[airstrike] Missile "Bonus"

Erik Auerswald auerswal at unix-ag.uni-kl.de
Thu Feb 16 11:59:39 EST 2006


On Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 05:54:33PM +0100, Ulf Ekström wrote:
> > and the missiles should be stabilized by the airstream, i.e. turn the
> > nose towards their heading. The lack of this is especially striking when
> > a missile runs out of fuel. Using the formula for biplanes stabilizes
> > the missile 90 degrees off of its course. To understand the formula and
> > apply it to missiles I need some time and ease.
> Maybe it's just that the animation is out of synch. If I remember
> correctly the "tip" of an object shought be pointing to the right in
> frame 0, it could be that the missile is 90 degrees off. I can have a
> look.

During accelerated flight the tip of the missile points in the right
direction. If I use said formula to stabilize the falling (out of fuel)
missile it turns slowly until it faces either left or right.


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