Friday, October 9, 2009

Hydraulic Flight Simulator

Hydraulic Flight Simulator
David Simpson | Make Vol. 12- 2007 | Pdf | 4 pgs | 2 mb
One time I saw a desktop gadget filled with
colored liquids that see-saws back and forth, and it
reminded me of the exchange between airspeed
and altitude, aka kinetic and potential energy.
I wanted to put a control stick on that gizmo to show
the cadets I taught, and this inspired me to build a
more complete flight simulator that used colored
water to represent energy. So I created my Hydraulic
Flight Simulator, which models the behavior of fixed-
wing aircraft in flight along the vertical or "pitch" axis.

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