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31  Project Apollo - NASSP / Support & Bugs / Re: Apollo 7 vAGC on: November 27, 2009, 12:47:31 AM
Allow me to pick my jaw off the floor.   Very Happy

First off... great job...

Secondly... thank you kindly for testing this!

Thirdly, I see I have to fix some stuff (as I suspected) in the EMS.

Fourthly, from what I gathered, a manual reentry is not exactly easy, but for right now what you're doing is perfect for testing it.

PS:  I'll see if I can set up some way for it to print out the track so you don't have to do the pause-record thing.
32  Project Apollo - NASSP / Support & Bugs / Re: Apollo 7 vAGC on: November 24, 2009, 08:52:14 PM
Gunner.... Thank you so much for getting to teh deorbit testing!   Excited!

I've been waiting for somebody to get to this point.  I'm going to use your scenario to see if I can debug the EMS... I don't think its acting quite right...

I'd love to hear your comment on it if you've had a chance to look.
33  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: LM status... on: November 15, 2009, 11:02:44 PM
Do we have the horizontal/vertical movement indicator working yet?  (The X-PNTR)

34  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: CSM Suggestions on: November 12, 2009, 12:32:45 AM
Oh to be able to talk to one of the astronauts for this sort of information...  Worried
35  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: Checklist MFD on: September 27, 2009, 06:15:54 PM
very cool patterson... keep up the great work!
36  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Moving out west... again... on: September 20, 2009, 09:55:45 PM
Hey guys... I'm heading out west again (this time semi-permanently) to work for SpaceX in LA.  I'll be out of touch for a few weeks while I make the move.  Keep up the good work, and when I get back I hope to continue work on the Virtual Cockpit.  Take care guys!
37  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: LM status... on: September 16, 2009, 05:07:30 PM
Yea... sad we missed the aniversary... but there's always the 50th.... Happy
38  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: LM status... on: September 15, 2009, 06:33:10 PM
yes, much better   Thumbs Up
39  Project Apollo - NASSP / News & Announcements / Re: New Project Apollo Beta 20090322 released on: September 14, 2009, 07:59:38 PM
I'd love to have more for you on the VC front... but this coding is kicking my  Rolling Eyes  2+2=?
40  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: LM status... on: September 14, 2009, 07:52:28 PM
Looks great... but do you think you could make the displays in the background of the AOT dark?  In otherwords, make it look like the AOT and its controls are brightly lit, while the rest falls into the background.  If you want to REALLY make it cool, add a soft focus on the stuff that's in the background and it will give you a better feel of looking in the telescope.  (if you don't quite understand what I mean, send me the .psp file... I should be able to show you with it)

(yes I know this is purely cosmetic... but I'm picky... Happy  )
41  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: LM status... on: September 13, 2009, 05:36:54 PM
It's possible this will be better to implement in a similar way to how I implemented the AOT reticle.  This would involve rendering the numbers and tic marks in real-time as opposed to manipulating a bitmap.   Depends on how many pixels a 10 ft long tape will take.  I'd love to do something similar with the EMS Scroll in the CM, but the guidance curves on that scroll make it near impossible.
42  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: MultiThread Virtual AGC testing on: August 25, 2009, 08:38:07 PM
for the un-timeacceled test... I hope you bring enough Tang!
43  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP Development / Re: CSM Panel Dimensions? on: August 23, 2009, 11:48:05 AM
Yes without a doubt it was amazing.  Sticking your head in one (and touching history) is simply undescribable.  The capsule I got to stick my head in, not once, but twice was that of Skylab 2 (or is it 3?).   The capsule currently resides at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.  You can see the photos from my journey here.

and here...

The second time I was rushed, and sadly didn't get too much.  It was actually a very lucky circumstance that brought me there.  I was visiting up there with a friend, and heard about a space memorabilia show at Glenn, so I stopped by there.  There, I meet Robert Conley, the owner of the Meadville Space Center (here), and better known as estar.  He was sharing Orbiter CD's at the show, and we got to talking.  I mentioned I was working on the ProjectApollo VC and he said he'd ask a friend of his who worked at NASA Glenn if I could get some pictures of the capsule.  Sure enough, after the show and after the musuem closed, I was allowed to go into the little room its in and we got to take pictures.  It was a once in a lifetime event.... or so I thought.  A year or two later, I was back at Glenn, this time for an internship with NASA (I was actually on loan from the University of Cincinnati as a research student).  I was still working on the VC, so I decided to contact the musuem guy again.  And after many scheduling conflicts, I was able to get in and see the capsule again.  I overplanned that time though and didn't get the pictures I could use, only the ones I thought I wanted.  Ideally I'd like to get a chance to actually Get inside one for some better angles, but I had to satisfly myself with taking pictures through the hatch and on a platform from above through the tunnel.  It really was an amazing experience, and if I'm ever in the area again, I plan to try a third time.
44  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP Development / Re: LEM Virtual AGC on: August 21, 2009, 04:53:43 PM
mad props to vrouleau for some crafty coding!
45  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP Development / Re: CSM Panel Dimensions? on: August 20, 2009, 10:41:44 PM
Welcome to the forum!  I wish you and your father well in your endeavor!

Join the club...  I did the VC and always looked for strict dimensioned drawings, but got nowhere.   My only suggestion is that you approximate, which is what I did with the VC.  Supposedly David Weeks' drawings are to scale, but they are small and somewhat difficult to lift accurate dimensions off of.  Another option is to find the size of one of the components on the panel and back-solve.  If I ever get a third chance to go stick my head in a CM, the first thing I'm grabbing is a measuring stick.
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