The kerman in the fairing will still be calculated resistance
The kerman in the fairing or Service bay will still be calculated resistance even if the kerman is sitting on a chair.
#1 Updated by jclovis3 about 1 year ago
There are a lot of objects that will continue to have resistance if you move them into another object. The unreal ability to overlap tanks, engines, and just about any other object does not make one object lie inside the other for wind drag calculations. You will see this if you try to push parts into the skin of the ship and zoom in to watch the wind drag during flight.
To gain the protection from a fairing, the part (chair) needs to be attached to the base of the fairing or one of it's stacked nodes (shelves of sort). Without your craft file, it is difficult to see how exactly you have this chair situated, but I know you can't assign Kerbals to the chairs, which means he had to start from outside and climb into it somehow. This would only be possible I believe if the chair was mounted in such a way that it is calculated as being outside the fairing.
#4 Updated by firstname.lastname@example.org about 1 year ago
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This is a duplicate of https://bugs.kerbalspaceprogram.com/issues/18105
duplicate, and confirmation that it still exists in 1.4.3.
The protection of fairings and cargo bays does, in fact, extend to parts that are spatially inside them, regardless of connection to nodes, since the enhancement described here
#6 Updated by email@example.com about 1 year ago
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The craft provided in the original post shows the same behavior in version 1.4.4 (image attached).
After moving the Kerbal to the EAS-1 chair, a quicksave/quickload before launch gives desired behavior (and makes the craft much easier to fly).