Thursday, August 31, 2006

Formation Flying for Dummies

The weather just hasn't been kind to me. No flying for nearly two weeks!

In the meantime, I learned how to record flights in Microsoft Flight Sim 2004 and use the recorded flight as a leader in formation flying. I also learned how to capture video from the flight sim and get it on YouTube:

That's a very short clip, but I can't go much longer than that without paying $38 for the VidCap software.

Here's a longer clip at higher resolution:

Even at the higher resolution, it doesn't do justice to the far clearer presentation I get from within the flight sim. It gives a pretty good idea of the responsiveness of the controls, and the utility of the TrackIR system, though.

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