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SWEET BBY I LOVE CROWS SO MUCH

CROW

it understood there was water in there…and exactly how to get the water out….it just couldn’t do it alone…hot damn they are fucking smart

This crow would have grown up in that area, watching people with bottles. It would have observed them opening the cap, and the water flowing out. Crows are incredibly intelligent, and this further proves the fact that it connected that without that lid water would be available.

rustedpumpkin:

Armored Scarab Crawler

rustedpumpkin:

Armored Scarab Crawler

morgan-arts:

Here’s just 1 colored frame……. now to do this 11 more times consistently. Oh, the challenges of animating!

morgan-arts:

Here’s just 1 colored frame……. now to do this 11 more times consistently. Oh, the challenges of animating!

A message from bronyracer
Do you have any recommendations on a good introductory flight stick?
A reply from why485

How introductory?

If you’re talking entry level non-HOTAS, then the two sticks I often see recommended are the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and the Thrustmaster T1600m. I can’t give you much info beyond a superficial comparison. If you’re just starting out and not sure if you really want to commit to a full HOTAS, those are your two best options based on what I’ve heard.

If you’re talking entry level HOTAS, your options are very limited. The HOTAS market is pretty crappy with very little choice and each product has its downsides.

Here’s a simple breakdown of the three cheapest ways to get a HOTAS and one bonus that is not so cheap but absolutely deserves mentioning:

Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X: $55

  • Cheapest option
  • Twisty stick
  • Splitting base (can be used as one unit or split)
  • Only 12 buttons (Same as Logitech Extreme 3D)
  • Only 1 hat switch.
  • (I honestly don’t know that much about this stick)

Saitek X52 Pro: $165

  • Saitek “reliability”
  • Twisty stick
  • 3 hat switches
  • 15 buttons
  • 1 slider, 2 rotaries
  • Built in mouse nubbin
  • Dual stage trigger (!)
  • Relatively large deadzone, but can be fixed with ~$10, 5 minute mod.

Saitek X55 Rhino: $200

  • Saitek “reliability”
  • Twisty stick
  • 22 buttons
  • 5 hat switches
  • 4 rotaries
  • 1 two-way switch
  • Built in mouse nubbin
  • Single stage trigger
  • Split throttle
  • Supposedly pretty accurate and sensitive.

CH Products Fighterstick + Pro Throttle: $200

  • Not a twisty stick. For rudder input you either have to assign to something on the stick or spend an extra $100 for pedals.
  • Indestructible and reliable
  • 7 buttons
  • 7 hat switches (!)
  • Analog thumbstick
  • 2 two way-switches
  • Likely the most accurate of the group
  • (You’ll have to correct me if I’m wrong about any of the above.)

For the record, I use a 6 year old Saitek X52 Pro with no pedals. It’s the only one I have direct experience in. The rest is info from friends (X55) or hearsay from forums and chat.

Saitek is notorious for quality control issues. The X52 Pro I have now, I got because my X52 broke, and this Pro has a lot of quirks and problems. However, if you get lucky and get a Saitek stick with no problems, they’re great sticks and relatively cheap for what they can do.

I have to make special mention of the X52’s dual stage trigger. I love it and if I upgraded to an X55 it would be sorely missed.

CH Products is a staple of the HOTAS market. They’ve been around forever and have been making the same stick forever. These things are infamously indestructible and extremely reliable. They’re a great choice, however, they do not twist. This means that you will probably be spending an extra $100 to buy a set of pedals for the rudder.

For some games (Elite and modern flight sims) this isn’t that big of an issue and you could live without it. However, if you plan on flying simulation level prop planes, precise rudder control is absolutely essential and you’ll need either twist or preferably pedals.

Look around in the right used markets, and you’ve got a decent chance of someone listing the entire CH Fighterstick, Pro Throttle and Pro Pedals combo for well under $200 shipped. I’ve seen it happen several times over the years, and if you manage to snap up such a deal, you just got the most bang for your buck possible.

If you get a Saitek X-52, you need to magnet-mod it to fix the response on the stick axes. Shim the gimbals while you’re at it, they’re cheap, sloppy plastic crap, even on the Pro model, and the magnet mod will ruthlessly reveal this. But once you do those things, it’s great bang for the buck at under $100 for an X-52 Pro. Wouldn’t pay more than that considering how cheap it is.

If that’s still too expensive, just buy the Thrustmaster T.16000-M and learn on that until you feel like you enjoy flight sims enough to spend some serious dosh. How serious? The stuff I’d be likely to recommend would run $500+ easy, but at least you wouldn’t feel the need to buy anything else afterward.

torterra:

a new icon for meee

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scanzen:

Remains of a Space Shuttle Pinball Adventure pinball machine made by Williams in 1984. Photo: me. Featuring Space Shuttle Defender.

One of these days, I’m gonna own a real pinball table like this.

But until that day arrives, I’ll just settle for buying the Pinball Arcade Season Two pack and playing its rendition of this table.

rubyspoon:

Feeling really inspired so okay, I’m really going to draw more personal stuff and have more frequent posts from now on, for sure!

rubyspoon:

Feeling really inspired so okay, I’m really going to draw more personal stuff and have more frequent posts from now on, for sure!

spadesliepard:

mega-zangoose:

spadesliepard:

Something for mega-zangoose . I promise I’ll make you something much better soon! qnq ( I was pressed for time)

Ahh this is so cute!! I like how you added sparkles, I just noticed recently that I tend to add sparkles to Yuu often,haha. Thank you,I love it!! <33



I am going to scream you are amazing

spadesliepard:

mega-zangoose:

spadesliepard:

Something for mega-zangoose . I promise I’ll make you something much better soon! qnq ( I was pressed for time)

Ahh this is so cute!! I like how you added sparkles, I just noticed recently that I tend to add sparkles to Yuu often,haha. Thank you,I love it!! <33

I am going to scream you are amazing

mangneto:

a few more doodles of illirin/mouse ninja

she’s a kinda fun character to draw, i just gotta decide how i wanna handle her anatomy now