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Goddess Bhavani

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  1. Ah yes, and the fact not all of us have fancy joysticks, and the in-game flight controls and SAS interaction feels like two systems fighting each other. But its fun when it works For the landing gear angle - for minute adjustments disable the angle snap. From your description of main wheels far apart it should be like a FW-190 in terms of configuration, this wide landing gear is much easier to handle on the ground without tipping over but I might recommend to reduce the harshness of the shocks and springs so it doesnt bounce left and right while rolling down the un-smooth Lvl 1 runway. This is something I experienced on WW2 flightsims like the Sturmovik one too, so we are not too far off from realism I would also be happy to look at the craft files and do the necessary tuning as a mechanic would to a classic car, as it is often quite difficult to explain, what are all the small adjustments and settings tweaks done to make a plane lovable to revisit.
  2. I've had similar issues with a starting aeroplane, I found the following to be the cause - Landing gear not perfectly aligned, even with snap angles. Made the main gear 'toe out' slightly for stability by doing minute adjustments with the rotation tool. This is a throwback to car tuning - the default positioning seems like there's a slight 'toe in' making the craft too sensitive to yaw, making it toe out is less efficient but allows the plane to stabilize itself in a straight line. - Rudder is not perfectly aligned, offset the rudder to one side to counter yaw on takeoff (you actually find this done on old piston engine warbirds, like Bf-109!) - Suspension was either too stiff (causing bounce) or wallowing around too soft, I set it to 0.9 or 1.0. - Level 1 Runway is bumpy, ensure your gear can soak up the bumps during the takeoff and landing roll. Realizing unwanted roll was the problem causing the wallowing, I set the roll control to the all-moving tailplanes instead. And finally: I had Kerbal Weather installed and the basic landing gear absolutely cannot take 20 m/s crosswind without tipping over the plane and destroying the craft, so I disabled wind on takeoff/landing.
  3. I've spent thousands of hours building, flying and testing KSP planes, to the point I think little of operating them. I've fallen asleep to the whirr of jet engines as though in a real jetliner, only to wake to the sound of splashdown. Yes, I just fell asleep after cutting the engines for 'final' descent to KSC.
  4. It was an alpha version and someone named Harvester. I started messing around with ridiculous planes, remnants of which might be found throughout the forums I held on to that then-free alpha version for quite a long time, I was new to internet purchasing then and just started work, probably don't even have a debit card. Later when life circumstances were better I bought KSP on steam.
  5. Back in the day I used to love designing practical aircraft but had a lack of airports to fly them to. I've just reinstalled KSP, KK and KSR along with all your airports Edit; are the airports 'openable' bases in KK base manager?
  6. Ah, I was wondering where my airports went to from 5 years ago. I think putting a link to KerbinSide would be good otherwise KK doesn't come with the airports and kampus to play with The KerbinSide threads are really old though. https://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/index.php?/topic/160099-122-13-14-15-kerbin-side-continued-145-05112018/ Edit: There's a Remastered version. This seems newer. Time to test them out.
  7. I would like to request a name change as the last time I visited here was probably 5 years ago (2016!) and I wonder how I was named like a pasta. Could you change it to "Goddess Bhavani" instead for lulz. Put a underscore in if the space isn't desired.
  8. Long-time returning player here. I think this mod has become the staple of my new game, I really like the diversified strategy options even though I heard you could make -too- much money on certain heavy rocket launch contracts
  9. I just installed ReStock and the radial parachutes don't open. Edit: Removed RealChute and the restock chutes work again!
  10. Thanks! The non-working version was downloaded manually off SpaceDock. Removed this and installed FF 1.10 via CKAN - works perfectly.
  11. Greetings, After adding Final Frontier mod to my game, the main menu ceases to respond. Unable to click start game, options, etc. Would there be a workaround for this? - Apologies for the ask, I haven't played for fully 5 years (!!)
  12. I was very busy for the past few months. Never got my dieselpunk SSTOs into orbit. My news feeds are now filled with SpaceX stuff after the Falcon Heavy launch, and now the successful fairing recovery test. Who knew, a great big rocket fairing could float like a leaf in the wind? Anyway, I asked for a joke commission about SpaceX and Tesla on Mars a few decades from now... and this arrived in my mailbox today:
  13. Not mine, but something I asked for as a joke commission about waking up a few decades from now in a SpaceX dominated future. "Mars 2070" by Victor Hegger (his page is https://www.facebook.com/verbeeldkunst/)
  14. Here's a simple cruise missile / drone. Download: https://kerbalx.com/pandoraskitten/D-10C-RPV
  15. The only black stain in the KSP community is the kind of treatment I got from the so called "Official" KSP reddit discord.
  16. Finished my 11th Bollywood dance session and found the studio quite receptive of my turning up in traditional wear. I wandered around the more ethic parts of town and was invited to this lovely North Indian restaurant where the service and food was fit for royalty. Soon after the meal a couple messages came in from a community of musicians inviting me to a concert and for a lady offering to bring me to watch some live performances tomorrow. It's nice to have a culture to call home, even if it's not my own. The openness and hospitality I experience from mingling with other cultures, is a 180 degree reversal from the kind of hostility I received growing up amongst my own race. And before I knew it, there goes my entire weekend. I picked up a unique looking tiger-striped traditional dress on the way back, which I will wear tomorrow as my new friend liked it.
  17. I've been writing Arabian science fiction for a now-dead indie title and as Battletech fanfic. Adding a little authentic cultural diversity never hurts.
  18. The chin radome reminds me more of the Tu-142 ======== Here's a simple cruise missile / drone. Stick it on a truck or make a modern containerized antiship missile out of it. Download : https://kerbalx.com/pandoraskitten/D-10C-RPV
  19. Hi @GarrisonChisholm long time no see The Kerbin Cruiser is ready for flight. It has the wings of a 787, engines from an Ilyushin 62, canards off a Devastator mated to the nose of a steam locomotive. What could possibly go wrong? Craft thread: Inspired by the Boeing Sonic Cruiser with a generous dose of "how hard can it be?"
  20. Squid plane hammerhead eagle i-thrust thingie with tartar sauce. Kerbin Cruiser transonic business jet Also known as the product of looking at too many Boeing concepts and going "How hard can it be?" It has the wings of a 787, engines from an Ilyushin 62, canards off a Devastator mated to the nose of a steam locomotive. What could possibly go wrong? KSP 1.3.1 stock, get it from https://kerbalx.com/pandoraskitten/Kerbincruiser Naming credits: Lewis MacRae from KSP Facebook Group
  21. Same "dieselpunk" fuselage as SS-3 but with an open wing design. Will it fly?
  22. Made a Predator drone that rolls only one way and not the other. Reason: KSP doesn't like V-tails. Phantom forces. I'm seeing odd behavior on a Dreamliner style curved wing setup too.
  23. I had a blonde moment and launched the S.S. Oscar Mayer to the north pole without a proper preflight inspection, only discovering there was no chute after fairing separation. There was no heatshield either and parts were nearly cooking off and I decided to use the landing rockets to slow the vehicle down. Lithobraking went "as planned"; I decided not to bother adding the chute after seeing how perfect the stayputnik worked as a crumple zone...
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