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Challenges:

you've probably heard of someone who claims to have seen a UFO. The witnesses say that they are silent objects, which emanate from the light and have the shape of a plate. With these descriptions, builds a UFO that can stay on the spot for minutes.

Equipment: 

You can use all the playground equipment.

Time:

You have 9 weeks.

begenning:  26/04/2019

end: 29/05/2019

Settlement:

Make a photo album or video.

 

Thank you.  

 

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This is my first attempt. It is only silent if you mute your volume but I have an idea for a 'ladder drive' version.
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It's very beautiful.

The people of Kerbin must be afraid.

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1 hour ago, DNKKING said:

The people of Kerbin must be afraid.

Not really. Dana Kerman said "that looks like it's really hard to fly and land".
Fox Kerman said "There is no way that this can get into orbit".
Jeb had a little nap.
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You can easily keep the reactors and place the propellers on the sides for horizontal movement.

Told Dana and Fox that with this UFO they could visit us.

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Make a UFO, they said. It'll be easy, they said. It's totally not gonna explode on the launch pad, they said. :( 

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So, yeah. I tried to build a flying saucer with a stock propeller hidden inside. It works just fine without the fairing, but explodes as soon as I decouple the prop while it's inside the fairing. You win this time, KSP physics. :huh:

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Improve it and start again. Ok ?

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36 minutes ago, vyznev said:

Make a UFO, they said. It'll be easy, they said. It's totally not gonna explode on the launch pad, they said. :( 

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So, yeah. I tried to build a flying saucer with a stock propeller hidden inside. It works just fine without the fairing, but explodes as soon as I decouple the prop while it's inside the fairing. You win this time, KSP physics. :huh:

You can improved it

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I would like to submit my flying saucer for this challenge. It’s got features including built in infinite fuel engines(that you can use without debug mode), walkable interior that lets your Kerbals stretch your legs without going outside.

I can’t get the imgur album on my phone but there’s an album posted on KerbalX:

https://kerbalx.com/goduranus/Flying-Saucer

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KSC has reported seeing small UFOs flying above the perimeter. They thought Jeb and Bill were pranking them again, but those two had alibis

  • Jeb was in court appealing his driver's license getting revoked.
  • Bill is currently in-transit back to Kerbin from Eeloo.

 

They have searched their archives for crafts of similar design, but found none. Could we be getting probed by extraterrestrials?

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Where is the vidéo ?

the photo album must contain the pictures of the craft in the space.

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On 4/29/2019 at 1:10 AM, Sky Vagrant said:

I made this a couple months ago, but made the video today to sell this as a UFO! Does it count?

Here is a longer post about the craft.

I really liked your landspeeder UFO thingy, so I decided to make my own version!

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I hope you don't mind me stealing your design!  You know what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Anyway, I went with a few somewhat different design choices in some places, most notably in making my version jet-powered.  With all that nice wing area, it flies great (at least with SAS on) and can stay in the air for up to 20 minutes or so.

I did include some Vernor thrusters on the bottom, so it can also hover like a proper landspeeder should.  In fact, you'll need them for takeoff and landing, since this thing has no landing gears!  To activate them, enable RCS and press K.  Just don't do it for too long, or you'll run out of oxidizer and crash. :sticktongue:

Here's a few screenshots of it in flight:

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...and one after flight: :) 

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More screenshots on imgur: https://imgur.com/gallery/WegMhbw

Craft file for testing and playing around with: https://pastebin.com/mp0MRbf1

 

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45 minutes ago, vyznev said:

I really liked your landspeeder UFO thingy, so I decided to make my own version!

I hope you don't mind me stealing your design!  You know what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Absolutely! You rock! Besides, I’m stealing from Hotweels and Lucasfilm:

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Looks a lot more stable than mine, but it was an earlier build and I didn’t know about “advanced tweakables” then. Your monopropellant goo canister tubes look great! I’ve made a few RCS powered small vehicles, but I play on the Xbox and you have to use docking mode and switch between linear and rotational (i.e. no “k” key for me) so they only really work if you keep the same orientation (but still useful on Minmus and the like). 

I’d love to see some video of it in action! Unfortunately, I can’t download craft files on the Xbox or I would definitely take it for a spin.

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Are there lights hidden on the craft or is that just RCS and sunlight? Either way, very cool pic!

EDIT: I just read the whole Imgur and I love the name “Clonespeeder”. That makes yours a prequel! I could see Captain Rex and Ahsoka standing on the wings and taking out droids! (I’m a big Clone Wars fan, so don’t take it the wrong way if you hate the Prequels.)

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1 minute ago, Sky Vagrant said:

Are there lights hidden on the craft or is that just RCS and sunlight? Either way, very cool pic!

Those are the Vernors in action. There's actually no monoprop on the craft, only the Vernors that burn LF+Ox from the central tank. They're pretty convenient things, in that they let you have an extra set of reasonably powerful engines that respond to a different set of keyboard controls than your main engine, allowing for things like "press K to hover". Well, at least if you're playing with a keyboard. :/ 

I'll try to record some video later, although I can't promise very high quality. :) 

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Yours UFO is good, can it go inte space ?

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