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wildcat101
02-03-2004, 10:40 AM
Guys, I know it sounds nuts but I think from playing all these flight sim games it is making me a better car driver. I am aware of people in front of me, people in back of me, people in other lanes on the other side, cops, you name it. Is this just weird or has anyone else noticed this?

wildcat101
02-03-2004, 10:40 AM
Guys, I know it sounds nuts but I think from playing all these flight sim games it is making me a better car driver. I am aware of people in front of me, people in back of me, people in other lanes on the other side, cops, you name it. Is this just weird or has anyone else noticed this?

Lunix
02-03-2004, 10:48 AM
Calculating lead going around the corners and kicking your rudder pedals doesnt help though.

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LEXX_Luthor
02-03-2004, 10:53 AM
I don't move my driver head anymore.

I don't use rearview mirror anymore.

I don't turn around in my seat to see behind in the next lane anymore.

But I am getting really good at the Taran thing.



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perioikos
02-03-2004, 10:56 AM
A couple of weeks ago during a downpour, I hit a patch of pool'd water on the highway and spun 360d and fish tailed 90d and back again before coasting down the embankment. At the time, I thought "So this is what it's like to stall a P-39 ..."

crazyivan1970
02-03-2004, 10:58 AM
Helps to spot state troopers on your 6 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Cajun76
02-03-2004, 10:58 AM
The large caliber cannons I installed are doing a fine job of helping with lane changes.


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zacklaws
02-03-2004, 11:09 AM
Hi

Don't know about making you a better driver, but I find after a few hours on FB and then go for a drive, my brain fails to accept that when I go around corners the horizon stays level. It just feels all wrong

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blairgowrie
02-03-2004, 11:16 AM
I think you raise a very good point wildcat. After I got my pilot's licence and flew for a couple of years, I knew that I had become a better driver. Trying to land a Cessna 150 in a 40mph crosswind on a snow/ice covered runway certainly sharpens your control skills and reflexes. And that transfers to your driving habits.

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georgeo76
02-03-2004, 11:24 AM
FB hasn't done anything for my driving.

I have the advantage of perception of depth in my car, while my virtual pilot is a cyclops in a neck-brace.


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Triscadec
02-03-2004, 11:31 AM
"Trying to land a Cessna 150 in a 40mph crosswind..."

Are you sure about that? Do you really think that a 150 has enough rudder authority at landing speed to counter a 40 mph crosswind component?

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Platypus_1.JaVA
02-03-2004, 11:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wildcat101:
Guys, I know it sounds nuts but I think from playing all these flight sim games it is making me a better car driver. I am aware of people in front of me, people in back of me, people in other lanes on the other side, cops, you name it. Is this just weird or has anyone else noticed this?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not for critics but, you should allready drive like that, even without playing IL-2/FB.

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2 For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what
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to you again.

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Platypus_1.JaVA
02-03-2004, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Triscadec:
"Trying to land a Cessna 150 in a 40mph crosswind..."

Are you sure about that? Do you really think that a 150 has enough rudder authority at landing speed to counter a 40 mph crosswind component?

T<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe not but, you can always fly almost perpendicular to the runway and land vertically on the tresshold if you need to http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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SKULLS Virga
02-03-2004, 12:37 PM
I have seen articles that say playing video games does sharpen situational awarness. I agree flying FB has probably helped your driving. Now if you could just get an insurance discount for it...

BaldieJr
02-03-2004, 01:05 PM
Nuts.

After staring at 85hz refresh, my brain falls alseep. I wouldn't dare go driving afterwards.

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nickdanger3
02-03-2004, 01:13 PM
LOL - Totally !

I'm always thinking "E-management...e-management"

Recently there was that news story that, according to the insurance industry, certain professions were better or worse drivers Architects, car salesmen, laywers and doctors sucked. Pilots were shown to be great drivers - they have preflight(drive) checks, situational awareness, etc.

oFZo
02-03-2004, 01:34 PM
LOL, platypus is right, you already should drive like that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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BpGemini
02-03-2004, 02:22 PM
I only wish I could legally mount a 37mm cannon to the nose of my car so I can encourage people to properly use the ā˜Passing Laneā' on the Interstates.

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Chuck_Older
02-03-2004, 02:48 PM
Nah. Grand Prix Legends made me a better driver http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Agamemnon22
02-03-2004, 03:01 PM
No. I keep doing check turns on the road http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

delta_9_tetra
02-03-2004, 03:10 PM
I went to dial-in some nose-up trim (at the foot of a steep hill) but turning that handle only made the window open... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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blairgowrie
02-03-2004, 03:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Triscadec:
"Trying to land a Cessna 150 in a 40mph crosswind..."

Are you sure about that? Do you really think that a 150 has enough rudder authority at landing speed to counter a 40 mph crosswind component?

Well it happened to me. Went off on a cross country flight and when I came back the wind was up to 40mph and 90 degrees to the runway. The Chief Flying Instructor was in the tower and told me to land with wing down into the cross wind and kick it around with rudder,just before touch down. I really thought my time had finally come.


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von-kriegstein
02-03-2004, 04:20 PM
I know what you mean!!! I said that to my driving instructor, who was a pilot too, he thought I was nuts, but I do owe my license to EAW, when I would be escorting bombers, checking speed, alt, heading and watching out for bandits all at the same time, driving was easy in comparision http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

bazzaah2
02-03-2004, 04:40 PM
TnB on the M25 is not recommended.

That right rudder pedal often turns out to be the accelerator. Hard right rudder going round a tight corner is not usually a good idea.

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SwingerSpecial
02-03-2004, 09:30 PM
February in Florida - All the drones on Interstate 75 have set their AI for "Rookie" and are unable to hold formation. Looks like the Japanese Naval Air Force has also arrived, as the parking lot of Red Lobster restaurant has turned into a launching pad for kamikaze missions during the early bird special...

Makes me want to install Ctrl + E in my Dart.

Does playing videogames increase your driving skills? I really doubt it.. want to improve quickly? Get an old car, and you'll learn to predict situations.

Urist
02-03-2004, 09:53 PM
I don't know about IL2, but Grand Prix Legends has taught me a few things about driving RWD cars at the edge of their traction limits..

Right now, in Prince George BC, thats where I spend most of my time driving, at the edge of out of control. Although it is fun.

BlindHuck
02-04-2004, 02:44 AM
Hey http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I'm a GPL driver, too!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Everyone else fully GPLEA updated and swamped with addon tracks like me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ???

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HansKnappstick
02-04-2004, 03:20 AM
My car has too few gauges... When I hear my car's engine do strange things, I am looking for the oil pressure gauge and fail to find it, then I sit quite affraid inside my car for a while.

B16Enk
02-04-2004, 05:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bazzaah2:
TnB on the M25 is not recommended.

That right rudder pedal often turns out to be the accelerator. Hard right rudder going round a tight corner is not usually a good idea.

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Doesn't sound like the M25 I know and abhor http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
The one I drive has a crosswind that requires frequent left rudder to correct http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SodBuster43
02-04-2004, 10:18 PM
Two things have occured while driving after playing forgotten battles...

For one thing I keep trying different resolution settings on my windshield but in order to see properly I take a big hit in FPS. Maybe it is time for a new pair of eye glasses.

Also, when I encounter an idiot, my thumb and index finger start fumbling for the machine gun and cannon buttons.