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General Discussion / iOS/mobile bugs
« on: August 14, 2017, 10:46:45 AM »
As I am sure most will be aware, there have been a number of bugs reported recently. We are also aware of what a fantastic job jcarrion has done on the mobile version. There has been very little response to many of the reported bugs, but this is understandable given how busy he is working on the steam version. I assume that the bugs are being logged and  am hoping that they will be addressed at some stage in the future. I am concerned that the reporting of bugs is proving a distraction to the work on the steam version and wondering if jcarrion would prefer we hold off reporting any more for the time being.  Clearly if the reported bugs are proving useful in the ongoing development, then it is worth continuing to report them. I am sure we would all welcome ApolloGirl's views on this.

Just to add, on a previous attempt I saved the mission at Lunar orbit. If I load this saved mission, then transfer, undock and use program 17 to initiate Lunar descent, then the LM lands safely. I have taken screenshots of the LM shortly before landing with the display in debug mode but don't know how to post these from my iPad to this forum.

Report your Bugs here! / Apollo Lunar Landing bug - help please!
« on: July 25, 2017, 09:50:20 PM »
As reported under 1.42 Beta testing, I have been trying a continous Apollo mission from Kennedy launch to lunar landing. After reaching Earth orbit I set inclination to 0, and the program 15 for TLI. I use the Orbit Planner to adjust the orbit to intersect the Moon orbit, and then achieve Lunar orbit and set inclination to 0. I reduce apoapsis to approximately 2100km and circularise the orbit. I then transfer from CSM to LM and undock. I then use AGC program 17 to initiate Lunar descent. At 50km altitude program 63 gets automatically initiated, and then at about 3.6km program 64. I use the Ship > Gear command to extend the LM's legs. Everything looks fine, but on landing the LM crashes with complete loss of hull and crew.

Betatest Area / BETA 1.42 bugs - Apollo mission
« on: July 06, 2017, 10:33:53 AM »
I have been trying a full Apollo mission from launch to moon landing (without selecting individual missions).

Bug - unlike release 1.07, no cockpit 'shake'. This detracts from the realism. Would it also be worthwhile having some cockpit shake when staging and docking?

After attaining earth orbit, I use the Orbit Planner when over Africa to set the inclination to zero. I then use the Orbit Planner (dV and dT) to align the trajectory with the Moon's orbit. I accelerate time to move from Earth orbit. With release 1.07, this resulted in initiating the SII/SIV separation. With Beta 1.42, it seems that this has to be done from the cockpit (which in itself is not a problem).

I then use AGC Programs 33 and 79 for transposition and docking and the Orbit Planner for a mid-course correction. On a few occasions the new docking MFD is unresponsive.

After attaining Moon Orbit, I  circularise the Orbit (using Orbit Planner) and reduce altitude to approximately 100km. I then perform the LM/CSM transfer (Cockpit > Ship:Transfer) and LM/CSM Separation (Cockpit > Ship:Undock). I then initiate Lunar descent using AGM Program 17. At about 50km Program 63 gets automatically initiated (on some occasions this doesn't happen and has to be done manually) and at about 3.6km, Program 64.

The descent seems to continue normally, although the LM legs do not appear to be splayed with extending probes as they are in the single mission and the tutorial. Just before landing, both vertical and horizontal speeds are less than 10km/hr. Despite this, landing results in a crash with complete loss of crew and hull. This did not happen in release 1.07.

General Discussion / Re: Earth to Mars interplanetary travel
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:37:12 PM »
Many thanks

General Discussion / Re: Earth to Mars interplanetary travel
« on: January 20, 2017, 08:25:23 AM »
Can I use the Orbit Planner to find out where the Earth/Mars L1 Langragian point is?

General Discussion / Re: Earth to Mars interplanetary travel
« on: January 14, 2017, 08:30:08 AM »
Many thanks for this - will give it a go

General Discussion / Earth to Mars interplanetary travel
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:07:32 PM »
Has anyone managed to successfully travel from Earth to Mars orbit using the Orion Shuttle? If so, can you let me know how - I have struggled with this using the orbital planner.

General Discussion / Re: Orbit Planner queries
« on: December 27, 2016, 10:21:56 PM »
Many thanks both

General Discussion / Orbit Planner queries
« on: December 23, 2016, 08:07:06 PM »
What is the significance of the 'Sim Step' , 'Auto' and 'Compute' options in the Orbit Planner?

Just to confirm that de-selecting collisions overcomes the problem

Report your Bugs here! / Re: New Beta 1.35 iOS - Trans Earth Injection
« on: November 18, 2016, 01:01:16 PM »
Many thanks for sorting it s quickly!

Report your Bugs here! / New Beta 1.35 iOS - Trans Earth Injection
« on: November 18, 2016, 10:53:45 AM »
Following TEI, when CSM is on route to Earth  if time compression is being used, it is disabled with low altitude message despite the fact that CSM is a long distance from the Moon (or Earth). Time compression had been enabled by disabling altitude hold. When the low altitude message is received, if altitude hold is re-enabled, then the time compression can be resumed. The TEI tutorial seems to not have the same problem.

I think I know how to reproduce the problem. I try to perform the transition between Apollo phases without selecting the next mission. So I chose the Lunar Ascent (Episode 10) mission, and then use the docking MFD to move to within about 25km of the CSM (using 'Point to' and 'Retrograde'). I then use Program 72 to move close to the CSM, and then Program 79 to try and dock. When I am about 20m away, the app crashes.  I am pretty sure this worked with 1.34 although in that build there was a bug (as reported) in that the CM wasn't docked with the SM. If I choose the Lunar Orbit Rendevous mission (Episode 11), and then use Program 72 and 79 I dock successfully. I wondered if fixing the CM/SM bug has somehow introduced the problem.

I hope this helps!

Tried using docking MFD to get within 2km and then Program 79 to dock - crashed when closing distance was about 26m

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