- Feb 2, 2010
- Reaction score
- Orion Arm, Milky Way Galaxy
Tycho are you able to land at these new sites in 2016 and not turn over
I (sometimes) can, but very carefully. The Spider LM is top-heavy in Orbiter, so the slightest bit of lateral velocity will cause tipping, so I hover and use translational RCS to null that out. Cutting the hover engine at probe-length will cause tipping to, so thrust is necessary all the way down (though in real life, this would of course not be optimal as the thrust would destructively backfire into the engine bell). Sometimes, you just have to fly down to the ground and use scenario editor to stop the LM's motion and put it firmly on the ground.