Kerbal Space Program

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Ralph, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. jeffmorris

    jeffmorris Ancient Guru

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    How can I build stages on rockets in the demo version?
     
  2. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    If you are enjoying the demo I recommend you get the full game... it is so good and worth every penny.. It's also a pretty cheap game.
     
  3. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    Project Duna

    Lander Interceptor on it's 4th mark

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    Managed to get this Duna twice but the lander was too heavy, too unstable and I tried to get it to do to many things, the result being two total loses of control and impact with surface at 1500+m/s so in the end Lander Interceptor had to be redesigned.

    Decided to go for a lighter more simple lander design, renamed Magellan

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    Magellan 2 on approach to Duna

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    Managed to establish orbit, slow it down and deploy parachutes for landing, much much smoother and much more in control than previous attempts.

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    Lander Magellan 2 from the surface of Duna

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  4. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    wow... Still haven't gotten to the moon.. I'm still in build mode creating things :I
     

  5. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Creating a plane is harder than it should be in this game
     
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Master Guru

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    Orbits will decay, but only if you are in the craft with time acceleration off, otherwise everything will be on rails- So you can in fact aerobrake (use the atmosphere for breaks).
     
  8. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    The reason seems to be that the surface planes in this game act like RCS thrusters. A real aircraft will move and pitch around the point of the planes interaction with airflow over it. In this game however if you stick four planes at each corner of the aircraft the aircraft moves and pitches around the central point of these four planes, very very much as you would expect it to move if the planes were RCS thrusters instead.

    I started a project to build a space plane but have decided to give it a miss for now since the flight dynamics don't seem to be quite right.

    Put it this way I was travelling down the run way at 170m/s in a very light first attempt at a space plane with what I would call more than sufficient wing to generate lift and the aircraft just would not lift off.

    Too put that in context, 170m/s is 380Mph, a fully loaded Boeing 747 can take off with a ground speed of 200Mph.
     
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  9. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Planes are pretty hard to balance.. still trying to make an ssto that can get into orbit..

    i've got one that fly's, but doesn't have enough fuel xD
     
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    That's basically the problem I was having. Another odd bit is that even planes that were perfectly stable on takeoff would tend to just go apesh*t upon reaching a certain height. They either just started doing loops or spinning uncontrollably.
     

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    That's cause wings need air to control and when you go too high there is too little air.
     
  12. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    The height cutoff is way too low if that's really what's happening. I don't think I even got to 10km above the surface before all control was lost.
     
  13. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I think I will give up on SSTO... it's way too hard xD

    I have settled with a jet fighter, it flies perfect : >

    The second I add fuel tanks other than Jet Fuel, making aircraft becomes hard.
     
  14. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Here is my Jet Fighter that I made... It is balanced and quite fun to fly. It is an evolution of my previous jet design, I guess you would call this a failed SSTO Jet.

    I am really good at landing.

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  15. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Why not try a 2 stage orbiter plane. That shouldn't be too hard.
     

  16. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    What is a two stage Orbiter plane?

    (~° ▽ °)~
     
  17. BLEH!

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    Plane stuck on top of BIG rocket.
     
  18. KissSh0t

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    I think that could work..

    Hehehehe~~ (Explodes)
     
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  20. KissSh0t

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    More is never Enough.. I mean.. damn.. that's a big single stage lol..
     

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