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SpaceX Starship style Vehicle Elevator - Ideas?


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I want to make an elevator on a vertically landed spaceship that can lower my kerbonauts and vehicles down to the surface safely, like the artist rendering below of future SpaceX Starship missions.

Any ideas on how I can do this? From the mods I've searched, nothing comes close to building something that looks like this, and I'm not much of a modder myself :(

Any ideas welcome!

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I would use a combination of the Breaking Ground DLC and the Kerbal Attachment System mod.

BG has robotic and moving parts, and KAS has winches and cables.

The alternate to BG is the Infernal Robotics mod.

I'm not very familiar with either mod, otherwise I'd be more specific.

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8 hours ago, s_gamer101 said:

Why even mods?

Lower part count, better aesthetics, easier to assemble... in a nutshell: preferences.

Another 'solution'  is to just place the cargo/crew compartment in the lower part of the craft and skip the need of an elevator altogether,. Just it seem to not be what the OP is looking for

 

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When you want to use mods you should try pistons from Infernal Robotics or Breaking Ground and KAS winches attached to them. I think when you have KIS too (which is useful in combination with KAS) you can even attach different types of hooks to your winch. And it also gives you some cool boxes to transport.

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On 10/24/2020 at 11:14 AM, s_gamer101 said:

When you want to use mods you should try pistons from Infernal Robotics or Breaking Ground and KAS winches attached to them. I think when you have KIS too (which is useful in combination with KAS) you can even attach different types of hooks to your winch. And it also gives you some cool boxes to transport.

Because it looks cool! I'd love to do what's in the pictures and I hope someone with knowledge of modding can do that one day. Meanwhile I managed to do this with KAS and Infernal Robotics:

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Video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xWI5I5x6_1FwrvmWBMGUC8PZQMj1viH8/view?usp=sharing

I haven't managed to build it with Breaking Ground robotics cause they're too weak for big weights.

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