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Finding my Landing Pad

Postby mhildebrand » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:30 am

Would anyone know if there is a faster way to finding the landing pad for a station I just got docking permission for? Seems I have to hunt on all sides of the station to find it, which as much as 5 minutes! Help!

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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby AndyB » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:46 am

mhildebrand wrote:Would anyone know if there is a faster way to finding the landing pad for a station I just got docking permission for? Seems I have to hunt on all sides of the station to find it, which as much as 5 minutes! Help!

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once you pass through th slot the compass to the left of your radar shows the direction of the pad, there is also this Image
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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby JohnLuke » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:11 am

Here's a video that may help, too. The pad info is at about 1:50 in....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1cvw5jPL6I&t=44s
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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby TorTorden » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:15 am

The compass dot as mentioned is great for larger ships.

I position it so it is below me as I approach the pad.
Just when it switches between solid and hollow is the sweetspot on the pad and you can just thrust down and pad locks.
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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby Lanceor » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:17 am

Dependng on the ship, I may pause just on the other side of the mailslot to look at the compass and get my bearings. It's hardest to see the landing pad when it's right underneath you.
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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby mhildebrand » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:52 am

AndyB wrote:
mhildebrand wrote:Would anyone know if there is a faster way to finding the landing pad for a station I just got docking permission for? Seems I have to hunt on all sides of the station to find it, which as much as 5 minutes! Help!

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once you pass through th slot the compass to the left of your radar shows the direction of the pad, there is also this Image

Oh wow! That's really helpful, thanks AndyB!

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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby mhildebrand » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:53 am

JohnLuke wrote:Here's a video that may help, too. The pad info is at about 1:50 in....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1cvw5jPL6I&t=44s

Thanks JohnLuke!

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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby mhildebrand » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:54 am

TorTorden wrote:The compass dot as mentioned is great for larger ships.

I position it so it is below me as I approach the pad.
Just when it switches between solid and hollow is the sweetspot on the pad and you can just thrust down and pad locks.

Thanks Tortorden!

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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby mhildebrand » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:55 am

Lanceor wrote:Dependng on the ship, I may pause just on the other side of the mailslot to look at the compass and get my bearings. It's hardest to see the landing pad when it's right underneath you.

Thank you Lanceor!

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Re: Finding my Landing Pad

Postby Pam Demonium » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:59 pm

Stole the chart, thanks.
I just go though the slot and if I dont see it in front of me, I do a slow roll, and it pops right up.


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