Working Cockpit Gauges [Attitude indicator Needed ]

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Gawain, Aug 25, 2017.

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  1. The game needs an Attitude indicator.

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  2. I dont pay attention to gages.

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  1. Gawain

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    The cock pit have standard pics for an interment gauge. You can see and read the interment while moving but they do nothing. All this info is available in right window but when in first person it would be nice to have the panel react to those numbers.

    Most Importantly we need This!!!!
    It is called an Attitude Indicator.

    It artificially tells you up and down when you can not see the horizon.

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    Whether you are flying strait up to space or trying to dig under ground with the Physics of this world we need this.
     
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  2. Chikara88

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    This would be ideal for leaving atmosphere, so many times I end up upside down and crashing into red wall
     
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  3. Fienyx

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    Yes yes yes. I like my HV drill but have said to myself, "Self, which way are we facing?" and all I get is, "I dunno. Up, no, wait, we're facing down, and we're upside down too." ......... This would be soooo appreciated.
     
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  4. Sasquatch

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    Do you want this as an in cockpit instrument or one that sits on your HUD? My preference would be a HUD display that pops up in the corner or something when you enter a vehicle.
     
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  5. GTv

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    Press v and you can see your ship's attitude a lot easier.
     
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  6. geostar1024

    geostar1024 Rear Admiral

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    I'd take either lines in the HUD (like NMS has), or a navball in the instrument panel like KSP has. Hell, I'd take both :).
     
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  7. Gawain

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    You know at first I would have said both but it is effortless to press V. Dividing the indicators between the cockpit panel may be a unique aspect. It would create a reason to use the inter view.

    Honestly considering that the view is fixed in Cock-pit mode they could have a generic flat panel and simply paste a menu over it from the Hud. It would only take remodeling some of the cockpits to have a master panel in the same position.
     
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    Added to the compiled list due to votes in poll
     
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  9. Gawain

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    Not wanted on your list. Stop pretending to dictate merit. It is hypocritical to garner this one while you ignore other.
     
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  10. Gawain

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    bounce
     
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    No need to bounce. Already on my list ;-)
     
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  12. Track Driver

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    Attitude Indicator, YES absolutely!! Add ALTITUDE indicator as well. "Distance to Orbit" is all well and good on ascent with the intention of leaving the planet, but of little value on descent. it is possible to combine the indicators in a cockpit HUD (different from current HUD) as seen in fighter jets today. This may be a stretch just now, but adding the two indicators is a MUST, imo.
     
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  13. GTv

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    Altitude indicator is only valid if you happen to know the exact elevation of the terrain you are flying over, you can hit a mountain while still at a fairly high altitude.
    I would like to see an artificial horizon and a pitch indicator though.
     
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  14. Track Driver

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    Then let's call it a radar altimeter. Sends a signal to the surface and measures the distance. Like HV's "Hover Height" with a much greater range. It seems plausible to me.
     
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  15. stimdealer0001

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    I don't know, it's easy enough to figure out somebody's attitude without needing an indicator. ^_^
     
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  16. Track Driver

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    Not always. Yeah, you can press the "auto-rotate" key, but depending where you are and the visual background, it can get tricky, and it's no fun to constantly be doing that. As mentioned above, an HV drill rig can become totally and repeatedly disoriented inside a mining tunnel.

    Besides, an artificial horizon makes for a cool cockpit display.
     
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    Agree! This is very usefull in cockpit but not these static unknown cool devices from the science fiction.
     
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