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  1. I tried to deploy a KSP standard-issue Prospector Rover on the KSC runway with crew, but couldn't do it. There's a crew menu in the Spaceplane Hangar and the equivalent if you click the runway from the space center menu and select the craft and then try to crew it. I couldn't deploy crew by selecting the Green Tick on each crew member, nor by dragging the bod to the crew manifest on the left side. Is there a trick? All expert advice appreciated!
  2. "Why bother Matt's Thunderbirds when you may simply leave space exploration to droids?" is our motto! Mavnor Space Solutions aims mostly at small subassemblies that helps all those afraid of losing kerbals in manned missions yet longing to get the raw outcome of their experiments, without transmission penalties. Tired of caring for life support? You don't want any accidents involving killing kerbonauts? It's your lucky day! This thread will be updated with new units as I progress in this career save. Right now I'm working on getting RAPIERS, 1-0 action groups and fancy stuff like that. Taking a stroll to our hangar is encuraged: Designs I'm thining of: Relay systems <check> Stock Automatic Science Bringer for Duna&Ike (probably Apollo-style with suitable relay/return stage staying in orbit) <check, in testing> Stock Automatic Science Bringer for Laythe (definitely Apollo-style with suitable relay/return stage staying in orbit and flying drone penetrating Laythe's biomes) Science rover mk2 (with material's bay) SSTO Spaceplane designed around mk3 cargo Stock Surface Refillment Unit <check, in testing and optimalisation> Although I'll try to keep it stock, it works really well with following mods: Bon Voyage, USI, Scansat, x-science. I also play with USI MKS. 1. Stock Automatic Science Bringer for Kerbin SOI This subassembly is designed to collect basic experiments from 6 biomes (a number of goo units attached to the rover) on Mun/Minmus and return experimental storage unit full of science to Kerbin. The lander has a lot d/v (in terms of Mun/Minmus landing) so feel free to make mistakes, note that some fuel is going to be pumped to the return stage. Using this rover with science relay mod ( generates so much science points that I'd almost count that cheating. Centre of thrust is a lil bit offset centre of mass, be careful. Mass: 9.22t Part count: 56 d/v: ~1,5k Craft file: Feel free to download and comment ;x
  3. The 1968 - 1982 Corvette Stingray (this one is kind of a mix-up of all of them.) Let me know if there is something I can change, or modify to make it look better! (Full album in the KerbalX link, or here) Build log *old photos in the spoiler below. -v1.2: Redesigned body, boost flaps, and propulsion system. Better handling. -v1.0: Release. And what should I make next?
  4. The Mobile Base Challenge Not open yet, looking for feedback on rules before going live I've always been fascinated by large mobile bases and the even larger rockets needed to launch them. To this end, I've decided to have a go at creating a challenge involving them. The rules are designed to create large, self-sufficient mobile bases. Preliminary Rules 1. Stock parts only. This includes any part editing via ModuleManager or otherwise except for as defined below with adding approved modules to capsules. As much as I love mods, it's much simpler to score and share craft files if everything is stock. If there's enough interest, I might consider adding a modded craft category later since there are some pretty cool wheels/tracks/etc in mods. 2. Information and autopilot mods are allowed. MechJeb, Kerbal Engineer, Throttle Controlled Avionics, and other information/autopilot mods that don't alter the parts are fine. If using MechJeb (or other information mods that require parts to function), please use a module manager config (like MechJeb and Engineer For All) to add it to the command pods instead of using the MechJeb parts. 3. Stock solar system only. There's some cool alternative solar systems out there that provide a lot more challenge, but I don't want to have to come up with planet score multipliers for all of them. If someone else wants to extend this challenge to include modded planets, go for it. 4. Mobile base must be able to drive on the surface of a planet using electric rover wheels. Additional rockets/jet engines/landing gear are fine if you want your base to be capable of higher speeds on appropriate terrain or be amphibious. 5. Mobile base must be self-sufficient and include power generation, ISRU, drills, ore tanks, and at least one of each fuel tank type (for refuelling other craft if the base doesn't make use of the fuel itself). There should be enough energy generation/batteries to allow 24/7 operation (drilling, refining, science research) on the target planet. If you need to use fuel cells to get through the night, that's fine. 6. Mobile base must include the following parts: At least four electric rover wheels At least one science lab At least one ISRU refinery module At least one drill Enough space for at least 8 kerbals At least one of each fuel tank type LOX capacity should be at least equivalent to the 1.25m long tank Monoprop capacity should be equivalent to 1.25m inline tank Ore capacity should be at least equivalent to one 2.5m tank Xenon capacity should be at least equivalent to one 1.25m tank At least one probe core At least one of the largest comm antennas 7. Mobile base must be launched into orbit, flown to the planet, and landed on the planet. No hyperedit/cheat menu shenanigans outside of testing. Orbital and in-situ assembly is acceptable for very large bases. Preliminary Scoring (Please help with this based on relative difficulty) Point multipliers based on target planet: Minmus: 0.5x Mun: 1.0x Eve/Duna/Ike/Dres: 1.5x Laythe/Eeloo/Moho: 2.0x Tylo: 3.0x Bonus points: Base is capable of short range powered hops on target world: Multiplier based on world (help with this) Base is amphibious on Eve/Laythe: Help me determine this Base is capable of launching into orbit from target world and flying to another planet: Lots of bonus points, based on world (if you manage this on Eve, you win). Submission Requirements: Pictures of your craft in a VAB, on the launchpad, after each staging event to orbit, doing the interplanetary transfer, doing the landing deorbit burn, just before landing, and once the rover has landed. Extra pictures and video are always welcome. If your rover is built using multiple launches, have pictures at each of the above stages for each distinct craft up until they're added to the main base. Craft file is also required to validate entry. If you rover requires multiple launches, include all craft files. As you can see, this challenge is still a WIP. Any and all help is appreciated with ironing out these rules. Later this weekend I'll put together my own craft to demonstrate the challenge.
  5. Disappointed with Eve

    It's been a while since I have played KSP. I finally got a rover down to Eve to find out Eve has changed so much, the fun is gone. Rovers slide all over the place. If you can't stop, you can't save the game. If you run out of power on the way up to a peak, you get to slide all the way down to the base. You can no longer make it to the top of the mountains. Gravity is supposed to be high, I suppose that is why rovers slide instead of coming to a stop? Then why is it I can click on a command chair 4' off the ground and gravity doesn't even affect that "jump" of 4'??? Kerbals hop up there regardless of the heavy gravity. Eve used to be the hardest planet to work on. Honestly, it seems so broken to me now, I put the game away.
  6. Hi, i've got a simple rover build that i tested to work on Kerbin and it functions just fine, i use this rover to put my base parts into place. However i just got the rover and some base parts on Minmus but the rover is constantly speeding up. I can only brake it by hitting reverse. So basically the rover is uncontrollable. It might be something with Minmus or with the new update 1.3.1. Anybody an idea wat could be wrong, or is this a common issue? BTW. I have full probe control (most of the time) from the radio connection.
  7. Getting a massive rover up there

    Hey guys! So I'm back from a long break, and I have this question begging to get answered: I see large rigs like the stock Crater Crawler, and I wonder to myself, how the heck do you deploy something that huge? It doesn't fit the biggest fairings available, so what gives It's not even assembled in LKO, there's no docking seams! So tell me: how do you (in vanilla KSP) get something really huge up there and working?
  8. I just delivered this mega-rover via EL to my Mun base, among many things it has a K&K recycler on the back, attached to a K&K smelter. So I was driving it around, finally able to clean up the base from all the debris of a bunch of deliveries, when I stuffed in a 2.5m stack decoupler. As is often the case with something that big, it decided to explode instead of being scrapped, and my 30 ton rover jumped, seen that on explosions before, no biggy. But then I noticed the rover didn't seem to be coming down. Valentina the pilot is missing, and although the cockpit RCS thrusters and the SAS wheel seem to be trying, it doesn't respond at all, just keeps drifting on a very-slowly tumbling trajectory. Oddly I could retract the ladders and extend the solar panels though. The video below starts a bit post facto, but it took me a few seconds to notice something was amiss. I reloaded a save so no big deal, Just wondering if this one has been seen before.
  9. Hi. I am having some trouble with rovers going downhill with mechjeb rover autopilot on. I set speed for 10m/s, for instance, but when downhill mechjeb won't apply brakes and will only, apparently, try to brake with the engines, which doesn't works. I can easily, manually, brake and the brakes are effective, it is just MJ that does not appears to use them. Any alternatives? I am using KSP 1.2, RO, RSS, all dependencies, and a few more mods like MJ2
  10. Fresh from Jeb's Junkyard!
  11. Hi! I hope someone can help me with one issue that I'm unable to solve even after trying almost everything. I'm trying to make a rover that is able to dock into a plane and undock. I've done a cargo plane (Mk3) with a docking port inside and a rover with another docking port in the front to attach them. However, despite sometimes it works perfectly and I can dock and undock without any problems, other times when I try to undock the rover it starts to pierce the plane or fly with its own orbit until it disappears and I can't control it. Do someone know what I'm doing wrong?? Thanks
  12. Ad Inexplorata

    I wrote a script to do a skycrane-style rover landing on Duna, and then decided to make a cinematic instead of my usual script-showcase-style videos. This is the first cinematic I've ever made, and I also intend to make one for my Mun landing soon! Music: The Force Awakens, Trailer #1, John Samuel Hanson The Mole, Dunkirk OST, Hans Zimmer No Place On Earth, The Heart of Man, Tony Anderson All scenes were filmed in KSP 1.3. Mods used: kOS Camera Tools Distant Object EVE FASA Hull Camera VDS Kopernicus KSPRC Planet Shine Reentry Particle Effect Scatterer Texture Replacer Replaced Real Plume ...and many, many config edits in Scatterer, EVE, KSPRC, and Real Plume Hats off to the modders that make this game bearable to look at (and film)! Thanks for watching!
  13. 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 (
  14. About This Thread was Created in The wrong place you can find the real Thread here, my apologies. Link - [1.3] Version_2.0 Industries Rover Pack
  15. Hi folks, it is Casualnaut back with another suggestion for the glorious Squad development team. I was wondering if there could be an end-tier rover wheels that used the Rocker-Bogie System JPL uses on the Mars rovers. They would come in entire sets of 3 wheels, and would crawl up terrain like this: Image provided by Wikipedia Note: I may edit the thread as responses come to make it the best suggestion possible.
  16. I've recently become obsessed with building faster and more capable rovers, mostly for use on Kerbin. I have always done testing on Kerbin in the day and have never needed to use my lights. Once I got one of them to the Mun I noticed that the lights would only light up other craft and the rover itself. This was also true on Kerbin. Below are some images for greater depth of understanding. As seen in the first and last image, the lights do not shine beams but only illuminate the rover... not that helpful. I have tried on different craft and saves, I even reinstalled the game. Finally, no, my lights are not stuck behind a structural component. If you have experienced this yourself or have a solution, preferably the latter, please let me know. -Evan
  17. I built this Munar rover for a kolony I'm working on. Unfortunately, it randomly shakes until a wheel breaks. When I repair it, it shakes until a different wheel breaks. This repeats indefinitely. Here's the .craft file so you can try it out yourself - By the way, control from the docking port clipped into the top of the lander can. Also, some parts are "floating"; here's how I did it in case you're curious or mess something up -
  18. Chenowth FAV

    A little something to take my mind off filming, the Chenowth FAV special forces Fast Attack Vehicle, it works pretty much as expected, is quite solid and stable, could do with some BD Armory guns Download Getting some air
  19. I have been playing ksp for quite a while now, mostly building mediocre tanks and planes, but recently I created a very silly and surprisingly useful land vehicle. It's powered only by reaction wheels. On it's ends I added wheels and landing legs (for safe spinning on the side and jumping) and also enough RTGs to power it even at full speed. Specs: Part count: 50 Top safe speed: 25m/s Torque: 80 Mods used: Kerbal foundries link:
  20. i know i need to put the engines on equal sides of the center of mass but i cant seem to figure out where they are. i know where the center of mass is but i need 2 engines on either side of it to be do i figure this out?
  21. Hello fellow Kerbonauts today i want to show you guys my stock Formula One Car. I have found a couple of stock KSP F1 cars on the internet but i wasn't quit happy so i attempted to build one myself. This is what i came up with. My Car is a replica of the 2016 Mercedes Benz F1 Car which won the Drivers-and Constructors World Championsship with the drivers Rosberg (WDC) and Hamilton. My version is 5.9m long, 1.7m high and 2.6m wide. It has a docking port on the back end, so you can dock it to spaceshis. I tried to get it as close to the real W08 size as possible. It weights 3.699 tons. Thats actually a lot more than the original ). In the on KerbalX uploaded version i added a Mk1 Command Pod to the rear docking port, so the size and mass data looks different in the download version. Technically it has eight-wheel-drive. I added extra wheels to make them look thicker, and more F1-like. Electric Power is provided by a radioisotope generator (no solar panels). It has fuel celles, but only for optic purposes. The car has liquid fuel tanks but I left them empty for weight purposses. You can obviously fill them up and use the fuel sells too. It is the most stable an manouverable rover i have ever built in KSP (Eight Wheels i guess). The way the spoilers are addes i think it provides downforce too. It is safely drivable on the Mun also. Though, the spoilers obviously don’t provide any downforce there. If you wan to download it, heres a link: And here are some photos:
  22. Hello Kerbanauts! I have a challagne for all of you! The highest current world absolute general aviation altitude record, propelled aircraft is 37,650 metres (123,520 ft) set by Alexandr Fedotov, in a Mikoyan Gurevitch E-266M (MiG-25M), on 31 August 1977. One of the leading test pilots of his era, Aleksandr Fedotov was a Major General in the Russian Airforce, he graduated from Flight School Stalingrad in 1950. He was a pilot in the air-force from 1950 to 1957,graduating from the Aravmir School for Military Pilots in 1952 and worked then as an instructor pilot. In 1958 he graduated from testpilot school and worked for the OKB Mikoyan. In 1965 he worked for the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI). Between 1961 and 1977 he achieved 18 world records, including three absolute records on E-166 and MiG-25-jets. He held since August 31, 1977 the world altitude record for planes that take off under their own power (123,524 feet). Between 1976 and 1978 he was involved in the EPOS "Spiral"-Program. In 1977 he performed the maiden flight of the MiG-29. He died in a crash of a MiG-31 (together with V. S. Zaytsev) in 1984. He became a Hero of the Soviet Union in 1966 and in 1969 a Meritorious test pilot of the Soviet Union. So what's this got to do with the challenge? Well, all you have to do is build and fly a Plane to the highest peak the fastest, there is also a land category except I would only expect you to climb the mountains by the KSC. Rules : Well the rules are as follows ; No engine mods, Stock propulsion only. Wing mods are fine, wings don't add speed, just control. The plane or Land thing must be MANNED, if not expect to be added to the "skrub list" I want some form of proof as I will be making a badge, video is better but screenshots will do I want the plane's take off and a few mid flight ones too and finally the flight report with the landed plane. Yes you heard right you gotta land too! Here is the formula to work out score :Max altitude / Parts * 100 = A score so for instance, 400 / 90 * 100 = 444 Badges are won so to be given a shot you gotta be one of the leaders (in top 5) of a weight classes below, (I will make a leader-board as the entries come in :D) Feather = Under 5T Light = Under 10T Medium = 11-15T Heavy = 16 - 30T Behemoth = Over 31T Safe Flying, Kenji Info found here on Aleksander -
  23. So I'm trying to set up an interplanetary transport system between Kerbin and Moho, and my plan is to have a large tanker refuel the interplanetary ship at Moho. It requires 10,000 units of LiquidFuel to Low Moho orbit, so I'm using a large Mk3 fuel tank. My plan was to land the tanker near a mining base, and move it using a rover. The problem is, the tanker is so heavy, even when empty, that the rover can barely move, and goes at 0.5 m/s up slightly inclined hills on Moho. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I could do this better?!Ag6H0m7Hg8jmgrJ26CD_EbCQaWxvQA!Ag6H0m7Hg8jmgrJ44EK5T1iLzQVsag!Ag6H0m7Hg8jmgrJ44EK5T1iLzQVsag
  24. Atmosphere deployment

    So I have been play for a while now and have recently been experimenting with deploying a rover out the back of a cargo plane. I have run into a hitch though. How do I deploy the rover, then the parachutes, then regain control of the plane. When I set control to the rover, I can do the first two tasks, but then I can't regain control of the plane. Any one have any ideas on how to get past this?
  25. Hello dear community, im struggling to find TT s Modular wheels mod. I have 1.2 installed. I need that mod for the following reasons: It has combustion engines of different several types, found in real cars, it has nice, adjustable real life weels. I remember back then, I made various kinds of nice cars, from scratch with this mod. Please help.