Q: How did you acquire all the parts to build this project?
A: Dr. Bert Pinsky contributed for most parts for building the platform. Dominick Lee contributed for the graphics PC, sound, and other electronic parts. Karl Anderson from Teco Pneumatics donated two cylinders and valves for the setup.
Q: What is the maximum weight of the simulator? Why?
A: The maximum weight of the simulator before noticable damage begins to occur is 300 lbs. Certain PVC pipes are layered so that they have a stronger tolerance. However, we want to avoid damage, so the limit is set at 250 lbs.
Q: Why do you ask for my information during registration?
A: Similar to many other registration forms, we want to know our customers so we can better serve them. We do not disclose of any information you provided whatsoever. We also do not send out newsletters or spam through email.
Q: What is LifeBeam and its affiliation with this project?
A: Dominick Lee is the President of LifeBeam Technology Club in his school. He decided to build this project and associate it with his club because it serves to inspire students about the fun of physics, robotics, software and hardware.
Q: How is it "pneumatic powered"?
A: You will probably understand this concept better in "The Project" page. Pneumatics cyliners serve as actuators that "push" the flight simulator when air is applied. Our flight simulator uses advanced circuitry that reads game data from commercial software.
Q: Did you make everything from scratch?
A: Yes. Everything except the framework of the flight simulator is created from scratch. Dr. Pinsky and Dominick have spent numerous weeks building and tweaking the flight simulator to fix errors and stabilize the system.