12 Mechanical Flight Sims from Aerospace's Analog Era

And you thought testing the F-117 was a feat? In the days before building a full-scale 737 mock-up in your garage was possible, flight schools and even NASA relied on mechanical simulators to train pilots. Our friends at Oobject have collected 12 of the most advanced simulators of the day. » 4/27/12 9:00pm 4/27/12 9:00pm

Saitek Shows Awesome LCD Displays for Realistic Flight Sim…

Thinking of putting together a realistic F/A-18 Hornet or Boeing 747 cockpit for your flight simulation rig? Wait, you might want to check out Saitek's latest dedicated flight simulation peripheral that's looking like the next best thing. The company gave a sneak preview of this trio of convincing-looking screens at E3 … » 7/26/07 1:10pm 7/26/07 1:10pm

$230k Flight Simulator Took 10 Years in the Making

It might have taken 10 years to complete, but Matthew Sheil's 747 flight simulator is without a doubt the most elaborate set up out there. And it should be considering he shelled out $230k to build it. Sheil, who is an amateur pilot living in Sydney, uses 13 quad-core Voodoo PCs to power his rig. For video, he relies… » 2/06/07 7:51pm 2/06/07 7:51pm