View Full Version : Check this out.....

03-13-2006, 07:24 AM
Dont know if anyone has already posted this..I got it in an email.

Check this site out (http://www.acesim.com/ready.html)

03-13-2006, 07:34 AM
Total Geek!...I love it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

03-13-2006, 07:39 AM
And my wife thinks I look mad now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

03-13-2006, 10:48 AM
Some of you Americans must have too many power tools, or maybe too much time on your hands http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Back in Britain, we don't have the time (work), space (my house is maybe the size of an garage in the U.S.) or money (too many bills and taxes to pay) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Could some kind soul please donate one of these to a poor Englishman? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

03-13-2006, 10:55 AM
um.... wuw.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

03-13-2006, 11:08 AM
Gee thanks BC... my next project http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

(Wife shakes her head) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

03-13-2006, 11:25 AM
hhmmmmm i have a spare room http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

nice link Bearcat,yet another item to D*ream about http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

* Edit...dropped a D

03-13-2006, 11:34 AM
what does that 2nd joystick do that is under the seat and had all the bungies attached to it?

03-13-2006, 12:49 PM
Hmmm...very cool indeed! I'm thinking of ordering the manual to see exactly what it contains and if its something I'd want to build. Only one thing bothered me, it states on a page within:

It's all in the program. Each flight sim handles differently. Not just different planes, but the same planes from different programmers. Some good programs allow custom modifications to joystick response, null zones, etc. This helps when fine tuning your JoyRider to fly in harmony with the visual "feel" of the planes handling characteristics. Some sims fly more like an arcade game and others like a real plane. Most of the rest of the sims are somewhere in between. One program has so little control damping that it causes so much overcontrol that it's nearly impossible to fly in the 'Rider. Lag time can also be a problem, but these sims are rare. The only time the screen shouldn't match what the 'Rider is doing is during a stall or spin and then as in real life, once you regain control of the craft, everything's back to normal. Of course, in a loop or roll, the screen will continue in the direction the platform is moving but won't match again until you cancel the maneuver."

I'm guessing the stick sensitivities can be adjusted for FB, would be curious if anyone who has built one of these has played FB with this kind of set up.

03-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Hey Honey, take a look at this. FORGET IT !! as she turns around and walks off shaking her head.

El Turo
03-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Interesting.. but I have two concerns:

1) I'm a big dude at 6'6", 230-ish lbs.

2) If you shift your body weight, it would make the body of the simulator shift and therefore move the controls of the aircraft, if I'm reading those pages right. Trimming would be really, really hard, I'd think.

03-13-2006, 04:06 PM
Big Boys - big Toys ...

Hmmm, I now get some idea, why I get my A$$ handed over each time I go online ...
I think, I have to take this game a little bit more serious - or not? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

03-13-2006, 05:08 PM
The monitor needs to go. If you could put three flat screens around you, that would work.

03-13-2006, 09:27 PM
Holy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Sh*t!....

03-13-2006, 10:16 PM
why are they attaching a joystick with bungees under their seat?

03-13-2006, 10:26 PM
I think it's returns for the rudder pedals....

03-13-2006, 10:43 PM
I figured they added the bungee's because with the longer 'stick' they have the joystick on it will create more leverage for them.. so they have to use more than the tiny spring that comes with it... they leave the base down there and reroute wiring down the pipe from the hands on portion of the joystick.... atleast that's what I figure from looking at the pictures.

03-13-2006, 10:45 PM
some people have too much time on their hands

03-13-2006, 11:30 PM
Well... like the people that shower? Change the oil in their car? Mow the lawn? Build a dog house? Yeah.. they have too much time... Don't you have a hobby?

03-18-2006, 03:44 PM
I have the plans. Now that I have a garage I intend to build one. Maybe this fall?

I am buidling a boat right now. Stitch and glue construction. It seems like just the ticket for a monocoque cockpit project.

03-18-2006, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Retrofit:
The monitor needs to go. If you could put three flat screens around you, that would work.

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