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Contract Pack: Giving Aircraft a Purpose (GAP) 1.2.9 Air Flights, Tours, Coast Guard, STS [Oct 28, 2016]

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Ok folks, I have the time, energy and focus. I'm actively working on GAP 1.3 now.  Feel free post/repost any and all bugs you've encountered while playing in KSP 1.3. I want to go squishing.  Please post your bug reports here: https://github.com/inigmatus/GAP/issues

Please check other issues first before posting, as your issue may have already been reported.  I'll be going back over this thread in the next day or to to glean what bugs I can.  I want 1.3 to be bug-free.

On 8/25/2017 at 7:25 AM, The Mechanic said:

First of all, this is a great contract pack.

However, I had an issue with the first barnstorming contract. Whenever I accepted it, it would automatically fail on launch. Since I didn't find anything about anyone else having this issue before I did some digging through the log and managed to track down the cause.


[LOG 12:25:35.936] [INFO] ContractConfigurator.FacilityRequirement: Contract Wright-Barnstorm: requirement Facility was not met.

In the file for the contract (Wright-Barnstorm.cfg), it said this in the relevant section for the facility requirement:


	REQUIREMENT
	{
		name = Facility
		type = Facility
		
		facility = ResearchAndDevelopment		
		minLevel = 3
		
		invertRequirement = true
		
	}

I'm not sure what this is supposed to do but it doesn't say anything in the contract text about the level of the R&D facility. Mine was still level 1 and it's an early contract so a level 3 facility requirement doesn't really make sense? I assume "invertRequirement = true" should turn this into any level but level 3? I changed this to:


	REQUIREMENT
	{
		name = Facility
		type = Facility
		
		facility = ResearchAndDevelopment		
		minLevel = 1

		// invertRequirement = true
		
	}

This stopped the contract from automatically failing on launch the next time I attempted it.

Submitted: https://github.com/inigmatus/GAP/issues/204

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46 minutes ago, MatterBeam said:

No support for RSS: is this a final decision?

Unfortunately no support for RSS. Too complicated on my end to both develop and maintain support for it. I am however more than open to someone else going through all GAP contracts and making it work with RSS.

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On 12/12/2016 at 3:25 PM, fast_de_la_speed said:

Great pack, it really helps in the beginning of any career, but I have a question. Why do the contracts never go away? How come they are infinitely repeatable? I must have barnstormed Jeb's shed around 20 times now. It's great for getting lots of reputation, but I still want to know why they never dissapear.

They are farming contracts. Pardon the pun. Barn, farm? Get it?

The whole idea of GAP was for me to make money, science, and reputation, so I could progress my career the way I wanted to. And besides it filled a gap in no stock contracts regarding aircraft.  I could come up with additional barns, locations, etc... but in all honesty, GAP was only meant as a proof-of-concept mod, meant to inspire others more dedicated than I, and not for any serious updating. Heh. Maybe that's why I shelved it for the past year. Anyways, I have a hankering to play a career game in KSP 1.3.1, so I better squish some bugs so I can enjoy it.  o7

To  be honest, I sorta hoped Squad would have adopted the ideas GAP offered into Stock so I wouldn't have to maintain it. heh. Ah well.  

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On 7/27/2017 at 10:04 AM, goldenpeach said:

When I try to build the craft for the first glider/airplane contract, the mod doesn't seem to detect the wing(the one given by purchasing it from the starting contracts) I'm using for it.

 

Is it a known problem?

I can't duplicate this in  KSP 1.3 and the latest released version of CC.

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Creating a new youtube series feature GAP, and hunting for bugs. :)

 

 

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How 'bout some record setting contracts. i.e. speed, duration, and distance contracts and records. Manned and unmanned. ICE/Electric Prop, Jet, Glider , Etc... Examples.

Set a new kerbal speed record for a prop or jet aircraft (maintain level and speed for 10 seconds)

Set a new duration record. Longest flight with gas engine, electric engine, jet engine, glider.

Set a new distance record, maybe even circumnavigate kerbin non-stop!

All this said, it really feels like we need recommended/supported aircraft parts pack for this mod. KAX?

 

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On 9/19/2017 at 3:26 PM, g00bd0g said:

How 'bout some record setting contracts. i.e. speed, duration, and distance contracts and records. Manned and unmanned. ICE/Electric Prop, Jet, Glider , Etc... Examples.

Set a new kerbal speed record for a prop or jet aircraft (maintain level and speed for 10 seconds)

Set a new duration record. Longest flight with gas engine, electric engine, jet engine, glider.

Set a new distance record, maybe even circumnavigate kerbin non-stop!

All this said, it really feels like we need recommended/supported aircraft parts pack for this mod. KAX?

 

Yes.

I don't have the faintest idea of the difficulty required to create contracts like those, but varied record-setting contracts would be a cool addition indeed.

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On 7/27/2017 at 6:04 PM, goldenpeach said:

When I try to build the craft for the first glider/airplane contract, the mod doesn't seem to detect the wing(the one given by purchasing it from the starting contracts) I'm using for it.

 

Is it a known problem?

Trying to use GAP 1.2.9 in KSP 1.3.0 and having this problem. No wings are detected as begin part of the Aero group.  It seems to be a mod incompatibly problem but i am having trouble narrowing down the culprit.

 

Just in case somebody has an idea what might be causing this here is a list of my Gamedata.

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d-----        2.7.2017.     13:27                CryoTanks
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d-----       13.7.2017.     22:49                CustomAsteroids
d-----        2.7.2017.     14:34                CustomBarnKit
d-----        2.7.2017.     13:27                DeployableEngines
d-----        9.7.2017.     17:58                DistantObject
d-----        2.7.2017.     14:26                DMagicOrbitalScience
d-----       14.7.2017.     13:03                DMagicScienceAnimate
d-----        2.7.2017.     14:27                DMagicUtilities
d-----        2.7.2017.     13:27                DynamicBatteryStorage
d-----        2.7.2017.     21:19                EasyBoard
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d-----        2.7.2017.     15:04                JoolianDiscovery
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d-----        3.7.2017.     13:04                Jso
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Posted (edited)

@inigma:

 

I can't duplicate this in  KSP 1.3 and the latest released version of CC.

I've got this problem too. In my case this was AtmosfereAutopilot incompartability (Issue #202 on Github), I guess, in @Vrana case there is something similar - one of the mod has changed PartModules to something not included in contract checks.

 

 

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In a way I think in stock contracts, the 'Focused observation in flight around Kerbin' kind of contracts are made for airplanes because adjusting the course of a rocket during take off has always been difficult for me.  The first missions objectives are not far from KSC after all, sending a small level 1 aircraft with a few science instruments should do the trick. Never tried yet though.

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How we spend time while waiting for mod update:

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and v.2 - without chute:
 

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I've run into a slight delay to my playthrough... apparently there aren't any updated mods that give me propellers that I can tweak small enough to fit to make this: 

https://i.imgur.com/SESYoXm.png

but I did find that KAX parts still do work. just out of date.  not sure if i can recommend KAX still as part of the GAP update though. :(  If anyone has an updated propeller mod that will make the above pic doable, let me know.

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7 minutes ago, inigma said:

 If anyone has an updated propeller mod that will make the above pic doable, let me know.

What's so special in this build? Maybe Airplane Plus

will fit?

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11 minutes ago, Warro said:

What's so special in this build? Maybe Airplane Plus

will fit?

tried. tweakscale only drops it down to a minimal level but no further. engines still too big.

 

edit: nevermind. its working now with Airplane Plus.

SEVoNhn.jpg

 

ok... time for another episode. :D

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Airplane Plus with Tweakscale. its working now for my Wright Flyer. :) 

6EmzMho.png

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10 minutes ago, inigma said:

KAX is being continued

Hi all  KAX will indeed return very shortly to full operation and advancement, no more cobwebs, dusting done, just finishing the carpets :)

@inigma re special requirements , very open to requests should no item presently be suitable for your purpose (ref tiny)

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