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    Re: Simulating platform instability on land?
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2013 Jul 30, 09:20 -0700
    Hey, try the Rocket Boat!  

    (Sorry folks, inside joke -- there's a fast, wet tourist ride around the Bay called the "Rocket Boat"   Suspect getting any sort of shot from something that's pitching and rolling (and maybe heaving a bit, too) would be a bit of a challenge)


    On 7/30/2013 9:08 AM, Peter Monta wrote:

    Hi Frank,
    
    You and Greg are probably right---I should just try some sights from a
    boat rather than worry too much about simulation.  I live in the San
    Francisco Bay Area, and have in fact taken the ferry a few times to
    Angel Island, so that would be easy enough.  Or I could do one of the
    tours from Fisherman's Wharf out beyond the Golden Gate for a few
    hours, though, as you say, this may not be enough time on the learning
    curve.
    
    > You need six degrees of freedom.
    
    Yes, and the actuators needed to push around a person-sized mass would
    start to get expensive.
    
    > How about simulating lunars in the doldrums on a miserably hot day
    > when the Sun is near the zenith, and your hands are slippery with sweat!
    > And let's not forget simulating lunars on a day with nice weather and
    > easy seas.
    
    I think I would prefer the latter.  :-)
    
    Cheers,
    Peter
    

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