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Old 07-19-2019, 11:13 AM   #1
dmurley
Orbinaut
Default Altitude Display Problem/"Hold Altitude Autopilot Problem

Vehicle: Delta Glider NT
Context: Scenario -> Delta Glider -> Brighton Beach

The following altitudes are displayed as shown upon opening the scenario and before taking any action or leaving the pad.

Incorrect Display of Altitude:

Display of altitude on Surface MFD: -2.56 km
Display of altitude on Orbit MVD: -2.56 km

Correct Display of Altitude:

Display of altitude on VOR/VTOL MFD: 2.55 m
Display of altitude on HUD: 2.55 m


After leaving the pad and moving to an altitude of 20 m, I push the "Hold Altitude" button on the HUD. Nothing. The altitude is not held.

I have also tried using the Panel View: HVR ALT/VS switch to achieve an altitude of 20 m. It doesn't seem to work either (and in fact always results in a vertical speed of 20 m/s).

System Specifications:
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200 G
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GRAPHICS: Radeon Vega Graphics (chip set)
  • SOUND: ???

Orbiter Configuration:

Code:
; === ORBITER Master Configuration File ===
EchoAllParams = FALSE
LPadRect = 510 79 1060 650

; === Visual parameters ===
AmbientLevel = 50

; === Device settings ===
DeviceIndex = 3
ModeIndex = 5
Fullscreen = TRUE
FullscreenPageflip = FALSE
WindowWidth = 1200
WindowHeight = 675

; === Window positions ===
DlgInfoPos = 143 124 521 613
DlgTaccPos = 127 423 388 611
LpadScnListWidth = 303
LpadModListWidth = 213
LpadExtListWidth = 213

; === Active plugin list ===
ACTIVE_MODULES
  LuaConsole
  OrbiterSound
END_MODULES
Orbiter Log:

Code:
**** Orbiter.log
000000.000: Build Aug 28 2016 [v.160828]
000000.000: Timer precision: 2.93123e-007 sec
000000.000: Found 0 joystick(s)
000000.000: Devices enumerated: 6
000000.000: Devices accepted: 5
000000.000: [ ] RGB Emulation (SW)
000000.000: [x] Direct3D HAL (HW)
000000.000: [ ] Direct3D T&L HAL (HW)
000000.000: [x] Direct3D HAL (AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics) (HW)
000000.000: [ ] Direct3D T&L HAL (AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 8 Graphics) (HW)
000000.000: Module AtlantisConfig.dll .... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module AtmConfig.dll ......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module DGConfigurator.dll .... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module LuaConsole.dll ........ [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module OrbiterSound.dll ...... [Build 121120, API 100830]
000000.000: 
000000.000: **** Creating simulation session
000000.000: DirectDraw interface OK
000000.000: Direct3D interface OK
000000.000: Graphics: Viewport: Fullscreen 1366 x 768 x 32
000000.000: Graphics: Hardware T&L capability: No
000000.000: Graphics: Z-buffer depth: 32 bit
000000.000: Graphics: Active lights supported: -1
000000.000: Loading 15382 records from star database
000000.000: Module Sun.dll ............... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(E) Sun: Precision 1e-006, Terms 554/6634
000000.000: Module Mercury.dll ........... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Mercury: Precision 1e-005, Terms 167/7123
000000.000: Module Venus.dll ............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module VenusAtm2006.dll ...... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Venus: Precision 1e-005, Terms 79/1710
000000.000: Module Earth.dll ............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module EarthAtmJ71G.dll ...... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Earth: Precision 1e-008, Terms 2564/2564
000000.000: Module Moon.dll .............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
ELP82: Precision 1e-005, Terms 116/829
000000.000: Module Mars.dll .............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module MarsAtm2006.dll ....... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Mars: Precision 1e-005, Terms 405/6400
000000.000: Module Phobos.dll ............ [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Deimos.dll ............ [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Galsat.dll ............ [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module Jupiter.dll ........... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Jupiter: Precision 1e-006, Terms 1624/3625
000000.000: Module Io.dll ................ [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module Europa.dll ............ [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module Ganymede.dll .......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module Callisto.dll .......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module Satsat.dll ............ [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module Saturn.dll ............ [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Saturn: Precision 1e-006, Terms 2904/6365
000000.000: Module Mimas.dll ............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Mimas: Terms 113
000000.000: Module Enceladus.dll ......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Enceladus: Terms 33
000000.000: Module Tethys.dll ............ [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Tethys: Terms 101
000000.000: Module Dione.dll ............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Dione: Terms 59
000000.000: Module Rhea.dll .............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Rhea: Terms 68
000000.000: Module Titan.dll ............. [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Titan: Terms 100
000000.000: Module Iapetus.dll ........... [Build 160828, API 160828]
SATSAT Iapetus: Terms 605
000000.000: Module Uranus.dll ............ [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Uranus: Precision 1e-006, Terms 1827/5269
000000.000: Module Miranda.dll ........... [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Ariel.dll ............. [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Umbriel.dll ........... [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Titania.dll ........... [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Oberon.dll ............ [Build ******, API 060425]
000000.000: Module Neptune.dll ........... [Build 160828, API 160828]
VSOP87(B) Neptune: Precision 1e-006, Terms 391/2024
000000.000: Finished initialising world
000000.000: Module ShuttlePB.dll ......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module DeltaGlider.dll ....... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module LuaInline.dll ......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Module ShuttleA.dll .......... [Build 160828, API 160828]
000000.000: Finished initialising status
000000.000: Finished initialising camera
000000.000: Finished setting up render state
000000.000: Finished initialising panels
000000.000: ---------------------------------------------------------------
000000.000: >>> WARNING: Obsolete API function used: VESSEL::GetHorizonAirspeedVector
000000.000: At least one active module is accessing an obsolete interface function.
000000.000: Addons which rely on obsolete functions may not be compatible with
000000.000: future versions of Orbiter.
000000.000: ---------------------------------------------------------------
000000.010: ---------------------------------------------------------------
000000.010: >>> WARNING: Obsolete API function used: VESSEL::GetShipAirspeedVector
000000.010: At least one active module is accessing an obsolete interface function.
000000.010: Addons which rely on obsolete functions may not be compatible with
000000.010: future versions of Orbiter.
000000.010: ---------------------------------------------------------------
000303.689: **** Closing simulation session
Addons: None, unless you count Orbiter Sound 4.0
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Old 07-19-2019, 12:49 PM   #2
BrianJ
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Hi,
Surface MFD and Orbit MFD show the altitude relative to the mean radius of the planet/moon. Brighton Beach is ~2.56km below mean radius of Moon.

Auto-hover functions work OK for me.
"Hold Altitude" button on HUD works OK, will hold altitude at which button is clicked, takes some time to reach correct alt. and null out velocity.

Panel View HVR ALT/VS switch works OK, but altitude input is relative to mean radius. Once again, needs some time to reach altitude and null velocity.

Hope this helps :-)
Cheers,
Brian
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
dmurley
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This helps tremendously. Thanks for the insight.
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