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On ‎6‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:26 PM, Shadow dream said:

Just messing arround with a prototype

Reminds me of R.A.D. (Rapid All-terrain Descender pod)


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I tried to make a little tour with my Osprey. Due to the lack of space capabilities I simply used Alt+F12 and added small engines for deorbiting. My first target was Eve (atmosphere duh). So while yes, I had to "compensate" for some design deficiencies, making her survive the flight, I think this flight was a giant leap for Man... Kerbalkind! But then ... well see for yourselves:

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Reentry on Eve Atmosphere. Standard procedure...

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Detaching De-Orbiting Engines. Thick atmosphere slows highly aerodynamic craft down exceptionaly fast.

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Spooling up engines!

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It works! She is stable and hovering on own power! (Don't let the F12 Menu fool you, she has the fuel cells to run on her own)

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After some minor inconveniences due to aerodynamic forces, I decided to abort the mission. No biggie really...

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I officialy request the F12 menu to not count as cheating anymore. It does not work, so who cares!?

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There she comes!

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And she made it!

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Now F5 and turn off F12..... starting the engines....

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and she flies! Success!

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On 6/13/2019 at 7:53 AM, Frozen_Heart said:

It's a rough prototype, but I've just invented the variable thrust K-Drive!

 I thought the same thing when I did the blimp.  Lots of parallel inventing happening.  I'm glad you shared your excitement with us.  GL on the single-craft drive, let us know.

 

 Here was one of my modules from the blimp.  You can kinda see the lower elevons down there used for the variability so ASDW and SAS function.

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Ahhh yes, same ol krakentech still works perfect in 1.7.1.  Feels good.

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(sorry, not a WIP, just using this, uh, relevent discussion to sell blimps.  Livery not included).

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8 hours ago, klond said:

 I thought the same thing when I did the blimp.  Lots of parallel inventing happening.  I'm glad you shared your excitement with us.  GL on the single-craft drive, let us know.

 

 Here was one of my modules from the blimp.  You can kinda see the lower elevons down there used for the variability so ASDW and SAS function.

 

 

Ahhh yes, same ol krakentech still works perfect in 1.7.1.  Feels good.

 

(sorry, not a WIP, just using this, uh, relevent discussion to sell blimps.  Livery not included).

Omg hadn't thought of using it for an airship! That's awesome! :)

 

Do you need to decouple your design before use? Or is it a single craft? I've not seen a single craft K-Drive in years. :(

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After a long time away from KSP, finally picked up a project for a serious amount of time.

Flyback booster like on the proposed Energia 2. Sorta. Has two foldout wings for hopefully a runway landing. Dunno why felt like it.

Early prototype testing.

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Why not use the new Breaking Ground stuff? Cause I'm a sadist. And dont have it. And too lazy to upgrade past 1.3

So to make the bearing, its a landing gear in a bunch of thermometers. Also have a counterweight for each wing (ore tank and reaction wheel, plus a clipped in battery) to help reduce the stress on the actual bearing.

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Adding some skinning. Its much further along now, but the game crashed and I dont have pics.

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Landed.

Still have a ways to go. Need to add more fuel capacity, finish the skin for it, and mess with stability. Currently, its unstable going up after too much fuel has drained. If it isn't, when the wings are folded back the craft is too stable to actually maneuver.

Edit: More skinning, Somewhat nicer to fly now.

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Starting to work on my stock Stratolaunch replica again, the individual fuselage is now complete and stands at 744 parts. Considering that this doesn't include the second fuselage, wings, or engines. The part count on this will be among the highest of my aircraft replicas.
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Can anyone guess this plane?

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Wing isn't completely finished yet, as you can see. Not sure what to think of them, not as clean as I would like and I still need to add flaps, spoilers, and ailerons. Thoughts?

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This:

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A giant catapult thingy: I call it the "Bridge" its  usage (probable) is to launch small-ish payloads on Minmus. However  never been I've tested because:

-It weighs 250 tons

-It kinda splits in half like this, when you turn it around:

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I would appreciate any help with managing to stop this happening

 

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27 minutes ago, Bottle Rocketeer 500 said:

@Munbro Kerman Is that a 737? The cockpit windows look very nice.

Yes it is! I wasn't sure if the windows are disproportionate or if that is just me trying to be a perfectionist.

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I'm probably going to standardize this on the center 7.5m diameter instead of the 5.0m ends.

The goal is to refuel a separate Eve SSTO lander, lift it to 20km and launch it. I'm going to use FMRS to preserve both craft.

I debated carrying the lander inside by docking with it and having it phase through the shell, but keeping it underslung will work just fine.

I'm going to rebuild those tilt-rotors to be simpler and more powerful.

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An earlier version that got to the Island Airfield.

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15 hours ago, Kerbalwerks said:

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And I just started rewatching TNG, how appropriate! It looks good so far.

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Kerbin Mini Military

This is the first of a few Mini Military Craft I plan to have in a Video at a later date. I have a few Craft built, to name a few, BattleShip, P38, Mitchell & an Aircraft Carrier.

 

Mini Bomber
(Bombs Destroy Nothing :blush:)

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54 minutes ago, Castille7 said:

Kerbin Mini Military

This is the first of a few Mini Military Craft I plan to have in a Video at a later date. I have a few Craft built, to name a few, BattleShip, P38, Mitchell & an Aircraft Carrier.

Mini Bomber
(Bombs Destroy Nothing :blush:)

Sounds pretty similar to a project I did a while back. Maybe it's time for a proper series?

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I built a F-14, an A-10, as well as the F-15 and F-16, but I only ever released the first two (including, in the updated version of the Tomcat, what is likely the smallest set of functioning swing wings ever) 

I also made a KerbalX hangar for craft just like these: https://kerbalx.com/hangars/46419

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On 6/19/2019 at 8:58 PM, Kronus_Aerospace said:

Starting to work on my stock Stratolaunch replica again, the individual fuselage is now complete and stands at 744 parts. Considering that this doesn't include the second fuselage, wings, or engines. The part count on this will be among the highest of my aircraft replicas.
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Have seen many, very few capture the correct lines of the fuselage, this is looking great.............................

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23 hours ago, Servo said:

Sounds pretty similar to a project I did a while back. Maybe it's time for a proper series?

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I built a F-14, an A-10, as well as the F-15 and F-16, but I only ever released the first two (including, in the updated version of the Tomcat, what is likely the smallest set of functioning swing wings ever) 

I also made a KerbalX hangar for craft just like these: https://kerbalx.com/hangars/46419

Your craft builds look very proper to me! Also I've noticed some of my Mini Craft in that Hangar :cool:

(including, in the updated version of the Tomcat, what is likely the smallest set of functioning swing wings ever) 
Wow, I must have missed this in the OP! Amazing that these wings swing.

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On 6/17/2019 at 12:41 AM, Frozen_Heart said:

Omg hadn't thought of using it for an airship! That's awesome! :)

 

Do you need to decouple your design before use? Or is it a single craft? I've not seen a single craft K-Drive in years. :(

 Thanks.  It's on the ole kerbalx if you wanna take it apart.

 I used 4 k-drives (thanks @erasmusguy) so ya it's 5 different craft.  One big one right on the center of mass that pivots so it stays straight up-and-down (with Radial Out).  That's really the kicker - so it can nose-up without moving backwards.  2 more, just in front and back of that to change buoyancy and pitch, and the last one I had to put SIDEWAYS in the tail for turning/steering cuz no sane amount of SAS was gonna turn this lead zeppelin.

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Currently torturing my computer :p

1804 parts 476 tons (the shuttle has been emptied - at close to the shuttle weight with loaded SRB's as payload on the crawler, the runway sometimes broke...)

stock (MH + Breaking Ground)

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note : the crawler tracks are not yet decoupled in this picture :p

i think i might try to make a video, but not much more ^^. was fun designing this monster, but the current crawler at 1200 parts is a slideshow in operation :p

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after a good 20 minutes, i made it to the runway's slope (in game time - 1.30 minutes...) but i can keep the platform levelled with the runway :)

 

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On 6/20/2019 at 10:07 AM, Munbro Kerman said:

Can anyone guess this plane?

 

 

Wing isn't completely finished yet, as you can see. Not sure what to think of them, not as clean as I would like and I still need to add flaps, spoilers, and ailerons. Thoughts?

Was wondering what is powering the rotors air or electrics?

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Kerbin Mini Military
Update: 6.23.19

Planning to Spam this Thread a little with this Series :D. This is the Second Craft of a few Mini Military Craft that I plan to have in a Video at a later date. This Craft available on Kerbalx.

Mini A-10 Warthog

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In Bomber Formation
(Here you can find this Formation)
Version 1.7.2

AG 4 opens the Bomb Bay Door on the B-52 AG 5 will release the Bombs. AG 6 will release all the A-10 Payloads. So press 4 then 5&6 at the same time to make a full drop. AG 7,8,9 & 0 for A-10 to drop doubles at a time.

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6 hours ago, Castille7 said:

Kerbin Mini Military
Update: 6.23.19

Planning to Spam this Thread a little with this Series :D. This is the Second Craft of a few Mini Military Craft that I plan to have in a Video at a later date. This Craft available on Kerbalx.

Mini A-10 Warthog

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In Bomber Formation
(Here you can find this Formation)
Version 1.7.2

AG 4 opens the Bomb Bay Door on the B-52 AG 5 will release the Bombs. AG 6 will release all the A-10 Payloads. So press 4 then 5&6 at the same time to make a full drop. AG 7,8,9 & 0 for A-10 to drop doubles at a time.

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Did you use infinite clipping for the formation?

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1 hour ago, lapis said:

Did you use infinite clipping for the formation?

First I make the entire Craft a Sub Assembly (The A-10) and I change the root part to whatever part works to stick it to another Craft, in this case the Lead Craft. Then I spread the Craft apart with the Move Tool. (Hope this makes sense?) 

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Stratolaunch progress report, the wing section connecting the twin fuselages is complete. I've attempted some flight tests, but it is currently incapable of takeoff. I'm hoping completion of the wings fixes this.

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