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The Gnat, microplane.

Dimensions are 2.5 x 3 x 1 meters. 0.65 tons with Kerbal included.

(Previous model - Electric Bumblebee - was 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5 m and weighted 1.3 tons)

On 20% thrust it have speed about 120 m/s and range about 450 km.

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It is incredibly hard to land due to control surfaces bug. Any active pitching adds up speed.

I've invented following tricky landing sequence:

- set low thrust (10-15%)

- deactivate engine with action group

- go low

- set up level flight using trimming only to not to get speed because of control surfaces

- when low enough, set reverse thrust and activate engine shortly to kill speed

It works, but makes precise landing impossible. But I want to land it on aircraft carrier. So I still struggling with this plane.

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When your rover is just a command seat with wheels, and you light the way with helmet lights, then you probably can't go any smaller.

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Maneuverable like you won't believe, as long as you turn off the front wheel motors. Easy to flip upright, too, but hardly ever turns over. And of course, the battery-independent light helps. ^_^

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So I decided to make the fastest practical low-altitude aircraft I could without using part clipping. In the middle of the process I decided 'Eh, I'll put a seat on it instead of using the stayputnik, it'll be funnier'.

So I did. And it was.

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....There was a faster version, but it tended to shed engines in turns, so I slowed it down a little. This version is pretty fun to fly around the space center and out to the mountains. I've got plans to make it even lighter and smaller, which should increase the speed a little more.

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The Mosquito rover delivery system works very well, but since the Civik Type-K has two seats, and the Mosquito's cockpit only holds one, somebody's going to have to ride the roman candle outside. Better hope there's no atmosphere at the destination!

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When your rover is just a command seat with wheels, and you light the way with helmet lights, then you probably can't go any smaller.

Maneuverable like you won't believe, as long as you turn off the front wheel motors. Easy to flip upright, too, but hardly ever turns over. And of course, the battery-independent light helps. ^_^

totally looks like a stroller, going to have to make something similar XD

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totally looks like a stroller, going to have to make something similar XD

I think it looks more like one of those mobility scooters that plague the sidewalks. In this case I think it's long overdue. Jeb has ​to have suffered some kind of handicap by now! :D

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When your rover is just a command seat with wheels, and you light the way with helmet lights, then you probably can't go any smaller.

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Maneuverable like you won't believe, as long as you turn off the front wheel motors. Easy to flip upright, too, but hardly ever turns over. And of course, the battery-independent light helps. ^_^

it looks like you made a super stroller

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When you just GOTTA GOTTA GOTTA get your space fix right NOW!!!! (or alternately, here comes the Mother in law)

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Shortly after this and right after the deorbit burn Ol' Jenfrey here randomly left his seat and floated off.. was too busy chasing down the falling chair at 56km up and 2k m/s to grab a screenshot sorry..

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Nope. I didn't get a picture of him at his last second before impact either, unfortunately. RIP Bill (until the next incarnation - and this is my "simulation" save at any rate, so I didn't feel too bad).

The Enders Game / KSP Simulation Uncertainty Principle: One cannot know whether a given mission was actually a simulation until it ends in success or failure.

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