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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby enrogue » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:06 pm

As far as I'm aware, while SLC-6 at Vandenberg was rebuilt to handle Shuttle Launches, it was never actually used
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:56 pm

Thorsten wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:00 am:
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Do I need to add the rockets? When I tried the Atlantis on launcher I didn't see them. :?:
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby Bjoern » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:00 pm

The Shuttle didn't have nav lights, did it?


Johan G wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:14 am:Did they ever launch the shuttle from Vandenberg?


Nope, because of Challenger.
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby Thorsten » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:42 pm

Do I need to add the rockets? When I tried the Atlantis on launcher I didn't see them.


As far as I know, I'm the only one in possession of a properly launching shuttle for FG. So right now this is a preview only.

The Shuttle didn't have nav lights, did it?


Nope - as my book says - the airspace was reserved anyway, so it got an exemption :-) I'm not quite through with undoing all the non-realistic things the space program people have done - but they'll be gone for a release.
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:49 pm

Thorsten wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:42 pm:As far as I know, I'm the only one in possession of a properly launching shuttle for FG. So right now this is a preview only.

Now I feel better, thanks! :wink:
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:23 pm

I have another question:
Why in the missions are used only Russian aircrafts like the AN-12 and the AN-22? I'm not saying that I do not like them, but I want to know why you don't use more aircrafts like the C-17, the C-5, the A-400M or others?
Just a curiosity, nothing else. :wink:
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby wkitty42 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:28 pm

i've been curious as to why the boeing transport craft hasn't also been used for carrying the shuttle... i can understand the one as that was used in the eastern version of the shuttle but i guess there's a distinction between the two shuttle craft... did the eastern one ever get actually flown or was it only glide tested a few times before being shelved??
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:45 pm

wkitty42 wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:28 pm:i've been curious as to why the boeing transport craft hasn't also been used for carrying the shuttle... i can understand the one as that was used in the eastern version of the shuttle but i guess there's a distinction between the two shuttle craft... did the eastern one ever get actually flown or was it only glide tested a few times before being shelved??

From what I know, the Buran flew only once for a test flying around the world in the late '80s and stop, never entered into service.
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby Thorsten » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:01 pm

Why in the missions are used only Russian aircrafts like the AN-12 and the AN-22?


Just to clarify again: Please note that I am not in any way affiliated with the 'Space Program' (my involvement in making FG spaceflight possible long predates it...) - the shuttle you see is my attempt to rig something that actually has halfway correct performance characteristics and flight dynamics. It doesn't come with any missions, transporters, badges or whatever. However, it launches :-)
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:05 pm

Thorsten wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:01 pm:
Why in the missions are used only Russian aircrafts like the AN-12 and the AN-22?


Just to clarify again: Please note that I am not in any way affiliated with the 'Space Program' (my involvement in making FG spaceflight possible long predates it...) - the shuttle you see is my attempt to rig something that actually has halfway correct performance characteristics and flight dynamics. It doesn't come with any missions, transporters, badges or whatever. However, it launches :-)

Ahh, ok. The topic's title is a bit tricky :wink: .
I'll ask it somewhere else.
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby Thorsten » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:12 pm

Yeah - the topic is now misleading. I wanted to know if they'd be interested in committing to realistic flight dynamics - since the answer was essentially no, there's no point in collaboration, so... mods, should I rename the thread?
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Re: Flightgear space program

Postby Gijs » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:27 pm

It's your topic, but yeah renaming it to something Shuttle-like would make sense now ;-)
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Re: Space Shuttle

Postby J Maverick 16 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:34 pm

Much better now, since we are talking only about the Shuttle. :wink:
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Re: Space Shuttle

Postby berkut » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:30 pm

Where to get it?
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Re: Space Shuttle

Postby Bjoern » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Thorsten wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:42 pm:Nope - as my book says - the airspace was reserved anyway, so it got an exemption :-)


Lights, with their glass casings, requirement for wiring, etc...would pose a bit of a risk regarding thermal protection and subsequently structural integrity during reentry. Hence my question.

I've got so many questions regarding space flight in FG right now, but I guess each of them can be answered with "Yes, it's possible, but someone needs to implement it." :D



berkut wrote in Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:30 pm:Where to get it?


See:
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