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  1. Introducing the Malemute Rover! Based on the Mars rover from 'Last Days on Mars' (great rover, horrible movie), this pack includes parts for cargo, geo-science (no more awkward Narrow Band Scanners sticking out!), crew transport, and general shenanigans. Over a dozen parts with full IVA support. Interconnects with other USI bits and pieces, and can be configured both as a rover, and also a really sweet biome hopper or VTOL. Have fun! Download, Source, and Change Log! Donation Info! If you like what you see, and want to help out (or just buy me a beer!), please consider donating, either via PayPal or Patreon. License Information Configuration files and code are licensed under the GPL v3 license Assets, including Models (*.mu) and Textures *.png/*.dds) are All Rights Reserved. If you wish to use any of these assets in your project, just ask nicely This mod redistributes Firespitter, which is covered under its own license.
  2. Kerbetrotter Ltd. is happy to announce its newest creation from the Feline Utility Rover series: The Lynx Rover. A medium sized versatile rover that is capable to operate independently in the harshest environments. It is mainly designed to operate on other planets, but also in the outback of Kerbin. Depending on your configuration it can be used for crew transport, mobile research including a laboratory or as a transport for various resources. You can also use bellowed joints to be more flexible in difficult terrain or use hover engines to pass water. It now also includes a small propeller for when the rover is swimming. Features Joints and Hitches Hover Engines IVAs in all crewed parts Custom Wheels Fits in MK3 Cargo Bay Configurable Containers Galleries Download Please remove the folder of older versions of this Mod before installing! The source code is available on GitHub Instructions For instructions on how to use the hitches and joints, please take a look at the KSPedia entry of Feline Utility Rovers The Hitches and Joints are locked by default when you first launch your vessel. You have to click "Unlock" in the right-click menu to unlock them. The Hover Engines can be controlled with the controls for the Wheels to accelerate and steer. Lateral movement and height changes can be made with the controls for RCS. Please also visit the KSPedia for more information. Translations Español by @bice Русский by @Tirathangil and @Sebra 中国语文 by @ssd21345, @vosskftw and @Levin845 Português (do Brasil) by @FellipeC Deutsch by @DasSkelett and @Nils277 Italiano by @Simog Looking for help: If anyone is interested to translate FUR into Japanese or French, please let me know! You can find all the texts that need translation here: Localizable Texts. Supported Mods (most mods need ModuleManager to work properly) Life Support: TAC-LS, USI-LS, Snacks!, Kerbalism, IFI Life Support Gameplay: KIS, KeepFit, RemoteTech, Connected Living Space, Pathfinder, Realfuels, Indicator Lights, Community Tech Tree Visual: JSI Advanced Transparend Pods, Raster Prop Monitor, ASET Props, Textures Unlimited Supports resources from: OSE Workshop, Extraplanetary Launchpads, MKS, Deepfreeze, Near Future Propulsion, Near Future Electrical Support and bug reports If you encounter a bug with Feline Utility Rovers, please follow these instructions to report it.Most important: I need the KSP.log FILE. Otherwise i won't be able to help! License The art assets are licensed under: CC-BY-NC The plugin code is licensed under: Apache License 2.0 Thanks @sirkut and @Ziw for Infernal Robotics, which was used as reference/learning source for the functionality of the hitch. Also thanks to @Snjo for the Firespitter mod. The Fuel-Switch is based on the one from Firespitter. Last but not least thanks to @Rafael acevedo for testing and suggestions during the development.
  3. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476 – 4 August 1526) was a Spanish explorer of Basque origin who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth. After Magellan's death in the Philippines, Elcano took command of the nau Victoria from the Moluccas to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain. This challenge is simple. So simple, it's easy. Well...it sounds easy. Those of us who have completed it would probably disagree. The challenge to you is to become the next Elcano. To do what no one, or very few, have done. A challenge to circumnavigate an orbital body, be it moon or planet, solely by ground and/or water. This challenge is a continuation of the original Elcano Challenge, posted by Fengist. It was subsequently managed by Claw, then rkarmark. This is the fourth iteration of the Elcano Challenge. Fengist's Elcano Challenge Claw's Elcano Challenge rkarmark's Elkano Challenge The rules are simple: Basically, you are to circumnavigate (drive all the way around) a celestial body, using a vessel on the surface, such as a rover or boat. Your path should not deviate significantly from the intended direction. Mark your start location. Flags, KerbNet markers, or screenshots work. Some mods allow you to track your path as well. Drive or boat back to your start location- the long way around... The main mission and all support missions must be launched from the launchpad or runway and delivered to the destination body. Part of the journey is getting the crew/ship there. (i.e. No HyperEditing or save file editing the vehicle into position. Any combination of launching, refueling, docking, or ISRU is permitted. The vehicle must be Kerballed during the circumnavigation. Doesn't have to be a pod, the lawn-chair seats are fine. The Kerbal only has to be on-board during the circumnavigation. You don't need to launch the entire mission in one giant ship. If the Kerbal(s) come later or were already waiting for the rover, that's fine. Stay on the ground or on/below the surface of any water. Brief jumps over dunes and such are permitted. This challenge is about traveling over the surface. Thrust devices (rockets, jets, props, RCS) are acceptable, as long as they are only used while in contact with the surface. Using thrust of any sort to control or change the trajectory of your rover while above the surface is not allowed. The same vehicle that crosses land must also cross the water. No ferrying your vehicle on a boat. That also means you can't intentionally remove wheels or pontoons when they are no longer needed. The vehicle needs to complete the entire circumnavigation as-is. If parts blow up or get knocked off, well, that's the Kerbal way, and that's ok.. You may send replacement vehicles. If you read Fengist's circumnavigation of Eve, you'll see why. Game mechanics are not kind to ground vehicles. Your crew must be transferred to any replacement vehicle and it must be very similar to the original. I understand this is a learning process, and will allow some design changes. You may use aerial and orbital recon vehicles. You may refuel if needed. Use of ISRU or similar mods is permitted. Saving and reloading (F5/F9) is permitted. In fact I highly recommend it. Please note that in the past repeated F5/F9s have adversely affected vessels, particularly if you use F5 while in motion. Not sure if that is still a problem or not.. Leaderboards will only be updated for stock moons and planets. But feel free to post circumnavigations on other bodies as well! The intent is that you control the vehicle during the entire circumnavigation. Using an autopilot goes against the spirit of this challenge. Any rule I haven't thought of that breaks the spirit of this challenge. The point of the challenge is to build a rover/boat, deliver the vehicle, and circumnavigate the body. Proof: Document your journey via images or video, or as those of us who have managed to complete this challenge have done, accompanied by a description of the journey. If you are posting more than 4 screenshots, I humbly request that you put them inside a spoiler. Categories: Note that support and delivery vehicles also affect which category your entry falls under. Stock - Stock means stock. If you use any mods at all, you do not qualify for the stock category. Breaking Ground and Making History (BG & MH) are stock expansion packs, and do not disqualify you from a Stock entry. Stock Craft - The craft and all support craft are made from all stock parts with their stock configuration. Installed mods may not modify physics or add/modify parts in use by the craft. Mods that add PartModules to stock parts, but do not alter the stock parameters, are also permitted. Examples of permitted mods are information displays (such as KER), transfer window planners(TWP and KAC), and visual enhancements (such as EVE). “Stock Craft” means the .craft or save file can be used on a stock install and it looks/works exactly the same way (your mission would remain effectively unchanged without the mods). Modded - Use of add-ons that change physics or add/modify parts in use by the craft are permitted. An add-on’s technology level must be “near term” or of “next tier” type of capabilities as compared to stock. Mods that allow the user to skip elements of the challenge or violate the spirit of flying to and circumnavigating a body are not permitted. (i.e. Slightly better/larger/stronger engines, wheels, fuel tanks, etc. are permissible. Hyperdrives, antimatter engines, wormhole generators, hyper dense or exotic fuels, etc. are not allowed.) This challenge is not for the faint of heart. It will take persistence and a great deal of patience. If you're the competitive type and think of this challenge as a race it will get boring really quick. The leaderboards do not differentiate by speed or times- if you completed a circumnavigation you are on the leaderboard. Good luck and um... Godspeed.... And before you grumble about how long this will take... think back at how many hours you spent doing other things in KSP that ended up being less rewarding... If you are considering this challenge, but aren't sure how, I suggest looking at how other members accomplished it. As this (4th) version of the challenge is still new. take a look at the posts from the first three Elcano challenges, linked near the top of this post. Badges: I believe Fengist (original creator of the Elcano Challenge) designed the badges, for which I am grateful, they look great! If you believe you qualify for a badge, go ahead and grab it! You don't need to wait for your name on the leaderboard- if I am busy with work/life who knows how long that could take. FAQ: Coming soon! Circumnavigators GRAND MASTER NAVIGATORS Those who have circumnavigated every body in the stock KSP solar system. @Claw Stock @mystifeid Stock ________________________________________________________________________________________ Master Navigators (aka Planetary Navigator) Those who have circumnavigated both Kerbin and Eve. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Master Mariners Those who have circumnavigated both Laythe and Kerbin by sea. (See notes in spoiler) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Kerbin Circumnavigators See notes in Master Mariner spoiler about Kerbin sea circumnavations. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ A work in progress. Circumnavigators Circumnavigators
  4. Hi. Have just released on Spacedock an upgraded version of @StinkyAce's Gerry Anderson's UFO. For nostalgia lovers and those who would like a full mobile laboratory for research. https://spacedock.info/mod/2806/Gerry Anderson's UFO Upgraded?ga=<Game+3102+'Kerbal+Space+Program'>
  5. WARNING. I HAVE NOW FOUND THAT THE LEFT OVER KSP WHEELS PATCH STOPS THE WHEELS FROM WORKING IF YOU INSTALL KSP WHEELS. PLEASE GO TO GameData\KerbinRover\Parts\KSPWheelPatch.cfgAND DELETE OR CHANGE THE SUFFIX TO TXT. Hi. my mod of the Kerbin Rover originally released by Tiktaalik Dreaming is now live on Spacedock. I hope you might enjoy it. https://spacedock.info/mod/2804/Kerbin Rover Redux?ga=<Game+3102+'Kerbal+Space+Program'> https://imgur.com/6XrFAn9
  6. Grounded Modular Vehicles Makes it possible to make cars, trucks, vans as how you want them with modular parts. NOW WITH STOCK PART VARIANT SWITCH! Feedbacks would be helpful. Download at: Spacedock · Curseforge Interested in supporting the development? Just click any of the two if you want to! PATREON CRAFT FILES Features: Integrated with career, vehicles at the start of the tree No plug-in dependency (Will always be up to date!) Articulating Hitch for trailers Science! Based on KSP's vehicles itself. Changelog: Installation: Remove old folder if there's an old installation. Copy the GameData folder into your root folder. License:
  7. About. This is the new thread for the Version_2.0 Industries Rover pack, the old thread can be found here Version_2.0 Industries Rover Pack. This pack seeks to fill the kerbal's need for thrill and adventure in the way of exploration and little to no safety guidelines. The pack consists of a variety of rover parts to tackle the gap in planetary scientific exploration as well as cargo and passenger transportation. Leading the pack in these endeavors is the R32M Puma vehicle parts which give the perfect platform for light transport solutions and scientific exploration. accompanying the puma is its big brother the R32L honey badger parts which work fluently with the puma parts to help with heavier cargo transportation, mining and planetary exploration. Version. Current Release 2.0.0 for KSP 1.3 Download from Spacdock Image gallery. Legal. This pack distributed under the creative commons license, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). See for more details (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
  8. Who here can make an all terrain mobile crane in KSP that looks as close to the real crane as possible? (Actually, I would prefer all-terrain mobile cranes, but any crane from tower cranes to crawler cranes to ring cranes would be fine, as long as they look close to the real thing Here is the challenge badge or whatever you want to call it. If you want to participate, add it to your signature! I recommend scaling it down to about 256x160. Here are mine, including the Kiebherr KTM 1120-4.3, Kiebherr KTM 1030-2.1, Kiebherr KTM 1300-6.2, and Kiebherr KTC 1050-3.1. Sorry there are so many pictures, but I use Kerbal Space Program more like Kerbal Crane Simulator. As Hans Kiebherr always said, "Why go to space when you can lift the stars themselves?" Check out my YouTube Channel for videos of some of the cranes shown here.
  9. the rover wheels are to big and making a small rover is like building a monster truck
  10. Добрый день! Имеются ли моды на улучшенные роверы? Я имею в виду: колёса, командные "кабины" для роверов и т.д. Никак не могу найти! Ищу для версии 1.11.1 (можно более старые, главное, чтобы были). Если знаете таковые - пожалуйста напишите.
  11. landed my *slick* interplanetary rover with skycrane i had fun building it and it was interesting getting new ideas from other people's rovers that i saw on google its on a sandbox save, but its still intriguing seeing it on the red planet In Duna: https://ibb.co/b7vKKxP In Duna w/ skycrane: https://ibb.co/MR409LZ
  12. SCREENSHOT - https://imgur.com/a/rseThuo ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME IN THIS SITUATION
  13. Hello, there! In this series of three videos, I will be recreating the NASA Perseverance Rover mission in KSP 1.11.1. This will not be recreated with full realism because I will be adding a Kerbal touch to the mission. Part 1: Building Perseverance has been released, with Parts 2 and 3 being released the weekend after Perseverance's landing. Hope you all enjoy! Part 1: Building Perseverance Part 2 and 3 coming soon! I wish good luck and safety to Perseverance as it prepares to embark on its Martian journey.
  14. The Microrover Flight Experiment, more commonly known as "Sojourner", was the first man-made rover to explore Mars' surface. After landing inside Pathfinder in July 4, 1997, Sojourner conducted experiments to the soil and some rocks found near the landing site, before connection to Pathfinder, and thus to Sojourner, was lost in September 27, 1997. I have tried to build a replica of Sojourner many times in the stock game, but can't fit the style from the original rover. That's why I grabbed my computer, opened Blender, and started to work. Imgur Image Gallery Done Sojourner Model Research about Sojourner, Pathfinder, and their mission on Mars
  15. Planned to land on February 18th, the Mars 2020/Perseverance rover is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life. The mission will collect and store a set of rock and soil samples that could be returned to Earth in the future. It will also test new technologies for future exploration. Curiously enough, Kerbals have also been preparing a similar mission to Duna, but they need some help to design and successfully complete the entry, descent, and landing sequence of their Dunian Rover. Are you up for the challenge? To successfully complete this challenge, you’ll need to: Build a six-wheeled rover that looks as closely as possible to NASA’s Perseverance Rover, plus all the components needed for the entry, descent and landing sequence. Use an orbiting CommNet relay to control the spacecraft. Perform a cruise stage separation before entering the atmosphere. Use a heat shield and fairings for the backshell to enter the atmosphere. Include a parachute deployment and heat shield separation stage. Separate from the backshell and begin a powered descent Separate from the Descent stage and touchdown! Collect some samples using the robotic rover arm. Post a video or screenshots on this thread showcasing your successful mission. Additional points if you deploy a Duna Helicopter, too. Additional points if you land on a Dunian Crater You have until February 18th to complete the challenge. As we did with the Demo-2 Mission and the Space Station Anniversary, NASA will be reviewing submissions and liking their favorites, so don’t miss out! Looking for some tips/inspiration? Check out Matt Lowne’s Kerbal-take on the Perseverance/Recovery mission here.
  16. A.S.E.T. company is pleased to present its new development, Exploration Rover System (ERS) ERS is a set of different parts to build a rover which includes: Command module with airlock which can store up to 4 kerbanauts Crew module , can store 4 kerbanauts Crew and Cargo module (NEW) Airlock and Cargo module (NEW) Cargo module (NEW) Universal Storage Mount preview: https://youtu.be/_TAkwehhk2M Service module with battery or Fuel Cell and fuel Wheels with tweakable mount (depending on which side it will be placed). They can be easily folded for transportation. Powerful folding LED spotlight Extendable Docking Port You can add/remove nodes with RCM (right-click-menu) in VAB. ERS v0.3 preview Universal Storage Mount Adapter preview When wheels are folded, rover fits perfectly into 3.75 fairing. What's next: Finish texture work Additional modules: - Science module - Tanks for different resources - KAS container - ...something else (your ideas?) IVA Customisation: - Various logos in addition to the main flag - Navigation lights - Different numbers on command module - Various mounts - Career and science integration Integration with Life Support mods and several others Convert all textures to DDS format Known issues: JSI RasterPropMonitor error in editor after adding a command module - nothing to worry about, just ignore it. All digital indicators stops working after switching from IVA and back with VesselView opened on one of the screens. After switching from rover and back wheels may look like they’re folded. Looks like a Firespitter bug. Copying parts with 'ALT' button can break their customization (additional nodes and so on). I recommend to take a new part from the palette and customize it again like i did in "ERS preview" video. It's game restriction I have not yet understood the principle of work of stock thermo-mechanics and aerodynamics, so - the rover behavior in the atmosphere can be unpredictable Incorrect work of JSITransparentPod version 0.19.2 with rover's internal Download E.R.S. v0.3.0 Dropbox Installation: Put 'ERS' and 'Konquest' folders into 'GameData/ASET' Dependencies: JSI PartUtilities For Advanced IVA: - ASET_Props Pack need to be installed into Gamedata/ASET/ - RasterPropMonitor plugin 0.30.6 or higher is required! (Without it, the pod won't function at all).. Recommended mods: - To display maps, SCANsat plugin is required. - For more nice instruments and resource storage Universal Storage - To see ship layout on the screens, VesselView (RPM version) is required. - for IVA docking glory Docking Port Alignment Indicator is required. -Module Manager : As always, you`ll need to delete front wheels from the "brakes" group to prevent rollover while braking down. Changelog: 09/05/2015 - v 0.2.3 [B] 0.2.3 update[/B] [B]External:[/B] - Nodes fixed - MaxTemp attributes has been changed for all items - Locations of the components of the rover in the tech tree has been changed - Textures reworked - CrewModule now has a cargo compartment at the bottom for placing small items, such as extra batteries, a small fuel tanks or fuel cells - Mod's structure restructured - Rover's ÑÂabin is now opaque by default - MM-patches has been added to enable transparent or mirror glass on cockpit ( on your choice), as well as for replace the stock interior to advanced one (Requires RPM 0.19.2 or higher and ASET_Props version 1.1 or higher!). Please read the file "readme" in the folder "Options" !!! [B]New in ERS IVA:[/B] - Added simple internal, based on the stock (enabled by default) "Advanced" RPM-based IVA mode is now optional - Interior has been slightly modified - Removed rigid dependence from RPM (FS and JSIPartUtils still needed!) [B] MFD:[/B] - Added a special regime for the MFD for driving ("Drive mode") This mod was developed as an independent addon for KONQUEST. Thanks Riverey for testing and preparation of this post. "ERS" by Alexustas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you want you can support my projects Legal - Donating does not entitle you to any goods or services from me or this mod and all funds go directly to me through paypal to be used at my discretion.
  17. https://youtu.be/bt5p_knRMps This video goes over how to create a walking rover that can both turn in place and steer while walking. A basic Kerbin Version is covered in detail, then a more advanced Duna version is briefly covered. This design uses four legs each pointing at diagonal angles. This allows each leg's walking animation to be the same (aside from flipping the directions of some things), meaning you only have to animate one step. Each leg gets its own controller, and then multiple master controllers synchronize those stepping animations to create walking and turning movements. This video allows you to build a specific rover, but once you get the idea you could probably modify the design.
  18. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- СОВЕТСКИЕ НОВОСТИ Soviet News | September 24,2020 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, You Want VGA Graphics In This photo? Here: VGA Version Photo Munakhod-A Rover Lands On The Mun! Just Now USSR Announce Successful Landing Of The Munakhod-A Rover On The Mun, Currently as Of 2:03 PM The Rover Is Exploring And Researching USA fasten on Building A Rover But It Was Too Late, USSR Won The Rover Race To Be Countinued -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  19. With a historical launch this year of the Mars Perseverance Rover and the Ingenuity helicopter drone, space nerds have a lot to be excited for. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I'd like to see people's take on replicating this marvel of engineering in KSP. So the challenge is, Replicate the Mars 2020 Rover mission. Rules: No cheating with debug menu or HyperEdit or anything related. DLC is fine, as is MechJeb (for info only), information mods, visual mods and TweakScale. I'll also be allowing Realism Overhaul as well RSS (Real Solar System) for those who want the added challenge of dealing with more Delta V requirements. No other part mods unless part of realism overhaul, and no other physics-altering mods other than RSS allowed. How to win: Create a Duna rover (or Mars rover with RSS) preferably resembling Perseverance, and a drone helicopter resembling Ingenuity (optional). Launch it on a rocket, preferably resembling an Atlas V, and land it on Duna (or Mars for RSS). OPTIONAL: Then, take your helicopter drone for a short flight and land it back on the red surface. Include a video of the mission or pictures of important parts of the mission. Cant wait to see what you all come up with! Also, if anyone wants to make a badge for this, I'll happily give them credit, as I am not much of an artist. Good Luck!
  20. I have a question about Rover controls. Basically, whenever I use WASD to control the Rover, W not only drives the rover forward, but it also pitches it forward. That makes control dificult on low gravity. And if I press S, it not only reverses the wheels, but it also pitches me backwards. I've tried looking up some forum posts. One suggests using IJKL, but none of those keys do anything (I checked and they are indeed mapped to translation controls). Another post suggests switching to Docking Linear Mode. I did that too but then WASD do nothing. So I'm wondering what I'm not understanding about my Rover controls and if I can find any help. If it makes any difference, I built the Rover using the Cupola module as the root part in SPH, then loaded it into VAB and pointed it upwards, then attached rocket parts to the bottom. So it's a rocket whose final stage is a rover, if that makes any sense. Not sure if that is what is affecting the controls.
  21. Surface Coordinates (Lat/Long) to Distance Calculator Have you ever wondered how far and long you would have to drive a rover to get from one place to another? Maybe you're planning a Science rover expedition, or maybe you want to place a base within driving distance of other bases or new Science biomes. Either way, here's a simple spreadsheet that calculates distance between two points on any planet/moon in KSP: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ahybKKvft5v7hfzkBEnTdFKhT_f-YsI3ITXKMeZDUw/edit?usp=sharing Make a copy of the sheet and you'll be free to make your own calculations between any two points on a planet or moon in KSP. All landed crafts will show their coordinates if you hover over them in map view. Note: The spreadsheet doesn't account for hills or elevation on planets. Coordinates must be in decimal format, so 2* 25' 48" N 17* 22' 40" E would look like 2.2548 and 17.2240, while 2* 25' 48" S 17* 22' 40" W would look like -2.2548 and -17.2240. Enjoy!
  22. Humble Begginings:The Early Evolution of Rocketry Chapter 1: Loss of Vehicle Engeneer Carol Kerman watches over the only hangar of the EATA-1 (Experimental Aircraft Testing Area-1). 4 engeneers, Philip, Carol, Quiana, and Helga were moved to a new division of the air force. The constant tension between countries forced the air force to start rapid development of new aircraft. One recently built commercial airfield was on sale after the company that build it went bankrupt. The dirt runway, the abandoned hangar, and a single land vehicle to taxi small aircraft. All operations would have to be crammed here for up to a year. Experimental Plane 1B, a bomber body with modified wings and two small rotors with 2 small propellers instead of 1 big turboprop, was being integrated on the hangar. A new, cheaper tail fin system was to be tested in a month. Carol went down the stairs of the Control Tower, and joined Hanmal, a scientist who planned to use the new planes to run experiments on the upper atmosphere, was underwhelmed by the aging engines' capabilities. The scientific load would have to stay over 8500 meters for half an hour. the plane could stay over that threshold for less than a minute. Once Carol got in, Hanmal drove the van to the hangar. 5 people would have to sleep on the hangar for a month. The engeneers questioned the tail design, but they had orders from above to keep working on the flawed design. During integration, a test pilot, Don Kerman arrived at EATA-1. After weeks of work, EP-1B prepared itself for its first flight. EP-1B, piloted by Don Kerman, prepares for lift-off The two turboprops, even while being old and ineficcient, were overpowered for the hollow and light body of the plane, resulting in high speed and altitude capability. Quiana, sitting alone on the control tower, spoke: "Status?" "Nominal, 120 m/s, 120 meters AGL, 900 ASL", responded Don. "You can start a steep climb" "Copied" The overpowered engines kept a speed over 140m/s while mantaining 50° angle of attack. "8400 ASL, Engines choking, going back" "Copied. You are authorized to land" Don turned off the engines, at this point throwing black smoke, due to the unburned fuel. Pointing down, everything started to go wrong. "Emergency, I'm unable to control roll or pitch", screamed Don. "Eject at 4500 ASL if you don't recover" "Landing gear broke!" "EJECT NOW!"-Blurted Quiana After ejecting, Don impacted the left wing. A few tense minutes later, Don touched down and sent his approximate location. Philip quickly boarded the van, and drove the 11 kilometer distance between the airfield and the landing site of Don. This was only possible due to the new solar pannel on the van. After picking up Don, Philip drove to the crash site. Only part of the wing remained. That night, Quiana filed a mission report representing the team: [TOP SECRET] EP-1B Flight One Report: Outcome:Loss of vehicle and payload. Pilot Recovered. Cause: Aerodynamic Failure Highest recorded altitude:8970 meters ASL Highest recorded speed:203 m/s Mission Data: Engine Array: Success Aerodinamic Surfaces: Failure Cargo: Success Crew Cabin:Success Landing Gear: Partial Success -Quiana Kerman, Flight Control -Don Kerman, Pilot -Carol Kerman, Lead Engeneer -Helga Kerman, Engeneer -Philip Kerman, Engeneer -Hamal Kerman, Lead Scientist [TOP SECRET]
  23. Flew on Eeloo as Americans on the Apollo. No comment. Music only! Addons used: Astronomer's Visual Pack, CameraTools, Distant object, EnvironmentalVisualEnhancements, RealPlume, Reentry Particle Effect, Scatterer, TextureReplacer, MechJeb2, ModuleManager, Phoenix Industries (suits only) Thanks for watching!
  24. Just as long as it stays on the ground, what is your fastest land vehicle? Mine was able to reach 350m/s. I don't have any images unfortunately. Tell us about yours! Did it explode? Did it look stylish?
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