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Questions about NYCT Bus/MTA Bus Training


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Thanks RTS4Life for the help, the instructor says my problem is that I'm going too far out on my 45 degree turn, so when I start to back up I'm already to close to the curb so when I bring in the bus I hit it. He gave me three chances at first and I hit the curb all 3 times. He gave me another chance after everyone else and I got it right that time. That seems like what I have the most difficulity with. What should I expect tomorrow for day 5?

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LOL, they have this Virtual Reality simulator at Zerega. They put you in a Bus Operator seat with all the controls, steering wheel, break, accelerator, etc and there is a screen that shows a 360 degree view of a virtual street where you can drive the virtual bus. There is traffic, pedestrians just like the real thing. I really didn't like it though and one of the other trainees got a little sick from it. It doest help with the El pillars though.

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Those bus simulators cost well over $100,000 each. How many do they have?

 

There is also a computer game which I have (City Bus Simulator 2010)

M42 line, RTS Bus.($34.26 for the download). A few times while pulling

out of a bus stop I clipped the car parked in front, lol. I do get an adrenalin

rush when I floor the gas pedal.:cool:

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Everyone is doing well, like I said in a previous post, I gotta get my parallel parking down better but so far so good. Yes we do ALSAPS everyday and the inspection inside and out. I actually have been studying all the air break checks and tests today. I believe I'm ready to show them that I can drive the bus the next 2 days.

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Yeah Locomotion69 they have 2 of those simulators at Zerega. They are pretty good, and 100,000 sounds about right, they look expensive.

 

Hey question I have a cdl already so do I have to use the simulator as well.

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Well day 5 was OK besides hitting a curb on 81st and Central Park West coming out of the park and making a left today when I had a real brain cramp and hit a curb while making a right turn on 3rd ave and 24th st. I made all the hard turns correct like the acute left at Union Sq and others. The instructor said the ride was good, I just had a brain fart. I think I'll be good for day 7 tomorrow. Wish me luck!

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Well day 5 was OK besides hitting a curb on 81st and Central Park West coming out of the park and making a left today when I had a real brain cramp and hit a curb while making a right turn on 3rd ave and 24th st. I made all the hard turns correct like the acute left at Union Sq and others. The instructor said the ride was good, I just had a brain fart. I think I'll be good for day 7 tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

Best of luck on day 7. I know you'll do well. You worked this hard to get where you wanted, so you will be successful.

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Well day 5 was OK besides hitting a curb on 81st and Central Park West coming out of the park and making a left today when I had a real brain cramp and hit a curb while making a right turn on 3rd ave and 24th st. I made all the hard turns correct like the acute left at Union Sq and others. The instructor said the ride was good, I just had a brain fart. I think I'll be good for day 7 tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

good luck!!!!you'll be ok.you have been blessing all of us who are waiting with valuable info!!!!your gonna make it!!!!

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Well day 5 was OK besides hitting a curb on 81st and Central Park West coming out of the park and making a left today when I had a real brain cramp and hit a curb while making a right turn on 3rd ave and 24th st. I made all the hard turns correct like the acute left at Union Sq and others. The instructor said the ride was good, I just had a brain fart. I think I'll be good for day 7 tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

Remember to take your time and there's no rush or race to the finish line, keep us posted, good luck....

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Those bus simulators cost well over $100,000 each. How many do they have?

 

There is also a computer game which I have (City Bus Simulator 2010)

M42 line, RTS Bus.($34.26 for the download). A few times while pulling

out of a bus stop I clipped the car parked in front, lol. I do get an adrenalin

rush when I floor the gas pedal.:cool:

 

 

I have that game too , do you know how to do the bus engine sounds?

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Well day 5 was OK besides hitting a curb on 81st and Central Park West coming out of the park and making a left today when I had a real brain cramp and hit a curb while making a right turn on 3rd ave and 24th st. I made all the hard turns correct like the acute left at Union Sq and others. The instructor said the ride was good, I just had a brain fart. I think I'll be good for day 7 tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

When you making a turn right or left, you must look at the mirror to make sure that rear tires not hitting the curb. Don't forget you are driving a 40 ft bus. Good Luck & you will pass.

 

David:cool:

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I have that game too , do you know how to do the bus engine sounds?

 

All I know how to do is under options set E to start the engine and T for throttle. :confused: You can ask that in the forums. Have you tried the route editor?

 

http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/forum/283-city-bus-simulator-general-discussion/page__prune_day__100__sort_by__Z-A__sort_key__last_post__topicfilter__all

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