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hi this is my first post and im gonna try and embed an imgur album so i could use some help.

here are the images of my space plane design that i drew in mspaint and they suck so dont be too harsh.

qMZNp#0

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did it work? i think it did. i dont even have ksp yet but i know alot about it, ive been learning everything about it.

it uses turboramjets that tilt so they can be used for vtol and regular flight.

once flying nominally it activates the 4 pulse detonation engines to get up to hypersonic speeds.

when flying supersonic it activates the 4 scramjets.

since its an ssto, it has engines for space, 1 linear aerospike and 2 ion engines, as well as a deployable solar sail.

for thiner atmosperes such as duna's, a small bay containing a single electric collapsable propeller, is activated.

it is also prepared for any emergency, like what if you need to make an emergency landing and there is no runway? that is why it is a vtol. but that same situation happens but all engines have failed? it has an inflatable balloon it can use for landing.

what about plumiting through the atmospere and the parachutes fail? it has emergency airbags like the ones curiosity used to land on mars. what if there is no land? the airbags double as a float.

it can be used in any situation.

all things mentioned are from existing mods.

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hi this is my first post and im gonna try and embed an imgur album so i could use some help.

here are the images of my space plane design that i drew in mspaint and they suck so dont be too harsh.

http://imgur.com/a/qMZNp#0

did it work? i think it did. i dont even have ksp yet but i know alot about it, ive been learning everything about it.

it uses turboramjets that tilt so they can be used for vtol and regular flight.

once flying nominally it activates the 4 pulse detonation engines to get up to hypersonic speeds.

when flying supersonic it activates the 4 scramjets.

since its an ssto, it has engines for space, 1 linear aerospike and 2 ion engines, as well as a deployable solar sail.

for thiner atmosperes such as duna's, a small bay containing a single electric collapsable propeller, is activated.

it is also prepared for any emergency, like what if you need to make an emergency landing and there is no runway? that is why it is a vtol. but that same situation happens but all engines have failed? it has an inflatable balloon it can use for landing.

what about plumiting through the atmospere and the parachutes fail? it has emergency airbags like the ones curiosity used to land on mars. what if there is no land? the airbags double as a float.

it can be used in any situation.

all things mentioned are from existing mods.

Not quite. See, you need to put imgur albums with their tag (the final qMZNp in the link I can see by quoting you), between the special imgur tag this forum uses. It's easy they are basically [imgurt][/imgurt], though you can see how I misspelled them so they actually show up (hint: that's not the name of the website). So this will work better:

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Rune. Note that if you quote me, the forum will convert all tags to linky ones, try [imgur] as I said.

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The album hasn't worked, try copying and pasting this:

with szz8j replaced by the end of your imgur album url.

Nice plane idea though, you're probably best off leaving designs as complex as this until you've got at least some experience with the game, otherwise it will get very, very frustrating, especially with mods making it crash all the time.

EDIT: Well, I messed up at un-messing up your album post, but Rune ninja'd anyway, so whatever :)

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thanks you guys. also ill put the url for the mods it will use

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/119735-1-0-2-Instell-Incorporated-Experimental-Engines (scramjets)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/97525-1-0-2-WIP-OPT-Space-Plane-v1-6-9 (for the main body and linear aerospike)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/29862-0-90-Procedural-Dynamics-Procedural-Wing-0-9-3-Dec-24 (the wings as there are no wings that small and swept)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/99660-0-25-Adjustable-Landing-Gear-v1-0-3%28motor-fixed%29-Nov-13 (landing gear)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/content/286 and http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/83134-23-5-Deployable-Airbags-%28plugin-version%29-v0-1-3-2014-06-18 (airbags)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/82341-23-5-Bahamuto-Dynamics-CritterCrawler-AnimatedEngines-etc-v1-0-%28Jun7%29 (the vtol stuff)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/24551-Firespitter-propeller-plane-and-helicopter-parts-v7-1-%28May-5th%29-for-KSP-1-0 (the thin atmo propeller, its the electric helicopter propeller)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/53961-0-23-HL-Mods-in-0-23-(Updated-3-23-14) (balloon)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/115060-0-90-US-Soviet-Solar-Panels-Pack-v1-0-Release-4-7-15 (the giant solar panels, its the second to the left in the pic)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/101699-0-25-Mark-IV-Spaceplane-System-%282-5m-aircraft-fuselage%29 (the intakes for the turboramjets)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/29827-Pulse-Detonation-Engine (pulse detonation engines, it was hard to find so give the guy who made it some support)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/43839-0-25-KSP-Interstellar-(Magnetic-Nozzles-ISRU-Revamp)-Version-0-13 (solar sail)

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/threads/50008-0-23-KerbPaint-Paint-layering-for-parts-%28September-23rd%29-%28Same-Old-Still-Works!%29 (for the black color)

i suggest you all check them out they're amazing

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partyphoenix, I fixed your album link, and left it below your original. If you go to "edit" the post and choose "source mode" (the little A/A) button on the left of the edit menu), you can see the differences between the two.

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hey thanks you guys your all awsome, i never expected so much support;to be honest i didn't think anyone would reply. also my reply to everyone with the links didnt show up at all when i posted it. thats why i kinda ignored the thread.:P eh whatever im happy.

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I think if you can produce a small scale test vehicle you will find the stock parts can give you the desired performance and get to space on the cheap and very quickly. All you need are stock Mk. 2 parts, a nosecone and your choice of liquid fuel engine; experiment with the size and type of engine for optimal performance.

You may not even need mods at all if stock parts can fulfill your performance expectations.

I haven't replicated a triangle hypersonic craft in 1.0.x yet but

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As for landing and emergency situations, I found it was possible to soft-land the non-recoverable test version of this craft even with realistic aerodynamics (FAR) so added landing gear and used it for point to point sub-orbital flights since. A single radial stock parachute will do for the worst of cases, since with SAS it is virtually impossible to spin out a Kerbal craft with anything less than physical destruction of parts, or bad symmetry.

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