ODD ROAD VEHICLE TEACHES TYROS TRICKS OF AIRPLANE CONTROL (Jul, 1936)

ODD ROAD VEHICLE TEACHES TYROS TRICKS OF AIRPLANE CONTROL

A curious road vehicle, guided by controls exactly like those of an airplane, has been devised by a French inventor to enable would-be pilots to learn some of the maneuvers of flight without leaving the ground. Wheels on outriggers simulate the action of ailerons on a plane’s wings, keeping the machine on an even keel in straightaway travel and controlling its tilt in rounding a turn, as demonstrated by the inventor in the illustration above.

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  1. Neil Russell says: November 4, 20071:33 pm

    So that’s what the PC-XT version of MS Flight Simulator looked like ;)

  2. mrdweeb says: November 4, 20072:31 pm

    Yes, and the first version of Trophy Bass simulator is shown in the post above this one
    (California Fishermen…)

  3. Colin Morton says: December 7, 20087:33 pm

    H’mm I’m not so sure that trading up to this from the Mitsubishi was such a good idea?

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