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4 minutes ago, Triop said:

Nope, I'm not getting the buggy back, it will remain there forever as a monument.

(maybe Jeb will come back to it someday, to drive to the Northpole, who knows.....:ph34r:)

That's a fantastic idea.  I've often made 2-stage landers, even if the lower stage is just framework and legs, to leave a memorial marker.

 

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8 hours ago, Jacke said:

Drive from KSC to the North Pole.  Drive to the South Pole.  Drive back to KSC.

Somewhere around 3 times the length of what Triop is about to complete.

You are even more mad then I am... :confused:

It's those Mountains, you know.  Don't call them the Mountains of Madness for nothing. :)

Of course, it's one thing to contemplate madness.  It's another thing to enter into it.  I think I'll stick to common garden madness for now.

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Day 16.

I've predicted somewere in this thread that we may run out of sunlight at the Southpole.

I hate it when I'm right... <_<

Out here the sun barely comes up, I'm literly crawling the last kilometers. :lol:

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TBC :ph34r:

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WE ARE SAVED !

 

♪  Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo) / Here comes the sun, and I say / It's all right &)

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"Deep in Antarctic latitudes, Jebediah Kerman pressed on, so close to his goal of the Pole.  The battered brave Black Night had crunched on across the ice.  But Kerbol barely broke from the horizon, the light was weak, and what there was of the day dawned dismal.  Jeb scraped ice from the inside of the windshield.  All the perils he had faced, would they be for naught?  Would this frozen sunless plain be his undoing?

"As the battery gave up its final cha--what?  Here comes the what?!?  Bloody inconsiderate!?!

"Ahem...As the battery came so near to exhaustion, the few remaining solar panels facing towards Kerbol managed to squeeze out a few more volts.  The charge slowly rose and with it Jeb's spirits.  One day more.  Just like when he was on the barricades during the '32!  Allons-y!"

Spoiler

 

 

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I'm not taking any risks, I'm squeezing that hot yellow ball untill he is gone. :cool:

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Day 17.

We squeezed enough to make it to the finish, I hope . . .

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Next up, some private time with Val placing the finishflag that will record my total time.

And then maybe...:ph34r:

 

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10 km

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5 km

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WE ARE HERE !

After 17 days of driving we finally arrived . . . :cool:

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No climbing Val, Jeb . . . stay away from the "F" :lol:

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Let's go home ^_^

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TBC :ph34r:

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Ok, everybody has to get home to succesfully end this mission, so . . .

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Goodbye Southpole

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Hello KFC KPH homebase ! :lol:

I'm choosing to land coming over land, I hate coming in over water, gives me the creeps. :unsure:

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Landing:

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That's it, no more adventures, we got Jeb home.

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I'm kinda sad it's over. I really enjoyed doing this.

Thank you all for the support, I've couldn't have done it without you. ^_^

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TBC ???

 

:ph34r:

 

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1 hour ago, roboslacker said:

Well, congrats on finishing the mission.

Thank you !

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Congratulations, @Triop, on completing Kerbin Pole2Pole.

I know you're not going to do it again, but if you were going to do it again, what would you do differently?

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17 minutes ago, Jacke said:

I know you're not going to do it again, but if you were going to do it again, what would you do differently?

I'll take this as a serious question.

- Maybe bring a instrument that shows me what biome I'm in (the first buggy had that).

- use the TR-2L wheels.

- take more screenshots from the F-3 information, I allways forgot doing that.

I'm still planning on analyzing the data I've collected for a final technical report, so . . .

TBC :ph34r:

 

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As Jebediah looked out across the vast, frozen expanse from the comfort of his seat, now high above the ground, a feeling of sadness interjected itself as his eyes picked out a tiny figure alone on the featureless landscape. He contemplated what they had accomplished together, and that now it was finally all over. He had been longing for this moment, but he couldn't shake the feeling that he had left a friend down there in the cold wastes far below. 

Was it just his imagination, or could he hear his trusty Black Night calling to him far behind on the surface as they were racing along, leaving it to the mercy of the elements? 

 

 

 

 

"Oh I see, running away eh? The black knight always triumphs! Come back here and take what's coming to you. I'll bite your legs off!" 

 

 

(Oh, and congratulations on a wonderful mission! :)

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1 hour ago, Deddly said:

"Oh I see, running away eh? The black knight always triumphs! Come back here and take what's coming to you. I'll bite your legs off!" 

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GREAT! YOU"RE DONE! Now do an EVE Pole2Pole!

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On 9/2/2018 at 8:52 PM, Triop said:

We are making progress, the flats are very boring to drive, a toothpick holding down the "W" key really helps. &)

Did you know there was a mod called Wwwwwwwww, which would do that for you?  

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This was an impressive achievement/test of patience :)

Buuut I have to wonder why you didn't use the fastest wheels xD

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9 hours ago, HansonKerman said:

I think I saw [Wwwwwwwww's] page somewhere once, but I never installed it.

I'd forgotten about it and had to search.  It's one of @magico13's Modlets:

 

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Follow my new adventures :cool:

 

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