Friday, January 25, 2008

A.C.E.S. WWII Aircraft - by Matt

A.C.E.S. is a place in the Mall of America where there are aircraft simulators. My favorite plane is the P-40 Tiger, like the picture to the left. They have all the air craft of WW2 and some jets. The simulators there are like big video games where you are in the cockpit. A cockpit is the places were the person sits. The cockpit is also were the controls are, like the weaponry and the control stick. The control stick is where the trigger for the guns, canons, and bombs are. The control stick is also were your flight is controlled. The flaps on the bottom of the cockpit that make the aircraft turn. This maneuver is called YAW. You press on the flaps to make the aircraft turn. This might sound a little difficult, but don’t feel scared. Only 10% of your aircraft is controlled by making YAWS.

Deploying your Weapons: To deploy your weapons the red trigger fires the 50 caliber machine guns. The gray button at the top of the stick fires the 50 caliber cannons. To hit the aircraft you are shooting at you need to deflection shoot. Deflection shooting is shooting where the target WILL be, not were it IS. This is because your target has moved perhaps 25-50 yards after your ammunition comes out of your gun.
A fun fact is that most WW2 aces were horrible defection shooters. They went up so close to their target that they could not possibly miss. Now do me a favor. GO TO ACES!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are interested in learning more about this, click here to visit the A.C.E.S. website.


ConCav said...

This looks so cool, Matt! I bet there are a lot of kids (and adults) who would love to try this. My dad's former business partner was one of the youngest P-40 fighter pilots in WWII!

Mr. C.

Anonymous said...

Nice job man keep up the great work.


Anonymous said...

Matt, great post. Now I want to go to A.C.E.S. to take a flight in the simulator. You really convinced me.


nick said...

Guess what i've been to A.C.E.S and it is unbelievebly realistic there are guns and cannons like matt said but you would have to hve the love of flying to get into that simulator.

Saheel said...

I asked my mom to got to A.C.E.S and she said you may go if you want to come with me I dont know anything about aces.

Anonymous said...

That sounds fun, I have never been is a simulator before but they sound fun. I wish I could go on one some time.

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