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Electromechanical Flight Simulator
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:09:05 PM »
"Before the use of digital computer generated virtual scenery became the norm to augment both military and civilian training, I seem to recall the use of large area mini-scale landscape models and a camera to generate a moving scenery image. I vaguely remember seeing in the early 80's an arrangement the RAF had which consisted of a vertically mounted model landscape (trees, house railways etc.) with a primitive video camera that could track across the model in the X, Y and Z axes. The resultant moving image was then projected on to a screen in front of the pilot undergoing sim training ... clearly there was some electronic jiggery-pokery between the camera and the simulator hardware to give the illusion of flight!" Reference:

Ever seen one of these before?

I vaguely remember watching on telly a Tornado GR1 eletromechanical flight simulator. Too bad I can't find any such vidoe on Youtube. The closest I can find this a Jaguar jet electromechanical flight simulator.

With DCS and Tacview for the PC, and , we've certainly come a long way in terms of flight simulation!

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Re: Electromechanical Flight Simulator
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 03:44:15 PM »
Hi Frankie

I have seen this before. It reminds me of how they did in-cockpit mapping. I will try to find the video  :thumbsup

Thanks for posting

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