Apollo Saturn V on Mobile Launch Platform(MLP) and Crawler-transport
by MENKSAUCE
uploaded 2017-10-07
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SPH
stock lifter

Description

I wanna start by saying that this thing is really big. It’s a 135m tall 49m wide by 51m long all stock part craft. Which means you can run this in stock and have no issues loading it in but the kicker is that you’ll only be able to see the bottom 1/5th of the entire contraption in the SPH. so,

I really recommend the hangar extender mod

or you’re gonna find it really challenging to work with. yes i'ts really that big. It’s also too big for the launch pad hence why you see it on the runway and it sticks out the top of the VAB anyway. So use hanger extender in the SPH for the best experience.

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Also the crane at the top was engineered to work but I haven’t tested it. the umbilicals work though. Action group 1 should move them all to the side.

—–Important stuff

BEFORE you load it in there are a couple of steps you should take to avoid giving your PC a heart attack. If you don’t follow these steps I can’t guarantee you won’t have 1678 explosions all at once.

So, before you hit the launch button turn on….
1.Unbreakable joints
2.No crash damage
3.Hack grav. set it to minimum gravity and once the craft loads in, slowly increase the gravity until you make it back to 1.00.

After changing the gravity back to normal you can turn off unbreakable joints, no crash damage and hack grav in whatever order you like and you’ll be all set.

—–NOTE

I have not tested this craft to see what it will do if you just let it load in all by itself. So, if you feel adventurous, or you forget to perform the above steps I’m curious what the outcome is. Though I can’t imagine it’s very pretty. Theres really no telling what something with 1600 parts will decide to do if it gets dropped on the runway.

—–Side note

The launch pad is designed to look really cool and be functional though and i wouldn’t recommend trying to launch the rocket from this set up. the pad in real life was designed to be driven to the launch site and placed on pylons so that the crawler could drive away. I have tested the rocket separately and it will fly pretty well.I think it’s like 600 or so parts by itself.my next project will be designing the pylons that the MLP will attach to so the Saturn V it can be properly launched. also the crawlers gonna get an upgrade and i might decide to build a mobile service structure.

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This is a MK1 design so expect to see updated designs, additions, and modifications in the future.

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A stock aircraft called Apollo Saturn V on Mobile Launch Platform(MLP) and Crawler-transport. Built with 1678 of the finest parts, its root part is trussPiece1x.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.3.0.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: lifter
  • Part Count: 1678
  • Pure Stock

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