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  1. Mindblast

    Problem Saturns moons doing weird stuff

    I have a weird problem here: All saturn moons except Hyperion show really weird orbits with initial velocity being 0 at the start of the simulation. Also using a plugin to retrieve the current positions of the moons using oapiGetRelativePos() shows Iapetus, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus and Rhea...
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    Search sending key press to remote vessels

    Hi all, i was wondering is there a plugin that can send key press events to a remote vessel? I was having fun with UCGO and getting cargo containers over from a DGIV or bigger ship to the Arrow is quite a pain as i have to switch between the Arrow and DG a lot. So i thought it might be cool to...
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    Project Orbiter Navigator

    Edit: Current Beta Version can be downloaded from http://www.nestadlinn.de/orbiter/downloads/OrbiterNav_0_5_3_9b.zip Also please join the Beta Testing Social group for bug reporting or general feedback. -------------------X8----snip---original post-------X8----snip-------------- Hi all, over...
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    Problem Loading planet dlls from external application

    As the topic says.. i'm trying to load the standard planet module dlls like earth.dll and such from an external MSVC++ application using LoadLibrary(). While trying this i discovered that they depend on orbiter.exe and i get a Message Box saying that orbiter.exe couldn't be found when loading...
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    API Question intercepting users thrusterlevel control

    I'm trying to simulate a Turbofan-like airbreathing engine and what i would like to do is simulate up- and downramping of the fan rotation speed. So i was looking for a way to intercept the thrust level set by user interaction (joystick throttle, +- buttons) to get the thrust level the user was...
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    Problem MeshgroupTransform no 3-axis rotation ?

    I'm trying to do some manual animations using clbkAnimate and manipulating my meshgroups with MeshgroupTransform. I noticed the following: When i try to do a rotation around an axis vector that has 1 or 2 of its components set to nonzero the rotation works, if i use a vector that has all 3...
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    Polywell Fusion Research funding increased

    Appearently Polywell Fusion Research has gotten another Navy contract over almost $8Mil for the next 1 1/2 years. Seeing that funding of this research was around $1-2Mil per year in the past it seems their experiments are going to a somewhat larger scale now. Maybe they are on to something ...
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    laval nozzle and kinetic energy

    I'm trying to simulate an air-breathing engine for atmospheric flight using mainly formulas for isenthropic flow from the NASA pages: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/rktthsum.html Now i came across a little oddity when trying to simulate expansion through a laval nozzle. The kinetic...
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    SDK Question Reynolds number.. how does Orbiter calculate it ?

    In the AirfoilCoeffFunc callback that is passed to CreateAirfoil3 function the orbiter core passes the Reynolds number as one of the parameters. I'm wondering how this is calculated by orbiter ? I'm trying to calculate a semi-realistic heat transfer coefficient for simulation of convection and...
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    Fusion SSTO airbreathing engine concept

    In this thread i introduced my current addon project, a Single Stage to Orbit Airbreathing Vessel using Polywell Fusion Reactors. Here is now a more detailed concept of the engine. as you can see in the picture above the engine consists of the following parts: 1. MHD Extractor This device...
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    massflow in atmospheric flight

    edit: Doh... nevermind, i found my mistake.. it should be Tt = (1 + (gamma - 1) / 2 * M^2) * Tambient ------------------------------------------------------- I'm trying to simulate an airbreathing engine and have encountered a strange problem: When flying through the atmosphere I can...
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    Project yet another scifi ssto

    Hi guys, over the last weeks i've worked on a new concept for an SSTO vehicle using scifi technology that does obviously not exist yet but is currently being scientifically investigated. So the major focus is that it should all be physically possible. (no handwavium and unobtanium stuff :))...
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