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spainchaud

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  1. I have finished rearranging the elements in my ship, and it yaws flawlessly. The problem I was having was with the YZ/ZY elements of the matrix. After looking at the posted video, I looked up the formula for the inertial matrix. The formula is the sum over all the elements of the quantity m*Y*Z, where Z and Y are measured from the CM. I needed that sum to be zero. I decided to set z = -44 as my CM and proceeded to arrange every possible element at that height. Of coarse the hovers and boosters were below CM and the stabilizers were above CM. They partially balanced out, but the CM was still below z = -44. I then placed the air brakes above CM and tweaked the wings up and down until balance was achieved. Thanks for all the help.
  2. I can see the lines. I had trouble with the parallax effect at first, making it difficult to determine exactly where those lines crossed elements in the construct. Eventually I released I could use the inclination gauge that turns on with the suit lights. I then make sure my inclination is set to zero as I line up elements with the CM. Thanks for the video link. I was hoping someone would know of one.
  3. After I made the post above, I decided to make a simple test construct from an old hauler I was taking apart. I kept only the seat, landing gear, and adjustors. the seat was already using an older version of DU-Orbital-Hud. With no extraneous elements, I was able to position the adjustors perfectly, and they performed perfectly. Only the yaw adjustors fired with the yaw command, and only the roll adjustors fired with the roll command. This is what I need to achieve on my medium hauler.
  4. I have a medium hauler (500 - 1000 tons, S construct) running the DU-Orbital-Hud script from Dimencia and Archeogeo. When I am hovering, with brakes on, and I want to orient my ship with a yaw, I get a lot of roll. I have tried several things to eliminate the unwanted roll. * The construct is symmetric about the x axis. * Moved all hovers and vertical boosters to the outside edge of the grid for more stability. This seems to do nothing, so I suspect they always provide thrust through the center of gravity. * Placed adjustors so that they should not produce mixed modes of rotation. * As best as I can tell, my CM (center-of-mass) is at x, y, z = 0, -18.5, 42 (there should really be a readout of this value somewhere) * Adjustors are placed back-to-back where possible, usually with a gap, so they are symmetric about the CM. * Pitch adjustors are aligned in the z direction, in the YZ (x = 0) plane through the CM. * Roll adjusters are aligned in the z direction located in the XZ (y = -18.5) plane through the CM. * Yaw adjusters are aligned in the x direction, located in the XY (z = 42) plane through the CM. * The yaw, roll and pitch torques are 3.52, 3.47, 3.5 MN.m The yaw adjusters seem to work fine (no roll) when I am flying, I assume that has to do with the stabilizers in the back. When I yaw, the roll adjusters are also firing, which makes no sense to me. Originally I also pitched during the yaw, but after much playing with adjustors that went away, and the pitch adjusters no longer fire during the yaw. This may be unrelated, but there seems to be some control bugs, W is pitch down, and S is pitch up, A/D is yaw left/right, and Q/E is roll left/right. This is different then how it is set in my Controls section.
  5. There would be a method to mark any number of territories on the in-game map. I would use the marks to indicate a territory that I have already scanned, but there may be other uses. Perhaps there could be a set of symbols available. Each symbol could represent something that the user defines. A great option would be a button on any scanner result that would put a mark on the map for all scanner results in your inventory.
  6. Thanks. Both answers make sense. I noticed that when I did a wing.show() in lua I got a panel with 3 numbers (2 measurements + max value) instead of just 2 . Not sure what the second measurement is for.
  7. The left side readings seem fine. The construct is symmetric left/right.
  8. I seem to be stuck about 8km below Sanctuary 2 on Alioth. I don't have permission to dig myself out. Will I loose my nanopack contents if I force respawn? Any other way to get back to the surface?
  9. This is confusing. After I made my second flyer from the blueprint, and my first one disappeared, the blueprint turned blue, so it was temporarily unusable. This morning the blueprint is now gold and it reads 1 use left, no ingredients needed. So I guess my first flyer was absorbed into the blueprint. Is this a bug, or intended?
  10. I had a flyer on Sanctuary moon and made a blueprint from it yesterday. Today, I flew it to Sanctuary 1, and took the shuttle to Alioth. I took a complete set of equipment to duplicate the flyer, which I did once on Alioth. Later when I checked my map, I saw the original flyer was no longer on my construct list, and it was no longer at Sanctuary 1 on the moon when I returned. It was a long trip back to my home by jetpack. I only left my original flyer at Sanctuary 1 for about 5 hours. I suspect this is a bug, or else I do not understand how a blueprint is suppose to work.
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