Search results

  1. G

    Cannot update AGS from PNGS

    Wow, that was bullseye :) In the attached scenario if I read out 411 it displays +10000, and your procedure also smoothed this problem for me. I cannot find any step in the Surface Activity Checklist which touches 411, but it could happen that during one of the previous V47s I typed...
  2. G

    Cannot update AGS from PNGS

    @rcflyinghokie: Hi, thanks for looking into this. I was using mostly the documents on this page: https://history.nasa.gov/afj/ap13fj/a13-documents.html . For the LM I've used the Activation Checklist, Timeline book and the G&N checklist. I wasn't able to find the Lunar Surface Checklist for...
  3. G

    Cannot update AGS from PNGS

    Hi all, I'm flying the nominal Apollo 13 mission, and now I'm at GET135 hours where - to prepare the LM for ascent - the AGS should be updated from the LGC. The problem is that when I do first V47 then set up the new time bias to 130:00:00, call 414+10000 on AGS, and press PRO, then nothing...
  4. G

    Apollo 13 Scenarios for NASSP

    In the NASSP repository within the WIP scenarios you may find the "Apollo 13 - Launch and Landing" and "Apollo 13 - Launch" as starting point. The first scenario is to fly the nominal mission, but the second one you'll get the your hard time with the O2 tanks. I'm flying now the nominal mission...
  5. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    I wasn't able to make it till the 50th anniversary of the last manned lunar mission, but it gave me a good opportunity to give the Orbiter community a nice Christmas present: the Apollo 17 landing site scenery. I think the Taurus-Littrow DTMs provided by the LROC site are the most detailed and...
  6. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Hi, I aimed for the 50th anniversary with the Taurus-Litrow stuff, but wasn't able to make it. Partially due to some personal issues (nothing bad, but there are a few things I have to give higher priority than this), and also this specific landing site has some of it's own peculiarities which I...
  7. G

    Orbiter Screenshot Thread

    In a parallel universe, on Apr 17th, 1970, at Fra Mauro highlands: Apollo 13 CDR: Houston, we have a bit of a problem here. Capcom: Go ahead, Jim. Apollo 13 CDR: It may sounds odd, but we've found something of non-natural origin. Capcom: You mean it is some sort of alien origin? Apollo 13 LMP...
  8. G

    Support Apollo Addon Information re: P23 and Sextant Programming

    Based on this image: https://history.nasa.gov/afj/ap08fj/pics/sextant.gif when LLOS and SLOS are pointing into the same direction, the trunnion mirror's normal vector is circa at 45 degrees to SLOS (certainly it depends on the exact orientation of the beam splitter and the prism). What we know...
  9. G

    Apollo 9 Documentation?

    When I tried to fly Apollo 9 circa two years ago, I also struggled with the lack of documentation. It became especially important when it came to SPS burn, where the stability of the control law was tested by intentionally adding a periodic deflection to the normal control signal of the engine...
  10. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Hi, first of all, feel free to tag me in your post, otherwise I don't get any notification on new posts here. The odd terrain on the pic is likely caused by Orbiter2016. You're supposed to use Orbiter Beta because this version is able to handle fractional elevation resolution - most of my...
  11. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    I guess it is a factor of two, and the cause is that I used 0.5 m vertical resolution for the elevation. The non standard scales are handled correctly only by Orbiter2016 Beta. Currently it is only a recommendation in the documentation, so I think I should modify it to clarify that this setup is...
  12. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    If you want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 16, you may download the the scenery files from my site. There is one novelty: as I've promised to @4throck , beside the usual overhead illumination texture, I gave a try with much lower sun position (at circa 40 degrees, so...
  13. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    Seem to me it was down since 28th Feb. I've restarted it right now. Thanks for notifying me!
  14. G

    Discussion Vessel Independent Input Manager (VESIM) - Q&A

    This thread could be used to discuss NASSP's alternative joystick manager module, called the VESIM. As I was the one who began to develop this module, I am happy to answer questions here. Suggestions are also welcome, however please take into account that at the moment the time is not amongst...
  15. G

    Orbiter Beta Lunar surface textures installation

    Hi Miriam, I have made a lot of effort on determining the connection between the Apollo-era coordinate system and the LROC's. I consider latter as reference and made my textures conformant to this. So in this sense, if you look up the coordinates of an object in the LROC data, then you will...
  16. G

    Orbiter Beta Lunar surface textures installation

    If you mean the textures from this URL: http://www.absimp.org/orbitersim/apollolandingsites.html then the zip files (both surface textures and elev) should be extracted into Orbiter's main folder, and everything will go to the proper place. Some additional setup may be requried, please see the...
  17. G

    Question VESIM, VJoy and touch support

    The input action will be processed only by the focused vessel. Feel free the assign the same joystick axis or button for both the CSM and LM even to different VESIM inputs, it shouldn't make any trouble. Yes, it works in the same way as it works when you are typing into DSKY with the keyboard...
  18. G

    Question VESIM, VJoy and touch support

    I greatly appreciate your interest towards this VESIM module, so it is definitely not pushing your luck to ask questions about it. I don't know what you mean on "no coding experience" but currently adding new VESIM bindings means practically C++ coding. I said in one of my previous post that...
  19. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    You have discovered some pattern, don't you? :) Yes, I've already begun to review the Descartes DTMs available on LROC site , and they are quite pretty, on one of them even the House Rock is clearly visible. So the goal is to make the "mysterious and unknown Descartes highlands" be discoverable...
  20. G

    Surface Base Apollo Landing Site Sceneries for Orbiter 2016

    As you may guess my original plan was to acquire detailed enough DTMs, so all the craters would be visible in 3D. And as you see, this plan failed to some extent. I have a few ideas on how to cure this thing, also I have got some promising results with Ames Stereo Pipeline's shape-from-shading...
Top