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Comparison of Saturn V and N1

*2x imgsnip*

My Saturn V is taller, while the base of the N1 is wider, as they were in real life.

Actually, in real life the N-1 was taller and larger; it's just that it never got off the ground (without crashing spectacularly) so the Saturn V is more commonly known as the largest rocket.

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The little human in that picture makes you question the sanity of the people who designed and built those machines.

I didn't even notice him...

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Yep, each month a new thread is chosen to be stickied, this helps make those threads more visible, who knows RedRobin, maybe one of your threads will be stickied one day :)

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Yep, each month a new thread is chosen to be stickied, this helps make those threads more visible, who knows RedRobin, maybe one of your threads will be stickied one day :)

Hopefully, but I don't have any good ideas for one.

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Well, that's what happens at the end of the month. :)

Yup. I'm mainly satisfied that the OSCTCA is a regular fixture. Having this up for a month was just icing on the cake.

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Trying to get a Soviet Proton Duna mission. Only thing I have so far is the modified LK:

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Only thing I have so far is the modified LK

Which looks amazing. How much ÃŽâ€v does it have?

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First SSTO that's 100% mine while not crashing within the first 2min...and with a Kethane miner. But yeah, intake spam. Pretend it's one large intake :P

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Super stable, goes 2.3km/s at 32km but could probably beat that with a good pilot.

I have no clue how far it can get, Mechjeb shows weird readings if you switch over from the Rapiers to the 48-7s. Should be enough to go to the Mun to refuel though.

Edited by John Crichton

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It has about 2km/s which should be enough as it has parachutes.

Edited by Redrobin

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At the moment i worke on this little thing

X-12 668 (name on the cockpit at the artwork)

Image is from RevanCorana from his thread ¦ EclipseEngi ° Index, thank you for that ;-)

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I want to build it as an SSTO

This was the first test fligt, straitght 80°

Engines: 2 Rapier + 2 Basic Jet's

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Edited by 9t3ndo

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You have a lot of details on this one/Space Shuttle! The gap under the tail is there, the space shuttle leans forwards, and the way the front wheel is oriented is accurate as well! The back gear look good too...

Have you tried more accurately shaping the wings? They look good already but after that the Odysseus STS will be near perfect or perfect! :)'

Look at this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Space_Shuttle_Atlantis_landing_at_KSC_following_STS-122.jpg

Edited by Woopert

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Pandora IV Mun Drop Ship. With the help of more enlisted astronauts, this ship will get 13 Kerbals to Munar orbit. You can then either land or head back to Kerbin!

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Hmmm....

Hmmm.... indeed, personaly I think that the vertical stabilizer is just a little bit to tiny.

But then again when writing this, it does look good. :sticktongue:

Gue

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Pandora IV Mun Drop Ship. With the help of more enlisted astronauts, this ship will get 13 Kerbals to Munar orbit. You can then either land or head back to Kerbin!

Why RAPIERs? If they're munar landers, you'd be a lot better off with 909s. Then you could land AND get back home!

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Don't the 909's have the larger form factor? The rapiers can be done away with completely, but my very first launch with this configuration was flawless. I had Kerbals landing on the Mun, landing on Kerbin, orbiting both, etc. I effectively ended up with a large fleet of RAPIER ships in orbit. Here's a video.

http://youtu.be/TPgyJCW3D0Q

By the way, here is the video for the experimental Pandora VII. Just seeing how big they can be made.

Edited by barcode386

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A little update - part count: 174

- engines are changed: 2 Turbo Jets and 2 of the small Rockomax

- first wing design

- landing gear added

- doing a first 105k orbit with fuel left

- testing the needed landing speed: ~115m/s

btw in atmosphere it flies like a brick but it flies...

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