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  1. N_Molson

    Nonspherical gravity sources NASSP

    You mean the gravitational interaction between two vessel that are docking ? It is still something very very weak, should not be a big problem.
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    Also found a whole set of "Soviet fonts", most are even "free for commercial use" : https://www.1001fonts.com/soviet-fonts.html So that the big numbers displayed on the rings will look better.
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    So now all the rings are quite in their "final" state, only two levels of catwalks to add. Been a very long way from the top, I'm getting near from the platform !
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    Updates NASA's Mars 2020 Rover

    Another beautiful martian Sol :cool:
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    TransX Crashes

    On Orbithangar it says : Are you sure you have both ?
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    OHM TransX 2018.05.06 MMExt2 for Orbiter 2016

    Good question, feel free to try ;)
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    Made it to ring #3, the "interstage ring". Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel !
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    Updates NASA's Mars 2020 Rover

    I think its getting more and more obvious that robots should prepare a "base camp", almost "ready-to-use" (like an habitat with breathable air inside) for an human expedition. As you say it would improve both safety and efficiency, not only in terms of payload, but also in terms of using the...
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    Laid the stairs from top to bottom, begins to look better. Now have to finish the handrails, adjust the walkways, and work on the 1,2,3 bottom rings. Also some more work will be required on the platform itself. And mesh cleaning is probably going to take a whole week, that one is really complex !
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    Flying round the airport to slow down the aircraft?

    Yeah and those warbirds were meant for being efficient as combat machines, not to be easy to fly. Heard amongst the very worst was the F4U "Corsair", because not only the engine was enormous and the prop so big the engine at to be quite high over the ground, but also because they had to operate...
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    Flying round the airport to slow down the aircraft?

    I guess engine torque also plays a role for monoprops (that are very common in light aviation). I really have a hard time taking off with the P-51 Mustang on FSX, still often roll straight into the control tower because of that insane torque 😅
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    Flying round the airport to slow down the aircraft?

    Well side winds can also cause the nose of the aircraft not being aligned with the runway during approach, then the tricky part is to still get all the wheels and the horizontal velocity vector inline right at the moment the aircraft hits the runway. That's something airline pilots do routinely...
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    Flying round the airport to slow down the aircraft?

    Yes but I think airliners are quite sensitive to that, I remember a couple of fatal accidents caused by pilots hitting the rudder too agressively, causing the whole rudder to fail and rip apart in one case. That works on a small or military aircraft, but stresses the cell a lot. In the case of...
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    Flying round the airport to slow down the aircraft?

    Back on topic, Air Transat Flight 236 is an example of gliding approach (caused by a fuel leak). Pilots did some S turns because they were too high and fast (and had not enough power for flaps or airbrakes, only basic flight controls and emergency instrumentation), once fuel-empty the plane...
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    Updates Soyuz 2.1a / Soyuz MS-17 - Ryzhikov / Kud-Sverchkov / Rubins [Landing successful]

    Cool footage of the recovery and landing operation, from an helicopter crew point of view, they even intercept the capsule on parachute, awesome : at 4:05 Rubins looks completely exhausted but seems to had fun ;) Rhyzikov looks in good condition, could probably walk alone. Kud-Sverchkov also...
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    Science Muons: 'Strong' evidence found for a new force of nature (BBC News)

    That's the pace of science, fundamental research like this takes time. Probably hard to get funding too as it has no 'immediate' application. If they have a confirmation in 10 years, that's really awesome. If that's truly a 'new force', we'll see thousands of theories and research projects...
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    More staircases and handrails, will soon reach the "bottom" rings :
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    Internet Video Thread

    "...there is a lot of things I didn't do correctly" She's got a point, there.
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    2. Miscenalleous plugins (MFDs and other utilities...)

    2.2. In-sim utilities Name : Calculator CF Author : @GLS Category : Utility, calculator 🧰 Current version : 1.0 Status : finished, author active Compatibilty : Orbiter 2016, Orbiter 2016 beta (TBC) Incompatible with : ? Download link : Orbithangar Description : "A basic calculator for in-sim math."
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    Project Mir station complex / UR-500 family

    Still a lot of work on the tower, but we're slowly getting there :
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