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On the theme of recovery vessels, Go Searcher is just about ready for operations..
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Updated on OH: v.190304

New recovery vessel GoSearcher.
Updated old scenarios, added DM-1 launch and undocking scenarios.
Updated doc.
Updated docking port in Config/Vessels/dragon2/iss_ssrms.cfg .

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Brian the landings will be off the Florida coast for Crew Dragons and so far been unable to get the Helo off the deck.
I have been qualified in the AS 350 and might someday get to fly a crew back to the KSC
 

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Brian the landings will be off the Florida coast for Crew Dragons and so far been unable to get the Helo off the deck.
I have been qualified in the AS 350 and might someday get to fly a crew back to the KSC
Hi,
yes, I left the "test" scenarios recovery vessel on the West Coast just for testing, for DM-1 scenarios I think it's more or less correct (it's a lot further out than the "24 miles off Florida coast" I heard somewhere, but from JPL data for ISS, thats where the groundtrack goes. Unless Dragon does a plane-change or orbit-raise before deorbit).


In the add-on, you need to press K to enable helicopter landings/takeoff from the flight deck.


I don't know if SpaceX will be using AS350 - but it's the only helicopter I have for Orbiter ;-) Hope you get to do some flying soon.


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Hey Brian
Still can't get the chopper to move
Focus on "GoSearcher" and spawn the AS350 [J]
Activate Flight Deck [K]


Focus on AS350 and start engine [K], wait for warm-up ~60s (rotors go blurry when ready), then crank up the throttle.


Any good?
 

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So much fun !!!!!:thumbup:
 

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So I am not being able to lift the copter off. Is it attached to the flight deck?

I got in the copter and pressed K to start the rotors spinning. I waited and apply throttle. but no lift off. After a bit I got a CTD.
 

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When you're on the ship you have to press K to turn on the flight deck. Kinda threw me at first.
 

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So I am not being able to lift the copter off. Is it attached to the flight deck?

I got in the copter and pressed K to start the rotors spinning. I waited and apply throttle. but no lift off. After a bit I got a CTD.
Hi,
try following the steps in my post above.If it still doesn't work, exit scenario and post your (current state).scn and orbiter.log.


Yes, flight deck has an attachment point. It's passive until you switch it on [K] (don't want GoSearcher using CPU checking vessels/attachments/engines while you're in orbit, no point)


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Ok I was able to get this to fly and its way cool. I guess I didn't see the go back to the ship and push the K key. Just some thoughts you might do a landing pad near the crew quarters and a dock for the barge and a carrier for the Falcon 9 1st stage to drive back to KSC, I think someone had done the Shuttle carrier which is what is being used. You would need a crane at the Port as well
 

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Looks like GoSearcher is a bit further back along the DM-1 reentry groundtrack than I guessed, at N30.69 W76.75 .
 

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EXTRAORDINAIRE WORK :hail:

This mission DM-1 is very well restored and realizable reality. :thumbup:









Very good precision of the landing.































Thank you to all of you.
 
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Now it is obvious how important is this good looking water of DX9 client... for US space missions...
 

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Hey does anyone have info about the upper stage that NASA bought to boost the ISS early nin it development? It was too be used before the russian service module was ready.
 

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Hey does anyone have info about the upper stage that NASA bought to boost the ISS early nin it development? It was too be used before the russian service module was ready.
Wasn't an upper stage, it was a spacecraft called the Interim Control Module (ICM). The ICM was contracted and built by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in case the Russian Service Module ("Zvezda") either was lost or ran into a very long development delay. It was to dock with the aft docking port on the FGB ("Zarya") and was to provide early attitude and orbit-changing capabilities, essentially duplicating the propulsive capabilities of the SM. Once the SM had been launched and docked successfully, the ICM was put into storage and forgotten about.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j60crj3k4f8m5oq/ISS_Interim_Control_Module.jpg?dl=0
 

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Dave S much thanks. It had been quite a while sense that time and I couldn't remember what it was called. I did see it once at JSC and was told that it was just unclassified and was used as a spinner to keep stable and that NASA was working to add a pressurisation system to retrofit the fuel tanks so it didn't have to spin. The truth is that it used the descent stage of a Lunar module and extra fuel was in tanks where the cargo was kept.
again thanks a bunch
 

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Just to tick off my pedantic nitpicking post requirement for today: the mesh group(s) for the chopper's rotating rotors should probably be marked not to cast a shadow (FLAG 1). Otherwise: very impressive visuals! :thumbup:
Thanks! I'll give it a try :)
 
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