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krazed
Admiral of the Bathtub
+619|5002|Great Brown North
complicated rockets are great
krazed
Admiral of the Bathtub
+619|5002|Great Brown North
so i've run into a problem. using one of the multi engine attachments, my engines overheat and explode in seconds regardless of the thrust setting
ROGUEDD
BF2s. A Liberal Gang of Faggots.
+452|3611|Fuck this.

krazed wrote:

so i've run into a problem. using one of the multi engine attachments, my engines overheat and explode in seconds regardless of the thrust setting
awesomeness overload.
Make X-meds a full member, for the sake of 15 year old anal gangbang porn watchers everywhere!
Trotskygrad
бля
+354|4222|Vortex Ring State
maybe they're too close together

try adding heat capacitors from mod part packs
krazed
Admiral of the Bathtub
+619|5002|Great Brown North
they have those? i didn't see any
Trotskygrad
бля
+354|4222|Vortex Ring State
krazed
Admiral of the Bathtub
+619|5002|Great Brown North
thanks!

unrelated. you having any issues accessing steam atm?
menzo
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+616|4668|Amsterdam‫

krazed wrote:

so i've run into a problem. using one of the multi engine attachments, my engines overheat and explode in seconds regardless of the thrust setting
are they solids, you cant adjust the trust of  them, they are 100% or 0%
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Trotskygrad
бля
+354|4222|Vortex Ring State
https://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7632/screenshot2nc.png

not mine but holy fuck
krazed
Admiral of the Bathtub
+619|5002|Great Brown North
holy shit
SonderKommando
Eat, Lift, Grow, Repeat....
+564|4882|The darkside of Denver
slow rocket is slow
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,615|4959|Oxferd
fun
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Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+566|4853|New Hampshire, USA
Just got this on steam the other day, it's crazy fun and addicting.  My latest project is getting a single stage space plane to the Moon and and back.

This was my final product space plane, a TSC5-A with the mission title Defiance 2, finally got into a low orbit with a combination of jet engines followed by an embedded rocked booster.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal1.jpg

Once in space, though, I had very little fuel for my moon trip, so I launched an unmanned fuel tanker to rendezvous with it in orbit, dock, and refuel
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal2.jpg

I got pretty damn close, but my orbits were slightly eccentric and I couldn't make the rendezvous
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal3.jpg

Because of the failed refueling, I was forced to return the kerban, however, the spaceplane was my first ship to bring a kerbal to orbit and back home safely, so I planted a flag in commemoration
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal4.jpg



I've since made improvements to the design, and my TSC7-B is looking promising for my upcoming trip to the moon
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Sig_Pats.jpg
FFLink
There is.
+1,380|4913|Devon, England
Holy shit, you're so much better than me!

I've been playing for... 3 days and I just hit the moon today.

.. and I mean hit. I couldn't slow down enough and my landing gear didn't even reach low enough...

Still, getting close!
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+708|4907|United States of America
How do you make spaceplanes that don't suck? Mine are just godawful at even maintaining level flight.
Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+566|4853|New Hampshire, USA
You basically need a lot of air intake for the jet engines, especially at higher altitudes, and a design that's stable, ie, center of gravity slightly in front of the center of lift. And while you're climbing, you have to monitor the air intake. If it drops below 0.10ish, the engines will flame out and almost always send you into an unrecoverable spin.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Sig_Pats.jpg
Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+566|4853|New Hampshire, USA
Finally perfected my tanker design, got it into orbit with full rocket fuel and full rcs fuel.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal5.jpg

Got within 10m, perfectly aligned with my spaceplane for docking when I accidentally engaged my main booster and damaged both ships. Mission was a total loss unfortunately.
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal6.jpg

I've since perfected my rcs design and am confident I'll have a docking and orbital refuel tonight
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Sig_Pats.jpg
Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+566|4853|New Hampshire, USA
Aaaaand the last post of the Defiance missions:

Finally docked in orbit and was able to refuel my space plane, an SPC9-C, designated Defiance 6
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal7.jpg

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal8.jpg


Finally with enough fuel, I departed Kerban's orbit for Mun
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal9.jpg

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal10.jpg


Made it safely to Mun, did a few orbits and returned to Kerban.  Unfortunately, I do not have a way to land the plane in little atmosphere, so we will return someday with newer aircraft!
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal12.jpg

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal11.jpg


/chain post, this game is so much fun
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FFLink
There is.
+1,380|4913|Devon, England
I'm jealous.

I've got to the moon once but now I can't seem to get there at all... Frustrating.
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+708|4907|United States of America
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/10249/2013-06-29_00001.jpg
Can't get them back on this rocket though. I'm really not that good at making good big rockets. Gonna need to be more pro in order to get beyond the Mun.
globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|4546|Graz, Austria

DesertFox- wrote:

TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES
Can't get them back on this rocket though.
They seem happy.
You haven't told them yet in this image, have you?
FFLink
There is.
+1,380|4913|Devon, England

DesertFox- wrote:

TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES
Can't get them back on this rocket though. I'm really not that good at making good big rockets. Gonna need to be more pro in order to get beyond the Mun.
Am I reading that right? It took you 1 hour and 53 minutes to get there? Or even 1 minute and 53 seconds?

Last edited by FFLink (2013-06-30 04:10:43)

bennisboy
Member
+829|4869|Poundland
Is it much better now than the demo was?
I ran out of ideas pretty quickly
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+708|4907|United States of America

FFLink wrote:

DesertFox- wrote:

TODO: FIX GAL IMAGES
Can't get them back on this rocket though. I'm really not that good at making good big rockets. Gonna need to be more pro in order to get beyond the Mun.
Am I reading that right? It took you 1 hour and 53 minutes to get there? Or even 1 minute and 53 seconds?
I think I'd focused on the flag and it had only been there for those two minutes. Landing it actually took ages because I had to slow down a shit ton to get a good landing path.
Eagle
Togs8896 is my evil alter ego
+566|4853|New Hampshire, USA

bennisboy wrote:

Is it much better now than the demo was?
I ran out of ideas pretty quickly
I never played the demo, but i must say I am quite addicted to this.  Just have to give yourself missions more than just "get to orbit" and "get to the moon"

Speaking of missions, I've finally finished with the Defiance missions and have moved on to what I've designated the Armstrong missions.  The problem with the Defiance program was, a. the space planes did not carry nearly enough fuel to make it to Mun, land, and return home, and b. the craft were not designed to land in low gravity or low atmosphere.

To solve this for the Armstrong missions, I developed the TSC9-LE, a modified variant of the TSC9 platform which I designed to be able to operate in the lunar environment.  The craft features retrograde thrusters for braking, light underbelly landing thrusters, enhanced lighting (for docking and landing), and a coupling system for docking with an orbital nacelle fuel tank.  Additionally, the TSC9 is a general, all around improvement from the TSC5s and TSC6s used in the Defiance program.

To solve my low fuel problem, I included an external fuel tank to be outfitted to the craft during the orbital refueling, and jettisoned prior to landing
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal13.0.jpg

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal14.jpg

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal15.jpg


Once in orbit around Mun, the retrograde thrusters and landing thrusters proved invaluable and finally led to my first Munar landing with Armstrong 4
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal16.jpg

https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/14407/Kerbal17.jpg

I've gotta say, though, there's a reason people don;t take space planes to the moon.  That was an incredibly difficult landing

Last edited by Eagle (2013-07-01 00:25:26)

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