Direction selector

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The icons of the direction selector bar

The direction selector is a part of the GUI appears with activation of S.A.S. (if there are functions beyond the stability assist). It helps to orientate the craft to the desired direction by clicking on its icon if the available probe core or skilled pilot controls the craft. The icons of directions beyond the skill of the probe core or pilot won't appear on the bar of the direction selector. The directions matches with those can be found on the navball. If the maneuver is among the available directions, it can help to perform the orbital maneuvers planed with maneuver nodes too. There is also a Stability Assist icon on the bar, which is the base function of the SAS.

Prior to 1.6.0, the restrictions were valid in career mode only, in sandbox and science mode all functions were available! Now a setting is available to change this behavior.

Here are the available functions:

Name Cost Stability
Assist
Prograde-
-Retrograde
Normal-Radial
Hold
Target
Tracking
Maneuver
Probodobodyne RoveMate 800 Funds ✓ Yes × No × No × No × No
Probodobodyne Stayputnik 300 Funds × No × No × No × No × No
Probodobodyne QBE 360 Funds ✓ Yes × No × No × No × No
Probodobodyne HECS 650 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes × No × No × No
Probodobodyne OKTO 450 Funds ✓ Yes × No × No × No × No
Probodobodyne OKTO2 1 480 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes × No × No
Probodobodyne HECS2 7 500 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
RC-001S Remote Guidance Unit 2 250 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
RC-L01 Remote Guidance Unit 3 400 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
MK2 Drone Core 2 700 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
CH-J3 Fly-By-Wire Avionics Hub[Note 1] 5 200 Funds ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
Pilot level 0 0 XP ✓ Yes × No × No × No × No
Pilot level 1 2 XP ✓ Yes ✓ Yes × No × No × No
Pilot level 2 8 XP ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes × No × No
Pilot level 3 16 XP ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
Pilot level 4 32 XP ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
Pilot level 5 64 XP ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes ✓ Yes
  1. dedicated SAS units don't work without command modules