Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sending Positive Energy Your Way, Zaharie! cont'd




I'm still sad and shocked hearing all these negative and false information about Captain Zaharie, in a degree, that I don't watch the news anymore. 

I believe a terrorist wouldn't be quite as open as Captain Zaharie with his love and passion for flight simulations. Many commercial airline pilots from all over the world contact me for help in adding motion to their home made simulators that share the same interest as Captain Zaharie. I don't see that as a "threat", I see that as "for the love of flying." Let me point out one thing, race car drivers have motion simulators in their homes as well. Will they be deemed terrorists too? 

I heard these past days about "logs" that were deleted... I'm sorry,  how do they know that were deleted deliberately and not just because they are just "temporary" logs? The flight simulation software have many  plugins that distribute data from the flight simulator "game" to all plugins that handle the virtual cockpit instruments, and guess what, all these are holding logs merely for performance feedback. As far as I remember unless I "save" a particular flight, the data for the session are lost as soon as I close the flight software.

Flight simulation is fun! One does not have to worry about the stresses of actually flying a plane with all the safety concerns, limitations and consequences that go along with commercial flights. FAA rules are very strict. It is also a very good tool to learn to fly an aircraft or virtually visit destinations anywhere in the world. However, it is completely different to actually get behind a yoke of an actual plane. 

Adding motion to the simulator provides the pilot with realistic feedback about the planes reactions and makes the experience more immersive, this is called "motion cues". For a 6DOF steward platform like the one Capt Zaharie was building, a complicate math model is required that uses classic filters, to recreate the motion and the reactions of the real life vehicle or plane. The motion platform itself is nothing more than some robotic intelligent parallel actuators. There is nothing more to it.


example of 6DOF Stewart Motion Platfrom (partial cockpit)







-example of the motion platform in action... Din't mind the "acrobatic" flying, was just testing the motors




I'm really a busy man and don't have much time to talk about it anymore. I'd like to thank all the news reporters for their inquiries but I really have nothing new to add. I do not wish to be an object of "something to talk about" just to "cover" the advertising time. 




Thanos, 2014
California

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for making so many things clear about the pilot but just one question, would it be possible for someone to learn to fly just using the simulators & a pilot to teach them ??

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    1. and also how many days would it take for a person to learn through using only simulators.

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    2. Days? Are you kidding me? It takes years to learn to fly a small plane in a simulator. Then its still virtually impossible to learn the procedures and technical details needed for a commercial airplane, without going to a flight school. I learned to fly from a simulator, I admit that, but I had already thousands of "virtual" hours practice, spread over almost 10 years, before I could try on a small plane with instructor to accompany me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46M0sOF27vA

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  2. TQ Sir. Your noble intention to clear the name of Captain Zaharie is really appreciated. Hope the truth will prevail and not cover up under the re-written script to end with Capt Zaharie became the target scapegoat.

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  3. TQ SIR, YOUR ARTICLE MAKE ME SMILE AND THE SAME TIMES I WANT TO CRY. I WANT TO SHARE YOUR ARTICLE IN MY BLOG FOF SHARING WITH MY CITIZENS AND MY COUNTRY MALAYSIA...
    "CAPTAIN ZAHARIE MALAYSIAN MISS YOU"...

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    1. You are welcome, my pleasure. Yes you can absolutely share my blog.

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  4. I would be thrilled if a pilot flying a plane that I'm on had a flight simulator at home to practice, regardless of whether it was for fun or just for practice and improvement. As opposed to someone doing the job just for money and not really caring.

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  5. Hello Sir..I really impressed with your post. I would like to share this to my friends. Is it OK?

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    1. Of course, you can share a link to it.
      Thanks
      Thanos

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