With four vertically-mounted 55-inch LCD displays completely filling your field-of-view, it’s immediately obvious that this flight simulator from VRX isn’t going to come cheap. But with a price tag of $US75,000 you might actually be better off just putting all that money towards getting your actual pilot’s licence.
And you thought testing the F-117 was a feat? In the days before building a full-scale 737 mock-up in your garage was possible, flight schools and even NASA relied on mechanical simulators to train pilots. Our friends at Oobject have collected 12 of the most advanced simulators of the day.
Your typical fake cockpit simulator has limited manoeuvrability, but this high-speed robot arm can move in multiple axis at the same time, accurately recreating the feeling of flying including the extreme g-forces that come with it.