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Hello, and this is my first post here! I hope this is not too much of a noob question, but is there anything like a VOR to help landing an aircraft, SSTO, or shuttle? If there is then I missed it, if there isn't then what else can I use to help make landing a bit easier? Is that too many questions?

Any and all advice will be gratefully accepted. It is needed. Thanks you in advance, but I must attend to my clockwork band.

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You mean you find it hard to precisely land on the runway? You can set a flag at the start of the runway and set it as the target while landing an aircraft. Or if you are lazy you can use mechjeb's spaceplane assist to autoland.

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You can also use KerbNet to set a waypoint or two at the runway. Some players find it easier to have two flags or waypoints -- one at each end of the runway. This can help you get aligned. Alternately, you can put a flag or waypoint at the equator, some distance to the west of KSC. Make sure you fly right over it, and then fly due east from there.

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15 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

I wonder how hard it would be for an experienced modder to make some run-up lights and some of these bad boys

Pretty sure something similar is part of Kerbinside or some other mod like that.

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Dr. Phibes,

 The answer to your question is "no", sadly. There is no precision navigation system to bring you back to KSC. At least... not in stock, although I have seen VOR implemented in mods.

The way we do it in stock is by VFR and checkpoints. Retroburn at the southern rim of the crater, defined altitude/ speeds at coastlines, mountains/ etc. It gets easier with practice, but it's all manual.

25 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

I wonder how hard it would be for an experienced modder to make some run-up lights and some of these bad boys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_approach_path_indicator

I tried making PAPI lights and a meatball in stock. They worked as advertised, but the visual range was too short and they lagged pretty badly due to the processing requirements of raycasting. I found that it was actually easier to eyeball the approach. Perhaps a crude ILS system would work and not put so much strain on the processor...

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44 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

I wonder how hard it would be for an experienced modder to make some run-up lights and some of these bad boys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_approach_path_indicator

Lining up with the runway is something I'm just now thinking about starting to maybe get the hang of.

 Since it have a permissive license, might eventualy be revived.

 

But I'd use a different mod:

 

 

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