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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby V12 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:55 am

Bagdogra, MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY !
3 engines in fire !

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Forced to emergency landing into rice field :

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby chris_blues » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:18 am

:shock: What have you done to Connie???

Spacin' out:
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby Thorsten » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:35 am

How did you... do the last one? The Shuttle should actually not reach that high...
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby V12 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:44 am

I didn't care on engine temperature :(
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby chris_blues » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:00 pm

@Thorsten:
I added a zero in SpaceShuttle-Orbit-set.xml, so I started at 5 Mfeet... :)
Earth looks just spectacular from that altitude!

BTW, does the --altitude=n override the setting in the -set.xml? Didn't test...
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby Thorsten » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:17 pm

BTW, does the --altitude=n override the setting in the -set.xml? Didn't test...


Yes it does. But if you fiddle with the altitudes, you're bound to be on very exotic orbits - a circular orbit needs speed tuned finely to altitude.

Earth looks just spectacular from that altitude!


You probably want the procedural cloud detail generation off at that altitude - its tiling is rather apparent when you see so much of the layer at once...
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby GinGin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:39 pm

I couldn't resist to bring the Shuttle to Paro.
I know Thorsten, you will tell me :" I warned you" :mrgreen:

Catastrophic results, but great fun in trying to touch smooth on the first runway marks.

I tried first 15, it's impossible, too much hills just before the runway


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Then 33 with a bit of Headwind seems more feasible, but the touchdown at beggining of Runway is mandatory, Highly risky with a shorten flare , and always a small bump before the runway.

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Verdict so far after a dozens of tries, not good ahah, I touch 3 meters to early on the little bump before runway

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Completely irrealist, but quite nice challenge for precision landing with Shuttle.

Next stop, Hawai and its fantastic scenics ;)
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby GinGin » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:16 pm

Diving into the Unknown...

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Hello Space cowboys :)

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:42 pm

@chris blues: Any visual on the Harvey hurricane from up there? ;)
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:00 pm

powerclam wrote in Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:55 am:Flew to Corpus right in the middle of Hurricane Harvey's landfall...
WTF, yo? winds:none

what is/was the actual METAR string? i don't know if there's any archival storage of them anywhere so it may be long gone by now...

here's the current one i just pulled:
Code: Select all
KCRP 261651Z 23019G28KT 10SM -RA FEW024 BKN036 OVC044 27/23 A2968 RMK AO2 PK WND 24030/1634 RAB04 SLP049 P0000 T02670233
with the decode
Code: Select all
Location: KCRP
Day of month: 26
Time: 16:51 UTC
Wind:  True direction = 230 degrees, Speed: 19 knots, with Gusts of maximum speed 28 knots
Visibility: 10 Statute Miles
Weather: Light Rain
Clouds: A few , at 2400 feet above aerodrome level
Clouds: Broken sky , at 3600 feet above aerodrome level
Clouds: Overcast sky , at 4400 feet above aerodrome level
Temperature: 27 degrees Celsius
Dewpoint: 23 degrees Celsius
QNH: 29.68 inHg


and another:
Code: Select all
KCRP 261751Z 26016G26KT 4SM -RA BR FEW028 BKN033 OVC044 26/23 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 25033/1736 SLP056 51029 P0004 6//// T02560233
with the decode
Code: Select all
Location: KCRP
Day of month: 26
Time: 17:51 UTC
Wind:  True direction = 260 degrees, Speed: 16 knots, with Gusts of maximum speed 26 knots
Visibility: 4 Statute Miles
Weather: Light Rain
Weather: Mist
Clouds: A few , at 2800 feet above aerodrome level
Clouds: Broken sky , at 3300 feet above aerodrome level
Clouds: Overcast sky , at 4400 feet above aerodrome level
Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius
Dewpoint: 23 degrees Celsius
QNH: 29.70 inHg


decoding courtesy of http://heras-gilsanz.com/manuel/METAR-Decoder.html
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby V12 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:25 pm

Connie departing Paro :

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Succesfully, passing near PRO VOR :

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Touchdown at Bagdogra 18 :

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This flight was hardest in my FG carier. Aircraft from take off to 15000 feets balanced on stall speed at full throttle and permanent mixture tuning.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby powerclam » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:11 am

what is/was the actual METAR string? i don't know if there's any archival storage of them anywhere so it may be long gone by now...

Cant actually say, I used the command line utility.
FWIW, now returning:

metar kcrp
METAR Report
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Airport-Id: KCRP
Report time: 2017/8/26 23:51 UTC
Visibility: 16.1 km 10 US-miles
Wind: from the W (260°) at 29.6 km/h 16 kt = 18.4 mph = 8.2 m/s
with gusts at 38.9 km/h 21 kt = 24.2 mph = 10.8 m/s
Temperature: 26°C 78.8°F
Dewpoint: 23°C 73.4°F
Rel. Humidity: 84%
Pressure: 1006 hPa 29.7 in. Hg
Weather: light rain
Sky condition: few clouds at 1600 ft 490 m
few clouds at 3900 ft 1190 m
few clouds at 7000 ft 2130 m
broken clouds at 13000 ft 3960 m
sky overcast at 22000 ft 6710 m

Sooo... temporary glitch I suppose.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:29 am

probably not a glitch if the eye of the hurricane was there at that time... it is almost dead calm inside the eye compared to the winds outside the eye wall...
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"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby V12 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:59 am

With Connie I was able succesfully landed at Paro 33 :

Approaching...
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Tower view :
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Touchdown :
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Where is the terminal ?
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And log : https://fgtracker.ml/modules/fgtracker/ ... ID=6935355
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 3

Postby cgdae » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:40 am

V12 wrote in Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:18 pm:cgdae :
Paro madness continue - touchdown at rwy 15 :

I developed landing procedure without smoking brakes :

with temperature only 320 deg :


Ah, great! Could you explain what you did? I guess you used the thrust reversers; I've not figured them out on concorde, they never seem to activate quickly enough on landing.
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