Your father may have taken you camping, or driven you to cello practice, or taught you all the lyrics to Jefferson Starship songs. But chances are he didn't go the lengths Laurent Aigon. Over the last five years, at great expensive and after much effort, he built a 737 cockpit so life-like, it's been used as a…
By some estimates, Santa has to travel 3,000 times faster than the speed of sound to deliver billions of gifts in one night. So it's not surprising that even he needs to log some time in a sleigh simulator.
Your typical fake cockpit simulator has limited maneuverability, but this high speed robot arm can move in multiple axis at the same time, accurately recreating the feeling of flying including the extreme g-forces that come with it.
Saitek and Mad Catz seem determined to literally recreate the flying experience with their line of flight simulator accessories, and who am I to argue? All that's missing from this latest crop is the armored flight deck door.
Four years in the making, the Acadalus tripod head uses motors and an inclinometer to relieve you of fiddling and make sure your shots are absolutely, positively straight. Of course, that perspectival perfection comes at a price: $5000.
Much like the multi-million dollar jet systems that inspired it, the Saitek Pro Flight X65F joystick/throttle system for PCs doesn't move at all. That's right, not an inch, and yet the controls were compared to mind control. [ars technica]
This is the HD World, an amazing ultra-high definition military F-16 simulator that runs on 120 Intel Dual Core PCs with $400 graphic cards inside a special industrial casing. Looking at this video, I want one in my living room.
If you've really got to have that authentic panicky feeling you get due to extreme turbulence and testy wind conditions, Logitech's new Force Feedback Flight System is probably just the controller for you. Make no mistake, this is one hardcore setup.
The BBC commissioned a flight-sim reproduction of the last week's near-miraculous US Airways incident. So, in case you were wondering, this is what it looks like to pilot a commercial jet onto a river.
The iBird Flight Simulator was easily the most creative demo at Microsoft's Research Summit yesterday. Also developed in conjunction with NYU (like the UnMouse Pad), it uses a USB controller with dual retractable, pulley-style cords, the iBird tracks your movement in 3D space. The iBird then relays that information…