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    what's that noise?

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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. Oops. That's asking for more than a thousand words. Currently RL keeps me occupied. And this topic will be addressed when I start broadcasting with Twitch.
  2. Correct.
  3. Azimech

    I'm looking for 1 more race driver...

    I'm on a hiatus but short races every once in a while is a nice idea. The more rugged the terrain, the better IMHO. The only problem then is terrain detail, it's a totally different race for someone with low detail than high.
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    So what song is stuck in your head today?

    If you're over 35 like me, you might remember this one. No, I don't understand my brain but it's one of the better earworms. Quality of the recording could be better though. And let's finish with the standard "YEAH YEAH HIHIHIHIHI HRRRRM" "HUHUHUHUHUHUHU SHUT UP BEAVIS!"
  5. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    This might help:'s_teapot
  6. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Sure you can ... but can you cope with the philosophical implications? It would probably violate one of the rules of this forum :-P
  7. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Today I felt like making this one. By the way, it can't get to space so this can't turn into a philosophical discussion.
  8. Azimech

    So what song is stuck in your head today?

    This version kicks the **** out of every other version on the internet. I have a semi-acoustic bass. If I buy an electric I won't stop until it sounds like this one. And yes ... this song gets stuck in my head at least once a month.
  9. Azimech

    So what song is stuck in your head today?

    While at work, this tune pops up every time. It's from 1977, like myself. Raw. Love it.
  10. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Someone made a Big Flying Zero. Which inspired me to build the Big Flying 77. Yes. I know it's stupid.
  11. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    I've upgraded my savage stock fighter. Top speed has increased from Mach 3.0 to Mach 4.8. And now it can also reach space. I rarely build a fighter but I'm kinda proud of this one. It’s a multi-role. With tanks full (3200 units) it’s a fast interceptor and can supercruise at Mach 2+ at most altitudes. With tanks filled at 1/3 it becomes a dogfighter. While not supermaneuverable (it can't do the cobra maneuver) it’s decent enough for such a heavy crate. How does a sustained 17.5G's at Mach 2.5 sound? And It also becomes a STOL, capable of t/o & landing on the slopes of mountains. The acceleration can be violent! Max TWR with tanks full: 3.1. Max TWR with 100 units of fuel remaining: 7.7! Flight control is excellent. Most of the time you don’t need SAS. Actually you never will. It never stalls (until proven otherwise by some excellent pilot). The only reaction wheel on this plane is disabled. This is pure flying! Fast & lazy control sequence for taking off: Press 3,4,5,Z,1,2. You don’t even need to switch on SAS or touch the controls. Yes it will drive off the runway, no it doesn’t matter. Landing: switch off roll on the rear outboard elevons to make the controls less twitchy. The rest: just try how crazy you can be with this one. The one thing I know for sure is it can’t land inverted. Fun experiment: with dry tanks and at 3000m altitude, at any pitch or roll angle, just toggle the flaps and lower the landing gear. Also switch off SAS. If the terrain is flat enough, it will land itself without control input. There’s enough room for hardpoints for the BDA lovers. This thing can do anything: CAP, bombing, intercept and air superiority. With 200 units of fuel it can reach space in less than 3 minutes! Take off, fly level at 2000m until you reach max speed. Switch of SAS and don’t touch the controls. Max altitude measured: 82km. Flying at Mach 2.2 it has a range of 29.000 km! Max roll rate: 1260 deg/s! Need a quick loss of speed? Fly at Mach 3.5+ at low altitude and tanks almost empty. Engage flaps, pull hard on the stick and presto. Max measured G’s: 134.1! Link
  12. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    It's a PR disaster.
  13. Azimech

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Weird bug. Quickload, undock the door/ramp. The hingeballs stay put and the door slowly floats away. I know what to do though, rebuild the door with a different part as root. Another bug: entering/leaving chairs or docking/undocking the door explodes the tires. That's why I've installed retractable landing gear. "No crash damage" also works. But besides that, what do you think of this stock van? It's great for drifting and has a top speed of 253 km/h. Talking about fast delivery!
  14. My SSTO helicopter works on Laythe but only if I increase the blade angle somewhat. Which means you need a probe core and a rotor made from control surfaces. Testing with changing blade angle while running surely is a fine way to see the effects @qzgy. Besides, while you need a lot more air intakes, the Wheesley's efficiency really dominates.