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  1. Ballast Water Tanks: add few parts with changeable mass in flight. Designed for submarines, act good if used as payload weight. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SmallTweaks: so small, so useless useful... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kerbin2.5x: so large... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KSP Primitives: more 3D forms, when you need 'em -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... another mods incoming. Use MM and have fun!
  2. Can you add some sort of container that you can let in water or release water allowing subs to be made.
  3. The Maritime Pack v0.1.11 Pictures! Ok, so it seems someone has disabled imgur album imbeds and left large gaping holes in the forums. You can view all of my KSP images here Source code is available here Other Links: Some player cretated ships on KerbalX ____________________________________________________________________________________________ This mod includes version checking using MiniAVC. If you opt-in, it will use the internet to check whether there is a new version available. Data is only read from the internet and no personal information is sent. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Thanks to @Beale and his modding tutorial He's responsible for this. This mod contains code originally written by @snjo and @allista. Thanks for their permission to reuse this code and their permissive licenses. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Known Issues Required Plugins: NONE! (finally)
  4. Hello, currently in Kerbal Space Program, the only way to make a submarine is through specialised parts (from mods), or from filling ore tanks and screwing with physics to get below the surface. But what about proper submarine parts? Actual ballast tanks? Command pods? It would be nice to see SQUAD implement at least some sort of system to create nautical craft in the game. Thoughts?
  5. I am currently working on my first mod. I'm making a deep submergance vehicle (inspired by the Alvin) which has 7 thrusters which are used to maneuver. Since they are used similarly to RCS ports in KSP, I thought it would make sense to have them operate as such. But I'm wondering, should I animate the rotation of the blades in Blender just as you would for a jet engine? And then trigger the animation when the thrusters are used. Similar to how the RCS ports produce the thrust plume effect when they are being used.
  6. Hello! I just made a little submarine and wanted to share the pictures with you! If you are interested in building one, it's using a J-33 Turbofan engine for propulsion and ore tanks and service bays as ballast.
  7. the sub is powered by a nuclear turbine that gives it infinite range. the blades are agustable so you can "switch gears" favoring torque or speed. in the rare event of turbine failure, kraken attack is certain so by popping the double fairing the turbine housing falls away and with it the krakening turbine of death. the crew can then pop the ballast and ascend away from the supersonic projectile reaction wheels and prop blades to the safety of the surface. if anyone thinks they can improve on this design (because this thing is literally the slowest boat EVER) i am eager to see what you have. (seriously, when its surfaced it moves sideways more than forward)
  8. Very WIP! Introducing the 'Otter' submersible from USI! Pick it up on GitHub: 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
  9. After finishing the mig, I quit playing kerbal for a few weeks until I came back and made this submarine. Not based on any specific model, not a replica of any kind, just a working submarine made to look a little like a german one. I had some serious trouble with getting my computer to actually render the thing, I don't know why but it seems my pc is dying, half the time it's at 100% disk usage, no viruses or malware, and none of the tutorials online help me out with anything, but anyway, here's the ship. Using no propellor mods because they're too easy in my opinion, I made the motor of the submarine with infernal robotics and some control surfaces. This actually ran me into some problems when piloting the sub. Each rotor is set at a speed of 10 with acceleration of 2 and spins in an opposite direction to the other in order to not have the thing spinning like crazy underwater. To get the sub moving I set the speed in the RPM GUI ingame to 5, making the rotors spin at a speed of 50, any higher and the control surfaces break off. When resurfacing I have to turn off the rotors lest they break on surface, I found that going up at 10 degrees and cutting the rotors at a depth of 100 meters usually curbs the issue. At the surface I usually run it at a speed of 30. This makes it so the rotors don't break off and I can move at a steady rate over the water. Have some pictures with scatterer for looks! I get the sub into the water using vessel mover which is why I have the struts on the side to keep it up on the launchpad. I cannot film this or even open anything up anymore because my pc is not letting me. I havent the slightest clue why it's doing this but every time I try to play anything or do anything it just doesnt work or loads so slow it might as well not have worked. I'm going to try reinstalling windows but after that I won't have any of these builds and I'm thinking I'm just going to quit playing this game. I can't take this any longer.
  10. Briefing: A recent poll showed that 60% of kerbals in the middle class are dissatisfied with their current means of transportation. Many of those who were polled had no way to reliably get from their house to an underwater base meeting or a meeting in a sky city within 5 days. Your job, as the head designer for a little-known company named KerbTekh, is to make a vehicle that can fly, swim, and take off a runway, all in one. Objective: Make a vehicle that can fly, go underwater, and take off a runway, and is completely reusable (if going to Laythe or Eve, reusability is not required) Rules: 1: No mods allowed except for Kerbal Engineer. (Texture mods are obviously fine) 2: I'll take your word for proof, but pictures or videos would be great 3: There must be room for at least one kerbal. 4: No cheats of any kind. No debug menu, no anything like that. Points: can fly (10 pts) (required) can go at least 5m underwater (5 pts) (required) can take off from runway (5 pts) (required) can land after flying without exploding (10 pts) can break Mach one while flying (10 pts) can break Mach two while flying (15 pts) can go at a speed of over 10 m/s underwater (5 pts) can go at a speed of over 20 m/s underwater (10 pts) can go at a speed of over 30 m/s underwater (15 pts) can go over 50 m/s underwater (25 pts) done on Eve (60 pts) (no cheating to get there) done on Laythe (150 pts) (no cheating to get there) can go above altitude of 20K (10 pts) can go above altitude of 30K (15 pts) can reach space (10 pts) can float (5 pts) can sink (10 points) sandbox mode (5 pts) science mode (10 pts) career mode (20 pts) room for 1 kerbal (5 pts) (required) room for 2 kerbals (10 pts) room for 4 kerbals (20 pts) room for 10 kerbals (30 pts) can reach orbit (15 pts) Under 10,000KG (15 pts) Under 15,000KG (5 pts) Over 80,000KG (5 pts) Over 250,000KG (20 pts) Bon chance! Extra points may be awarded for a particularly creative design. I'm trying to post a picture of my ship but Microsoft edge is being weird.... I'll get a picture up as soon as I can
  11. So, I am currently writing a war series on the forums and I am going to need your help with a new chapter. I am (planning to) have a naval battle, and submarines are going to be crucial in this. One issue though; I have no idea how to make said submarines. PLEASE HELP ME!!! (Note: I have no mods except BDArmoury and I'm thinking about getting Kerbinside (Which adds more airbases), so anything with stock parts except weapons) Would be super handy.) (Note II: I'm using 1.1.3)
  12. Working on a Kerbal Submarine with 8 Torpedo Rounds, craft will be release on the Spacecraft Exchange Forum when complete. Man O' War A Kerbal Submarine
  13. Since the dawn of Kerbalkind, the eager green creatures have always looked to the skies, but when they tried to reach the stars, they ended up unsuccessful, with themselves wading (or drowning) in a reflection of the night skies across the surface of glistening water. Some kerbals who managed to swim to the surface after a near-drowning experience realized the beauty that lied right back at home in the murky depths, and eventually invented the submarine. But it wasn't until the best of both worlds were combined that everyone-- both the space program and submarine program kerbals, was/were pleased . In this depiction of the 57th Kerbal Sub Test of the submarine/space program, near dusk in Jool's atmosphere, a brave kerbonaut tried to "walk" on deck with a hose attached, during the start of a fiery reentry towards the hopefully-navigable greenness below. Sadly, those who were aboard or dangling from a cord noticed that the below "liquid" now seemed to resemble clouds... The kerbals inside now started to wonder where else besides Kerbin could they find such beautiful views and the conditions to allow the use of a submarine... This is the result of my urge to make kerbals enter a gas giant with a submarine, after having read this:, giving me inspiration. It might be fun to actually try this in KSP, now after creating this...
  14. Welcome to the Kerbmarine challenge! Intro: Our research team has been having a lot of trouble trying to discover the depths of the ocean, they required something sufficient enough to go to very deep depths and collect data from the mysterious ocean floor. They agreed on making it true. Jebediah Kerman had the decission to actually participate in the first test mission, nothing special, it's not as if there's a kra- oh.. Explanation: The mission sounds very easy, but is krakenly hard because of the water physics Kerbal Space Program has to offer. You are prompted to create a functional submarine that can dive into the water, this challenge is actually difficult, so I have included some mods that may help you out with this challenge. Allowed mods: Kerbal Aircraft Expansion: For a realistic propeller. Tweakscale: To tweak all parts to whatever size you want your kerbmarine. SM Marine: You may use any part from this mod, but I mainly added it for ballast tanks (VERY Highly recommended, I don't even know how it will be possible without this mod) Vessel Mover: To put your mighty krakma- Erm, Kerbmarine into the water. I highly appreciate any visual enhancement mods, you'd make me happier. Notice: Difficulties: Sandbox: Do whatever you want, I WILL check your Kerbmarine, but there's a very little chance that you will get added to the winner list (You are allowed to use ANY mod in sandbox mode). Easy: Make a functional Kerbmarine. Moderate: Make a very maneuverable submarine (What I mean about maneuverable is not how fast it turns, it's how fast it can dive or surface). Hard: Make a mini-submarine, and launch it from a ship. Impossible: Make a big submarine (Width of a jumbo tank or higher), get it to space, de-orbit it, survive re-entry, survive the seriously loud splash. Submitting: Include the .craft file for me to download (Essential, there have been a lot of fake submissions recently) Include a video (Recommended) Include directions of use (Essential) Include screenshots (Essential) Include side notes (Highly Recommended) Include which mods you have installed on your game (Essential) Winner Board: Outro: I wish you the best of luck! The Kerbals will finally get to learn what lurks at the bottom of the ocean. Post is now horrible looking due to an administrative edit. (Font sizes were organized) Ugh.
  15. Today lady's and gentlemen I give to you one of the most interesting(not really) challenges ever put onto the KSP forums! Your challenge is to circumnavigate Kerbin, from one side to the other, while keeping your craft entirely submerged in the water as quickly as you can. Your craft can be as large as you want it to be and you can use any mod you want. You cannot however use any kind of cheat/cheat-like mod whatsoever throughout your trip. You also might want to make your craft self-sustainable with drills/converters/solarpanels as I doubt you could carry enough fuel/electricity for the whole journey. Okay, technically you cant go entirely from one side of the planet to the other but you can get pretty darn close. If you look at the image down below you can see there is a route that goes almost all the way around. Your mission is to get from A to B or vise versa. This post will be updated with more stuff later, I'm writing this in a fairly short amount of time. And if you have Ideas of what to add to the challenge please comment them. Different modes and rewards to come! Please post videos of your adventure down below! I cant wait to see what kinds of craft you people come up with! Good luck!
  16. Jebediah found himself wandering around the design department recently, so thought he would have a go at putting together something for fun rather than the serious business of space exploration. The flying sub is what he came up with, and surprisingly managed to get it on to the production line as well. Pros: Is quite versatile, fun for a while, is a bit different Cons: Has no real practical use, has a short range, doesn't fly particularly well which makes it a cow to land, isn't a particularly good submarine due to the positive buoyancy, though it does make a reasonable boat. Operational notes. Taking off from water should be done from the submerged position as too much speed is lost when trying to transition from the surface. Try not to land too slowly as this requires the nose to be pitched up to reduce vertical velocity, which usually results in bouncing all over the place when the main gear touches down. A nose high attitude when landing on water usually results in the engines getting knocked off. Action group key 1 toggles the engine mode. Craft file on Dropbox ETA: Have made a few small changes to the craft since posting, so that it now flies better (marginally) and is not so prone to skidding across the runway when landing, but it's still a cow to land.
  17. So guys, here it is: The Amfibie Challenge. The time that i came up on this challenge was when i was messing around with planes and cars... i decided to make a flying car with retractable wings... This was really fun to make and i would definitely give it a shot if i was you... Easy mode: Make a flying car Normal mode: Make a flying car that can dive underwater Hard mode: Make a flying car with retractable wings that can dive underwater You can use the mods: Infernal Robotics, tweakscale, procedural tanks and kerbal joint reinforcement (b9 aerospace for designing, you have to use stock engines tho) my craft: you will have to take of the runway and make a few turns in the air, then you will have to dive into the sea (<-- normal mode or higher) then you have to take off uit of the water (<- normal or higher) and then you land on the ground. You have retract your wings (if your are doing hard mode) and drive into a building with a speed of around 20 m/s. Rating will be done on how the craft looks. i won't put you in the leaderboards if you are using cheats or mods that i don't allow. -easy mode: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. -normal mode: 1. notsodeadjeb 'THE Koyoda Kundra' 2. PointySideUp 'microsub of flying' 3. 4. 5. -hard mode: 1. I guess me? 2. 3. 4. 5. Have fun with this challenge! Ps... you will be rated higher if you make a video about it! And if you subscribe on me (advertisement, i know)
  18. Sector 7 Space Laboratories Deep Sea Exploration Division - Scuba Do Craft - Scuba Do KSP v1.0.5 After experiencing my first Submarine called "Squirt" it gave me a desire to build another. I believe if you follow the coastline for Ore to refuel exploring Kerbin's Oceans could be done as much as you would like. Craft Assembly: Probodobodyne OKTO2, MK7 Rocket Nose Cone, Vernor Engines, FL-T200 Fuel Tanks, Radial Intakes,Drills, Convert-O-Trons, Fly-by-Wire Avionics Hub, Standard Canards, Advanced Canards, MK1 Lander Cans, Large Reaction Wheel, Whiplash Engines, Batteries, Rockomax Brand Adapter, Medium Size Landing Gear, Lights Operations: At the Hangar be sure Kerbals DO NOT ENTER, the Kerman's love this Submarine and they can go along for the ride if you like but be sure to control the Sub from the OKTO2. When arriving the runway engage the RCS and SAS, hit spacebar and give a little throttle only to reach low speeds 6 to 8 m/s until course is set for the water. Land speeds are ok up to 40-50 m/s running straight but not sure what Top Speeds can be reached. Just before entering the water come to a complete stop and lock the brakes. Press action group 1 for the drills and panels to extend. Press action group 2 after the drills have had enough time to extend completely other wise the drills will not began to Harvest. After time warping to fill the Ore Tanks retract the drills and panels by pressing action group 1. If necessary panels can be toggled alone with action group 10. **** SPECIAL NOTICE: You must Jettison Only the Fourth Ore Tank to began underwater maneuvers.**** This can be done at anytime, I traveled the Ocean floor to a Depth of 545 Meters, you might like to do this then Jettison the Ore Tank, do this step whenever you like. Engineer's Report Parts - 75 Mass - 37.7t Height - 5.9m Width - 7.1m Lenght - 18.1m Craft File Scuba Do
  19. Hi Kerbonauts , I have a challenge for you. The challenge is simple, yet hard to complete! The challenge is to land two submarines on laythe and dock them in Laythe's Sagen Sea. The only mods you are allowed to have are Firespitter (for the propellers it contains), and Ballistanks (so that the subs will sink). You need to provide a screenshot of the subs docked in the Sagen Sea. Note: Laythe is One Of Jools Moons! A badge will be awarded to the winners. (only 2). The winners are the first 2 people to submit a qualifying entree. You can also use Kerbal Joint Reinforcement and Kerbal Engineer Redux! HAVE FUN! UPDATE: Submarine Systems Is now an allowed mod! Good Luck, Gelix You Are also allowed to use balastanks-extended If you prefer!