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[1.8.X] Tantares - Stockalike Soyuz and MIR [20.0][10/11/2019]

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Absolutely. If you check 1 or 2 pages back you will see some goodies. There is some exciting developments with prop Dev, I'll tell soon :)

The current ATV IVA will provide a nice testbed to try out a lot of these props.

Awesome! I am working on a station using most of your parts! The first launch well...didn't end well. :P

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So, I have improved my R-7 service towers. They now include floodlights and a spacecraft access arm for crewed missions.

http://i.imgur.com/1Lj0WaD.png

http://i.imgur.com/DGDopEm.png

This would probably cause the rocket to heat up and burst into flames in real life.:P

well you have beaten my russian tulip :D but do i see infernal robotic parts?

about the flood lights: symetry and scale down lightintensity ! :D

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Those props look neat! I also like the Soyuz-A orbital module.

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May I suggest that the old tantares antenna stay in the pack but have it's base slimmer and rescaled to fit as a nice transition between the stock DTS M1 and the 88/88 / prioroda?

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May I suggest that the old tantares antenna stay in the pack but have it's base slimmer and rescaled to fit as a nice transition between the stock DTS M1 and the 88/88 / prioroda?

Seconded. I really like the design of the old one. It looks like an actual antenna as opposed to new KURS dish, which looks like a docking component, like it's supposed to, not a transmission antenna.

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well you have beaten my russian tulip :D but do i see infernal robotic parts?

about the flood lights: symetry and scale down lightintensity ! :D

Yeah... I used Infernal Robotics *shuffles feet*

I think I will turn down the power on the floodlights a little, but at the same time, I'm going to expirement to see just how bright I can make it! *cackles*

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Those props look neat! I also like the Soyuz-A orbital module.

Many thanks! :)

It is in-game now, lights and all.

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By the way, did I actually read, 2 or 3 pages ago, that there will be a Pirs? :)

Well :rolleyes:

There is a lot of space in the Progress texture sheet, what (progress related) I fill it with? Pirs seems a good fit, but I'm looking around.

May I suggest that the old tantares antenna stay in the pack but have it's base slimmer and rescaled to fit as a nice transition between the stock DTS M1 and the 88/88 / prioroda?
Seconded. I really like the design of the old one. It looks like an actual antenna as opposed to new KURS dish, which looks like a docking component, like it's supposed to, not a transmission antenna.

To keep the old one would violate the whole texture economy stuff I've got goin' on.

I could make an alternate model using the same textures as the new KURS.

Finally, shuttle success.

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Haha, that's quite a shuttle! I've never seen one without wings before.

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Haha, that's quite a shuttle! I've never seen one without wings before.

There where plans to make a wingless Space Shuttle version.

But it was never build... the only thing that comes close to a wingless Shuttle is the Boeing X-37B....

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Haha, that's quite a shuttle! I've never seen one without wings before.
There where plans to make a wingless Space Shuttle version.

But it was never build... the only thing that comes close to a wingless Shuttle is the Boeing X-37B....

Thanks :)

And yup, if you can generally give up the ability to fly within the atmosphere you can omit the wings (or use very small ones). The winglets still let you turn and control your descent.

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See the lifting body design there.

Also the top left is the SERV(?) which I had an idea to make a while ago...

A cute fat SSTO.

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Nice shuttle you got there!!

Ah yes, the agony of landing leg spam. Even now I feel it.

Even still they all broke on touchdown...

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With no payload, it had enough fuel for a powered landing, but I went the safe route.

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Without a doubt those are some interesting designs!

Very nice indeed :)

Lots of interesting shuttle concepts out there...

Works flawless!! :D

http://i.imgur.com/S9C7R4f.jpg

No seriously! Nothing exploded.

Although I forgot to pack the Parachutes :sticktongue:

You have replicated it perfectly! (Except for the AB engine which currently only I have :wink: )

If the kerbals live it is a success.

VA

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so you're going with .9735 or whatever it was?

Yup 0.9375, don't worry, there will be adapters to .625 and 1.25 inc. :)

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Yup 0.9375, don't worry, there will be adapters to .625 and 1.25 inc. :)

well, I use a custom TweakScale with .9375 as a default size, so I wasn't worried personally...

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Yup 0.9375, don't worry, there will be adapters to .625 and 1.25 inc. :)

I love it! The only thing for me is that the adapter have the same slope angle as the VA capsule, especially 0.625 one. :)

What will be the changes in the configs? I might need to adapt mines probably.

Oh, and one other thing: in the RealFuels config you've included, add please a line :FOR[Tantares_RF_Stockalike] after every NEEDS[RealFuels], so that it will work with the RF Stockalike configs. :)

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Very nice indeed :)

Lots of interesting shuttle concepts out there...

You have replicated it perfectly! (Except for the AB engine which currently only I have :wink: )

If the kerbals live it is a success.

VA

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http://puu.sh/eWdR5/23846dd3be.jpg

Love that VA!

But please, don't forget to include a custom LES this time ;)

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It's a stubby part with CAC\CRV abbreviations written on it. Look at its reflection - you can see its thrusters (there is 8 in total, I believe)

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I made a quick google search for more ref. material, so if you ever do this hopefully you won't lack data/inspiration(you might find the UR-530 tower and the LK-700 tower better-looking, and some artistic license in a stockalike mod isn't exactly a problem )

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/t/tksdh1.jpg

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/z/ztksles1.jpg

http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/East_Europe_2/Proton/Gallery/TKS_16.jpg

https://falsesteps.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/lk-700.jpg

http://www.friends-partners.org/mwade/graphics/t/tksdwg.jpg

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/u/ur5xxalm.jpg

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That new VA capsule is EPIC.

Can't wait - thats going to get a lot of use.

A thought - you mentioned using an adapter on top for sizing. That got me thinking - It might be worth the thought to have a combined chute/decoupler (like you did for the Soyuz) for the top of the VA rather than doing the radial chutes. Just an idea.

Looking forward to the beta :D

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I love it! The only thing for me is that the adapter have the same slope angle as the VA capsule, especially 0.625 one. :)

What will be the changes in the configs? I might need to adapt mines probably.

Oh, and one other thing: in the RealFuels config you've included, add please a line :FOR[Tantares_RF_Stockalike] after every NEEDS[RealFuels], so that it will work with the RF Stockalike configs. :)

Thanks :)

Yes the adapters will try to maintain the same angle: so you could put 0.625m parachute, etc and it not look odd.

Changes to size, for definite, but not as drastic as the Soyuz, new TKS capsule has nodes at 0.3425.

Most of the other parts aside of the Crew capsule were made to orthographic, so should be close-ish.

But I will try to detail more size changes in the spreadsheet I link you.

Love that VA!

But please, don't forget to include a custom LES this time ;)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/02/TKSmodel1.jpg/1280px-TKSmodel1.jpg

It's a stubby part with CAC\CRV abbreviations written on it. Look at its reflection - you can see its thrusters (there is 8 in total, I believe)

Yeah a LES should be easier now I have made one for Soyuz.

I'd probably bundle it with TantaresLV though.

I made a quick google search for more ref. material, so if you ever do this hopefully you won't lack data/inspiration(you might find the UR-530 tower and the LK-700 tower better-looking, and some artistic license in a stockalike mod isn't exactly a problem )

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/t/tksdh1.jpg

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/z/ztksles1.jpg

http://www.b14643.de/Spacerockets_1/East_Europe_2/Proton/Gallery/TKS_16.jpg

https://falsesteps.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/lk-700.jpg

http://www.friends-partners.org/mwade/graphics/t/tksdwg.jpg

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/u/ur5xxalm.jpg

Great links! Many thanks :)

I had no idea they had made life-size LK-700 mockups.

That new VA capsule is EPIC.

Can't wait - thats going to get a lot of use.

A thought - you mentioned using an adapter on top for sizing. That got me thinking - It might be worth the thought to have a combined chute/decoupler (like you did for the Soyuz) for the top of the VA rather than doing the radial chutes. Just an idea.

Looking forward to the beta :D

Glad you like :)

The parachute, yeah I am doing this - the old parachutes will remain, but there will also be a stack if people want to use that.

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