View Full Version : Piloting a Mobile Suit

20-08-2001, 01:04 PM
Last night I was browsing through some Gundam sites when I came across a pretty good site with pics of inside the cockpits of a lot of the Gundams. Alot better than alot of the pics you see on the series. The cockpits just look so cool. Now my question is, does anyone know what the pedals and the joysticks and all that stuff do? Does anyone know any theories as to how the mobile suit was piloted? It would really be cool to see how it would work.

21-08-2001, 12:50 PM
So I take it no one has any info or links to sites that have info on how the suits were piloted and what everything did?

Squall Leonhart
22-08-2001, 09:16 PM
well its kinda completcated and each MS can have different arrangments.

Heres my idea of a good setup

Left side

trottle of flight speed and ground speed
joystick of the head for camera view and varios weapons including the left side for the beam saber

Right side

Joysick for the main weapon(seems there all right handed
a small keyboard for varios items (usually overhead)

Feet peadels

straf left
straf right
walk forward
left and right lower
walk bakwards

also maby one for rotating

well that should be all you need um there maybe more but thats all i can think of

23-08-2001, 05:56 PM
Mobile suit controls are at best ambiguous. Most major mobile suit actions are automatically controlled, leaving the pilot to just go in the desired direction and fire the weapons. The mobile suit takes care of the rest.

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Ichitaka Seto
25-08-2001, 09:36 AM
I wish they're equipped with neural interfaces like the one in EVA... or even brainwaves control like the YF-22... those would be much better than those old sticks and buttons, reaction time should be much better too.. no more indirect controls... except the fin funnels of course..