pushing buttons flipping switches, adjusting dials, Pulling Levers, stomping pedals, pulling triggers…
Congratulations, You are now a Mobile suit Pilot!
If we are going to be serious about this, I will try my best.
I assume all of the following this would all be speculation from observation… Duh
hell, I work in IT, I never get anything cool like this
All/Most mobile suits have the following :
two Joysticks, that move along a throttle like assembly
and a Monitor that shows a visual image of what the MS sees with a HUD
(Heads up Display)
Did anyone ever Play steel Battalion? or at least seen it for Xbox? with that sexy 48 button console it came with?
anyway it was some Mech game and it was a bit tricky to figure out, much like the first time you play a flight simulator and you end up inverted and Crashing
But After several times of Trial and error I figured out a loose albeit Basic understanding of piloting both machines
this will come into my theory of both Space and Ground operations
First a Fighter jet has similar controls a joystick, pedals Throttles, and buttons and switches
The Joystick, controls the Pitch(up and down) and the Roll (rotation of the axis) of the aircraft, the pedals control the Yaw (left and right) and the throttle obviously controls the Speed of the aircraft.
There! you are now ready to Fly…
…Into the ground. sure there is more too it but that the basics of piloting a plane
“I always Knew you could fly a plane”
“Fly Yes, Land? No…”
as for a Mobile suit I assume it relies heavily on its operating system it has programmed into it. The two sticks could control both its arms and
the Throttles control the movement of the mobile suit along the X axis when moved in Tandem (that infamaous Heero Yuy take off in Gundam wings second opening)
moving one throttle forward could control the yaw of the Mobile suit.
the Pedals are the same as well pushing down on them could control pitch motion of the mobile suit’s thrusters. (up)
the individual pedals by pressing one down could roll the mobile suit.
as for moving the legs to do them whatever to your bidding( the Char kick) there could be an ALT button on the control sticks so instead of moving the arms it switches control to the legs.
release the switch and the OS takes over and re-balances or re-situates the MS
as for ground movement:
the Mobile suit has to undergo a modification or upgrade (this is in vis versa in most Gundam series when they go into space their MS gets a Refit)
the balance has to be changed to counteract earths gravity(blah blah blah)
whatever this is about control
The two sticks again would control the arms any number of buttons and could control any number of actions for the hands (without trying to justify it and Act like I know what I’m talking about I’m sticking to standard movement)
moving the two throttles forward (again in the Infamous Heero pose) could control a controlled thruster dash forward (if your MS is equipped to do that)
now moving the thottles individually could control torso movement (Yaw) but the legs would remain facing forward
The pedals could be the same… but different.
there could be an alternate throttle or a clutch or possible a third pedal to initiate forward walking movement
moving them individually could turn the whole suit orientation (left and right movement) true Yaw
Pressing them down in tandem once again could perform a thruster jump and then control sticks could take over and control your decent on where you landed. or whatever…
does this make sense? this is my Idea of how a mobile suit works. again dont eat me alive, Were talking about an Anime Series here.