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Flight simulators

Discussion in 'General Hobbies and Interests' started by axelthefox, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. axelthefox

    axelthefox New Member

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    I wonder who has played/used these.

    I have flown planes like a cessna in x plane 11, the really big planes are harder to fly and land then the smaller planes.
     
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  2. lordjeff

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    I just bought a flight simulator device from an online store. Have not unboxed yet.
     
  3. faroukfarouk

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    I think I "flew" a 767 once, in a simulator (or it might have been an Airbus, I don't remember).

    I did co-pilot a real Piper, I think it was, some years ago.
     
  4. Grumman Tomcat

    Grumman Tomcat ✡Messianic✞ Staff Member Administrator CF Staff Trainer Supporter

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    About six years ago I used to play on a fight sim. Got the lawn in my tires every time. I wasn't very good at it.
     
  5. Handmaid for Jesus

    Handmaid for Jesus You can't steal my joy Supporter

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    I kept crashing. So I gave up. ^_^
     
  6. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I crashed almost all of my landings too. Which is why I decided I was never going to try being a pilot for real.
     
  7. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    Yea, the big planes are faster on landing and you are sitting much higher....So the runway "looks" a lot smaller and a more difficult target to hit with the big planes!^_^

    Try the Beechcraft Baron, I think it's even easier to fly than the Cessna but with better performance and nice looking interior. Just the wings blocks some of the view.
     
  8. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    As a pilot of small planes (Piper Cherokee, Cessna 150) I think landing an actual plane would be easier...you see the runway in 3D; better spatial perception.
     
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  9. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe. but with a simulator I just reload and I'm flying again. No messy bent metal to deal with, and no bloody mess.
     
  10. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    A fair point. :eek:
     
  11. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    In wii sports resort there is a game on there where you can fly a plane
    which is really fun.
     
  12. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    Not to mention, you have "perfect" control hardware (orders of magnitude more expensive than the desktop joystick!) that provides realistic force feedback, greater resistance at higher speeds. Actual G-forces, infinite visual resolution (that one is actually very important)

    The sim is only easier in terms of being more forgiving in damage. You can probably touchdown at -1000 fpm without a scratch. An entirely different outcome in real life.
     
  13. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Here's a fun video of gyroplane landing training. Great visuals. It's my next flying project once this virus thing is over. I watch it in Chrome, won't play in Internet Explorer.

     
  14. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    oops
     
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  15. Handmaid for Jesus

    Handmaid for Jesus You can't steal my joy Supporter

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    My son trains pilots for the military, He took me to work one day and put me on the flight simulator . I never successfully got off the ground.^_^
     
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  16. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    In the absence of flight manual, I would pseudo-randomly push buttons until something works ^_^
     
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