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    RCS, or Reaction Control System essentially works as an orientation device when there is no air available for the control surfaces to act upon, or when air is insufficient to make their control surfaces to move. However the more known use is to orient spacecrafts in space in a more precise manner compared to them main engines. Sometimes you want to finely control a craft, especially in docking.

    The two operations of RCS in SR2 as far as I know are the regular and translation mode. In the regular, pitch is pitch, roll is roll, Yaw is Yaw. But in translation, the craft essentially keeps its bearings while it moves in an XYZ plane. Pitch becomes forward/backward, Roll is side to side, Yaw is up and down

    +3 2.1 years ago
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    In the most basic possible terms:
    Blue: “angle” of orbit if viewed top down
    Green: how elongated said orbit is
    Red: angle of orbit if viewed from the side

    +2 2.0 years ago
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    Yes. But CLEARLY I’m not affiliated by them. Yeah. I’m not affiliated. Definitely don’t have a secret site. @KraZIvan

    +2 2.2 years ago
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    We have astronauts... that we can customize the unit color.@KraZIvan

    With this simple but revolutionary aspect, D bois gonna be introduced in SR2

    *nudge nudge

    whispers: *the scp foundation

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    Yes I need this

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    You do not know how happy I am

    +1 1.9 years ago
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    Apart from the sliding to the left, I also experience the same problems. But I think the reason is that the thrust isn’t sufficient enough to fly vertically.
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    You see, planes get lift. Which is obvious, but the lift helps reduce the apparent weight of the craft, which is beneficial if the thrust of the engine cannot lift the plane literally upwards. We push the plane sideways to get the upward force bigger using a relatively small force sideways
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    Rockets on the other hand, they have enough force to push everything up easily, so lift forces are now unnecessary.
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    SSTOs (I assume) should be built with a rocket-y characteristics, then just add wings. This way, you can take off with little thrust but can force yourself to orbit using the full potential of the thrust of your engine.

    TL;DU/DR: make a rocket-ish craft then add wings. If taking off like a plane, use little thrust, then go crazy when getting into orbit

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    You aim Mainly using green and blue nodes. Green to get to there, blue to reassure “angle” of approach. Red is when the planet is not in the same angle (viewed sideways) to you.

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    A million kg to orbit. Anything that is exactly 1 million kg to be launched traditionally (rockets). If using fuel as weight, you cannot drain fuel from the weight. Bonus points if it crashes into a lunar base

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    I’ll activate them just a precautionary but yeah that seems logical @Kell

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    Thank you for that info! I didn’t even know that separators have a limited fuel transfer rate! @KraZIvan

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    Maybe you don’t have any fuel for it. Try enabling a fuel line of a fuel tank and switching said fuel tank’s fuel from whatever to monopropellant

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    I have perfectly centered the CoT and CoM but when the second stage is activated, the main thrusters of the shuttle seems to have an asymmetrical power distribution, I.e one of the four thrusters have a higher thrust level than the others @KraZIvan

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    I want to understand this but my mind isn’t fitted to rocket science.

    Could you explain what this is?

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    Good thing I’m not a colonel or you would suspect at me...
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    Oh wait

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    I think they won’t add weapons. The rest would be awesome @Brields95

    +1 2.7 years ago
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    I will personally launch a rocket full of rocks from China to your location

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    Why not both?

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    Dabadee dabadie daba dee daba dieee I’m bl—
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    wrong song

    1.9 years ago
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    Aight fam

    2.0 years ago
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    I’ll dedicate my time for the search @Bmcclory @KraZIvan

    2.0 years ago
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    I could start with that too but I’ll need more references. @Thelegitpilot13

    2.0 years ago
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    I’m simply pitching in ideas for what would a theoretical space fighter would look like. Technically we can start with any shape, including the X-37 but I’ll start with a ball of RCN thrusters and mock up guns. @KraZIvan

    2.0 years ago
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    It’s in the ocean I think
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    If referring to the the actual post, idk too

    2.0 years ago
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    My rule of thumb: good looking crafts are proportional to the time it took to make and the number of parts it has

    Rephrased: good craft = long time x part ount

    2.0 years ago
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    Pullies? Maybe you mean arrestor hooks? They pull that string on the carrier. Or maybe the winch?

    2.0 years ago
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    Can we get some hype in chat please!

    2.0 years ago
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    BUT I WANT IT IN S— yeah I’ll stop

    2.0 years ago
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    For max randomness w/o bias: Do 5 rolls of dice. Add each number that appears. Count until either it matches your total number or it reaches the end, if that is the case, repeat from the right this time

    2.1 years ago
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    Either fuel adapters or the cube thing. Due to my limited experience, I haven’t experimented with fuel adapters but those cubes work wonderfully

    2.1 years ago
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    I did@Dogfish5550

    2.1 years ago
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    I should’ve read that notif a while ago when I was rendezvousing with the space station. Wasted ~3 attempts lol @Kell

    2.1 years ago
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    SP will never leave my heart @Insanity

    2.1 years ago
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    Lol @Kell but now I’ve edited it

    2.1 years ago
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    May I ask what does the translation mode does? I seem to not understand it

    2.1 years ago
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    Nah it’s fine. @Kell @PorkyClown3 SR2 was never intended to have weapons or war as stated by the devs (forgot who). This was just a hypothetical scenario that questions my current understanding of physics

    2.3 years ago
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    That pilot (?) and resizable Landing gears are a big help too back in SP.

    2.5 years ago
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    I now want to break the SimplePlanes website to test if the message would appear “SimpleRockets is down for maintenance”

    2.5 years ago
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    That afterburner graphics is sexy

    2.7 years ago
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    Some POV stuff. That man is much nearer to the camera than the rocket. Like 500+ meters from the rocket@TurboSnail

    2.9 years ago
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    Shocked isn’t enough for this

    2.9 years ago
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    Any rocket will do. I’ll try to replicate Falcon 9 if I got the hang of things

    2.9 years ago
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    Beautiful explosions. I do hope SP would get some too

    2.9 years ago
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    Rip brain.

    3.0 years ago
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    Nice work! I do hope that the development of this game keeps getting better but I would like to address a problem.
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    The rotate part in the transom part option is currently glitched out. I do hope that at some point this gets fixed.
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    One last note, is the space shuttle part there an actual cockpit part or it’s just custom built?

    3.1 years ago
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    Beautiful

    3.4 years ago
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    Personally, I also would want to see this on SP too.

    3.4 years ago