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Old 08-28-2018, 11:36 PM   #46
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 I'm reworking the mesh now. The thruster locations are different on it now also.
OK! Well done

Let us know how it's going.

---------- Post added at 11:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:49 PM ----------

Had to tidy up a few loose ends on this version....

Update 180828 on OH:
Windows transparent from external view. Removed hatch window.
Fixed control-panel-switch-not-animated bug.
Removed apparent size changes during chute deployment (I found it distracting).

Possibly last update on this version?
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:49 PM   #47
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Working on new thrusters for crewed dragon2. I can make the windows clear easy. I had them opaque in the pad test version, because they were just decals.

Here's a shot. Will need new texturing to match, and a bigger and different drogue chute door. Notice the increased size of the main chute door on the bottom also.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:36 PM   #48
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With the latest update of the addon:
Falcon9 for Orbiter2016


The astronaut access gateway





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Old 09-30-2018, 07:25 PM   #49
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Oh, this looks FANTASTIC! I'm going to give it a shot sometime this week! Just had a presentation on Crew Dragon, so the urge to fly it has been building!
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:39 PM   #50
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@pappy2 - glad to see you got it to rotate. Thanks for the pics :-)

@Astrozeke - hey, hope you have some fun with it. Looking forward to seeing the real thing on the pad
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:12 PM   #51
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Hello Brian;
I just realized a little problem with the docking of Crew Dragon and IDA2.

The administrator of the Addon IDA (dave1705) wrote here #26
https://www.orbiter-forum.com/showth...Adapter&page=2
that you have to modify the .config file to have IDA2 on PMA in the correct position.

Then it would be necessary to modify your vessel Crew Dragon to have the good docking with the open nose above

Here is an image


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Old 09-30-2018, 10:04 PM   #52
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Working on a new Crew Dragon.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:23 PM   #53
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@Donamy - Looks great Don,do you think you will do anything to the trunk or interior?

@pappy2 - Do we know the "correct" orientation of the Dragon relative to IDA?
Do you have information about this?

I can change the docking port orientation (and "lidar" position), no problem, but this may affect docking to "standard" ISS dock port (will be a strange angle).

I'm not sure how to resolve this - suggestions welcome :-)

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Old 10-01-2018, 12:30 PM   #54
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this looks really good. you might think about a view from the lower bay where you could look out the windows and see so of the soft cargo bags behind and around the sides
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:17 PM   #55
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@Brian

Let me know if you need anything updated for the Crew Dragon.

Also, as pappy2 describes, the IDA line up on the ISS A2Z is correct.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:09 PM   #56
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Good evening Brian,
the only reference concerning the docking position of CREW Dragon are NASA's computer generated images here:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...-space-station

Have seen that the cone of the nose of the capsule is open on top of the PMA.

The pictures to help you.










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Old 10-01-2018, 07:14 PM   #57
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Thanks Don.

I'm sure you're both correct about the IDA orientation relative to the ISS PMA.
And my IDA.cfg does have the "modified" dock parameters from post#26 in the thread above, as pappy2 noted.

It's just that if I rotate the Dragon docking port, then users without IDA will be docking to the ISS PMA at a bit of an angle.

How about user-configurable docking port parameters in the Dragon .cfg file?

Cheers,
Brian

EDIT: hi, pappy2, thanks for the pics! I see what you mean.

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:40 PM   #58
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 Thanks Don.

It's just that if I rotate the Dragon docking port, then users without IDA will be docking to the ISS PMA at a bit of an angle.
But it is not a good idea to dock the PMA without IDA..
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:44 AM   #59
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  But it is not a good idea to dock the PMA without IDA..
Oh, I do it all the time ;-)




Ok, so I think I'll go with the user-configurable docking port via .cfg file idea.

If we want to replicate the Dragon-IDA-PMA orientation shown in the "artist impression" I'll need to rotate the Dragon default dock by 180deg anyway.

And I need to re-do the glass-cockpit view point.

Update soon.

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Old 10-02-2018, 02:31 PM   #60
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I did some attempts at launching the Dragon capsule from the Moon, and I think it's powerful enough for a very low orbit (~20km).
But needs very good ascent guidance (can't be hand guided )

Has anyone tried something like that?
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