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18 hours ago, Triop said:

All these Aardvarks remind me of my childhood, I used to get a dozen of these on my birthdays...

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I really hate it. :lol:

I guess they didn't sell well, so my aunts and uncles picked it up... :unsure:

I mean I wanted Eagles, Falcons, Hornets, Tomcats, not a squadron of Aardvarks. :wacko:

 

One time I got an F4 Phantom, which was sorta cool but not my favorite. Another time I got this weird space shuttle that also transformed into a rover or something. I tried to put it together anyway but the parts didn't fit well and I got frustrated with it.

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Big improvements have been made to both the suspension and steering mechanism. For a 100 ton vehicle it moves around pretty well! Maybe one of the biggest full stock rovers in ksp?

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Based on a real vehicle:

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On 12/1/2019 at 7:31 PM, sturmhauke said:

One time I got an F4 Phantom, which was sorta cool but not my favorite. Another time I got this weird space shuttle that also transformed into a rover or something. I tried to put it together anyway but the parts didn't fit well and I got frustrated with it.

Top Gun was the reason for me to start building models, but I only liked the small stuff (less parts, faster build).

My pride and joy was a small aircraft Enterprice carrier with little Tomcats, and other planes, man I played so much with that little thing. ^_^

23 hours ago, Jon144 said:

Big improvements have been made to both the suspension and steering mechanism. For a 100 ton vehicle it moves around pretty well! Maybe one of the biggest full stock rovers in ksp?

What a beast ! :o

 

 

More stuff I liked as a kid and never had:

The RC Tamiya Grasshopper.

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So why not making a replica in KSP ? &)

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I like the build so far, I also have found the decals:

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It will be a lot of work cutting these out and turn them into NEBULA decals.

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Progression :cool:

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Started making the decals:

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15 hours ago, Triop said:

More stuff I liked as a kid and never had:

The RC Tamiya Grasshopper.

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So why not making a replica in KSP ? &)

 

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Wow! Trip back memory lane! I had a grasshopper II as a kid. Terrible RC car (weak motor, only 2wd, no individual suspension on rear axle, no (oil) shock absorbers (only springs)), but man I loved that thing! :cool:

 

Really like your build so far!

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Done all the decals, not happy with the stripes, I'm going to redo those.

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I'm not going to paint this model, I think it looks great as is.

I did a testdrive, (wheels configs are changed) topspeed 44 m/s. :cool:

I guess this is going to be my car for the Kerbal Dakar. ^_^

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SECTOR 7 SPACE LABORATORIES
Update: 12-3-19
MUN AND BACK MK3-1 S7

This somewhat Apollo Style Craft will get you to the Mun and Back to Kerbin (Lander only showing here). This is my first of it's kind that I build and soon to release. After a few years of playing KSP I can't believe it's been this long before having a chance to do this. After lots of build changes, lots of testing and also brought back from the back burners after months I am nearing completion. A few more test and filming to be done. This craft may also come with scanning abilities, that's still up in the air at the moment.

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18 hours ago, Jon144 said:

Here's an opportunity to finally see it move...

 

 A classic returns!  Good to see it again.

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Started working on a new car, this one has a new feature: pop-up headlights.

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Progress! @HB Stratos put some lovely KLAW stabilators which are much better than the poor elevator I had on it at first - they're independently hinged for pitch and roll control, and nigh-indestructible, and look great too. My part of the project is going well - visuals are there, but the wings are much less consistent than I hoped going into this project. I may have to pivot to end-on hinges, which would be a downgrade in space, but gurantee that it docks every time. Unfortunately, that would ruin any chance HB has of getting proper tanky wheels into this thing.

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True to form, the build doesn't rely on the DLC for functionality, losing a little in part count for gaining a lot in cool factor and wing stability.

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1 hour ago, sturmhauke said:

Reminds me of my dad's old Fiero.

Cool car, mine is a bit too short for a Fiero, but the front looks very simular.

I've installed a engine and did some more body work and installed the seats.

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Also trying some paintjobs.

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