Monthly Archives: July 2011


About a month ago (after a hiatus lasting a bit more than a decade) Ian and I decided to make cockpit simulators again (one at each person’s house).  Both with families and kids now all would benefit from not only flying them but also from the construction and maintenance.  It would leverage the engine we built for Rise (visuals, physics, and database) over a period of 6 years which was all but abandoned last year as an MMORPG concept.

Mine will be based on the Utility Dropship (UD-4L Cheyenne) cockpit (inspired by the Apache helicopter) from the 1986 movie Aliens.  I was able to find the original set blueprints and am currently designing the motion platform.