Posted by raipe |
Oct 11, 2013 @ 05:38 AM | 1,526 Views
I turned the mighty 30 last summer and had one of the coolest gifts given to me ever. I recieved a gift certificate to go and spend an hour with the Messerchmitt Bf-109 simulator in the Aviation Museum of Central Finland. To say the least, I was kind of exited. After a few busy months I finally had the spare time and visited the museum. The simulator is available for public only on Saturdays.
The experience was really nice and the 270 deg. visual really made it near perfect. I tried some basic aerobaticsa and it proved to be far more harder than with my PC and joystick at home. The first roll felt funny and I kept rolling after levelling the wings The wide visual really tricks the brain into thinking that you are in a real motion.
The sim is the IL-2 that I've ben flying a lot some years back and the Bf-109 is not at all unknown aircraft to me in the game. Despite the experience with the sim and the 109 in it, the first takeoff ended on the grass with damaged landing gear etc. And the second was as ugly but managed I to get airborne. I did some manouvers and went for a landing. Broke the prop braking to slow down... Glad I was in the cockpit of a simulator
I'm not sure if the fault is in the sim or in the used projectors but the video quality left a bit room for improvements. All in all I really enjoyed the experience and will go again for sure! There are a few pics I took with my cellphones camera. Low quality plus the room was dark. They do still give an idea of the setup.
Posted by raipe |
Aug 06, 2012 @ 12:02 PM | 2,940 Views
I started a build log on an enlarged Stahl Hurricane couple years back. So, after a few years of "hiatus" I started to work on it again. A lot has changed over the time I've been just thinking of the project (as did during the original thread). I guess this won't be a quick build this time either. I'm simply gonna document the progress here from now on. I've got a great start already and will add pics etc later. I also ordered the "powertrain" for it, more on that too later
One morning I had just gotten to work and saw this plotter abandoned infront of the room where it used to be in. Then after a few guestions etc. I found my self carrying it in to my small hatch back. With a help of a colleague and a shoe horn I did actually manage to bring it home. Some 50€ and some elbow grease later, I'm a happy plotter owner The plotter is waiting for its final destination in my father in laws storage.
Sorry for all of the typos but I wrote this with my phone