200 Rocket Parts + the transfer stage to get it all into low Ceti orbit.
  7. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    There hasn't been much going on in my GPP career recently. Just flying tourist contracts and doing other small jobs. Today, though, my space camp #1 finally was finished and granted me three new Gaelan astronauts. The camp itself was held in three 6-seat crafts held together through the magic of docking ports and struts. Not very pretty, but, hey, it was the lightest craft of required capacity I could build at the time - I hadn't unlocked Mk3 or OPT parts yet when I launched this thing. Deorbiting this thing was done by splitting it into three separate landers, and due to very limited fuel, I had to land at Rook's Glory instead of GSC. And I really need to brush up on my targeting: only one of the three landers actually landed within Rook's Glory site.
  8. Didn't KSPIE have burn-in-full-timewarp engines? To quote one of the guides to KSPIE. Not sure if it is indeed so, but...
  9. NHunter

    [1.4.5] OPT Reconfig v1.2.5 [Nov 15, 2018]

    I've seen those. But batteries tend to run out sooner or later, unless you provide a power source. That and you'd rather put fuel tank in their place most of the time - you need lots of dV to go places, and pure batteries provide none. I generally have electric charge stored only in probe cores, cockpits, SAS units and heat resistant nose. Still, that usually gives me around 4500 to go around. Probably not enough to completely survive a night on a tidally-locked moon, but...
  10. @Threadsinger, yeah, there is something wonky going on with engines' heat production, and KA is being hit really hard with that. I've observed Scylla Nuclear aerospike produce whooping 3GW of heat when running in LH2+Ox mode. That is... a bit more than you can feasibly get rid of without turning your ship into one big flying radiator (unless you have those otherwise-OP radiators from KSPIE). Granted, I did boost the engine's ISP a bit but, c'mon, did the exhaust really carry away that much heat?
  11. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I've been working on my heavy-lifter sky-crane (mostly so that I can land a EPL workshop on Ceti - that thing clocks at just under 15 tons when filled with rocket parts, and I'll need those to begin the construction of the surface base). And since it was getting quite big already, I decided to slap some high-power solar panels onto it and then keep it as a source of power for the fledgling base until I can get either fuel cells or nuclear reactor up and running. And it still doesn't have enough torque in those reactions wheels (there is fifth one (upscaled to 3.75m) in the central part of the ship) - they can't rotate the skycrane while it's landed on Gael. ----------------- @anoldtincan, I'll add mediafire to the list of suggested image hosts. It might not be a dedicated photo hosting site (it's a generic-file storage service), but you get 50GB of space for free and you can link images from there. I've been uploading all of my KSP screenshots there and it's been working just fine.
  12. NHunter

    What did you do in KSP today?

    This jet looks a bit like an upsized FFR-41 Mave. Get rid of tail fins, install an AI and emo pilot, and you're all set.
  13. @FluxOrbit, if you use pure EPL, this should work: @PART[sspx-cupola-375-1,sspx-cupola-125-1,cupola]:AFTER[Launchpad]:HAS[!MODULE[ELSurveyStation]] { MODULE { name = ELSurveyStation } } For SimpleConstruction you'll probably need to replace "Launchpad" in the AFTER block with whatever internal name SimpleConstruction uses.
  14. NHunter

    [1.4.5] OPT Reconfig v1.2.5 [Nov 15, 2018]

    @Sresk, I would like to point out though that OPT cryo tanks do NOT suffer from boiloff (and I hope they will not in the future), so their lower capacity is paid off by not having to worry about feeding them with electricity to keep your LqdH2 liquid and still inside the tanks.
  15. My space hotel (take 2) Weight: 79 tons Crew Capacity: 78 Docking Ports: 4x 1.25m, 2x 2.5m Solar Panels: 4x Megalador (NFE)