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DeltaGliderIV User manual


Daniel Polli 2003-2013 http://orbiter.dansteph.com

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Introduction Technical data Initial configuration Key oard controls "oading #assengers$ #ayload and changing DGIV s%in 'hec%(lists and chec% )essel state dis#lay +anels 're- .afety "ife su##ort system 0uto#ilots +resentation of custom auto#ilots 'alculating "aunch 01imuth -ith DGIV calculator +relude II ( 0n ad)anced ase Kno- ugs 2 limitation 3re4uently as%ed 4uestion 2 5ther ugs 6a%ing addons$ #ayload$ scenarios or s%ins for DeltaGliderIV Do-nloading or u#loading more addons for DeltaGliderIV Than%s and legal stuff 'ontact 7 0 out me

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1.0 - Introd"ction

#elcome to the DeltaGliderIV addon $ %he DeltaGliderIV is one o& the most ad'anced 'essel addons e(isting in )rbiter. It incl"des *0 animated parts+ 30 di&&erent meshes ,not incl"ding pa-loads and !m".+ 2/ te(t"res ,not incl"ding e(tra s0ins.+ ad'anced e&&ects ,li0e t"rning 1heels+ crash debris+ reentr- heat shield and 1ing 'apor.+ an onboard comp"ter+ 12 c"stom a"topilots and 3*000 lines o& ne1l- optimi2ed 344 code. 5ll b"ttons and s-stems on the panel are &"ll- &"nctional. 6'en 1ith all the ne1 &eat"res+ great care 1as ta0en so that the DGIV still r"ns at an a'erage o& /0-70&ps on m- old 1.* Gh2 P/ 1ith a %I/200 graphic card. %he DeltaGliderIV+ despite its &"t"ristic loo0 and the &act that it contains technolog- that is impossible+ is also one o& the most realistic ships in )rbiter in the sense that it p"ts the h"man in the center o& the sim"lation. 8o" m"st no1 ta0e care o& -o"r cre1 members and can no longer claim a 9 s"ccess&"l &light : 1ith a reentr- angle o& ;0<+ an ascent at 20G+ a landing at 20m/s or s"ch thing that e(ceeds "s"al limitations o& the h"man bod- or hard1are. #ith great attention to detail+ the cre1=s indi'id"al reactions to G are 'er- realistic 1here 'ector+ &orce and d"ration o& G are all ta0en into acco"nt. >eartbeat and )2 cons"mption increase "nder stress&"l conditions+ the calc"lator reall- 1or0s and can do comple( calc"lations+ etc. etc. Do2ens o& small details li0e these are hidden behind the man- b"ttons and s-stems a'ailable. 5 real DeltagliderIV might not ha'e a cargo ba-+ it might re?"ire roc0et la"nch assist to the moon or onl- be capable o& short &lights aro"nd the earth 1ith "npo1ered reentr-+ b"t that=s not reall- the p"rpose o& the DelaGliderIV addon. It is meant at &irst to ma0e -o" dream+ learn abo"t space &light and e(plore )rbiter=s solar s-stem 1ith an e(ceptional and &"n ship. I& -o" pre&er s"ch realism+ -o" can al1a-s choose to &l- "sing a 'er- lo1 po1er engine ,!ar0 I. 1ith lo1 )2 and &"el reser'e. !- DeltaGlider@@ series has e(isted &or &o"r -ears and each -ear it 1as impro'ed and more things 1ere added. %he total 1or0 time on it no1 reaches one -ear. )& co"rse it 1o"ld ha'e been impossible to ma0e 1itho"t all the &antastic people that s"pported m- 1or0 or helped in 'ario"s degrees. I than0 them &irst and &oremost. %his addon 1as made 1ith passion &or passionate people+ I hope -o"=ll enAo- m- 1or0. Daniel Polli ,a0a DanBteph. V"lbens/Crance December 2013

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2.0 - DGIV %echnical data

%otal Dength : %otal height : #ingspan : #ing area : #eight empt- : !a( ta0e o&& 1eight : !a( landing 1eight : !a( 3re1 : !a( Pa-load : %a0e-o&& speed : Danding speed : 6ngine Po1er :

1*.;0m /.*2m ,1ith gear. 1*.7Em 113./; m2 12.0E2 tonnes 2* tonnes ,6arth+ !FIV engine. 1; tonnes ,6arth. E ,/ passengers+ 1 pilot. 3.E tonne 170 m/s ,6arth at 22 tonnes. 1*E m/s ,6arth at 1; tonnes. ,!FI E0FG - !FII 200FG - !FIV 2H0FG - !FV 320FG.

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3.0 - Initial con&ig"ration


%he DGIV can be con&ig"red &or short or 'er- long trips "sing di&&erent )2 and &"el settings. %his is done 1ith the DG/con&ig.e(e program. I& -o" ha'e deleted the des0top shortc"t -o" can &ind this program in -o"r )rbiter/Bo"nd/DeltaGliderIV &older. %his program allo1s -o" also to con&ig"re engine po1er and e&&ects settings.

I6+58T09T: 6ngine po1er+ )2 reser'e and &"el reser'e are sa'ed and reloaded &rom each scenario. #hen -o" load a scenario+ -o"r DGIV 1ill "se the settings &rom that scenario and the settings made 1ith the DG/con&ig.e(e program 1ill not be "sed. %o load -o"r ne1 con&ig"ration in the DGIV -o" m"st load the settings - this is done "sing the Iload settingI b"tton on the DGIV=s lo1er panel: load DG/con&ig.e(e setting b"tton on lo1er panel. 8o" can chec0 1hich settings -o"r DGIV has on the %echnical plate on the bottom panel. It=s a good idea to chec0 this plate be&ore an- trip so -o" don=t r"n o"t o& )2 or &"el.

Ti#s: )2 reser'e is s"&&icient &or E cre1 members. 5 Jt1o 1ee0 reser'eK 1o"ld last 10 1ee0s 1ith onl- one cre1 member. 8o" can chec0 the act"al cons"mption and reser'e prediction "sing the cre1 displa- b"tton JL6BK

Ti#s: sing the cheat settings Iin'"lnerable cre1I or Iship ne'er b"rnI is not a good idea. Cirst it de&eats the main goal o& DGIV 1hich is to gi'e -o" a 'essel 1here -o" m"st ta0e into acco"nt the li&e o& -o"r cre1 and second -o" ma- e(perience odd e&&ects beca"se the DGIV 1as not designed &or cheating. DeltaGliderIV ser !an"al http://orbiter.dansteph.com

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/.0 - DGIV 0e-board controls

5"topilot setting 0e-s ha'e a corresponding help te(t on the program displa- ,D1 displa-.

e%ample of help ke& te%t on autopilot displa& !in gra&$

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E.0 - Doading passengers+ pa-load and changing DGIV s0in


8o" can "se the scenario editor o& )rbiter to load passengers+ a pa-load+ or to change the s0in o& -o"r DGIV and those settings 1ill be sa'ed in -o"r scenario. Press C/+ select Ic"stomI select IBcenario editorI then clic0 IeditI 1ith a DGIV selected and then choose IDGIV Passengers centerI IDGIV pa-load centerI or IDGIV repaint centerI Press C/+ clic0 Jc"stomK and select scenario editor: Belect DGIV+ clic0 edit and select IrepaintI IpassengersI or Ipa-loadI

6(ample: changing pa-load or DGIV s0in:

Im#ortant: i& -o" don=t ha'e the scenario editor in Jc"stomK -o" m"st acti'ate its mod"le: in )rbiter la"nchpad go to Imod"lesI tab+ select Iscn6ditorI and clic0 Iacti'ate selectedI

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H.0 - 3hec0-lists and chec0 'essel state displaMe&ore -o" go &l-ing &or the &irst time in the DeltaGliderIV+ L65D %>6 3>63F-DIB%B$ %he- are 3L 3I5D to s"ccess&"ll- operating -o"r cra&t. %he chec0-lists are displa-ed in the 3>63F-DIB% !CD. 8o" can 'ie1 this !CD on the lo1er panel ,press 3%LD 4 D)#G 5LL)# to access it.. %he le&t ,INNNI. and right ,IOOOI. b"ttons on the !CD c-cle thro"gh each chec0-list se?"entiall-. 8o" can scroll the c"rrentl- displa-ed chec0-list b- "sing the "p or do1n b"ttons on the le&t side o& the !CD. %o see a list o& all a'ailable chec0-lists+ press the I!G I b"tton. %hese chec0-lists are ta0en &rom the chec0Plist.t(t &ile located in the I/so"nd/deltagliderIVI director- in -o"r )rbiter installation &older+ and can be edited as -o" desire. 8o" can &ind a 9 printer &riendl- : 'ersion o& those chec0 list in the &older so"nd/deltagliderIV/chec0Plist.html

The chec% state dis#lay: )nce a chec0-list is completed and -o"r 'essel set &or a stage -o" can as0 the comp"ter i& the 'essel is in the right con&ig"ration. 8o" can &ind this &eat"re on the com#uter displa-+ choose option H in men" then select the stage -o" 1ant. %he comp"ter 1ill tell -o" i& something is missing or i& the con&ig"ration is set correctl-. 'om#uter ti#s: %he comp"ter displa- is located on bottom panel ,3%D4do1n arro1. and -o" also ha'e a bac0"p displa- on the main panel. 8o" can access it=s options either b- clic0ing 1ith mo"se on the 3omp"ter 0e-board on the bottom panel ,b"tton IDIBPI. or b- t-ping on -o"r real 0e-board b- hitting the IDI 0e- and then a n"mber. ,IDI as IDIBPI then a n"mber to choose in men" the option -o" 1ant.

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*.0 - Panel
%he panel is in three parts+ -o" can s1itch bet1een them 1ith 0e- 3%D4 P arro1 or 3%D4D)#G arro1. %he panel 1as designed &or a ma(im"m resol"tion o& 1270(102/ b"t i& -o" r"n it in 11E2(7H/ all instr"ments 1ill still sho1. 5t lo1er resol"tions -o"=ll need to scroll le&t or right 1ith arro1 0e-s to see all the instr"ments. !ost b"ttons or instr"ments are sel& e(planator-+ so 1e=ll describe here onl- the special or important ones. %he "pper panel:

0 ( +o-er managment %he little bl"e arro1s sho1 dependencies bet1een s-stems. %he Light b"tton po1ers each DGIV s-stem+ the comp"ter b"tton po1ers the comp"ter and a"topilots - -o" can set this b"tton o&&/on to reboot the comp"ter. 8o" can set the radio b"tton o&& i& -o" don=t 1ant to hear )rbiter so"nd radio 5%3. %he po1er &or all s-stems come &rom G6G1 and G6G2 1hich are po1ered b- 5P . %he 5P can be started i& there is po1er on the start b"s+ the start b"s is po1ered either b- 6P ,on gro"nd or 1hen doc0ed. M5%% ,1hich is charged d"ring &light b- G6G1. or 6mergenc- po1er. )n the gro"nd+ i& -o" select 6P /M)%> and the 6P b"tton is o&& -o" can set the G6G and 5P b"tton to )CC and all po1er 1ill come &rom 6P ,6(ternal Po1er nit. 6mergenc- po1er is a &"el cell that can po1er the DGIV in case o& 5P &ail"re. P"sh this b"tton and set the selector to 6mergenc- po1er. In this case -o" m"st red"ce the po1er coms"mption so the &"el cell lasts longer. 8o" can displa- the time remaining 1ith D/ displa- on comp"ter and the act"al coms"ption 1ith the most right bl"e displa-. 5 red light on a b"tton means there 1as a po1er &a"lt. 8o" A"st need to p"sh it t1ice to reset and engage the s-stem again. %o po1er )n or )&& the DGIV+ simpl- &ollo1 the chec0-list that is on the lo1er panel. 80DI5 TI+.: The 8adio #o-er utton forces 5r iter.ound to #lay 0T' e)en if you disa led 0T' o#tion in .ound'onfig.e;e. .im#ly turn radio #o-er 533 if you don<t -ant 0T' anymore. = 2 0irloc%s gear$ nosecone and doc% >ere -o" can &ind the airloc0 and o"ter door b"ttons. 8o" also ha'e the gear command and h-dra"lic po1er. Gote that h-dra"lic po1er m"st be )G to operate the Gear ,this is a sa&et-+ i& the b"tton is o&& -o" can=t accidentall- lo1er the gear. 8o" can also &ind the "ndoc0 b"tton+ it 1ill light green i& -o" are doc0ed. ' 2 .tro e and seat elt ,control cre1 - 1ear spaces"its. >ere -o" can &ind the Btrobe b"tton and Beat belt b"tton 1hich is 'er- important: 1hen o&& the cre1 1ill 1ear normal clothing+ -o" can=t eAect &rom ship. #hen )n the- 1ear spaces"its and can eAect and -o"r cre1 can li'e &or a period i& there are critical conditions in the cabin ,0 press"re+ lo1 or high temperat"re.. %his b"tton m"st remain )n d"ring an- dangero"s phase o& -o"r &light or 1hen eAect is s"itable. ,eg: It=s a bad idea to eAect on !ars beca"se the ch"te 1ill not slo1 -o" do1n eno"gh.. Mell b"tton is A"st there to 1a0e "p -o"r cre1 Q.

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%he midle panel:

0 2 .hi# control %his b"tton is 'er- important+ it allo1s -o" to set ship=s control. 5tmo a"to 1ill s1itch a"tomaticall- beet1een L3B and &laperon control in regard o& d-namic press"re. 8o" can s1itch also beet1een linear and rotational L3B thr"ster+ ,n"mpad 0e- 9 / : 1or0 also. or &orce control to ele'ons+ nose1eel+ or o&&. = 2 6ini >ud %his controls the mini >"d 1here 'ario"s important in&ormation can be displa-ed. %his is the onl- displa- that sho1s -o"r ship=s act"al 1eight+ 1hich is 'er- "se&"l be&ore landing or reentr- ,ma( landing or reentr- 1eight is 1; tonnes. 8o" can c"stomi2e this displa- and displa- other data "sing the "tilit- Bo"nd/DeltaGliderIV/3"stom>"d.e(e ' 2 'om#uter ac%u# dis#lay %his is the comp"ter bac0"p displa-. %he main comp"ter displa- and 0e-board are on lo1er panel. D 2 ?arning light %hese lights gi'e -o" 1arnings and indications abo"t &a"lt- s-stems or critical conditions s"ch as high G+ high temperat"re+ etc. etc. 8o" can chec0 i& all the lights 1or0 1ith the little gre- b"tton be&ore &light. I& a b"tton is lit beca"se -o" ha'e a 1arning or a s-stem &ail"re -o"=ll also ha'e a te(t on the Rone 6 displa-. @ 2 6essages dis#lay Gi'es -o" indications abo"t all things that happen in the DGIVQ b"tton presses+ a"topilot messages+ s-stem &ail"res+ etc etc. 3ritical messages are displa-ed in red. I& a 1arning is displa-ed -o"=ll also hear a 1arning so"nd. to stop this 1arning so"nd simpl- press on the gre-/red b"tton. 3 2 8emote countdo-n %his is the bac0"p &or the remote thr"st+ a s-stem that allo1s -o" to &ire thr"sters 1ith a dela-+ 'er- "se&"l &or preplanned b"rns. M"rn set-"p controls are on the lo1er panel+ b"t -o" ha'e a bac0"p start/stop co"ntdo1n b"tton here also so -o" can start co"ntdo1n 1hile 1atching !CD or 1hile -o"=re o"tside. G 2 Trim dis#lay %rim is not "sed o&ten b"t is 'er- "se&"l in atmospheric &light to set -o"r ship=s &light plane to ne"tral. Betting o& the trim tabs is done b- the 9 insert : and 9 delete : 0e-board 0e-s.

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%he lo1er panel:

0 2 'hec%(list 63D !a-be the most important displa-+ the 9 3hec0-list !CD : allo1s -o" to displa- all chec0-lists to operate the DGIV. = 2 "oad setting and config dis#lay %he "pper b"tton allo1s -o" to load the setting ,&"el+ o2 cons"mption+ engine po1er+ etc. 6tc.. made 1ith the e(ternal Dg/con&ig.e(e program. Bettings are sa'ed in the scenario so 1hen -o" load a scenario the DGIV 1ill not ha'e loaded the last settings set in dg/con&ig.e(e b"t those sa'ed in scenario. %he bottom plate allo1s -o" to control 1hich settings are in "se &or this DGIV. De&a"lt settings &or almost all scenarios incl"ded in pac0age set a DGIV read- &or earth S moon operation+ 1E da- reser'e+ and eno"gh &"el to reach the moon. It=s important be&ore an- longer trip to chec0 this plate and set a reser'e s"itable to -o"r trip d"ration "sing dg/con&ig.e(e and then load those setting in -o"r DGIV. ' ("ife su##ort$ cre- and @V0 managment %his panel is e(plained more in details &"rther in this doc"mentation. Gotice the !CD that displa-s all cabin settings+ reser'e settings and cre1 data aboard. Gotice also the ne1 #indo1s ra- &ilter b"tton that reall- changes the opacit- o& the 1indo1s. D 2 @ngine and fuel #anel >ere are all the engine and &"el controls+ on the top -o" ha'e inp"t 'al'es to re&"el the DGIV ,see chec0-list.. %he engine 'al'es m"st be open other1ise thr"sters cannot operate. 8o" can trans&er &"el &rom one tan0 to another. 8o" can engage t"rbo p"mp ,post comb"stion. that gi'es -o" more po1er either b- pressing 9 Mac0Bpace : or clic0ing on 9 t"rbo p"mp : b"tton. %o engage t"rbo -o" m"st alread- ha'e engine set to 100T. In the middle -o" can &ind the remote thr"st that allo1 -o" to dela- planed b"rn. 5 bac0"p start/stop b"tton is on the middle panel so -o" can start a co"ntdo1n 1hile 1atching !CD. Letro and ho'er thr"sters are protected b- doors so that the- do not b"rn d"ring reentr-. 8o" can &orce those DeltaGliderIV ser !an"al http://orbiter.dansteph.com

Page 11 doors to open or close ,sa&et- d"ring reentr-. b"t it is best to lea'e them on 5"toQ the- 1ill open a"tomaticall1hen a thr"st is re?"ested either b- -o"r commands or b- a"topilot command. @ ( 6ain com#uter %his is the main comp"ter and 0e-board. %he 0e-board 1or0s+ b"t -o" can also "se -o"r real 0e-board to inp"t commands. %he main comp"ter maintains -o"r a"topilot and can displa- a lot o& in&ormation li0e damage+ 'essel state+ h"ll temperat"re+ G+ speed+ etc etc. Gotice that the calc"lator is &"ll- &"nctional. 3( 0ntenna control 9 563E : @grin@ 5ntenna is mainl- "se&"l to detect obAects bearing a2im"th and distance i& -o" don=t 1ant to cheat 1ith )rbiter C; 0e-. G 2 U6mu tur o#ac% and 'argo ay %his controls t"rbopac0 and cargo doors and release/grapple o& pa-load or t"rbopac0. I& -o" 1ant to grapple a t"rbopac0 or a cargo simpl- place it near the door and clic0 on 9 grapple : b"tton. )n the gro"nd the DGIV=s cargo ba- m"st be o'er a pa-load and t"rbopac0 and m"st be A"st belo1 the corresponding door &or grapple to 1or0. TI+.: -o" can load a cargo "sing the )rbiter scenario editor.

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7.0 - 3re1 sa&etIn the DeltagliderIV -o" m"st ta0e care o& cre1 aboard. e(cess G+ lac0 o& )2 reser'e or incorrect setting o& cabin=s atmosphere can 0ill -o"r cre1+ as can a bad re-entr- into the atmosphere or a gro"nd impact. @;cessi)e G: %he e&&ect o& too man- G=s on the bod- in real li&e mainl- depends on three parameters: 1. G 'ector ,negati'e G+ positi'e G. 2. G &orce 3. G d"ration %he DeltaGliderIV models all three parameters. %he- are acc"ratel- modeled to represent real e&&ects &rom G &orces. >igh G &orces 1ill damage -o"r cre1=s health and can e'en ca"se deathQ similarl-+ G &orces that are s"stained &or short periods o& time 1ill not be as harm&"l ,relati'el-. as the same &orces s"stained &or longer periods o& time. >o- G effects cause damage in real life: 5s blood drains into the lo1er parts o& the bod-+ it lea'es the brain 1itho"t o(-gen. %his can lead to IG-D)3I ,Gind"ced Doss )& 3onsio"sness.+ or e'en death i& the brain is depri'ed o& o(-gen long eno"gh. Bcienti&ic tests ha'e sho1ed that people e(perience health e&&ects &rom G &orces di&&erentl-. Ph-sical conditioning and age are &actors that can help determine a person=s abilit- to 1ithstand G &orces. 5 person in good ph-sical condition+ 1ith s"&&icient training+ can s"stain 3G-EG more than an "ntrained person. In the DeltaGlider this disparit- is sim"lated b- the stat"s and age o& the cre1+ as speci&ied b- -o" in the con&ig"ration screen. Cor an- gi'en age+ the Pilot 1ill be able to s"stain abo"t 3G more than the passengers in the DeltaGlider II beca"se o& his training. In addition+ since 'er- old or 'er- -o"ng people ha'e less abilit- to 1ithstand the e&&ects o& G &orce stress+ the age -o" select &or -o"r pilot 1ill determine his or her relati'e abilit- to resist G stress. 8o" can see belo1 ho1 the pilot and passengers react to G e&&ects in the DeltaGlider IV ,all cre1 and passengers on the DG/ are 1earing anti-G s"its to help manage G stress e&&ects.. %he data 1as collected &rom real-li&e in&ormationQ ho1e'er+ 0eep in mind that these graphs represent a'erages. In real li&e+ some people can e(perience G-D)3 at onl- 2G+ 1hile others onl- s"cc"mb to G-D)3 at signi&icantl- higher G stresses than most normal people can 1ithstand. Im#act of G forces on your cre- :

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5s -o" s"stain more and more Gs+ -o" 1ill &irst see the passengers e(perience G-D)3. 5&ter this+ i& nothing is done to red"ce Gs+ 1ill die ,-o" can monitor the health o& the cre1 in the Di&e B"pport !CD section o& the lo1er panel--press the I3L#I b"tton.. %he pilot 1ill e(perience G-D)3 shortl- a&ter1ards. I& the pilot ,-o". &alls into G-D)3+ all other so"nds 1ill c"t o"t and -o" 1ill hear a heartbeat so"nd. I& the Iloss o& controlI option is enabled in the con&ig"ration+ the spacecra&t 1ill t"mble o"t o& controlQ -o" 1on=t be able to press most 0e-s or clic0 on panel b"ttons. >o1e'er+ -o" #IDD still ha'e control o& the L3B so that -o" can correct -o"r &light attit"de to red"ce the Gs ,thin0 o& it as i& there 1ere an Ia"tomatic pilotI that 0ic0s in i& the pilot e(periences G-D)3.. %he cre1 1ill reco'er &rom G-D)3 a&ter a bit o& time 1ith red"ced Gs. %he amo"nt o& dela- "ntil &"ll reco'er- is achie'ed depends on the se'erit- o& the G &orce the- s"stained and the time the- s"stained it. %he reco'er- delacan be as long as a min"te. The '8? dis#lay efore and after Aen%ins< reco)ery:

I& no action is ta0en "nder high G conditions+ and the pilot dies+ -o" 1ill completel- lose control o& the 'essel ,"nless -o" speci&ied other1ise in the initial con&ig"ration..

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Page 1/ Dis#lay G 3orce in DGIV: G-Corce is displa-ed in the 9 reentr- : displa- 9 D3 : on comp"ter displa-. %he 9 GVert : represents 'ertical 'ector ,&rom head to &eet. and 9 G%ot : the total o& G &orce 1hich is the s"m o& all 'ectors ,incl"ding 'ertical 'ector.. 9 GVert : is more important beca"se s"ch G ca"se the 1orse e&&ect on -o"r cre1+ also negati'e GVert &orce ha'e e'en more e&&ects as in realit-. !a(G sho1 the ma(im"m G -o" e(perienced d"ring -o"r 1hole &light. Light reentr- displa- sho1 sit"ation on Gro"nd+ G'ert and G%ot are e?"al to 1.0G ,same 'ector.+ belo1 the displa- 1hen climbing at HE<+ G'ert is 0./1G and G%ot 1.07G ,more than 1.0G d"e to engine acceleration.

>o- to a)oid G forces in 5r iter: 8o"r traAector- is the main thing that can generate G &orcesQ speci&icall-+ the most dangero"s sit"ations are reentror aerobra0ing in an atmosphere. I& -o"r re-entr- traAector- is at the 1rong angle+ -o" ma- &ind G &orces b"ild to an "nacceptable le'el &or -o"r passengers and cre1. 6'en i& -o" re-enter at the correct re-entr- angle+ -o" m"st also ma0e s"re that the 'essel=s pitch ,angle o& attac0. sta-s 1ithin the correct range &or a s"ccess&"l re-entr-. Cor a correct re-entr- -o" sho"ld place -o"r perigee so that it=s A"st inside the high atmosphere. %he higher -o"r speed+ the higher -o"r perigee sho"ld be so that -o" ha'e more time to Ibleed o&&I speed in the high atmostphere. #hen it=s time to deorbit+ -o" ha'e a 'er- "se&"l displa- in the &light comp"ter to g"ide -o" in -o"r descent. Press IDI+ then I2I+ and the de-orbit !CD displa- 1ill sho1 -o"r predicted re-entr- angle+ range to gro"nd+ and speed. %here is a t"torial in this doc that demonstrates a complete re-entr- &rom the IBB "sing the a"topilot and the correct instr"ments: 3lic0 here &or the t"torial. Im#act -ith ground: I& the DeltaGliderIV hits the gro"nd 1ith a 'ertical impact speed o& more than appro(imatel- 20 m/s ,*2 0m/h. the cre1 1ill die. 6'en at lesser impact speeds+ the cre1 can lose conscio"snessQ so ma0e s"re to land as gentl- as possible$

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;.0 - Di&e s"pport s-stem


In the DeltagliderIV+ cre1 breathe )2 and e(hale 3)2 bac0 into the cabin. %he missing )2 is replaced &rom the )2 tan0s and the 3)2 is eliminated b- the 3)2 remo'er. %otal cons"mption o& )2 and the amo"nt o& 3)2 e(pelled is based on n"mber o& cre1 aboard and their heart rates. %he G2 tan0s replace air lost 1hen -o" operate the airloc0 and repress"ri2e the cabin 1hen -o" set a higher press"re. %he- are m"ch smaller than the )2 tan0s. 8o" m"st manage all these s-stems to 0eep -o"r cre1 health-. %he best 1a- to do so is to &ollo1 the chec0-lists care&"ll-. 8o"=re not obligated to ma0e all the press"re and )2 le'el changes re?"ired in each chec0-list+ b"t thema- add to the realism. ,notice: since apollo1 accident cabin )2 is not an-more set to 100T. T-o systems for safetyB 8o" ha'e t1o )2 tan0s and t1o G2 tan0s ,5 and M.+ as 1ell as t1o rec-cling s-stem ,5 and M.. >o1e'er+ note that the 5 and M s1itches are "nrelatedQ in other 1ords+ the rec-cle b"tton 5 doesn=t command tan0 5. %he- are separate s-stems. s"all- both rec-cling 5M and tan0 5M sho"ld all be )G 1hen -o"=re in a critical &light phase li0e landing or ta0e o&& &or sa&et- reasons. #hen both 5 and M tan0s are )G+ the )2 or G2 needed is ta0en &rom the 5 tan0 "ntil it is empt-+ at 1hich point it 1ill s1itch to M. 8o" can also mi( the 5 and M rec-cling circ"its. Cor e(ample+ setting !)IB% to I5I+ 3)2 to IMI+ 3))D6L to I5I+ and C5G to IMI 1ill 1or0.

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Page 1H 5ne 63D to see e)erything you need )n the lo1er part the !CD are b"ttons that help -o" monitor and control cre1 health+ )2 cons"mption+ a"tomatic s-stem settings+ and more. 3lic0 each b"tton to see 1hat in&ormation is displa-ed. 8o" can set the cabin temperat"re+ press"re+ and other parameters bclic0ing the IB6%I b"tton.

D"ring critical phases o& &light ,landing+ de-orbiting+ ta0e-o&&. stress on the cre1 can be high. %he chart belo1 gi'es some idea o& the percentage o& )2 needed to maintain the health o& the cre1 &or gi'en press"res ,the DG/ &ollo1s this chart e(actl-..

'52: s"all-+ in a home+ the 3)2 le'els can 'ar- as m"ch as 300 - 2000 ppm. Be'eral st"dies ha'e sho1n that 3)2 does not serio"sl- impact h"man health "ntil le'els reach appro(imatel- 1E+000 ppm. %his le'el is more than /0 times greater than the normal concentration o& atmospheric 3)2. 5t e(tremel- high le'els+ i.e.+ 30+000 ppm ,these concentrations are "s"all- ne'er be reached in a standard home.+ the s-mptoms can incl"de na"sea+ di22iness+ depression+ con'"lsions+ and 'omiting. 5t e(tremel- high le'els+ loss o& conscio"sness ma- occ"r. %he serio"sness o& the s-mptoms is dependent on the concentration o& carbon dio(ide and the length o& time the indi'id"al is e(posed. 5t 3)2 concentrations o& 100+000 ppm or more+ death is almost certain. %he moral o& this stor---ma0e s"re the settings le'els in -o"r DG/=s cabin are sa&e$$$

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10.0 - 5"topilots
%he onboard &light comp"ter controls all a"topilot &"nctions+ incl"ding the Istoc0I &"nctions li0e IprogradeI+ IretrogradeI+ I0illrotI+ and so on b"t incl"de also 7 c"stom DGIV a"topilots li0e ascent+ a"to reentr-+ atmospheric &light+ ho'er+ etc etc. I& the &light comp"ter is not operating &or an- reason+ -o" 1ill not be able to r"n an- a"topilot &"nctions. Cor stoc0 a"topilot &"nctions+ -o" can press on -o"r "s"al 0e- to load and engage the a"topilot. 8o" can also "se a more complicated 1a- "sing the a"topilot=s name in the &light comp"ter ,eg: IPL)202BP630I &or the 0illrot &"nction.. Bee the list belo1 &or details on all the &"nctions a'ailable thro"gh the programmed &light comp"ter. I6+58T09T: -o" can &ind a list o& all a"topilots a'ailable in the 3hec0-list !CD on the lo1er panel+ see 9 Clight comp"ter operation : chec0 list. %his is 'er- "se&"l i& -o" do not 1ant to &l- 1ith the doc"mentation ne(t to -o". 5#erating the auto#ilot: 8o" m"st &irst D)5D the a"topilot then 6U63 %6 it. %o do so -o" can either clic0 on the &light comp"ter=s 0e-board 1ith -o"r mo"se+ or t-pe on -o"r real 0e-board ,&or a &"ll list o& commands 'ia -o"r real 0e-board+ see the 0e-board command chart . Cor e(ample t-ping on -o"r real 0e-board: IP10/B/06I 1ill load and e(ec"te the re-entr- a"topilotQ IP;03B/26I 1ill load and e(ec"te the ascent a"topilot 1ith a la"nch heading o& /2 degrees. I& -o" "se the panel=s 0e-board -o" m"st clic0 #") 110 *#+, 0 then clic0 +-. to load it and +/+ to e(ec"te the loaded program ,in this e(ample atmospheric &light. 8o" can also either simpl- stop the a"topilot and 0eep it loaded 1ith b"tton *.)# ,space on 0e-board. or stop it and "nload the program 1ith b"tton ,0" !, on ke&board$ +rograma le auto#ilots shortcut %ey: 8o" can also load and e(ec"te all a"topilots incl"ding DGIV c"stom a"topilots b- programmable shortc"t 0e- as 9 5D%41 : &or e(ample. Ver- "se&"l i& -o" do not 1ant to remember all a"topilots or chec0 the chec0 list each time -o" 1ant to "se one. M- de&a"lt the shortc"t are as &ollo1: ,n"mbers are top 0e-board n"mber+ not n"mpad. 0"TC1 0"TC2 0"TC3 0"TC4 0"TC! 0"TC& 0"TC* PL)/00BP6301 PL)/00BP6317 PL)/00BP632E PL)300BP630 PL)110BP630 PL);03BP63/0 PL10EBP63/0 %a(iing hold speed ,maintain a speed o& 10 m/s. 5proach hold speed ,maintain a speed o& 170 m/s. Clight hold speed ,maintain a speed o& 2E0 m/s. Doc0ing a"to ,5"tomaticall- doc0 -o"r DGIV. 5tmospheric &light a"topilot ,heading+ altit"de Sspeed. 6arth ascent to lo1 orbit. ,normal ta0e-o&&+ "se 9 ;0/ : i& -o" 1ant ho'er ta0e-o&&. 5"tomatic reentr-.

8o" can 'ie1 or change those de&a"lt shortc"t 0e- and program "p to nine shortc"ts "sing the 9 Programs shortc"t setting : on &light comp"ter. %-pe 9 D* : or clic0 on 9 DIBP : and 9 * : 3hanges made 1ill be immediatel- applied &or all DGIVs in )rbiter and 1ill be 0ept "ntil -o" change them.

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Page 17 .toc% 5r iter auto#ilots functions a)aila le: %he &ollo1ing a"topilot &"nctions are a'ailable 'ia the &light comp"ter: ,-o" can still "se the orbiter stoc0 0e- as 9 n"mpad E : &or 0illrot &or e(ample. +85200.+@'0 Fillrot +85200.+@'1 Prograde +85200.+@'2 Letrograde +85200.+@'3 Gormal +85200.+@'4 5ntinormal +85200.+@'! >ori2on le'el +85200.+@'& >oldalt 'ustom DGIV auto#ilot functions a)aila le: %he &ollo1ing a"topilot &"nctions are also a'ailable 'ia the &light comp"ter: +85104.+@'40 +8510!.+@'40 +85110.+@'0 +85200.+@'* +85200.+@', +85300.+@'0 +85400.+@'nn +85!00.+@'0 +85/03.+@'nn +85/04.+@'nn +85/0!.+@'nn +85/0&.+@'nn !an"al rentr- ,>old attit"de 1ith selected 5)5. 5"to reentr- ,0eep a lo1 temperat"re reentr- pro&ile. 5tmospheric &light ,"se&"ll &or cr"ise &light+ maintain heading altit"de and speed. !an"al >o'er 5"to >o'er Doc0ing 5"to ,doc0 -o" to an- ship 1ith a doc0ing port. >old speed ,9 nn : stand &or a n"mber+ "se&"ll &or aproach+ ta(iing and cr"ise &light. G"ll relati'e speed in regard o& a close obAect ,in space onl-. 5scent a"topilot ,1ere 9 nn : is a n"mber+a"tomatic la"nch &rom earth into lo1 orbit. 6arth ascent a"topilot 1ith a"tomatic ho'er ta0e-o&&. !oon ascent a"topilot 1ith a"tomatic ho'er ta0e-o&&. !ars ascent a"topilot 1ith a"tomatic ho'er ta0e-o&&.

10.1 -Presentation o& DGIV c"stom a"topilots


I6+58T09T: %he best 1a- to learn a"topilots is to la"nch the t"torial scenarios ,see scenarios in 9 DeltaGliderIV/ ,%"torial Dearn DGIV - #hats cool. : ho1e1er 1e=ll present some o& them that ha'e partic"larit- belo1: PL)10/BP63GG V !an"al reentr- a"topilot se&"ll &or reentr- on planets 1ith atmosphere. 9 GG : stand &or the 5)5 -o" 1ant to hold ,"s"all- /0< at start o& reentr-. %his is a 9 0eep attit"de : a"topilot+ -o" are in charge o& managing the 5)5 and ban0 d"ring reentr- so -o" do not b"rn "p. 8o" can change 5)5 and ban0 see DIBP 1 ,D1. displa- 1hen a"topilot is r"nning &or help abo"t 1hich 0e- to "se. PL)10EBP63/0 V 5"tomatic reentr- a"topilot se&"l &or reentr- on earth+ and can teach -o" also ho1 to do a 9 b"rn proo& : reentr-. %his a"topilot 1ill ta0e care to reenter -o" so -o" do not b"rn in atmosphere. It is not meant to land you -ere you -ant it -ill Dust manage your 050 so you do not urn + It is -o"r responsabilit- to ha'e a correct orbit be&ore reentr- and to per&orm the bra0e b"rn at the right time to land 1here -o" 1ant. ,see t"torial scenario. %his a"topilot 1ill manage 5)5 to 0eep a correct 'ertical speed to maintain temperat"re 1ithin acceptable range 8o" can onl- change ban0 see DIBP 1 ,D1. displa- 1hen a"topilot is r"nning &or help abo"t 1hich 0e-s to "se. %his a"topilot 1ill disengage himsel& once reentr- completed at abo"t 2E00 0m/h ,*00 m/s. TI+.: reentr- a"topilot 1or0 also some1hat on !ars+ not tested on other planets.

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Page 1; PL)110BP630 V 5tmospheric a"topilot se&"l &or cr"ise+ ta0e-o&&+ ta(iing+ ret"rn to base+ end o& reentr- stage. It 1ill hold altit"de+ speed and heading and can 1or0 "p to 2E0m high on 6arth. %his 1or0s also on !ars b"t -o" m"st maintain at least 700 m/s at lo1 altit"de and e'en more at higher altit"de. 3an be engaged in &light or on gro"nd+ in this latter case it 1ill ta0e o&& a"tomaticall-. 8o" can change heading+ speed or altit"de to hold+ see DIBP 1 ,D1. displa- 1hen a"topilot is r"nning &or a help abo"t 1hich 0e-s to "se. PL);0@BP63GG V 5scent a"topilot 5scent a"topilots can ta0e-o&& a"tomaticall- either 1ith con'entional ta0e-o&& ,aircra&t st-le. either b- ho'er ta0e-o&& and 1ill p"t -o" in )rbit 1ith an 633 o& 0.0000 ,the &inal altit"de depends on -o"r 1eight+engine and &"el setting. %he- are designed to 1or0 best 1ith de&a"lt !ar0 IV engine and de&a"lt &"el setting. Bimpl- engage them on gro"nd and 1atch -o"r 'essel ta0ing o&& ,the a"topilot e'en raise gear i& -o" &orget them. 0scent auto#ilots list: ,all a"topilots raise gear a"tomaticall- at 1E meter. +85/03 +85/04 +85/0! +85/0& 3on'entional ta0e-o&& &rom earth. >o'er ta0e-o&& &rom 6arth. >o'er ta0e o&& &rom !oon. >o'er ta0e-o&& &rom !ars.

Im#ortant: d"ring ascent a"topilot -o" can &orce heading b- 4-10< 1ith n"mpad 0e- / and H. %his is to help -o" &ine t"ne the &inal Inclination. M"t as IG3 b"ilds slo1l- d"ring ascent -o" ma- simpl- destro- the &inal IG3 i& -o" trto correct it too earl-. Bo "se this late in ascent+ 1atch the 5lign plane !CD to help -o" ,Linc and Late parameters. %he heading correction is displa-ed in D1 ,program. and D3 ,reentr-. displa-. %he scripts o& ascent program are in 9 Bo"nd/DeltaGliderIV/Prog : director-+ -o" can edit e(isting or add more+ simpl- cop- one and rename it &or e(ample PL);07BP63.t(t and edit it 1ith a te(t editor. Bet deb"g parameters to 1 to help -o" t"ne -o"r ne1 a"topilot and la"nch it as "s"al ,Ie: PL);07BP63GG.. 9 GG : stand &or the la"nch heading -o" 1ant+ it depend o& the )rbital inclinaison o& the target orbit -o" 1ant to reach. Cor mir &or e(ample it 1o"ld be ;0< 1hile &or IBB it 1o"ld be /2<. %he &orm"la to calc"late a la"nch heading is : "aunch 01imuth E arcsin Fcos FdesiredGor italGinclinationH I cos FlaunchG latitudeHH %o be more elegant -o" can calc"late that 1ith the DGIV inboard calc"lator see: 'alculating "aunch 01imuth -ith DGIV calculator 3ool things to tr-: Da"nch an ascent a"topilot 1ith ho'er ta0e-o&& and &i( a gro"nd camera near the 1a- it 1ill pass+ ,C/-camera-gro"nd-c"rrent.... loo0s li0e the milleni"m &alcon ta0ing o&&. Q. PL)200BP63* and PL)200BP637 V >o'er a"topilot >o'er a"topilot is o&ten "nderestimated b"t it=s a 'er- "se&"l a"topilot to ma0e a controlled descent on a satelite or planet 1itho"t an atmosphere. )nce -o" ha'e &"ll control o& -o"r descent rate+ it=s a piece o& ca0e to ma0e a nice traAector- that ends e(actl- o'er the pad. 3ontrol -o"r speed 1ith retro and control lateral traAector- 1ith L3B in translation mode. %here are t1o modes: 5"to descent PL)200BP637 1hich a"tomaticall- maintains a descent speed o& -/0 m/s ma(im"m and lands -o" smoothl-. )r the ho'er a"topilot PL)200BP63* 1hich maintains the 'ertical speed -o" speci&-. Bee t"torial scenario &or a complete 1al0thro"gh.

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11.0 -3alc"lating Da"nch 52im"th 1ith DGIV calc"lator


%he &orm"la to calc"late a la"nch heading is : "aunch 01imuth E arcsin Fcos FdesiredGor italGinclinationH I cos FlaunchG latitudeHH %o be more elegant -o" can calc"late that 1ith the DGIV inboard calc"lator: @;am#le: %a0e the scenario 9 6arth/Danded F3B depart"re IBB : )pen the )rbit !CD set IBB as target B6% ProAection to 6W ,clic0 on CL! b"tton. and notice the target 9 IG3 : 'al"eX!1.!&< Go1 open the s"r&ace !CD and note -o"r latit"de X 2,.!/1J 9 )pen the calc"lator 1ith 9 D7 : 0e-+ go on bottom panel and clic0 1ith mo"se on the &ollo1ing b"tton: K 2,.!/1 '5. 61 L !now &ou have the cos of latitude stored in memor& 1$ !1.!& '5. I 681 @9T 0.I9 L !&ou made cos of inclinaison, and divided this result b& memor& 1 then asin$ Les"ltX 4!.0*!J 6ngage +85/03.+@'4! or +85/04.+@'4! to la"nch 1ith this heading. #ait $ s"all- ascent &or IBB is /2< so 1h- is there s"ch a di&&erenceY Meca"se the real calc"lation is a bit more complicated: -o" ha'e to ta0e in acco"nt hte earth=s rotation+ &inal orbital speed+ etc. etc. %his said i& -o" la"nch 1ith s"ch heading -o"=ll be o&& b- onl- 3< Lelati'e Inc+ a 27 second align plane b"rn. Bo e'en slightl- o&& this calc"lation can be "se&"l &or -o" in man- sit"ations. It=s 'er- more satis&-ing to calc"late that -o"rsel& than simplblindl- read 1hat others tell -o" to do. I& -o" 1ant to la"nch so"thbo"nd simpl- do 1,0J(4!.0*!J E 134./2!J ,K 1,0(4!.0*! @9T L on calc"lator. I6+58T09T: you cannot launch if the target I9' is lo-er than your "atitude. 3or 6I8 there is no solution as it<s I9' is at 2&./&J Flo-er than your latitude -ich is 2,.!/JH this is -hy -e launch at /0J and align #lane later. TI+.: Mou can find the launch a1imuth formula and the DGIV calculator -ay of doing it in the chec%(list 63D K 12 ( flight com#uter o#eration L 0ccurate calculation: I& -o" 1ant to be precise+ -o"=ll ha'e to "se the &orm"la belo1. Is it 1orth a 27 second b"rnY !a-be$ %here is some bea"t- in a precise traAector-+ b"t s"ch comple(it- ma- be "seless sometimes. 8o" decide. %he complete &orm"la is as &ollo1s: 8ough "aunch 01imuth E arcsin Fcos FdesiredGor italGinclinationH I cos FlaunchG latitudeHH 8eal "aunch 01imuth E atanFtanF8ough "aunch 01imuthH ( .#eed5n@arthIF3inal5r itVelocityN cosF8ough "aunch 01imuthHHH .#eed5n@arth 3inal5r itVelocity E 40*./ can be &o"nd on )rbit !CD le&t parameter V6D E *&//.0 8o"r target=s speed. ,target IBB see right V6D parameter.

Go1 calc"late the Lo"gh Da"nch 52im"th. 8o" m"st not ha'e the res"lt in Degree b"t in radian so do the &ollo1ing: K 2,.!/1 '5. 61 !1.!& '5. I 681 @9T .+@' 0.I9 62 L ! *pec will pass the calculator in "adian$ 8ough "aunch 01imuth X 0.*,&* !"esult stored in 12$ Go1 t-pe: K 682 '5. N *&//.0 @9T 61 40*./ I 681 @9T 61 L !"esult stored in 11$

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Page 21 5nd contin"e: K 682 T09 2 681 @9T .+@' 0T09 L 3inal 0ccurate "aunch 01imuth E 42.,4/1J Bo+ the complete DGIV calc"lator &orm"la is as &ollo1: Mour"at DesInc 3inal.#eed 0ctual .#eed X 5ct"al latit"de X #anted inclinaison X %arget )rbital speed X 5ct"al speed ,d"e to planet rotation.

K Mour"at '5. 61 DesInc '5. I 681 @9T .+@' 0.I9 62 682 '5. N 3inal.#eed @9T 61 0ctual.#eed I 681 @9T 61 682 T09 2 681 @9T .+@' 0T09 L I& -o" 1ant this &orm"la instead o& the ro"gh one in the chec0-list !CD simpl- edit the &ile 9 so"nd/DeltaGliderIV/chec0Plist.t(t : &ind the place 1ere is the old &orm"la and replace b- the abo'e. %a0e care that the hori2ontal place is 'er- sparse as -o"=ll need to c"t the line se'eral times. @;cercice: %a0e the scenario 9 !ission /Cl- me aro"nd the moon : and tr- to reach D"na )M1+ -o"=ll ha'e to appl- s"ch calc"lation: ,tr- it b- -o"rsel& 1ith abo'e &orm"la 1itho"t 1atching belo1. K 41.11, '5. 61 /1.4, '5. I 681 @9T .+@' 0.I9 62 682 '5. N 14,0 @9T 61 3.4/ I 681 @9T 61 682 T09 2 681 @9T .+@' 0T09 L 8esultE (2.0//*J Bo+ as -2< is not possible 1e=ll simpl- do 3H0< ,e?"al to 0<. min"s -2< X3E7< open map !CD 1ait that D"na )M1=s traAector- pass o'er -o" and la"nch PL);0EBP633E7 Cinall- + i& -o" 1ant to 0no1 more abo"t this see the )rbiter#i0i page: htt#:II---.or iter-i%i.orgI-i%iI"aunchG01imuth

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12.0 - Prel"de II - 5n ad'anced base


Prel"de II is an ad'anced base &or )rbiter incl"ded in DeltaGliderIV pac0age.

Prel"de II bases incl"de the &ollo1ing &eat"res:


3ompatible !m" ,DGIV cre1 can enter+ e(it the base.. )ne base can contain "p to /0 !m" cre1. 5nimated solar panel that &ollo1 the s"n. 5nimated airloc0. Di&&erent s0ins incl"ded ,s0in BDF a'ailable on site.. 5nimated pad lighting that change a"tomaticall- 1hen a ship is landed on pad. 3"stom so"nds ,ambiance+ &eedbac0 'oice.. Clat or 9 mo"ntain : pad ,so it can be positionned &or e(ample on Phobos or on &lat gro"nd.. ser men" to manage airloc0+ 6V5 cre1 members+ select s0in+ select socle + randoml- rene1 cre1 members. 6tc.

5 Prel"de II base can be positionned "sing )rbiter Bcenario 6ditor , Belect 9 DGIVPrel"deII : ship. or -o" can select some DGIV scenarios that incl"de it alread-. %he &act that -o"r landing gear ma- sometimes sin0 a bit into the pad is an )rbiter limitation+ not a b"g. %he base main men": %he 9 mo"ntain : st-le pad on Phobos

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13.0 -Fno1 b"gs V limitation


'rash to des%to#: I& -o" e(perience 3rash to des0top d"ring 6V5 ingress or DeltaGliderIV destr"ction it is ;;.;;T probable that -o" ha'e another addon !CD or mod"le that has 0ept a handle on DGIV or mm" a&ter is deletion. %here is no 1or0aro"nd -o" can do &or this+ delete obAect is a normal )rbiter proced"re. Feeping a handle is a bad programming practice as handle 1ill point on nothing once an obAect deleted. %he onl- sol"tion is to as0 the other addon=s a"thor to not 0eep )bAects=s handle b"t instead obAect=s name+ get the handle b- name each timestep and al1a-s chec0 ret"rned handle be&ore "sing them. %a0e care: the c"lprit ma- be an addon in a scenario b"t also a pl"gin mod"le or a !CD Bome other addons ma- "se tric0s that are 'er- dangero"s s"ch as spa1ning more than H0 doc0ing ports or ha'ing mesh model 1ith more than 100=000 pol-gons. B"ch bad practice ma- lead in some case to 3%D also. %his said the DeltaGliderIV is 'er- stable on a &resh installation o& )rbiter 200H4P1 and 1or0s nicell- 1ith most other addons. -ote2 In some rare case where one addon makes '3I( ,.' it seem that moving all prelude, '3I( and 4mmu vessel on top of scenario before other addons 5 ma& 5 cure the problem. .un image disa##ears during reentry or high G turn: B"n image disappears 1hen the heat shield or 1ings 'apor e&&ect are r"nning: this is a 0no1 b"g 1ith one )rbiter &"nction+ !artin is a1are o& that and 1ill correct it &or ne(t )rbiter 'ersion. )nce the e&&ect stops the image o& the s"n reapears. 5n-1a- the s"n image is rarel- in &ield so this ma- not be too bad. I& -o" can=t s"stain this limitation simpl- disable both e&&ects "sing dg/con&ig.e(e ?heels or U6mu sun% a it in +relude II station or are o)er ground: 5s Phobos gro"nd is not &lat and the station 'er- large I had to "se a tric0 to not see hal& a DGIV s"n0 into gro"nd+ so the station=s gro"nd is a bit lo1er than the 2ero. 5t some place -o"=ll see ships a bit o'er gro"nd 1hile on some others -o"=ll see a small part o& 1heeel sin0ing into gro"nd. 9o shado-s on +relude II ase #ad: Prel"de II is a 'essel and can=t recei'e a shado1. %he big ad'antage o& ha'ing a 'essel is that -o" can spa1n them e'er-1here 1ith the scenario editor and don=t need to edit the base con&ig"ration o& )rbiter 1ith a base that 1o"ld e(ist in all scenarios. Becond ad'antage is that in contrar- o& base+ the te(t"res are &iltered and loo0 1abetter. %hird a'antage is that -o" can ha'e a DDD and so an acti'e base. Co"rth a'antage: as ships are not e(actl- o'er gro"nd ,see abo'e. the shado1 1o"ld loo0 a bit o&&. %he dra1bac0 is that -o" don=t ha'e shado1 on pad. )ne possible 1or0aro"nd 1o"ld be to remo'e the pad &rom Prel"de II ,base=s men" allo1 that. and declare the pad=s mesh as a base "sing "s"al )rbiter con&ig &ile. 8o"=ll A"st need to place the 9 Prel"de II : 'essel e(actl- o'er this pad and -o" 1o"ld ha'e both ad'antages: a 'essel and shado1 on gro"nd ,1ith te(t"res not &iltered+ one can=t ha'e e'er-thing. ,Gote: I planned this 1or0aro"nd &or B-mphon- IV the 9 big brother : proAect o& Prel"de II that 1asn=t released d"e to time+ b"t I didn=t test it on Prel"de II. %he meshes o& pad are located in !eshes/DGIVPrel"deII/Prel"deIIPad.msh or !eshes/DGIVPrel"deII/Prel"deIIPad!o"ntain.msh 0scent auto#ilot doesn<t #ut me at the e;act altitude: 5"topilot &inal altit"de depends on -o"r engine and &"el setting+ b"t it ma- also depend o& -o"r &ramerate ,despite the &act that a"topilots are insensible to &ramerate the- can=t 1or0 e(catl- the same 1hen the- can control the ship e'er- E0 meters instead o& e'er- E00 meters 1ich is the case 1ith a lo1 &ramerate.+ 5"topilots 1ere designed to 1or0 &or a &"ll- &"elled DGIV+ 1ith !ar0IV and normal &"el coms"mption. 5part !ar0 II and belo1 the a"topilot 1ill still 1or0 b"t 1ith some di&&erence in the &inal altit"de. %his is not too bad an-1a-.

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1/.0 - Cre?"entl- as0ed ?"estion V )ther b"gs


%he C5W is on the dansteph.com &or"m clic0 here: DGIV 3re4uently 0s%ed 4uestions I =ugs %he ad'antage o& a &or"m o'er doc"mentation is that I can "pdate this thread 1ith ne1 ?"estion or late b"gs.

1E.0 - !a0ing addons+ pa-load+ scenarios or s0ins &or DeltaGliderIV


5 lot o& things can be c"stomised and added &or DGIV:

Ge1 DeltaGliderIV s0in Ge1 pa-load s0in ,-o" can simpl- ma0e ne1 s0ins &or containers and th"s add a ne1 container t-pe. Ge1 pa-load ,acti'e 1ith a dll mod"le or simpl- a mesh. Ge1 Prel"de II B0in Ge1 ascent a"topilots Ge1 e(citing ad'ent"re scenarios

8o" can &ind s0in BDF ,photoshop la-ered te(t"res. and help te(t to ma0e pa-loads or other things in the K 6ore DGIV do-nload section L o& m- site+ "se the top search banner to bring onl- the 9 tilit- and BDF : section: htt#:IIor iter.danste#h.comOdis#EdgIV6ore I& -o" ha'e made a ne1 scenarios+ s0in or 1hate'er &or DeltaGliderIV -o" can "pload it on m- site "sing this lin0: htt#:IIor iter.danste#h.comOdis#EdgIVU#load

1H.0 -Do1nloading or "ploading more addons &or DeltaGliderIV


5ll third-part- addons &or DGIV can be &o"nd in the K 6ore DGIV do-nload section L o& m- site+ "se the top search banner to sort b- addons t-pe ,scenarios+ s0ins+ pop"larit- etc etc. or search &or a speci&ic addon: htt#:IIor iter.danste#h.comOdis#EdgIV6ore I& -o" ha'e made a ne1 scenarios s0in or 1hate1er &or DeltaGliderIV ,see abo'e. -o" can "pload it on m- site "sing this lin0: htt#:IIor iter.danste#h.comOdis#EdgIVU#load

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1*.0 -%han0s and legal st"&&


Than%s: Cirst than0s goes o& co"rse to 6artin himsel&Q 1itho"t him and his )rbiter creation+ none o& this 1o"ld ha'e happened$ Becond than0s to the 1hole comm"nit- o& )rbiter+ 1hich is mainl- composed o& &riendl- and ed"cated people. Bpecial than0s to 8oger P3rying TigerP "ong+ 1ho ga'e me the permission to "se his DeltaGlider model. ,that 1as &o"r -ears ago+ there is not m"ch original pol-gon in the model b"t the basic shape remain Q. .#ecial than%s to all beta testers: .imon+ro$ Doc>oliday$ 0rtla)$ Dgrillo2002$Aulien PGat3rQP$ %i##er$ Virgilio Di 3rancesco$ 0 el 9afilyan$ Killingsna%e$ 1ar (dus%$ Tra)is 8eed$ 0nthony PausG#ilotP .te#hen$ dmc14 $Ruantum =urrito 6eal$ Tachyon "ast$ yoann$ dudrea$ >u leman$ Delta Glider3 lo)er$ stre 2001$ AoeG=08$ 6att9?$ "a ri4ue )olante$ 8Sni P8uni lP =ang "arsen$ scinrd$ 3eli;$ 'hristo#her .te#hen Kam#as$ +ierre. 5 ig than%s to the most acti'e testers 1ho helped or s"pported me d"ring the months o& 1or0: 6att Psunshine13!P Dimoc% -illy,, Ruic%G9ic% Voyager +agir =rian Pn122)uP 'rane Kyle PG2g!/1P @l ert Aosh= +icto 5nd also a ig than%s to people 1ho helped to correct or translate the doc"mentation: 6att Psunshine13!P Dimoc% .imon+ro +ierre ,translated all the doc in &rench alone. 8ee%chaa %i##er Bpecial than0s to m- familly+ the best things that e'er happened in m- li&e+ m- 1onder&"l 1i&e 'hristine 1ho has s"pported me &or -ears and m- 1onder&"l 0ids+ "aureline and Aulien. 'o#yright 7 "icense %he DeltaGliderIV add on is &ree1are+ so it=s strictl- &orbiden to ma0e an- mone- 1ith it. 8o" are G)% &ree to redistrib"te this archi'e 1itho"t m- permission+ -o" ma- simpl- pro'ide it 'ia a lin0 to m- page so that "sers 1ho do1nload it 1ill al1a-s be do1nloading the most recent 'ersion. ,not a direct lin0 to the &ile please+ that 1o"ld be "npolite. 5ll material done b- me is cop-righted b- me+ this incl"de ;7T o& DeltaGliderIV &ilesQ te(t"res+ dll+ meshes+ cop-rights &or other materials in this distrib"tion+ s"ch as the Deltaglider=s model+ still remain 1ith their a"thors. It=s &orbiden to re-"se an- reso"rce in -o"r addon 1itho"t m- permission. %ho"sands o& ho"rs 1ere in'ol'ed to bring -o" this &ree add-on+ I 1o"ld be grate&"l i& -o" ddidn=t steal its reso"rces. I do not as0 mone- b"t respect m- 1or0 please. 5t 'er- last+ gi'e credits 1ere it=s d"e $

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17.0 - 3ontact S 5bo"t me


m- e-mail: DanielZdansteph.com m- site : http://orbiter.dansteph.com 5bo"t me: !- real name is Daniel Polli+ a0a IDanBtephI in the )rbiter comm"nit-. I=m B1iss and 1as born in 1;HE at Gene'a in B1it2erland and li'e presentel- in Crance near Gene'a. I=m married to 3hristine+ 1ho ga'e me t1o bea"ti&"l children: ["lien ,1;;;. and Da"reline ,2001.+ the t1o best gi&ts o& m- li&e. 5s nobod- can li'e &rom &resh air or program &or &ree &or months 1itho"t income I ha'e no1 m- o1n compan1here I=m the onl- emplo-ee and ha'e done one addon share1are &or Clight sim"lator 200/+ 9 CsPassengers : 1hich has had an e(cellent re'ie1 and is no1 pop"lar in the &light sim"lator 1orld. Meing independant is not an eas- tas0 1ith incredible income. I& -o" lo'e &light sim"lator and li0e m- 1or0 don=t &orget to chec0 also mshare1are CsPassengers. ,Cree demo. 0)sim: 9 I ha'e ne'er enco"ntered an- so&t1are &or !BCB that has gi'en me s"ch an o'erall sense o& 1hat it\s li0e to &l- as a pro&ession. : 8ead 0).im re)ie- TTT .im3light: 9 CsPassengers brings something ne1 to o"r Clight Bim"lator. It=s li0e an ama2ing realism &or an- pilot that 1ishes to &eel li0e a captain+ responsible &or his passengers and machine. : 8ead .imflight re)ie- TTT

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