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[1.8.1] Simple Adjustable Fairings - Bringing back the KW Rocketry fairings with enhancements

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Just made a pull request to add in 0.625m and 1.875m variants of the KW Rocketry fairings.

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Thank you Blowfish for the best fairing mod in KSP! :D 

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This is sort of a long shot, but would it be feasible for a future update to have the normal and expanded fairings as switchable variants on a single part, instead of separate parts?  (Using the stock switcher ideally, or B9PartSwitch if the stock switcher isn't capable enough.)

The fairing has an attachment node on the underside of the payload attachment ring, which is a nice place to put a probe core so that the launch vehicle's upper stage can be controlled (e.g. to deorbit it) after detaching the payload.  There's also room under the payload ring for things like batteries and small monopropellant tanks.  Because of that, I'd like to save my upper stages as subassemblies that include a KW fairing and some things under its payload ring.  But since the normal and expanded fairings are separate parts, I'd need to have two versions of each upper-stage subassembly, identical except for a different fairing as the root part.  Having a single fairing part with a normal/expanded variant switcher would alleviate that.

(Without this, I tend to design upper stages that omit the fairing, and put the probe core and batteries and stuff in a cylindrical payload bay instead, which wastes that useful space under the fairing's payload ring.)

Edited by Wyzard

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@blowfish  Do you have any idea when you will be able to get this updated?  I"m planning my next streaming career (on Twitch) and would like to use this if available.

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1 hour ago, linuxgurugamer said:

@blowfish  Do you have any idea when you will be able to get this updated?  I"m planning my next streaming career (on Twitch) and would like to use this if available.

I would be interested in seeing you streaming at some point(i know it is a bit off topic )

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48 minutes ago, Lapis said:

I would be interested in seeing you streaming at some point(i know it is a bit off topic )

I stream Sunday and Monday evenings.  Sunday is playing a career, Monday is either modding, debugging or playing a game.

@blowfish Just an FYI.  I've recompiled the plugin for 1.8.1,and it seems to be working fine.  Other than changing the references, no code changes were required

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2 hours ago, linuxgurugamer said:

I stream Sunday and Monday evenings.  Sunday is playing a career, Monday is either modding, debugging or playing a game.

@blowfish Just an FYI.  I've recompiled the plugin for 1.8.1,and it seems to be working fine.  Other than changing the references, no code changes were required

Did you verify things were working more or less?  I’m away from my main dev computer right now but I already had the reference changes done so I could release.

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30 minutes ago, blowfish said:

Did you verify things were working more or less?  I’m away from my main dev computer right now but I already had the reference changes done so I could release.

Yes.  I was confused until I realized I needed to install the plugin as well as the parts folder.  

I tried several different fairings, and went through the number-of-segments on each, looked reasonable.

I did two launches, fairings popped off as expected (nice touch).

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12 hours ago, linuxgurugamer said:

Ping?

I forgot when I was waiting of course, thanks for reminding me.  Working on it now.

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11 hours ago, GoldForest said:

@blowfish Any chance for BDB fairing compatibility patch?

It's more than a compatibility patch.  For this the fairings need actual models.  I started working on stock fairings a while back but didn't really like the result so I sorta stopped.

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