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News Students seek funding for Viper simulator mod

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 21 Mar 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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    $17,000 seems not unreasonable for similar DIY multi-axis platform projects for regular flight sims. However, they appear to only be handling 3-axis rotation, with little provision for linear force loading (shocks, bumps, etc) such as you could achieve with a Stewart platform or the like, and their budget and site contain noticeably little information on the software side of the simulation. The video of their test platforms also has two worrying aspects: first, the nasty looking underdamped oscillation - which may just be from using a full-scale control law with a sub-scale model - and the lack of tilt to simulate acceleration (a common trick to simulating continuous acceleration is to use the force of gravity, by tilting back to simulate forward acceleration, tilting forward to simulate deceleration, etc). This is compounded by the lack of axial motion meaning the tilt transitions can't be masked by axial movements.


    It's a real nice idea and I wish the luck ith it, but it feels from the information they have made available that they've bitten off more than they can chew.
     
  3. rogerrabbits

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    Lol at the picture.
     
  4. PingCrosby

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    Bloody students.....GET SOME WORK DONE
     
  5. rogerrabbits

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    Yea! And give Dell Boy his car back!
     
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