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Katyusha Rocket Launcher Truck (with free pivoting stock ball-joint hinge)


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Katyusha Rocket Launcher Truck


KerbalX Craft File Here


I've had this idea for a long time about connecting a lot SAS controllers and a claw in some manner in order to create some sort of stock hinge. I've finally gotten this setup to work nice and smooth. A grip of different wheels act as a nice cushy bearing housing for the weapons cylinder. 


In the above GIF you can see the setup process. Stage once to activate fuel cells and separate the craft, the cylinder separates from the bottom while the weapons rack separates and then re-attaches at the top ultimately creating two separate crafts. After setup, control from the probe core at the front to take proper control of the weapons rack. Make sure SAS is on or you'll have no control!


As a unique feature, you can toggle the "Free Pivot" option on the claw in order to take advantage of free motion as the above GIF shows. You can do this with the rockets loaded, but it is more of a balancing act. The Ore Tanks at the front of the rack act as a counterweight and can be dumped by pressing 2 when necessary.


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On 5/20/2017 at 8:24 AM, The Moose In Your House said:

I like the craft but how did you make those gifs?

I edited the GIF to be the length and content I wanted with Sony Vegas (though any editor will work) and then I used my favorite site, EzGIF to convert a video into a GIF. The kicker is optimizing the GIF so it's closer to 10 or 20MB instead of like 60MB+


Hope that helps!

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