Thruster Stabilizer

dOUBLEbAD - Custom level - from Android
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I wanted to make an angular stabilizer without using the in game "stabilizer" so I made this using thrusters. It is mostly a proof of concept for the angular stabilization being created. You can use rockets for larger or more unruly builds. The thrusters provide only horizontal thrust in relation to the rockets and inhibit the free/continual rotation of the object while in flight. Just power up the rockets and adjust one or both up and down to change direction. I made it so you can toggle on and off the stabilization to see the difference.

Z= Left Rocket
X= Right Rocket
F= Toggle Stabilizer
(Starts On)

I turned the sound off on the rockets and thrusters.

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  • dOUBLEbAD: @JD55: the angular velocity meter is pretty useful in several ways but in this instance it reports to the thrusters if it is moving clockwise or counter clockwise causing them to fire to counter the motion. This can be accomplished other ways as well. In fact, I think I may make a derivative to do just that. For the record, I am probably not the first to have this idea, lol. Oh, and to answer the bit about the F key, it is initially set to ON but you can toggle it off and back on again to see how it reacts without the system being active.
  • JD55: Nice! I will hook a grapher up to see what's going on with the signal. I'm a little fuzzy on the sending simultaneous signals to both IN1 and IN2 on the switches. Seems they would cancel each other out by telling the switch to go to the next and previous output at the same time. They are triggered when the F key is pressed, yes? I'd say you proved the concept!

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