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DeltaGliderIII in low Earth orbit
Role Glider
Full name DeltaGliderIII
Crew 1
Passengers 4
First flight date unknown
Entered service date unknown
Manufacturer unknown
Length 17.76 m
Height - m
Wingspan 17.86 m
Wing area - m2
Empty 12,000 kg
Fuel 11,400 kg
RCS fuel 600 kg
Max. take-off 24,000 kg
Inertia PMI 15.5 / 22.1 / 7.7 m2
Max. delta-v 1,800 m/s
Max. accel 38 m/s2
Stall CL 1.0
Stall AOA 20°

DeltaGliderIII is a succesful attempt by Daniel "DanSteph" Polli to create an improved version of the standard-issue Delta-glider for the Orbiter space flight simulator. It has been built upon the now discontinued DeltaGliderII

Features and capabilities

The DeltaGliderIII has been a major improvement over both the standard-issue Delta-glider and DeltaGliderII - complex, realistic yet easy to use. It features:

  • realistic crew support:
    • a living crew that realistically reacts to the flight conditions; G, temperature, cabin O2 level etc.
    • you can actually kill the crew if you vent-off the atmosphere of the craft
    • life support and alerts
    • you can actually hear your astronauts breathe as you travel between spaceships.
  • improved cockpit:
    • realistic panels with many user friendly and rather intuitive features
    • 40 integrated sounds; button, panel, systems, pilot's heart beat, afterburner, warnings, animation etc. etc.
    • onboard flight computer with many displays and autopilots and ability to load user-defined programs
    • a complete panel in three part with many systems; life, apu, engine etc.
    • an autopilot that will help you during ascent, re-entry, landing etc.
    • MMU also has panel and sound
    • a new Check-list MFD
    • realistic refueling that requires pilot's attention
  • improved physics:
  • improved visuals:
  • improved configuration support:

History and evolution

DeltaGliderIII was a natural progression from the DeltaGliderII developed by the same author. The first official version of the DeltaGliderIII was released on 19 July 2004.

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