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11-29-2005 03:49 PM  12 years agoPost 1
helibound

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Chattanooga TN

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Guys,
I have bought my wife a new computer for christmas very fast Vaio with a 20" true life mon- and I want the most real (fun ) sim out there I had G2 and G3 ther were ok but like a video game. Is XTR the best or will I need to buy one of the super video cards ? The one in the computer says it's a 256 shared??? stock but it's a sony viao and there stock cards are better than most. I guess what I'm asking is for the guys that own them what is the best sim ! Thanks in advance.

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11-29-2005 04:44 PM  12 years agoPost 2
maller

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If you can run G3, then your video card will be fine for Reflex.



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11-29-2005 05:07 PM  12 years agoPost 3
microDan

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New Jersey

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I had G3 for a while it's ok. Then I decided to try XTR. As far as I'm concerned G3 is a joke compared to XTR. XTR wins hands down on all points. And XTR is not so demanding on the PC as G3. But you need the best graphics card and RAM you can afford to really get the most out of both sims...

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11-29-2005 06:20 PM  12 years agoPost 4
rotor- shark

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uk

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yep,xtr is the one to buy,i guarentee you will like it.a sim to avoid would be aerofly pro deluxe,it is flawed with helicopters,seriously,the photo scenery is not as good as reflex either.don't bother with true flight either,the graphics are poor,and the in game gyro is a nightmare to try and set up,also the pirouette rate is poor.

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11-29-2005 09:29 PM  12 years agoPost 5
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I just installed XTR last nite, it is so realistic that it will scare you the first time you crash the nice scale heli in the menu. A few seconds later it's sitting on the ground running, waiting for you to smash it again..... Why would you bother with a real heli with a sim like this..........
I have adjusted the rates for the heli that I like thru the program so it flies like my little Hummer. Really squirrely in hover. but flies very smooth. I also took out the wind to help with the hover practice...
I'm very happy with the sim

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-29-2005 09:41 PM  12 years agoPost 6
maller

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Tom - was it difficult to set-up? Many problems with the transmitter?



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11-30-2005 01:51 AM  12 years agoPost 7
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I just have a 4 channel JR radio, I only have the 4 trims on the sticks to deal with, I don't have any pitch curves etc. With this radio it is just plug and play. You will have to go into the model perameters and take out some of the elevator and aileron throws and tail rotor but it will make the heli fly like a dream once you dial it in some..... you might even have to trim the radio alittle but it's very simple to do.... I really like the program...
Tonite I hovered (tail in) thru a full battery pack, about 12 min., in a 10'x10' area in the basement, without setting it down. I think the XTR is helping alot......

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-30-2005 02:42 AM  12 years agoPost 8
swatpilot

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kansas city MO

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what jr radio do you have, I have a s400 and cannot get it to work, my 10x works fine.

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11-30-2005 09:54 PM  12 years agoPost 9
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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The Quattro radio shown is the one I have and it works great. You just don't have pitch curves or gyro controls, The tail has to be set to mechanical......

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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11-30-2005 11:57 PM  12 years agoPost 10
TeaMan

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International Falls, MN, US

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I'm also looking to purchase the Reflex XTR. The radio I'm getting is the JR 9303. Anyone using this combination? If so, work OK?

TeaMan

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12-01-2005 12:44 AM  12 years agoPost 11
microDan

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New Jersey

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The JR 9303 works perfect, you can use your settings in the radio or do them in XTR. Of course as with all sims you have to change the modualtion to PPM... Also another thing thats nice about the JR DSC is once the cable is plugged in the TX is not transmitting RF and makes the batteries last a bit longer.
XTR is the only way to fly...

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12-01-2005 03:35 AM  12 years agoPost 12
TeaMan

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International Falls, MN, US

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Thanks for the feedback. I don't have the radio yet so I didn't have a manual to look in. I suppose I could have found one somewhere on the internet though.

Looks like I won't have any problems anyway. Thanks again.

TeaMan

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12-02-2005 12:21 PM  12 years agoPost 13
stanc

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Conroe, TX

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Helibound
The shared memory is slower than memory on the card. I have XTR and just installed a new X800 ATI card last night and there is a substancial difference from the 8500 series ATI card that I removed. If you can afford a couple hundred the X800 is an excellant visoe card.

Stanc

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