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A thread on the Gameplay Questions forum inspired me to make this. Can you build a stock elevator? Yes!

Hi all, my name is Bildun Kerman and I'm here to show you my elevator.

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This here is the elevator car. It uses wheels to drive up the shaft, which is made of cargo bays!

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The crew's all ready at the top.

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Boarding the ship

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Decoupling the supports...

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and, Liftoff!

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It definitely needs more work to avoid Kerbals sometimes falling off, clipping through, or falling in between the car and the platforms. The car also sometimes jams or breaks wheels. And the way I set it up breaks the staging of the rocket when you separate from the tower. But I'd say it's a good start.

If you want to try it out or improve it: Craft file

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what visual pack is that? I notice some cool Stock part re-textures?

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LOL nice.

I've seen one of these before on Vaos YT page but not using the cargo bays. Well done sir.

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what visual pack is that? I notice some cool Stock part re-textures?

Yep, TeeGee is right, it's from Ven's Stock Revamp. I also have texture replacer.

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Hint : kerbals can walk onto several extended landing legs placed side by side without falling through :)

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This is brilliant! I've never really made innovative stuff like this in KSP but I applaud you for your accomplishment. :)

Slightly off-topic, but do craft files made using Ven's Stock Revamp stay compatible? I've been tempted to use it for a while now but I think some of the parts have different dimensions, which might make them incompatible.

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This is brilliant! I've never really made innovative stuff like this in KSP but I applaud you for your accomplishment. :)

Slightly off-topic, but do craft files made using Ven's Stock Revamp stay compatible? I've been tempted to use it for a while now but I think some of the parts have different dimensions, which might make them incompatible.

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I think it keeps the same dimensions but is just a retexture/reskin. I've used his mod before and it is amazing (the cockpit windows light up AND REFLECT what is outside of them (you need texture replacer).

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Why didn't I think of this? It's brilliant!

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Yes, it is expandable to any height by adding more cargo bays. It's very stable in the closed cargo bays, it only has a chance of popping out at the top and bottom.

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Inigma Kerman, Naito Kerman, Rune Kerman, and Westi Kerman prior to filming for the all-new STS-4 Space Shuttle Intrepid launch. I already filmed the launch without it, but I'm adding this modified elevator as a subassembly to the STS Space Shuttle. :)

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