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Tips and tricks you found out yourself


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Everyone who plays a lot of KSP invents certain tricks in the game to achieve more in it. Sometimes these realisations are simple and other times it's absolutly brilliant. Sometimes you found out you've been doing things the wrong way, other times you'd noticed slight changes to enhance your launches.

Lets share them! What have you found out yourself???

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I've figured two things out. When burning into a high orbit, I do not do the make an AP above the atmosphere and burn from there to circularize. When I need to get a satellite into lets say a geostationary orbit. I keep burning when my AP is way above the atmosphere, I keep the pitch of the ship at 0. This way I'm burning radially and raising my PE (and lowering my eccentricity). When the PE hits about 20-25 KM. That's when I cut the engines of. This way I utilized my fuel as efficient as possible. (And I do not have to restart my engines, which is no problem in KSP but can be in real life).

A second trick I found out is a cheaper and faster way to get to Minmus. Because Minmus is in an inclined orbit of about 6 degrees you'll have to do an inclination burn to make up for the difference. Off course you could wait for a window when Minmus is on the equator at the time of arrival. But it dawned me that 2 times a day the Kerbal space centre is on the Ascending or Descending node of Minmus orbit.

Now I just timeshift till KSC is directly underneath the path of Minmus and launch in a heading that makes up for the tilt of Minmus (either 96 or 84 degrees). This way I don't have to do an inclination burn and can fly straight to it as if it where the Mun.

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Adjusting maneuver nodes with mouse wheel, by pointing any of the nodes to decrease or increase. And click any Ap, Pe point to see info on it, while changing maneuver node. Made life much easier and can plan extremely accurate approaches.

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Adjusting maneuver nodes with mouse wheel, by pointing any of the nodes to decrease or increase. And click any Ap, Pe point to see info on it, while changing maneuver node. Made life much easier and can plan extremely accurate approaches.

According to Steam, I have 700 hours in KSP. And NOW, you tell me about this!?!?!?! Thank you. Sent a Rep point to your forum account as well. I've been using (and will continue to use) MJ Maneuver Node Editor); your hint will make things go a lot faster.

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Re-assign the space key .... mine is set to the Home Key ... which is right out of harms way :D

In map mode if your Conics are jumping around all over the place when you shut down engines .... Disable the reaction wheels

If when in map mode your targeting indicators jump around .... if say in target mode ... go to stability mode and things will settle down

Do the same when docking for smooth control .... Disable Reaction Wheels on both craft

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