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10^6 Points for the one that builds a giant crane to put something on there!

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3 minutes ago, Physics Student said:

10^6 Points for the one that builds a giant crane to put something on there!

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... I'm waiting :cool:

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2 hours ago, Physics Student said:

10^6 Points for the one that builds a giant crane to put something on there!

What about building a giant ramp to drive something up there ? :D

Might attempt it if I have time tonight :)

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Okay ... here's my entry. First I measured the roof of the VAB. Then I decided I wanted to spread the mass over a large surface area. The VAB is roughly 80x80 meters. The wider and longer my contraption, the easier to control so it wasn't much smaller than that. The design didn't need to rely on reaction wheels, rocket engines and vernors was enough.
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As you can see, the mass I landed is 1200t. Much more is possible.

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Because @Physics Student wanted a crane to put something up there, I went for this:

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... a potted plant.

 

Hey, you didn't specify what you wanted :-P


All: no copying my design. You come up with your own solution :-P :-P

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Damned , i just success with 1022T

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looks like I need a crane too..... :( at this time i cant land this in 1 pcs ;.;

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I try again when find time to do it

ps; but just have fun with it =)))))

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1 hour ago, freK said:

Damned , i just success with 1022T

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now ill have to land the mun on the pad

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3 hours ago, freK said:

Damned , i just success with 1022T

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Is this with indestructible buildings? Because in my experiences 777tons kills the VAB.

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OK, I think this one I'm going for pure eye-candy and landing my airship, the Annabel Lee, at night... just because it looks so cool!!!  

Oh, I'm using lots of mods for this, but indestructible is turned off.

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3 minutes ago, The Space Dino said:

Is this with indestructible buildings? Because in my experiences 777tons kills the VAB.

I landed mine with destructible buildings, and 1200 tons does not kill the VAB. What is the medium you're using for landing? As you can see, I'm using 12 heavy landing gear.

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2112.7 tons on the VAB!!! I used indestructible facilities, mechjeb, and many attempts that led to massive explosions before finally getting it to work with only minimal destroyed landing gear. LOL :) 

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1056 tons, no parts from mods used, MJ and KER only used to get craft data. Landing was a bit crooked, but it worked.

 

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6 hours ago, Azimech said:

I landed mine with destructible buildings, and 1200 tons does not kill the VAB. What is the medium you're using for landing? As you can see, I'm using 12 heavy landing gear.

Oh wow, I put my craft on a couple of mainsail engines, I guess I should spread out the weight (like you did) 

But with my horrid flying skills I don't have high hopes (for now)

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Good lord... What have I started :D these entries are all incredible. I'll add them all as soon as I'm able. Feeling a bit sick this last day though :/

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7 hours ago, The Space Dino said:

Is this with indestructible buildings? Because in my experiences 777tons kills the VAB.

it was with destructible building (lastest KSP version), i get some fails , but because of your previous post i pay attention of my landing speed , seem to be OK with 1.8m/s.

6m/s or more is definitively not OK

you may got some issues with flabby rocket , this make some oscillation and because of the mass of our rocket => VAB in fire...

i use a lot of struct to get my rocket rigid

 

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So far no success for me yet but I have a workable design, just that my flying skills aren't good enough. I also have another 1k ton design, but it has yet to reach the VAB...

Tip for heavy designs, landing gear is effective at protecting the VAB. Btw is there anything different from the VAB in 1.3 as I'm running on 1.0.5

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14 minutes ago, The Space Dino said:

So far no success for me yet but I have a workable design, just that my flying skills aren't good enough. I also have another 1k ton design, but it has yet to reach the VAB...

Tip for heavy designs, landing gear is effective at protecting the VAB. Btw is there anything different from the VAB in 1.3 as I'm running on 1.0.5

Between 1.0.5 and 1.3 ... they've redecorated the bathrooms, installed new plumping and replaced the bathroom's plaster/cardboard roof with a steel one after too many engineers used the toilets as personal launch facilities. Other than that, I don't think so.

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My first VTOL is a conversion of my most reliable aircraft. Landing this plane on the VAB is one of the most terrifying things I've ever done in KSP. Nearly ran out of monopropellant too.

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1 hour ago, Spoo Hunter said:

My first VTOL is a conversion of my most reliable aircraft. Landing this plane on the VAB is one of the most terrifying things I've ever done in KSP. Nearly ran out of monopropellant too.

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(100% stock and destructible buildings)

Making a 1000 ton craft that is controllable with my horrid flying skills land on top of the VAB without obliterating it is the hard part for me...

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4 minutes ago, momo219 said:

I made ν Gundam with stock parts

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Welcome to the forum! And what a great entry!

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So I decided to go a slightly different route. I thought it might be worth a few extra points if I were to land a conventional plane on the VAB roof; in other words, one that is not a VTOL in any form. After several different design attempts, this was the largest traditional plane I was able to make that I could land on top of the VAB. It weighs 41.63 tonnes and took me a few tries to finally stick the landing. As you can see, I had to use up the whole pad, but she's on there!

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Cheers!

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Damn. I'm going on holiday, and I'll have to miss this one. :(

(The reason I'm sounding so negative about holidays is I'm going to a place with great beaches, and the forecast is predicting 7 metric tons of constant rain, all week.)

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