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  1. Oh, flags are great. A simple system of building blocks that allow the creation of more complex shapes. I wonder if the devs could include some that would make the creation of spherical shapes easier. One can dream. I´ll have to test what happens to the sub after uploading and downloading. If the fairings hold their shape and that sort of stuff. If it holds up I´ll edit the link into the original post. Maybe later today. But it´s a bit messy and clippy under the skin. Sometimes my philosophy changes from "build it clever and clean" to "what do I have to do, to make this work?" when it
  2. Yep. the phase when you take 20 ore out of one tank and put 30 in another... Man, you´ve nailed the propotions of that Delta and the bow and stern made from flags? Just wow. If you don´t mind me asking, how many parts does it have? I had one batch of versions that still had wing parts as stern dive planes. When those hit the water hard enough it would launch the crew cabin almost reliably into space.
  3. Thoughts when I saw this: 1: wow, that´s cool. 2: Oh god, how many hours? 3: I WANT ONE!!! One weekend and 28 versions later: At one point late in testing and tweaking I forgot to put crew on board, so I wasted an absurd amount of time trying to remedy that. Made a lot harder by those scatterer waves. Not nearly as cool and sophisticated as Yukons Delta, but I´m still pretty happy with it. (And it´s really really quiet ) 16 crew max. Top speed around 22knots. Powered by 6 big fuel cell arrays. I´m thinking about making a nuklear version but it
  4. Hi At the moment I´ve only got two planes to show for. 1: My humble attempt at a DC-3 and 2: I just built this today. I don´t think it´s finished yet, but my bed is calling and it´s already cool to fly. And parked side by side: Brilliant!
  5. I know, I know, I´m too late for the challenge, but this thing drove me a little bit more insane today, so I hope you don´t mind if I post a few pics anyway. This was a lot harder than I thought. Gratulations to NASA for the succesful landing and everybody who participated.
  6. After a few weeks without KSP I´m finally back in the game. My graphics card died. This time for good, and yes, it happend while playing KSP. Why do you ask? So I decided to give my PC a few shiny new parts while I´m already on it and what followed was an unpleasant eternity where nothing went to plan. 6 weeks later (!) almost everything is up and running again. Now I can finally test some ideas I had in the meantime. Today I tried to build my favorite helicopter. The look came out better than I expected, but I was absolutely sure that it would fly like a pig. But hey, at least it w
  7. First time that happened to me. Hey, congrats to reaching your antipode coordinates. The strange heli platform is a really nice touch. Oh guys, I´ve been staying up to watch the SN8 flight. absoulutely incredible. But now it´s bedtime. More flying tomorrow. Good night/day to you all.
  8. Leg #2 from Dessert Airfield 6° 31' S, 144° 1' W to the Crater Rim Tracking Station 9° 26' N, 172° 6' W. It was an uneventful but beautiful flight lasting 103 minutes. We´ll be staying here for the night. I wouldn´t want to cross the ocean in the dark and the view is amazing. Btw: The crew consists of Mirke, Elson (pilots), Philemy and Roley (flight engineers) who are smirking all the time. We´re just having a lovely time. Edit: Don´t park on the tracking stations. Bad idea! I just hit m and the heli exploded. Had to F9 for the first time in this endeavor to my fir
  9. Today I decided to participate in the Kerbin Helicopter Circumnavigation challenge. (and to recreate this gem of a gif) It´s gonna be a wild ride
  10. Thanks . Yeah, pretty much spot on. Top stable speed at sea level is around 66m/s. At 5000m its around 80 but on average I tried to keep it around 75. Six km from the Dessert Airfield during the descend the speedometer hit 110 when the heli made a half loop and fell out of the sky. I barely managed to recover and flared out at around 30m above ground... I don´t want to repeat that. EVER! (sry, I just made that gif. couldn´t resist ) You have my utter respect for doing this in a stock bearig helicopter. BRAVO! My bearings were never quite stable enough. Keep it up.
  11. Cool! Probe core delivered. First leg seen above: Starting point: KSC 0° 2' S, 74° 43' W End: Dessert Airfield 6°31' S, 144° 1' W Duration: 172 minutes. I´m in . Gonna top up the 19% fuel I´ve used so far and carry on later today. (will probably take a little while though) You too mate, you too. Godspeed
  12. Hi @Hotel26 Great challange. Quick question: Would you consider a flight that was not meant to be a first leg as such? I´ve been toying around with tandem helicopters lately and one design just kept on going and going and at one point I thought, let´s fly to the dessert airfield. climbing up to the mountains - cape dessert - almost there I didn´t think I could participate because with my other helis this would take far too long and I could throw my wrists in the bin afterwards, but at one point during this flight I said to myself "wow, this one could do it." On
  13. Finished my little weekend project today: "Try to build a helicopter cockpit that looks ok." Was not meant to be a Huey, but turned out to be one. (UH-1k) After 2 evenings of building (don´t put flags directly on hinges. I´ve never seen the Kraken work so fast. Lost quite a bit of progress there.) today was flying and tweaking time. To my surprise this thing turned out to be pleasantly stable and precise to fly. At least 2 hours of flight time on the clock and I haven´t gotten cramps in my left hand. And you know what? There´s still an hour before bedtime and I think I wan
  14. A few weeks ago I had a "little problem" with my PC. Long story short: My career and all craftfiles from 2020 were wiped out. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I´m going to wait for the next update before starting a new career game. At the moment I´m just rebuilding my favorite crafts or messing around with useless stuff. Friday (a veeery boring Corona-stay-at-home-friday-evening) I decided that all the orange suits need their own ultimate ride to work. Hours of happily wasted time later: Jeb is the Kerbonaut #1 so he simply HAS to drive a Corvette. Bob as a scientist (biology/geology) needs to go
  15. Regarding electric propeller planes for duna: You don´t need much power on your plane. You just need more surface area to transmit that energy to the atmosphere. I made this experiment at least a year ago, but I don´t think things changed that much on the aerodynamics side, so it should still work. So in short: Yes, It´s a viable concept.
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