Re: [Flightgear-devel] Flight Gear for Simulation Visualization

2013-04-17 Thread Ron Jensen
Hi Chris, Flightgear will already visualize external data, I've done it, just not that often or recently and I can't remember the steps. Have a look at Docs/readme.IO and Docs/readme.protocol and look at the prewritten protocol files in Protocol/ Ron On Wednesday 17 April 2013 02:31:21

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Piston Engine Idle

2013-02-09 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 08 December 2012 12:12:23 Ron Jensen wrote: I took a quick look through the FGData Aircraft directory today and came up with a list of some 27 JSBSim piston engines that still seem to be using either the old aeromatic default values for idle manifold pressure (minmp

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Synch with FlightGear

2013-01-13 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 13 January 2013 16:38:29 Jon S. Berndt wrote: Yes, i had hoped, too. However, as you mentioned, many new features have been developed and that violates our feature freeze rule, unfortunately. That rule has been introduced for exactly this situation: not to raise some last

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Piston Engine Idle

2012-12-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 11 December 2012 00:55:35 Eric van den Berg wrote: Ron, From experience: the lyco IO540 idles at 14-15 inHG, 900RPM (MT-prop with P-880-xx governor) Eric Thanks Eric, The JSBSim piston engine model is missing something, probably Mach effect through the intake valve, so models

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Piston Engine Idle

2012-12-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 11 December 2012 09:46:10 Eric van den Berg wrote: I see. Looking at the code (I think) I can see you are trying calculate the pressure losses in the injector/throttle valve, airbox and inlet tubes. Using throttle position and engine speed (was expecting cylinder displacement here

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Piston Engine Idle

2012-12-11 Thread Ron Jensen
grades : min. 43.5 MJ/kg, 44 typical density of AVGAS: 710 at 15degC C_p_AVGAS = 2.065 kJ/kg K @20degC, approx linear to 2.710 @140degC hope this might improve accuracy (a bit), Cheers, Eric On 12/11/2012 07:35 PM, Ron Jensen wrote: On Tuesday 11 December 2012 09:46:10 Eric van den Berg

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Piston Engine Idle

2012-12-11 Thread Ron Jensen
grades : min. 43.5 MJ/kg, 44 typical density of AVGAS: 710 at 15degC C_p_AVGAS = 2.065 kJ/kg K @20degC, approx linear to 2.710 @140degC hope this might improve accuracy (a bit), Cheers, Eric On 12/11/2012 07:35 PM, Ron Jensen wrote: On Tuesday 11 December 2012 09:46:10 Eric van den Berg

[Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Piston Engine Idle

2012-12-08 Thread Ron Jensen
I took a quick look through the FGData Aircraft directory today and came up with a list of some 27 JSBSim piston engines that still seem to be using either the old aeromatic default values for idle manifold pressure (minmp) or suspiciously low values. As time permits this week I intend to take a

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBsim models

2012-10-29 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 28 October 2012 23:01:04 kunai...@yahoo.co.jp wrote: Hi - I'm kunai. I have some questions about Aeromatic that hopefully some of you can give me answers. 1) Is it possible to use Aeromatic to make a helicopter model ? There is no 'aeromatic' support for JSBSim helicopters at this

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Physics engine of Flightgear

2012-10-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 19 October 2012 04:37:50 kunai...@yahoo.co.jp wrote: Thank you Jon for your reply. I am still a bit confused.  Which one of the two is correct ? 1) YAsim or  JSBsim is used to specify only aircraft flight model parameters and the physics flight dynamics engine is a separate

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Patch: FOV automatic compensation for wider screens

2012-10-09 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 08 October 2012 02:20:25 James Turner wrote: On 8 Oct 2012, at 07:47, ThorstenB wrote: On 7 Oct 2012, at 15:19, Stuart Buchanan wrote: The use-case is to enable or disable particular views if you don't want to have to spend ages cycling through them. I also quite like this

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Logitech force 3d pro hat question?

2012-09-22 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 22 September 2012 14:04:10 Matevž Jekovec wrote: Hi guys. I'm using Logitech force 3d joystick (force-3d-pro.xml) and the Y hat is inversed. When I do hat up, it actually looks down and vice versa. Is this the expected behaviour? Its personal preference, I think. I like the hat

Re: [Flightgear-devel] license

2012-09-05 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 05 September 2012 05:04:06 Martin Spott wrote: Scott wrote: But more seriously, I'm no license guru, and you picked one of the main points I'm not clear on, the original CC in this example is Share-alike and Derived works allowed with attribution. It really depends on the

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Starting engine using FGNetCtrls

2012-06-01 Thread Ron Jensen
was implemented. I wonder if it's feasible to change it so it keeps running until a starter_power=0 is received. In the meantime I might just change the idle RPM to 440 in my copy so I'm able to start the engine. Thanks for your help! Cheers, Vik On 06/01/2012 02:16 AM, Ron Jensen wrote: From

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Starting engine using FGNetCtrls

2012-05-31 Thread Ron Jensen
From eng_io320.xml: idlerpm 550.0 /idlerpm The engine needs to reach 440 RPM to start (80% of 550, the coded idle RPM) if you're reaching above 440 RPM make sure you've engaged fuel and magneto controls. If you're not reaching that perhaps you need to look into the

[Flightgear-devel] Please sync JSBSim before the freeze? Attn: Erik!

2012-05-28 Thread Ron Jensen
Would it be possible to sync JSBSim and flightgear? There are a couple of changes to JSBSim I'd like to get into the next flightgear: New tags for the piston engine model: boost-loss-factor Allows a power penalty for boosting manifold pressure. This can be adjusted at run-time by

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Total aero Moment != Total Moment from all Cm ???

2012-05-24 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 24 May 2012 01:26:35 Burin Sungketkit wrote: I've checked the Total Aero Moment from /fdm/jsbsim/moments/m-aero-lbsft and compared with the summation of all Cm from aerodynamics section. Do these two properties have to be equal or not? (I think it should be equal). This

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Sea color

2012-05-18 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 18 May 2012 10:59:22 Alan Teeder wrote: On the subject of frames rates I have a couple of questions. 2. Is there a mechanism for making the core - fdm, afcs, equations of motion etc. run at a higher priority than the rest of the simulation? The JSBSim FDM and systems coded in JSBSim

Re: [Flightgear-devel] List Etiquette was airport list

2012-04-13 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 12 April 2012 16:11:14 gap...@gapalp.net wrote: htmlbodyspan style=font-family:Verdana; color:#00; font-size:10pt;divWow, this works better, is simpler code, and is much faster! Plus it will be easy to allow the user to pass configurations such as range and airport type as

Re: [Flightgear-devel] updates to nav.dat.gz

2012-04-09 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 09 April 2012 15:05:58 Torsten Dreyer wrote: Hi, what is our current policy for updates to nav.dat? Do we commit changes to the binary gzip'ed file or do we have a central repository for the data? Would it make sense to have the unzip'ed file in git and zip it for the release in

Re: [Flightgear-devel] More Rembrandt Feedback

2012-04-03 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 03 April 2012 18:38:55 syd adams wrote: I assume that users complaining about ugly models is the only means to make many of the modellers fix their stuff. Cheers,        Martin. True :). Although it would be a great help to know what needs changing ... apparently I've

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Earthview - Orbital terrain rendering in FG

2012-03-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 19 March 2012 07:22:52 Renk Thorsten wrote: You ought to be able to initialize any vehicle at any altitude (up to and even beyond 3000 km). At this time, only the Vostok has control jets, as far as I know. Actually I can not do that. Trying to initialize the ufo at 1.000.000 ft

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Earthview - Orbital terrain rendering in FG

2012-03-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 19 March 2012 07:22:52 Renk Thorsten wrote: You ought to be able to initialize any vehicle at any altitude (up to and even beyond 3000 km). At this time, only the Vostok has control jets, as far as I know. Actually I can not do that. Trying to initialize the ufo at 1.000.000 ft

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Ercoupe (was auto-coordination)

2012-03-09 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 09 March 2012 14:45:45 Adam Dershowitz, Ph.D., P.E. wrote: Few, but at least one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERCO_Ercoupe --Adam As the FDM maintainer for the Flightgear version of this airplane I have searched the interwebs for details on its rudder system and came up with

Re: [Flightgear-devel] a small set of minor aircraft model question...

2012-03-06 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 06 March 2012 03:33:55 Francesco Angelo Brisa wrote: Thanks for the answers; based on you suggestions I think I will add instruments in the C337 way (With a little thin glass in front of them with almost no reflection effect). Cheers Francesco I thought the overwhelming

Re: [Flightgear-devel] a small set of minor aircraft model question...

2012-03-05 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 05 March 2012 02:53:59 Francesco Angelo Brisa wrote: Hi I was going to take some time to put my hands on some aircraft, before beginning I have some little questions: Aerostar 700: * The airspeed indicator looks like to be a default one (With no colored bars for velocities). is

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Adding an R/C pilot view

2012-03-04 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 03 March 2012 21:14:45 Ian Dall wrote: On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 12:39 -0600, Curtis Olson wrote: Hi Ian, If you wish to set your own tower position, it's pretty straight forward and can be done manually or via nasal or probably a few other mechanisms. By default

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Re : Windturbines facing in wrong wind

2012-02-29 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 27 February 2012 13:15:39 Martin Spott wrote: Martin Spott wrote: I don't have an idea, why - maybe that's been the default in PPE, AC3D or whichever tool. Jon made me aware of this issue many years ago (when we started filling the scenery objects database) and, as far as I

Re: [Flightgear-devel] git question

2012-02-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 19 February 2012 15:28:05 Scott wrote: On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 14:40 -0700, dave perry wrote: On 02/19/2012 02:06 PM, Torsten Dreyer wrote: Am 19.02.2012 21:54, schrieb dave perry: Hi All, I have been gone for almost a year. I want to start new source trees for simgear

Re: [Flightgear-devel] [PATCH 8/9] remove unused percent_RPM local from FGPiston::doEnginePower

2012-02-16 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 16 February 2012 02:07:53 Chris Forbes wrote: --- src/FDM/JSBSim/models/propulsion/FGPiston.cpp |3 +-- 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) diff --git a/src/FDM/JSBSim/models/propulsion/FGPiston.cpp b/src/FDM/JSBSim/models/propulsion/FGPiston.cpp index

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Final 2.6.0 Release Preparations

2012-02-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 10 February 2012 04:08:32 Torsten Dreyer wrote: Hi all, for our release of version 2.6.0 next week, we have a few open items on our checklist and I am kindly asking for support to get them done: 1. How are our release candidates performing? Are there any release blocking bugs that

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Cessna 172p cockpit improvement

2011-12-21 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 21 December 2011 14:50:39 Stuart Buchanan wrote: On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Torsten Dreyer wrote: Agreed - that's a mistake in my checkin. I will correct it. -Stuart OK - one more. function name=aero/function/velocity-induced-fps   description velocity including

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Cessna 172p cockpit improvement

2011-12-21 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 21 December 2011 04:09:35 Stuart Buchanan wrote: On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Torsten Dreyer wrote: I prefer manually syncing and checking that the changes are valid, rather than blindly over-riding what we've already got. Hi Stuart, this -                    sin

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Cessna 172p cockpit improvement

2011-12-18 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 18 December 2011 04:02:01 Martin Spott wrote: Patrick Callahan wrote: What can be said about the flight dynamics of the C172P model? Is it accurate? If not, how could it be improved? The response varies _much_ depending on whom you ask :-) Personally I'm quite confident with

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Cessna 172p cockpit improvement

2011-12-18 Thread Ron Jensen
Sorry to respond to myself, but wanted to add some detail: Mass Properties Report (English units: lbf, in, slug-ft^2) WeightCG-XCG-YCG-Z Base Vehicle 1500.041.0 0.036.5 0 Pilot

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Cessna 172p FDM

2011-12-18 Thread Ron Jensen
Adding another adult in the front seat, and two large kids/small ladies in the back seat, as well as 50 lbs of luggage and a near full load of fuel: Mass Properties Report (English units: lbf, in, slug-ft^2) WeightCG-XCG-YCG-Z Base Vehicle

Re: [Flightgear-devel] apt.dat update (lowercase names etc.)

2011-12-09 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 09 December 2011 16:49:14 HB-GRAL wrote: Am 08.12.11 13:36, schrieb HB-GRAL: Hi all Hi again About marking closed airports in apt.dat: - marking the name with [X] might be closer to charts I guess and most airports marked as closed in apt.dat comes with the x - removing x and

Re: [Flightgear-devel] apt.dat update (lowercase names etc.)

2011-12-08 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 08 December 2011 07:07:58 Geoff McLane wrote: I guess the only thing is concerning 'closed' airports. Should they be in apt.dat at all? But if they are retained for 'historic', or other purposes, it would be good if they were all consistent... Just because an airport is 'closed'

Re: [Flightgear-devel] turbine inlet temperature in the seneca (TIT)

2011-12-06 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 06 December 2011 07:39:48 Torsten Dreyer wrote: t. Ron Jensen is the master of the JSBSim piston engine code. IIRC he has the supercharger model on his backlog, maybe TIT will be part of his solution.. The current supercharger code is old, and strictly RPM based, and I don't have

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Textures sizes, DDS

2011-11-07 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 06 November 2011 13:35:11 Anders Gidenstam wrote: Now that we have per-aircraft repositories I plan to add my source material (blender, svg, datcom, octave, gerris etc files) below a dev directory in the aircraft's repository. Probably further structured in FDM, models, ...

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear aircraft repository

2011-10-18 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 18 October 2011 15:56:54 Cedric Sodhi wrote: On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 09:46:58PM +0200, Gijs de Rooy wrote: Hi all! Cedric wrote: ManDay, on behalf of the Split-Team ^^ ThorstenB wrote: I don't think this is what we agreed upon. I'd like to

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Query about groundradar Instrument module

2011-09-29 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 29 September 2011 14:32:54 Robbo wrote: Hi, I am trying to familiarise myself with Flightgear's source code so that I may try and contribute. I am currently looking at the 'groundradar' instrument module and there is something within that is causing me some confusion.

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Any alpha testers with a bit of extra time on their hands?

2011-09-27 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 27 September 2011 15:53:26 Curtis Olson wrote: a heavier than air balloon ... Would that be a Led Zeppelin? :) Ron -- All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure contains a definitive

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Toe brakes (was: Direct Draw Surface Scenery Textures)

2011-09-25 Thread Ron Jensen
They are homebrewed. The guts came out of a Saiteck 290 Pro joystick and the pedals are Thrustmasters. An hour with a soldering iron would fix the reversed pot, but 30 seconds in a text editor made it work just fine. :) http://www.jentronics.com/fgfs/simpit/pedal.jpg On Sunday 25 September

Re: [Flightgear-devel] latest Git next, endless loop from FGATCMgr and missing JSBsim fuel-used property

2011-09-25 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 25 September 2011 01:36:25 Scott Hamilton wrote: Greetings, I've noticed two small problems with the current Git next (as at 2011-09-25), is anyone else seeing these? 1. the JSBsim per-engine /fdm/jsbsim/propulsion/engine[]/fuel-used-lbs property has disappeared I see it in

Re: [Flightgear-devel] latest Git next, endless loop from FGATCMgr and missing JSBsim fuel-used property

2011-09-25 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sun, 2011-09-25 at 13:49 -0600, Ron Jensen wrote: On Sunday 25 September 2011 01:36:25 Scott Hamilton wrote: Greetings, I've noticed two small problems with the current Git next (as at 2011-09-25), is anyone else seeing these? 1. the JSBsim per-engine /fdm/jsbsim/propulsion

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Direct Draw Surface Scenery Textures

2011-09-24 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 23 September 2011 14:57:34 Durk Talsma wrote: On 23 Sep 2011, at 00:43, ThorstenB wrote: Hmm, but this actually means you have a brake problem after all. Only the brake temperature is simulated - smoke is triggered for overheated disc brakes. It's almost impossible that the

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Direct Draw Surface Scenery Textures

2011-09-22 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 22 September 2011 16:43:32 ThorstenB wrote: On 23.09.2011 00:09, Durk Talsma wrote: I did recalibrate my joystick, but upon checking that, the brake function appears to work normally. as shown here, I did have a severe tire problem after takeoff. :-)

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Cmake

2011-09-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 05 September 2011 10:10:27 Curtis Olson wrote: Are there any cmake based build instructions available anywhere? I'm not seeing them. I'm just hoping the cmake jocks will put themselves in the position of non-cmake jocks and help ease the transition from multiple fronts for many

Re: [Flightgear-devel] New experimental mapserver

2011-09-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 09 September 2011 11:33:17 Curtis Olson wrote: Hi Yves, The general approach that genapts uses this. ... We get to pick the order we process the airport surface objects, so we pick the runways first, and probably the biggest runways before the smaller runways. Then the bigger

Re: [Flightgear-devel] YASIM Comment (was New aircraft: SF-25)

2011-08-15 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 15 August 2011 11:18:53 Gary Neely wrote: Looks like a great start. The first thing I would do before anything else is make sure your CG is positioned reasonably. In your SF-25, the CG is much too far back; given the forward-swept wings, it looks to be about a meter behind MAC:

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Definition of toOsg

2011-07-04 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 04 July 2011 08:38:26 John Wojnaroski wrote: toOsg Converts SG Vectors to OSG Vectors simgear/simgear/math/SGVec2.hxx simgear/simgear/math/SGVec3.hxx simgear/simgear/math/SGVec4.hxx toOsg(const SGVec2d v) { return osg::Vec2d(v[0], v[1]); } -- toOsg(const SGVec2f v) { return

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Objects not loading after recent upgrade

2011-07-02 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 02 July 2011 17:52:23 Chris Wilkinson wrote: I re-read the messages on starting and I see... loadxml: reading '' denied (unauthorized access) /** * An fgcommand to allow loading of xml files via nasal, * the xml file's structure will be made available within * a property tree

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Could We Sync JSBSim for 2.3.0, Please?

2011-07-01 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 01 July 2011 00:30:11 Erik Hofman wrote: On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 10:11 -0600, Ron Jensen wrote: There have been a few bug fixes to JSBSim since this sync, notably: src/FDM/JSBSim/models/flight_control/FGActuator.cpp src/FDM/JSBSim/models/flight_control/FGFCSComponent.cpp src

Re: [Flightgear-devel] A couple of random oddities

2011-07-01 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 30 June 2011 04:41:13 AJ MacLeod wrote: On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:28:42 +0100 Vivian Meazza vivian.mea...@lineone.net wrote: Further research indicates that the F1A, modeled here was NOT capable of M2.0 at 36000ft. M1.9 seem more likely. Moreover, due to structural and stability

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Could We Sync JSBSim for 2.3.0, Please?

2011-06-30 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 17 June 2011 01:30:45 Erik Hofman wrote: On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 22:23 -0500, Jon S. Berndt wrote: I am very close to committing the new atmosphere code (and the new FGWinds) to JSBSim cvs. However, it would be prudent to first get a glitch or two fixed and then grab that code and

Re: [Flightgear-devel] A couple of random oddities

2011-06-29 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 29 June 2011 05:51:07 AJ MacLeod wrote: On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:39:55 +0100 Vivian Meazza wrote: * English Electric Lightning: I believe the plane should be able to reach Mach 2 around 36.000 ft in level flight - even in a descending pattern, I was never able to reach above

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Proposal: Move airplanes to an SVN repository

2011-06-25 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 25 June 2011 12:28:14 David Slocombe wrote: Hi, Currently I do not even have a working fg on my machine, but I continue to peek at the flightgear-devel list occasionally. Today I saw this discussion of moving the aircraft directories to individual SVN repos instead of git. The

Re: [Flightgear-devel] JSBSIm, aeromatic, crosswind taxiiing, et cetera

2011-06-20 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 19 June 2011 10:50:01 John Denker wrote: On 06/19/2011 06:46 AM, Jon S. Berndt wrote: Maybe I've gone wrong somewhere here, but something similar might work. Also, in situations like a flat spin or tail slide this probably falls apart! Let's postpone discussion of exotic flight

[Flightgear-devel] JSBSim Functions for Propwash and Downwash [was: Clarification on YASim input]

2011-06-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 18 June 2011 21:00:41 Jon S. Berndt wrote: Here's an example from Hal's P-51D Mustang. This is from an old version, so it may have changed by now, but it illustrates the approach. In the aerodynamics section of the config file - but outside of any axis element - is this definition

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Nasal updating properties in the menu

2011-06-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 19 June 2011 15:04:11 Hal V. Engel wrote: I need to over ride one of the default menu items so that I can use a custom menu. After some effort I have figured out what needs to be changed in the property tree. The code looks like this: # Disable the menu item Equipment radio so

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Nasal updating properties in the menu

2011-06-19 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 19 June 2011 17:55:25 Hal V. Engel wrote: On Sunday, June 19, 2011 02:15:54 PM Ron Jensen wrote: http://www.mail-archive.com/flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg302 08 .html gui.menuBind(radio, dialogs.Radio.open()); Thanks I knew I saw something about this on the list but I

[Flightgear-devel] Could We Sync JSBSim for 2.3.0, Please?

2011-06-16 Thread Ron Jensen
There are some valuable features in JSBSim now it would be nice to have in the release. Could someone please sync the latest JSBSim into the flightgear code please? Thanks, Ron -- EditLive Enterprise is the world's

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Heads up: scenery download / built-in terrasync

2011-06-15 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 15 June 2011 07:36:51 Csaba Halász wrote: On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 9:50 PM, ThorstenB bre...@gmail.com wrote: the final GUI bits for a new feature are now in fgdata - the last feature addition for the 2.4 release from my part... You can download/update scenery directly from

Re: [Flightgear-devel] modelling an battery powered electric motor MAV

2011-06-03 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 03 June 2011 01:49:30 Gaurav Tendolkar wrote: I am modelling an battery powered electric motor MAV. In JSBsim the battery does not discharge. 00178 FGElectric::CalcFuelNeed(void)00179 {00180 return 0;00181 } now i want to write a code where fuel is the power supplied by battery.

[Flightgear-devel] Moving the Frame-Rate and Left Out Properties.

2011-05-28 Thread Ron Jensen
I just built FG and Simgear from gitorious/next today and I can no longer move the Frame-Rate number or the Left-Out properties. Dialogs still seem to move and resize O.K. Thanks, Ron -- vRanger cuts backup time in

Re: [Flightgear-devel] OT: Wanting to build overlays for Video

2011-05-23 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 23 May 2011 17:38:20 Jason Cox wrote: Hi all, This is way OT as its not flight related but a possible use for Flightgear. I have a friend who is motor sport and just completed a race where he has taken on board HD video and also has the GPS data from the event. I have a plan

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Atmosphere

2011-05-18 Thread Ron Jensen
On Tuesday 17 May 2011 21:35:59 Jon S. Berndt wrote: What is the requirement from the FlightGear side for an atmosphere model? I'd like to remove the capability to drive the JSBSim standard atmosphere model from FlightGear, but first I'd like to get a clear picture of how FlightGear

Re: [Flightgear-devel] GIT commit 31819df8: Alouette II - New FDM by

2011-05-18 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 18 May 2011 18:39:50 Heiko Schulz wrote: I would like to have the old fdm back, maybe it is possible to have another version with the easy-to-fly-fdm beside the original one. Any opinions about, something I missed? Heiko Helijah's workflow should make it dead simple to create

Re: [Flightgear-devel] RFC: fgdata merge request 76:Improvedairport Textures

2011-05-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 11 May 2011 15:14:01 Csaba Halász wrote: On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Vivian Meazza vivian.mea...@lineone.net wrote: Christian Schmitt wrote The stopways still work for me here, so there is maybe something wrong in your fgdata? I have absolutely up-to-date data and

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Fixing behavior of a JSBSim piston engine

2011-04-27 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 25 April 2011 12:10:26 Hal V. Engel wrote: snip The supercharger model used by JSBSim assumes a turbo charger so the power and fuel consuption curves are incorrect for an engine driven supercharger where more horse power (and fuel) are used to drive the supercharger. The

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Fixing behavior of a JSBSim piston engine

2011-04-24 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 24 April 2011 15:00:41 Pavel Cueto wrote: Hello to all I'm developing with a friend the PZL M18B Dromader in JSBSim, doing this first with aeromatic generated data; and now, we are mixing them with real aircraft data from very reliable sources. However, the engine behavior seems

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Future repository for non-GPL aircraft

2011-04-21 Thread Ron Jensen
On Wednesday 20 April 2011 18:43:11 Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote: Ryan M tpbspamm...@gmail.com writes: Something I've always thought about is an official aircraft repository that contained non-GPL2 aircraft- straight from the authors, of course. There are many aircraft for FlightGear that

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Pacific Northwest Scenery Available

2011-04-08 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 08 April 2011 13:44:49 Martin Spott wrote: Martin Spott wrote: Ron Jensen wrote: Martin: Can we PLEASE ungzip apt.dat in the repository so we can track changes to it! The GIT repository you mean ? Ask those who decided do put a compressed file there, _I_ am just continuing

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Pacific Northwest Scenery Available

2011-04-07 Thread Ron Jensen
Martin: Can we PLEASE ungzip apt.dat in the repository so we can track changes to it! On Wednesday 06 April 2011 21:06:40 J. Holden wrote: First and foremost, a huge THANK YOU goes out to Martin Spott. Without his help, including giving access to resources I otherwise would not have, I would

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Pacific Northwest Scenery Available

2011-04-07 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 07 April 2011 10:52:54 Ron Jensen wrote: The problem is in the definition of KVUO in apt.dat. It is specified as having non-precision markings, but there is not room for those marking. It should have basic marking instead. The runway is 3263 feet minus 762 feet for the overrun so

Re: [Flightgear-devel] genapts rwy_nonprec.cxx (was Pacific Northwest Scenery Available)

2011-04-07 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 07 April 2011 11:32:00 J. Holden wrote: Ron: Thanks for the help with the airports, I'll recompile the scenery to fix the problem. I'm still learning my way around TerraGear. Is the problem with KVUO's definition, or rather within the program? While a quick aerial check of KVUO

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Generic Protocol Input - Float weirdness

2011-04-02 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 02 April 2011 17:52:58 Roberto Inzerillo wrote: It's an issue with the finite precision of floating point variables. Everyone is suprised when first seeing this. Only values which happen to be a sum of binary fractions (e.g. 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8) can be represented accurately.

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Calculating free stick position and forces

2011-03-31 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 31 March 2011 02:13:58 Alan Teeder wrote: -- From: castle@... Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:57 PM To: FlightGear developers discussions flightgear-devel@lists.sourceforge.net Subject: [Flightgear-devel] Calculating free stick

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Control over DME freq

2011-02-28 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 28 February 2011 07:06:08 Harry Campigli wrote: I added a dme to the 737NG-600 model. I have external IO that writes the freq direct to the property tree, from a narco dme. In the dme.xml file in Aircraft instruments i deleted the actions where sources the freq from nav 0 freq.I

Re: [Flightgear-devel] ..speeding up telnet _may_ also require speeding up the fdm, was: Telnet lag?

2011-02-27 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 27 February 2011 10:05:21 Arnt Karlsen wrote: ..depending on what data you drop into or ask for from the fdm, speeding up telnet _may_ also make you speed up the fdm so it _can_ properly solve the problems you feed it: --model-hz=n Run the FDM this rate (iterations per second)

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Sinking feeling - c172 on gravel runway

2011-02-25 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 25 February 2011 08:13:57 Geoff McLane wrote: Hi Ron, Many thanks for taking the time to explain. I 'think' I understand a little more ;=)) As you state, using sine(alpha) continues to allow up and down moments as you flex say the elevator with a tail wind, but prevents the very

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Sinking feeling - c172 on gravel runway

2011-02-24 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 24 February 2011 11:41:43 Geoff McLane wrote: Hi, Re: http://www.geoffair.net/tmp/tilted-001.png (updated) Thanks Ron, and Stuart, for the tailwind c172.xml change. As stated, all tests so far on this are great... with due care can now taxi, takeoff and land with a modest tail

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Default Aircraft Candidates

2011-02-21 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 21 February 2011 17:41:10 Jack Mermod wrote: I wasn't planning to get into an argument over the 777-200, but yes it does have an unrealistic FDM. See here: http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/891/picture5mj.png Are you telling me this is realistic too? Check Six,

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Sinking feeling - c172 on gravel runway

2011-02-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Friday 11 February 2011 10:07:11 Geoff McLane wrote: Hi Curt, No probs, now that it seems Ron might have found something, thus the thread is hovering on closing, so chat away... While we argue over how many angles can dance on the head of a pin over on the JSBSim list, here is a simple

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Sinking feeling - c172 on gravel runway

2011-02-10 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 10 February 2011 06:09:56 Geoff McLane wrote: On Wed, 2011-02-09 at 19:51 +, Martin Spott wrote: I have seen this on various asphalt runways as well... Well, I just experimented by editing apt.dat.gz, and inverted the 'surface' numbers - made the 4204 ft runway 15x a 4, and

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Incorrect conversion used for lbs to gallon of fuel

2011-01-29 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 29 January 2011 07:36:54 Bertrand Coconnier wrote: 2011/1/28 Hal V. Engel hven...@gmail.com: A thread was opened on the forum about how the C172P appeared to be incorrectly calculating the amount of fuel in gallons based on the weight of the fuel.  It appears that the conversion

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Catalina abort on startup

2011-01-23 Thread Ron Jensen
the order of these two lines in PBY-6.xml appears to fix the problem: 775 42841.0.2800 776 21252.0.2100 Can anyone confirm this and commit the fix? Gary Looks reasonable to me. Hopefully someone will commit? Ron

[Flightgear-devel] Datapath name

2011-01-04 Thread Ron Jensen
I haven't pulled from git for a while. I built last night and discovered the name of the data paths has changed from FlightGear to flightgear. I assume this is unintentional? Would someone give me a hint on how to change this back? Thanks Ron (old source Makefile) pkgdatadir =

Re: [Flightgear-devel] decoding coordinates of a particular tile

2010-12-13 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 13 December 2010 16:15:47 Jacob Burbach wrote: I wonder if someone could give me a hand with this to make sure I do it correctly. I'm trying to decode the coordinates of a given scenery tile so I can create a kml file for visualization purposes. Based off the btg importer on the wiki

Re: [Flightgear-devel] New release

2010-12-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 11 December 2010 13:38:44 Hal V. Engel wrote: Also I don't know if Ron is planning on updating his engine/oil cooling code anytime soon but there is the possibility that there may be some changes to JSBSIm still in the pipe line and these should go in as soon as possible so that

Re: [Flightgear-devel] flight data playback

2010-12-10 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 09 December 2010 11:08:39 Hal V. Engel wrote: On Thursday, December 09, 2010 09:11:39 am Curtis Olson wrote: On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Hal V. Engel hven...@gmail.com wrote: I am going to try using the autopilot between spins and during climb outs to get things in a

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Airport Water Clipping

2010-12-09 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 09 December 2010 11:38:49 Martin Spott wrote: J. Holden wrote: For an airport like Innsbruck, where the airport automatically generated grass polygon juts into the river cs_lake, or like Honolulu or Macau, when there is a lake in the middle of the airfield, would it be

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Bouncing JSBSim aircraft

2010-11-29 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 29 November 2010 12:59:26 Reagan Thomas wrote: If I recall correctly, we had a similar problem 3 or 4 years ago that only showed up on Windows builds. It had to do with uninitialized variables that happened to be set to 0 on Linux (gcc) builds and random stuff on Windows (MSVC++)

Re: [Flightgear-devel] p51d-jsbsim merge request.

2010-11-28 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 28 November 2010 21:02:48 Jon S. Berndt wrote: There is tons of stuff that remains to be done still. You sound like me: always seeing what is yet left to be done. From my point of view, your work on this model is at the top of the charts. There are also things that I have not

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FSP facebook ads

2010-11-22 Thread Ron Jensen
On Monday 22 November 2010 14:41:42 Chris Wilkinson wrote: Hi guys/gals, I notice a big step up in frequency of seeing those pesky FSP ads on facebook. Sometimes I'm seeing 2 of them on the same page. My response to those is to click the little 'X' and respond that its either misleading, or

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightProSim advert on FaceBook

2010-11-11 Thread Ron Jensen
On Thursday 11 November 2010 03:36:02 Mally wrote: ?Arnt ..url to your facebook page? Would be the useful one url I meant. ;o) Effectively, once I'm logged in, the URL to my personal facebook page is still just http://www.facebook.com/ . Unless you're logged in as me, you're not going

Re: [Flightgear-devel] METAR stopped working

2010-11-06 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 06 November 2010 03:51:28 James Turner wrote: On 6 Nov 2010, at 08:46, Maik Justus wrote: to avoid this happen again in the future: Is it possible to add a metar-server functionality to the mpservers? If the NOAA protocol / access changes we only have to modify the mpservers,

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Performance and Paris

2010-10-24 Thread Ron Jensen
On Sunday 24 October 2010 05:02:23 Csaba Halász wrote: On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 12:53 PM, fiers...@zonnet.nl wrote: A snapshot of the on screen statistics (in Debug) shows: Update: 23.44 Call: 25 46 Draw: 33.40 GPU: 40.34 Call: 4.66 Draw: 1.96 GPU: 1.66 How should these

Re: [Flightgear-devel] 747-400 causing crash of fgfs

2010-10-16 Thread Ron Jensen
On Saturday 16 October 2010 02:27:09 Gijs de Rooy wrote: Hi mifi, Jentron, first of all thanks for reporting these errors mifi! It is really appreciated. All the FDM erros I got with the 744 from SVN (the 744 has its private repository, once in a while the version in Git is updated, as I

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