Bug Orbiter 2016 and Edwards lakebed runways

Emil Catalin

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Hello,

I just recently managed to install the Shuttle ultra Edwards in Orbiter 2016. Sadly I could not allign the SSU lakebed runway meshes with Martin Schweiger's package Edwards, which has buildings and scenery.

I tried to create an Edwards that featured the best from both sources.

Could you please help me with correcting the coordinates for these SSU meshes, or direct me to someone who might?

Thank you. Below is the code:

BASE-V2.0
Name = Edwards
Location = -117.889999 34.919998
Size = 1000
ObjectSize = 100
MAPOBJECTSTOSPHERE = TRUE

BEGIN_NAVBEACON
END_NAVBEACON

BEGIN_OBJECTLIST
MESH
FILE SSU\EDW_Lakebed_RWY0523_line
POS -5469.28340 0 -2935.6810389868
SCALE 1 1 1
ROT 0.0
PRELOAD
UNDERSHADOWS
OWNMATERIAL
END
RUNWAY
END1 -2340 0 550
END2 -5840 0 7820
ILS1 110.6 ; DL 05(06)
ILS2 110.7 ; DL 23(24)
; WIDTH 60
; NRWSEG 9
; RWSEG1 1 0.018 0.25 0.5 1 0.875
; RWSEG2 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG3 1 0.018 0.25 0.5 0.75 0.625
; RWSEG4 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG5 5 0.576 0 0.25 1 0.5
; RWSEG6 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG7 1 0.02 0.25 0.5 0.625 0.75
; RWSEG8 1 0.088 0 0.25 0 0.5
; RWSEG9 1 0.02 0.25 0.5 0.875 1
; RWTEX Runway2
END
MESH
FILE SSU\EDW_Lakebed_RWY1533_line
POS -8524.338236 0 -3750.147
SCALE 1 1 1
ROT 282.39
PRELOAD
UNDERSHADOWS
OWNMATERIAL
END
RUNWAY
END1 2473 0 3648
END2 -6285 0 1723
ILS1 110.2 ; DL 33 (35)
ILS2 110.3 ; DL 15 (17)
; WIDTH 91
; NRWSEG 9
; RWSEG1 1 0.018 0.25 0.5 1 0.875
; RWSEG2 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG3 1 0.018 0.25 0.5 0.75 0.625
; RWSEG4 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG5 5 0.576 0 0.25 1 0.5
; RWSEG6 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG7 1 0.02 0.25 0.5 0.625 0.75
; RWSEG8 1 0.088 0 0.25 0 0.5
; RWSEG9 1 0.02 0.25 0.5 0.875 1
; RWTEX Runway2
END
MESH
FILE SSU\EDW_Lakebed_RWY1735_line
POS -3449.75560 0 -722.4136
SCALE 1 1 1
ROT 259.98
PRELOAD
UNDERSHADOWS
OWNMATERIAL
END
RUNWAY
END1 10530 0 2630
END2 -1215 0 4745
ILS1 111.1 ; DL 35 (01)
ILS2 111.2 ; DL 17 (19)
; WIDTH 274
; NRWSEG 9
; RWSEG1 1 0.018 0.25 0.5 1 0.875
; RWSEG2 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG3 1 0.018 0.25 0.5 0.75 0.625
; RWSEG4 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG5 5 0.576 0 0.25 1 0.5
; RWSEG6 1 0.088 0 0.25 0.5 0
; RWSEG7 1 0.02 0.25 0.5 0.625 0.75
; RWSEG8 1 0.088 0 0.25 0 0.5
; RWSEG9 1 0.02 0.25 0.5 0.875 1
; RWTEX Runway2
END
 

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The runway meshes should mostly be in the correct position (if the Antelope Valley addon is installed).
They don't look like it, especially when viewed from an horizontal angle, because they are flat and the surface of the Earth is, of course, curved. So the meshes end up burried or raised above the surface. This is most visible in areas away from the base center.
This could be considered a bug.
Currently the only way to solve this is to bend the meshes so they conform to the curvature of the Earth.
 

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Hello GLS,

Obrigado for your response. Sadly the lakebed runways are off when you try to move them to the Antelope Edwards...

Could you please tell me how to correct these positioning coordinates for the three lakebed runways? Or what tool from Orbit hangar might help me?

FILE SSU\EDW_Lakebed_RWY1735_line
POS -3449.75560 0 -722.4136

FILE SSU\EDW_Lakebed_RWY1533_line
POS -8524.338236 0 -3750.147

FILE SSU\EDW_Lakebed_RWY0523_line
POS -5469.28340 0 -2935.6810389868
 

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Oh, the runway meshes were placed for the coordinates of the SSU Edwards base. The default Orbiter Edwards base is probably in a different place.
To have those meshes in the default base, you need to account for the offset in the position of the bases...
Probably the best way to do that is to correct the surface position of one of the meshes (by hand), and then add the same offset to all of them. Starting with the Compass mesh is probably the easiest, as the center is well defined. Then you simply calculate how much you moved the mesh and add or subtract that to the others.
 
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