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  1. Dear fellow Kerbonauts! Let me present you a book (well, it's an E-book after all) what I wrote in the end of the end of the last year (2017), called It's actually a (more-or-less) simple story based on the Carrier mode of KSP from the first sounding rockets to the first Minmus landing. I discussed with @Darth Badie earlier, she agreed and supported me to do it. This book is completely free-of-charge, all credits to SQUAD. I'd like to ask you to read it, and if you like, leave me comments with your opinions, because sometimes in the future I'd like to write another KSP-themed book if the new EULA let me do it. Anyways, here is the link for the promo video I made for the book. The link of the book is in the description of the video. I hope you'll like it. Cheers!
  2. I've always been fascinated with the idea of creating huge models piece by piece, especially replicas. Over my few-year long KSP career I've already built space shuttles, N1-L3s, at least a few not-really 1:1 Mriyas and some really big naval vessels. The projects got bigger and bigger ranging from 60m corvettes, through 90m rockets, to 130m destroyers. Once I hit 150+ metres i started getting into the aircraft-carrier size range. The partcount and KSP engines stability were the only limits. And just like that, the Invincible was born. At nearly 1700 parts this is a true behemoth. Running a GTX 1050 I managed to hit about 10FPS and had to cope with insanely long loadup times. While not exactly smooth, it is definitely manageable enough for me to be able to land fixed-wing aircraft on it with about 85% success rate. The partcount could be cut down greatly if I were to omit the details, but they're the part of the replicas charm after all. The carrier will most likely receive a few improvements in the near future. I plan on including some landing lights to make night operations feasible and perhaps including some period-correct carrier vehicles and/or some parked Harriers. I will also make the carrier mobile quite soon. For now it is a static model for practicing carrier landings. I'm releasing this version due to the partcount limits. I want to make this thing accessible to as many people as possible without crippling their framerates and frying their GPUs. Due to it being 1:1 scale it is perfect for testing out all kinds of life-sized carrier aircraft replicas. Stock arrestor gear isn't really an option but due to how strong KSP brakes are they aren't really necessary most of the time. The deck layout consists of two separate halves, the left half accomodates the runway strip and the takeoff ramp (and is the side you should probably be landing on), with the right part consisting of two parking areas and the superstructure. On the bow there is a small, functional Sea Dart SAM battery which in 1982 was the only defensive system aboard the Invincible. It relief heavily on covering fire from it's escort vessels (which I might make sometime soon, they shouldn't be too much of a problem to build and a whole carrier group might look nice together if it doesn't make my PC explode in the loading process) The deck is very rigid and should be able to handle hard landings with ease. The ski-jump ramp makes aborting your approach quite easy provided you spool up your engines soon enough. The carrier was designed to operate STOVL Harriers exclusively, but landing regular fixed-wing aircraft is absolutely possible. Might try to land my Tu-95 on it sometime soon for the memes. The carrier has functional citadel lighting. It doesn't do much apart from making it look extra nice in the darkness. As mentioned before, I'm planning on giving it some more lights and details and releasing a higher partcount version. It will light up the runway, the superstructure cabins and turn your GPU into heated plasma for some extra lighting effects. Optimal landing speed sits at about 50m/s for the majority of my planes. General rule of thumb for carrier landings is to come in for a relatively shallow approach, line up at approx 2.5km from the carrier and make fine adjustments to your attidute. Just before touchdown it's wise to apply a fair bit of thrust to make aborting possible if necessary. Watch your speed and altitude, the line between overshooting and hitting the stern of the carrier is a fine one. Here are some videos demonstrating some landing and takeoff examples. They also display the scale of the carrier in comparsion to the Skyhawk nicely. The A-4F is built in 1:1 scale. Here are the download links: CARRIER: https://kerbalx.com/EvenFlow/HMS-Invincible SKYHAWK: https://kerbalx.com/EvenFlow/A-4F-Skyhawk Happy landings!
  3. Landing the Mini Beech B18 on the Sentinel Aircraft Carrier
  4. Carrier Vessel eXpansion You can Download it here! Album: https://imgur.com/a/L3mph Images: Videos: What is CVX? CVX is a low parts mod that allows you to build a Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier. The mod currently contains 5 parts: 1 screw, 1 rudder, 1 hull, 1 radar tower, 1 bridge tower. The idea behind CVX is so players can explore Kerbin while carrying aircraft and not have to worry about having enough fuel, or... You just want an aircraft carrier without worry about tanking your cpu with parts count. What is Included? 5 parts: 1 rudder 1 screw 1 hull 1 radar tower 1 bridge tower Why only one carrier? More ships are on the way. Soon I'll be releasing a Wasp-class LHD, Essex-class CV (for recovering the Kapollo) and an Admiral Kuznetsov CV (for all you Krussians) in the first phase. The second phase is experimental carriers such as a submersible carrier and a helicarrier. Why are there no weapons or radar? There are already mods covering that, and a list of recommended mods are further down the page. Where can I get that F-14 craft? The F-14, made by GrandAdmiralJon, can be found here on KerbalX. Recommended Mods: BDArmory (Continued) [1.3] (maintained by pappa_joe) SM Marine [1.3] [SpannerMonkey(smce)] BoomsticksRev3 [1.3] [SpannerMonkey(smce)] Master Tech Weapons [1.1.3] (TMasterson5) Blue Hawk Industries [1.1.3] (TMasterson5) MalFunc Weaponry [1.1.3] (Themorris) North Kerbin Dynamics [1.1.3] (harpwner) Never Enuff Dakka Redux [1.3] [SpannerMonkey(smce)] Kerbal Attachment System [1.3] (maintained by IgorZ) Kerbal Inventory System [1.3] (maintained by IgorZ) Hanger Extender is helpful for building very large crafts. Hanger Extender (recompiled for 1.2/1.3 by Alewx) The following is for placing the carrier in water. VesselMover Continued [1.1.3] (maintained by pappa_joe) Boat Launch Central [A channel marker buoy made by SpannerMonkey(smce)] For use with Kerbal Konstructs. [1.2.1] Hyper Edit [1.3] The following is for keeping the massive vessel together. Kerbal Joint Reinforcement [1.3] Arrester Cable and Hook, By Flywlyx Aircraft Carrier Accessories [1.3] Bugs and Issues: The big glaring bug this mod has is the Boat Kraken in 1.1.3, this is where the vessel is flung into the atmosphere, caused by a floating point error. The release of KSP ver 1.2 fixes this so there is nor more the need for either use FAR or AirPark but both are excellent mods, try them anyway. The new current problem is the stock joint system, where even rigid attachment will allow parts to separate, KSP's attachment nodes weren't designed for such heavy masses. I recommend using the cheats for both inserting into the water and operation until Kerbal Joint Reinforcement is updated. Change Log: Version 0.13.1: 1.3.1 Compatibility Update: -Dependency Update Version 0.13: 1.3 Compatibility and Fixes Fixes: -Fixed Fuel Capacity in Nimitz Hull -Fixed Engine Thrust Added: -Added Reaction Wheel to aid in turning -Added Support for USI Life Support -Added Support for Aircraft Carrier Accessories (Nimitz Catapult and Toy Box Catapult [for Future Top Secret Vessel] -Added Pre-made Craft Files -Updated Dependencies 0.12: Various fixes and adjustments: -Models and Dependencies updated to KSP 1.2 -Model recompiled as a second attempt to fix the Light Dim Bug. -Added normal maps -Added new hull textures -Added new resource, KSteam -Adjusted screws (still not perfect, still goes too fast for a carrier, 40m/s, but hey this is a game.) -Adjusted Buoyancy, hull rests at waterline. -KSP 1.2 has better floating point so no more boat bounce -Fixed phantom forces with rudder, but is as useful to steer a carrier as a fly swatter. Hopefully a solution coming soon. 0.11: fixed issues with rudder settings. 0.10: Initial Release Additional Credit: Snjo and RoverDude: for FireSpitter (*.dll Packaged with C.V.X.) RoverDude: for Community Resource Pack (Also packaged with C.V.X.) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  5. The Kaspian Sea Carrier: The Future Of Autonomous and Kerbal Supported Sea & Air Missions: The Kaspian Sea Carrier comes complete with a carrier landing deck, VTOL UAVs, and an ROV for all your exploration needs. Low part counts of just 265 for the main craft with UAVs and ROV, allow for less lag than one would expect from a craft such as this. The UAV and ROV only have 20-21 parts each, and thus due to their size, are perfect for use in Kerbin and Laythe missions, even in carrier mode! The UAV's can fit in even the tiniest of cargo holds, and are incredibly stable at all speeds. The ROV features it's own ballast/flotation system of my own invention. You manipulate the landing gear pods to control buoyancy. (KerbalX and the Album below, explain this in more depth) The Kaspian Sea Carrier With UAVs Visible On It's Deck: The VTOL UAV: The ROV: Full Album: https://imgur.com/a/qNUvy KerbalX Download Link: https://kerbalx.com/ProGamerGov/Kaspian-Sea-Carrier-with-1-ROV-and-2-UAVs KerbalX Hanger with Separate UAV and ROV sub assemblies: https://kerbalx.com/hangars/10181
  6. This isn't quite a rocket exchange thread, so I think this fits in more here. Looking for some inspiration on communication satellite carriers. I like having junior docking pockets on my satellites, so at later times, I can fly out to them and refuel and/or greatly change their orbits at need. Especially useful with some contracts stating an existing satellite needs it's orbit altered. Or you're just docking an upgrade to it, expanding it's capabilities. But that docking port usage tends to mean my generally sleek rockets have these ugly, lumpy sticks extruded at somewhat random intervals and I just can't seem to design something that does the job, without looking like my satellite emplacers have cancerous tumors. Note, I also usually play with RemoteTech mod, although sometimes I turn that off, so Im looking for inspiration on manned carriers, or something I can modify into manned.
  7. Finally, the Kerbals are able to field their great jets all over the planet with their newest Aircraft Carrier. The KSS Dominion! 555 parts. 1,858 tons. 147.5m long! So big I can't even get decent shots of it in the SPH. Dwarfs other ships in its path. Looks good at night too. The island is bristling with defences. I think I used 6 full ore tanks on the other side of the ship to balance it out. Access to the deck for Kerbals. "I'm on top of the world!" Hotkeys: 1) Toggle the 7 Goliath engines 2) Toggle thrust reversal. The ship is pretty rock steady and wont list whatever planes you place or land on it. Can travel up to 30m/s. 12 Shuttle tails are used for steering as SAS would have been useless. I'm not a good enough pilot to land on it without a VTOL plane but the length and the front ramp allow conventional take offs to be pretty easy. There's a probe core on the front of the ship for easy control. I would recommend using the Vessel Mover mod to place it in the sea, unless you want to fit wheels and drive it into the water! Download here --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9mK0rPybNaxMHZscnpja2RVNlU
  8. every rocket I strap this thing to keeps toppling over. What's a good way to build ascent stages for huge craft?
  9. I have always wanted to make a carrier, can someone make a mod with a catapult, naval docking ports, a tailhook and arrestor wires that can be placed like space tape (struts)?? Or is there already a mod for that??? Help please