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Space Shuttle - Release Change Log

Postby GinGin » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:01 pm

November 2019 Stable Release

New release that can be downloaded directly on the FG launcher
It is coming as usual with nice manual additions : http://www.science-and-fiction.org/bookstore.html




Some interesting changes



FDM

-New drag coefficient for atmospheric flight, even closer to reality performances for ascent ( benchmarked against real datas of first stage flown)
-New J3 non spherical gravity adjustments for target on Orbit for better rendez vous experience
-Improvement of Shuttle Dry weight taking account of real datas for equipment ( cryo tanks weight, ..)
-Body flaps implementation ( allowing trimming and elevons load relief)

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-Better shuttle behavior in case of central engine failure
For very low fuel in the ET, the engines were unable to vector through the CoG, leading to loss of control (like in reality, very exotic situation)

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Graphics


-Rework of Cap Canaveral, high degree of fidelity compared to Google Map ( Lego custom scenery)

https://github.com/legoboyvdlp/Florida-fg-CustomScenery

Unzip anywhere and specify the correct link in Add Ons

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-Hubble ( Thanks to Wayne)

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-Better plasma effect during Re entry

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Display


-Improvement of many small things on PFD
For example, Inertial Speed ( Vi) displayed during ascent and Relative Earth Speed ( Vr) displayed during entry

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-Graphical improvement of Display screens
Size of the gpc number driven the IDP, bigger HAC when closing in,..

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Failures

New failures to play with

-GPC failures, with now the possibility to have a vote between them to detect the failed one

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-Crack windshield and depressurization

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Scnario

-Scenario available in game to quickly access a particuliar situation ( Prox Ops, ISS docking, Satellite ..)

-New entries within Mission file : Custom shape for stage 1/2 display ( Ground speed vs pitch angle), Adjustable nominal throttle

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New features

-Payload Grapple and retrieval

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-Once the Rendez Vous is completed, Eileen is available as a copilot to perform Station Keeping while you are playing with the RMS or taking pictures
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-Cue Cards on velcro ( customisable)

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-Emergency Light in case of black out

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