October 05, 2007
Race This

Joshua gets a no-prize full of screaming passengers for bringing us certainly one of the most original flight-sim videos I've ever seen. I'm not completely sure it's possible to barrel-roll a 747. Then again, with enough energy and the skill to keep the plane at no more than 1G, probably anything's possible.

Special no-prize to the first one to spot a huge modeling gaffe on one of the airplanes.

Posted by scott at October 05, 2007 01:46 PM

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Ok, I am not sure if I want that pilot to be my pilot when we go to Australia or not, know what I mean?

Posted by: Lisa on October 5, 2007 02:28 PM

I'm claiming that no-prize -- the Tomcat takes off from the carrier with its wings fully swept, not extended.

I lost count of how many times I said "holy shit!," and the Valkyrie was a thing of beauty.


Posted by: Jay Tea on October 5, 2007 05:51 PM


(cue Price is Right FAIL music)

That's a physics fail, not a modeling fail. But you were pretty close there. Missed it by **THAT** much!

Posted by: scott on October 5, 2007 06:48 PM

This simulator does not include Wake Turbulence, lol. The Bird ( Female ) in the Red Bull plane would have just committed suicide and the ultralight and blimp would have been history as well.
Good observation j the cat woulda been in the drink, huh
I liked it so much i watched it 3 times. Thanks !

Posted by: Robert on October 5, 2007 07:09 PM

Yeah, I figured the lack of wake turbulence was a given. Likewise, there are a few times with the 747 you can see the legendary lack of collision methods. But only **just**, which is a testimony to the sim pilot's skills.

Then again, who knows? Maybe you *can* dip a jumbo's wingtip into the drink at ~ 400 kts and get away with it. I'll rely on one of you to provide proof. :)

Posted by: scott on October 5, 2007 07:51 PM

I just liked seeing the XB-70 Valkyrie.

Posted by: Mark on October 7, 2007 11:20 AM
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