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Showroom Golden Oldie - Link Trainer Simulator

Discussion in 'Commercial Simulators and Peripherie' started by noorbeast, Sep 12, 2015.

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    Link Trainer flight simulators were produced between the early 1930s and early 1950s by the Link Aviation Devices and became famous during World War II, when they were used as a key pilot training aid by almost every combatant nation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_Trainer

    I was not aware that there were still operational Link Trainers, but apparently so as the Australian Cadets have and use three of them: https://www.facebook.com/2WingAustr...6896.184184111622001/1048689091838161/?type=1

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    lol, the music but the very best "believe me, you feel like it was for real, too" ;)
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    I briefly got to try one of these in 1981 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Yeah, the "believe me, you feel like it was for real, too" is pretty cheesy but the times were much different then. It actually did feel pretty real for its intended purpose, IFR training. There was no video but it had real instruments and the joystick movement felt quite realistic also. It felt like it had a gyroscope or something attached to the bottom of the stick so it resisted when you moved it around. It looks like its still on display there but they no longer allow people to try it these days.
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    lol nice work!!!!