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papotex
11-23-2006, 12:53 AM
A remote controlled little aircraft with a camera fixed on it nose. The operator can move the camera by moving his head.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-22379473534538...urceid=top100newfeed (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2237947353453839215&sourceid=top100newfeed)

WTE_Ibis
11-23-2006, 01:36 AM
Seen it before, but that is real cool, imagine it set up at pilot eye level in your favourite ww2 aircraft, and flown from your computer as you do in FB. That would be a blast.

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rnzoli
11-23-2006, 03:06 AM
Do you realize that real life is also heading towards simulation (and not only simulation is getting better at imitating real life)?

Very soon we will see armed UAVs battling it out in the hostile skies, where pilots sit on the ground, in front of a military PC, using a joystick, and TrackIR. The ironic label "arm-chair pilot" will lose its edge, be sure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Raaaid, I beg you, please tell us, what happens when simulation becomes more real than reality itself?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Choctaw111
11-23-2006, 08:46 AM
I had thought about doing this a couple years back for my 1/5 scale P-51 Mustang. I never did do it and I did not even finish the Mustang either. It still sits in my garage. For those of you that saw the thread with my miniature 50 cal machine guns, they were intended to fitted in that Mustang also.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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knightflyte
11-23-2006, 10:30 PM
Was I the only one who thought of strafing the tank columns...........er........... I mean passenger cars?


That was cool. First time I saw it. Thanks for posting it, papotex.



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rnzoli
11-24-2006, 05:54 AM
Was I the only one who thought of strafing the tank columns...........er........... I mean passenger cars?

Surely not.
I don't know how to put it in a politically correct way, but some religious people, who like to scare the hell out of infidels, also think of this. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/the_full_difficulty_COOP_server_2.JPG (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html)

knightflyte
11-24-2006, 12:13 PM
rnzoli....I hope you do know I was only kidding, and would never truly do something that foolish. I've seen the resulting damage of an R/C aircraft going through the window of a car when the radio cut out.

It's amazing how I get the same feeling flying IL2 as seeing the video and the incockpit perspective. Is that because IL2/PF captured the illusion of flight so well?

I know when I'm flying an IL2 Sturmovik and I see a tank column I wanna blow it up.
I was just making the correlation between the two.

I guess I thought being on a flight sim forum, that a few would have had the same momentary feeling from seeing the same perspective in IL2. My next thought was I hope Bob could look half as good as that.

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rnzoli
11-24-2006, 02:05 PM
No I was't referring to you at all, sorry if I could be misunderstood that way.

But you are right, these large RC planes are dangerous. There was an accident during the summer, when one RC plane killed an elderly husband and wife, watching an RC airshow. They died instandly, when an RC plane got out of control and slammed into the crowd of spectators.

I hope however, that in a controlled airspace, maybe over an uninhabited island, it could be possible one day to dogfight, RC Mustangs against RC Doras http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Would people still whine about bad damage modeling and online lag?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

A "world's first": fully automatic, dedicated COOP server controller. Features and available servers here (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html).
http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/the_full_difficulty_COOP_server_2.JPG (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html)

knightflyte
11-24-2006, 03:38 PM
the forums need a 'in response to' feature. lol

How cool would be to dogfight with this setup?

major_setback
11-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by rnzoli:
Do you realize that real life is also heading towards simulation (and not only simulation is getting better at imitating real life)?

Very soon we will see armed UAVs battling it out in the hostile skies, where pilots sit on the ground, in front of a military PC, using a joystick, and TrackIR. The ironic label "arm-chair pilot" will lose its edge, be sure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Raaaid, I beg you, please tell us, what happens when simulation becomes more real than reality itself?

Reminds me of the Star Trek episode where bombs and bombing targets (cities) were also virtual. Saves on the damage!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Waldo.Pepper
11-25-2006, 03:15 AM
This is a real review of a real book with an aviation subject.

"This must surely be a vanity press book. It has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It's written on the level of a high school assignment, first draft. The author has a limited vocabulary and dispenses punctuation with a pepper shaker. Very annoying. Even professional editing wouldn't help this book except that it might make it dramatically shorter which could only be a blessing to anyone who might actually attempt to trudge through the whole thing. Really a very bad read."

OK ok ok! So that was great ... Pepper shaker I am still laughing!

Another opinion ...

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite books that I have ever read. It takes me back to the wonderful times spent in Southeast Asia and the great DC8's that I flew there. It is a book that is very difficult to put down! I cannot say enough about the genius of the author. His knowledge of the airplane and the localities is truly amazing indeed. After reading this book you could operate a DC8.

OK so the book is Apsara Jet by Nicolas Merriweather (whose real name is Arch Hall Jr. Arch was a B-movie actor in the 60's who made six movies with his father.)

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