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HelicopterOff Topics › Any Updates on how G3 is performing
12-12-2004 02:55 PM  13 years agoPost 21
rstacy

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Rochester, NY

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I agree!
I want TM's simulator!!!
Believe me, that when this final realease is out, there will be alot of people eating crow that have been slaming the quality of the G3 sim both here and in many other posts since it was announced
Jeff,
I cant even begin to tell you how much that comment makes my head spin!
You have a version that we dont. We cant even comment on it.
What "I" have today is no better.
RFG3 shouldnt have even been released without helicopters!
It was shoved out the door to keep up with the competition.
While KE was sitting back smiling about how great their security is, the others were working on a better sim. Now KE is behind.
I wont eat crow. If they make it worth the money, I might even buy it.
But I still stand by my statement that what G3 gives me today is not worth the money.

I have a PM from Pete that essentially tells me that if I spend a few hundred on my PC I will begin to see the benefit of G3.
I guess I will do that but this is the same PC that worked fine for G2.
I guess I need to get with the program.

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12-12-2004 03:38 PM  13 years agoPost 22
Pete Niotis

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Grand Haven MI, USA

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Ray... I mentioned that you might not be happy with G3 because your PC might not have the hardware to run it smoothly, a low frame rate would give anyone a false impression. The physics in G3 are so much better than G2, physics calculations/processes require more computing power, that's just a fact.

Thanks

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12-12-2004 03:57 PM  13 years agoPost 23
Jeff Swartz

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Ohio

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I dont think you are asking that much.... so... lets break this list down for you!

I am answering all these question based on only my experiance with the beta copy.

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1. Realistic gyro settings like Tru Flite has. I want to emulate or have enough control over the gyro so that I can duplicate what I'm seeing at the field. TF will make the tail seem really close to what I've got at the field if I want. I don't want the tail to feel like I'm playing a game.

Gyro settings can be dialed in to your liking.... You can have it set up to kick out just like your real one.
The tail blades also create the sound they make when they are really loaded, like while doing a piro loop.


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2. The ability to set up auto practice in a menu where I set the spot in the sky where the machine starts with the head already spooled up and either upright or inverted.

Dont know about the posioning for you to start you autos. But the rotor disk reacts, very close to how your real heli does. It slows, and you can see and hear the rotor disk speed. It is the best feeling auto I have ever felt on a sim. And they keep making it better with ever updated testing version.


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3. The ability to define a heli pad to my specs and put the spot where I want it to add in practice.

You can! you can literally walk around all 5,000 sq miles of 3d graphics if you would like. And you can pick any location to fly from.


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4. I want to be able to export the model settings to a spreadsheet, change them and then import them back to the sim instead of having to bury myself in menus and pull downs to get the model adjusted to what I like.

There are 100's of settings you can adjust. The menus are not too burried, but you do have to select the area of what you are working on. If they were all on one screen, you would not be able to find anything. There is a new settings interface that allows you to see better what you are working on. An option would be nice to print out all the adjustable options on one spreadsheet. I wish my 9Z did that as well!

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5. If I'm going to be using a TX that is supplied with the sim then I need control over the mixing, pitch and throttle curves and all the pertinent things that I have in an upper end computer radio. IOW, I don't want to have to use my TX if the software will do it too.

There are more adjustments on G3 that 95% of the people will never need! And if you want it to really act like you computer radio... you can use your computer radio.

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6. When I hit throttle hold I want to hear the rotor spinning like I'm at the field.

It does.

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7. No artificial barriers like XTR.

Nope.

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8. I want the planes to rival AFPD. Nothing less will do.

Cannot comment.

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9. When I'm in fullscreen mode I need popups to tell me what is going on, like pitch, rotor rpm and gyro status, dual rate status etc..

You can have them. Actually, when in normal mode (not full screen) the only thing on the screen other than the sim, is a single pull down line at the top of the screen... no more windows window.

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10. I want a governor mode that will be disabled when I hit TH and I want multiple gov settings either via switches or KB.

That is how it works.

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11. If I have to put the CD in the drive to use the sim, forget it. Put the dongle in the TX or in the USB connector. I can't be bothered with having to hassle with a key disk and I simply won't buy software the forces me to have to mess with a CD.

I agree 100% on that one!!!! finding the disk was such a pain in the butt! The new controller has the software protection built in... So install G3 on all your computers and take the controller with you wherever you go!

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Just my personal views, of course.

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12-12-2004 04:07 PM  13 years agoPost 24
Jeff Swartz

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Ohio

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Sorry Ray, that comment was not directed at you perosnally, or really anyone personally. I know you guys there in Rochester quite well, and If I didnt have a diffrent view on the product that these people and you are discussing, I would have definately kept my mouth shut!

You are a good friend.... and I would not let some stinkin 200 computer program come between that.

I understand your view that knife edge should have not released the program before helis were on it... But, you have to admit that helis are still only a small part of the RC community.

Maybe, Pete and Myself should have not ever mentioned we had even heard of it.

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Back to a good note.... The heli version should be released within a week or two.

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