Friday, July 21, 2017

OCC Customs Choppers GTX - Fast and Furious in 60 Seconds



OCC Customs Choppers GTX 
Fast and Furious in 60 Seconds

Depending on your age, you'll likely remember how automotive manufacturers would rebrand designs across platforms.  Still to this day they continue doing so.  Honestly, there isn't much difference between a Passat and an Audi A8 or a Cadillac and a Chevy.  Nuance is there but this is a long held tradition of taking a design and calling it something else.  Mopar did this gratuitously across the Plymouth, Dodge and Chrysler brands for decades.  With the performance cars, Dodge and Plymouth were homes to some of the pillars of the fabled muscle car era and we can see the pillar represented here in the GTX by OCC Customs Choppers.


Either you are a Mopar person or you aren't.  I'll admit to thinking their cool from a distance then I'm reminded of the 1986 Dodge Charger which annoyed me for about 10 years of my life.  The thing was absolute crap, consistently so among the K cars brought about by Lee Iacocca's attempt to save Chrysler.  Lost in this new lineage of boxy, underperforming and unreliable grocery getters was the history of Mopar muscle.  Would I buy a Mopar?  No, I don't trust them after my past experience.  Would I drive one in SL?  Oh hell yeah!


OCC Customs Choppers is pretty diverse in their product lines.  Makers of motorcycles and cars including those with the drag script, what I enjoy most about what they build is the vintage rides.  Yeah the modern cars are fun but we can see those most any day, seeing a running GTX which isn't rusting away would turn more than a few heads. 


When I was able to take the GTX out on the track, like any vehicle I review, I'm looking for a suitable place to capture the vehicle with my camera but I also want to see how well it performs. Just finding the right spot to take pics allows me to get to know the car and its manners.  For me, cars don't perform that well compared to bikes.  When you find one properly set up and balanced, it is a great thing!  Sure they can look the part but if you can't drive them and have some fun, what's the point?  The GTX is a great thing in both looks and yes, performance.


With the blower rising above the hood (bonnet if you're so inclined) like the Grand Tetons, the GTX looks powerful.  It is when you fire it up and hear the whine coming from the blower you know looks are not deceiving.  The car was balanced in the turns and quite intuitive at 5th gear.  I suspect it would go a good bit faster with some settings tweaks but that isn't my gig.  I love it when a vehicle is properly set up out of the box and you as a consumer, should demand it or walk away.  OCC Customs Choppers sets up their bikes and cars quite well out of the box.  From there you can do some minor tweaks to fit your driving style and computer set up.

After driving the GTX, would I want one in RL....yeah, yeah I think I would.  Aww hell, I know I would!

 
About OCC Customs Choppers

OCC Customs Choppers, I understand, is moving locations soon.  Hit up DJ Indian Dagger (wildman2 steamer) to find out their new location. While you're at it, get him talking about cars and bikes, he's the real deal.  Getting to know a builder is a really cool anyway.  Not only can they help you get the bike of your dreams, they will often help you fit your avi to the bike and introduce you to custom options.  OCC also has an active group which says positive things about this company.  So join the group too!  If you aren't the social type (I'm not always) you can visit OCC's marketplace and get access to the products.



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Robby

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Dixie Belle by Bandit - A Trip Through Time


The Dixie Belle by Bandit
A Trip Through Time

Following our review of the Mary Celeste, I shared the link with Analyse Dean, who is Bandit.  I was encouraged to write a review of her Dixie Bell, a period paddle-wheel steamer.  Just a review of a ship representing history wouldn't do so we decided to take this review in a different direction with a lot more creativity.  We hope you enjoy it.

Before we become all creative, we have some stories to tell.  Lizzy's roots are in Minnesota along the Mississippi river and she has a fascination with paddle-wheel steamers and has been on many.  She speaks with fondness of the ships she has sailed aboard and the Dixie Belle brought out many of those memories.  My background goes back to my mother who was raised along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers across from St. Louis.  Her father trucked produce from the farms to the cities and no doubt relied upon shipping to move his freight.  That shipping would have been a mix of boats including paddle-wheel steamers. 


Our Story

It was a rough night.  We landed in Galveston with a load of grain and passengers of a dubious nature.  Cargo was never a big problem, it rested inert waiting to be delivered and my only hope is we could keep it dry and deliver it on time.  Passengers, they are another story.  We have a mix of Southern Belles, gamblers, grifters and snake oil salesmen. All of them looking for new opportunities along the Gulf coast.


Last night was no difference and of little surprise.  A card game erupted into threats and accusations over a pair of extra aces were put down on the pile.  Not only did I have to navigate this behemoth through the narrow passes and tides of the inland waterway, I had to cool some inflamed tempers, I still needed to get my cargo and passengers between Pelican Island to the docks on the leeward side of the Galveston island.  I'm still worried, I saw a storm building in the Gulf and we still needed to push off for Vicksburg soon.


What made matters worse, my crew ended up in the jail after a drunken brawl in some bar along the Strand.  This  journey was gong to be especially hard short handed.  Loading the coal and firing up the boilers was going to fall to me.  Fortunately, I had one passenger who carried with her a quiet demeanor, fiery eyes and every bit of grace you would expect to find in any Southern Belle but there was more about her which puzzled me. 


Bags of rice were loaded quickly enough by the dock hands and the coal tenders were full along with water for the boilers.  My passenger made her way onboard and found a place to safely observe our departure.  At least this part of the morning has gone well, now it was time to light the boilers and then we could get underway. 


With a  roar and hiss, both boilers came to life, my old steam engines were ready to turn the paddle wheel. I tapped on both gauges to be sure the readings were correct and confident they were, I made my way to the wheel house. I yelled to the dock crew to release our lines and with a blow of the whistle and chime of the ship's bell, we began to make turns leaving Galveston for a Northeast passage to Fort Point and into the Gulf toward New Orleans and ultimately Vicksburg.

This part of the journey was uneventful without the usual seas I've seen with storms.  On a shallow draft boat like the Dixie Belle, I needed to be careful to avoid big waves.  If the storm approached, I would try to make for a shore landing along the coast.  As it would turn out, I looked to the South and the storm which had loomed the night before seemed to be farther away.  Maybe we would not encounter any rough weather or changes to our course.


I heard a knock on the wheel house door and my Southern Belle passenger approached seeking some conversation.  She asked how long I had been at sea. I explained I had been on the water most of my life, growing up on rafts on the Mississippi near St. Louis.  She was quiet for awhile and taking notice of the awkward silence, I asked her about how she came to Galveston.  She told me she had land holdings and business to complete from her family estate and now that she was done, she could return to her family in Minnesota.  I pondered that for a moment and asked her "Minnesota?  This boat only goes to Vicksburg."   She laughed explaining she would take the train from Vickburg the rest of the way.  Nodding my head, I told her I hoped she had a safe journey then looked back toward her seeing those eyes lit with fire. 


Excusing myself to check on my boilers and put more coal on the fire, I brushed past her.  We looked at one another and I felt my heart skip a beat.  She smiled knowing she was in control of everything going on around her.  Shaking thoughts about this enigmatic woman out of my head, I still had to tend to the Dixie Belle and get her, our cargo and passenger safely to our destination. 


We steamed East for what seemed like forever.  The splashes from the paddles pushing us forward, the roar from the steam engines and sound of gulls looking for a quick meal surrounded us.  Louisiana was in sight to our North and the storm which had me worried wasn't to be seen at all.  A safe voyage the Dixie's last trip to Galveston, she was going to spend the rest of her life on the Mississippi.  I placed my hand on the window sill and said to her, "Old girl, you've seen a war, storms and carried everything and everyone safely, I wish you the long life." 


We found the inlet to the Mississippi river through the Delta.  Now it was the winding passage and extra vigilance that comes with this river.  The Dixie Belle claimed her river fearlessly.  I trusted this ship like no other, she never failed me.  We would make Vicksburg on time once we made it through this twisting part of the Old Man by cities such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  The Belle, she pushed on past barges and other river boats, she knew she had come back home.

The river widened and the current pushing against us was steady.  The Belle's boilers were making enough steam to keep us going forward at an even pace.  Vicksburg was in the distance and my time as the Belle's captain would be coming to an end.  Her future would be handed off to a new captain and crew who would haul cargo and passengers from St. Louis to New Orleans.  The new captain was a young man who crewed for me.  He shared the same love as I for this majestic Queen of the River.  She would be in good hands.


We made our final landfall at the docks in Vicksburg.  The hills and bluffs which were laid bare during the siege yeas before showed few scars from that terrible war and the city was resuming a normal life.  With lines tied off and cargo being unloaded, I saw the new captain and crew waiting for us.  I approached with a handshake, turned around with water in my eyes looking at the Belle knowing I would miss her. 



Seeing my passenger walking toward the train station, I called out to her saying,  "So, tell me more about Minnesota."  She smiled and I picked up her bags escorting her to the train station.  Maybe there's room for an old ship captain on the other end of the mighty Mississippi and with another kind of Belle.  One with as much fire in her as a mighty ship.


Whether it is sailing, flying, driving or riding, we can live out some fantasies and imagine ourselves in parts of our history.  The Dixie Belle is a representation of nautical history and the platforms live on to this day as tour boats.  Lizzy and I had fun with the Dixie Belle and I'm sure we'll find more fun in the future.  When we first launched this amazing ship and sailed around Fruit Islands, we both felt like it was the most fun we had in a long time. 

Thank Analyse Dean for being the shipbuilder you are!

About Bandit

Visit the Mesh Shop and you can try out all of the boats.  You can also see the Dixie Belle and her bigger sister the Dixie Queen.  I wasn't able to find out where you could buy the Belle or the Queen but I'm sure some linden persuasion could find one in your inventory.  There are several choices and types between power boats, sailing yachts to very cool and complex racing yachts. You can visit MarketPlace as well but what fun would that.


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You can get updates and new reviews through our Facebook group "Things that Moves in SL" which you should absolutely join or on my Google+ page.   Lizzy and I review bikes, boats, cars and aircraft.  If you would like us to review something that moves, send us a message. 

Robby


Saturday, July 8, 2017

LS Motors NISS GTR


LS Motors NISS GTR

When I was growing up, kids would take an old Chevelle, lift the rear end with some fats and bolt on glass packs.  They were ready to go and those were cool cars.  How time marches on and the front wheel drive turd boilers took over from the questionable quality of American metal.  The front wheel drive cars were somewhat tepid and boring....more than somewhat.  Then today's tuners got them and the import manufacturers started putting some performance in their once fuel efficient grocery getters.


We've reviewed LS Motors a few times.  When we were first introduced to Liam it was through his Triumph Daytona look-a-like which is amazingly quick and still a "go to" when I want to scream around a track.  He also puts together some sweet sports cars from the modern era.  This NISS GTR is one of those.


Jumping back into history mode again and Datsun made the 240, their two door, rear wheel drive sports car.  The evolution continued through rebranding from Datsun to Nissan with the rebirth of the 300Z and into the high performance version the GT-R. 


Liam's contribution to automotive history or the progression of history into sports car evolution is with his NISS GTR and this is a fine beast.  Weighing in at a mere 32 prims and perfectly balanced for the track, the car has the potential of being a drifter's tire burner of choice. 


I took the GTR on the track and was able to lay down some respectable lap times until my WiFi started skipping.  With some added tuning, I could get even better times.  What I liked most about the GTR is the styling.  Now I like most any car, even the Yugo has some character (not a great one but it has one).  The 300Z styling reminds me of my old Eclipse GS-T with a whole lot more performance.  It is space age, progressive in design and a true competitor to any Boxter on the road.


SL has a lot of options from show room ready classics to museum quality presentations.  When you want to go through a set of tires or four, why not have a car which can handle it?  The GTR is that car and one you'll have a blast driving.

About LS Motors

Liam doesn't have an inworld store which means you can't try out a vehicle before you buy it.  Hey, that's why you have me.  I did a fairly thorough test of the vehicles in their out of the box state (I didn't adjust any settings) and honestly, I couldn't find anything wrong with either model.  Both are fun to admire and far more fun to drive.  Is fun worth it?  Hell yeah!!

Find Liam in world or through his Marketplace store.



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We're still enjoying our hiatus and hibernation from the SL pixels but we're starting to dip our toes back inworld on a limited basis.  We'll continue doing reviews when we have time and something special interests us. 

You can get updates and new reviews through our Facebook group "Things that Moves in SL" which you should absolutely join or on my Google+ page.   Lizzy and I review bikes, boats, cars and aircraft.  If you would like us to review something that moves, send us a message. 

 
Robby

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ice's Custom Choppers R1M - Race Bike


Ice's Custom Choppers R1M - Race Bike

Iceman Suavage is a cruiser and chopper kind of builder.  The question is can a leopard change its spots?  In this scenario, can a cruiser/chopper builder build a purpose built race bike which also performs?  The answer is HELL YEAH!

A couple of months ago, Ice asked me to test his R1M he was building for someone who wanted a crotch rocket.  Ice does a lot of custom work and if you're able to get on his list, there will be many ahead of you.  Now I like crotch rockets and if my system could contribute to my ability to set reasonable lap times, I would appreciate them more. Sure I like all sorts of bikes but sometimes, focusing intently on setting a fast time is cathartic.  It always has been for me.


The first iteration of the R1M was more cruiser oriented.  Not so much a Fat Boy type of cruiser but the kind of cruising you might do on the street.  Think of it this way, the bike felt like a commuter and on the face of it, that would be fine for me.  This was not Ice's goal, he wanted to build a track demon.  The second iteration, this one, is the track demon he wanted.

For me, going fast on a bike with KCP/ACS scripting means you forgo some of the settings which allow the rider to leisurely roam around tracks.  The faster you want to go, the more sensitive the steering, resistance and bonus.  Dig around the controls menu of the KCP menu and you'll get understand this.  Seems it was one of my first articles too.  I've learned a lot more sense then.


Another challenge with race bikes in SL is the dreaded mesh grab.  For me, the faster I go on a bike which isn't correctly constructed, the bike become imbedded in walls, roads and anything supposedly solid.  It can be frustrating to get the result I want.  When I got the final version of the R1M, I knew the beta was solid in all conditions and the this newer version was the same.  There was absolutely no mesh grab.  None...nada...zero!

As this is a racer, it turns on a dime at almost any speed.  This takes some getting used to riding it.  When I found a corner, I could turn at the corner rather than leading into it.  For a cruiser, I would hate this feature.  For a racer, I love it. 


So can leopards have different spots, no but Ice can sure as hell build a race bike.  Good thing he isn't a leopard and instead is an awesome builder!  You have options when you want to turn off the world and just focus your mind, reflexes and hand/eye coordination...the Ice's Custom Choppers R1M is a serious option. 


You can get your bike from Ice's Custom Choppers right here and see what he has listed in his Marketplace store.  Most of his creations are inworld and while you're visting, be sure to meet Ice, he'll be someone worth knowing.  Take a ride on Ice's track too.  What's the point in getting a bike if you can't test it first?


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You can get updates and new reviews through our Facebook group "Things that Moves in SL" which you should absolutely join or on my Google+ page.   Lizzy and I review bikes, boats, cars and aircraft.  If you would like us to review something that moves, send us a message. 

 
Robby

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

THI UH-4 Commuter It Just Gets Better


THI UH-4 Commuter
It Just Gets Better

When is the most complex design the easiest to fly?  To answer the question without more digression in one paragraph, when is a design complex and easy to fly...it is when you crawl into THI's UH-4 Commuter. 

As a fixed wing pilot, the pedals are often called rudder pedals.  By pressing on a pedal, the vertical control surface moves and deflects air causing the tail of the aircraft to move in the direction of flight.  Helicopters don't have rudders or rudder pedals, per se.  They have anti-torque pedals.  These pedals control the tail rotor which counteracts the affect of torque from the spinning main rotor. 

The principal is "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."  As the main rotor spins right to left the effect of torque on the airframe forces the air frame to spin in the opposite direction...from the left to the right.  Helo pilots use left anti-torque pedal force to counteract the main rotor's torque. This increases thrust from the tail rotor causing the airframe to neutralize counter rotation.  Sounds simple doesn't it?  A main rotor connected to a torque countering tail rotor is after all the most common of helicopter designs though there are models with tandem main rotors spinning in opposite directions, intermeshing rotors or the coaxial rotor. 


Enter Hiller Helicopters which in the post WW2 growth in general aviation, introduced the UH-4 Commuter, a coaxial twin rotor helicopter.  The coaxial rotor design has one rotor turning in one direction and the other rotor turning in the opposite neutralizing the counter rotation of the main rotor. 

Hiller's response was to a concept of advanced mobility with the flying car and aircraft such as the UH-4 which attempted to bridge the gap between rapid travel from one city to the next before the advent of the Interstate transportation system or improvements in affordable airlines.  It was, in my opinion,  one of those ideas ahead of its time or at least an idea which wasn't ultimately practical.  As a concept, it is still being knocked around to this day.  The UH-4 was in the midst of the "FUTURE" and we know the future went in a different direction.

THI Collaboration with Shergood Aviation

THI has been around, what seems, forever.  I remember picking up some THI fighter aircraft when I was a noob in 2008 and they were arguably the best options among my fleet of aircraft.  If you're around SL aviation, Karl Reisman's name is respected, he is THI.  When  a great aircraft builder such as Karl collaborates with arguably the best helicopter scripter in SL, Kelly Shergood, great things happen.  This great thing is THI's UH-4 Commuter.


I had seen the UH-4 when I scrolled through marketplace and it was always a helicopter which captured my attention.  Having flown, and still flying I might add, Kelly Shergood's EC-135, it is one of the most challenging and fun helicopters in my inventory. When I learned of the collaboration between Karl Reisman and Kelly Shergood and being more aware of what  Kelly can do, I had to try the UH-4.  I'm so glad I finally did too.


Flying the UH-4 Commuter

At the first rez, the UH-4 hatches rather small.  By clicking on the glass, you'll get a menu.  Click ADMIN and then RESIZE where you will find three basic sizes to make the helicopter enlarge to fit a more standard sized avatar (we're all bigger than standard aren't we?).  Now take a few moments to read the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH).  You'll put on the HUD because you actually need it but to assure you, you can fly this helicopter in mouselook without trouble at all.


The starting procedure is common for any pilot flying reciprocating engines as opposed to those powered by kerosene vacuum cleaners. A checklist can guide you through the preflight and engine start checklist.  There are other options as well.  Two control systems are offered through the OPTIONS menu.  One allows for keyboard and mouse control via the HUD and the other allows for two handed keyboard controls (my preference).  Many other options exist and the POH can guide you through each one. 

The first start up was really pretty simple.  My goal was to see what happened when I brought the UH-4 into a hover.  I prepared for the airframe rotate to the left like many other helicopters at the same time understanding how coaxial rotors work though I wasn't exactly sure what would happen.  My expectations were realized, the anti-torque pedals functioned more like rudder pedals and could be centered during the hover.  This made flying the UH-4 incredibly easy.


So much for a hover test, let's take this thing on a little tour!  Unlike the EC-135 which is more powerful and more complex to fly (it is a handful), the UH-4 was almost "plug and play" without the typical "plug and play" stuff we typically find in SL aviation.  In fact, flying the UH-4 was downright fun.  I was able move it where I wanted with ease only monitoring collective through the vertical speed indicator (VSI), cyclic with the airspeed indicator and coordinating turns between the cyclic and anti-torque pedals.  It felt like I was really flying!


We don't have to get into the reasons why the UH-4 never took off as a popular design.  One good reason is lots of moving parts means lots of mechanical headaches.  Sure coaxial rotors have mechanical complexity compared to a more traditional helicopter design but damn if this isn't a fun helicopter to fly.  If you are interested in flying, I mean really flying and not that roleplay type of easy flight, you can't go wrong with the UH-4 Commuter. 


The UH-4 is the result of collaboration between two of the best in SL aviation, Reisman and Shergood.  Honestly, I would love to see more collaboration between builders and scripters across the gamut of SL vehicles if the product of partnership is of this kind of quality.

Where can you find a UH-4 Commuter for Yourself?

Take a look at Marketplace and pick one up.  You'll be spending the next week oblivious to any SL drama people say they abhor (though we know they secretly love it).  You can't be sad when you're flying anyway!  If you want to see more, visit THI's inworld store


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You can get updates and new reviews through our Facebook group "Things that Moves in SL" which you should absolutely join or on my Google+ page.   Lizzy and I review bikes, boats, cars and aircraft.  If you would like us to review something that moves, send us a message. 

Robby



Monday, July 3, 2017

The Mary Celeste by Bandit


The Mary Celeste by Bandit

When I started sailing nine years ago, I acquired a couple of "tall ships", the multi-masted and multi-sail early maritime voyagers.  It is hard not to find how the history of these ships is attractive when a great example is found in SL.  There aren't many at all.  Analyse Dean has released her second "tall ship", a brigantine called the Mary Celeste and with comes a rich and storied history.


Recently, I was flying over the Blake Sea when I saw Analyse Dean's name pop up on the radar.  As I flew over, I looked down to see what this master shipbuilder was sailing and it was one I had not seen before.  Now Bandit has a tall ship called the HMS Bandit which I have not tested though it is on my list, seeing another option was exciting but it wasn't the HMS Bandit.  No, it was something else entirely.


There are just a few great sailboat builders in SL and I have tried most if not all of them.  Each one was a joy to sail and most were different from brand to brand.  When I launched my first Bandit, the 50, I was in tall cotton.  Other sailing vessels in SL placed some reliance on SL's variable and light winds.  Not so with the Bandits.  They were always fun to sail from the big yachts to the small sailboats.  A captain could take friends out on the high seas for hours, exploring new locations and getting lost in the experience.


Sailing in RL isn't something where I have a great deal of experience, in fact, I don't have any experience with sailboats .  I have been on a Dolphin sailboat my father owned which is now owned by my brother. For those devotees of sailing, forgive my lack of knowledge about sailing vessels. I live very inland with waist deep lakes.  If I lived near suitable water, sailing is something I would like to do in RL and being able to do so inworld is part of the virtual experience.  Sailing a tall ship, sparks many different thoughts.


Early in my SL sailing adventures, I sailed the Larinda and Tradewinds which were both challenging and fun to sail.  They weren't your typical sailboats, these were ships.  I gave sailing more combat oriented sailing vessels a shot, maybe with a little pun intended, and they were as much fun and if not a little more challenging.  These ships tended to rely on SL's own winds which are largely variable.  Seeing from "on high" the Mary Celeste got me interested once more.

As advertised, the Mary Celeste is an older build, probably resting in the back of the shipyard and waiting for a time when it could be launched.  Bandit has another tall ship called The HMS Bandit and adding the Mary Celeste to the fleet was an excellent decision.  Bandit is more known for its sailing and motor yachts.  Each time one is released, the marinas fill up with the latest and newest.  There's a reason why, they don't have many close competitors.


While the Bandit 60 article remains my most read review, I have also reviewed the Bandit IF under two different articles one involving the Fruit Island Bandit IF races.  I'm not sure I would want to race the Mary Celeste against other sailors though I would certainly watch such a race. 

As an older build, the Mary Celeste is a hefty 372 prims.  One would think something this large couldn't transition sim borders.  It does so flawlessly and slowly.  Being true to history, it doesn't have a motor, requiring a savvy captain to carefully navigate around islands yet we were able to negotiate the bridges of Second Norway with only the sheets for propulsion.  Once unencumbered by little islands which are splattered around the map, sailing is a dream.


A HUD, which can be shared with your lone crewmate, controls the sails and chat commands can direct the crew to do other things such as running the bilge pumps.  Animations are fun as they emulate raising and lowering of sails.  This is "old school" sailing and sails are not raised or lowered automatically.  I did notice when I was raising or lowering a sail, I did not have control of the helm.

At the helm is where you'll get a better feel the size and mass of this ship.  Rudder control "feels" slow and not as responsive compared to the Mary Celeste's smaller sisters.  I felt I had to coax the ship as I navigated.  This meant navigating narrow passages needed to be taken slowly and deliberatively. As nothing happens fast with this ship, everything can go wrong quickly if you aren't prepared or thinking ahead.  I was still amazed, how easily the ship handled.


As described and experienced, if you have sailed a Bandit before, the commands are all very similar as are the wind direction and wind speed controls.  The one variation is the wind direction control which is different from more contemporary Bandits.  If the captain wants to change the wind direction, have knowledge of the numerical points on a compass is required as opposed to typing in local NW or S, you would instead type 325 or 180.  Sail control uses the same inputs as any other Bandit.

When it comes to sailing in SL, speed is where the pastime has been, at least for us.  The Mary Celeste isn't fast which is okay by us.  There is something magical about a leisurely sail...a leisurely journey when the destination matters far less than the time it takes to get there and with the best company in your First Mate, or in my case, The Admiral.


About Bandit

Visit the Mesh Shop and you can try out all of the boats, especially the Mary Celeste.  There are several choices and types between power boats, sailing yachts to very cool and complex racing yachts. You can visit MarketPlace as well but what fun would that.


Find us on Facebook

You can get updates and new reviews through our Facebook group "Things that Moves in SL" which you should absolutely join or on my Google+ page.   Lizzy and I review bikes, boats, cars and aircraft.  If you would like us to review something that moves, send us a message. 

Robby