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What are the mods with some large aerobreaking heatshield - larger that stock inflatable one?

Bonus points for some mechanism to expand/retrack shield to make it easier to launch it from kerbin.

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There was ADEPT, but long ago, and now it's broken.

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4 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

There was ADEPT, but long ago, and now it's broken.

found it, looking at it

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There is this mod as well. 

I've tried it before, and it worked well at the time (1.4 or so) but I deleted it to cut down my mod list.  For me, it just wasn't that necessary in the stock system except maybe Eve.

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1 hour ago, zer0Kerbal said:

found it, looking at it

@pirx8 @Cavscout74

Have it (seemingly) working. Needs some polish. Converted the .mbm textures to .png, and if I publish:

  • might convert textures to .dds (greatly decreases size, strain on game).
  • split each part out into separate files
  • 0.625, 1.25, 1.875, 2.5, 3.75, 5, 7.5, 10m versions would be the final goal (or use TweakScale)
  • balance against stock

Since this was released under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license by @DennyTX, and DennyTX is active - I will ask if I may publish this on GitHub/SpaceDock(CKAN) or if he wishes, I can package the updates I have so far and he can publish. :)

Thanks to @sebi.zzr for the updated part.cfg's.

40 minutes ago, Cavscout74 said:

There is this mod as well. 

I've tried it before, and it worked well at the time (1.4 or so) but I deleted it to cut down my mod list.  For me, it just wasn't that necessary in the stock system except maybe Eve.

Inline Ballutes

work great. I use then all the time in 1.7.3

Edited by zer0Kerbal

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On 8/5/2019 at 5:50 AM, kerbiloid said:

now it's broken.

The holy emperor @linuxgurugamer was maintaining them as part of tokamak refurbished parts. (Last I checked)

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54 minutes ago, KerbalKore said:

The holy emperor @linuxgurugamer was maintaining them as part of tokamak refurbished parts. (Last I checked)

I still do

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Space Y has a 10m inflatable. SSTU has a dynamically sizable heat shield. And the largest heat shield in captivity is from Wild Blue, I think DSEV, it just magically expands from I think 3.75m to whatever it is here, like 25m.

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