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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-31-2004 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unlike many experimental aircraft of the 1960's, the LLRV (Lunar Landing Research Vehicle) was never intended to represent an aviational prototype at all. It's only reason for existence was to accommodate and familiarize the Apollo astronauts with the attitudes of a rocket-powered vehicle that flies under distinctive non-aerodynamic regimes, such as those experienced during a lunar orbit and the ensuing touchdown. It is probably the most visionary hardware simulator ever built.

Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong - first human to step onto the Moon's surface - said the mission would not have been successful without the type of simulation that resulted from the LLRV's.

Nowadays, PC-power converts these rather dry historical facts into a comprehensible adventure. Welcome to LunarPilot. You are about to liftoff from the shoulders of a worldwide acclaimed flight simulation standard.

For full story, promo video, screenshots, historical photos and information log-on to http://www.lunarpilot.com

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-09-2005 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
things-to-come has released LunarPilot in three editions:
  • Online download
  • CD-ROM
  • Limited edition CD-ROM, including: Original LLRV Flight Manual Reprint (150 pages); LLRV Autograph card hand signed by Jack Kluever (Original LLRV & NASA Test Pilot; US Army, Colonel)
From the LunarPilot website, lunarpilot.com:
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LunarPilot is a complete package of aircraft, scenery, and historic documentation. The package features the Bell Aerosystems "Lunar Landing Research Vehicle" that was used by NASA to train Apollo astronauts for lunar descent and moon landing. The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in FS is completely realistic, offering typical flight characteristics/envelope, operational appearance and features like lunar mode, pilot ejection sequence, and more...

The scenery is set in the 1960ís and includes a complex city, functional runway, and the Lunar Terrain Simulator (LTS) with 1000 sqyards of moonscape at a resolution of 25cm/pix.


november25
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From: Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 09-09-2005 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Robert,
Thanks for the info-before I took to the REAL THING- I used Microsoft Flight Sim-T Pactice On-quite handy really-get to fly a plane without leaving my seat-Thanks to the sims- I was able to gain my Pilots Licence
faster.
take care, see you and Buzz in Oct. have a good trip with no hassle.
regards from Brenda.
this was posted by november25
On a very wet day in the UK

machbusterman
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posted 09-09-2005 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The commercial pilots I'm friendly with actually despise MS Flight Sim.

Just because one is brilliant at racing sim's on the PC/X-Box doesn't necessarilly mean one could win THE INDY 500, same can be said for MS Flight Sim.

- Derek

P.S. Sadly there is no "re-set" button in real life for when things go "Pete Tong".

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