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It's not really flat, more like up, down, up, down....

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Todays route:

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Complete route:

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Still a long way away from the South pole. ^_^

TBC :ph34r:

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Checkpoint 19

The stage was boring but fast, I'm not complaining. &)

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Next up, a long drive by the beach, surfs up !

TBC :ph34r:

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Thanks Justin Bieber :sticktongue:

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Nothing to report on the driving, very boring, but navigating keeps me awake.

Checkpoint 20

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We will check out the river later, I'm still kilometers away from that.

TBC :ph34r:

*Did nobody get the Bieber/Timberlake joke ?

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Day 9

Sun is going down

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TBC :ph34r:

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Retracting solar panel, soon Jeb can get some rest.

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Next up: Checkpoint 21 and flying to the river to find a bridge, hopefully  . . .

TBC :ph34r:

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Checkpoint 21

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Next route, riverside M@#3@$%2ers :cool:

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TBC :ph34r:

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I'm not driving any further until I know I can cross this river.

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No more reports today, next up: Exploring the river with a jet.

TBC :ph34r:

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"Here we see the loneliness of the long-distance rover.  Jebediah Kerman braving the harsh elements and risks...."

16 hours ago, Triop said:

Sunrise.

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Today, flat dunes, hopefully very boring. :lol:

Spoiler

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We'll recharge untill a 1000 units and then we are on the road again.

"I just can't wait to get on the road again!"

Spoiler

 

"And then!  Almost certain peril!"

7 hours ago, Triop said:

I'm not driving any further until I know I can cross this river.

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No more reports today, next up: Exploring the river with a jet.

TBC :ph34r:

 

If it's before local sunrise, can we get an overflight with NOD photography?

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Sunday, it has been a week since I've started this topic, I hope to be on the Southpole before next sunday.

We've send out a jet to scout the river.

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Luckily there is a way through...Sorry for the dark picture.

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Back home to see the sun rise.

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Jeb is taking a nap, he has a long day ahead. :lol:

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Yes, he sleeps with his eyes open . . .

TBC :ph34r:

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Ready for action.

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Todays schedule:

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Next up, checkpoint 22

TBC :ph34r:

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Not much is happening, but I have a nice view. :cool:

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Getting close to the river, easy driving so far.

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I hope the river is easy to cross . . . &)

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16 minutes ago, Triop said:

I hope the river is easy to cross . . . &)

"Little did Jebediah Kerman realise he was venturing into almost certain PERIL!  Because where there are bridges, there are also bridgekeepers!"

(Ran out of likes again!  ONWARD )

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2 minutes ago, Jacke said:

(Ran out of likes again!  ONWARD )

Yeah, me too, I wish we had more likes to give.

 

Thanks for the support Jacke, response really helps me doing this madness rally.

I've been driving for a week now, it's absurd. :blink:

Are there people willing to do this if I make this into a challenge ?

I would advice anyone to run away screaming . . . :lol:

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24 minutes ago, Triop said:

Thanks for the support Jacke, response really helps me doing this madness rally.

You're welcome.  Your documenting and posting about your rovering makes it more exciting to read that I imagine it is to do.  Outside of those moments of extreme peril.

 

24 minutes ago, Triop said:

I've been driving for a week now, it's absurd. :blink:

Perseverance! :)

 

24 minutes ago, Triop said:

Are there people willing to do this if I make this into a challenge ?

I would advice anyone to run away screaming . . . :lol:

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I'm interested in it. :) 

I'm still getting back into KSP.  Rovers in a stock game I could handle soon.  The aircraft might be a bit more challenging.  Providing a savegame with just the 2 flags at the poles would help.

I could always start it off with rocket-delivery of the probe to the start if I wanted to skip the aircraft. :D

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18 minutes ago, Jacke said:

Providing a savegame with just the 2 flags at the poles would help.

Are we being lazy ? :sticktongue:

Flying in the markers is part of the challenge.

It's not only driving pole2pole, it's also a rally.

The time starts as soon as you start a new game.

So you will be on your own from the beginning.

Designing the vehicles won't take time since the clock stops in the vab and sph.

You can use a shortcut by flying to the southpole, place a flag, fly back, launch your rover transport to the northpole, place flag, begin.

There are still a lot off things to work out for a good challenge.

The hardest part:

- Navigate

- long boring drives

- staying alive

- long boring drives

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24 minutes ago, Jacke said:

The aircraft might be a bit more challenging.

The forum is allways here to help, you will manage ^_^

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Thanks to this log I'm gathering so much information; speed, distance, time, terrain.

It will take me a week alone just to analize and summarize all that data :o

Yes, I'm a nerd . . .

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VISUAL CONTACT !

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TBC :ph34r:

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48 minutes ago, Triop said:

Are we being lazy ? :sticktongue:

I was thinking of standardization of start and end point.  Probably not necessary as the latitude and longitude are easily visible in the map view or appropriate engineering mod windows/overlays.

 

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Flying in the markers is part of the challenge.

It's not only driving pole2pole, it's also a rally.

The time starts as soon as you start a new game

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[and of course...]

- long boring drives

:cool:

You did roughly lay out the conditions in the initial post.  But thanks for clearly reposting them.

I did design some aircraft back in KSP 1.0.4 and earlier in BTSM.  Didn't do any cargo haulers, though.  And I really like many mods, especially for aircraft, like editor mods and aircraft HUD and autopilots, similar to real life.  And the autopilots I think still don't do great circle routes, so it'll still be manual navigation. :)  Especially as heading hold will fly a rhumb line which will only get to the poles if flown straight north or south....  Oh, an aircraft autopilot would help a lot.  Well, I've used pitch trim too. :D  Often with NavHud or Kerbal Flight Indicators.  But I'd really want NavUtilities to get any aircraft back on the ground at KSC. :)

Although you flew out your pole marking and vehicles, I'd still be tempted to do 2 rockets unless explicitly or implicitly excluded.  One to the south pole to mark the finish point, another with the rover to the north pole to start.  If I was really crazy, I might use FMRS to fly both rockets at the same time!  (Warning!  FMRS not tested!  May require first rocket to be above the atmosphere before launching the second (and that's a damn good pad turnaround, what, under 15 minutes?).  May lead to dry mouth and insomnia.  If conditions persist beyond 2 weeks, consult your nearest astrodynamisist.  Remember kids, practice safe statistics.  It's what the pros do!)

Even if successful, that still leaves hardware and two Kerbals on the poles.  Maybe specify whether recovery in flight mode is necessary.  And if I break the rover....  Roll out another rocket-rover! :D

 

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VISUAL CONTACT !

Stay on the bomb run!

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52 minutes ago, Jacke said:

And I really like many mods,

Would you be prepared to do it like me ?

Pure vanilla, without quicksaving (I can never check if somebody would quicksave, that is why I allow to fly in a new buggy unless your kerbal is death)

I will allow Fueled engines and refueling them.

But seriously, you think people would go that far ?

I guess if this becomes a challenge I'd split it up into vanilla and modded.

Everybody's feedback is welcome.

 

Checkpoint 22

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We still have a river to pass by . . .

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It's all downhill from here, time for some rollercoaster action (not to much please)

TBC :ph34r:

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I don't want to do this . . . <_<

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HERE WE GO !

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