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[1.7.x] Kerbal Foundries -- Continued - Tracks, Wheels, and Gear

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:52 PM, Shadowmage said:

Did you set the motor reverse settings appropriately for each side?

By default when using symmetry the motor for one side will be automatically inverted.  If placed separately (not using symmetry), they will both use the same motor direction (which is relative to the part), and one of the sets of wheels will be spinning backwards.  Generally though this should be much more visible when driving, as you would just spin in place.

Just trying to eliminate the simple/obvious before getting into more in-depth diagnostics.

Motor was reversed the way it should be. instead of neutral traverse it acts almost like regenerative steering, in which the entire vehicle moves forwrad but one track moves much slower than the other.

Edited by /not/pol/

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I just tried this mod for the first time and my goodness, It's incredible. this is the kind of mod that makes you think "this is how it needs to be on stock". Well done indeed Shadowmage, your work is very much appreciated!

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On 8/10/2019 at 4:04 PM, jokamo said:

I just tried this mod for the first time and my goodness, It's incredible. this is the kind of mod that makes you think "this is how it needs to be on stock". Well done indeed Shadowmage, your work is very much appreciated!

Glad you are enjoying it.  To be fair, I cannot take all of the credit -- the original models and textures are all from other authors ( @lo-fi, @Gaalidas, @TiktaalikDreaming ).  I'll gladly take credit for the plugin work though (the physics of how these wheels work), as that was my end of the fun :)

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Yeah Kerbal Foundries is a required mod. Only wheels/tracks I use besides these are the Buffalo Grizzly wheels.

Shadowmage, did you change how much that medium wheel I like supports? I saw that it was set to 16 in my install, but not sure if my edited config is still present and doing that.

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15 hours ago, vossiewulf said:

Shadowmage, did you change how much that medium wheel I like supports?

Not that I can think of, certainly not recently.

If you do have suggestions for the default max load/speed/torque values for parts at their default scales, feel free to post it up to a github ticket.  Need to do/finish a balance pass on everything at this point anyway.

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I am having an issue when docking a rover in a cargo bay. There is a docking port on the base of the rover and on the floor of the bay. When the docking ports connect, all 4 tracks on the rover break and report that they are 'overstressed'.

The docking force is set to the minimum level on both ports. 

I am using the KF Medium Tracks.

Edited by Whizzkid

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hopefully a quick question @Shadowmage Can I use Kerbal Wheels without the Textures Unlimited mod? I know it's not listed as a dependency but the fact that it's bundled in on github makes me think otherwise

Thanks :)

*edit: Nevermind, just saw your post a few pages back. 

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16 hours ago, Whizzkid said:

I am having an issue when docking a rover in a cargo bay. There is a docking port on the base of the rover and on the floor of the bay. When the docking ports connect, all 4 tracks on the rover break and report that they are 'overstressed'.

The docking force is set to the minimum level on both ports. 

I am using the KF Medium Tracks.

Is this a craft file that you could share? (or files I suppose as it involves multiple craft)  Preferably stock + KF parts only?

I've had a few reports of oddities with cargo bays before, but I've never been able to reproduce them; I've also never had someone be able to provide me a craft that had the issues though, and my designs likely don't hit the same problems.

 

One thing of note -- KSPWheel always has the equivalent of 'same vessel interaction' enabled, so ideally, when the rover is 'docked' you want the tracks to be fully suspended / in the air, and unable to touch any other part of the craft.  Otherwise, the tracks will push on the craft itself, which could easily cause breaking problems if the joint on the docking port was stronger than the suspension's max load value.

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3 hours ago, jokamo said:

Can I use Kerbal Wheels without the Textures Unlimited mod?

You can continue to use the older releases if you don't want TexturesUnlimited.  They will not be receiving any continued support or updates, but they should work for the foreseeable future; they should even continue to work with updated versions of the KSPWheel plugin.

All future releases will have TexturesUnlimited as a required dependency.

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I do appear to have a problem: 

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The bogies are jammed.

Edited by EnderKid2

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8 hours ago, EnderKid2 said:

The bogies are jammed.

The models were not created with the ability to have bogey movement on that axis.  Not something that I can solve without redoing the entire model (and plugin).

Long story:  Those are AdustableLandingGear models, created by @BahamutoD many years back.  When they got merged in with KF, I took the existing models and textures, and wrote a new plugin to make them work with modern KSP.  At no point have I attempted to 'fix' any of the issues with the original models, nor do I have any such intentions for the future.  Not my models to fix.

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Huh, I could've sworn the bogies worked in a previous kerbalfoundies version a while back... Ah well, the "adjustable" part works, and that's what I was really looking for.

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