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Thread: How the hell do you fly your ship down to a planet surface to specific coordinates?

  1. #31
    Originally Posted by CMDR Zadian Lichtfrost View Post (Source)
    Glad I'm not the only one who needs to consult a dictionary to know what latitude and longitude is.
    Not consult I just don't know which one is the top and which one is the bottom one

    Originally Posted by fitzsteve View Post (Source)
    They really should add the ability to set a course to set co-ordinates, it is 3303 after all!
    too much depth game play for frontier bro... remember inch deep this is TOTALY UNECESSARY FOR PLAYING THE GAME MAH! Or so they say...

  2. #32
    Originally Posted by UselessThing View Post (Source)
    I had totally given up on finding things on planets before someone introduced me to this! It's AWESOMES

  3. #33
    By flying along one latitude OR longitude so that only one coordinate changes. Once matched go the other "axis".

  4. #34
    You get a co-ordinate system FOR FREE.

    Universal Meridian Lines.

    On earth the zero Meridian goes through Greenwich.
    Do you know where it is on Mars? Venus? Enceladus?

    You get a Zero Meridian FOR FREE.
    You get a functional longitude without needing to come to a consensus on where Zero is.

    If you can't find your way around - go back to grade 8.


    Frankly I think Frontier should implement Orbital Mechanics and even that go the full Delta V.
    But only for people who whinge about having to work out a compass heading from Lat and Long.

  5. #35
    Thank you all for your responses, very much appreciated!

  6. #36
    Originally Posted by FrogsFriend View Post (Source)
    The simplest way is to fix one at a time by flying on 0/90/180/270 degree headings. But it's quicker if you can visualise it....

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...=1#post5898530
    Yep. Do one coordinate, then go to the other. It's not too bad that way.

    Wish there was an in game tool to manually select a coordinate as a target, then fly there like going to a base.

  7. #37
    Good afternoon,
    As stated previously, regardless of what you are being told, not everyone finds this process easy. I certainly don't. You just have to give it a go a few times, honestly it does get easier.
    Regards
    Pug

  8. #38
    I don't understand the problem here - the only bit than annoys me is that I have to go into OC before I can tell which way is North.

    Once you see the lat/long numbers is it really so hard to figure out which way to head to make them change towards the co-ordinates you seek?

  9. #39
    I thought the issue was retrieving the coordinates from the System Chart zoomed into the planet? (Where you should really be able to plant a waypoint).

  10. #40
    for all the QOL push FD is pushing instead of new content - this should be the first darned thing they should fix. The current "Guess the direction" model is just PITA

  11. #41
    100% agree. Insane that 1300 years into the future we can't plot our way to a specific set of coords.

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  13. #43
    Believe it or not, it used to be even worse. Back when people were meeting Bomba down on Wilson we only got the compass and Lat/Long in 'normal' flight

  14. #44
    And Lat and Long were reversed !

  15. #45
    Originally Posted by DNA-Decay View Post (Source)
    You get a co-ordinate system FOR FREE.

    Universal Meridian Lines.

    On earth the zero Meridian goes through Greenwich.
    Do you know where it is on Mars? Venus? Enceladus?

    You get a Zero Meridian FOR FREE.
    Really? I bought my copy of Elite.

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