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Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:23 pm
by NeurAxaL
I was trying to figure out this newfangled layout thing when i came across DD-Destroyers post about the YSFlight team at at Seoul Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and thought to myself, why don't we do more? One thing I have noticed is everyone talks about 'the good old days' and how HQ/YSP used to have so many more active users, but do nothing about it.

So I went to an Air Museum today (the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum: http://www.aviationmuseum.net/) and they had a nice little 'training hall', with some old flight trainers, and some little PC's with FS2002/FS2004, running at about 20fps. It was at this moment I thought:

'Kids will be most interested in this stuff, and the computers obviously cant handle it. YSFlight has a wide range of aircraft that would appeal to kids, and is pretty simple as far as graphics go, and easy to learn'

So I thought 'Why dont i go around to small museums in need of a simple, cheap yet interactive stations in which people of all ages can fly a desired aircraft?'
This would also be easy to set up and need no really beefy PC's

I think I may ask my local small flight museum (Burtonwood heitaige centre: http://www.rafburtonwood.com/) if they would be interested in taking an old dell OptiPlex off my hands with YSFlight (plus some packs) pre installed.

This was just an idea, but I'd like to hear your thoughts and suggestions. I'm sure this has been suggested before but I think its time we really did it.

Thanks for listening. NeurAxaL.

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:29 pm
by Barr
Go for it. The worst they can say is no.

Unfortunately my local air museum is condemned.

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:34 pm
by megaprime13
That's an excellent way to get us out there.

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:00 pm
by NeurAxaL
BARRACUZ wrote:Go for it. The worst they can say is no.

Unfortunately my local air museum is condemned.
Yeah, if they do it would be pretty arkward though.... :lol:
megaprime13 wrote:That's an excellent way to get us out there.
Thanks!

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:53 pm
by decaff_42
You'd want to be sure that money is not being made from his as it might be seen as selling or renting YSFlight, which is free. I suppose you could say it is paying for electricity/attendant, but you might want to contact Soji about it first...

Money aside, I think this would be an awesome thing if it works out!

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:01 pm
by Gunny
Pure donation only.If you can afford the included computer as a write off.

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:16 am
by Flake
Businesses run not for profit have a few different rules Decaff,

The laptop would be counted as an asset and counted as a capital acquisition, under equity.

Should be fine as they are not selling YSF but meerly access to their museum which just so happens to have YSF.

I dunno, not a lawyer. :lol:

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:40 pm
by NeurAxaL
decaff_42 wrote:You'd want to be sure that money is not being made from his as it might be seen as selling or renting YSFlight, which is free. I suppose you could say it is paying for electricity/attendant, but you might want to contact Soji about it first...

Money aside, I think this would be an awesome thing if it works out!
Yeah, but the museum I'm looking at is (i may be wrong) a charity. whatever they earn they put back into the company, so i dont see why they would want to make money off it. no-one gets paid.
OfficerFlake wrote:Businesses run not for profit have a few different rules Decaff,

The laptop would be counted as an asset and counted as a capital acquisition, under equity.

Should be fine as they are not selling YSF but meerly access to their museum which just so happens to have YSF.

I dunno, not a lawyer. :lol:
Lol yeah, its a desktop but has a 305 watt PSU so i don't think power should be so much of an issue.

Re: Getting YSFlight out there.

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:08 am
by MD5Ray01
It may be worth a shot, but maybe we should talk to Soji about it first.