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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby MAKG » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:45 am

More like a brick.

The shuttle orbiter is not designed to climb. It won't do it. No way, no how.

It is designed to "land" with huge drag, to slow it down from hypersonic speed. Its L/D is much lower than a conventional aircraft, and its descent rate is higher.

If you want to fly it like an airplane, fly an airplane. You can't simulate something that is impossible.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby kyokoyama » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:47 am

MaverickAlex wrote: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.

Alex

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby kyokoyama » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:49 pm

I forgot but I think I saw it on some encyclopedia at Border's (if you're living in the US) or on Wikipedia (if you can find it)...?
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby NicQ » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:14 pm

You're thinking of the Voyager spacecraft, but the last two Pioneer missions also had small plaques indicating where they were from, if I'm not mistaken (they were the first two man made objects to escape the Solar System, followed by the Voyager 1 and 2)
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby isix » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:29 pm

I like to see MIR, in FlightGear

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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby MAKG » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:25 pm

isix wrote:I like to see MIR, in FlightGear


Only if pieces of it spontaneously break off, it lights itself on fire, and random system failures keep the crew in the Progress module.

I doubt FG has the dynamics necessary for that. Orbiting is a very VERY different beast from flight a few miles from the ground. For Mir, its orbit was so low that tidal forces from the moon and space weather caused variable drag from the upper atmosphere. All those things would seem to be out of spec for FG. The only part it seems to support is the existence of thrusters. Gravity seems to be uniform; this makes for very bizarre "orbits."
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby isix » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:44 pm

MAKG wrote:
isix wrote:I like to see MIR, in FlightGear


Only if pieces of it spontaneously break off, it lights itself on fire, and random system failures keep the crew in the Progress module.

I doubt FG has the dynamics necessary for that. Orbiting is a very VERY different beast from flight a few miles from the ground. For Mir, its orbit was so low that tidal forces from the moon and space weather caused variable drag from the upper atmosphere. All those things would seem to be out of spec for FG. The only part it seems to support is the existence of thrusters. Gravity seems to be uniform; this makes for very bizarre "orbits."


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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby ChocBoy » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:33 pm

The External Fuel Tank looks awesome!
All we have to do is put the SRBs on and it will be amazing.

Looking good so far.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby snowmanf » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:57 pm

So has this died off or is it still in progress?
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby ChocBoy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:33 pm

Lol....how'd you even find this? This is as dead as a doorknob.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby snowmanf » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:18 pm

I was sifting through, looking for anything on "space" or "moon".
Too bad its dead, could have been interesting.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby ChocBoy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:34 pm

Yeah...........you'll find that a lot of posts are abandoned when their owners leave FG.
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby snowmanf » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:07 am

Why are ppl leaving and to where I wonder? though its off topic lol
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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby YourDailyTsunami » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:38 am

well... people have lives to lead, and sometimes it's rather pointless to follow the community if flightgear doesn't work on your pc anymore...


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Re: NASA Space Shuttle

Postby ChocBoy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:41 pm

If you look at the owner's stats...he last went on in 2008. Too bad.
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