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K.S.P Fastest Runway Speed

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https://youtu.be/i8bm3Qs2-xs

Challenge Achieve the fastest land speed on the K.S.P Runway.

Finishing line is the very end of the runway.

Rules:

Must provide either Screenshot or Video evidence of Speed

No Mods,Base game parts only

Enjoy

Leaderboard will be updated daily.

Can be uncrewed if you wish.

Stopping is not something to take into consideration :)

Staged parts is ok.

Passing as schrapnel dosent count :(

A few Atempts I made https://youtu.be/CtGzjU7O1gA

Current Highest :

TewPie 1208.6 ms B):0.0:

ElMenduko 1143.2ms

RCgothic 1092ms

Unionpacific 925 ms

RocX 900 ms

StarWhip 826 ms

Major Gosnell 396 ms

PAAAD 152ms

Edited by MajorGosnell

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Does it need to be crewed? Do you have to stop? Can you discard parts on the way? Do you have to stay in contact with the ground the whole way? Does passing the finish line as a supersonic cloud of shrapnel count?

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No modded parts used, Kerbal Engineer Redux and Kerbal Alarm Clock are only mods installed.

KSP1_zpshpqvpvl6.jpg

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video from old challenge, only with bill kerman. with more fuel by the end of runway speeds could be greater

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The JET TRAIN!!!!

(After parking at administration building will be the speed record run(3:19))

122 m/s

I'll try to get a vid to very end of runway, but that was SO VERY CLOSE!!!!!

It stopped accelerating at that speed anyways...

Edited by Spacetraindriver

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YES! YES! After more than half an hour of tweaking I did it!

906.5m/s (Mach 2.51)

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I started with a thing similar to tewpie's (because the space shuttle engine is the best TWR... Heck, it's the best for everything!). I tried different nosecones and tail booms, but I concluded a fairing was the best option. Then I decided that instead of using an RGU I could reduce weight by putting an OKTO 2 inside the fairing.

The hardest part was getting the perfect screenshot, and fine-tuning the fuel. I only wasted 1 unit of fuel!

EDIT: Having trouble embedding the album. How do I do it? Here's the link: http://imgur.com/a/6Ci76

EDIT 2: Fixed!

Edited by ElMenduko

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According to the crash results, highest speed was [B]925 m/s[/B]. There was no time for screenshots except before and after.
Before:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/IPx3yHg.png[/img]
After:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/SZ2fcew.png[/img]

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[quote name='UnionPacific1983WP']According to the crash results, highest speed was [B]925 m/s[/B]....[/QUOTE]

That's just your highest surface speed, it keeps counting even if you're airborne.

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[quote name='MajorGosnell']Elmenduko leads the race.[/QUOTE]

Yay! Bashing my F1 key was worth it!

I was worried UnionPacific might have broken my record, but then I saw it wasn't a screenshot. To be honest, the only way I could think of that someone could break my record is by using exactly 1 less unit of fuel, which is really hard to do. If you put 0.1 less fuel than needed, I think drag would slow you down greatly.

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[quote name='ElMenduko'] To be honest, the only way I could think of that someone could break my record is by using exactly 1 less unit of fuel, which is really hard to do. If you put 0.1 less fuel than needed, I think drag would slow you down greatly.[/QUOTE]

Challenge Accepted :sticktongue:

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To make speed measurements easier I used a second drone - a wall! Thus, the end of the runway becomes a crash and thus decelerates - and as a result top speed on the flight record is crash speed. Moving it back and forth between revisions (I step back to a quicksave to reconstruct the wall).

So, my Dragracer managed 565 m/s... (and detonated due to breaks once). MJ for TWR and Acceleration measurement.

[URL]http://imgur.com/a/M9BfA[/URL]

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Same as my original design, with a twist and better screenshots ;)

[imgur]5jnC7[/imgur]

[s]916.4[/s] 939.0 m/s Edited by tewpie
Even better speed

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Smashed it. 1010.5 m/s

[URL="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rcgothic/media/2015-11-16_00004_zpskcsmgbwz.jpg.html"][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/rcgothic/2015-11-16_00004_zpskcsmgbwz.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[URL="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rcgothic/media/2015-11-16_00003_zpsrdw98ebt.jpg.html"][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/rcgothic/2015-11-16_00003_zpsrdw98ebt.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
That's a crash into the final light, so it's exactly at the end of the runway. Edited by RCgothic

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[quote name='tewpie']Same as my original design, with a twist and better screenshots ;)

[URL]http://imgur.com/a/5jnC7[/URL]

[s]916.4[/s] 939.0 m/s[/QUOTE]

Oh I didn't know you could start at that point, where the concrete itself starts. I started where the craft spawned.

[quote name='RCgothic']Smashed it. 1010.5 m/s

[URL]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/rcgothic/2015-11-16_00004_zpskcsmgbwz.jpg[/URL]
[URL]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/rcgothic/2015-11-16_00003_zpsrdw98ebt.jpg[/URL]
That's a crash into the final light, so it's exactly at the end of the runway.[/QUOTE]

So we're going multi-engine, huh? Okay, okay!

Also, your run had 2 extra meters. One from the distance of the light to the concrete, the other one because you went diagonally (I assume):

sqrt((2500m^2)+(70m^2))=2500,98m

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[B]That's it, gentlemen! This is war![/B]​

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I started from well after the start of the runway though if we're being that picky. Edited by RCgothic

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Looks like mine remains the only craft entered to be capable of sustained flight. I'll count that as a win. (That one actually took me to the small desert WSW of the KSC. The short way admittedly, but still.)

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I think this was an even better run, but the screenshot wasn't perfectly timed:

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rcgothic/media/2015-11-16_00017_zpsy1qaxcso.jpg.html][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/rcgothic/2015-11-16_00017_zpsy1qaxcso.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

1009.1 m/s

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Here's the craft:

[IMG]https://i.gyazo.com/1f5cf8b3b53cc2b6908860447f909634.png[/IMG]

Here's the attempt:

[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Draconiator/Draerospace/DragRacing_zpsdvmnxlnj.jpg[/IMG]

And I tried it again with parachutes on it to try and save it afterwards:

[IMG]https://i.gyazo.com/2319ecb6bdc0e7fb9007f60ab66c1080.png[/IMG]

After it leaves the end of the runway it violently flips over and uses the rest of the propellant to slow down. so.

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I managed to squeeze an extra 1m/s out of it by adding a ridiculous quantity of engines. (>100 sepratrons?) , but I think this is the best I can do:

[URL="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/rcgothic/media/2015-11-16_00022_zpsv4ynrsch.jpg.html"][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/rcgothic/2015-11-16_00022_zpsv4ynrsch.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
1010.1m/s

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