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  1. I'm trying to build a large scale cargo SSTO at the moment but my struts keep on getting sent to the cornfield. While I'm waiting for the game to unbreak itself, It'd be cool to see what everyone else has been able to throw together on the large side of things. What's the biggest thing you've managed to get off the runway and in to space? What's the heaviest payload it's carried? Single Stage, or assisted in some way? Have you build anything cool in orbit with it, space shuttle style? I'd love to see what cool designs are out there.
  2. I have read dozens of posts on "Why does my plane turn 90 degrees and explode on the lawn?" I have made certain that my wheel are straight and started using universal to line them up. I have made sure CoL is slightly behind CoM and wheels are just at the CoM so you can actually lift off. That hasn't changed. I am making bigger aircraft and they need bigger wheels. Ever since I started using anything bigger than the small retractable or the fixed landing gear, no plane makes if off the runway. They wobble back and forth at around 35 m/s, turn hard left or right at about 45 m/s. I would not think that you could get away with using small gear on a medium or large airplane or STO. For one, the back end of the plane would get knocked off if you nosed up even slightly. Is it something with the level 3 runway? With KSC in general for plane takeoffs? As a side note, I took off in a small supersonic plane and flew to and landed on then took off from the northern ice caps. Planes are working.
  3. Having the ability to take-off from runways 27L & 27R instead of only from 09R & 09L. Potentially adding 1 runway running North/South, 36 & 18, respectively. Also having the ability to load-in, in front of the VAB and be able to taxi to our desired runway. Thank you for the teams hard work, I’m having a blast playing 2.
  4. I'm having a weird issue in v1.10.1 where my SSTO is constantly bouncing up and down on the runway upon loading, and refuses to stop for minutes, if ever. If I try to take off, even if the bouncing seems to have stopped, it starts to drift off the runway within seconds, and I inevitably over-correct resulting in a crash. You can see how the game registers a speed of 0.1 or 0.2m/s, which is entirely due to the bouncing. I've flown this design to orbit and back several times, so I know it isn't a design issue (although my other, smaller SSTO seems to be unaffected). No idea what the problem is, it just started happening last night and I haven't been able to launch one since.
  5. Whenever I switch SPH and VAB, I'm unable to build large vessels. To reproduce: - Load game in science or sandbox mode - Go to SPH or VAB - Switch editors until both mass and size are limited Here's the contents of GameData directory: And logs: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZX8NrFwhgojkIAU9r4aFJuCwlpHzVa4L/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S8xSEfGmQNFMorRBhpS6Z_o-HupnzW0r/view?usp=sharing Screenshots: Save, which contains ship: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11urKBjs5iMguQNvvJ0W0IDLAvjha7WZm/view?usp=sharing ProceduralStartPlus directory in GameData: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yMwTbeMBD-LuGHY3DQ4cTRaJ9xPqtTTY/view?usp=sharing
  6. Having been discussing this, and slowly fleshing out the idea further, I would like to suggest a set of level 4 upgrades for each of the KSC facilities should be available, as well as (as a reach-goal) some way to upgrade the alternative launch sites (the Desert Runway needs an upgrade to its length/width/surface, in particular). Why: - Gameplay progression and "reach" goals for longer-running campaigns by more advanced players (although, these should not be out of reach of any player, they should require even greater Funds cost than the lvl 3 upgrades). - Rule of Cool. Bigger and more impressive facilities are a worthwhile goal in themselves, if it doesn't harm immersion/fun. - Realism. Real space centers, like Kennedy Space, took DECADES to reach their current size/scale. - Mods. Some of the features these level 4 facilities would provide would make some of the harder mods- such as Real Solar System scale-up's, a bit more playable on Career without having to tweak the Difficulty settings yourself. What the upgrades do/ look like: - Lvl 4 Launchpad. Somewhat bigger than the level 3 pad. Located a bit (maybe 10-20 meters) further away from the other buildings for range-safety of colosssl rockets if this is possible- otherwise the default distances should be increased 10-20 m or more (they are too small for realism, and increasing the distances a bit would add more of a sense of scale/size to the space center...) Maybe also adds a big, bare concrete pad nearby that still counts as Launchpad biome (100% recovery) for SpaceX-style recovery missions (the lvl 3 pad is an INCREDIBLY small taget to aim for landing on, and most players, except the truly crazy-skilled ones, just aim for anywhere near the KSC grounds for landing launch stages as a result...) - Lvl 4 Runway. Wider and longer than the KSC runway (currently 2.5 km long, the KSC runway in real life is 4.5 km, and quite a lot wider than the KSC one in game as well. I suggest at least 3.5 km for the level 4 runway, preferably 4-5 km). Maybe a bit thicker surface, for realism of handling heavier planes on it (could also justify then making the lvl 4 runway being a bit harder to destroy than the lvl 3 one). Wider runways will allow players to safely launch wider planes. The runway separation from the SPH should also be increased a bit (at least 10-15 m) for landing approaches of ultra-wide planes, range-safety of massive planes full if rocket fuel, and so wings of huge planes don't collide with SPH if players decide to taxi around near the SPH a bit. - Lvl 4 VAB. Larger/taller inside than the lvl 3 VAB, so players can see more of their tallest rockets (and have less of planes overflow the VAB when they merge really long shuttles/flyback boosters built in SPH, before attachment) without re-rooting of parts and constant shifting of the rocket stack. Larger exterior dimensions too, for immersion/coolness. - Lvl 4 SPH. Longer/wider internal dimensions than the lvl 3 SPH, for even longer/wider planes (having really wide planes that you can't see the wingtips of in the SPH is *particularly* annoying). Larger external dimensions for immersion/awesomeness/impressiveness. - Lvl 4 Tracking Center. Provides higher-powered DSN (so players have a better way to increase this with more immersion/coolness than just pulling up the DSN slider under Difficulty settings. I won't argue the necessityof the DSN upgrade beyond saying it'a both more realistic, and less obnoxiousfor players than building their own more powerful ground-stations on Kerbin and an enormous relay network just to provide stronger comms to Jool, or mods that expand the # of planets beyond Jool) and larger/more impressive-looking satellite dishes for the building. Maybe give the Tracking Center a proper parking-lot too? - Lvl 4 Astronaut Complex. Should provide a discount to astronaut-hiring costs (maybec10-20% off the base cost. 30%? 40%?) By the late-game, when you have a large crew roster, it becomes PROHIBITIVELY expensive to hire more Kerbalnauts (and forces players to just spam rescue-contracts to get more) or replace any lost crew members (w/o respawn). An option to refresh the current list of available hires, for a cost in Funds, for the lvl 4 complex (if you're going to spend a fortune on hiring, maybe you want a Pilot with better Courage, or a low Stupidity scientist? Helps with immersion/fun). - Lvl 4 Science Center. Purely a handout to modders. Lvl 3 center could be given a tech node cost limit beyond anything in the stock tree- allowing modders to lock parts behind a lvl 4 science center (which would remove all limits) for Career Mode balance and realism for futuristic parts taking even longer to obtain... Could possibly be disabled by default (but re-enabled under difficulty options, with a tooltip "just for looks in the stock gsme") if would annoy stock players. Could be larger/ more impressive than the lvl 4 center, so even some Stock players might use it, for coolness. Would of course also be default level in Sandbox/Science modes (so most players would still benefit from the cool model). - Lvl 4 Admin Building. Should come with a moderate (20-30%?) discount to buy-in costs for all strategies, or *maybe* add a few new, more powerful strategies (or allow existing strategiesto be set to 100%- with lvl 3 only going to 80%, and the strategies all being buffed a bit). Would make the game a bit easier if players bought it- but at VERY low Return On Investment (as the upgrade would be very expensive). Besides, most players don't use the Admin building much. This might give players a *bit* more motive to do so. Could also cone with a larger/cooler building model, maybe also a bigger parking lot? (To represent the increased staffing demands of a more mature apace program, and all the complex clerical work that makes modern space programs possible...) These are just ideas for what each of the lvl 4 upgrades could do- amd I'm sure other players could come up with even better ideas! This is a great game, and little improvements like this (or in the case of players who struggle with launching/landing enormous rockets on the puny lvl 3 pad/runway, BIG improvements...) would make the game even better. I don't expect everyone will agree with me on thos, or all the details, but I would like people not to be closed-mindef about this, or respond "there's a mod for that!". Thank you all for reading this! I think some lvl 4 upgrades, as part of the base game, would be a nice way to show appreciation for the KSP community- and by showing players the game is continuing to grow/evolve in a VERY noticeable way to any playthrough, would keep them involved- and more likely to consider buying KSP 2 and any future expansions for KSP as well...
  7. Right now i have a 110 km orbit, but i have 4 main questions: Where to put the maneuver node, where to aim the periapsis, how high the periapsis should be, and how to calculate with all that to the earth's rotation, and the drag what air makes. I made a test flight earlier on with the shuttle, and then i put the node 90 degrees ahead of the KSC and aimed the periapsis 90 degrees beyond the KSC, but i only used my eye, (just like i read somewhere in wiki) and when i reached the maneuver node, the KSC and the periapsis alligned up just to the right direction, but now, i have no idea how to recreate it again.
  8. Description: - Start and stop within the runway. - Under 10 tons - Under 123 parts - No SRB(Solid Rocket Booster)〜said Jebediah Kerman - Stock parts only - No mod applied (E.g. TweckScale) - No cheats - Impress Jebediah Kerman Let the challenge begin!
  9. So I haven't played in a while and I show up and design a killer new plane, takes off fine, flies great, but then when I go to land it, the instant the nose gear touches down, there's a huge bounce pitch approx. 20° and kicks the rest of the plane approx. 10 meters in the air. Done several tests following scientific method using controls and varying spring strength and damper strength, but I can only make the bounce take longer to hit or make it a little shallower, but it is always there. Starting to worry that my beauty is never going to see glory. I've seen other posts in regards to a more pervasive bounce at standstill and takeoff, but they're mostly older posts (>6 months). These such instances do not report the same symptoms and thus their solutions have not helped. Plane is 2 rear gear (medium retractable) and 1 nose (medium retractable), weight 12 ton, Mk. 2 fuselage with twin panther engines. The cockpit is BD Mk22 but I don't think that should be affecting the landing gear too much. Update: turned the nose gear around 180° and it is marginally more stable, also seeing some weird graphical glitches in the runway. I am aware that they updated the mesh for the runway, but the symptoms still show themselves on the grass. Current best results are max spring strength and much reduced dampers, but still requires very long and level approach.
  10. Flying planes in KSP is rather frustrating. But one of the things that I find most infuriating is that my plane always arrives about 10 feet above the runway, and proceeds to drop down onto it. Invariably, it then bounces on the totally inadequate wheels (I only have the stock basic landing gear at the moment) and explodes. Why does my plane always start so high? I've built it on the floor of the hanger, but it makes not the blindest bit of difference - launch 10 ft off the ground, drop and boom.
  11. The way the runway levels up is very weird. It starts off so bumpy that it is easier and safer to just take off from the grass right next to it. What I'm proposing is that the runway start off very short, and progressively get longer, instead of the runway starting off very bumpy and getting progressively smoother.
  12. Hi, there are certainly some possibilities with this kind of runways, for helping some "resilient" spaceplanes to leave ground, as well as there have been several concepts that use this kind of runway. http://www.pmview.com/spaceodysseytwo/spacelvs/sld011.htm I suggest aside the stock runway (or wherever), a (or several) custom angled runway may be constructed, may be electrified or not (magnetic takeoff possible)...
  13. So this feels like exactly the sort of thing Kerbals would come up with, plus it would settle the 'is the runway flat' debate forever, and be awesome to actually use:
  14. I have a very frustrating, recurring problem with planes. I cannot get a simple plane down the runway without it losing yaw control and crashing! This has been a problem for me across many versions of KSP. I try tweaking everything I can think of: types/number of wheels, steering on wheels enabled/disabled, wing shape/size/placement, control surfaces size/placement/authority control/deployment, reaction wheels setting/quantity, engine quantity/size/placement, ...and probably more. I've even tried with all three levels of runway; at level 3, the plane seems to take a little longer to start wobbling, but still does long before I reach a speed that will allow take-off. I'm using only stock plane parts (see list of mods below). AAAARRRRGH! I have a Career Mode game with several contracts that require flying around Kerbin, and I can't even get off the %&*@! ground. Specifically, once my plane exceeds ~35 m/s, a yaw wobble begins that only gets worse as my speed increases. Eventually, my SAS cannot halt the swerving, and almost immediately my own keyboard control cannot override the swerving. I swing off the runway and crash. Every. Single. Time. My KSP version is 1.2.1 (updated by Steam), and these are the mods I have: DMagic Orbital Science, Extraplanetary Launchpads, Firespitter (came bundled with USI mods), SCANSat, Tarsier Space Technology, TweakScale, and six USI mods (Asteroid Recycling Tech, Freight Transport Tech, Konstruction, Exploration Pack, Submarine Pack, and Modular Kolonization System). Also, below is a Dropbox link for my most recent plane design if anyone wishes to see it. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pfob9s7m77vrfsa/Exploration Plane.craft?dl=0
  15. Hey KSP forum! I have been playing KSP for a couple of years, neatly avoiding the VHB. Building some quiet amazing structures like big space stations and mun base and such.. Well i went and fell in love with SSTO's so i thought okei lets learn to use the VHB. I build a small plane, flies like a dream, then went big and build a massive (mark IV) turbo prop science plane that flies like a dream (but slow though, and only atmospheric): But hey i felt ready to build a SSTO after watching a number of videos. I know i might be ambitious starting out with a mark IV SSTO as these things are massive. However i want it to haul big cargo in orbit so they need to be big. My problem isn't getting in orbit (not yet) my problem is simply creating a plane that doesn't fall apart or blow up before i even start a engine.. I have had serious problems with fuel tanks mounted on the side of my fuselage just falling of like i didn't even use tape to fix it. Even though i used struts! Sometimes in both sides sometimes only one of them.. no matter if the landing gears were mounted on them or the fuselage. Well if i design around this and actually get in the air my wings (one piece with procedural wings now) are flapping like a hummingbird and my elevons are pivoting around there center point around axial direction like its about to be ripped off.. Okei i got so tired of this that i started to try and copy other peoples planes like this one(which is really cool): Thinking okei if i build that without any cargo it should at least stick together and be able to spawn on the runway.. but no. the fuel tanks along the fuselage just drops of as soon as the plane loads to the run way.. Or.... everything just explodes.. WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING WRONG!?? I cant even copy other peoples work.. Will post some pictures of my miserable attempts when i get home. Is there some kind of trick to get the parts to stick together or is there a software problem? or am i simply just plain stupid? Never had these kind of problems with my plain old fashion rockets.. or small planes using only small parts. MODS used: Mark IV MechJeb Kerbal engineer procedual wings Any help much appreciated, almost giving up on KSP completely now..
  16. Here are some bugs for the Xbox One KSP: -Planes on runway are a few degrees to the left -Flaps on planes are "wonky" -Half the wheels on rovers go the wrong way -Objects in Spaceplane Hangar do not snap onto the middle automaticly Thats it! Don't expect these bugs being fixed, or if they even are bugs, but I hope you do your best. Thanks!
  17. The T1 runway is the only runway. The "upgraded" runways are only a graphic effect. They have NO COLLISION. What we are driving on is the same old crappy gravel with the pot holes and little hills, not the smooth flat paved surface we are presented with. Your landing gear is dipping into and over these very large imperfections in the T1 gravel runway, hidden under the paved runway model. That's why it suddenly goes one way or another, and why it seems to go randomly left or right. Temporary workaround until this is fixed: Use the flat ground left of the runway. It's ACTUALLY flat, and will not make your plane suddenly steer left or right on it's own. Don't believe me? Build a little lander probe with landing gear and launch it on the runway. Watch it sink into the runway model and settle on uneven terrain below. Good luck!
  18. I built an MK3 plane that has been rigged as a bomber. However, I am unable to launch it because it keeps yawing left on the runway. Is this a bug or is there some problem in my construction? Megabomber.craft
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