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[1.7.x] Tundra Exploration - v1.4.1 (April 18th) - (Re)Stockalike SpaceX Falcon 9, Dragon V2 and Starship!

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2 hours ago, Bottle Rocketeer 500 said:

@damonvvAlso, my CST-100 is completely modelled!

 

Very nice, but tag me in your own thread next time :wink: 

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I don't think I could have landed this any closer to the VAB if I had tried. Judged my landing a bit long and just skimmed the roof of the VAB

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3 minutes ago, Chimer4 said:

I don't think I could have landed this any closer to the VAB if I had tried. Judged my landing a bit long and just skimmed the roof of the VAB

 

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Holy smokes man! Nice landing!

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2 hours ago, Chimer4 said:

I don't think I could have landed this any closer to the VAB if I had tried. Judged my landing a bit long and just skimmed the roof of the VAB

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@Chimer4Cool! Assuming that's a practice rig, I made similar designs just to figure out how to land the F G9

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1 hour ago, Bottle Rocketeer 500 said:

@Chimer4Cool! Assuming that's a practice rig, I made similar designs just to figure out how to land the F G9

@Chimer4 No I think that's one of the side boosters from a Ghidorah Heavy :wink::D 

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@damonvv @Bottle Rocketeer 500 yep it was a gidorah heavy side booster doing an RTLS. I was aiming for in front of the VAB but ended up in that corner instead. You can see in FMRS the other booster is landed, the core is waiting to be landed, and the second stage is on its way

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1 hour ago, Chimer4 said:

@damonvv @Bottle Rocketeer 500 yep it was a gidorah heavy side booster doing an RTLS. I was aiming for in front of the VAB but ended up in that corner instead. You can see in FMRS the other booster is landed, the core is waiting to be landed, and the second stage is on its way

Not sure if you knew, but if you open the Trajectories, you can activate the in-flight trajectory and you'll see exactly where you will land. That's one way I do my RTLS and ASDS
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26 minutes ago, damonvv said:

Not sure if you knew, but if you open the Trajectories, you can activate the in-flight trajectory and you'll see exactly where you will land. That's one way I do my RTLS and ASDS

Yeah that's what I was doing, I was on target for the launch pad but as I was getting closer it drifted westwards for some reason (the trajectories marker was actually in the roof of the VAB in my picture). 

It was quite a heart pounding landing. I came so close to the roof of the VAB that if I had my legs out at the time they would have clipped it :confused:

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Trying to balance the textures a bit, first pic is a different time of day to try to see through it :) 

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1 = Black interstage, more dirty first stage texture
2 = Dark gray interstage, lighter dirty first stage
3 = Dark gray interstage, more dirty first stage texture

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1 hour ago, damonvv said:

Trying to balance the textures a bit, first pic is a different time of day to try to see through it :) 

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1 = Black interstage, more dirty first stage texture
2 = Dark gray interstage, lighter dirty first stage
3 = Dark gray interstage, more dirty first stage texture

I like 1

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1 hour ago, damonvv said:

Trying to balance the textures a bit, first pic is a different time of day to try to see through it :) 

1 = Black interstage, more dirty first stage texture
2 = Dark gray interstage, lighter dirty first stage
3 = Dark gray interstage, more dirty first stage texture

Are those for reused stages? I prefer the more dirty option. IMO it would be better to try and colour match the interstage with the black legs from KRE, chances are that anyone who uses this mod will also be using KRE

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14 minutes ago, Chimer4 said:

Are those for reused stages? I prefer the more dirty option. IMO it would be better to try and colour match the interstage with the black legs from KRE, chances are that anyone who uses this mod will also be using KRE

Yeah good point. Still trying some more configurations

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I think it depends on what look you are going for... a more realistic look, or a stockalike...
IMHO, 1 is closer to a realistic look... 2 and 3, are totally stockalike to me... I would prefer my SpaceX parts to LOOK like SpaceX parts, and not just blend in, to the stock and plethora of stockalike modded parts that are out there...

But thats just MY opinion... It all depends on what YOU think @damonvv , and what look/marketshare of users, that you are wanting to target...

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7 minutes ago, Stone Blue said:

I think it depends on what look you are going for... a more realistic look, or a stockalike...
IMHO, 1 is closer to a realistic look... 2 and 3, are totally stockalike to me... I would prefer my SpaceX parts to LOOK like SpaceX parts, and not just blend in, to the stock and plethora of stockalike modded parts that are out there...

But thats just MY opinion... It all depends on what YOU think @damonvv , and what look/marketshare of users, that you are wanting to target...

Thanks for your opinion. I ended up with this: eqNSBNS.jpg

I extended the soot to it looks a bit better. Made the shroud the right colour for a more stockalike feeling and made the top part cleaner because of ice forming. 

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Well, if you gotta go stockalike, :P , at least you did it right, IMHO... meaning I like the higher contrast between the colors/sections... :thumbs_up:

Its stockalike, but "better" than stock :wink:

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21 hours ago, damonvv said:

Thanks for your opinion. I ended up with this: eqNSBNS.jpg

I extended the soot to it looks a bit better. Made the shroud the right colour for a more stockalike feeling and made the top part cleaner because of ice forming. 

@damonvv Cool, waiting for release, and just landed my first Ghidorah 9 first stage and successfully deployed the payload! With FMRS not working!

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When you have a lol with friends..

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@JadeOfMaar @Gameslinx @Stone Blue
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I'll push out an update later this week with fixes for Gojira and some new textures for Ghidorah and the upcoming Block 5 version. (No pink Ghidorah! It was a joke! Promise :D

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1 minute ago, JadeOfMaar said:

@damonvv Gojira and Ghidorah? What the what?? :D 

I mean, a pink BFR is in production too now :P 

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Will the gojira/BFR have better gimballing and stronger reaction wheels wo It can actually land on duna? At the moment it is impossible to flip around even with rcs as the gimbal is not strong enough. Will it have realplume at some point?

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