Azimech

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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. https://gfycat.com/InsistentSpectacularHornet
  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.