My ssto is not stable enough to reach orbit using the autopilot configured for airplane when in space so it needs to switch to rocket configuration but also requires the airplane configuration when in the atmosphere to fly properly. Therefore, is there a way to switch between the two configurations using vizzy or is there a alternative?

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    @sushiboi - i saw this a little late, but wanted to add that some of the variable input engines, rotators, and gyroscope can be used with a vizzy program to help with adjusting controls (pedro has some good ones to download) - i tried using the rocket config, then having vizzy shut off the roll control in vacuum, like you said, and it worked pretty well - i also hope they add a way to adjust the auto pilot PIDs thru vizzy someday...it would be very helpful for SSTO, VTOL, and other gudance programs

    2 months ago
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    @Starborn yes I have yet to add some form of reaction control, about the the way of producing thrust in a vacuum, I do have rocket engines on the ssto, they are hidden inside the shroud where the jet engines are located.

    +1 2 months ago
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    @Starborn here's the ssto I added a program to control roll since the rocket configuration does not use roll but is required by the craft in the atmosphere, the program isn't very complex though. The craft also isn't fully complete yet(both vizzy and the physical craft). All the program does for now is it takes-off from the runway and puts the craft in a sub-orbital ballistic trajectory with an apoapsis of about 65km. Do add improvements and share it with me if you want :)

    2 months ago
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    1,183 FriendlyFin

    @Starborn
    yea no there is no way to do it, there is no block or block combination to accomplish switching from airplane to rocket

    2 months ago
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    9,647 Chtite451SR2

    There isn’t unfortunately…
    But I manage to make spaceplanes/SSTOs work with rocket configuration so…
    🤷

    2 months ago

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