Saturday, October 22, 2011

RP 360-Degree Flight Simulation System

Flight simulation has come a long way but has been limited to just traditional screen projections, though 3D will likely be included at some point during the future. Conventional and traditional ways haven't really changed much, one sits in front of a screen, loads up the flight simulator and away you go. One company Barco, maker of of large format projection technologies hopes to change that and make their addition all for the better. A new flight simulator dome, although its more of a sphere, offers high resolution visuals and a full 360-degree view of the virtual simulation. With it; training- pilots can identify and spot other aircraft from 12 miles away. This is much better than what you used to do on yours mom's PC when you were up and running flight simulators and such. Fourteen 10 megapixel projectors bathe this Oval Simulation system in awe, they are calibrated by laser so ensure maximum accuracy and calibration. Barco states it wants to provide the most accurate and best possible experience when it comes to flight simulation as they want to insure pilot trainees are best prepared.


The insurance of aviation rests on the hands of those best prepared to take on tasks to fly future aircraft. Why not offer them the best simulation possible. RP-360 Simulation Sphere does just that and makes it look awesome at the same time.


(Sources: Barco, Popsci, Physicx)

29 comments:

P said...

this is sick man, this is top notch training for trainees

Lasers said...

How much for civilians to try it! That would be sweet!

Watchful Cat said...

Man that is awesome, would love to try it!

Deso said...

12 miles is an epic feat.

This Guy said...

that is really cool! People would pay top dollar to try that out!

Morph1n3 said...

Saw this on the discovery channel. Pretty clever.

Dan Carter said...

wow awesome, hopefully this'll mean they are training the best of the best :P always good when you're flying an airplane :P

Mobias said...

I really need to try one of those.

BigMo1225 said...

That looks fun. I have tried a flight simulator before but it looks nothing like that at all.

Michael Westside said...

Yeah i'm not that much into flight siimulation games. But imagine playing Crysis 2 in that thing. Holy mother of God.

Murdernickel said...

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while

Publius said...

This will prove very useful. you always have the most interesting new stuff on this blog!

Casey said...

Holy crap I've only tried a flight sim once and it was just sensory overload. I wouldn't be able to handle this

Legitcheater said...

God I want that

Carlos Smith said...

This shits crayyyyzehh!

gog said...

i was thinking i'd love to try one of these out, then...why not just try out a real jet-fighter?

heddin said...

@gog Why play Call of Duty when you can just pick up a gun and shoot people? :P

Give Everything said...

wow the video is really amazing!!

DWei said...

I won't be using these anytime in the future. I such at vehicle simulators of any kind.

Icepax_Nmir said...

If I could only try it... That'd be amazing =D

Aku_Maria said...

That's one heck of a sim, I wouldn't mind trying it out if I could xD looks like fun

Cynical720 said...

I would love to try that out!

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Give Everything said...

wow thas amazing! i want one for christmast :p

Gryt said...

We need this for cars. Imagine Forza 4 in a setup like that.

neo.enviro said...

Was only a matter of time when you think about it, still this is quite impressive.

aLH3x said...

cool!

The Sorrow said...

Great post man

kxxthanxx said...

i wanna try

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