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10-24-2004 06:32 PM  13 years agoPost 1
n00b

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Switzerland

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hi hi

as the tital says is it a good idea to spend a bunch on a sim ans then a bunch on a heli or should i stick with the heli and learn things the hard way?


andrew

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10-24-2004 06:36 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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Get the sim, it will save you a fortune in crashes and gives you something to do when it's too wet or windy to fly


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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10-24-2004 06:40 PM  13 years agoPost 3
okw14

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Morgantown, WV

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Simulators are well worth the money!

I started without one (or at least a good one) 12 years ago and I have no idea how I learned at all. I do know that the money I put into repairing the heli after my mistakes back then would buy a nice simulator today. I still use one for practice and to learn new tricks ... and just to play when it's raining outside!

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10-24-2004 06:50 PM  13 years agoPost 4
n00b

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Switzerland

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ok ill try and hook myself up with one but it is allot of money and to get the real flight i would have 2 order it from the usa and that cost even more....snif snif

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10-24-2004 06:54 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Drunk Monk

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Preston, UK

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There are plenty of simulators around, you could use one of the free ones like Preflight and FMS. There is also AFP, Trueflight, Reflex, Realflight. Loads of choice


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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10-24-2004 07:46 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Sooty

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Australia

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I never thought Sims would be much help in flying the real thing....but after spending the dollars on Reflex and a bit of practice each day it has been a great help with my flying and well worth the money.......

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10-24-2004 08:21 PM  13 years agoPost 7
yugi

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Maryland

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Yes, get the SIM!! I started out thinking I don't need it. learning to hover I didn't, BUT, when learning FF, FFF, and everthing else, you will need it. It will save you money and you will learn faster in the end! It comes in handy when there's snow on the ground and 10 degrees outside!

If you keep doing the same thing…...you’re going to get the same results!

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10-24-2004 08:50 PM  13 years agoPost 8
GBNT

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uk

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I hate using my sim (no exitement), but I can honestly say that you will benefit from investing in one.
People can say that its nothing like the real thing, but it will certainly improve your control and oriantation, with some sims you can certainly set them up to handle very much like the heli you fly.

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10-24-2004 08:57 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Raffy

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Chicago, Illinois

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Try rolling in circles forward and backward on a simulator and see if you can practice that for real without crashing.

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10-24-2004 10:02 PM  13 years agoPost 10
dragonlord

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luton uk

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i was a a skin flint and tryed to save money useing the free fms

now im born againg just got reflex xtr a few days ago and boy was it worth it.

personaly from what iv seen of G2 I think it sucks.

go bye reflex it worth it m8

it aint been off my 42inch rear projector since i got it 3 days ago

wish i got xtr from the start now

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10-24-2004 10:12 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Dr.Phil

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Oslo, Norway

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Get the sim!


Philip
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10-24-2004 11:36 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Heli-nek

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Vancouver, B.C.​Canada

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Get one!!!

I started using a sim before buying a real heli, after much practice on the sim, I was able to hover and move around on my first real flight.

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10-25-2004 03:18 AM  13 years agoPost 13
frankg11

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Bellevue, WA

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Get One!!!

It's the only way to understand how to fly. When I am bored of my sim on cold winter nights, evertime I crash it I say... Just saved $100.00

It's invaluable

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10-25-2004 03:29 AM  13 years agoPost 14
rob10000

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Western​Massachusettes

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GET ONE!
I've been flying for over 12 years, and recently I've noticed my flying skills weren't progressing anymore for the past few years, especially my planks skills.
I debated getting a sim to try new things on, but was reluctant, because I certainly know how to fly.
I broke down and bought AFP 3 months ago, and I can't believe how much it has helped me! I have learned more since I bought this sim than I have just burning fuel in the past few years!

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10-25-2004 03:38 AM  13 years agoPost 15
Boom_Strike

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Littleton, CO

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Get one. Spend some time on it whenever you can. Its cheaper than a crash will be.

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10-25-2004 03:47 AM  13 years agoPost 16
440GTX

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Calgary, Canada

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Sim

This is comming from a guy who flew Helis for 3 years then bought a SIM.
I was a former member of the " Sims Suck Burn Fuel Club "

We had a very wet summer and now an early winter. So I had a lack of flying time this year. I did not really improve at all this year.
That had to change
Now I have a sim. Yes It is worth It.
I think I made a good investment.
Fred..

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10-25-2004 09:12 AM  13 years agoPost 17
zapster

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Vantaa, Finland

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Get one.

I deside not to fly in winter and got Reflex XTR to practise.
You can get it from Germany Reflex-sim.de


-Z-
TT Raptor 50V2 SE
Futaba FF9
Futaba 601 + 9251

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10-25-2004 10:49 AM  13 years agoPost 18
n00b

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Switzerland

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it seems that i will try and get a sim. or try and make the one i have work (i have G2 but its a pirate)

thanks a bunch though.

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10-25-2004 04:35 PM  13 years agoPost 19
BC Don

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Calgary, AB Canada

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As others have said - just get it!

I use the SIM (G2) for both planes and Helis. For planes, I use it to "burn in" a new sequence in my head. So, if I'm learning some pattern flying I'll learn the pattern on the SIM. THis means that my fingers and brain have already been trained on the basic stick movements. Of couse once I'm out at the field things happen differently but the basic movements are there.

For the Heli, same kind of thing, I can practise what I want to be able to do at the field before I get there and train my fingers. Then, at the field things will react a bit different but I've got the basics down.

Finally, with cold temps and snow it's nice to have the SIM.

Got Money? Send it to me, I'm a Heli Addict.

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10-25-2004 04:47 PM  13 years agoPost 20
GroundPounder

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South Africa, Cape​Town

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Get a sim, even a free one like FMS will save you $$$$$.
All I can afford anyway!!!

GroundPounder

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