The creators assure that with the combined processing power of the graphics cards and the overlapping projectors, the world can be seen in 20-40 visual acuity, much more refined than the 20-80 acuity seen in previous simulators. The only roadblock preventing true 20-20 vision is an even better HD projector--right now, the tech isn't there to provide true 20-20. Traveling at digital speeds of 500mph, the world responds quickly and accurately to the controls with real-world physics governing all the realistic explosions and environmental damage an F-16 can dish out.
Simulators like this could save the military money on costly training operations and prevent any Goose-like tragedies that might occur. Now the obvious next step to make this completely believable is an immersive volleyball simulator.
Give me one that simulates an alien invasion!
Also, the Sphinx looks like a refrigerator got turned on it's side.
that looks soo fake....
They otta hook it up to google earth. Now that would be cool.
I'm hoping that they use this to supplement and not replace. Things are probably a little different when you're being squished by g forces, while everything else is going on.
Not to mention the fact that a mistake, in a real situation, could cause you to damage your aircraft, or even crash.
I'm all for saving money, but there things that you can't skimp on.
the ps2 can conjure up a better simulation that that.. lol
hey, pilots need toys too.
I guess I question whether the 500mph digital limit is sufficient for anything we can realistically call a true combat environment both for, and against, aircraft that are capable of so much more in reality. I'm pretty sure that both physical interactions and required reasoning at speeds of higher than twice that are common for a qualified fighter pilot.