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25th May '16 7:17:51 PM nombretomado
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* The US Army is engaging in a standardization program so that most of their vehicles can be operated by one interface. Which happens to be a XBox controller. [[http://www.joystiq.com/2007/02/05/us-army-using-xbox-360-controller-in-future-combat-systems-tests/ Link]]
** At the moment the man-portable drone systems are controlled by Xbox controller, while the Humvee-deployed ones are controlled by laptop/PS3 controller. There are also iPhone-controlled devices that the militaryis prototyping, in an effort to invoke this trope. It helps that the control scheme is dead simple and takes 5 minutes at most to be proficient. And that's just the stuff that they'll tell you about.

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* The US Army is engaging in a standardization program so that most of their vehicles can be operated by one interface. Which happens to be a XBox [=XBox=] controller. [[http://www.joystiq.com/2007/02/05/us-army-using-xbox-360-controller-in-future-combat-systems-tests/ Link]]
** At the moment the man-portable drone systems are controlled by Xbox controller, while the Humvee-deployed ones are controlled by laptop/PS3 laptop/[=PS3=] controller. There are also iPhone-controlled devices that the militaryis prototyping, in an effort to invoke this trope. It helps that the control scheme is dead simple and takes 5 minutes at most to be proficient. And that's just the stuff that they'll tell you about.
29th Apr '16 2:30:12 PM Doug86
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*** Oh, and Saber fights AlexanderTheGreat [[RuleOfCool while Riding]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a motorcycle.]]

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*** Oh, and Saber fights AlexanderTheGreat UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat [[RuleOfCool while Riding]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a motorcycle.]]
25th Apr '16 7:50:31 PM DyingWillKirby
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Despite her being a police officer, train conducting is apparently on Judy's already [[TheAce impressive list of skills]], a fact which [[SarcasticDevotee Nick]] wastes no time [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]].
15th Apr '16 3:59:50 AM aye_amber
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* Averted in ''Videogame/LegoRockRaiders'' where cadets need to be trained in different fields depending on the type of vehicle you want them to use. Driver for land vehicles, Sailor for water vehicles and Pilot for air vehicles. Although to aversion only goes so far. Once a Rock Raider is trained in one field, they can operate ''any'' vehicle in that catergory.

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* Averted in ''Videogame/LegoRockRaiders'' ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' where cadets need to be trained in different fields depending on the type of vehicle you want them to use. Driver for land vehicles, Sailor for water vehicles and Pilot for air vehicles. Although to aversion only goes so far. Once a Rock Raider is trained in one field, they can operate ''any'' vehicle in that catergory.
28th Mar '16 3:19:28 PM thatother1dude
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** His latest TV incarnation, in the first ep. of ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'', was able to adeptly pilot ''a [[RuleOfCool rocked-propelled stolen Buddha statue]]''. Well, until Fujiko shot down its balloon-cum-float.

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** His latest TV incarnation, in In the first ep. of ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'', Lupin was able to adeptly pilot ''a [[RuleOfCool rocked-propelled stolen Buddha statue]]''. Well, until Fujiko shot down its balloon-cum-float.
28th Mar '16 3:12:21 PM thatother1dude
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->'''Henry Jones''': ''I didn't know you could fly a plane!''\\
'''Indiana Jones''': ''Fly? Yes! '''Land'''? No!''

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->'''Henry Jones''': ''I I didn't know you could fly a plane!''\\
plane!\\
'''Indiana Jones''': ''Fly? Fly? Yes! '''Land'''? No!''No!
18th Mar '16 5:44:19 PM CountDorku
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** [[AcePilot Poe Dameron]] in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' takes, ooh, whole seconds to figure out the controls to a TIE/SF on his first flight.




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** FATE games can go all over the place with this one. The ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' adaptation has a single, universal Vehicles skill that can be used for anything from sedans to space shuttles, while grittier versions can break it down a lot further.
11th Mar '16 2:49:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''The Curse of the Black Spot'', a 17-century pirate crew are flying an alien starship by the end of the episode. Earlier, when the pirate captain first came aboard the TARDIS, he was able to figure out almost instantly what many of the controls were. When the Doctor looked at him in a bit of surprise, he shrugged and said, "A ship's a ship."
** Also, in ''The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe'', Madge Sinclair, who was previously shown to be a terrible driver, manages to operate a HumongousMecha because the cockpit looks kind of like a plane and her pilot husband took her up with him, ONCE. Partially justified since she's looking for her children and this episode repeatedly shows that a MamaBear can do anything. It should be noted that she doesn't drive it very ''well''. The Doctor even {{Lampshades}} this, saying he can recognize her driving. As soon as she reaches her destination, the whole thing tips over and crashes, prompting the Doctor to mutter, "Nice job, Madge, it's a complete write-off."
** In ''Let's Kill Hitler'' Rory automatically knows how to drive a WW2-era motorcycle simply because "it's that sort of day".

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** In ''The "The Curse of the Black Spot'', Spot", a 17-century pirate crew are flying an alien starship by the end of the episode. Earlier, when the pirate captain first came aboard the TARDIS, he was able to figure out almost instantly what many of the controls were. When the Doctor looked at him in a bit of surprise, he shrugged and said, "A ship's a ship."
** Also, in ''The "The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe'', Wardrobe", Madge Sinclair, who was previously shown to be a terrible driver, manages to operate a HumongousMecha because the cockpit looks kind of like a plane and her pilot husband took her up with him, ONCE. Partially justified since she's looking for her children and this episode repeatedly shows that a MamaBear can do anything. It should be noted that she doesn't drive it very ''well''. The Doctor even {{Lampshades}} this, saying he can recognize her driving. As soon as she reaches her destination, the whole thing tips over and crashes, prompting the Doctor to mutter, "Nice job, Madge, it's a complete write-off."
** In ''Let's "Let's Kill Hitler'' Hitler", Rory automatically knows how to drive a WW2-era motorcycle simply because "it's that sort of day".
8th Mar '16 11:13:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In season 3 of ''Ice Road Truckers'' Alex got into trouble because he could not handle the gear shift on his truck. He has driven trucks for decades but was not familiar with the setup in the truck he was given to drive and would shift to the wrong gear.

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* In season 3 of ''Ice Road Truckers'' ''Series/IceRoadTruckers'' Alex got into trouble because he could not handle the gear shift on his truck. He has driven trucks for decades but was not familiar with the setup in the truck he was given to drive and would shift to the wrong gear.



* In ''GenerationKill'', Evan Wright notes that the driver in the team he was embedded in, Corporal Person, wasn't licensed to drive their Humvee. This note was part of a list used for examples in explaining the idea that it's pretty hard to "prepare" for war, that a lot of little things you just can't do anything about will start adding up. Presumably, this was more of a formality fallen by the wayside because of need, since quite a few of the drivers were similarly unlicensed (members of their battalion don't normally operate in vehicles out in the open) and Person jokes at one point that their time spent in the Humvee should qualify him.

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* In ''GenerationKill'', ''Series/GenerationKill'', Evan Wright notes that the driver in the team he was embedded in, Corporal Person, wasn't licensed to drive their Humvee. This note was part of a list used for examples in explaining the idea that it's pretty hard to "prepare" for war, that a lot of little things you just can't do anything about will start adding up. Presumably, this was more of a formality fallen by the wayside because of need, since quite a few of the drivers were similarly unlicensed (members of their battalion don't normally operate in vehicles out in the open) and Person jokes at one point that their time spent in the Humvee should qualify him.
16th Jan '16 7:59:47 PM FordPrefect
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**** Hammond also damaged his Minsk bike in the Vietnam special and his Opel car in the Botswana challenge by driving them in water, but all of these were more a result of his inattention and fatigue from hours of driving in inhospitable weather (as well as poor judgment in the last case) than by a lack of technical ability typified in the other examples of the trope. Just like forgetting your gas cap on your roof of your Caravan in the middle of a road trip doesn't mean you don't know how to drive a van.

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**** Hammond also damaged his Minsk bike in the Vietnam special and his Opel car in the Botswana challenge by driving them in water, but all of these were more a result of his inattention and fatigue from hours of driving in inhospitable weather (as well as poor judgment in the last case) than by a lack of technical ability typified in the other examples of the trope. Just like forgetting your that you left the gas cap sitting on your the roof of your Caravan in the middle of a road trip doesn't mean you don't know how to drive a van.
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