DennyTX

[1.2.2] Landing aiming. 11.may.2017

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Ages ago i saw a mod, allowing to see trajectory's prediction in flight scene. But it has been lost.  

Now - it back. Just displays trajectory predictions. Partless, ON/OFF and nothing more. (adds itself with the help of MM-patch to each unit with ModuleCommand). This mod is designed to help with a more accurate landing. If activated in the flight scene, it will draw the trajectory and predict the point of contact.

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installation: remove previous version and just extract an archive into Gamedata.

requirements: ModuleManager

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Would be nice to have this merged with the Trajectories mod

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Posted (edited)

Hey @DennyTX,

Very cool and useful mod! :wink:

 

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But I can't find it on spacedock or CKAN...

EDIT: OK, now the spacedock link works. :wink:

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Nice mod.

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@DennyTX

What about a small customizable information window with data, such as slope, time to touchdown , landing speed etc?

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@DennyTX Awesome! I saw first saw this as a WIP mod video by @BahamutoD, and it's awesome to see it back! :) 

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Looks cool! Does it take atmosphere's effects into consideration?

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5 minutes ago, garwel said:

Looks cool! Does it take atmosphere's effects into consideration?

In the demonstration video it looks as if the answer is no. Notice how after he cut engines the point of impact moved a whole bunch until he was over his apogee?

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Another mod to add to my download list...

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3 hours ago, garwel said:

Looks cool! Does it take atmosphere's effects into consideration?

 

3 hours ago, Errol said:

In the demonstration video it looks as if the answer is no. Notice how after he cut engines the point of impact moved a whole bunch until he was over his apogee?

each fixedUpdate it redraw trajectory based on data provided by game.

So, if craft's trajectory has been dragged by atmosphere - it should show this.

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Posted (edited)

In that case the landing point and trajectory are based on the current velocity and gravity only. Which means, as far as I know, it can not show the correct landing spot when the craft is influenced by aerodynamic drag / lift on its future flight path.

Interesting non the less.

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How well would this work with space planes?

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31 minutes ago, Sampa said:

How well would this work with space planes?

Not well at all unless you're very close to the runway or on the mun. It doesn't take any atmospheric effects into account.
A spaceplane is better suited for Kerbal Flight Indicators.

 

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Hey @DennyTX,

for your information, still not visible on CKAN, :(

but still a very useful mod. :wink:

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So I take it this mod doesn't take atmosphere into account? It's just the orbital trajectory?

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Don't know if it's been suggested, but I think it would be cool to have the option of only showing up when actually descending, so as your lander orbits Mun, the Aim trajectory doesn't show up until you make your braking/landing burn.

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Just downloaded from Spacedock, will try it out tonight and provide any new feedback.

Thank you for putting this together @DennyTX 

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Look! It has been seen by Kottabos! 

 

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Awesome mod, do you think you could:

a) draw the white cross with always the same size onscreen, so let's say from orbit you'd see a 30 by 30 km big cross, and the closer you come, the shorter it's real size gets, but it stays the same size on the screen.

b) show apoapsis with heigth and time to with a little marker.

Thanks again, really needed something like that, and I also second the idea for trajectory integration.

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Something like this should be stock when one selects a Novice setting.  Looks great.

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Fantastic.

Great stuff @dennyTX

yet another of your mods that is a must.

cheers.

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@DennyTX

Great mod, if it gets on CKAN I'll be making it a recommended mod for some of my mods

Two things:

First the link you have send people directly to the download, bypassing the mod page, so people can't get on the notification list for updates.  You should update the OP with this:

https://spacedock.info/mod/1365/Landing AIM

Second, while I see that you did check off the CKAN box when uploading, it never got in (never even got submitted). Would you like me to add it for you?

 

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Fantastic mod, right on time too since I'm working on a Munbase. However, I'm having a graphical problem with the  white cross, it shows up as one large white square, any idea if this could conflict with mods such as SVE or any others?

 

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