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  1. At the specially added node on the bottom of S-IC engine plate. You may need to use the Move tool to fine-tune its placement. If the node isn't there, it's likely because a) you've installed something incorrectly, or b) you use Saturn V that is not supported by MLP.
  2. It's meant for Shuttle-Mir docking module and similar ISS mini-modules. It's too big for ASTP adapter. For more authentic look, you need 0.9375m cylinder (Agena tank, for example).
  3. (I assume we're talking about BDB Saturn V or a similarly sized Saturn V) You mean you can't snap it to S-IC engine base MLP node? Due to its size, Saturn V can be kinda hard to build in VAB. I recommend to place it as high as you can (Apollo scrapes VAB ceiling), then remove part of it (S-IC tank is usually enough), place launcher base, and then reassemble it back.
  4. A couple of requests after toying with Saturn LRBs: 1) Optional (B9 toggle) separatrons, like on S-IC engine mount. 2) This goes to @AlphaMensae - can you add MLP node to LRB engine mount in the next MLP release?
  5. Target is 60% of IRL dimensions. However, in most cases it may be slightly more or slightly less, in order to fit into existing diameter chart.
  6. They are here, you even get contracts to collect them.
  7. There is an old joke. Russian, I think. How Chinese broke through Pentagon firewalls: 1) Every Chinese citizen had one try to guess the password. 2) 95% guesses were "MaoZedong". 3) After 824523592th try, Pentagon server agreed that its password is indeed "MaoZedong" MaoZedong C-8 please
  8. Request: a standalone, surface-mounted R-4D, configured as engine and not as RCS. Single and dual chamber versions, if possible. This is quite important for IABS and likes.
  9. Please note that currently CZ-1 seems to be poorly balanced for 2.5x rescale systems. Tried it in 2.5x KSRSS - it can't put DFH-1 to orbit from its historical launch site (Jiuquan) to its historical inclination (68.4) even to 100x100km orbit.
  10. When you channel your inner Wehrner a little bit too hard... The REAL Juno V: (That's Juno I\II Sergeant cluster, which is placed on top of Juno IV-B, which is placed on top of Juno V first stage. It doesn't make any sense to use Titan I when you have Juno IV.) Early Starliner prototype.
  11. No, that's correct behavior. Atmosphere and gravity doesn't change much in rescales, since these are Earth-like already. Thus, launching something straight up tend to produce very stock-alike results.
  12. Nice! I remember how I tried (and somewhat succeeded) to make a CZ-1 replica with BDB and other parts. Now I can use the real deal Question: does it have RealPlume support for lower stages, or at least stock-style plumes? I do not use Waterfall.
  13. I have a question about RTG fuel decay system used by this mod. What I'm trying to do is to add Po-210 as a fuel option (via B9PS switch) to BDB SNAP-3 RTG. Basically a short-lived RTG (days instead of years) with large power output. @PART[bluedog_RTG_SNAP3]:NEEDS[NearFutureElectrical] { @cost *= 0.5 !MODULE[ModuleGenerator] {} MODULE { name = ModuleRadioisotopeGenerator BasePower = 0.15 HalfLife= 8.35 EasyMode = True } MODULE { name = ModuleB9PartSwitch moduleID = IsotopeSwitch switcherDescription = Isotope switcherDescriptionPlural = Isotopes SUBTYPE { name = Pu-238 title = Plutonium-238 descriptionSummary = Traditional RTG isotope. Long half-life, but small power density. Suits best for long, lonely cruises to outer planets. defaultSubtypePriority = 2 } SUBTYPE { name = Po-210 title = Polonium-210 descriptionSummary = Short-lived isotope with extraordinary power density, suitable for short-lived but extraordinary missions. Requires some extra (but quite ordinary) radiation shielding. defaultSubtypePriority = 1 addedCost = 50 addedMass = 0.001 MODULE { IDENTIFIER { name = ModuleRadioisotopeGenerator } DATA { BasePower = 30 HalfLife = 0.0001 } } } } } The switch itself works as intended (adds and changes values), but actual decay rate does not - it's as slow as if I never changed HalfLife. Efficiency percentage goes down at the same rate. Is there a hardcoded minimum value? I've tried various values, but it doesn't seem to work.
  14. AFAIK there is no third-party visual packs for KSRSS. It has its own configs for EVE and Scatterer, though. Yes.
  15. Wow, that's not just overkill, that's basically another TLI burn. But yeah, Atlas V is really cool. Probably the most advanced Kerolox 1st stage ever built. Try something about 35 m/s. You may want to lower it to 20 m/s or less when you're out of atmosphere. (Again, this is what actual Atlas V does - one of the reasons for throttling down is to ensure clean fairing separation)
  16. First of all, two-ton payload to LEO (MEO, if it's a Scansat and you want to achieve optimal orbit) is not the best payload for Atlas V, even 401. This rocket was designed to launch heavy satellites to GTO, not small stuff to LEO. It's like launching Mercury on Saturn V - you can do it, but why? For this kind of payload, Atlas II or Delta III are a good choice. Second: too much TWR. You should do what ULA does - pull down the throttle lever. Source: https://www.ulalaunch.com/docs/default-source/rockets/atlasvusersguide2010.pdf , page 2-17 (see throttle graph). This is absolutely normal in stock and low-scaled (2.5-3x) systems. Basically this means your rocket has too much TWR and overshoots the target altitude. This also means you're wasting fuel. This should never be done on Atlas V. This particular instruction is meant for low-TWR rockets, like Atlas-Centaur or Saturn I/IB. Atlas V is not one of these.
  17. It has come to my attention that Pioneer 10 RTGs do not have NFE support. This fixes that: @PART[bluedog_Pioneer_SNAP19]:NEEDS[NearFutureElectrical] { @cost *= 0.5 !MODULE[ModuleGenerator] {} MODULE { name = ModuleRadioisotopeGenerator BasePower = 1 HalfLife= 8.35 EasyMode = True } @MODULE[ModuleB9PartSwitch]:HAS[#moduleID[meshSwitchExtension]] { !SUBTYPE[Extension] {} SUBTYPE { name = Extension transform = Extension transform = Extension.001 addedMass = 0.014 descriptionDetail = <b>Initial power output:</b> 1.5 Ec/s MODULE { IDENTIFIER { name = ModuleRadioisotopeGenerator //raycastTransformName = sunCatcher } DATA { BasePower = 1.5 } } } } } Also, a thought: a B9 switch for SNAP-3 to make it use Po-210, as was the initial plan. While polonium is obviously not the best choice for RTG due to its short half-life (that's why they used Pu-238 instead), it offers exceptional power density. My idea is RTG that offers a truckload of Ec/sec (around 30-40, maybe even more) at the cost of being able to work for days, not years. Could be an interesting early alternative to NFE reactors and capacitors. Thoughts?
  18. Not sure if BDB alpha bug or something in my mods: Any help would be appreciated. I've deleted old Saturn rescale patch before installing BDB alpha, and I don't have any other mods or MM patches that affect scaling.
  19. It does look out of place on most small and medium mounting plates, especially conical ones. Titan I plate, for example. Besides, no BDB engine uses such a large ring anymore. Speaking of H-1D on Saturn - its model needs to be rotated (about) 45deg to properly aligh with S-I engine mount: H-1D is fresh from part list, placed on top right node with 4x symmetry. You can see turbopump exhaust is misaligned. Standard 90-deg rotation can't fix this. Same parts, but H-1D rotated 45-deg. H-1C does not have this issue. (It does, however, have another one - no early variant to use with Saturn I, which leads to a quite amusing sight of H-1C having two turbopump exhaust pipes) Also, what's with this dark gray ring on S-I engine mount? Looks like untextured leftover.
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