DeltaGliderIV

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Delta Glider IV

The DeltaGliderIV (also known as DGIV) is the successor of the DeltaGliderIII, improving many details of it and adding a more complex damage model and cargo handling to it. It has recently been released.

Features

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DGIV during reentry

It inherits many features from its predecessor DeltaGliderIII, being still similar in handling and use as the DeltaGliderIII. Unlike the Delta-glider Mk.4, it does not have a virtual cockpit, but this missing feature is more than offset by the detailed and complex 2D panel.

  • 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
    • OrbiterSound 3.5 support, offering over 40 integrated sounds.
    • on-board flight computer with many displays and autopilots and ability to load user-defined ascent programs
    • a complete 2D panel in three parts with many systems; life support, APU, engine etc.
    • an autopilot that will help you during ascent, reentry, landing etc.
    • a Check-list MFD, extended since the DeltaGliderIII
    • realistic refueling that requires pilot's attention
  • improved physics:
    • crew can EVA and re-enter the ship
    • crew can be exchanged between DeltaGliderIV and other spacecraft based on the Universal MMU SDK.
    • a ship reacts to flight conditions (no more unrealistic re-entry or landing)
    • the ship can become damaged by bad handling and crashes.
    • the flight characteristics can be configured in a configuration program, including engine type and life support system endurance.
  • improved visuals:
    • The DeltaGliderIV can get damaged and turned into a wreck.
    • New glowing heatshield during reentry
    • reworked Delta-glider mesh that reflects the correct number of crew inside
    • new hi-res 1024x1024 textures with many exchangeable textures (Skins) available
    • can have many ships with different Skins in one scenario
    • 3 hi-res skins included with the base package
    • many external lights
  • Cargo management
    • The DeltagliderIV is equipped with a small cargo bay, allowing it to carry various payloads, which can be handled by the Universal MMU astronauts.
  • improved configuration support:
    • Full scenario editor support
    • a config program that will help you set the skin, crew, payload, power, fuel, life reserve, etc.
    • custom installer, no known install problems