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Minmus tree images:

https://imgur.com/a/dPKbe

Found a mod with glass bulb helmets that could be used as decorations.

Not sure why but the tree has a long loading lag, could be some of the decorations(like lava lamps)

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22 minutes ago, Bottle Rocketeer 500 said:

@linuxgurugamer How do you link images? Also, this is a link to a imgur album

As I said, the Imgur albums dont work, so that link is fine.

Go to Imgur, show you images, and right click on the picture youwant to show, and copy the Direct link, then paste it im your post

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I finally got around to lighting up my own MinMus tree. Lotsa pics, so here we go...

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861 parts on the pad, and no fairing:UGGsqAn.png

It launched!
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Eventually...
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Finally, orbit! Thank you autostrut, lofting launch profiles, and great big fins!
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Bulling that draggy tree through the air into orbit cost over 4300m/s, so a holiday-trimmed version of the Space Camp Bus was sent to push it to Minmus orbit. OOOhs and Aaaahs and photos enused.
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The rig made it to Minmus and the ornament was launched:

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The ornament arrived and was docked to the tree:

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The Tree and the Bus landed:
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And the lighting ceremony!
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I decided to make a gift for Bill, as well. A boombox. Gotta have tunes in the workshop. And what engineer doesn't love things that go boom? It has plenty of torque for dancing too,.

https://kerbalx.com/StrandedonEarth/boombox

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*oops, I realized after I built it that I wasn't supposed to use any mod parts on the gift, but it really does need those KIS and KER parts to make it a proper boombox!

Edit: Batteries not included. Recommended PB-NUK cell for those cold Minmus winter nights

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The Minmus Tree

Thank you for holding such a wonderful project!
I like exhibition events better than competing events. However, the difficulty is high this time!

1. Night Launch

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2. Docking ornament

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3. Journey to the Minmus

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4. Lighting ceremony

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I want to post a video of this challenge later, but I wonder if I can make it in time ...

Anyway, thanks for watching! Wish you a good year!

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@StrandedonEarth  although it has mods...  That boombox is just too cool not to award the gift badge!

@EBOSHI  Wow!  Awesome tree and some very cool support craft.

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A wild video appears.

Not terribly happy, but its only my second try. Could have been a lot worse  guess.
I could in theory have made it more tree-like, but it would have ballooned the part count past the already unreasonable 780ish parts. Which was by itself super laggy. Also in theory could burn the star indefinitely - has an ISRU system inside for infinite fuel.

 

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OK, here's my minmus tree. Also, is a gift for Val, a sleigh built for minmus. I'll make another post for that once I figure out how to link craft files :/

https://imgur.com/a/dp8jZ

Happy New Year!!

 

 

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Posted (edited)

@qzgy That was a really cool video!   Nifty support craft for putting the star on top.  Unique tree design...  extra bonus points for planting the gift flag!  ...and a flaming star to top it all off.

@TailDragger nice tree design!  Posting the craft file for the gift is optional, you earned both badges.  Congrats!

 

Wow, 16 trees have been planted so far.  ...an impressively festive holiday this year!

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Posted (edited)

Alright. I didn't feel like making a KerbalX account, so no craft file to download - but here's Val's new RCS powered Minmus sleigh.

 

https://imgur.com/a/GV5C6

She'll love it, because its incredibly fun to drive around the ice flats of Minmus. 

Let's try to link it now https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wi_2m865Feu6Lxps8z9iAa0NkJj_tEzc/view?usp=sharing

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Posted (edited)

I DID It!

Finally!

I brought Val’s present to Kringle Kerman, and (after much abuse of the F5/F9 keys) was able to get Kringle into orbit, where I have a vessel ready to take him home!

It’s late, I’ll  post pics tomorrow.  If I have time, I’ll bring him home, but not sure I can get it done tomorrow, is going to take a few hours to do the orbital rendezvous, transfer, and the flight home.  But Ill definitely get him home soon.  Since getting him home wasn’t part of the challenge, I don’t think there will be a problem posting an update for that.

This ended up being a 2 ship mission, the first one, which brought the present, was unable to return, so I had to build a second, more powerful return vessel.

This mission had a number of "firsts" for me

  • First time to Eve with a manned mission
  • First time building an Eve lifter
  • Biggest fairing
  • Most frustrating place I've ever been to!

Vessel download:

Full Imgur Album:

https://imgur.com/a/JSr2u

Selected screenshots in spoilers below:

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Val's present, loaded on ship:

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The present after delivery, we had a bit of a problem:

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Kringle Rescue 3 liftoff:

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SRB Seperation:

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Liquid booster separation:

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Interplanetary Injection Burn:

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Map view of transfer orbits:

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Eve Orbit:

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Lander separation:

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Reentry (entry? since we never left Eve???):

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Fairing separation:

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Landing Gear Spam:

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Touchdown:

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Kringle getting to rescue vessel via his Atomic Powered Jet:

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Finally, hope is born:

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It's a looooonnnggg way up:

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I think I'm near the top:

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Ummm, you expect me to get in THERE????

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A final look, another view of the plane:

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Trying to get the rocket a bit more vertical, hoping it doesn't tip over:

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Liftoff!!!!!! (it's very noisy, this is just after the landing legs have been staged away):

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Trying not to melt:

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Orbital insertion:

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Finally in orbit, let's open the doors to see where we are:

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Virtually the same orbit as the return vessel, just somewhat far behind.  Easy enough to catch up:

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@linuxgurugamer  That would appear to be a true Kerismus Miracle!!!  Wow, congrats! 

I didn't think anyone would be able to do it. :o

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1 hour ago, XLjedi said:

@linuxgurugamer  That would appear to be a true Kerismus Miracle!!!  Wow, congrats! 

I didn't think anyone would be able to do it. :o

Thanks

It wasn't easy.  In fact, I think that overall, I ended up spending about 15-20 hours on this last part.

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Posted (edited)

The crew was able to use Bill's space welding torch to get Bob's present open, so I give you a Merry Kerismus!

And a Happy New Year! (You may have seen this already, or not)

Sorry for spoiling thumbnail. It didn't give me any good options, and I hadn't taken a screenie.

Edit: I now realize I neglected to remove a couple afk and lag spike moments. My apologies, I will probably reupload this thing tomorrow when I get a chance. Been kind of busy.

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Thanks for participating! We will have a new challenge next week :wink: 

 

Happy new year everyone! 

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2 hours ago, Darth Badie said:

Thanks for participating! We will have a new challenge next week :wink: 

 

Happy new year everyone! 

Hmmm, this one got me stoked.  I wonder what the next challenge will be (ducks and hides amongst all the explosions)

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