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Does anyone also hate the MK1-2 pod (3-men pod) like me

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MK1-2 pod hatch and ladder placed in strange angle, it can't match any symmetric mode, make the rocket ugly.

So I never use it on my rockets:(

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I use Shift-A or Shift-D (or is it Shift-Q, Shift-E?) and rotate it so the ladder is in-line with the rest of my lander. Then fit 3 parachutes to the side of the windows so they don't obscure them. Not ideal but, I don't hate it.

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I use Shift-A or Shift-D (or is it Shift-Q, Shift-E?) and rotate it so the ladder is in-line with the rest of my lander. Then fit 3 parachutes to the side of the windows so they don't obscure them. Not ideal but, I don't hate it.

when the ladder become aligned, the windows turn to strange angle lol

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I use Shift-A or Shift-D (or is it Shift-Q, Shift-E?) and rotate it so the ladder is in-line with the rest of my lander.

Yep. Pretty much necessary with these off-angle ones. Shift+ is everyone's friend.

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I hate the Mk1-2 because its so FREAKING HEAVY! I usually just use a Hitchhiker Storage Container with OKTO2 for command - that's 1 more crew for a 2 / 3 the weight. If you really want lightweight, Mk1 Lander Cans are the best. Four kerbals for 2400 kg.

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I use it all the time and I love it

Partly because it carries the 3 most important Kerbals while they deliver bits of spaceship/stations/fuel tanks/other kerbals to their doom, but mostly because it can survive the sort of landing that result in other craft becoming crushed tin cans with kerbal jam in them.

If the ladder position is annoying just use a few ladder sections from the utilities page to link the capsule ladder to the hitchhiker pod.

Boris

pah call yourself rocket scientists :D

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why it seems like suddendly everybody has problems with the ladder of this pod, i don't remember people complaining about it before, i never had a problem with it, i love that pod

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In career mode it is currently completely useless. You only need one kerbal for EVA reports and samples.

I really like the looks of it. I can work with the ladder placement. I'm just never going to use it outside of sandbox mode.

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I think Tiberion is working on a very sleek, streamlined manned capsule. I cannot wait for it to replace the mk pod. I'm not much of a fan either. Ladder/Hatch doesn't bother me the damn thing is just ugly.

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There's a reason for the hatch/ladder placement. It's so that if you were to extend the ladder down something like a service module, it wouldn't interfere with 4x symmetric RCS quad.

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Well, I do like the Apollo aspect of it. The ladder placement does suck a little bit... But nothing that really annoyed me.

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I frequently use it as a space-taxi. Launch 1 Kerbal and get 3 home! (Or the other way around).

Yup. Throw SAS and a docking port on top, put a Skipper underneath it, use RCS blocks and linear thrusters with 2-way symmetry, put the chutes at the top of the fuel tank, and you're good to go.

Overfloater made an awesome bi-plane using the Mk II as the cockpit.

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I like that capsule. And usually don't use a ladder with it, because if I plan to land, I use a lander can, not the capsule.

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The hatch/ladder angle has never bothered me. The only time it matters is if I have a Hitchhiker tank beneath it, and in that case I just rotate the tank to match the capsule.

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I was thrilled to unlock it and sent two on flyby missions with Science Labs. One to Duna and another to Eve. Hoping to get flyby data from Gilly and Ike! Although heavy, in one part one can deliver a Science Lab team and a lander pilot. Seems ideal to me.

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Whats the big deal with ladders I almost never use them and just use the jetpack! Also that is probably my favorite capsule!

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Whats the big deal with ladders I almost never use them and just use the jetpack! Also that is probably my favorite capsule!

Well, you can't use the jetpack on Kerbin (for suborbital hops) let alone Eve. Basically, I find jetpacks useless anyplace with a gravity field substantially heavier than the Mün.

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Do I "hate" the pod? Absolutely not. Are there improvements that I would make? Yes, for sure.

-As mentioned, the door matches up oddly with all the vertical-stack based pods. It should be matched up with the likes of the landercan and such. I understand why it'd be offset, though, as it was an early pod.

-Personally, if asked to redesign I'd give it a bit of a texture update of some sort.. Except I'm bad at textures.

-Kind of wish it had a built-in heatshield-like thing, like the single man pod. It looks so bare and adding one is kinda pointless.

-The fact that it has texture-based RCS thrusters with obvious burn marks, yet they are nonfunctional. I'd love if they'd assign thrust points to them, and possibly add a bit of geometry so that they were vaguely nozzle-shaped. Just a thought.

Overall, though, it's the only stock 3-man pod we have, and one of the best 3-man pod out there. The only one that has real competition with it is the 3-man capsule from the KOSMOS pack, but I don't see a major reason NOT to use it, it's more or less perfectly functional.

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