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256  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP Development / LM Landing questions/report on: June 09, 2005, 01:42:10 AM
Hey D.,

If you want I would love to be a beta-tester as well!
Due to my lack of knowledge about compiling, perhaps Tschachim could send me the modules just like he would to gimp1992?
Looking forward, and D., keep up this amazing work! Very Happy

257  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / A few modifications to the AGC code on: June 01, 2005, 05:39:49 AM
Quote from: Tschachim

With the current CVS version or the released 6.4.x version?

Sorry for the confusion Tschachim. I am using the released 6.4.2 version, BUT my previous post is describing the ascent when I was flying it manually, not using the ascent autopilot. I have customized and synchronized an original soundfile from the real Apollo 17 lunar lift-off as a wave file for the lunar-ascent.wav of the Project Apollo sounds. It covers the time from lift-off -7s till well after engine shutdown. With this I wanted to compare the real altitude and pitch attitude callouts with my manually flown profile. I just wanted to share that I was able to match the original/historical climb rates by doing it like described above very closely. I was hoping, whenever RMaia returns, he will have a look and try to change his code, as to me it seems that the pitchover of the ascent stage is happening way too slow and too late by the current autopilot. By the time it reaches -54 pitchdown you find yourself rocketing up at several hundred m/s...
258  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP Development / LM Landing questions/report on: May 31, 2005, 07:14:51 PM
Quote from: LazyD

I bet this will lead to a significant pitchover when P64 takes over with its new targets.  This correlates much better with the A12-A17 landing movies and transcript.
This is really getting fun!


Hey Dennis,
that really sounds terriffic. I enjoy your LandMFD already and I am following this thread closely. When LLMFD was the current MFD for landing on the moon, I was watching the Apollo lunar landing movies many times in order to re-create the landing manually in Orbiter as close as possible, but it seemed the approach path commanded is too shallow. So the news you point out above is very good news to me! With your progress of refining your LandMFD to simulate the Apollo landing guidance, this will be as close to the real thing as it can get, a truely remarkable experience for all Apollo fans among us orbinauts.
Keep it up! Very Happy
259  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / A few modifications to the AGC code on: May 28, 2005, 06:57:35 AM
Well, I have no clue about RMaia's ascent auto pilot code, but AFAIR historically the pitch forward to -54 happened just ten seconds after lift-off, which was reached some 3 seconds later, from then on the pitch was gradually increased (pitching more forward) to adjust the ascent climb rate at about 50 m/s. Then when reaching about 42 k (13.5 km) altitude, ascent rate was terminated, which resulted in an initial apolune of 15 km above the surface (which became the perilune after engine shutdown).

I have done the ascent in a Apollo 17 scenario, with a customized sound file for the ascent, and by doing it like described above, I could very closely match the actual historical time/altitude callouts.
260  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Virtual AGC enhancement for Project Apollo released on: April 28, 2005, 02:28:48 PM
sorry doublepost!
261  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Virtual AGC enhancement for Project Apollo released on: April 28, 2005, 02:27:23 PM
Quote from: Apassi

PLEASE DONT STOP developing this because the silence.
I believe there many more of us who votes for realism.

Of course there are! I downloaded Virtual AGC as well, but I didn't have the time to test it yet, but yes I am also considering myself a hardcore Apollo Maniac Very Happy

Had no time since I am very busy with jtiberius working on the new Taurus-Littrow landing site, and guys - it will blow you away!  Shocked
262  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / LEM Instrument Panels (!Important!) on: April 14, 2005, 07:30:01 AM
Very Happy

Moonwalker, will that mean we will have much larger front windows then? Just wondering, because that is I was really missing as the current is too small for the approach and landing phase, unless you crank FOV to 80 degrees, but that looks so distorded then... anyway, new big LEM panels is good news!

jtiberius and I have to get the new Taurus-Littrow ready...
263  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Project Apollo - NASSP SourceForge Project on: March 03, 2005, 02:13:36 PM
Hey all,

Tschachim, I registered at sourceforge as "FordPrefect2005", so if you'd be so kind and add me to this great project! Happy
I plan to contribute with 3D graphics. I am currently developing new landing site meshes with jtiberius , but I also have an overall new LM in mind, given more time a VC as well...
264  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / LM ascent auto-pilot V4 What do you want? on: February 01, 2005, 05:04:31 PM
Rodrigo, I think it would be awesome if you would go for the historically most accurate version! I would vote for it.

265  Project Apollo - NASSP / Modeling / Virtual cockpit mesh on: January 26, 2005, 10:38:38 AM
Sorry, forgot to log in, that was me above!  Rolling Eyes
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