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There and Back Again: An Orbinauts first flight beyond Earth Orbit

Posted 04-15-2013 at 01:45 AM by BruceJohnJennerLawso
Updated 04-15-2013 at 01:53 AM by BruceJohnJennerLawso

Hello out there,

Been thinking about trying out this new "blog" thingy, and I figured that someone might find the story of my first two flights rather interesting. So gather round for a tale of stupidity, luck, and a very memorable flight.

So anyways, to the best of my recollection, I discovered Orbiter in about February-March 2012. I found the link to this amazing program while fuming over my inability to get the ancient Microsoft Space Simulator running...
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flying over to dads' erm.. house?

Posted 04-09-2013 at 11:41 AM by Moach

he lives on a boat!
currently off the coast of Turks 'n Caicos Islands - where i shall join the fun later today!

i've never been aboard thus far... my sister did thrice already, so on i went for my turn at what's promptly become my family's most popular vacation spot

right now i'm stationed at the KMIA airport hotel (which has a pretty awesome breakfast) waiting out the mother of all layovers - from touchdown yesterday 6pm to wheels up today at 12:55...
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Beneath the Wings Focus: CRJ 200

Posted 04-08-2013 at 12:52 AM by MaverickSawyer
Updated 08-02-2018 at 06:14 AM by MaverickSawyer

Beneath The Wing, Aircraft Focus #1: CRJ-200

Manufactured by: Bombardier.
Seating: 50+4 crew.
Powerplant: 2 8,729 lbf (38.83 kN) CF34-3B1 turbofans.
Production status: ended
No. Produced: 1021


The CRJ-200 was an update to the previously existing CRJ-100, and provided an increase in takeoff weight and range. The design originated from the Canadair CL601 Challenger corporate aircraft, and therefor has many similarities....
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More from SRC Polygon

Posted 04-03-2013 at 09:51 AM by PhantomCruiser

Whether illicit or approved, every airfield is going to have one. There’s always a hole-in-the-wall swill serving joint somewhere nearby. They’ll be called by different names, but the wood paneling, dart boards, pool table, creaky leather and dim lighting provide a worldwide continuity. For the most part (geography notwithstanding) the menu is the same as well; fried something-or-other and beer. After a bit of investigation by Cleveland Davis, SRC Polygon proved to be no different....
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Coding a Lunar Lander from the ground up: Making your VC Interactive

Posted 03-26-2013 at 07:37 PM by Hlynkacg
Updated 03-26-2013 at 07:40 PM by Hlynkacg

PART 14: Making the Cockpit Interactive

So last we left off we had a cockpit and a shiny cockpit control class that didn't actually do anything. Now it's time to do stuff.

VC displays and user inputs are handled by "Active areas" that are registered when the VC is loaded. To generate these active area s I have created a function called "RegisterActiveAreas" in our cockpit control class. (See part 13) this function is a void and takes a single VECTOR3...
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