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Being passed by your own debris is always an issue. The other night, I was trying to recover a reusable booster design consisting of a central tank with parachutes at the ends and pairs of engines in radial pods that were designed to separate after re-entry and land independently on their own 'chutes. After the kinetic heating died off and the speed had dropped sufficiently, I popped off the engine pods and just caught a glimpse of something going 'bang' as they went off the edge of the screen. With no time to look around, I popped the 'chutes on the main tank, and then two seconds later, something smashed clean through it and blew it up so fast that I couldn't see what it was, leaving me with two separate sets of parachute packs falling, very slowly now, in parallel.

Checking the Flight Events Log (aka the 'Post Mortem Report' to KSP players) revealed that two of the engine pods had collided after separation, smashing the parachute module off one of them before it deployed, and thus leaving the engines trailing in the wake of the tank, still at full speed, like two four-tonne bullets. When I'd popped the chutes on the tank it had slowed down very quickly and the engines flew right into it...

Yep, shot myself down with my own engines..... :banghead:
« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 04:11:55 pm by Weaver »
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Neat stuff thanks for the info
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Re: Kerbal Space Program: piggyback upside-down afterburning take-off edition
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2016, 02:16:21 pm »
Heads up for anybody who just plays the game but doesn't keep up with the drama:

Last Tuesday, most of the developers quit Squad. The dispute seems to be about pay but I don't know all the ins and outs of it. The future of the game is now uncertain, since even if Squad recruit a new team, they won't have the same in-depth knowledge and history with the game that the original team had. Many of the people who've quit are also involved in maintaining key mods.

If I were you, I'd grab all the latest versions, mods etc.. while you can. I'm currently downloading v1.2 while I'm typing this.


Meanwhile, here's a livesteam where Scott Manley talks a little about this, while building a quad-copter Lockheed Salmon and flying 1/3 of the way to space with an upside-down one-bladed two-component helicopter (like you do).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PqClNxM58M&feature=em-uploademail

He starts talking about the developer resignation situation at about 39:00.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program: problems at Squad (and silly helos)
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2016, 11:48:05 pm »
Not good  :banghead:

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Re: Kerbal Space Program: problems at Squad (and silly helos)
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2016, 06:14:26 pm »
Inter makes prop engines out of (lots) of stock parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72V6Vq4D7Pc
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Re: Kerbal Space Program: problems at Squad (and silly helos)
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2016, 03:56:12 pm »
Scott Manley builds the Bloodhound SSC in KSP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFv5jdUIx1k
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Re: Kerbal Space Program: problems at Squad (and silly helos)
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2016, 12:01:55 pm »
Scott Manley builds a Roton-style rotary-wing rocket:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f7mvtS7NOM

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Re: Kerbal Space Program: new series by Scott Manley
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2016, 12:16:23 pm »
Scott Manley's got back to KSP with a new campaign series.

Loads of mods, ridiculously high ambitions and some very err, Kerbal designing and flying (and swimming) in episode one.  ;)

Galileo Conquest - Episode 1 - Where Am I? https://youtu.be/9N0fbxpoMWM
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Kerbal Space Program: Scott Manley makes a reactionless drive
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2017, 10:45:02 am »
If only this worked in real life.....  :wacko:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AKdTj5Pgvs

EDIT: he's refined it to the point where it will take off in 1G:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAjkxugThe0

 ;D
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Re: Kerbal Space Program videos: Scott Manley makes a reactionless drive
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2017, 05:15:24 am »
Billy Winn Jr. makes a Fairey Rotordyne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM_z5e4G_OA

Billy's a damn good KSP vid maker, who really thinks outside the box when designing stuff.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program videos: Billy makes a Rotodyne
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2017, 05:28:43 am »
That was pretty darn good.  :thumbsup:

But the real 'dyne did have the main rotor running in forward flight. It's just that it wasn't under power then and worked like an autogyro's rotor.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Kerbal Space Program videos: Billy makes a Rotodyne
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2017, 05:45:12 am »
That was pretty darn good.  :thumbsup:

But the real 'dyne did have the main rotor running in forward flight. It's just that it wasn't under power then and worked like an autogyro's rotor.

Yeah, I left a comment to that effect under the video. I think he's recently done a Sikorsky stopped-rotor design, which is where the confusion arises.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program videos: Billy makes a Rotodyne
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2017, 08:58:54 am »
Cupcake Landers is back with an awesomely produced flying wing aerobatics video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za-ZTlQpR2Q

Doubtless the craft is as 'cheaty' as most of his others, but since he only uses them to produce cinematics like this rather than claim achievements, nobody cares.
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Re: Kerbal Space Program videos: Billy makes a Rotodyne
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2017, 10:45:29 am »
Scott Manley makes a literal Flying Vee:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXFstqEP4j8

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Re: Kerbal Space Program videos: the day the music flied
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2017, 07:52:15 pm »
Another epic from Cupcake Landers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nAOEcsWw98

Anyone who's actually played the game will appreciate just how much work must have gone into making all the sets for this. :thumbsup:
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