Hardware related to aviation and simulation.
|From 8 bit computers to motion sensing mobile devices, we have come a long way in the development of hardware. The combination of motion sensing, GPS, Internet, optics, storage, computing and graphics in a handheld device is exciting in itself. Here are some of my old-school workstations. This is how it used to be done!||Actually, no ... this is how it used to be done!
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Description: In 1998 the 3DFX Voodoo graphic card hit the market and caused a quantum leap in computer gaming. Suddenly computers that struggled to get 20 fps could run at 60 fps with amazing textures and light sourcing.
Exhibit - Bugeye Technologies
Comments - Components and visual systems for professional flight simulators.
Exhibit - Gameport Rudders
Comments - The article by Mark Schimmer is about connecting game port rudder pedals to the Saitek X-45 but it may help with other game-port style rudders and newer sticks.
Hawker Siddeley Harrier (1994 Documentary) At 38m 54sec there is a great interview with a RAF pilot about a dogfight in the Falklands.
Retired Lt. Col Art Nalls flies his Sea Harrier Retired Lt. Col Art Nalls had the unique opportunity to purchase his own British Harrier Jump Jet. He now owns the last three remaining Sea Harriers.
Exhibit: Heinkel He-111
Comments: The He-111 was a German medium bomber with a crew of 5 that flew from 1935 until the end of WWII.
Sidewinder Game Controllers