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Out of likes again. :)

 

1 hour ago, Triop said:

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

Because I've taken of 1 wheel, the handbreak was reset and the Bugger started rolling downhill on it's 3 remaining wheels. :confused:

Well, I think this shows that the Elder Gods are angry.  Better watch out or you might wake some of them up from their deathly slumber.

 

BTW, perhaps you should report this issue on the KIS topic.  Pulling a wheel off shouldn't change the brake setting of the rover.

 

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12 minutes ago, Jacke said:

Better watch out or you might wake some of them up from their deathly slumber.

Let them come . . .

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12 minutes ago, Jacke said:

BTW, perhaps you should report this issue on the KIS topic.  Pulling a wheel off shouldn't change the brake setting of the rover.

Nah, I'm kinda hoping someday someone will experience the same thing. ;)

My new trike is doing great btw.

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Look at that speed !

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I'm pretty proud of my solution. ^_^

Next: Checkpoint 20

TBC

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Checkpoint 20

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300 km today, not bad. :cool:

TBC

 

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TO: TRIOP
FROM: SHIP COMPUTER
PRI: URGENT
CLEARANCE: YOUR EYES ONLY

Triop Fan Club Focus Group Results:

Diversion of route through 48S 11.5E could result in 42.5% improvement in scenery and 15% higher viewer ratings for only 3.9% extra distance traveled for a meager 12.7km of additional bridging.

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Increase to Risk of Failure to meet Eighty-Day Hard Deadline: ~22.5%

CYA FACTOR: 100%

RECOMMENDATION: DO IT

SHIP COMPUTER: OUT

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@Hotel26 Like that?

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We should check with another projection, but it seems like it adds quite a bit of distance... And there are bridges to be added. As for the scenery improvement, someone should fly there to compare with the planned route.

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8 minutes ago, PunkyFickle said:

Like that?

Yeah, baby.  You read my mind...

:)

8 minutes ago, PunkyFickle said:

We should check with another projection, but it seems like it adds quite a bit of distance... And there are bridges to be added. As for the scenery improvement, someone should fly there to compare with the planned route.

SHIPS COMPUTER has already done the statistics.  Computers never lie...

Anyway, that's a Mercator Projection which exaggerates distances at the poles (which is why the population density is so low).  And which is why the scenery there is so beautiful...

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15 hours ago, Hotel26 said:

TO: TRIOP
FROM: SHIP COMPUTER
PRI: URGENT
CLEARANCE: YOUR EYES ONLY

Triop Fan Club Focus Group Results:

Diversion of route through 48S 11.5E could result in 42.5% improvement in scenery and 15% higher viewer ratings for only 3.9% extra distance traveled for a meager 12.7km of additional bridging.

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Increase to Risk of Failure to meet Eighty-Day Hard Deadline: ~22.5%

CYA FACTOR: 100%

RECOMMENDATION: DO IT

SHIP COMPUTER: OUT

I like that, I say we go for it, the small river has caught my interest and I can show how I build bridges when I do it on the spot.

Thanks for being involved guys, I would have stopped days ago if it wasn't for you. &)

No driving today, sorry.

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TBC

 

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Is the wheel configuration still a trike? Or did you get the fourth wheel back on?

if a trike is a good compromise add a 2m I-beam to hold that rear wheel offset. 

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11 hours ago, NBDesigns said:

Is the wheel configuration still a trike? Or did you get the fourth wheel back on?

if a trike is a good compromise add a 2m I-beam to hold that rear wheel offset. 

The 4th wheel is gone, exploded.

There is no service nearby and the trike is doing surprisingly good, so we will drive it for now.

When if we reach the upcoming base I'll fly in some new parts for the Bugger.

LET'S RIDE !

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44.9 m/s, not bad for a three-wheeler. :cool:

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Checkpoint 21

It seems checkpoint 20 has vanished, so we use checkpoint 19 as our marker for checkpoint 21.

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Checkpoint 5 and 11 also vanished, we will fly in a small jet later to replace them.

TBC

 

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What's this, a crater ?

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Looks like I'm a bit off route . . .

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Let's hope we can go through here save safe. I'm not going around it.

My English is fine, I just have a Kerbal accent....

TBC

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Almost crashed . . .

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This Bugger is actually more stable on 3 wheels than on 4 :lol:

CHECKPOINT 22

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We are almost out of the desert.

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"This Bugger is actually more stable on 3 wheels than on 4"

Why didn't I just shut up...Jinxed myself... <_<

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We keep loosing parts, that reminds me sooo of my Pole2Pole mission. :cool:

We are still rollin . . .

TBC

 

 

 

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PITSTOP !

The Bugger keeps pulling to the left, something is not right . . .

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First I wanted to get out and remove and replace the wheel, but the handbrake doesn't work anymore.

I decided reloading the game (not quicksave, that's dissabled in my game, I hate quicksaving) may solve my problem, and it did.

Returned to the Bugger and the wheels are looking ok again.

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TBC

 

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We are obviously not in the flat desert anymore . . . .-_-

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The advantage of a trike is a Kerbal can push it back on it's wheels.

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AREYOUKIDDINGMEIJUSTFIXEDTHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reloaded the game to fix the wheels, O, and we lost a fuelcell too . . . :lol:

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Keep heading 270 and we will be fine . . .

TBC

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If we ever engineer a new vehicle for that trip again, we should remember when setting the center of mass etc to consider that most of the distance covered would be with about half of the parts left.

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S U N R I S E

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Checkpoint 23

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We have drivin a quart of the planet ! :cool:

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TBC

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Rolled over.... AGAIN!

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Forgot the handbrake.....................................................

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Our next problem: we are running out of power.

We need more batteries, I don't think we can make it to South Point without...

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I guess we need to fly in some parts now.

TBC

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We found a spot were a jet can land closeby.

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We are going to load up our cargo plane with supplies and head out to Edberry.

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parts needed:

- 1 x wheel

- 2 x fueltank

- 3 x fuelcell

- 1 x Tank cap (KAS part)

TBC

 

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DAY 10

We are not going to use the cargo jet, we need the tanker jet for this job.

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We pumped fuel from the cargo jet to fill up the tanker jet (in short: the cargo jet became a tanker jet and our tanker jet became a cargo jet :blink::confused::wacko:)

Now we need to strip parts from our restored Bugger.

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My Kerbals have gathered the parts and we are about to take off.

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Btw: Why does this base have so many radar dishes ? :ph34r:

TBC

 

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19 minutes ago, Triop said:

We pumped fuel from the cargo jet to fill up the tanker jet (in short: the cargo jet became a tanker jet and our tanker jet became a cargo jet :blink::confused::wacko:)

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19 minutes ago, Triop said:

Btw: Why does this base have so many radar dishes ? :ph34r:

That information is distributed on a need-to-know basis.

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1 minute ago, Jacke said:

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That information is distributed on a need-to-know basis.

Hahaha, thanks Jacke, have some catnip. ^_^

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I forgot to set my time stamp for day 10 . . . .

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About to take off.

TBC

 

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BLACKBOX

I've recorded the whole flight, 10 minutes.

If you don't want to watch 10 minutes of flying please skip to the landing part.

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I would advise to watch the whole video, since it shows the path Edberry has been driving the last few days (and because my jet looks cool :cool:)

 

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With all that flipping, why don't you seize the chance and turn the buggy into a Reliant Robin, definitely 10 times more entertainment.;)

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7 minutes ago, Schwarz said:

With all that flipping, why don't you seize the chance and turn the buggy into a Reliant Robin, definitely 10 times more entertainment.;)

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No thank you, what about :

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:lol:

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Repairing time

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Repairs are done, we didn't bring a wheel because it's too large for our inventory.

I could attach a wheel on a jet and fly it in.

Personaly I don't mind because I kinda like my trike. :cool:

Next we will be flying the jet to South Point base.

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TBC

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