I was reading Austin Mayer’s blog post on shuttle orbiter re-entry when this piece struck me: After de-orbit burn, the shuttle heads for the atmosphere at 400,000 feet, 17,000 miles per hour, and 5,300 miles away from Edwards. (Yes, you are landing in the Mojave desert and you are starting your landing approach West of […]
Posts Tagged ‘x-plane’
So here’s a guy who built his own amazingly accurate 737. Made with a real 737 cockpit. I suspect it’s running X-Plane (likely v9) as it sounds like it shares software called Sim Control with this guy. I’m always amazed when I see someone take their hobby overboard like this. Click through for some video […]
There’s lots of talk about open source software in use all over the place. Linux runs everything from servers to cell phones. You can find it powering the entertainment system on your next flight. You can find it anywhere you use technology. We talk much less about open data, but it’s equally interesting. The first […]
I was curious about Microsoft Flight, since it was released today. It’s not really a simulator like Microsoft Fight Simulator was. It’s really just an arcade style game but of higher production quality. The graphics are not bad, it runs smoothly, however there’s not much to keep you playing with it. 30 minutes in and […]
Another week, another gallery. 6 this week as the 7th is actually a video which I define as a rapid series of photos.
Some interesting experiments this week including some motion (which I’ve been shying away from), and bad weather seems to be an ongoing theme. Monday included a screenshot, since I technically consider that a photo 😉 .