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Offline ibanez20

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02 January 2008, 12:38:15
Hello

There is actually an autopilot for the orbiter?
For example, in order to fly to mars?
If so, where can I download this?


Offline arnoledingue

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Reply #1 - 02 January 2008, 19:51:33
Lol
There are any autopilots to do a complete flight


bon vol

Offline ar81

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Reply #2 - 02 January 2008, 21:06:43
No.  No such an elaborate autopilot.
You have MFDs so you can fly, and you have playback feature, so you can record your flight and replay it in the future.

A "Go to Mars" autopilot would be like a "destroy all enemies" autopilot in a combat simulator.
It doesn't make sense.
The joy of flying Orbiter is to fly, and it involves a few burns.
Without it, there is no fun.


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Offline ibanez20

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Reply #4 - 03 January 2008, 17:54:35
Hmm .. Okay thanks for the reply.
Understand now why there is no autopiloten.
I am currently in the process with the "interplanetary MFD".
Have already tried some tutorials.
Unfortunately, I see there's not entirely by what is what.

There is a practical manual on "interplanetary MFD"?


Offline GXE3

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Reply #5 - 05 January 2008, 22:07:57
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ibanez20 wrote:
Hmm .. Okay thanks for the reply.
Understand now why there is no autopiloten.
I am currently in the process with the "interplanetary MFD".
Have already tried some tutorials.
Unfortunately, I see there's not entirely by what is what.

There is a practical manual on "interplanetary MFD"?

Here is the excellent tutorial Pirx made when I needed interplanetary mfd help.

http://orbiter.dansteph.com/forum/index.php?topic=10894.msg172489#msg172489


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Offline ibanez20

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Reply #6 - 07 January 2008, 17:46:11
Thank you ! :)
This tutorial has helped me. Now it works. ;)


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Reply #7 - 08 January 2008, 13:27:38
It's also helped me a lot. I just want to give Pirx a big thankyou for that topic.


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Reply #8 - 09 January 2008, 07:02:30
Glad I could help. I am both delighted and slightly embarrassed by how highly you think of my work.

Still it is a good idea to also have a look at other guides. For example, the introductory part of "Chapter 6 - Mars
Awaits" from "Go Play In Space" ( http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/play_in_space.htm ) contains some very good
explanations and illustrations explaining orbit ejection, the transfer from Earth to Mars, the phases of the trip and the
IMFD programs used during them. It is for IMFD 4.2, though, and also I find it slightly lacking explanations (compared
to my personal preferences) once it gets to the practical phase.



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Reply #9 - 10 January 2008, 22:38:17
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Pirx wrote:
Glad I could help. I am both delighted and slightly embarrassed by how highly you think of my work.

Still it is a good idea to also have a look at other guides. For example, the introductory part of "Chapter 6 - Mars
Awaits" from "Go Play In Space" ( http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/play_in_space.htm ) contains
some very good
explanations and illustrations explaining orbit ejection, the transfer from Earth to Mars, the phases of the trip and the
IMFD programs used during them. It is for IMFD 4.2, though, and also I find it slightly lacking explanations (compared
to my personal preferences) once it gets to the practical phase.


I tried the "Go Play in Space" tutorial. It didn't help that much. That's why I turned to orbiter.dansteph.com.


« Last Edit: 10 January 2008, 22:38:18 by GXE3 »
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