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Ignacio Urteaga

Floating part to be recovered

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I have taken a contract to recover a Kerbal and her debris landed at Minmus.

The Kerbal was landed. I landed nearby and was able to take her into de cockpit without problems.

BUT...

The part to be recovered is hovering 4.1 km over the surface of Minmus.

I have tried to fly nearby with a Kerbal and when I pass close enough the part remembers that it is flying and begin to fall to the surface where it crashes. (I hate it)

I am not glad with the idea of some sort of "in the air" rescue

It strikes me as some sort of bug. The part was suposed to be LANDED.

Any sugestions?

Thank you very much!

Ignacio

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Thank you very much!

I was able to find a workaround.

1. The bug has relationship with terrain height. The part was at 4.1 Km over the terrain and the terrain was at 4.1 Km over "sea" level.

2. Go to the space center

3. Fly the part to be recovered. It falls.

4. Return to the space center before it impact the terrain

5. Repeat 3 and 4 until the part is almost on the terrain, then let it ground at low speed (1 to 3 m/s)

By the way, the part inside a 3.5 m cargo bay escapes in time warp.

My quick fix was to attach a CCR2 connector to the part and connect the connector to a waiting CCR2 connector within the cargo bay.

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Freshmeat    264

It is a bug, I have experienced it myself in slightly different circumstances. My advice would be to mark it as completed in the debug menu.

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Spricigo    437

 

Its a know bug for which the typical advice is either "use debug menu  to complete" or "use debug menu to hack gravity and let it land softly".

Since you figure out a work around that don't requires the use of debug It may be util for those people unwilling to use of debug menu. Good job. I suggest to mark your post as correct answer (click the grey check mark to turn it green), it helps people offering and seeking help.

 

 

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PrathamK    6

I just accepted one Rescue mission, on minimus, Kefbal is on EVA, Landed, near craft, Landed. Thanks guys for prewarnings of bug.

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