Range Finder block with continuous readout after given parameters
We have moving vessels or parts and have docks, hangars, other parts where we want to bring the first into. Or we want to perform an ace landing in narrow confinement.
Imagine you have a special kind of sensor (I have been told the camera is the thing to derive the range finder from, not the 'sensor' we have in game) which measures distances in a specified direction - to your front, below your ship, above, etc depending on where you mount that block. You would get a readout of that block on your HUD or on a monitor you set up for it. The range finder would tell you the distance from itself to a surface its (radar like) measuring rays hit upon. I fancy even an audio readout like a computer voice telling you over sound block: "twenty-five meters... twenty-four meters... twenty-three meters" as you maneuver your vessel. Or with several range finders, it would tell "25 meters below... 10 meters on right... 15 meters on left" as you set up dimensions you wanted to have readings about. (Like for example "between 100 and zero meters, in steps of five meter segments" or "between ten and one meters, in steps of one meter segments")
You could as well specify an alarm threshold, when the range finder block would not simply tell you distances, but triggers a warning signal as well - like when you have to stop before you hit an obstacle. For this you give him a number of meters in a certain direction when he is supposed to sound alert - over a sound block as we have in the game.
Altogether a great tool for precise taxiing when your external view does not help you much and you want to remain in your pilot's seat, with trustworthy information assisting your maneuvers.
shared this idea 31/08/17 16:55