ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter: Try even hard not to return a null vessel reference.
ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter: Try even hard not to return a null vessel reference.

--- a/ARFlightController.cs
+++ b/ARFlightController.cs
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@
 	public class ARFlightController : MonoBehaviour
 	{
 		#region Fields
-		private Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string> connectionTextures;
+		private Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string> toolbarTextures;
 		private Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, Texture> appLauncherTextures;
 
 		private ARMapRenderer mapRenderer;
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@
 		{
 			get
 			{
-				return this.connectionTextures[this.currentConnectionStatus];
+				return this.toolbarTextures[this.currentConnectionStatus];
 			}
 		}
 
@@ -126,11 +126,11 @@
 
 			this.updateTimer = new System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch();
 
-			this.connectionTextures = new Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string>();
-
-			this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.None] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconNoConnection";
-			this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.Suboptimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconSubOptimal";
-			this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.Optimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIcon";
+			this.toolbarTextures = new Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, string>();
+
+			this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.None] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconNoConnection";
+			this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.Suboptimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIconSubOptimal";
+			this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.Optimal] = "AntennaRange/Textures/toolbarIcon";
 
 			this.appLauncherTextures = new Dictionary<ConnectionStatus, Texture>();
 
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@
 			{
 				this.toolbarButton = ToolbarManager.Instance.add("AntennaRange", "ARConnectionStatus");
 
-				this.toolbarButton.TexturePath = this.connectionTextures[ConnectionStatus.None];
+				this.toolbarButton.TexturePath = this.toolbarTextures[ConnectionStatus.None];
 				this.toolbarButton.Text = "AntennaRange";
 				this.toolbarButton.Visibility = new GameScenesVisibility(GameScenes.FLIGHT);
 				this.toolbarButton.Enabled = false;

--- a/ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
+++ b/ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
@@ -149,6 +149,14 @@
 				{
 					return this.part.vessel;
 				}
+				else if (
+					this.part.protoPartSnapshot != null &&
+					this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef != null &&
+					this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef.vesselRef != null
+				)
+				{
+					return this.part.protoPartSnapshot.pVesselRef.vesselRef;
+				}
 				else
 				{
 					this.LogError("Vessel and/or part reference are null, returning null vessel.");
@@ -367,6 +375,8 @@
 
 			if (state >= StartState.PreLaunch)
 			{
+				this.maxTransmitDistance = Math.Sqrt(this.maxPowerFactor) * this.nominalRange;
+
 				this.relay = new AntennaRelay(this);
 				this.relay.maxTransmitDistance = this.maxTransmitDistance;
 				this.relay.nominalTransmitDistance = this.nominalRange;
@@ -642,7 +652,6 @@
 					{
 						this.UIrelayStatus = string.Format("Blocked by {0}", this.relay.firstOccludingBody.bodyName);
 					}
-					this.UImaxTransmitDistance = "N/A";
 					this.UIpacketSize = "N/A";
 					this.UIpacketCost = "N/A";
 				}

--- a/Properties/AssemblyInfo.cs
+++ b/Properties/AssemblyInfo.cs
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@
 // The assembly version has the format "{Major}.{Minor}.{Build}.{Revision}".
 // The form "{Major}.{Minor}.*" will automatically update the build and revision,
 // and "{Major}.{Minor}.{Build}.*" will update just the revision.
-[assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.8.*")]
+[assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.9.*")]
 // The following attributes are used to specify the signing key for the assembly,
 // if desired. See the Mono documentation for more information about signing.
 //[assembly: AssemblyDelaySign(false)]