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[1.9.x] Heat Control - More radiators! ( February 20th, 2020)

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This is a purely version-bump update. Download it to stop MiniAVC complaining, but there's nothing else to change except the newest MM.

Heat Control 0.3.4

  •  Marked for KSP 1.2.1
  •  Updated bundled MM to 2.7.3

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On 10.11.2016 at 10:35 PM, Nertea said:

This is a purely version-bump update. Download it to stop MiniAVC complaining, but there's nothing else to change except the newest MM.

Heat Control 0.3.4

  •  Marked for KSP 1.2.1
  •  Updated bundled MM to 2.7.3

i assume the same goes for KSP 1.2.2 .. currently testing :)

seem to work properly, :) just AVC mumbles :P

EDIT: since KSP has its issues with radiators in space (they do not cool down certain parts like drills!) i keep enjoying them for cooling down my reactors hehehe

Edited by LatiMacciato

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Finally have some time to work on things. I am looking for a way to re-incorporate the heat exchangers from the old version of HC, and I think I have a solution I like. They will act like radiators in that they will move heat with the use of EC, but not have high emissivity and will have a high thermal mass. So you can use them to pump heat (probably non-core for now) to a specific location on a vessel, either for storage or to then use local static radiators to dump the heat.

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41 minutes ago, Nertea said:

... They will act like radiators in that they will move heat with the use of EC

That would be amazing, especially with the Emancipator from Kerbal Atomics. Dumping that 18,000 residual heat is really tricky without melting the part its attached to.

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I've been trying to figure out how to simulate water cooled internal combustion engines using parts from Airplane Plus and cfg-bashed old stock parts. Getting the heat from the engine to the radiator without heating everything in between them was the annoying part. The heat exchangers sound like they might be the key to opening that door.

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On 2/17/2017 at 5:44 AM, Benjamin Kerman said:

Compatible with 1.2.2?

 

On 12/9/2016 at 1:28 PM, LatiMacciato said:

i assume the same goes for KSP 1.2.2 .. currently testing :)

seem to work properly, :) just AVC mumbles :P

EDIT: since KSP has its issues with radiators in space (they do not cool down certain parts like drills!) i keep enjoying them for cooling down my reactors hehehe

 

Seems to work for me, too.

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Works with 1.2.2, AVC just complains that it hasn't been updated.  Is there any news from Nertea regarding this mod being updated for 1.2.2?

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Tried to make new parts, animations kept failing to load ingame, got depressed, went to work on other things. Will update sometime, maybe in a month. 

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12 minutes ago, Nertea said:

Tried to make new parts, animations kept failing to load ingame, got depressed, went to work on other things. Will update sometime, maybe in a month. 

+10 for letting us know your still working on things, -1 for you get depressed on things doesn't work out as assumed .. still gives +9 :P

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Just remember that we are always here for you! Keep up the good work. I am happy to do testing, just send me the .zip with the MIP (mod in progress) :D

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Here's a teaser of the new parts that will feature in the next update, which will probably be post-official 1.3. There are 4 new microchannel graphene radiators in this image, static square and triangular (which can be stacked up like hull plates) and two widths of deployable ones. These ones can't retract but have great dissipation per unit mass (about 1.5x that of the standard HeatControl high temperature radiators) and per unit area (about 1.3x as good). 

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@NerteaThat update looks awesome! I love what you do with your mods! Most of your utility mods and engine mods have turned into standard mods I need to get playing.

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Thanks! Compliments always appreciated, glad you are enjoying the work.

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Built this craft with help of your mod. Kinda overkill but I just wanted to see how big I could get before loosing all my comfy FPS amounts on my system (here it is stil around 30-40 FPS average even tho all the visual mods).

It can pretty much go anywhere in the system. It has extreme amounts of habitation time and supplies for the life-support as well so they are not like gonna run out of food or oxygen.

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I even know how to easily make this in space. Well without planetary launch pads it would be hard because of the fuel tanks. I guess I could try send them empty and dock them. But even that would be hard.

Resupplying it will be a pain. Which is why I have a few smaller designs more suited for playing. It was fun to test and use this huge monster tho.

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This is the exact amount of engines this thing needed for around 1+ m/s acceleration. Less and the amount of time Delta-V burns take kills me.

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Here is the life-support. Nicely located in the habitation section.

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To run each engine I got a nuclear reactor for each. 12 reactors, gives quite the heating. Needed a few of the largest radiators.

And for fun I made it go all the way to Eve but I de-orbited it at some time to see the atmospheric effects tear it apart. I don't know why but I love seeing stuff burn in the reentry in this game.

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That's a *lot* of lithium tanks. If there's anything that would inspire me to make larger tanks it's those kind of things. Next update's tanks do store more though!

Although you will need more heat radiators.

 

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Very keen to see the next release of this, as an avid user of the far future tech stuff, a lot of my designs are running hot!

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On 4/1/2017 at 4:51 AM, Nertea said:

That's a *lot* of lithium tanks. If there's anything that would inspire me to make larger tanks it's those kind of things. Next update's tanks do store more though!

On the subject of new parts, one idea I had was adding a switchable tank to the octo-girders. It could be like a large heat sink, with elements that glow on the inside as it gets hotter. You could then attach radiators to this unit to dissipate the heat.

Although the benefit of something like this could only be realised with heat pipes, so you could pump the heat into it.

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Now that 1.3 is out, and a lot of people are planning on sticking to 1.2.2, will the updated heatcontrol also be available for 1.2.2?

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On 5/25/2017 at 10:21 PM, Gryphorim said:

Now that 1.3 is out, and a lot of people are planning on sticking to 1.2.2, will the updated heatcontrol also be available for 1.2.2?

I've never done out of date KSP version support in the past, unlikely to start now. 

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On 5/28/2017 at 2:25 PM, Nertea said:

I've never done out of date KSP version support in the past, unlikely to start now. 

So... does Heat Control for KSP 1.2.1 work at all in 1.2.2? 

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