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About Azimech

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  • Location The Netherlands
  • Interests My girlfriend, my cats, playing bass guitar and guitar, astronomy/astrophysics; history, physics: hydraulics/pneumatics/mechanics; flight sims, my own built car, ambient noises, gardening & growing my own food, geography, modeling & modding, good sci-fi & fantasy.

    Music: Frank Zappa, world music, rock & metal.

    Favourite food: salads (no, really!)

    Favourite colour: super-intelligent shades of the colour blue. They demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the Universe by holding their breath until they turn a deep purple.

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  1. Just started with a stock turboprop driven catamaran/rover. This engine is the strongest of any but also sports efficiency higher than the 6 Wheesley blowers can provide themselves. The goal: circumnavigate Kerbin in roughly 24 hours, without refueling.
  2. What did you do in KSP today?

    The Elcano challenge is still running. So I decided to modify my Vapula RS engine once more and made the Vapula RSX. Made a catamaran/rover out of it and ... according to calculations it should be able to circumnavigate Kerbin around the equator in roughly 24 hours - and here comes the kicker- without refueling. So this is the 77 Maritime LR3 Charon. At 33% throttle and 29990 units of fuel while sailling it reaches a top speed of 48m/s with a fuel consumption of 0.43. On flat soil at 27% throttle it reaches a top speed of 59.8m/s with a fuel consumption of 0.36. I've done the math, if I avoid the mountains while keeping a somewhat straight line parallel to the equator, I should make it. The Vapula RSX is an evolution of the Vapula RS, sporting a much lower drag, higher max static thrust (2500kN vs 1740kN), 2250 units of fuel and improved max angular velocity (in normal language: engine rpm) from 38 rad/s to 44 rad/s. Look at that climb angle! Good question: "Why not remove the whole prop thing and point six jets backwards?" Answer: First of all it's fun to build your own engine/propeller. As a bonus this engine produces twice the thrust of the input of the blowers (jet engines) at cruise speed. No, this isn't black magic. If you're having doubts, ask @Yargnit, @quitessa, @EpicSpaceTroll139, @qzgy@luizopilotoand @EJ_SA. You'll see more of this thing soon.
  3. What did you do in KSP today?

    I think you need to PM me.
  4. What did you do in KSP today?

    Showed this to EJ_SA yesterday. One of his old planes being transported on the back of my Azi42. He loved it. An entry into the Elcano Challenge should be a good way to test the reliability of my Vapula RS engine. Engine max lift is 172t at sea level so I have a little too much fuel for a 45 degree mountain slope. Driving down is easy, just reverse prop pitch (and observe max allowed engine RPM, which I didn't --> damage).
  5. Patch 1.4.3 to be released next week!

    The chain is made of the new separators, which are partially hollow.
  6. Patch 1.4.3 to be released next week!

    I didn't, it's no rope :-)
  7. Patch 1.4.3 to be released next week!

    Hey Squad, a bit late but thanks for the new separators!
  8. What did you do in KSP today?

    Yeah apparently with Gfycat it's a hit or miss. This time it wouldn't load.
  9. What did you do in KSP today?

    If you guys want to play with the swing, look here.
  10. What did you do in KSP today?

    If I ever need a poster, I'll know where to look. Cool stuff, @KerrMü!
  11. What did you do in KSP today?

    Nothing short of hilarious. Yes, this happens too!
  12. What did you do in KSP today?

    I think we have something here.
  13. What did you do in KSP today?

    First I'll improve it. Maybe build a gigantic swing for Valentina. Or 50 kerbals. And when the chain breaks ...
  14. What did you do in KSP today?

    Building a chain has never been easier.