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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby IceMan2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:36 am

how is this going??
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Gijs » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:15 am

IceMan2 wrote:how is this going??

Believe it or not, but I just did some work on the shuttle yesterday! :)
I can launch it now (vertical). Tough it uses some (actually a lot of) balast to stand right up. I read about a way to position a rocket steady on the ground, but I haven't seen any example or manual on that (yet). I'll have to ask Jon about it.

Also the model needs more attention. There is no gear and all moving parts have to be cut out (ailerons, rudder etc.). The doors don't fit when they're closed, so I have to take a closer look at that aswell.

Oh, and the earth looks still terrible from space :(

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby MyName » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:22 am

Gijs wrote:Oh, and the earth looks still terrible from space :(

This is not a spaceflight simulator :D
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Liam » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:25 am

Hey has the Nasa space centre in Florida been modelled? Then it could be a space simulator :mrgreen: Although I wouldnt find anything fun in going upward to be honest... it would be a tad repetetive :P
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby lqiyun » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:02 pm

Liam wrote:Hey has the Nasa space centre in Florida been modelled? Then it could be a space simulator :mrgreen: Although I wouldnt find anything fun in going upward to be honest... it would be a tad repetetive :P


perhaps if there are people willing to extend on this, we might even let Flightgear become a little like a StarWars sim... where you can dogfight with X-wings lol... XD
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby IceMan2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:29 pm

cool is there any way i can help??
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Gijs » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:38 pm

lqiyun wrote:perhaps if there are people willing to extend on this, we might even let Flightgear become a little like a StarWars sim...

Starwars does not exist. The space shuttle does.
I'm actually more interested in seeing how far we can go with JSBSim and what is possible in FlightGear. The space shuttle landings are easiest to simulate in FlightGear, and that's what I'm aiming for. Tough, you need to get up before you can get down ;)

IceMan2 wrote:cool is there any way i can help??

No. Unless you know something about JSBSim rockets :)

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby IceMan2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:44 pm

o sorry i don't :|
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby mdsmith » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:23 pm

Houston... We have a problem.
What about gravity? :)
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby IceMan2 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:01 pm

kida not very good but i guess i can give it a try :)
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby jonsberndt » Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:07 pm

Gijs wrote:
IceMan2 wrote:how is this going??

Believe it or not, but I just did some work on the shuttle yesterday! :)
I can launch it now (vertical). Tough it uses some (actually a lot of) balast to stand right up. I read about a way to position a rocket steady on the ground, but I haven't seen any example or manual on that (yet). I'll have to ask Jon about it.

Also the model needs more attention. There is no gear and all moving parts have to be cut out (ailerons, rudder etc.). The doors don't fit when they're closed, so I have to take a closer look at that aswell.

Oh, and the earth looks still terrible from space :(

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I just noticed this post. Very nice. As I mentioned, I have created an SRB engine model. Working on it this morning, actually. I believe we can get at least first stage going. This is something I'd like to pursue. There's got to be a launch complex model out there somewhere. What formats can FlightGear read in?
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Garnn » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:56 am

Can you have a menu option for having powered flight without the boosters and tank? Id like to fly the shuttle from airport to airport maybe.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Gijs » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:21 am

Garnn wrote:Can you have a menu option for having powered flight without the boosters and tank? Id like to fly the shuttle from airport to airport maybe.

They use a 747 for that ;)

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby MaverickAlex » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:35 pm

Gijs,

Quite by accident i have obtained a Space Shuttle user manual in pdf.

It's very detailed and has lots of useful info,

pm me if u want it and i'll send u the link to it.

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby Garnn » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:48 pm

Gijs wrote:
Garnn wrote:Can you have a menu option for having powered flight without the boosters and tank? Id like to fly the shuttle from airport to airport maybe.

They use a 747 for that ;)

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I know, but it still would be fun to fly a shuttle around under powered flight like a plane on its own.
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