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13 Sep 2021 17:28

A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post and now it's  -0.20 m/sec

You are travelling at an effective speed of 152 light-years per second, and you're worried about a small 0.2 m/sec offset? You could correct that with just the thrusters, without even leaving warp or changing heading.

If the autopilot is not active, then you will fly right past your target. If the autopilot is not active, what will operate the engines if you don't? (Do you have a co-pilot you're not telling us about?)
 
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13 Sep 2021 19:02

Mr. Abner wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post and now it's  -0.20 m/sec

You are travelling at an effective speed of 152 light-years per second, and you're worried about a small 0.2 m/sec offset? You could correct that with just the thrusters, without even leaving warp or changing heading.

If the autopilot is not active, then you will fly right past your target. If the autopilot is not active, what will operate the engines if you don't? (Do you have a co-pilot you're not telling us about?)

so I should just turn the main engines on for a bit?  and then turn them back off?  I was using the sync velocity button which took care of it for a bit but it kept coming back.
I mean it did say "autopilot" in the lower left but you are right it flew me right past the target.  Know what I did then?  I did a sync velocity and it showed me the galaxy in my rear view and then now I'm suddenly headed back towards the galaxy lol.
As I got closer the warp bug actually got higher until it was >1 m/sec.  Should I leave the engines on to keep this value small?  You're right I didn't need to change heading because even when the warp bug was above 10, I still went right through the densest part of the galaxy.
Headed back there now from the opposite direction
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14 Sep 2021 14:35

Again, you are looking at the numbers and not the units.  Are you familiar with your ship thrusters?

Autopilot has a number of functions. In your last screenshots, the only autopilot function I see active is "Kill rotation".

Also, going back to a post I made awhile back, I think ship control is a bit dodgy in 990. Things happen, like the engines firing up, for no good reason. I'm sorry, but I think ships worked better in 980 than 990.
 
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14 Sep 2021 14:46

Mr. Abner wrote:
Again, you are looking at the numbers and not the units.  Are you familiar with your ship thrusters?

Autopilot has a number of functions. In your last screenshots, the only autopilot function I see active is "Kill rotation".

Also, going back to a post I made awhile back, I think ship control is a bit dodgy in 990. Things happen, like the engines firing up, for no good reason. I'm sorry, but I think ships worked better in 980 than 990.

ah that explains it!  It's why I flew right through the core of the galaxy lol.  I see the units m/sec which means it's a very small bug, which is why I didn't drift away from center at least.
I'm going to experiment with 0980 too, I take it any modification advice that applies to 0990 also applies to 0980?  I ended up lowering my max warp from 20 to 15.7 which is what I calculated I'd need to go from one edge of the SE universe to the other (approximately 60 billion light years) in under 12 hours with engines set to the max value of 100.  I'll then edit the booster exponent value according to the mission I'm on.  But I'm wondering about something....is there a way to keep the Hyperjump autopilot active at lower than max warp speed (so it will take me out of warp automatically when I get near my target)?
 
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15 Sep 2021 13:50

Warp 15.7 seems to be a nice balance between speed and duration.  Took me 20 minutes to go 6.7 million light years after which the autopilot brought me out of warp and I adjusted my boost exponent to 11.733 for a more leisurely tour through the galaxy.

Question regarding main engines....is setting main engines to 100 on my ship equivalent to raising boost exponent two units over 12 hours?  So for example...... is a Boost exponent of 15.7 with Main engines of 100 over 12 hours equivalent to a Boost exponent of 17.7 with Main engines of 0 over 12 hours?
 
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17 Sep 2021 16:24

A-L-E-X wrote:
Warp 15.7 seems to be a nice balance between speed and duration.  Took me 20 minutes to go 6.7 million light years after which the autopilot brought me out of warp and I adjusted my boost exponent to 11.733 for a more leisurely tour through the galaxy.

Question regarding main engines....is setting main engines to 100 on my ship equivalent to raising boost exponent two units over 12 hours?  So for example...... is a Boost exponent of 15.7 with Main engines of 100 over 12 hours equivalent to a Boost exponent of 17.7 with Main engines of 0 over 12 hours?

No idea. Just keep in mind that the warp speed throttle sets a fixed speed (dependent on your real physical velocity, of course), whereas the main engines throttle sets your rate of acceleration. An engine capable of 12g acceleration will get you moving faster than a 6g-capable engine after a similar amount of time of engine thrust. I think this may be a job for some calculus.
 
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17 Sep 2021 18:20

Right, I'm now wanting both an accelerator curve and a boost exponent curve function.  This is what I mean....first for accelerator curve..... a way to create a custom curve function for the accelerator to gradually increase speed while within the host galaxy to leisurely see all the sights and to reach max acceleration in the intergalactic void and then slowly decelerate as one gets close to the destination galaxy.  This kind of custom curve could apply to any kind of trip really.

For boost exponent there should be a similar custom curve with the value lowest when within the galaxy and highest in the intergalactic void.  Is this kind of stuff easy to implement?  I got the idea when I was messing with the custom curves on my graphics card and cpu fans lol.  We could also set a threshold for min and max.

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