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Wildthing
I have never heard of this game until this thread started, sounds cool. 

Ian can make anything fly, and fly good. 🙂 
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I would say you were very good then! I'm on the latest version, or at least I think was when I last played it late last year. And that has all the features where it draws trajectory lines for you and even tells you where to start burning to rendezvous with another moving object, saving me from doing all the maths - that's not on the older version, is it? So far I have yet to do anything beyond Kerbin Orbit. I'm playing in career mode, and if I go into a sandbox game, I have no familiarity with the parts and end up building inefficient rockets that can't get far! It's fun, but I think my 'in-atmosphere' sims have enough of a ladder to climb already haha!

I would check out Matt Lowne on youtube for inter-planetary design ideas, he's made all sorts of funky craft and when one fails to make it home, he goes on a rescue mission and designs a whole new craft for that! 


Given the fact that I'm 1 of the probably very few guys with my amount of experience that CAN'T make it back from interplanetary missions I'd say I'm FAR from being good at KSP.

But I've come so far without directly taking other people's ideas so I'll keep tryin' all on my own so that one day I can celebrate the successful return from Duna coz I finally managed to do everything right.

And if other people can fly there and back basically on fumes the I should eventually manage to do it using a sh!tton of fuel.

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bogusbandit56
Wildthing wrote:
I have never heard of this game until this thread started, sounds cool. 

Ian can make anything fly, and fly good. 🙂 


Thanks Jeff,
It was certainly easier than the flying pancake, that one even surprised me🙂
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bogusbandit56


Given the fact that I'm 1 of the probably very few guys with my amount of experience that CAN'T make it back from interplanetary missions I'd say I'm FAR from being good at KSP.

But I've come so far without directly taking other people's ideas so I'll keep tryin' all on my own so that one day I can celebrate the successful return from Duna coz I finally managed to do everything right.

And if other people can fly there and back basically on fumes the I should eventually manage to do it using a sh!tton of fuel.

 


There`s no harm in borrowing others ideas to achieve your goals as long as you incorporate them into your own design and not copy someone and call it your own, this is how all industry has worked from the beginning. It`s like evolution.
If I had never used any one else`s theories and ideas I would never be able to build the planes I do, I just don`t have the brains.
Oh by the way is a sh!tton similar to metric or US ton?😃
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DualDesertEagle

Oh by the way is a sh!tton similar to metric or US ton?😃


I'm german so METRIC FTW!

I don't see why anyone would keep the counter-intuitive imperial system over the metric one.

With metric it's all either 10 or 1000 times more or less than the next level in either direction, making conversions very easy, whereas the imperial system needs to be converted in steps if u wanted to convert from let's say inches to yards.

Just for clarity:

1000 picometers (pm) = 1 nanometer (nm)
1000 nm = 1 micrometer (um, replace the u with the greek letter my which doesn't seem to be a usable character here)
1000 um = 1 millimeter (mm)
     10 mm = 1 centimeter (cm)    \
     10 cm = 1 decimeter (dm)       }   These 3 are units that fit the size of most things we interact with throughout the day a little better
     10 dm = 1 meter (m)             /
1000 mm = 1 m
1000 m = 1 kilometer (km)

1 inch = 25.4 mm = 2.54 cm
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bogusbandit56


I'm german so METRIC FTW!

I don't see why anyone would keep the counter-intuitive imperial system over the metric one.

With metric it's all either 10 or 1000 times more or less than the next level in either direction, making conversions very easy, whereas the imperial system needs to be converted in steps if u wanted to convert from let's say inches to yards.

Just for clarity:

1000 picometers (pm) = 1 nanometer (nm)
1000 nm = 1 micrometer (um, replace the u with the greek letter my which doesn't seem to be a usable character here)
1000 um = 1 millimeter (mm)
     10 mm = 1 centimeter (cm)    \
     10 cm = 1 decimeter (dm)       }   These 3 are units that fit the size of most things we interact with throughout the day a little better
     10 dm = 1 meter (m)             /
1000 mm = 1 m
1000 m = 1 kilometer (km)

1 inch = 25.4 mm = 2.54 cm


So how long is a sh!tton in metric?

I`m old so I used imperial and metric when making things🙂
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Wildthing
I love metric for building but my brain still works in imperial . 😉 
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So how long is a sh!tton in metric?

I`m old so I used imperial and metric when making things🙂


Well if u want me to put a number on it, let's say... well, how about a bazillion tons? ðŸ˜‚
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mastermalpass086

     10 mm = 1 centimeter (cm)    \
     10 cm = 1 decimeter (dm)       }   These 3 are units that fit the size of most things we interact with throughout the day a little better
     10 dm = 1 meter (m)             /


My physics teacher said 'they don't like cent' when I suggested it. Although Centi and deci fit into the measure, they don't fit the x10³ step... This mentality has been ingrained in me now, and though cm would be more convenient, I'm use mm for EVERYTHING! I'm still tempted to say 53x10^-3 metres for something that's 53mm long haha!

And after all that, I still measure speed in MPH, my height in feet and my weight in stone/lbs...
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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DualDesertEagle

..., and though cm would be more convenient, I'm use mm for EVERYTHING!


For me it depends on the size of the object. I sometimes tend to use millimeters for things up to half a meter while for everything between that and a meter I usually use centimeters. For some reason I've never used decimeters despite them definitely fitting just as well for many object sizes in everyday life.
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bogusbandit56


For me it depends on the size of the object. I sometimes tend to use millimeters for things up to half a meter while for everything between that and a meter I usually use centimeters. For some reason I've never used decimeters despite them definitely fitting just as well for many object sizes in everyday life.

So you use the metric system then🙂
I`ll give you a good reason for the imperial system Supermarine Spitfire built in feet and inches with thou`s
Bf 109 built in the metric system.Ha!
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mastermalpass086

So you use the metric system then🙂
I`ll give you a good reason for the imperial system Supermarine Spitfire built in feet and inches with thou`s
Bf 109 built in the metric system.Ha!


Well, he is German, it would make sense for him to use the measurements for Messerschmidt... Hmm... I think I know what my next video for my Big Sim thread will be:

[Bf-109-DVD-cover_700x1000px] 
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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