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  1. Lisias

    Hypersonics – from Shock Waves to Scramjets

    An interesting course about hypersonic flight I found by accident. From engines to aerodynamics. Course's homepage here. Youtube videos here.
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    Linux + ZFS

    Preamble I can't find a more convenient and relevant place to save this article than here, on the other hand given the results of the last Forum thread I was involved about the issue, I'm reluctant to do it openly in a way that would trigger another flame-fest. So this post will be blocked from...
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    Idea VIRTUS and Air Breathing Engines for Space Shuttle and Buran

    Hi, guys. I was searching for the reason NASA chooses a 747 over the C5 (found it here) when I found this. I already knew that Buran was envisioned to have turbo-jets attached for a safe returning home after a ill reentry or if mission demands. Such engines should not only survive, but also...
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    Project Orbiter::Tools::Mesh::Lint

    (put on Project, as it is becoming a new baby itself) Hi. Due some issues while hacking and animating meshes, I ended up writing a Mesh Lint tool in order to easily detect some common mistakes that happens while development that impairs performance. Features: Tools for handling meshes...
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    Discussion Using Blender on Development

    EDIT: New revision. See end of the post for the new features. So, I'm using blender for my (not so advanced) mesh development needs. Being a fan of Truespace Caligari on the golden days, I'm not exactly satisfied with it, but the thing works on my UNIX derivative box, so enough complainings...
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    API Question Animating a VC MFD with buttons

    Hi. I'm stuck with this problem. I have a vessel like this: The red strip is the MFD screen, and the pink strip is the PWR/SEL/MNU buttons, and are defined in a separated mesh. They are visible only on Virtual Cockipit. The "cockpit" animates using MGROUP_ROTATE, CreateAnimation and...
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    About Relativity and Moving Bodies' Gravity Waves

    That's the problem: finally some fellow orbiters got through my thick skull what a Gravity Wave is, and how it propagates on the space-time tissue. And then I came to this: Imagine two bodies, perhaps Quasars. QA and QB. They're not moving in their frame of reference (the distance between them...
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    Meshing Question Getting MESH group by Label

    Hi. Is there any already implemented means to address a Group on the Mesh by LABEL, and not by index? So, in exchange on using this: SURFHANDLE suface = oapiGetTextureHandle (vcmesh_tpl, 16); I want to use something as: SURFHANDLE suface = customapiGetTextureHandle (vcmesh_tpl...
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    Question Creative Commons Licensed Sounds?

    Hi. Can anyone recommend me a Sound Site with Creative Commons or Free Sound Samples? I'm planning to add more sounds to a vessel I'm updating, but I'm not satisfied with the sounds already installed on my Orbiter because one or more of the reasons below: 1) I could not contact the author for...
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    Question Wingarea calculation

    Hi. How I calculate the wingarea from a Delta Wing (huge) vessel? I have the wing span and vessel length, and with these measures (and the mesh) I can infer the other measures. But I don't know how to use the data to get the wing area. Any hint, link or equation will be appreciated. Thx!
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    Project Tug eXperimental Reloaded

    Greetings, Orbiters. This is a RFC (Request For Comments) :-) about an ongoing effort to revitalize the TX vessel from Kulch (and the VC version from vchamp). Back in the middle of the first 2k's decade (not sure when, but I used the 2006 not P1 version), I got in contact with Martin...
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    Bug OrbiterSound 4 Misteriouslt Crashes to Desktop on External View

    Hi. For some reason I not yet detected, OrbiterSound 4 is going CTD *every* time I use the External View. While in the cockpit, everything goes fine. Initially I was thinking that the problem was some new MP3 on the Sound/mp3 directory, but the bug hunting revealed that MP3 was not the...
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    Error DGIV Crashes on WinXP SP3 on Athon XP

    I currently facing some serious problems with DGIV that I haven't faced before on my times running Orbiter 2006: I just can't run any DGIV missions. I have installed VC2010 Studio on this machine, so perhaps I can be of some use trying to pinpoint the problem. Orbiter 2010 P1 doesn't have the...