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Augmented reality air combat

You wish ...
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Most pilots would like to try aerial dogfighting, just to see if they can do it.

But there are a lot of issues with having aircraft undertaking extreme aerobatic manoeuvres in close proximity.

The answer is the BorgCo aerial combat emulator.

The aircraft is comprehensively equipped with accelerometers, DGPS, etc. and can constantly transmit very precise information on its attitude, airspeed and position. Binocular cameras allow clouds to be registered and incorporated.

The pilot wears augmented reality goggles, and can see in unmodified form the real airspace around the aircraft, plus the instruments on the panel.

The AR system merely adds in highly realistic real-time images of comrades and opponents, plus the streaks of tracer fire.

Participants can be geographically remote from one another but still participate in a multiplayer real-time air battle at the controls of a real aircraft.

8th of 7, Nov 22 2015

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       I wouldn't be surprised if something like this becomes the next Battlebots.
Cuit_au_Four, Nov 22 2015
  

       So is it anything like a flight simulator?
travbm, Nov 22 2015
  

       No, it's an emulator.
8th of 7, Nov 22 2015
  

       This would also work for training aerobaticists in close-formation flying, without the embarrassment of bumping into each other.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 23 2015
  

       It's an emu - lator ? That's going to be one hell of a bird strike.
normzone, Nov 23 2015
  

       Definitely a harsher test for an airframe than the chicken gun ... just another inevitable escalation of the flightless poultry arms race. Watch out for the next calibre increase to ostrich cannons.
8th of 7, Nov 23 2015
  

       It's close to presently used cockpit constraints but not close enough to bone. Oh the things I could innuendo.
Voice, Nov 23 2015
  

       Call me boring if you will, but guessing old Migs are not that pricey, just do it for real. Go join in the fun in Syrian airspace, seems like no invitation is required.
not_morrison_rm, Nov 23 2015
  

       but why not simulate? isnt that cheaper
pashute, Nov 24 2015
  

       Why old Migs when you can use the latest planes from Ghadaffi's stock for free. If you have ties to "no El Quaeda"
pashute, Nov 24 2015
  

       //Definitely a harsher test for an airframe than the chicken gun ... just another inevitable escalation of the flightless poultry arms race. Watch out for the next calibre increase to ostrich cannons.//   

       I hear that a turkey just brought down a Russian fighter on the border with Syria.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 24 2015
  

       I want. [+]
21 Quest, Nov 24 2015
  

       // a turkey just brought down a Russian fighter //   

       So the poor old ostrich died for nothing ...
8th of 7, Nov 25 2015
  
      
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