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  1. Wonder if it's possible to lock the lift rotors to the up vector.
  2. How certain are you about this? AFAIAA, reaction wheels produce fixed torque rather than fixed force. Length of lever arm shouldn't matter.
  3. Moreover, the skybox is not a physical object and has no location. You can't collide with it.
  4. Couldn't you still get far closer to the centre than with our current Moon, allowing for a wider selection of changes in direction for a given relative speed?
  5. One part of your question is indeed easy to visualise. Here, I animate how sound would look if you could 1) see air pressure as darkness, and 2) see in super-slow motion. Bear in mind that the wavefronts are spherical, so this is how it would look from any direction. The usual mental image of expanding concentric circles is really pretty accurate.
  6. What's to prevent the addition of counterdrag flaps that reside in a hollow segment behind the nose and bring the CoDrag of the tilting part exactly onto the hinge?
  7. I wonder if an expertly crafted, redockable (quicksave magic) electric rotor can offset its own mass in a single-stage Eve ascender. You could use it in a locked position to aerobrake, or maybe aerosteer.
  8. From the pics it looks more like a plane-shaped vessel to Duna orbit with a ton of extra boosters, some of which are solids.
  9. After which, instead of the update beinɡ created by devs to be ɡiven to players, it will rise from oblivion on the computers of players to then be transferred to Squad's machines and erased line by line over months. Extrapolation, not even once.
  10. Neat bird! How much does it carry into LKO? I ran the numbers for the heck of it based on your stats. ΔvNerv = Isp(Nerv) * g0 * ln(mfull/mempty) = 800 s * 9.81 m/s2 * ln(269.1*103 kg / 99.1*103 kg) = 7839 m/s ΔvRapier = Isp(Rapier) * g0 * ln(mfull/mempty) = 305 s * 9.81 m/s2 * ln(269.1*103 kg / 99.1*103 kg) = 2988 m/s ΔvLKO = Isp(Nerv) * g0 * ln[(mempty+mlf+mox)/(mempty+mox)] = 800 s * 9.81 m/s2 * ln[(99.1*103 kg + 12700*5 kg + 3180*5 kg)/( 99.1*103 kg + 3180*5 kg)] = 3450 m/s
  11. On the same lifter that rebuilds the station, I'd imagine.
  12. I'd call this a good bassline for any instrument-shaped craft.
  13. Can we mount reaction wheels on the craft's body to provide torque or is this strictly aerodynamic controls only?
  14. Build the door so that "closed" means deployment forward at 150 authority, and "open" means deployment in reverse at 150 authority.
  15. The two-way split presumably makes for less cycling whenever you want to cut the charge consumption of a reaction wheel, such as when entering atmo on a glider with limited solar panels. I haven't run into a situation where this is crucial, but since the context menu is not overly wordy I'd prefer for the settings to stay separate.
  16. MechJeb does not let you plan an ascent one throttle setting and one degree of heading at a time, though. Actually programming the autopilot yourself is a whole different challenge.
  17. Your suggestion will receive better momentum if you mention kOS, the state-of-the-art mod, and say why it won't do.
  18. Not many people except for everyone and their goldfish. Not even us warp-then-sync proponents like the idea because it wreaks havoc on the idea of predictable transfer orbits.
  19. I'm still inclined to think the effect is psychological, but I will now make sure to test it for myself. It might have something to do with the aerodynamic forces on vertical and angled nacelles with lateral velocity. Edit: the results are in and it seems @Dafni was right. Having engines far from the CoM and tilted toward the CoM are two ways to give their gimbals a longer lever arm - better control authority. If you lock gimbals, all-vertical and tilted setups work identically except for thrust loss.
  20. Physically speaking this should not be the case, unless it's some consequence of ground effect (not in KSP) . I wonder if and how it really happens.
  21. This thread could do with a name that avoids confusion with (part attachment) nodes. Maybe "Separate editing of maneuver vector and magnitude"?
  22. There is no end to how much I support this ability. I often fly impromptu grav assist routes on little fuel, and it would be an amazing help to see where the same Dv can take you if you point your nose differently.
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