Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw

20170420, 11:45 PM
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Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw
Or rather, degrees of pitch, roll and yaw as an ACB recognizes them.
I understand what pitch, roll and yaw are. I understand what degrees of rotation are. What I don't understand is a negative degree of rotation. I just finished a semester of geometric fundamentals and the concept of a flatly negative rotation isn't making any sense to me. It's obvious that either you're turning clockwise or counterclockwise but which "turn" is negative and which is positive? If a ship rolls left/right in a forest and nobody hears it, does it have a positive or negative angle? And why does the ACB only go to 90 degrees instead of 180 if the rotational plane is a 360 degree circle? However, I feel like I've googled far and wide both regarding FtD and generalized rotational mechanics to try and find a straightforward answer but come up short regardless. I've also tried to uncover if the orientation of the ACB affects how it interprets the rotational axes; I know it does localized altitude and positioning checks but I don't know if its orientation matters like its XYZ coordinates on the vehicle itself or if it just notes its initial placement as P0R0Y0 and works off that. In addition to my question, can someone tell me where at in the game (that I missed) it tells you this information? I might have missed other things from that page/GUI. I swear I looked all over the vehicle information screen to see if it tells you the current rotation, but maybe I'm just incompetent. I really hope that you're not expected to simply play with the ACB at random until you innately glean a trialanderror sense of how its internals work... 

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Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw  Zephyratus  20170420 11:45 PM
RE: Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw  Hawkins65  20170421, 02:21 AM
RE: Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw  The_Destroyer  20170421, 02:26 AM
RE: Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw  ZerothAngel  20170421, 02:57 AM
RE: Help Me Understand: Degrees of Pitch, Roll, Yaw  Richard Dastardly  20170421, 04:20 AM

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