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Back in the dim past of personal computers, flight sims were the rage. They were the kind of game that didn't just emulate something simple like Tic-Tac-Toe or a Monopoly board. The computer could do the calculations to give you a rough feeling of flight. The original sims were wire-frame applicatio...

October 22nd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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A fresh concept it's not, but a fresh look? Yeah, we'll take that. California resident, air traffic controller, pilot and all-around gentleman James Price has converted the actual nose of a 1969 Boeing 737 into his own personal flight simulator. According to the man himself, he "gutted" the bird,...

April 18th 2012 at 10:44pm 0 Comments
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A fighter sim just isn't realistic unless it makes you throw up and scream for your mother, which is why the sadistic folks at Australia's Deakin University created the Universal Motion Simulator. It's a barebones cockpit attached to the end of a seven-meter robotic arm that can pull up to six Gs...

November 21st 2011 at 7:37pm 0 Comments
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You've got the yoke, you've got the ridiculously over-priced gaming chair, so now all you need is Barco's 360-degree display dome. It uses 13 separate projectors to create a hi-def simulacrum of paradise inside a 3.4-meter acrylic sphere. The pilot sits in the middle, suddenly remembers why he to...

October 14th 2011 at 3:27pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that the iPad is popular with pilots. TUAW has provided coverage of pilot kneeboards for holding iPads in the cockpit, many iPhone apps for pilots that are now making their way to the big(ger) screen, and we've heard from commenters who fly for a living that they think the iPad may b...

May 17th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Yo, Mad Catz. We both know there aren't a lot of good flight sims on the Xbox 360, but that's no excuse for releasing a bargain-budget stick like the Aviator as your first foray into the console space. It doesn't do Saitek's reputation justice, and fliers like us won't stand for it. We want somethi...

April 1st 2010 at 9:27am 0 Comments