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Mars-Bound Hokie

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About Mars-Bound Hokie

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    Soon-to-be Private Pilot

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    4500' MSL
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    Doing the Jool-5

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  1. Well, in any case, I'll enter the Velocity Division. I'll use the same plane I used to kick off my "80 Minutes" challenge. I had to fly it again due to the 1.10 rule, and I originally flew December last year. "Bill's Car" right before takeoff Bill's in the cockpit. He doesn't need to worry about not being able to control the plane, for he has a probe core. Working on a cruising speed and altitude. Flying at 18,500 m altitude at 1,350 m/s When I tried 1400 m/s, I eventually blew up from overheating. Use
  2. Were you, by any chance, inspired by my old "Around the World in 80 Minutes" challenge from last year?
  3. How hard can it be? Just think of a Random first name (doesn't even have to make sense), followed by "Kerman" For some reason, everyone's last name is Kerman Cause of death Like I said earlier, don't just use "Heart attack." We can do better than that. It can range from being realistic (e.g. plane crash) or just outright ridiculous (e.g. getting high on Duna dust)
  4. I made a full stock replica of the jet Helen Parr (Elastigirl) used in The Incredibles. Watch the video at the end of this post to know what the plane was supposed to look like. Craft file: https://kerbalx.com/Mars-Bound_Hokie/India-Golf-Niner-Niner-IG99 As usual, Jeb is flying at supersonic speed with this thing. Good thing he doesn't have any kids (that we know of), and that the cabin is otherwise empty in case he screws up. India Golf Niner Niner (IG99) at the recommended cruising speed and altitude - and engine mode (supersonic)
  5. Impressive, @katateochi. I wonder what kinds of cargo (satellite/s, crew transit vehicle, fuel tank) you can put in your launch vehicles. Indeed, they are. Below is a link to an imgur album showing one I made after its payload was deployed, along with the associated craft file. https://imgur.com/a/kUVEECj Full craft file: https://kerbalx.com/Mars-Bound_Hokie/Kirakens-Hand
  6. My parents were promised flying cars in the future, so where are they? Well, move aside, Tesla Roadster, because I'm going to make good on that promise - on Minmus at least. BEHOLD, THE MINMUS FLYING CAR Craft file: https://kerbalx.com/Mars-Bound_Hokie/Minmus-Flying-Car Cost: 189,705 Docking-capable Vertical takeoff to gain enough altitude before firing the rockets to get into orbit. Has A LOT of science Including the new magnetometer (won't work on the surface) Use in spaceflight
  7. I used the "Set Orbit" cheat to position it in orbit over Minmus. Turns out, it extended the antenna BEFORE running data. This new magnetometer might only be good for orbital probes/vehicles, apparently. I guess this means I can't use magnetometer on the surface of any planet/moon, or through the atmosphere (at a low enough speed so it doesn't snap off, of course). Too bad there's no KSP Wiki page on this thing. THAT would have been helpful.
  8. I updated to 1.10 less than a week ago, and I just noticed that there was a "Magnetometer Boom." added to the science parts list. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, here's a picture. I had just installed it on my flying Minmus car prototype, and yet I have no idea how to use it. More specifically, I tried to use the "Run Magnetometer Report" action group - along with the other science data groups (they were for the same key - 3) - but nothing. I then extended the antenna, but it only gave the option to retract it (aside from Autostrut and same vessel inter
  9. In has been confirmed: the Mun Landing was faked, and the footage was actually taken on Dres.
  10. Press F to pay respects to all those brave kerbalnauts who died in nine years of pure awesomeness.
  11. My proudest (and my most nail-biting) moment was when I did the Jool-5 in an SSTO. https://kerbalx.com/Mars-Bound_Hokie/T-6-Cannonball - craft file of the beast that pulled it off. https://imgur.com/gallery/luIEBS9 - imgur album
  12. I sent a small two-stage rocket in orbit of Kerbin, only for the final stage to crash into the VAB. AFTER completing orbit. I'll end up less than a km away from the launch pad, but I've got my sights set on the VAB. Say your prayers, VAB engineers. DIRECT HIT. Otherwise, the camera wouldn't focus on that part of the building. No damage to the building, but it was a small rocket anyway. At least I hit it after full orbit. Reason (skip if you just came for the action)
  13. Need I say more? More below if the answer is "yes." I bet lots of you are curious about how far your planes can go from their starting point when their tanks are full. However, I doubt all of you want to waste time just taking them out for test runs - one plane at a time. This thread is to finally know, once and for all, how to calculate your planes' range? In the spoiler below, you'll find SPH shots of a few of my aircraft - none of which are SSTOs. What bugs me is that the delta-V count for the engines don't really give a clue. If they are, then I obviously
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