DeltaDizzy

The Physics Conundrum, or I hate Fairings

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The Physics Conundrum, or I hate 1.0 Aerodynamics

So, I was doing the scenic route challenge, you remember, right?

*FLASHBACK INITIATING*

Today I rage quit. Here's a recap.

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Scenic view challenge attempt 2

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going up

*FOOTAGE MISSING* (99% of payload outside fairing, leansing at 85 degrees)

Why you little [REDACTED] [REDACTED] impossible unless autostrut [REDACTED].

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That's what I get for using SpaceY.

Try again tomorrow with a smaller rocket.

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Might want to try Kerbal Joint Reinforcement instead of auto strut. I've also had good luck with putting a probe core below the payload, the choosing "control from here" prior to launch.  Good luck!

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Here's a mild(extreme emphasis on mild) example.

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So I'd need to strut to the fairing itself.

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> So I'd need to strut to the fairing itself.

that's exactly the solution for this problem!

it's kinda tricky to be done though - if you are interested, you can find a howto for this on youtube : Link

the trick is to aim the strut *trough* the fairing to a part of your rocket that is far enough away from the struts origin so that the fairing changes from transparent to opaque when you place the far-end of the strut - in this case, the strut will end at the fairing instead of the distant part (it gets clearer in the video).

the remaining struts on your vehicle after jettisoning the fairing are looking weird, i solved this by strutting to a launch escape system on top of my vessel that gets discarded after launch.

in the meantime, this would not be necessary anymore for my current save game (i was forced to use joint reinforcement as a workaround for my exploding-as-soon-as-coming-into-physics-range bases), but i still use this solution as i think it's a realistic one.

works with vanilla fairings, did not test with fairings from mods though.

hth, mafs!

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