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SAS: Hold Horizon

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squid pls

On 3/11/2017 at 2:18 PM, Mark Kerbin said:

Ksp 1.3 Methinks?

Too late for that, most likely. 1.3 is almost out the door, so any coding for it had to be done a while ago. If they tried to slip this in now, they'd have very little time to fix any problems with it.

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Ah yes

If they put it in i would like it so it doesn't suddenly decide that kerbol is the horizon or something fun like that

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This support I.

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this doesn't help you keep your altitude

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How many people should say: "I support this" till we''' got the responds from SQUAD? Well, at least, how many till they notice it?

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On 3/10/2017 at 5:23 PM, swjr-swis said:

The hold heading is a tricky one though: unless one's heading at time of lock is exactly 90 degrees or exactly 270 degrees at zero inclination from the equatorial plane, a meaningful course will need the heading to gradually change to actually 'hold course', the extreme case being an exactly polar orbit which would stay due north or south for half the orbit then require a full and instantaneous 180 degree swing when passing over the poles  and head exactly the opposite heading the other half of the orbit (great circle navigation, it's a doozy).

 

Hold course is a LOT harder than hold heading.  Hold heading would be to say "point at a specific point and don't change course", leaving it to the pilot to make adjustments.

Hold course, well, take a look at the various autopilot mods to get an idea of how difficult it is.

Hold Horizon, on the other hand, is much easier.

I know this is a stock thread, but I think that since there are many ways to interpret this request, it may be better to leave it to various mods to implement

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I just want to lend my voice to this suggestion too.  I want this!

I spent a lot of time building moon rovers .. and then driving them around kerbin for fun .. then loading them on planes and flying them to various spots (ufo/temple/old-KSC/etc) .. and honestly, flying half way around the planet without some kind of basic autopilot is so so painful.  Most of the time I did it with MechJeb, which is overkill when all I want is to hold at 2000m and head at x degrees most of the time.

 

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On 3/22/2017 at 4:17 AM, TKO said:

Most of the time I did it with MechJeb, which is overkill when all I want is to hold at 2000m and head at x degrees most of the time.

Well, if we are talking mods here, there is one with the exact functionality Atmosphreautopilot

However, that is just such a logic thing to have in stock, like KER or KAC.

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52 minutes ago, Mad_Scientist said:

However, that is just such a logic thing to have in stock, like KER or KAC.

So you're saying it will never be stock. :wink:

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Just now, klgraham1013 said:

So you're saying it will never be stock. :wink:

Let's have a hope man! But yes, I don't think SQUAD will actually implement something like that. It is too obvious feature for them I assume..

But let's be positive, they implemented some good staff before, and after that some mods become obsolete. So, fingers crossed, SQUAD hear us!!!

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Everyone is saying they support this, and I think this could be useful for Ion ships.

 

I too, support this.

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I'm totally down for it.

Could see it aiding a satellite that is not geosynchronous that you want to always have the same side facing the body it is orbiting as well (unless that's already a thing now? I took a long break)

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I too support this for the aforementioned reasons.

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