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  1. 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 version 1.1.1 for KSP 1.3.X and version 1.2.10 for KSP 1.4.X–1.7.X 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 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.
  2. 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: 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.
  3. FOREWORD After Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl NPP exploded, large amounts of rubble, graphite moderator and other radioactive material from the destroyed reactor were ejected onto the roofs of power plant facilities. Radiation on some parts of the roof was so severe that unprotected circuitry used in remote-controlled robots failed near-immediately. To continue cleanup works rubble needed to be removed from the rooftops. Since the radiation levels would give human workers lethal doses in a matter of minutes, robotic solutions were in high demand. One of such solutions was a repurposed lunar rover (named STR-1), a remnant of the Lunokhod program outfitted with dosimetry equipment and a bulldozer blade. It's circuitry was already hardened against cosmic radiation, and such it could be quickly modified and deployed into the containment zone. Even with this protection, it only managed to clean up a couple dozen square meters of the roof before succumbing to the extreme radiation. In this challenge, you will take on this exact task. You will develop a rover with limited operation time which will help remove graphite rubble from the power plant site along with a delivery method. THE CHALLENGE The cleanup operation will consist of four major phases. 1. Rover delivery Taking off the KSC airfield, you will need to deliver the rover to the disaster site. Time will be counted with the in-game clock from the mission start to the moment, where you come within 150m of the reactor (when the distance marker disappears). In this case, the quicker the better. Point assignment rules will be elaborated on in the next section. 2. Landing your rover on the roof Since the radiation levels near the core are extremely high, you will need to minimize your time in the proximity of the reactor. From the moment of your arrival within 150m of the reactor you will have two minutes in-game time to deploy the rover onto the roof and leave the 150m perimeter. 3. Retrieving the carrier craft This section will not be timed, albeit additional points will be awarded if you can return your carrier craft to the KSC unscathed. 4. Cleaning up the roof After your carrier vehicle has landed (or crashed horribly) you can begin your operation. This section is not timed - the only limit being your battery life (to simulate radiation exposure). Points will be awarded based on how many of the 10 graphite blocks (Oscar-B fuel tanks) situated on the roof you can remove before your battery dies. The blocks are supposed to be pushed off the edge of the roof into the destroyed reactor building where they will not pose a threat. The challenge ends after your rover battery dies. RULES As with all challenges, here are some rules: 1. Your carrier craft can be a VTOL aircraft, a helicopter or even a land-based vehicle. The choice is yours in that regard and creativity in the delivery method department is greatly encouraged! 2. Your rover's only power source can be a single Z-400 battery. All other power sources such as your control modules are prohibited and need to be emptied in the hangar. 3. You may not use any power producing parts such as solar panels, fuel cells and RTGs. 4. The rover has to be delivered onto the roof via the carrier craft, e.g. it may not be deployed outside of the 150m perimeter and flown or driven onto the roof. 5. Albeit the graphite blocks may explode after being dropped into the reactor, they may not be exploded directly on the roof as a mean of their removal. 6. Using kraken drives to propel your rover is prohibited, as the whole point of this challenge is dealing with the problems within time and resource constraints. 7. Please let me know if your submission is stock + DLC or uses some other mods for ease of organization 8. For obvious reasons, the rover must be unmanned. No Kerbals can come close to the reactor, they are already green enough as they are. The points for each section will be awarded according to these rules: Section 1 - Delivery Number of points is the value of the following function: ceil(max(300 - your_time [sec], 0) / 2) Section 2 - Landing the rover Number of points is the value of the following function ceil(max(120 - your_time [sec], 0) * 4) Section 3 - Returning the carrier craft Number of points awarded is 40 - if the carrier aircraft is landed undamaged at the KSC 0 - otherwise Section 4 - Clearing the roof Number of points is the value of the following function 100 * blocks_removed HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY First, you should download the savefile containing the powerplant set up in the correct spot. It can be found here: Afterwards, after creating your entry you should either film your run, or document it via screenshots. If you choose to go with the screenshot route, please provide the following: 1. Screenshot of your crafts on the KSC runway at the beginning of the mission 2. Screenshot of your arrival within the 150m perimeter with the HUD enabled 3. Screenshot of your carrier craft departure with HUD enabled (if you choose to retrieve it) with the rover on the roof visible in the shot, or just a picture of the rover on the roof if your delivery method is expendable 4. Screenshot of your carrier craft landed (if you choose to retrieve it) with HUD enabled 5. Screenshot of your rover on the roof with amount of electric charge remaining at the beginning of cleanup visible 6. Screenshot of the roof after your electric charge runs out with all remaining graphite blocks visible If you have any questions regarding this challenge, feel free to ask them via messages or here in the thread itself. Have fun and good luck on your journey. If you feel that any of the rules or point awarding mechanisms need tweaking please let me know! Be wary that the power plant building contains almost 1100 parts so you may experience quite a bit of lag. This is kind of offset by the fact that the model is static and the game does not seem to lag quite as much as with most mobile spawned high-partcount crafts. With a GTX1050 and 8GB of RAM I was able to keep the FPS at about 20-25 at all times and I could execute the mission without too many lag-related issues. I will prepare a proper badge for all participants and will post it here in a few hours. Cheers. c: STOCK LEADERBOARD 1. Cela1 - 1594 pts (134 + 420 + 40 + 1000) 2. jinnantonix - 1532 pts (140 + 352 + 40 + 1000) 3. ----------------------------------------------- 4. ----------------------------------------------- 5. ----------------------------------------------- 6. ----------------------------------------------- 7. ----------------------------------------------- MODDED LEADERBOARD 1. ----------------------------------------------- 2. ----------------------------------------------- 3. ----------------------------------------------- 4. ----------------------------------------------- 5. ----------------------------------------------- 6. ----------------------------------------------- 7. -----------------------------------------------
  4. ISRO launched Chandrayaan 2 (chandra=moon, yaan=vehicle) aboard a GSLV- mkIII on 22nd July. Youtube link here. Unmanned Orbiter-Lander-Rover mission to Moon/Mun's South Pole. All upper stage modules should be be solar powered, Orbiter must be in a low, circular and polar orbit. Lander (Vikram) carrying the rover must land in a crater near the south pole. Rover (Pragyan) should be housed inside the lander and must have a drill and seismograph.(EDIT: surface exploration & science parts) For those wanting a challenge: As it is an ISRO mission, budget should be as low as possible! Chandrayan-2 will utilize the Oberth Effect for raising its apogee through multiple burns, to conserve fuel and thereby launch costs. Concept : Animation Video by ISRO Chandrayaan 2 Official webpage Realism mods such as RO, other aesthetic mods, mechjeb, kOS, KER, etc are allowed. Stock entries are also welcome. Take it as a challenge and try to replicate it OR simply just have some fun doing it, totally up to you guys! Feel free to post your screenshots, crafts, ideas, suggestions and comments. Enjoy!
  5. 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:
  6. My latest effort has been to re-create the suspension on the Mars Curiosity rover in stock. I've gone through many versions and further tweaking lately isn't adding anything so it's time to publish. This one's for you, @Majorjim! K, it's not quite a replica, but we're focused on the suspension. The rover splits into many (13? 15?) separate craft. Here's a terrible drawing of the relationships of the different craft. Pairs of elevons push and pull on the wheels on each side via RCS balls. It's the only way I could think of to control a craft that's detached. When the wheels are pushed out, landing legs glitches them forward, center is neutral, and sucked in is glitched reverse. The wheels had to be big enough to keep the gear teeth off the ground. The legs had to be positioned to not touch the ground AND follow the wheels as the suspension moved. All the pivots had to have tight tolerances to function properly. Making the craft larger/heavier also was working against me as stuff flexed in an unwanted way. I did have to add weight to the rear wheels to keep from dog-legging from weirdness I couldn't figure out, which was only amplified by the low gravity. The rear suspension is independent and detached from the front to realistically mimic Curiosity. So how can it be manipulated? When the front end is shifted left/right a separate craft in the rear is also pushed and THAT pushes and pulls the rear 4 wheels. And those wheels have landing legs that follows them. I tried to make a terrible diagram but couldn't. So essentially, stuff floats in tubes that rotate on an axis and that stuff is shifted left/right by elevons. The rover turns by making one side go forward, the other reverse. I took an early version to the Mun to test. It did not go well. qzgy and selfish_meme suggested testing on Kerbin by lowering gravity. Fantastic! I'll design it specifially for Duna like Curiosity. A week or two later I took a version to Duna. Duna is not Mars. The two places I visited where very flat. But getting to Duna was an awesomely difficult challange for me. Highly recommended. This version I took had probe cores on every craft. I was hoping I could switch to other craft and return. Nope. This is one-shot kinda thing . I don't actually recommend taking it to Duna, but here's a video so you can see the suspension in action. Gravity set to .31, which I think is close to Duna's. Not sure how enjoyable this craft is going to be to others, but it's available for reverse-engineering on KerbalX
  7. 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.
  8. I think I finally got this working reasonably well. There are some odd bugs. If you timewarp, the program rearranges his eyeballs, and for some reason the mouth is positioned properly in the SPH but a bit off when loading. Oh, well.. minor stuff. Despite the fact I actually am not at all a fan of Twitter, it was still quite cool to have the KSP folk post both this and my Milo plane. Thanks for the support you all! The frog is up on KerbalX here:
  9. using only rover wheels get into orbit around any body, secondary thrusters can be used to keep the craft on the ground longer but not to increase the craft's acceleration directly. the tiers are: easy: use rover wheels on a moon to get into orbit around a planet medium: use rover wheels on a planet or moon with atmosphere to get into orbit hard: use rover wheels to generate enough speed to get into orbit around the sun good luck to all, this challenge may be impossible.
  10. The goal of the Lief Erickson program is to establish a permanent Kerballed Outpost on Duna The Mission will consist of four main missions Stage 1: support Infrastructure The first mission will be the launching of an unmanned refueling depot into orbit of Kerbin: This will allow the crew transfer craft (which will be launched later) to remain in service for virtually forever. The second phase of Stage 1 is to launch a communication network into orbit of Duna and Ike. The mission will contain four of these satellites. Stage 2: Crew The First crew will be sent in small space station complete with an artificial gravity ring and a fish tank to feed the crew of 7. The next mission will launch the Standard Crew Transfer Vehicle (SCTV) which will enable crews to transfer from LKO to LDO thus allowing replacement crews to be sent quickly. The design incorporates a nuclear reactor and three magneto-plasmatic engines for high efficiency space travel. Stage 3: The base The final step will to place this base on Duna. it has a hydroponics garden, crew capacity of seven and is fully mobile with a full science kit, designed to host a crew comfortably for long duration missions. The crews will first train and get used to Duna's gravity in the space station before reliving the rover crew when their mission time has expired. The next phase of stage 3 is the launch of the Duna System Shuttle (DSS) to allow crew to transfer from the surface of Duna to orbit. It is equipped with drills and an ISRU to allow to make fuel wherever it is. It will also include a modified com sat during its mission to scout for ore veins. it has an HAL thruster to enable it to travel anywhere in the Duna system without refueling So that's it for now. Please stand by for the next post where I show you the actual launching of all the hardware. This is my first forum post ever so please don't go to hard on me. Also this is the first time I have ever showed off my designs so please, tell me what you think! (mods used are NFT for anyone wondering)
  11. I made a rover delivery system and have a rover as sub-assembly - the root part of the rover is a docking port (jr), but when I want to attach the rover by its port to a specific port on the craft in the VAB it just floats around the port when I want to attach it. It does not "snap on" as it should. Help please!
  12. RJ Willys Jeep Download here:
  13. Hey everyone! Lots of people have been anxiously waiting for this mod. It's finally at a point where it's playable, and all the necessary features are working. This is a manned rover, based off of the design in The Martian! Now you can re-create your own missions to Duna, or drive across the planet. It features several parts: Command Pod with lights and KIS storage, Battery with attached solar panels, "flatbed" main frame with KIS storage, and "trailer" optional frame. The included craft file is already put together for you, but if you do it yourself - the trailer attaches kind of funny to the back of the flatbed. It must be rotated right and I use the offset tool in the VAB to fine-tune it. The wheels will flip you if you brake hard, and I suggest setting the brake force to 100 on the front wheels, which I've already done on the example craft. Some things to note: The crew capacity is only ONE right now, it will be bumped up to THREE at a later time, when I've started working on the IVA. There is NO IVA yet. There are NO WHEELS yet. I guess the new KSP update (1.1) will rewrite the wheel modules, and I had a heck of a time getting them to work for me anyways. The stock wheels look great with it, and the model was originally made to scale with the stock TR-2 wheels. The IVA that the cabin uses is the MK1 pod. There is an example craft included! ...I think that's all for now. Hopefully you enjoy it, and if you don't, please tell me why! I recommend using the mod Kerbal Inventory System with this, so you can take full advantage over the features. (Like storing extra life support supplies for those really long trips.) Download from SpaceDock! Imgur Album showcasing delivery of Rover using KIS and USI Freight parts. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License Also includes the following nifty flags: Example craft and KIS containers set-up for a cargo rover:
  14. This mod is a very very simple mod. 2 parts. A half scale Land Rover Defender in "adventure special edition" orange and black, and two different wheels. I'm intending to add more off-road vehicles over time, now that I've worked out which way around wheels go. The (2) parts are fully functional, but some of the texturing etc is missing for the IVA. On power and drive trains. I had a look around for conversion from Kerbal electric charge to something in the real world. A prior forum topic covered a few ways of estimating, and I'm basing this on the 1Kerbal Charge = 1MJ, because that is based on the power requirement for ion thrusters, while other electricity uses aren't propulsion related (apart from other wheels). So, I've divided the Defender's 90KW by 4 (for each wheel), and then by 8 (half scale cubed) and converted KW to MJ per second (the easy part). It's not a big number. Drive train is Kerballed. It's basically a hybrid running a 90KW generator with a battery, although you won't get far on the stored electricity. I've made the power generator dual mode. The "Generator" is air-breathing (air-intake is in the bonnet, front grills are for radiators) and the "Fuel Cell" uses stored oxidizer. I will do a module manager addition later for RealFuels to convert that to diesel and random oxidizer. Downloadable from Release forum thread at
  15. This ship is designed for Duna exploration. The lander has two rovers for exploring the surface. Fuel in each stage is generous for the tasks each stage is designed for. Craft download and flight profile notes can be found at KerbalX
  16. Near my Minmus base, I have a Malemute rover equipped with a Klaw attached to a Resouce Lode. I left my base doing something else, then landed near it again. Now, if I switch to the rover, or if going on EVA with a kerbal and coming closer than 200 m, the rover explodes. In order to find out what's going on, I focused on my base and zoomed out until I could see the rover close up. It's lying on it's side, the rescorce lode seems gone (I guess it's already consumed) and it seems the Klaw is facing the wrong way. How can I fix that?
  17. This will be the most ambitious payload "Ministry of no better things to do" (MONBTTD, for short) has ever sent to the blast furnace world of Ablate, the sungrazing dwarf planet. Here's Bill Kerman working on thermal insulation of the prototype in the engineering laboratory. Rover was named Lemon because of the initial yellow color which later got replaced with silver. The name stuck, just like the new insulation glue on Bill's fingers. As Kerbol's rays will be hitting the thing mainly from above, top was made white and sides dark, to manage heat away more efficiently. New, metallic wheel tires were used. Most instruments are inside, except the ones that inspect the soil or influence of Kerbol. Rover will be delivered by an ion engine relay probe, but will land on its own, using four monopropellant engines. Launcher is nearly completely made out of stock parts. 5 m first and second stage with four bipropellant 3.75 m boosters. Third stage is 3.75 m and on top is a fourth stage, a 3.75 m liquid fuel tank and a LV-NB nuclear engine. Fifth stage is xenon ion engine powered on the relay probe.
  18. Decided to try the Elcano challenge, built a mad max-ish rover and set off. After like 3km I rolled of a hill, prior to which i tried to repair my solar panels. Not giving up. Second attempt, rolled it 4km further. REDESIGN NEEDED. After a pause. Pictures are here
  19. I am wondering if there is a mod for 1.4.x that adds an Apollo-style rover that can be assembled on the Mun via KAS and that doesn't require Making History? Thanks in advance for any answers
  20. This is a up-to-date collection of wheels that I have worked on previously, namely for the Rollkage and Better Wheels mods (credits: @electronicfox and @angusmcbeth) which are now more or less abandoned. The reason for reviving these is simply because I wanted to use them in my game, and there are very few wheel mods for 1.2. I would have done this earlier if it wasn't so annoying to update wheels from pre 1.1 to the new system, since there is hardly any documentation on how to do it. On the other hand, the new wheel physics system is much better and allows easy tuning so I no longer need to tediously tune the buggy phyx suspension and tire model in unity. I will update this with additional wheels as I convert them. Direct Download: Spacedock: Collection (formerly rollkage %26 better wheels) GitHub: Also available on CKAN Kerchelin Small Rover Wheel: 0.5m wheel for light rovers RollKage Kerchelin Extreme: 1.0 m off-road wheel for 2-5t light vehicles RollKage Kerchelin Sport: 1.0 m off-road wheel for 5-10t medium sized vehicles RollKage Kerchelin Jumbo: 2.0m wheel for 10-50t heavy vehicles
  21. Hi all, The following post is related to suggestions regarding more/better rover ideas. I have been wanting to design rover in Kerbal Space Program ever since I heard of it (which was before I even purchased it). I see now that it is very hard to create rovers in KSP. I can build better rovers now, but when I was a beginner trying to figure out how to get to Duna with a rover name Kuriosity, I found out quite quickly that building a rover in KSP is extremely difficult. I do understand that there is the Probodobodyne RoveMate™, but it is still hard to build rovers. I would really value a tutorial implemented in a further update that walks a new user through making a rover. I understand that with the Making History Expansion that Missions can be downloaded, but not everybody has the DLC required to use the Missions. And although there are mods made by the Community (Some especially good ones from SQUAD member RoverDude ), some people like to use a stock KSP.Perhaps some new rover parts can be added alongside a new tutorial? Thank you for considering this, Skywalket Kerbal Enthusiast and Elon fan
  22. So I am making a Mun rover and when I went to test it on kerbin, the wheels move in the wrong direction. Instead of pressing the w key to move forward I have to press s. I know this isn't a real problem put it could get confusing. Here is the rover:
  23. here it is my little rovy ready to explore
  24. 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.