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  1. Deep Sky presents Thor Tech! A suite of electrical propulsion systems and complementary parts, both old-school and sci-fi, for your early-game and late-game airplane/spaceplane needs. A great addition to your part inventory if you love to mix spaceplanes and planet packs. Forget LiquidFuel and solar panels (while flying). Thor Tech brings: Propfan and turbofan engines that work in all atmosphere. Inline windmill turbines (early-game) that enable planes to charge as long as they are moving fast enough. Nuclear reactors and a radiator fit for long-term
  2. Ahoy Rocketeers, Seadogs and pilots, I'd like to see how you tackle my little challenge The Challenge: Build the fastest paddle wheel boat, powered by electricity, then get in to the shore, and show us how fast will it go. The Rules: No mods or expansions for the spinny part(bearing), has to be electric Rating: Speed category: by sustainable Vmax only 1. Pds314 @ 18,4m/s Efficiency category: Vmax/power drain while at equator (power drain=power needed to move the boat at Vmax, measure without generating power at the same time, ) 1.Pds314 @ 8.97 In this
  3. It turns out that, while absolutely nothing happens most of the time, RTGs have a tendency to occasionally run away with heat generation when you store them too densely and isolated with no cooling. This pseudo-reactor is simply a cargo bay with 48 RTGs stacked in them. This is in a Dres orbit so there's no atmosphere to cause the heat; It was from the RTGs themselves. Kerbal Engineer gives some information under "THERMAL". Simply opening the bay luckily solved the problem. It's kinda weird and probably caused by some bug but definitely interesting. Love to hear your t
  4. Welcome to my stock electric plane repository! It serves as a home for my own electric craft which work perfectly 75% of the time, and also somewhere to share your own electric planes and other creations. Have fun! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This is the highly creatively named "SAS flyer 1". It features decent reliability, a high-power engine, and a low takeoff speed. It has a maxima
  5. Before Reading I'd recommend that you'd watch Bradley Whistance's video on his stock prop speed test. The method he outlines is not relevant to the actual math work, and simply affects the values I will be plugging in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7oc1FLnWlY&t=438s I will only discuss the resulting data in this thread to keep things simple, if you have specific questions about the math, let me know. With that out of the way, let me preface this discussion. The dominant method of powering stock props is by using RTGs, which makes sense. They continuously generate powe
  6. Beta release now available! Download from CurseForge NOTE: Default light settings in KSP only allow for 8 lights due to the added resource loads lights can cause. To increase the number of lights available, go to Settings/Graphics/Pixel Light Count and adjust it according to your system's abilities. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Compatible with @Li0n's Crew Light License is: a modified Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License and view-able on Curse. ________________
  7. Dunasoar is a twin engine airplane designed for Duna exploration. It can transport 5 kerbals, or it can be easily modified to run science gathering missions. Max speed is about 175 m/s. Plane uses modified version of my fairing prop engines powered by fuel cells, but if you don't like using the fuel cells you can replace them with RTG's. These engines are little bit bulkier than my usual fairing prop engines. But the best part about them is that I've finally managed to create a reliable mechanism, which uses the claw inside the engine nacelle, to re-dock the propeller to the plane. T
  8. I'm mostly asking for help in this thread. I'm currently trying to develop vehicles I can deploy permanently in the field to support a career mode colonization effort. This means I need to set up mining facilities, SSTOs, and small towns on every planet. Perhaps the most difficult planet to set up such a colony with reusable technologies on is Eve. Thanks to its dense atmosphere, simply using aircraft to fly at faster than driving speeds between bases is a compelling option. However, jet engines obviously don't work inside Eve's atmosphere. So, I have to resort to stock electric pr
  9. I'm back. https://kerbalx.com/He_162/162-Tesla-Roadster 0-60mph in <2s 0-100mph in <3s 0-250mph in <10s Top speed of 285mph, 127m/s. Just like Elon, I need to prove this, so I made a little video. - Oh, and that's the base model.
  10. So here's the thing. I decided to go ahead and mod my install, after seeing some of the wonderful things that exist via Scott Manley. So I went around and picked a few mods that looked interesting to me and installed them. None of them said that they would have any problems with existing games, so I loaded into my career save that I've been playing on, and everything was going great. No problems, just smooth sailing-- or whatever the space equivalent of "sailing" is. But after a while I noticed that my probes, bases, and ships were running low on power. I though, 'that's odd', a
  11. I have a working stock propeller (following Squiddy's tutorial). It works properly and will fly, but when I switch from the propeller to the plane, the propeller's trim (alt+e) lock gets reset and it slows down. I have to keep switching back from the plane to the propeller to spin it up again. Does anyone know how to keep the propeller spinning when I switch vessels (keep trim lock on)? Sorry for the possibly confusing description of the problem, please ask if I need to clarify something.
  12. Since I saw videos on YouTube of how many people made propeller based aircrafts in the last month, I wanted to try my luck and make a stock supersonic propeller plane. Obviously I failed, and since I've failed and given up on propeller aircrafts, I wanted to share with you my design. It's my most stable prop engine I've ever built. My highest level top speed I achieved was 170 m/s . I don't understand how I didn't achieved more... but I'll explain to you why I don't understand. Here are the 3 models for my aircraft: Aircraft V1.1 Top speed: 110 m/s Torque: 7 Medium SAS mod
  13. I heard of this one cool concept to protect spacecraft from aerodynamic shock heating with an electromagnetic shield. I would love to see a mod of this, how it would work is a part would project a bubble around the ship, and use electric charge to power it, the diameter of the bubble could also be variable, the larger it is the more power it consumes, when there is no more power left the shield goes away and parts are no longer protected. This could be done through the use of separate parts or as an option that can be changed both in editor and in flight. The bubble should have a near infin
  14. Please post your craft using dawn ion drives. Why did you choose dawn over something like nerv? Is this a craft built "for fun" or is it a career game workhorse? I'd love to hear all about your design decisions and engineering choices. (if this repeats a thread, please post link? Happy to just continue conversation there.)
  15. Jastreb (hawk) is a stock airplane powered by electric propellers. It is specifically designed to test just how fast you can fly with the stock propellers. In order to reduce the drag I've used small wings and minimum number of parts required to build the plane. Also with the exception of the rotor blades all of the engine parts are inside the fairing and therefore shielded from the drag. All of this really helps to increase the max speed of the airplane. Previous version of this plane had max speed of 240 m/s at low altitude. After a few tweaks and adding few more reaction wheels to
  16. Stock plane with propeller powered by electricity. Max speed over 40-50 m/s. Mass: 9.99 t. Take-off: 1) Press stage 2) Activate SAS 3)Switch to propeller with ‘[’ or ‘]’ key 4)Hold Alt + E until roll indicator not reach right edge. 5)Switch back to aircraft with ‘[’ or ‘]’ key Don`t forget to rise landing gears. After 4 step plane will take-off automatically. You can also fly manually (without SAS or any stabilization) for it press 1 to disable reaction wheels and press T to disable SAS (if enabled). Screenshots: Download: KerbalX
  17. From the Offices of Owl Aircraft Race Team We present... ODR-05 (Mk.2) The ODR-05 rally vehicle is to participate in the first ever Dakar Rally; A long distance survival event meant to test strength, speed, courage, and design. The car, with incredible grip and speed, was created with two goals in mind: Go fast, and Be safe. The car has a top speed of 40 m/s, including the DRS system and maximum power. The safety of the car was tested time and time again, with not even the most dangerous rolls and crashes able to upset the drivers. With a new deal coming from DK Salvag
  18. Has this been mentioned? everything else seems to be based on SI, why not the electric units?
  19. Would it be possible to make a electricity powered spacecraft/probe that consumes no fuel at all? Obviously launching it wouldn't count, but could electricity only thrust be produced in space in ksp? Thanks!
  20. Been begging for this for the last 2 years lol. Just crossing my fingers that the dev's (what's left of them) take some time and put one into the game. It would be LIT.
  21. Some one gave me an idea the other night in Roverdude's stream SAS powered stock part Lightning. Built with a bit of EE Redux magic, however. Engine pulled out on the bottom there so you can see it, the SAS bits are fairly clipped in there but at least instead of using RTGs, they're powered by fuel cells so they're slightly less cheaty? https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2g7q5pdz6nv1ax/P-38 Lightning.craft?dl=0 How to fly, for those interested! Best to turn on SAS and the brakes first, then hit '2' to turn on all the fuel cells.
  22. Good news everyone! The remnants of a vintage Jeb-Flyer flying machine was discovered last month! A curious engineer found the dusty pieces while rummaging though an old dilapidated hangar on the outskirts of town. Farnsworth Rocket Surgery has painstakingly recreated the antique contraption and added a few nifty safety features (just a seat belt). How to operate: 1. Eva out of the capsule and board the command chair. 2. Stage to separate the propeller from the flying machine. 3. Change focus to the propeller ( [ or ] ) and trim the roll all the way to the left (alt + q). 4. Mak
  23. By now, our propeller division engineers were getting pretty confident in their propeller plane making endeavours. However, one day, an outdated C-42 was given to them in exchange for a different prototype plane (Which will be revealed eventually). Strapping two stripped-down engine blocks to its wings in place of the rusted jet turbines and adding in a remote control core, it was revived. Capable of carrying up to 1/5 of its own weight for up to ∞ seconds at a maximal speed of 62 m/s, making it completely free to fly. Also, since its predecessor could also be modified to drop bombs, it can to
  24. I've released my first mod for KSP; a visual meter that will show you how much electric charge you have remaining on your vessel. The meter has adjustable warning levels, to let you know when your power is getting low. Update - I uploaded a new version that is compatible with KSP version 1.1 pre-Release http://www.curse.com/ksp-mods/kerbal/223817-electric-charge-meter Here is a Youtube video of a prototype version: Enjoy! Leemon1
  25. Hello all, I'm still a novice here, so if what im asking for already exists, please point me the right way I'm looking for a set of large in-shell propeller engines, like those on a Sci-f- helicopter or the Marvel Helicarriers. something that would optimally be usable with twaekscale, and surface mountable (so that it could bat attached to the wing). I've been experimenting with using the high bypass fan from the MKIV pack as a graphic for a 2 part engine. the engine its self is an intake with reversible thrust (it can act as suction and intake, or propulsion). Ideally you would to
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