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  1. Elephant Engine The Elephant Engine is effectively a 75% "Mammoth". It consists of three "Vectors" in a single 3.75m housing, for when a Mammoth is just overkill. As a side-bonus, mode switching in-flight will allow you to emit a plume of elephants, instead of fire. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download: SpaceDock -or- ksp.necrobones.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Change Log: 0.2 (2015-05-06) - Initial Release. 0.1 (2015-05-06) - Internal Test. Inspiration:
  2. GTIndustries (GTI) have spend their entire budget on R&D. The results are five new products (plugins). GTI MultiModeEnginesFX GTI MultiModeEngines GTI MultiModeIntakes (MM included) GTI MultiModeConverter (MM included) GTI MultiModeHarvester (MM included) Features of GTI MultiModeEngine & GTI MultiModeEngineFX: GTI Multi Mode Engines Select which engine ID to affect Availability (Flight, Editor) Propellants, Ratios, IgnoreForISP, DrawGauge etc. is set up like stock through the alternative ModuleEngineFX modules Custom naming of Engine configuration Set Engine Type [LiquidFuel, Nuclear, SolidBooster, Turbine, MonoProp, ScramJet, Electric, Generic, Piston] Thrust Heat production Curves: atmosphereCurve, velCurve, atmCurve throttleISPCurve (GTI MultiModeEngine only) Features of GTI MultiModeIntakes: Switching between "ModuleResourceIntake" defined in the part Switch intake resource (resourceName) when the intake switches Can be disabled by setting preserveResourceNodes to true. Features of GTI MultiModeConverter: Switching between all the different "ModuleResourceConverter" in the part. Compatible with USI Converters as well because they inherit from the stock module. Features of GTI MultiModeHarvester: Switching between all the different "ModuleResourceHarvester" in the part. Compatible with USI Harvesters as well because they inherit from the stock module. How-to add: (There are no parts added with GTI Utilities, this is intended for use in other mods) Pictures: Download: Download from GitHub (including the source code) Download from SpaceDock Example Engines: Dependencies: (separate downloads) Module Manager by sarbian which is under a "CC share-alike license" Changelog: Known issues: Credits and sources of code inspiration: Diazo - help & advise kerbokatz - Afterburner mod - inspiration FreeThinker - Interstellar Fuel Switch - inspiration blowfish - advice on UI_ functions Crzyrndm - advice on ConfigNode coding NathanKell - for coding advise in the forums sarbian - Module Manager & advice Nazari1382 - HotRockets FX Licence: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT All bundled material follows it original licencing terms! HotRockets Art Assets: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
  3. Hi, I think the RE-12 'Skiff' Liquid Fuel Engine needs some tweaking. With the collection of new parts from the 'Making History Expansion', it seems obvious that most of these parts are there to make replicating historical rockets easily, namely the Saturn 5. This is easily one of my favorites so I wasted no time in building my own replica, which I have done many times throughout playing KSP. This part seems a good pick to simulate the J2 engines featured on the second and third stage of the rocket (at least aesthetically), but in KSP their function is just not right and don't fit with the parts associated with them. I have tried many different ways and either my second / third stages have lackluster TWR or burn for too long which ends up with a weird looking Saturn 5 in order to compensate. If this part was not intended at all for this then this is purely academic and disregard, but otherwise if this could be addressed in some way that would be great. I think an increase in thrust and a decrease in ISP values will solve this issue.
  4. Hi, The 'Kerbadyne Engine Cluster Adapter Tank' part has a bug where if you have 'Rigid Attachment' on, it will break off your rocket on launch regardless of how much support you give it through struts. For those who might be having trouble, just turn off 'Rigid Attachment' for the time being. I have found it to be fine without any support.
  5. AtomicKerbal

    Aerodynamic Change?

    So I wanted to use one of my premade planes but now when I try to fly them, they just spin out and go wild. Also I do use cheats in my science save cause why not. Though I only use Unbreakable Joints, No crash damage, Inf Electricity and Inf Propellant. I have accidentally click on the physics tab but went back. So I don't think I changed the aerodynamics myself as they worked the last time I play KSP. Was there a change I wasn't aware about? Also running 1.4.1
  6. As the title says: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE KSP ENGINE? (mods too) Mine's modded
  7. You know how when you place a decoupler on the bottom of an engine, a fairing shows up around it? Well, as the title says, an engine in a mod I'm making shows the engine fairing in the preview. When I use the part without a decoupler, the engine displays like I want it to. How do I hide the faring in the preview? P.S. Should I just say what my mod is about? I was planing to keep it a secret so it could be more of a surprise. However, if it's a hindrance to keep it a secret, I can say what the mod is about.
  8. I want to "capture" the thrust of an engine and would like to suppress the visual exhaust representation (if possible even with physical heating effects etc.) in a mod. Is there a proper way to do that? The engine should still run, but ideally not produce an exhaust plume/exhaust effect.
  9. The title says it all. How do I get engines to use real fuel?
  10. Hello KSP Team hopefully i am able to reach you in this way! As you maybe noticed, my Mother toung is german so I excuse from this Point for any english misstakes i make or allready did. Anyhow I noticed and i can tell u many Germans too that u also translatet the Names for the Engines for expample and to be honest they sound very very stupit.... so how about you will change it back to the original english names? sounds much cooler and better If anyone has an another oppinion about it, let me know it Nice regards Bash Kerman!
  11. I remember some mod that had engines that heated up air using nuclear fuel and made propulsion. Does anyone know what that mod was?
  12. After returning from a mission mid-game and full of joy in expectation to spend those 500 freshly earned science-points, I noticed that i was not able to do so: After clicking on the research building, the respective music appeared, but i was still able to see the space center. exiting the facility was only possible by spamming the red exit button top right. The mission control center was still visible but flickered heavily on certain unidentifiable mouse-movements. I tried verifying the game-files and re-installed the game about four times, nothing changed. The Game is pretty much unplayable right now, which is kinda sad, since its my favorite. ANY Help would be appreciated!
  13. Nuclear Aircraft Engines Download Thermonuclear Turbines (for KSP 1.1.2) on SpaceDock! A new hot way to get into orbit! This is a small engine mod that adds nuclear turbine aircraft engines based off of this concept, Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion, Project Pluto and the similar Soviet program Tupolev Tu-95LAL, also with a little influence from the Choujikuu Yousai Macross anime series and sequels to give two of the engines space capability. The concept behind the engine is that thermal energy is transferred through a heat exchanger into the "can" (combustion section of a turbine) instead of using combustion to rapidly heat up gasses to turn the turbine and provide thrust. Features for ver 1.1.0 (KSP 1.3.1) Update: COMING SOON! MOAR! Engines: 4x Nerv, 2x Nerv, Fusion Plasma Impulse, M.A.S.A.M.U.N.E., Back Draft, Fire Storm, and Fire Whirl. Two radial mount VTOL engines, Nuclear Vacuum and M.A.S.A.M.U.N.E. style. Bussard style Fuel Scoops, Size 1 and Size 2 varients. Radial space plane fuel scoops, Bussard and atmospheric. More fuel tanks to support the engines. Four Fuel-O-Tron converters, Size 1, 2, & 3, and Mk 2. Example Crafts Custom Sounds Custom FX Current Issues: A few minor bugs I'm working on fixing, otherwise the engines work as it says on the tin. CHANGE LOG 1.0.12: 1.1.2 Compatible, Updated Module Manager Dependency 1.0.11: 1.1 release, updated packaged *.dll plugins (Module Manager, FireSpitter, Smoke Screen). Minor changes to the Example Craft. 1.0.1P: Fixed location of FX folder, Fixed some issues with Example Craft. 1.0.0P: Release for 1.1 pre. Additional Credit: nli2work: for his awesome propeller meshes. Nazari1382: Hot Rockets (And the tutorial to make my own.) Snjo: for FireSpitter (*.dll Packaged with Thermal Nuclear) sarbian: for Module Manager, & Smoke Screen (*.dll Packaged with Thermal Nuclear) RoverDude: for Community Resource Pack (Packaged with Thermal Nuclear) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  14. So I've seen these optimal engine charts for helping select the best (set of) engines for a mission/craft, based to the TWR and Delta-V requirements, and (tried to) use them extensively to design long range missions and the like. Until I noticed that these are all horrifically out of date! https://meithan.net/KSP/engines/: for KSP1.1.1 https://imgur.com/a/OS6bk: for KSP0.23.5 So I am looking for some up-to-date charts, some tips on an at-home version of meithan's chart, or failing that, contact information for meithan so I can help update his web-app.
  15. Jeb took part of his experimental pilot bankroll and splurged on a new motorcycle. It's not like his insurance can get any more expensive. He lives for thrill. It's got a working v-twin (landing legs) with a clutch and a drive shaft and custom wheels. He's gonna need your help balancing and steering, though. It's pretty tall, so he's gotta jump to get up on the seat . I don't think I'm going to go into full detail on this one. If you have questions about a particular function or process, or have problems lemme know. All the comments on kerbalx so far have left me feeling pretty good, so thanks everyone. KerbalX
  16. The solid fuel chemist

    A simple mod request

    Hi, So I was looking to build some sci-fi ships in the same league as Star Wars ships and I wanted them to have good thrust in atmo and out, but also be stupidly efficient, enough to have something the size of a x wing burn 4 rocket engines and still have fuel to get all the way across the solar system and participate in a sizable dogfight. But I looked at every Sci-fi engine mod I could find and they were all either huge or had some handicap like special fuels or pitiful thrust. Now to my request. I need a suite of engines that burn normal fuel and have thrust on par with stock engines, but have ridiculously low fuel consumption, enough to make every plane a SSTO and have interplanetary capabilitys. I'm fine with you copying stock models but please put them in a new tab if you do. PS. RCS ports too please.
  17. Need More Rotors? Apart from Firespitter and KAX, I felt there wasn't enough rotarywing parts. This mod is my attempt to answer that. Introducing K.R.X. (Kerbal Rotor Expansion). DOWNLOAD From SpaceDock! Videos: Included in this release: Heron: coaxial rotor Sparrow: 3 blade rotor (left and right rotating versions) Osprey: 3 blade tilt-rotor style (left and right rotating versions) Seagull: 6 blade super heavy rotor Tail Rotors: 3 Blade, 6 Blade, and Fenestron Issues: Some tuning and balancing is still needed. Co-axial rotor (Heron) has a problem with one of the rotor switch/prop-blur, a limitation of firespitter. I'm working on a fix. Recommended Mods: Throttle Controlled Avionics: For single rotor use 'unbalanced thrust' on the main rotor and 'manual' on the tail rotor. For intermeshing, tandom, or quad, etc. configurations, use 'thrust'. Change Log: Version 0.31.1 Minor Update -Fixed Crash Tolerance on Fenestron tail rotor -Fixed Spelling Error on Osprey rotors -Increased torque compansation in Osprey rotors Version 0.31: -Added Fenestron tail rotor -Corrected the direction of the Osprey rotors -Increased the thrust of the Osprey rotors Version 0.30: Added 2 new tail rotors: -TR7 tail rotor to compliment the Sparrow main rotor. -TR24 tail rotor to compliment the Sea Gull main rotor. Added specially rigged gimbals to main rotors to emulate cyclic. Remodeled the Osprey rotors. Version 0.25: Initial release. Additional Credit: Snjo and RoverDude: for FireSpitter (*.dll Packaged with K.R.X.) Keptin: The sounds were made by Keptin (tweaked by me) and for much of the inspiration of this mod. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  18. NicheParts A small'ish parts pack which adds some real life engines and RCS parts. This pack is recommended for use with Realism Overhaul mod & is not well balanced for the stock game. RealPlume is also a must. In action: https://imgur.com/a/DNOd4 The parts: http://imgur.com/a/8IueS Installation: Just copy into GameData, Realism Overhaul & RealPlume Configs provided. The mod is not intended for use in the stock game, however if you do wish to play in stock delete the following folders in the NicheParts mod: RealPume Configs Realism Overhaul Configs Download: SpaceDock License: If you like this mod, please do check out Zarbizaure's awesome mod which adds even more realistic engines: Forgotten Real Engines.
  19. So, I'm attempting to combine two engines in my mod into one with a mode for each engine, like the Afterburning Turbofan. However, I'm confused at what I have to do, even after looking into stock CFGs with multiple modes. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!
  20. Grand Ship Builder

    What's your favorite rocket engine?

    What's your favorite rocket engine? Be it the RS-25, Merlin 1D, or even the V2's engine! Personally, mine is the Raptor engine. High reusability, high thrust, high efficiency, uses methalox, beautiful exhaust, full-flow staged combustion, and an awesome name!
  21. AncomStellarEmpire

    New Pulsejet Engines?

    Will there ever be an update or new version of this famous mod? I fell in love with this but I cant seem to find anything like it anywhere. Im wondering if there are any others like this or if someone has considered updating this beauty.
  22. Sorry if this is the wrong subforum. I'm trying to build a fusion-engine-powered ship with Interstellar tech, and I'm running into something that I think is weird, but maybe somebody has some tips? Or maybe it's supposed to work this way and I'm needing to design around it better. I have the ship in the screenshot below. The problem is when I throttle up the engine. The reactor and generators will gradually come up to the power level needed to run the engine at the selected speed, but this dips into my MJ reserves. Now that would be fine, except when the reactor/generators catch up, they only reach equilibrium, and don't actually produce any power to replenish my batteries. Same problem with the radiators, but in reverse - my WasteHeat will rise until the rads panels catch up and begin dissipating the heat, but they never work hard enough to bring my WasteHeat back down (which means my part temperatures go up, which means my generator efficiency drops, which means the MJ drain is bigger the next time I tap "Shift" to bring the throttle up a little bit more.) I was able to get this design up to maximum throttle by opening the throttle in very slow increments, but that's kind of annoying. How do I tell my generators and radiators to actually do their jobs (replenish my MJ reserves and cool the ship)? Or am I somehow using the wrong combination of parts? I have KAS, KIS, TweakUI (hence the giant radiators), Procedural parts, and a couple other mods installed. Is it possible one of them is conflicting with Interstellar somehow? Thanks in advance.
  23. So, I made a modded engine based off of the Mainsail. It works great! However, when I change the model to anything other than the Mainsail, the engine proceeds to: Turn on Make noise Consume fuel Produce no movement or drive plume of any kind No matter what I do, after changing the model, the engine refuses to show any sign of thrust or a drive plume. Right clicking shows that it is producing the correct amount of thrust, but it isn't moving the craft. It can't be a thrust-weight issue, because the drive produces 50,000 kn of thrust against a 3.75m fuel tank and a 1-2 Command Pod, both of which are stock. The debug console throws exception: nullreferenceexception object reference not set to an instance of an object over and over. Does that have anything to do with it? Anyone know how to fix this?
  24. Hi, So I'm working on making my Fusion Tech mod all pretty. I'll probably use one of Nertea's Near Future Magnetoplasmadynamic Engine models if he/she says I can use them, but I'd really like to change the exhaust plume to something more fitting. Does anyone know where I can find a list of all the engine animations and how to make my engines use them? (preferably with screenshots) Also, if anyone knows of plume animations that are REALLY big and fiery, it would be great if you could direct me to them. Thanks, UbuntuLinuxKing
  25. KerbalsAreKute on kerbalx.com likes the train stuff I've done and requested some functional running gear. After greasing all the bearings, here's what we got. There is no steering and no reaction wheels. 562 parts makes this craft pretty laggy for me, especially during staging. I split it up into many stages to give the computer time to catch up. KSP still crashes pretty often. I wanted to recreate a somewhat realistic drive wheel setup. IRL the 2nd wheel is the first one driven, which makes the connecting rod longer so the angles are less extreme (I learned a few things I guess). Then a rod couples the rear driven wheels to the front so 4 wheels are powered. Sounds great, and I kinda made it work, but adding all the complexity of powering a 2nd set of wheels, in KSP, with sloppy bearings and the kraken watching, well lets say 2wd works WAY better. Delete the 2 RCS pods on each side per the description below for 'coupling rod' to disable 4wd. Since the connecting-type rods are virtual you'll have to use your imagination for now. So each piston is pushed back and forth, right. Same on the other side, but 90 degress out of phase, so I get a pulse every 90 degrees-ish that transfers through the solid axles. So kinda like a 4 cylinder. Probably not realistic, but I wanted to make it work. Oh, and to get enough oomph I had to stack a bunch of junos right on top of each other. Slop in all the bearings adds up, and makes valve timing difficult. I added one tiny turbine underneath to help keep the valvetrain taut. It does end up helping with locomotion a tiny bit. Button 2 turns if off, but power will be lost through poor timing and surging. I went all out on the knick-knacks (except for the cab) and added steam lines and a cattle pusher and doodads all over. The leading truck was added last to help bear some of the weight because this unit is front-heavy and was bobbing. If it breaks down, at least it looks neat. Enjoy KerbalX