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Bearcat99
11-09-2005, 10:20 PM
I recently drove back from South Carolina... while on the road the car started to drift to the left.... my first thought believe it or not.. was to trim the car. I quickly "duuhh'd" myself.. but it was funny as h@ll. Now I have been driving and thought in terms of the clock for the other cars.... and I have imagined myself doing a barrel roll outof the traffic.. but this was the first time I actually, for a split second went to do something that I do while simming... while driving.

Enforcer572005
11-09-2005, 10:46 PM
Well, i never tried to trim the car, but i have used the clock reference ever since i was a kid. That may be because i am from an aviation oriented family, since both my parents are pilots and ive got a fair number of hrs myself (but never got a lic because of the diabetes).

That is hilarious......i ride a bicycle most of the time now in town, and i find Im always checking my six to keep these bandits from running me down. Wish i had a mk-108 sometimes.....

Pirschjaeger
11-09-2005, 11:15 PM
Enforcer, you reminded me of a pic I once saw. It was RAF pilot training. They had bicycles with wings and I think they were practicing formation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BC, please, for your sake and others, if your car starts smoking going down the interstate, DO NOT BAIL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

You guyz realize your actions may get this sim banned in the southern states. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Owlsphone
11-09-2005, 11:50 PM
It has absolutely crossed my mind while driving to compute the lead needed to shoot down the car in front of me.

GAU-8
11-10-2005, 01:05 AM
similar to bearcats..but not aviation related http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

rare, but sometimes i have to spend some time on a forklift to take care of stuff. the forward/reverse gear shift is on the left hand side of steering column. (right where the turn signal is on cars) so with that...if ive been on the forklift for an hour or so, then jump in my ride....

i "shift" into reverse...and i still go forward. luckily nothing in front so far. (with my left turn blinker on....)

or i just hope on the forklift right after driving... i put my ahem "BLINKER" to the turn left positon (while moving forward), and im suddenly jolted to REVERSE.... for a split second im thinkin "why am i reversing??..i was about to turn left!?!?!?!"

duuuuuueeerrrrrr.

jimDG
11-10-2005, 05:43 AM
Originally posted by GAU-8:
similar to bearcats..but not aviation related http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

rare, but sometimes i have to spend some time on a forklift to take care of stuff. the forward/reverse gear shift is on the left hand side of steering column. (right where the turn signal is on cars) so with that...if ive been on the forklift for an hour or so, then jump in my ride....

i "shift" into reverse...and i still go forward. luckily nothing in front so far. (with my left turn blinker on....)

or i just hope on the forklift right after driving... i put my ahem "BLINKER" to the turn left positon (while moving forward), and im suddenly jolted to REVERSE.... for a split second im thinkin "why am i reversing??..i was about to turn left!?!?!?!"

duuuuuueeerrrrrr.

in a similar but somehow opposite case: most student pilots lower the flaps when they've taxied and parked the a/c. why? Because the flaps lever looks, works, and is positioned just like the manual brake on a (european) car.

Deedsundone
11-10-2005, 06:09 AM
Not with PF but with BF2.I was reversing with my car and there was this little oncoming slope that hide the view of the road a bit and I thought:That is a good spot to drop some mines.

PBNA-Boosher
11-10-2005, 06:34 AM
Most definitely:

lead calculation, deflection, barrel rolling, I've thought a lot of it.

x6BL_Brando
11-10-2005, 06:54 AM
Riding fast motorcycles has always called for fighter-pilot skills and awareness - not to mention the need for constantly checking one's six for signs of the blue.
*thinks* Maybe that's why I mainly fly on the Allied side when icons are on - the police use flashing blue lights on their cars here - and evading blues just comes naturally to a long-term biker! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

After the accident, and the switch to sidecar outfits, I've often felt the urge to mount an Mg34 on my replica Wermacht chair http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I kind of envy my wife, tucked snugly down in this steel-bodied, rubber-mounted cockpit @ 70+mph - and I know that I would be zeroing in on interesting targets all the time - I'd probably fit a reflector gun-sight if I thought she'd like to play along http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In truth it's all about SA and evasive manouevring on the modern roads and streets. Calculating lead-time IS a big factor on a fast highway, you just have to aim to miss! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sometimes I would prefer a tail-gunner set-up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif We have a sub-species here....the commercial driver....commonly referred to as "white-van-man". Most of them drive at phenomenal speeds - in fact I was following a 1 and-a-half ton boxvan yesterday at 95mph! - and a lot of them tend to tail-gate in a really aggressive way. That's hard on the twistier roads around my county, hence my shift from a twin to a 4-cylinder rocketship. They usually get the message after I've pulled them through a 50mph bend at 65 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I guess virtual combat-flight really has affected the way I ride, and vice-versa, but I am fully aware of it. I don't ride aggressively (honestly, officer) because I have a place to work that out.
The only issue that I've needed to positively work on is the TrackIR effect - it's not enough to turn my head an inch to see behind me. I caught myself doing that a few times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

So, apart from desiring a heat-seeking missile for the tailpipe of the typical over-sized but undermodelled family-SUV that seems to want to own two lanes at once, I think I've managed to keep the game and the road apart in my mind - I just wish I could stop saying Roger-wilco when my wife offers me a cup of tango-echo-alpha. D'oh!

over & out

TX-Gunslinger
11-10-2005, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by Owlsphone:
It has absolutely crossed my mind while driving to compute the lead needed to shoot down the car in front of me.

Ditto a thousand times. Happens mostly when I'm cut-off ...

S~

Gunny

Amnio
11-10-2005, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I recently drove back from South Carolina... while on the road the car started to drift to the left.... my first thought believe it or not.. was to trim the car.
Funny how things we do alot of affects us in such ways. However, I guess you could trim your car by adjusting airpressure in the tires or perhaps even adjusting the suspension (somehow). All in all not very handy to do "in flight" though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Enforcer, you reminded me of a pic I once saw. It was RAF pilot training. They had bicycles with wings and I think they were practicing formation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
There's a scene of said pilot training in the movie Dark Blue World btw.

Jagdgeschwader2
11-10-2005, 07:35 AM
Sometimes I wish I had solenoids connected to two Mk 108's so when I pushed down on the horn button err.. ah.. you know. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Definitely teach those morons not to cut in front of me.



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Waldo.Pepper
11-10-2005, 10:48 AM
while on the road the car started to drift to the left


Jam down on the right rudder pedal then. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

horseback
11-10-2005, 01:44 PM
Haven't quite done that(corrected the trim on my pickup), but I did spend a confused moment once gazing at my dashboard instruments looking for my needle and ball...

cheers

horseback

carguy_
11-10-2005, 02:22 PM
Ever since I started simming(and it requires moving your head around a lot) I have upgraded my situational awareness on the road.I literally always look areound the cabin for what is happening all around me.

cawimmer430
11-10-2005, 02:25 PM
Well I do have a DAIMLER-BENZ engine under the hood. But it lacks 6 extra cylinders and it's not inverted. But it does have fuel-injection. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jds1978
11-10-2005, 06:47 PM
I recently drove back from South Carolina... while on the road the car started to drift to the left.... my first thought believe it or not.. was to trim the car. I quickly "duuhh'd" myself.. but it was funny as h@ll. Now I have been driving and thought in terms of the clock for the other cars.... and I have imagined myself doing a barrel roll outof the traffic.. but this was the first time I actually, for a split second went to do something that I do while simming... while driving.

LMFAO....that's grand.
For the record, yes i've calculated a deflection shooting set-up while driving.

LStarosta
11-10-2005, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Enforcer, you reminded me of a pic I once saw. It was RAF pilot training. They had bicycles with wings and I think they were practicing formation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Yeah, imagine the RAF made the battle-hardened Polish veterans practice stupid sh1t like Vic-3's on trikes...

Sometimes I wonder how the hell Britain won its battle.

Pirschjaeger
11-10-2005, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
Sometimes I wonder how the hell Britain won its battle.

They had angry Scotts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

LStarosta
11-10-2005, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
Sometimes I wonder how the hell Britain won its battle.

They had angry Scotts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder how they got duped into it...

Pirschjaeger
11-10-2005, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
Sometimes I wonder how the hell Britain won its battle.

They had angry Scotts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder how they got duped into it... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The British dressed in German uniforms and stole the Scotts' whiskey, henceforth, angry Scotts.

Britain finally had a chance.

The Scotts won the war.

Fritz

Brass_Monkey
11-10-2005, 08:45 PM
Yes Bearcat I've thought of something like that many times, especially when I get cut off or passed on the right when I'm traveling the speed limit (or a slight bit above) I think of how nice it would be to close in on the jerk's six with a 20mm cannon mounted on my hood, and I drive a Corvette. Imagine the thrill

BSS_AIJO
11-11-2005, 06:32 AM
All the time.

I have a long commute to work, Milwaukee to Chicago. On some parts of the drive on the right day I can and will exceed 120 mph. I was carpooling with a freind of mine for a while and one day as we passed 90mph I said "ok, flaps down" he just looked at me. 8^) I was even thumbing for the flaps controll as I said it. Overall though I would say the Il2 has improved my driving. I have greatly increased my SA which has helped keep me out of some very bad traffic situations on more than on occasion. A few weeks ago a car ahead of me suddenly lost controll, I was the only on to make it passed before the inevitable pile up started. Two nights ago we were driving home late from Chicago and traffic suddenly freeked out at high speed because of a dead car in the center lane ( our lane ) I was signaling and yanking over to get us passed when my SO started freeking out in the passenger seat. After we passed she was all " I though you were going to hit the guy comming at us from the left", my only reply was "yea, but I saw him move to the shoulder with everyone else." she had missed that part. Also, dont try this at home kids. I have put a very large number of miles on very small cars that are geeked up to drive very fast and handle like they are on rails. 8^) I also stick to the very over modled VW's. My current golf 4 is great, I love my G4 8^)

I will drive blue any day of the week.

One more thing.

Teamspeak can be more habit making than anything. Especially after I have been flying for a while. If the roommate or someone else comes in to ask me something I will instinctivly hit the talk button to reply. This occasionally causes some confusion on the channel when I suddelnt break in with "What do you want for dinner" or "No its your turn to do the dishes" 8^)


BSS_AIJO

jimDG
11-11-2005, 07:24 AM
.. when my SO started freeking out in the passenger seat. After we passed she was all " I though you were going to hit the guy comming at us from the left", my only reply was "yea, but I saw him move to the shoulder with everyone else." she had missed that part...

haha, typical http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. A long time ago we were driving on an iced up highway during winter, visibility was 100% and there were no other cars in sight, miles away. My dad is driving, my mom is in the front seat and me and my brother are in the back. My dad is doing something like 40km/h (30m/h), attempts a gentle turn to change lanes, and starts spinning (very slowly). And I'm like, thinking, wohoho this is fun, and me and my brother smile. When the car had turned about 120 degrees (and still spinning and going forward, sliding on the ice) my mom suddenly screams. We all went ballistic and got scared ****less - wow, all my adrenaline went "squirt" in my bloodstream in a microsecond after that scream- I looked arround fast to see the big truck comming down on us, that we all must have (obviously) somehow missed. And there's nothing. Then the car stops spinning and we ask her.."what's wrong?". And she's like.."the car is spinning!". "Duuuh, we know!"