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perioikos
02-03-2004, 11:13 AM
1. Loading large round hay bales on a wagon:

The wagon, flat-bed, is approx. 2,5 feet high, and the round bales are almost 5 feet in diameter. When using the front end loader on a tractor, raising the bale to the appropriate height to place on the wagon obscures vision directly to the front, and combined with the angle of the raised bale and it's round shape, the situation resembles that of a pilot coming in for a landing (but at much slower speeds). As always the goal is to complete the task as efficiently as possible; towards this end, the easiest method is to use the curving approach pattern (ie, no 90d square turns -- something like a carrier approach). It's really seems a rather apt comparison when you're sitting on the tractor, as you lower the bale on final approach to set it down a specific point without being able to directly see that point. With practice, the whole operation becomes a fluid motion.

Any other applications?

perioikos
02-03-2004, 11:13 AM
1. Loading large round hay bales on a wagon:

The wagon, flat-bed, is approx. 2,5 feet high, and the round bales are almost 5 feet in diameter. When using the front end loader on a tractor, raising the bale to the appropriate height to place on the wagon obscures vision directly to the front, and combined with the angle of the raised bale and it's round shape, the situation resembles that of a pilot coming in for a landing (but at much slower speeds). As always the goal is to complete the task as efficiently as possible; towards this end, the easiest method is to use the curving approach pattern (ie, no 90d square turns -- something like a carrier approach). It's really seems a rather apt comparison when you're sitting on the tractor, as you lower the bale on final approach to set it down a specific point without being able to directly see that point. With practice, the whole operation becomes a fluid motion.

Any other applications?

HansKnappstick
02-03-2004, 11:26 AM
Snowball battle I was taking part in with mine and my neighbor's kids. The ability of deflection shooting improved my performance.
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BSS_Goat
02-03-2004, 11:27 AM
After many - many hours of hard practice I can now drive/fly a complete mission w/ a drink in my hand.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-03-2004, 11:33 AM
Pfff... I once participated in hay bales stacking for one whole day!! I estimated that I stacked for 1500 kilos of bales!

My muscels ached for several days after

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ElektroFredrik
02-03-2004, 11:50 AM
I've found that I can't do sharp turns when running fast.

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sambar
02-03-2004, 12:20 PM
when turning in my car, I always try to get enough lead on the car in front of me for a deflection shooting

XyZspineZyX
02-03-2004, 12:27 PM
I've found my years of flight simming have improved my driving skills. I factor in relative speed much better than I used to, and can better position myself in fast, busy freeway traffic.

BSS_Goat
02-03-2004, 12:36 PM
My bombing practice in IL2 has helped me go 10 for 10 hitting mailboxes w/ bottles from a moving car. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Just kidding actually my mailbox skills(15 years ago) helped my bombing.lol