Declan Murphy

is creating Flight Club

117

patrons
Dia dhaoibh, a chairde!

My name is Declan, and I am the creator of Flight Club! If you've made it this far, then you've probably already used the app. So thank you and I hope you like it :)

I've been building Flight Club since 2014 in my own spare time. Initially, it served the purpose of helping me to gain proficiency in various technologies, programming languages, frameworks and to familiarise myself with orbital dynamics, while simultaneously helping online communities visualise different launch and landing trajectories.

Since then, Flight Club has grown into a sophisticated web application being used by thousands of people around the world for visualisations, simulations & mission planning, launch vehicle design, trajectory predictions of upcoming missions, and is even appearing in the mainstream media through outlets such as The Economist, The Washington Post, and USA Today.

In early 2019, I quit my day job and I moved to a location with a significantly lower cost of living so that I could work full time on Flight Club and live entirely off of what I earn on Patreon. Now that I have more time to dedicate to this project, expect to see:
  • Automated Design of Flight Profiles
  • Continued Improvements to the Photographer's Toolkit
  • Earth-Moon and Earth-Mars systems
  • Cross-platform Mobile Apps
  • Augmented Reality for Viewing Trajectories
Additionally some tiers will unlock features for you in the app itself, such as the ability to save missions you're working on, access to the Photographer's Toolkit, or more compute power to run simulations longer than just 1 orbit.

I really need your help to continue to make this happen. I am pouring my soul into this project and my soul and I will be eternally grateful if you are to support me and support Flight Club on this journey of development.

Thank you, and happy simulating :)

Tiers
Suborbital Patron
$1 or more per month
Pledge $1 and gain access to my patron-only feed and exclusive Discord chat! You will receive access to any posts I share with your pledge tier. 
Includes Discord rewards
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Patron
$3 or more per month

In the case of SpaceX missions, you will also have access to view the webcast data alongside a simulation result to be able to compare your work with how the mission went in real life!

LEO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Patron
$5 or more per month

Pledge $5 and get elevated privileges on Flight Club! You can create more complex missions by running simulations over up to 16 orbits instead of just 1. You can also customise simpler mission details such as name, date and time (day time launches are prettier!). Finally, you can save your progress on multiple simulations concurrently to revisit whenever you want

MEO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Geostationary Transfer Orbit Patron
$10 or more per month

Pledge $10 and earn even higher privileges on Flight Club! Earn access to the "Photographers Tools", allowing you to see exactly how a launch will look from the comfort of your own bed/home/state/country. Set your planned coordinates and elevation, and input your camera's sensor type, focal length and orientation to see a perfect view of how the launch will look! Invaluable for planning long exposure streak shots.


See a demo of the toolkit here: https://www2.flightclub.io/photographer 

GTO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) Patron
$15 or more per month

Pledge $15 and you will be personally thanked (by name!) on all Flight Club loading screens. These messages appear every single time a simulation is run or when loading bandwidth-heavy pages.

These rewards are limited, so get 'em while they're hot! :)

GEO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Orbit Patron
$50 or more per month

Why would you choose this tier? There is literally no benefit to this tier that you don't get from supporting me on a lower tier, except bragging rights and moral high ground among my other Patrons. As well as preferential treatment from me in Discord. Only a crazy person would sign up for this pledge.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
74% complete
I can work on Flight Club full time in a lower income part of the world! I have moved to Mexico for the time being so that I can do exactly this :)
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Dia dhaoibh, a chairde!

My name is Declan, and I am the creator of Flight Club! If you've made it this far, then you've probably already used the app. So thank you and I hope you like it :)

I've been building Flight Club since 2014 in my own spare time. Initially, it served the purpose of helping me to gain proficiency in various technologies, programming languages, frameworks and to familiarise myself with orbital dynamics, while simultaneously helping online communities visualise different launch and landing trajectories.

Since then, Flight Club has grown into a sophisticated web application being used by thousands of people around the world for visualisations, simulations & mission planning, launch vehicle design, trajectory predictions of upcoming missions, and is even appearing in the mainstream media through outlets such as The Economist, The Washington Post, and USA Today.

In early 2019, I quit my day job and I moved to a location with a significantly lower cost of living so that I could work full time on Flight Club and live entirely off of what I earn on Patreon. Now that I have more time to dedicate to this project, expect to see:
  • Automated Design of Flight Profiles
  • Continued Improvements to the Photographer's Toolkit
  • Earth-Moon and Earth-Mars systems
  • Cross-platform Mobile Apps
  • Augmented Reality for Viewing Trajectories
Additionally some tiers will unlock features for you in the app itself, such as the ability to save missions you're working on, access to the Photographer's Toolkit, or more compute power to run simulations longer than just 1 orbit.

I really need your help to continue to make this happen. I am pouring my soul into this project and my soul and I will be eternally grateful if you are to support me and support Flight Club on this journey of development.

Thank you, and happy simulating :)

Recent posts by Declan Murphy

Tiers
Suborbital Patron
$1 or more per month
Pledge $1 and gain access to my patron-only feed and exclusive Discord chat! You will receive access to any posts I share with your pledge tier. 
Includes Discord rewards
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Patron
$3 or more per month

In the case of SpaceX missions, you will also have access to view the webcast data alongside a simulation result to be able to compare your work with how the mission went in real life!

LEO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Patron
$5 or more per month

Pledge $5 and get elevated privileges on Flight Club! You can create more complex missions by running simulations over up to 16 orbits instead of just 1. You can also customise simpler mission details such as name, date and time (day time launches are prettier!). Finally, you can save your progress on multiple simulations concurrently to revisit whenever you want

MEO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Geostationary Transfer Orbit Patron
$10 or more per month

Pledge $10 and earn even higher privileges on Flight Club! Earn access to the "Photographers Tools", allowing you to see exactly how a launch will look from the comfort of your own bed/home/state/country. Set your planned coordinates and elevation, and input your camera's sensor type, focal length and orientation to see a perfect view of how the launch will look! Invaluable for planning long exposure streak shots.


See a demo of the toolkit here: https://www2.flightclub.io/photographer 

GTO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) Patron
$15 or more per month

Pledge $15 and you will be personally thanked (by name!) on all Flight Club loading screens. These messages appear every single time a simulation is run or when loading bandwidth-heavy pages.

These rewards are limited, so get 'em while they're hot! :)

GEO Patrons also get access to all lower tier rewards.

Includes Discord rewards
Lunar Orbit Patron
$50 or more per month

Why would you choose this tier? There is literally no benefit to this tier that you don't get from supporting me on a lower tier, except bragging rights and moral high ground among my other Patrons. As well as preferential treatment from me in Discord. Only a crazy person would sign up for this pledge.

Includes Discord rewards