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Offline harmsway

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15 July 2003, 16:33:51
I have been fooling with the new TransX MFD and soon abandoned the DGII for the DG for
interplanetary missions. Why? Not long into the flight I would run out of breathable air. Of course
the DG dosen't know any better.

In the next version of the DGII could there be provisions for longer journeys? More food water and
air please. Or is the Delta Glider really not the right vehicle for interplanetary flights. Docking the DG
(II) to another interplanetary vessel may be the more realistic way to carry out this type of
mission. Like Michelle did with her flight to the moon and beyond.

http://www.eharm.net/shop/freeware/orbiter/adventure/helios/helios.html

Whats everyones thoughts?

Gene



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Reply #1 - 15 July 2003, 18:12:17
Gene,

I hope you know already the option to change the O2 & N2 reserve
with the config program ?

To have much longer reserve you can edit the scenario as stated in the doc
and change the whole crew's pulse to show 1bpm (zero mean death) or only
one two or three crewmen as you wish (depend if you need badly reserve
or not)

As the O2&N2 comsumption is based on the crew pulse you will have plenty
of reserve.  (Reserve showed by the life display on lower panel) You can take
that as if they where cryogenised (don't leave the life sleep system control
to HAL anyway ;)

I didn't test but it seem you can have several years reserve with this.

Hope this help ?

Dan


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Reply #2 - 15 July 2003, 18:14:00
Gene,

See the "Thrust Power" thread for some info that is tangentially (no pun intended) related to your
question.  Also, did you change the O2 reserve to "1 year" in the config?  At least that would get
you further....

Dan, all this has got me thinking.  How hard would it be to release TWO versions of the DG2?  
One "interplanetary" version with increased thrust, fuel, and enough life support to last several
years, and one "shuttle" version (which would be similar to how it is now...maybe with a maximum
1 month air supply?)

The only reason I ask this is because I think it unlikely that other add-on spacecraft are going to
be designed to the depth that you've done anytime soon, so you're the man on the spot, as it
were :)

If you DO decide to do that, might I suggest painting one's hull a different colour than the other?  
Just so it's visually obvious which is which.  Make one blue :)

Cheers,
Dave


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Reply #3 - 15 July 2003, 18:51:59
The main problem is the code.

Don't know for other programmer but for one project I maintain
a sort of "brain doc" mean that I remember what I have added ,
what I still need to add etc etc. so maintaining two project that are so close
may introduce confusion in my small brain.

Also a better reason is once both project separated with dozen of line
of code different how do you still update both project with same feature ?

It would mean that you must have the two project open both in same time
and add each line in both project... a complete headeach and full pro-bug things.
(how about the doc to translate for example mhhhh ? :)

This would be possible only if the project was basically designed for that
(code organisation different both project sharing most of the source)

It would be better to continue on the way of the config program where you
can design reserve, thrust etc etc.....

And almost better: simply adapt the panel to a brand new ship.

Dan

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Reply #4 - 15 July 2003, 20:42:50
Your last suggestion is, I think, the best.  Hopefully someone will pick up the challenge....

Small brain? :P  Not bloody likely.

Dave

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Reply #5 - 15 July 2003, 21:10:20
I'd like to see the panel adapted to the 2001 Orion.

« Last Edit: 15 July 2003, 21:10:20 by MrBatman »