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I took about an hour and a half putting this together. It's one of the few U.S. Military jets that I haven't made yet: The Grumman F11F Tiger.

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I've got a build video that I plan on releasing soon-ishtm, once I get another pair of hours to edit it together.

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Here it was about a half-hour into the build. I wound up rebuilding the aft fuselage pretty significantly, which undid a good bit of the work on the nose (somehow). 

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Here's the immediate aftermath of the first test flight. I didn't expect it to survive the landing as well at all (there's almost no clearance for the tail), but somehow the tailhook (which was deployed) also made it. The biggest change after this flight was the reshaping of the cockpit, which was too arched.

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Just taught id give you guys an update on the video stuff, and other stuff in general.

So, i was supposed to upload the triple showcase thingy like two weeks ago...well, it's been shot but needs to be edited.

There is also another video on the works. But, when this will actually get done, i don't really know. I have work that involves 3D modelling (Rhino and Fusion360) and i also just got a 3D printer (FlashForge Finder 2.0, a cheap starter one that get's the job done. I will likely be getting a proper one like we had at school (Ultimaker 2 Extended +) at some point in the furture), so there's gonna be a lot of printing and 3D modelling on the side, and then there's all the other projects i would like to get done.

Basically, just don't hold your breath, videos will be coming, but it might take a while. Same goes for other forum and KSP stuff.

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After taking a nice long look at the F-11F, it needed a lot of work to get to the point that I'd be happy releasing it. This is the first major step in that direction. Reshaped literally everything except the horizontal stabilizers, and moved to a cockpit that's the right color.

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And at @HolidayTheLeek's insistence, I started this.

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Here's the guts - triple hinge, 10 SAS wheel motor. Got a test rig up to 45m/s on the ground, so hopefully it'll have enough oopmh to lift what will probably be a 10 ton craft off the ground.

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 Not working my job this week, just burning vacation.  So the ol' motorcar, a car which struggles with it's identity, but which I don't want to abandon, is getting a new landing leg engine.  Probably.

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17 hours ago, klond said:

 Not working my job this week, just burning vacation.  So the ol' motorcar, a car which struggles with it's identity, but which I don't want to abandon, is getting a new landing leg engine.  Probably.

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Although I have no idea how yours works I'd like to propose the idea of custom controls opening one set of landing gears and then closing them only to open another set with another key in a certain firing order... like a set of pistons. Think that would be possible in KSP, just as a fun experiment? I can't see it being practical. Hard to put into words, I might try it myself.

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2 hours ago, He_162 said:

open another set with another key in a certain firing order

 Never thought of it, but it sounds fun.  Button 1 would extend piston 1 and retract 2-8, etc, etc.  There's a weird problem though - If you use legs for force they gotta stay permanently extended for most stuff because they don't function as legs while they're retracting and extending.  Can cause big bada-booms.

 Hey, what's that nice looking car in your sig?

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2 hours ago, klond said:

 Never thought of it, but it sounds fun.  Button 1 would extend piston 1 and retract 2-8, etc, etc.  There's a weird problem though - If you use legs for force they gotta stay permanently extended for most stuff because they don't function as legs while they're retracting and extending.  Can cause big bada-booms.

 Hey, what's that nice looking car in your sig?

That's my Tesla Roadster replica! :)
https://kerbalx.com/He_162/162-Tesla-Roadster

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I have a remodel I've been working on since the release of the thing, haven't gotten around to fixing the fenders and the headlights. Should look really nice when I'm done.

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On 11/23/2018 at 4:26 PM, Castille7 said:

 

Most of you know me, I got more WIP then a Horse Jockey at the Kentucky Derby!! :D 

This was the first phase of this project, a Command Center, the second phase would be the framework between the lighted panels, phase three add the lighted panel sections in alternating launches with the framework that would go between them........and that was the wish hand! You can see how this project went in the photo gallery below.

Spacedock Azimuth then Space Station Azimuth attempts

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This was one of my inspirational pictures

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This is what I was hoping to complete but complications have become overwhelming, not sure if I will continue with another attempt at a later date or not.

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Off to Orbit we go!!!!.......yeah often easier said then done! This barely made Orbit

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Many trips to the Launch pad were made until it was structurally sound enough to Launch, and many Launches failed

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Idea after idea and launch after launch these sections where just not cooperating with me.

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Things weren't connecting well, launches and rendezvous were taking lot's of time more ideas came to mind but couplers were not functioning correctly because I brought the project into a newer version. At lease that's what I'm thinking caused their malfunction. I was not about to put this into Orbit again with new couplers.......:confused:

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Decided to create a Space Station with the Command Center and add Labs with Communications and the Coupler trouble i was having was still happening, totally forgot about that and was going for one last attempt to have a completed project here. :/

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To be continued?..........uh.....not sure atm....

 

 

 

I tried a Star Trek style space dock, but the part count was way high, reduced the count a bit but then trying to pull a star ship up too it........ well just too much for this guys PC. ...................I like what you were doing here though!

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On 12/8/2018 at 12:20 AM, Mignear said:

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what is that?

 

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