Soimichiro Watanabe (hitokiri_darkscythe@yahoo.com)
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 21:51:09 -0700 (PDT)


--- "L. M. Lloyd" <ubik@austin.rr.com> wrote:
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> The "trackballs" seem to have a full six degrees of
> freedom, and the
> technical illustrations clearly show indentations
> where the pilot
> grabs the ball, which could easily house pressure
> and direction
> sensitive pads, that would give you far more
> functionality than a
> simple button. If the pedals can be assumed to work
> the same way as
> the Z and ZZ era pedals, then they have 4 or 5
> degrees of freedom. As
> far as computer controls go, all the CCA linear
> seats have a larger
> surface area than the consoles in Z or ZZ, and the
> seats in CCA all
> have additional flip-up panels on the sides of the
> seat to boot.
>
> It seams to me that the flight controls in CCA have
> more actual
> control surfaces than any other cockpit in Gundam,
> and I bet the
> pilots don't mind that retractable airbag either.
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> From: -V-
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 2:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Controls/Newtype abilities
>
>
> It's not that i don't like them. I just find it
> hard to believe. I
> mean, you have two trackballs, one for each hand,
> and they dont' seem
> to have buttons for each separate fingers. Then you
> have 2 pedals
> and a tiny computer console. Yet, Amuro is able to
> do kicks, punchs,
> flips, use all the weapons etc... (excl. fin funnel
> and other
> newtype based weaponary).
>
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the linear seat is surrounded by TONS of psychommu
thingamabobs too...

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