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More science! That was the goal after picking up a bunch of sweet, sweet free science with my Rover Truck the other day. But this time I would need something a bit more compact to fit in all the nooks & crannies of the mini-biomes around the KSC. After some quick design & testing, I find that I rather like this little guy!

Science Rover (Small)

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The fella with the awesome 'stache is an Investor to complete the other part of the Hotel/Casino tourism contract. He was along for the ride most of the time, but he did grab a couple surface samples!

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On board are the Thermometer/Barometer (from Universal Storage II mod), Magnetometer, two (2) Material Science units, two (2) Mini-goo pods, a Seismic Detector, and the Laser Surface tool. The small solar panels on top mounted at 45 degrees provided more than enough power. The boxes at the back are the Lynx Material pods, but tweakscaled down to to fit perfectly on the back of this rover. The US2 thermo/barmo wedge makes a perfect tool for the front of the rover.

After hitting all the mini-biome locations (except the Launchpad), I netted another respectable 388 science.

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Question for anyone who might know: For some reason, my rover wheels kept "screeching" like they were braking constantly.

The screeching didn't impede momentum, but it made a helluva noise and threw up dust/smoke. It was really quite annoying. Anyone know what might have caused something like that to happen?

 

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2 hours ago, Triop said:

It just bugs me, I'm working hard sharing my KSPXperience, uploading photos, videos, creating stories...

I don't have to share my stuff, but I like too, and that's not a crime.

Time to double up on your posts, then. I certainly enjoy your content a lot. Some people Space, some Fly, some Drive.

On my end, my stress reliever is creating more stress.

OK, that's 15 asteroids docked. Physics are getting interesting; Time to call it a night.

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Had a pretty busy day on Friday, followed by a weekend once again full of doing nothing in-game. The day started with the launch of the Spamcan 7c lander from the surface of Duna; a rendezvous with space station Dunaport was set up and while still waiting for that rendezvous to take place, I went ahead and launched the Spamcan 7a lander from the surface of Ike, setting up a rendezvous between it and space station Ikeport. The Spamcan 7c lander docked safely at Dunaport, at which point I decided to go ahead and implement my plan for the naming of the multiple Minnow 7b touring craft I had available to me in the Duna/Ike SOI. Tourist Lanard Kerman was transferred to a Minnow which will ultimately be named T. Howell III, while tourist Kenrod Kerman transferred over to Gilligan, which then departed Dunaport for Ike with Jeb and Val at the helm. The Spamcan 7a reached Ikeport at that point, docking safely. Pilot Lerod Kerman took operational command of Strange Cargo docked at the station at that point, with previous capsule commander pilot Gwenlock Kerman staying at the station until Gilligan's arrival. Jonas Grumby then left Ikeport at that point for Dunaport, followed shortly thereafter by Strange Cargo's departure from the station.

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Strange Cargo departing Ikeport, with the Nostromo 7 resource lander visible and docked at the station.

The three ships in transit - Strange Cargo, Gilligan and Jonas Grumby - all then made their burns for their respective destinations, some of them coming within seconds of one another; in fact Gilligan's burn occurred a tad later than scheduled. Ike's a pretty easy target to hit from Duna though, so the delay didn't affect things too much. Gilligan reached Ike first.

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Oh crap, Gilligan is really Slender Man!!!...which is a better name for a spacecraft, methinks...

The craft put in a successful docking at Ikeport, at which point Jeb, Val, Gwenlock and tourist Matkin Kerman boarded the Spamcan 7a. Having received fuel supplies from the station's stores, the Spamcan once again departed Ikeport for Ike's surface, delaying long enough to get onto Ike's daylight side. While awaiting this, Jonas Grumby arrived at Duna and burned to set up a rendezvous with Dunaport; that rendezvous is scheduled to take place later this morning. The Spamcan 7a then landed in the Central Mountain Range safely, despite landing on an eighteen-degree grade. Jeb, Val and Gwenlock each got out in turn and planted flags, then began waiting for Ikeport to get into position for a return trip. Strange Cargo then arrived at Duna. To satisfy an atmospheric flight criterion for one of the tourists that I'd previously missed, the ship was put on a trajectory with a 44-kilometer periapsis, providing just enough of a dip into the atmosphere to satisfy the criterion. Afterwards, I set up a rendezvous between Strange Cargo and Dunaport. The Spamcan 7a returned safely to Ikeport just this morning, and after refueling and transferring the passengers back over, Gilligan departed Ikeport, with a transfer burn to Duna set for later this morning.

At this point if my notes are correct, all of the tourists I'd sent to Duna and Ike have completed their itineraries and are ready to return home. I'll make a final check once everybody gets back to Dunaport, which I've designated as the rally point for the present expedition. All of the Ike excursions are complete now, so I will be resupplying Ikeport later this morning. I do still have two excursions set to the surface of Duna - these will be flag-planting missions for staff that have yet to do so. The staff will then be heading to both of the warp ships currently in orbit of Duna - LSV House Atreides and LSV House Harkonnen, in that order - to help finish out the current craft under construction aboard each ship. House Atreides is scheduled to take the tourists back to Kerbin, dropping off a Hellhound 7a rover and skycrane at Eve on the way. Harkonnen, meanwhile, is building the base-seeding rover that will be landing on Eve; she'll be heading there as soon as construction is complete and will be supporting landing operations there. I'm actually looking forward to the Eve landing; still don't know if sustained operations are going to be possible there, but I'm really looking forward to finding out.

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13 hours ago, Triop said:

It just bugs me, I'm working hard sharing my KSPXperience, uploading photos, videos, creating stories...

I don't have to share my stuff, but I like too, and that's not a crime.

Seriously, keep doing what you're doing the way you want to do it. Somebody has a different opinion, that's fine, but they don't get to tell YOU what to make/do/play.

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13 minutes ago, scottadges said:

Seriously, keep doing what you're doing the way you want to do it. Somebody has a different opinion, that's fine, but they don't get to tell YOU what to make/do/play.

Thanks, have a car. ^_^

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Taking on a new project. :cool:

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My only complaint about @Triop's last few posts would be the lack of videos!  :lol: 

I rather like the music paperbag.gif

 

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Dman Revolution said:

Was working on this last night: 

(Full album including use of the arm: http://imgur.com/gallery/RZB6LcC)

Image and link don't seem to be working, have you got them set to private in Imgur?

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1 hour ago, RizzoTheRat said:

My only complaint about @Triop's last few posts would be the lack of videos!  :lol: 

 

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I went on a screenshot hunt and found these two beauties from March, 2018. 

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I built, flew and landed an SSTO for the first time.

 

Would put pictures but I can't figure out how

 

 

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Today I killed two space tourists.. Unfortunately the separator was on the wrong side of their crew compartment and when I decoupled the engine stage as re-entry started, they floated away with it, to their fiery doom.

OOPS... 

I honestly sat there with my mouth open for a good 5 seconds before cussing ..

 

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3 hours ago, Seanburg2006 said:

I built, flew and landed an SSTO for the first time.

 

Would put pictures but I can't figure out how

 

 

Nice! Easiest way is to host them at imgur (or similar) and just post the jpg link in with your text. 

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Spent most of the evening setting up new MSI GV62 laptop.

I no longer potato.

Video of Asteroid docking. Sorry about length and silence, but it is interesting how wobbly the station gets after docking. Also zero lag on the new laptop!

 

 

 

 

Edited by Ratwerke_Actual
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Posted (edited)

Another "concept" work-in-progress...

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A paraglider known as Kite...

It's a rover that's happier 50m above the ground, pleasurably maneuverable, max speed ~115m/s, good endurance and its objective is "up-close terrain-reconnaissance to quickly scout nice, spacious, flat candidates for big airports suitable for 'heavies' ".

                                                                                

How to get it efficiently into the target zone, though?
 

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Click a screenshot and then use right arrow for a slide show:

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The "booster" (a species of Forward-Accelerating Rear-mounted Thruster) acts as a fuel/crew base in the target area and I've had good luck so far, out in the field, re-mating the Kite with its ... "booster" .

Ah,  yeah...  it wound up with two Whiplashes in order to drive all that wheeled drag supersonic.  Unsurprise.

 

 

 

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built yet another TBM 900 turboprop. I believe this is the best one yet.

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14 hours ago, Seanburg2006 said:

I built, flew and landed an SSTO for the first time.

 

Would put pictures but I can't figure out how

 

 

 

11 hours ago, Pthigrivi said:

Nice! Easiest way is to host them at imgur (or similar) and just post the jpg link in with your text. 

What he said. You don't need an account to post them to Imgur and the pics always come out in great quality, as evidenced with my above two. 

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Continued the process of wrapping up the current Duna/Ike expedition yesterday. With all operations secured over Ike, I began my day by shooting up fuel supplies from the Scan Queen outpost on Ike's surface to space station Ikeport in orbit via mass driver. With that done, the next order of business was getting all craft presently in transit to space station Dunaport. Jonas Grumby arrived there first.

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Ah crap! The Skipper can't be Slender Man too!! Seriously - aside from the anger bit, he doesn't fit the description...

Grumby docked at the station safely, and after conducting a transfer burn to get Gilligan over to Duna, it was Strange Cargo's turn to also dock. Gilligan arrived at the station 2.5 hours later and was fortunate enough to get a rendezvous-at-periapsis, attaining orbit and then coming in to dock at the same time.

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Gilligan arriving at Dunaport, with Strange Cargo, Jonas Grumby, T. Howell III and the Spamcan 7c lander all docked.

Once Gilligan had docked, the Enchova Central outpost on the Dunan surface shot up supplies to Dunaport via mass driver, successfully refueling all craft present in the process. I made a final check to see if any of the fourteen tourists present had any other points in their itineraries - all of them were ready to go back to Kerbin. Eight KSC staff still needed to visit the Dunan surface to plant flags - pilots Gwenlock, Edsy and Lerod Kerman, scientists Willin and Rodemone Kerman, and engineers Lucas, Ardon and Gilford Kerman - so I loaded Lerod, Edsy, Lucas and Ardon aboard the Spamcan 7c lander and had them conduct a surface excursion, the lander putting down safely in Duna's Midlands. All four of them got out and each planted their own flag before re-boarding the lander and returning to the station. While the group was on the surface, Val took operational command of Strange Cargo and departed the station with eight tourists aboard; T. Howell III departed shortly thereafter with the remaining tourists aboard. Both ships have maneuvers set to take them to LSV House Atreides currently in a 180-kilometer orbit over Duna; it will still be a short while before those burns take place. After returning to Dunaport, the Spamcan was refueled, Willin, Rodemone, Gilford and Gwenlock boarded and the Spamcan has departed the station once again. The lander departed the station on the night-side of the planet and daylight would see the lander pretty close to Enchova Central, so the four may make an impromptu visit to the outpost before returning.

Order of the day is to get the tourists to Atreides and make the final surface excursion. My two scientists have experiments to run at Dunaport, so they'll likely be staying there for the time being. My engineers, however, are desperately needed aboard both Atreides and LSV House Harkonnen also in Duna orbit to help speed up craft under construction. Once the construction aboard Atreides is complete, she'll be allowed to depart, dropping off a Hellhound 7a rover before proceeding back to Kerbin. Edsy, Rodemone and Gilford are scheduled to depart with Harkonnen for the final construction of a base on Eve, which I don't anticipate happening today; Lucas and Ardon will be staying at Duna. Haven't really decided about the other staff yet - there could be certain advantages to leaving at least one scientist in orbit of Duna. Still looking forward to the upcoming Eve mission, which is continuing to inch further and further along at this point...

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2 hours ago, Hotel26 said:

Another "concept" work-in-progress...

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A paraglider known as Kite...

It's a rover that's happier 50m above the ground, pleasurably maneuverable, max speed ~115m/s, good endurance and its objective is "up-close terrain-reconnaissance to quickly scout nice, spacious, flat candidates for big airports suitable for 'heavies' ".

Nice, I like a good environment-specialised rover :wink:. I might give the ATS rover stubby wings to reduce its reliance on rocket dampers across rough terrain and sharp drops, at least for the atmospheric model.

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Posted (edited)
14 hours ago, Dropbear67 said:

Today I killed two space tourists.. Unfortunately the separator was on the wrong side of their crew compartment and when I decoupled the engine stage as re-entry started, they floated away with it, to their fiery doom.

OOPS... 

I honestly sat there with my mouth open for a good 5 seconds before cussing ..

 

Is it wrong that my first reaction was to start laughing uncontrollably (long day at work)... sorry.

We've all had those kind of "oh you've gotta be kidding me" moments.

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