CobaltWolf

[1.8.1][1.7.3] Bluedog Design Bureau - Stockalike Saturn, Apollo, and more! (v1.6.2 "титан" 24/Nov/2019)

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9 minutes ago, BezKartuza said:

Kорпорация космических исследований

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Those moon-runes are the same...

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10 minutes ago, CobaltWolf said:

Those moon-runes are the same...

Spoiler

 

 

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5 hours ago, Friznit said:

If you do happen to do this, the new Apollo active docking port needs to have the BDB in Colours textures added as well.

oops, right!

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If anyone hasn't seen it, @DylanSemrau has been doing amazing work making a PSLV in the same style as BDB! :)

 

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Got the Castor IVs in game last night (finally, they've been done since... I think before Christmas?) and decided to try and test both of them in one launch.

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6 minutes ago, CobaltWolf said:

Got the Castor IVs in game last night (finally, they've been done since... I think before Christmas?) and decided to try and test both of them in one launch.

beauty!

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25 minutes ago, Dash8466 said:

I love it! hey question: do you guys have a discord server?

I already had a long running private Discord server that takes up most of my spoons before the whole "modders having Discords" thing caught on. I try to be active here on the forums when I can find a headspace to reply, and I tend to post update pics as soon as I get to a good stopping point for feedback. :)

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Thanks for replying so fast! I understand your point, it doesnt really matter all that much tbh. thanks anyways

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1 minute ago, CobaltWolf said:

I actually have met Paul - he's a BDB user if I remember! :)

I saw that tweet, and the retrofuturism of it immediately called for BDB to me.

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Thought these might be of interest to y'all :) (there's a bunch of images in Scott's post if you can't tell)

 

And for my part... Agena Multiple Payload Adapter. This was used on the IRL Alouette 2 / Explorer 31 launch, with Alouette on top, with a non-TAT Thor/Agena B.

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Starliner, anyone?

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Based on Apollo five-seat CM and made from BDB and stock (engine plate, solar panels, aeroskirt) parts and some offset magic.

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Even DEC Centaur struggles to push it on 2.5x Kerbin. Lofted trajectory is a must (MJ settings for 120x120 km orbit are: 100 m\s, 0.2 degrees turning rate, omit coast on)

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Final push to circularization (also, don't forget to check your clocks). By the way, it weighs 12.9 tons fully fueled and loaded, almost like the real one.

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Features BDB's CADS, but in theory can be used with any 0.9375m docking port.

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Now that's where similarities end. Unfortunately, neither BDB or stock (or my other installed mods) do not feature tiny liquid-fueled engine in 100-200 kN range, which is required for LAS. Thus, I've decided to use Gemini lander engines as OMS, and add 12 Saturn 1 ullage motors as LAS (fired all at once)\retrorockets (fired in groups of 2 or 4).

The aeroskirt is made from 2.5m stock structural tube that is attached to stock 2.5m engine plate (thus forming spacecraft adapter. Centaur 4-meter fairing base is then attached to tube's top node (so it ends up inside the tube). Atlas V itself is then attached to fairing base's lower node.

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16 minutes ago, biohazard15 said:

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I love the idea of using the Saturn’s S-IVB RCS thrusters (forgive me for forgetting the proper name) on the sides of the Starliner! I can’t wait to use a similar design when I start to make the ISS in my JNSQ playthrough!

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27 minutes ago, Invaderchaos said:

I love the idea of using the Saturn’s S-IVB RCS thrusters (forgive me for forgetting the proper name) on the sides of the Starliner!

It's Auxiliary Propulsion System.

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20 hours ago, biohazard15 said:

<Snipped all the pretty photos and notes on CTS-100>

So did you miss the ISS like the real one did?   :P

Or do you not have an ISS up in your playthrough?

 

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5 hours ago, Cedric Feldmann - Bear said:

I always wondered how an version of the F-1 would do with Four nozzles instead of one big one like the RD-170.

A Lower Thrust to Mass Ratio,   and a lot harder  to "Man Rate"  are the first two things that come to mind.

The smaller bells make sense for two reasons only to my mind.  1) can make in a smaller building!  and 2) Potentially able to make a higher pressure engine.   But only by making the bells much heavier.

But hey, That is all a WAG and while I have an engineering background [NOT AN ENGINEER by certification].... it is more focused flight instead of launch.   (and yes that means AIRPLANE not ROCKET!)  

 

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I'm having problem with Prometheus engines. They don't generate any thrust. I have the CRP installed. Any idea what is wrong?Or4bDxF.png

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Your work is amazing Cobalt! I'm not suggesting anything! But do you plan to continue working on KH? 

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So Cobalt.   Vega Optimized?   What are you going to name the big bell 405-H2?   Illia?   :P

I figure Decker needs his girlfriend after all :)  And she won Miss India BITD.

 

 

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On 1/17/2020 at 5:53 PM, Pappystein said:

Or do you not have an ISS up in your playthrough?

Not yet. Actually, I'm thinking of starting a new one - with BARIS instead of OhScrap. 

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55 minutes ago, Darkherring said:

I'm having problem with Prometheus engines. They don't generate any thrust. I have the CRP installed. Any idea what is wrong?Or4bDxF.png

Are you using Engine Ignitor?   Cause there is an optional patch for that.  

I doubt you are using the Hypergolic Patch so my next question is what is the fuel load and what the heck is that on the side (SRM or aux tank?)

 

Lastly, and I get this looking at the picture.   Did you use the separate skirt and engine combo or did you use B9PS to switch to that engine/skirt combo?  

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