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The "You know you're playing a lot of KSP when..." thread

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54 minutes ago, Navy2k said:

I suggest "MechJeb and Engineer for all" mod :wink:

No! Why would I want to lose the excitement of calculating delta-V and Hohmann transfers on the fly?

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We predicting future of America based on what happened to Ancient Rome. My social studies teacher asked me what "zenith" means. I defined it as the side of a spacecraft facing away from the orbited body. Then she asked for the other definition. I said it was the opposite of nadir on a ship. I may play to much ksp...

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On 6/8/2016 at 9:59 AM, offtheball said:

When you're driving and wondering what the dv of your car is.

I've actually tried to calculate that.  I went with the number of accelerations to ~67mph, to get me even sets of 30m/s as a yardstick when trying to explain it, with the idea being to get hold of the engine torque per unit gas, convert that to force on the road, and integrate a function of that vs the changing mass of the little 13 gallon tank over the time it'd take to burn it all (requiring I figure out the fuel injector specs/behaviour) to get total acceleration on a flat plane in a vacuum, but the numbers proved too annoying to be worth my while.

Though now I wonder how much delta-v I could get hucking my burning fuel out a rocket nozzle on the back instead.  I'm sure gas-of-the-line doesn't exactly get the best Isp.

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On 20 de maio de 2013 at 3:51 PM, CalculusWarrior said:

...when you identify with every one of these!

Perfect!

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22 hours ago, Archgeek said:

I've actually tried to calculate that.  I went with the number of accelerations to ~67mph, to get me even sets of 30m/s as a yardstick when trying to explain it, with the idea being to get hold of the engine torque per unit gas, convert that to force on the road, and integrate a function of that vs the changing mass of the little 13 gallon tank over the time it'd take to burn it all (requiring I figure out the fuel injector specs/behaviour) to get total acceleration on a flat plane in a vacuum, but the numbers proved too annoying to be worth my while.

Though now I wonder how much delta-v I could get hucking my burning fuel out a rocket nozzle on the back instead.  I'm sure gas-of-the-line doesn't exactly get the best Isp.

What about road friction?

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2 hours ago, blorgon said:

What about road friction?

Road friction's your friend -- it's how that torque becomees acceleration.  You mean rolling resistance, and I'm not even sure where to find that.  Granted it comes into play at speed, once you're just holding cruising speed against the wind and wheel bearings wheel stickiness becomes a slight loss, but I'd probably ignore it along with air resistance and just proclaim my result as the theoretical max.  After all, I'm after the equivalent of engine vacuum dv.

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On 6/1/2016 at 5:37 AM, Fluburtur said:

When you have no problem converting speeds into meters per second.

That actually helps

I do this....

I also always talk in m/s instead of mph like I used to

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When your friends hear the word "KSP" come out of your mouth, and their eyes immediately just glaze over and they nod and say "yeah, yeah" every time you say something.

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When you switch on the gas hob to cook dinner and you realise it sounds just like your Mun lander.

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When you wish televised or livestreamed launches would kindly put things m/s so you could have a better feel for what's going on, or mention stuff like delta-v to orbit or engine Isp more often.

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When you're starting to have an actual problem with space debris. Last night a piece of debris zoomed past a ship in orbit at a distance of just 10km at what looked like a relative velocity of several km/s. 10km might not sound close, but it feels extremely close at those velocities, and it only takes a tiny nudge to make it collide on the next pass. I really need to start cleaning up my debris. :confused:

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On 6/8/2016 at 9:59 AM, offtheball said:

When you're driving and wondering what the dv of your car is.

Not sure about you, but in space (let's pretend the engine somehow has air), I get less than a meter per hour. :P

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When you still keep on playing after the game CTD every hour, and the loading takes 15 minutes with all the installed mods...

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When you skip reading the NOAA area weather discussion to have an extra minute in KSP (only applies to weather nerds/addicts though).

 

When someone calls your name and you think "not here, he's out gathering science."

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When you close your eyes at night and see small docking ports...

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When you see Elon Musk's tweet about the unplanned rapid disassembly and immediately thought about KSP.

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When you occasionally dream about KSP. I had a quite creepy dream last night, I dreamt I forgot I had left timewarp on and did other stuff in the meantime, when I came back it had been on full timewarp for a long time. The ship had left the Kerbol system and reached some hellish looking planet with some random name, gave me the creeps. It was all black with a heavily cratered surface and a fiery looking atmosphere. I think I may have to cut back on KSP.:mellow:

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1 hour ago, limeyptwo said:

When you leave KSP on in another desktop so you can hear the VAB music.

There's this thing called youtube...:P

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