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Portable Rover Components. New project from ASET. (up 29/07/14)

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I'm sure the assembly instructions will include a tin full of string, a harmonica, a goat, and someone to stand off to the side gesturing wildly as to why you brought a goat along on a lunar expedition. The harmonica is for keeping the goat entertained.

Wow, I don't think I could have put it any better than that..

As for why you might take a goat with you on an off-world expedition... the reason is simple. Why not? Eventually we'll want to colonize the worlds around us, and that means we're going to need livestock eventually. Goats are a form of livestock, so we must find out of they will explode when leading the atmosphere or not.

What... you didn't think we'd waste a space suit on a goat did you? What madness is this!?

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We're currently discussing SAMOKAT, and yeah, that's an acronym. If anyone can find a fault with that, please don't hesitate to say so. :)

Doesn't bother me, but the Samokatosians of the planet Samos IV might take exception....

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PRC -personal recreational craft? :)

Nope! That stands for Portable; Radio Communications!

(It's a military joke. Our communications equipment designators always start with A/N PRC-)

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But... how will you succeed to attach wheels (or anything else) on a moving part ? IR ?

KAS actually.

When it's fixed. :(

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That's downright pretty :) I especially like how you made a collapsible version of the command seat.

How does it handle?

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The whole of China in a box?!

Seriously though, it looks great!

Edit: Is this still in development or are you waiting on a new KAS release? Because some of us do have the .23.5 version of KAS working on 32-bit .24.

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I think this could use some kind of car jack to make the wheel deployment less...wobbly-springy?

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... are you waiting on a new KAS release? ...

Yes. i'm waiting for KAS update :(

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I think this could use some kind of car jack to make the wheel deployment less...wobbly-springy?

Assemblig a rover on the KAS ground pylon works perfectly for that.

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Yes. i'm waiting for KAS update :(

:(

I understand, but I really can't wait to get my hands on this. All your projects are so damn gorgeous and well-designed.

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Just so you know, KAS now has an unofficial fix that allows it to work on both 32 and 64 bit.

It's not 100% polished, but there are no more explosions and everything works now.

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I’ve installed this patch of KAS for x64 and found it working acceptably, so I guess I can publish a test version of PRC. See OP.

I’ll be happy to hear your comments, advice and requests.

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Wow. This looks nice. Any chance of an LRV-style high-gain antenna and a KAS box (for carrying instruments and the like) to mount at the rear? This little rover really looks great.

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I know this is a KAS problem but you can't take anything out of the containers. Just an fyi KAS isn't really fixed yet and although a patch has been made for 64bit the containers are still an issue for no 64bit.

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I know this is a KAS problem but you can't take anything out of the containers. Just an fyi KAS isn't really fixed yet and although a patch has been made for 64bit the containers are still an issue for no 64bit.

I can't speak to x64 as it (with more than a couple mods) is unusable for me, to much disappointment. However, on x86, KAS is working for grab, drop, store, attach and take - for me as of last night. In these uncertain times, mileage is certain to vary, however.

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