Fluburtur

The Kerbin submarine circumnavigation challenge

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I'm going to have to build a new sub...

To go anywhere far, I have to start eating into my ballast with onboard refineries.

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You can do that but your sub with turn into a boat over time and you will have to refuel the ore and you're gonna have a bad time doing that.

But well, I should stop to tell everyone how to build subs, im sure there are far better desings than me.

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Flrubtur, wouldn't this be less tedious if we could do the se route required for a water Elcano on Kerbin? That would make a little sense, and while your have to cross land at least once, it gives the ability to refuel on said land

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[quote name='Fluburtur']also there is no ore underwater so you should put those drills and converter aside and do refuelings like me. [/QUOTE]

Ahem.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/DbQp3HN.png[/img]

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@SpaceplaneAddict like I said in the first post, you can submit alternate routes and I could modify the land rule for this one. I could add awards like "speed boat" for your suggestion and "grand tour" for the path im going for.

@Azimech you got me there but you are a little close to the land. I think someone posted a bit of the ressource file of the Ocean where it says there is 0 ore.

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Spam the ore tanks and make sure they are full. It may takes a lot of try to get something that works but my sub is basically just a bunch of ore tanks with some fuel and 4 engines on the back and some wings to control it.

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thats it since i built a sub/boat last time im gonna try to do a circumvention with 66 kerbals on board that means its time to build a re-fuel monster for my 768 ton sub. is it ok if i use mark IV parts for the re-fueler for my Sub?

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Absolutely, you can refuel however you want as long as it's not cheating. Want to drill an asteroid and then send a refuel pod? That's ok.

You make me think that I should add "number of kerbals on the ride" in the award/scoring system :sticktongue:


EDIT: I changed the rules a bit, they should be more clear now. Edited by Fluburtur

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ok thanks anyway meet Gargantua refuel-er.
SPECS:
can house upto 16 crew
holds upto 30,561 units of fuel
top speed : NO DATA
WEIGHT: 250.3 tons (a lot lighter than his 768.4 ton brother)

USING mkIV parts Mod pack including big engine inter-coolers and intakes to make the Goliath engines become more efficient with its fuel usage


[IMG]https://i.gyazo.com/a91be160e3870eae4b101e5b917e3591.png[/IMG] Edited by Lego8_bit

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Thank you, I entered you in the scoreboard (well not yet scoreboard since no one completed the challenge) as a lighter than water submarine, please correct me if it's not the case.
[SIZE=5]
Ladies and gentlekerbs, our first participant![/SIZE]

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Ok i got my 2 crafts ready for RE_SUBMISSION!

GARGANTUA REFUEL-ER BOAT!

sZLbF7w.png  REFULER

 

HEAVY PASSENGER SUBMARINE

P3fHDPq.png MAIN SUBMARINE!

 

the Refuel-er does approximately 127.3 knots 

the sub does 78 knots (ON SURFACE) 35-19 Knots (UNDERWATER) and has an underwater range of 50KM per refuel.

Edited by Lego8_bit
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Seems legit, looks like something @Triop would like.

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Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, Fraston said:

Seems legit, looks like something @Triop would like.

Don't tempt me . . . I'd love to do some kind of "Red October" adventure. ^_^

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Posted (edited)

Well...  kudos to anyone who would be insane enough to do it!  ...for me, I'd have a hard time flying that route at Mach 2+ much less crawling it underwater.  Will put a follow on the thread though as I'm curious to see if anyone would be crazy enough to actually do it and document the progress. 

Years ago I recall hearing rumor of some folks who actually made attempts at playing Silent Hunter 3 in 1x time.  I also recall hearing they had their PCs locked up for months while sailing to/from patrol zones in the north Atlantic.  ...and of course, me thinking they were totally nuts!!

OH wait... AHhhhh!!!   Necro Thread!   Yeah, that's about as far as I expect it would've got in 3 years time.

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@XLjedi, I'm still at it. It shall be done :)

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On 10/9/2018 at 1:01 AM, XLjedi said:

Well...  kudos to anyone who would be insane enough to do it!

Well, I'm not insane, I'd love to do it, but I guess it's really boring, no story to add, just straight KM's under water.

But I might be wrong . . . :ph34r:

Try this for insanity :cool:

 

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I'm going to do this in amphibious mining submarine mode, but I'm going to make KRPC drive the route.

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I forgot to link my results here. Still a long way to go, but we're getting there!

 

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Hmm... circumnavigating Kerbin in a submarine? -Challenge Accepted-

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