T3G - Trev's Training Tutorial Guides

Release 1.1

Mar 26, 2002 - First beta edition. Complete from Lift Off, Orbit Injection, Orbit Circularization to Transfer Orbit setup.
Apr 1, 2002 - Beta 2 finished up to first Transfer Orbit burn.
Apr 10, 2002 - Beta 3 finished up to Phobos rendezvous. Self-installing SETUP program.
Apr 28, 2002 - Release of MJD Calculator and Orbit Calculator
May 25, 2002 - First "official" release.
May 26, 2002 - Fix a few typo's; include the missing font (DOH!)
May 27, 2002 - Include a PDF version of the guide; setup now 3 x 500KB ZIP files
June 10, 2002 - Created list of Planetary Conjunction Periods
November 10, 2002 - Release of Orbit Calculator 2.0 (includes MJD Calculator built in)
December 29, 2002 - Release of MFDlib (Orbiter MFD routine library); T3G1 re-packaged into two ZIPs
January 3, 2003 - MFDlib 1.02 released; extra routines added to aid MFD coding
January 5, 2003 - Release of FuelMFD plugin for Orbiter (now with DETAILED instructions!)
January 7, 2003 - Small update to FuelMFD to correctly display tanks with zero capacity (DragonFly - why?)
January 9, 2003 - FuelMFD now allows overboard fuel dumps!
January 9, 2003 - Unofficial patched version of the LunarLandingMFD by Chris Knestrick.
MFD now starts with auto-thrust disabled to avoid unwanted engine ignition when switching the MFD on/off or adjusting landing sites. Consider the blinking "Required Thrust" indicator a reminder to enable the thrust control (SHIFT-T)
January 10, 2003 - FuelMFD saves it's status in the scenario files
January 11, 2003 - Now FuelMFD won't crash if your watching a tank and it suddenly "disappears" (Shuttle SRB & ET tanks)
November 23, 2003 - FuelMFD  rebuilt for Orbiter 031105  release. Includes preliminary sound support
November 29, 2003 - Fix the leak (memory, not fuel) introduced in the last revision of FuelMFD [I hope!]
March 23, 2004 - Another version of the LunarLandingMFD to fix the CTD with the new Orbiter version


Beta feedback REALLY welcomed! (Or has all this been a waste of my time?)
Ideas for improvements (content or layout or style). Is this pilot/instructor approach functional (do you actually LEARN anything) or was it just a corny idea of mine?
Suggestions for future guides. I've got some ideas of my own, but maybe an overall "priority" list of what to do next would be of assistance (station docking, Shuttle launch, Earth-Mars mission, Earth-Moon-Earth trip, etc).

(C) 2002-2004
Trevor Johns