Bought some new kit....

By on March 31, 2013 9:08:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jafo

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As you may have guessed by now....I'm kinda into Microsoft's FSX [the flight sim] .... because the scope for 'skinning' is pretty much limitless.   All those planes ...all those liveries....

But, along with high-end graphic cards, etc. you need input [as Number 5 would say] ....via something half-decent as a throttle and stick.

I've been using the Saitek X52 Pro for a couple of years...

 

 

...but there's another one....and it has a higher number [so must be better] the X65F Pro ....

 

...and the fun thing is....the stick doesn't move.  At all.

It responds to pressure instead .... no moving parts.

Now all I have to do is wait for it to arrive....

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March 31, 2013 9:15:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's the 52

The 65 ....

Danged images wouldn't post in the Op...

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March 31, 2013 9:18:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dang, looks expensive.

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March 31, 2013 9:23:55 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Ouch!

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March 31, 2013 9:30:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Doesn't move??? Isn't the whole idea to imitate reality? In planes, the joystick moves... yes?

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March 31, 2013 9:35:56 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

the flight sim

 

these guys spent 300 hours in the flight simulator to do this flight over Sydney Harbour this morning... clicked it as they went over.... first ever A380's in formation..

here's some better ones if you're interested....   link... 

pilots musta had fun...

 

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March 31, 2013 9:36:36 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

!!NEW!! X65 PRO "Fly by Sensual Touch"!!

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March 31, 2013 9:37:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Doesn't move??? Isn't the whole idea to imitate reality? In planes, the joystick moves... yes?

Not anymore.  Modern passenger aircraft...and fighters [naturally] use pressure sticks now...

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March 31, 2013 9:40:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I wanna know where the ejection seat is! 

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March 31, 2013 9:40:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting sydneysiders,
these guys spent 300 hours in the flight simulator to do this flight over Sydney Harbour this morning... clicked it as they went over.... first ever A380's in formation..

Saw that on the news....would have been a real buzz to see two of those...so low AND so close ....lots of special permissions there....the paper work would have been huge...

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March 31, 2013 9:54:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,

Quoting DrJBHL, reply 4Doesn't move??? Isn't the whole idea to imitate reality? In planes, the joystick moves... yes?

Not anymore.  Modern passenger aircraft...and fighters [naturally] use pressure sticks now...

Hah! Wow... guess it's just as good.

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March 31, 2013 10:04:48 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
so low AND so close

it was quite a buzz.... 350 metres... pity it was so cloudy.... it cleared very soon after... grrr...

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March 31, 2013 9:54:10 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

The stick in an F-16 has a travel of only about an inch in any direction, so a former Thunderbird told me - those guys have to have very steady hands.

I'm fortunate to have a close friend who's a senior pilot for a major airline.  A few years ago, he arranged for me to spend about 4 hours 'flying' a 737 simulator.  The sum of my prior flying experience had been computer-based sims - Jane's F-15, Reno Real Air Racing, F22 and a few others, all sit-at-your-desk-fiddle-the-stick stuff.  The 'real' sim was a total gas.  Remarkably easy to fly the things, truth be told, right out of the box - they have crazy big margins of error built in.

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April 1, 2013 5:23:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
 Modern passenger aircraft...and fighters [naturally] use pressure sticks now...
Had No idea...   How cool isn´t That !!  

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April 1, 2013 7:02:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'd like to see one for the YF-12A. That one didn't last very long as Uncle Sam opted for the SR-71 version.

 

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April 1, 2013 4:07:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Next item for your 'kit'

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April 1, 2013 6:58:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Snow....I already have the seat, wheel and pedals...

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April 1, 2013 7:00:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh heck....saw the vid....

I guess the only way to make it TRULY accurate is....every time you crash your bank account is electronically accessed and reduced...

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April 2, 2013 12:45:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice equipment but far more than I would need to fly a plane into the ground. It would have to come with the ejector seat and parachute options.

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April 2, 2013 8:30:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's awesome.

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April 2, 2013 11:25:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,

Snow....I already have the seat, wheel and pedals...

And one day you might have a whole car if you keep collecting bits.

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April 2, 2013 4:18:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting starkers,
And one day you might have a whole car if you keep collecting bits.

Years of standing trackside has seen me acquire all sorts of 'bits'...

There was a time when it was spanners....but for some reason always 1/2 - 9/16 AF only....so I never collected a useful set.

Car's logbook and driver's licence was probably the most significant.....

....funniest was a sign which read "Mechanic under vehicle".

In bikes it was always foot pegs....one side only, of course....again no set....

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April 2, 2013 11:15:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes, I imagine there'd be a variety of collectibles at such race meets... bits n' pieces that 'fall off' mid-race.

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April 2, 2013 11:52:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Jafo,
"Mechanic under vehicle".
For some reason, a picture of a mechanic, still under the car and hanging on for dear life comes to mind. Of course,given the rather small amount of ground clearance, he would have to be a rather thin mechanic.

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April 3, 2013 12:48:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
For some reason, a picture of a mechanic, still under the car and hanging out

Yeah, reminds me of the husband and wife on their way to the supermarket.  Just before they get to the carpark their car comes to a screaming halt... won't go another inch.

The husband suggests to the wife that he will attempt to fix the car while she pops inside and does the shopping.  She agrees to this and leaves him under the car tinkering.

After about half an hour the husband decides he cannot fix the car and calls for a mechanic to come look at it.  When the mechanic arrives the husband goes into the supermarket to look for his wife.  However, while he is on his way in she is going through the checkout and they miss each other.

Upon getting back to the car the wife looks down and sees her 'husband's' nob and nuts hanging out of his Stubbies [shorts] and promptly tucks them back in before anyone else could see them.

First sound she hears is the mechanic's head hitting the gearbox... then her husband behind her asking what she was doing.

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April 3, 2013 9:55:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Too too much.

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