.... or one point and a heading.
What do you need to be able to define a great circle?
Then your great circle would run through the poles.Almost. What if those two points are (for example) the poles?
But once you left the starting point and went to a different point, a heading to the antipodal point was calculated...with the advice to recalculate regularlyWell, that was my problem. I had a starting point, and therefore an antipodal point but didn't know the heading.
For the purposes of a circumnavigation from a specific starting point, there will indeed be an infinite number of great circle routes to choose. The other thing about these circumnavigations is that the actual route is largely immaterial so long as one crosses beyond the antipodal point and arrives back at the starting point along a path close to the opposite side of the planet. That will guarantee a circumnavigation. The first time I calculated a heading for you to go to your antipodal, you had already moved off of your starting point. The second you moved off of your starting point, you defined your own great circle.Ok.
I'm not actually sure that's correct, as any two opposite points on a sphere (like the poles) will have an infinite number of great circles that pass through those two points.
So although I knew my two points I didn't know which circle I should follow to properly circumnavigate the moon, not having a heading from my starting point.
I did however mark my position as I crossed the equator, which gave me 3 points. Post #80. That's the idea I woke up with this morning.
Haven't we all ... fear not, it won't jeopardise the status of your circumnavigation! I like how, while other circumnavigators have been wrestling with terrain or rocks or speed, you've run into a far more fundamental problem ... when every road leads South, which one goes the right way?Hmmm.
I've wobbled a bit on my way around
If I recall correctly, damage is capped at no more than 50% hull loss in one hit.
I've blown one to smithereens from full health in the past* so if that's correct, they either changed it or it was bugged.I feel sure I've pretty much lost an SRV in a single hit in the past (especially in a multi-player instance) but can't seem to lay my hands on any evidence right now. Are you sure about that?