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  1. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    Ah yes, happier, simpler times. I'm afraid those designs just won't work with the aero model/engine changes. The MK2 parts for instance put out a huge amount of drag even when they're pointing directly into the air stream! If they're then mounted at 90* the drag will be too much to overcome! It may be possible to get a dropship SSTO design to orbit but it'll be extremely inefficient and most likely wouldn't have enough DV to actually get anywhere. Cupcake...
  2. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    Well it's finally spring here (at least in NZ) which means it's time for a good clean out! I should have done this a while ago but a lot of the older/obsolete designs have now been put out to pasture. The Squall has been superseded in its training role by the Storm, the Cypher was getting very ancient indeed and the Indigo was well in need of retirement. The Harlequin is still a very capable long range system but it really needs a thorough update to keep it relevant. Despite not seeing active service any more these designs can still be accessed through the link at the bottom of the dealership page for anyone that still wants to check them out. Cupcake...
  3. CRAFT FILE: https://goo.gl/vS4uWo Heh all, in order to help clean up my repository and make it easier for me to keep the designs updated I've decided to unite all my mini drop-ship designs within a single craft file. Just use root select to pick out the model you're after, save it as a sub assembly or delete the other craft and build around it. MODELS (MIN CARGO BAY SIZE): Imp - Ion Probe (MK2) Owl - Ion Dropship (MK2) Mindy - Dropship/Lander (MK2) Siren - Atmospheric Dropship (MK2) Mork - Atmospheric Trainer Dropship (MK3) Samson - Compact Tug (MK3) CONTROLS: 1 - Toggle Primary Engine(s) 2 - Toggle Rocket Assist (Athmo Dropships Only) 3 - Deploy Solar Panels (ION Craft Only) 5 - Undock Top Port 9 - Toggle Engine Gimbals (Samson Only) 0 - Toggle Dropship Doors/Air Brake/Landing Gear ABORT - Undock Cargo Port Enjoy! Cupcake...
  4. Vortex MK2 - Light SSTO

    Heh folks, I've just released an update for the Vortex Mk2 which fixes a few issues and offers up some improvements. The drop tank design has been re-worked to sit closer to the wings meaning it's possible to land (carefully) with the drop-tanks still attached. Setting the gear friction to 2.5 has resulted in the craft tracking much better along the runway and allowed me to do away with the cumbersome launch device that was used with the long range version. The two models have now been consolidated into a single craft file where the drop tanks can be deleted in the editor if they're not needed. In addition the landing gears been bought forward for better aesthetics and easier rotation on take-off. Enjoy! Cupcake...
  5. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    Don't think I can do it, sorry. I suggest you try @Avera9eJoe or perhaps @Majorjim!? Cupcake...
  6. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    Well I've had it about 6 years and last few months it just got steadily more and more unreliable. I reinstalled windows but it would hang/crash whenever I plugged a wireless usb card in or tried to install a graphics driver! I managed to nurse it through the last video but it's got to a point that I can't even boot into windows. In short I think the motherboards toast! Cupcake...
  7. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    I'm afraid I don't have experience with bearings although I think I can design a small enough plane for you if that's what you're after? Just so you know my PC has died on me and it might take a week or so till I get a replacement. Cupcake...
  8. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    While I'm not saying it can't be done it'll be very tricky to do in stock. If you design a small enough aircraft it can operate out of a MK3 bay and as long as it has reasonable wing loading I'm not sure if the VTOL aspect is really needed? Cupcake...
  9. Cupcake's Dropship Dealership...

    Well it's not a plane per-se but my athmo VTOL's will quite happily fit into Mk3 (or even Mk2) bays with room to spare. Is this the sort of thing you're after? Cupcake...
  10. You're right, I'll hold off. Even if I do go with the aforementioned rig I should be able to squeeze a few hundred bucks off the price. Cupcake...
  11. That's the problem with tech isn't it? There's always some shiny new thing on the horizon. I have given it some thought and I thinking maybe I'll pull the trigger anyway. The majority of my gaming is KSP which from what I gather isn't terribly well optimised for multi-core anyway. Saying that I do need to do some research on the upcoming chips, as you could well be right. Man, it's a tricky time to be buying hardware! Cupcake...
  12. It does seem like a very good deal indeed. They build each one from scratch too so I might skip the hdd and get them to fit slightly faster ram instead. With a bit of luck I'll be back to KSP by Tue. Cupcake...
  13. Cheers guys, I really appreciate your help on this! I've done a bit more digging and think I've found the perfect spec for my budget (I know the 1080 is overkill but hopefully it'll make it last a wee bit longer). http://www.2moroit.co.nz/product-hi_end_gamingi7_7700k_16gb_2400_2tb_240gb_gtx1080_8gb-15255 I'm too scared to build my own PC so I reckon a nice prepackaged one will be the way to go in my case. Cupcake...
  14. Heh dude,

                     The old girls finally died on me. :( Was thinking one of these two as a replacement:

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/WKSPB62002/PB-Gaming-Series-62002-Intel-Kaby-Lake-Core-i7-770

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/WKSPB61303/PB-Gaming-61303-Kaby-Lake-Core-i7-7700-Quad-Core-3

    Hopefully I can run your visual pack now at least! :wink: BTW you got any experience with Nvidea Shadowplay?

     

    Dan

    1. Avera9eJoe

      Avera9eJoe

      Woah an i7-7700k?! You'll have me beat! :D I don't know anything about Shadowplay sadly; I use OBS :P

    2. Cupcake...

      Cupcake...

      Ah ok, maybe I'll stick to FRAPS. :wink: