Max altitude/speed in Prepar3D v4

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aravil
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Max altitude/speed in Prepar3D v4

Postby aravil » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:15 pm

I would like to know, what is the highest altitude/highest speed that is achievable in Prepar3D?
I wonder if sub-orbital flights or simulating space shuttle start/landing is technically possible without using addons.

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Re: Max altitude/speed in Prepar3D v4

Postby downscc » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:41 pm

At the heart of any flight simulation platform is a flight dynamics engine (FDE) which provides the aerodynamics of flight. Remove the density of the air and the FDE will not function.
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Re: Max altitude/speed in Prepar3D v4

Postby WarpD » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:21 am

I believe the altitude limit is around 100 million feet. This is certainly high enough to support orbital dynamics. However, you would have to create a custom flight/physics engine to achieve shuttle behavior.
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