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mission:log:2014:09:26:flightgear-open-source-flight-simulator-with-a-boeing-787-8-dreamliner [2014/09/26 09:47]
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-$ sudo ln -s /home/chrono/.fgfs/Aircraft/787-8 /usr/share/games/flightgear/Aircraft/787-8+$ sudo ln -s ~/.fgfs/Aircraft/787-8 /usr/share/games/flightgear/Aircraft/787-8
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 None of the panels or switches are GFX fakery. All of them are wired to the plane/computer and can/need to be interacted with. I'm still reading the [[http://wiki.flightgear.org/Boeing_787-8_Dreamliner|manual]] and whatever information I can find about the 787 to get familiar with its computer/avionic systems. Today's planes are truly the perfect playing ground for ops minded people, since it's just a hydraulic/electric/computer system with autonomous flying capabilities, the pilot is basically just left as an admin, to watch and react in case of technical problems. None of the panels or switches are GFX fakery. All of them are wired to the plane/computer and can/need to be interacted with. I'm still reading the [[http://wiki.flightgear.org/Boeing_787-8_Dreamliner|manual]] and whatever information I can find about the 787 to get familiar with its computer/avionic systems. Today's planes are truly the perfect playing ground for ops minded people, since it's just a hydraulic/electric/computer system with autonomous flying capabilities, the pilot is basically just left as an admin, to watch and react in case of technical problems.
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-Big thanks and shoutouts to all people who helped developing flightgear and the 787-8 model. I've been truly sitting in this cockpit for hours now to learn about and play with the plane, everything else was forgotten. The combination  of visuals, hardware interaction, ATC audio feed, soundscape of hydraulics/APU/turbines and interaction with this machine captured me completely. I was in there :) +Big thanks and shoutouts to all people who helped developing flightgear and the 787-8 model. I've been truly sitting in this cockpit for hours now to learn about and play with the plane, everything else was forgotten. The combination  of visuals, hardware interfacing, ATC audio feed, soundscape of hydraulics/APU/turbines and interaction with this machine captured me completely. I was in there :)  
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 Install it, try it and enjoy this precious gem of free and open-source software yourself. And yeah, try to get a good joystick at least, rudder pedals and throttle stick might also prove beneficial if you're getting a bit more serious about it. Install it, try it and enjoy this precious gem of free and open-source software yourself. And yeah, try to get a good joystick at least, rudder pedals and throttle stick might also prove beneficial if you're getting a bit more serious about it.