High School Students Building Awesome Battlestar Galactica Viper Simulator [Video]

Five high school students from Marin and San Francisco have teamed up to create a full Battlestar Galactica Viper simulator with 360-degree motion in all directions. First they went to a scrap yard and salvaged the fuselage of an old Piper Cherokee, into which they installed a racing seat with a six-point harness. They used Autodesk Inventor to create the frame for the motion and are currently developing the software needed to bring the sim to life.

The simulator will be equipped with three front screens, control joystick, thrusters, and a fully working cockpit simulating the one in the real Battlestar Galactica Vipers. If you would like to contribute to the project, visit their Kickstarter page, which has already exceeded the goal of $2,500.

Check out the video after the break to learn more.

(via Gizmodo)

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