CosmicCruiser wrote:AS Starlionblue said it's done very well and I always found it as real as it can be. The only inaccuracy I ever saw was making tight turns taxiing and looking out the side window. The projection could cause a little dizziness for a split second but that's all I ever saw.
Woodreau wrote:While the simulator can represent acceleration and deceleration, the simulator cannot simulate sustained g forces like zero g Negative g Or more than 1 g after it reaches the limits as to how far it can pitch on its axis.
This does present a training limitation when trying to do deep stalls or unusual attitude recoveries from an inverted state.
During enhanced envelope training we’ll approach stall at FL350 get the stick shaker but instead of recovering we keep forcing the aircraft into a deep stall. You’ll end up with an aircraft that’s in a relatively level attitude but the flight path vector will be pointed towards the ground.
Apply TOGA thrust but observe how little the engines affect the attitude of the aircraft and does little to slow or stop the altitude tape from indicating the aircraft is doing anything other than plummeting towards the ground.
Recover by forcing the nose of the aircraft to the flight path vector (“unload - pitch to zero lift vector” the instructor coaches you) to regain the airspeed to reattach the airflow to the wing to get the airplane flying again.
During that maneuver the g forces in the simulator do not correspond to what we should be feeling. So during the exercise the instructor has other pilot read the g-forces off the g-meter that we are supposed to be feeling. “Oh look at that - you exceeded 2.5g (or -1g) and “broke” the plane. Lets see if you can do that again but stay within in the g limits next time..... “
you definitely didn’t feel that 2.5g or -1g exceedance in the simulator. The inner ear is a poor instrument anyway for that.
Would you know if you were falling if you were inside an airplane that is accelerating towards the ground at 9.8m/s^2? For all you know you’re weightless and can float around freely inside the airplane but won’t know you’re falling until the plane experiences a sudden deceleration when it gets to the ground.
VSMUT wrote:They work well while flying, but many pilots get sick while taxiing the simulator.
Redbellyguppy wrote:It’s quite real in the air. But taxiing... ugh. Vomitado. That was the worst part of all of my type ratings.... taxiing.
Woodreau wrote:Wait till you get in a ship simulator - I set in sea state 7 in the simulator because someone asked how bad the weather could get in the sim...., so while the 360-degree exterior screen display is pitching up and down as the ship plows thru the sea in all directions. the bridge deck doesn't move as it's fixed to the same ground as the building. the helm, quatermaster and boatswain's crew is all fine and all - they're focused on the helm and engine controls, the charts. The conn, though - the movement the eyes were telling him was going on but the ears not - was too much, he quickly transitioned shades of green as blood drained from his face, reached for the trash can and emptied his lunch in to the can...
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