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11-30-2005 04:38 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Brett

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I have reflex and was not very impressed. I have G2 and am thinking about getting g3 so I am wondering what some of your expericance are and has anyone compaired the two side by side.


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11-30-2005 04:51 AM  12 years agoPost 2
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11-30-2005 12:39 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Swing_racer

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I tried both G2 and Reflex . G2 gives me a more realistic feeling although reflex has a beautiful scenery.

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12-02-2005 01:12 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Brett

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Thanks

Some are old posts I was thinking more current reviews or even new sim

Brett

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12-03-2005 04:09 AM  12 years agoPost 5
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I read all the psost. It seems that its a mixed bag. I have XTR. Even after spending $600 on a video card I did not liek the way it ran or that stupid auto crash zone and I think that one huge downfall is own radio, and it does not always install and run smooth. It hose dmy computer twice. I think it was better than G2 thats why I was considering G3

You are not going to learn anything usiny your own radio on a sim. All you ar egoing to do is wear the pots out and charge your battery to many times. No way does your own radio do anything for flying the real model vs the sim. all the sim is designed to do is help you with hand eye coordination and stick movements. Nothing realistic about any of them if you ask me.

So I will only repurchase Reflex is and when they come out with a controller.


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12-03-2005 04:16 AM  12 years agoPost 6
slider46

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If you don't have reflex you don't have a sim.... I have learned more in a few hours on the sim than you will ever learn crashing that new heli because you don't understand what has to be done to keep your bird flying...... Also with XTR you will learn how to adjust your radio while in the air............

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

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12-03-2005 07:02 AM  12 years agoPost 7
nappyroots2182

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i had reflex and flew my buddies G3. realflight is not as good in the graphics department but flys so much better then the reflex and is alot easier to setup and runs smoother on the PC.

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12-03-2005 08:30 AM  12 years agoPost 8
nivlek

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I have Reflex XTR , AFPD and G3 . If I could only keep one it would be G3 - I wouldn't even have to think about it .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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12-03-2005 12:28 PM  12 years agoPost 9
vince

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If your frame rate is not 140 or better you don't have a sim

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12-03-2005 01:48 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Brett

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Also with XTR you will learn how to adjust your radio while in the air............
IMO I dont think thats realistic.

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12-03-2005 06:47 PM  12 years agoPost 11
vince

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IMO I dont think thats realistic.

why dont you think thats realistic ?

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12-03-2005 07:45 PM  12 years agoPost 12
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I read all the psost. It seems that its a mixed bag. I had XTR and sold it. Even after spending $600 on a vidoe card I did not liek the way it ran or that stupid auto crash zone and I think that one huge downfall is own radio, and it does not always install and run smooth. It hose dmy computer twice. I think it was better than G2 thats why I was considering G3
600 dollars on a video card? What did you buy?



Life is short. Offend as many people as you can. - Tom Leykis

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12-04-2005 11:54 PM  12 years agoPost 13
B52fixer

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So why learn to use the auto switch on the right hand while on your real radio it's on the feft?
Guess what at least with G3 you have a choice. I can use theirs or mine.
And on the batt. issue I can sit down at my computer anytime and decide to pick up the sim. Most the time I sit on the sim while charging my batts for the field.

The point is it all comes down to personal preferance. It is like chevy vs ford, PC vs MAC. Both have pros and cons. Niether of the two will be exactly real to life. And even if the programs are the pilot won't be!! By human nature you will be braver(and less nervous) on the sim due to the fact it cost nothing to rebuild and can not injure yourself or anyone else.

So have at it! join the XTR vs G3 fight.

But no matter what each program will have it's pros and cons.

From me G3 works best.

A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones that need the advice.

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12-07-2005 06:32 AM  12 years agoPost 14
JWatson

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Buy both!!

Sell which ever one you dont like.

That is by far the easiest way to settle this!!

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12-07-2005 08:24 AM  12 years agoPost 15
nivlek

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I've got XTR , G3 and AFPD , why do you have to sell any ?

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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12-07-2005 03:04 PM  12 years agoPost 16
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Good point nivlek!

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12-08-2005 10:59 PM  12 years agoPost 17
Bungleaio

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12-10-2005 02:52 AM  12 years agoPost 18
stanc

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At least XTR upgrades the existing program and they are free. With Real Flight if they upgrade theirs you have to buy it again.

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12-10-2005 09:01 AM  12 years agoPost 19
B52fixer

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Not true.
The Upgrades are free.
The addon disc however are not. But as soon as they release the aircraft editor this will most likely be pretty pointless.

A word to the wise ain't necessary. It's the stupid ones that need the advice.

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12-10-2005 01:43 PM  12 years agoPost 20
Brett

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Hey SwissKurt


Thanks for your feedback. IMHO A key component of any PC gaming system is the graphics card. This also holds true for graphic intense simulators like reflex. Take the GeForce 7800 With 24 pixel pipelines, 8 vertex units, and 302 million transistors. Compare that to the average card that is in the average PC. Now run reflex or your favorite video game. Further look at the new xbox which gas 60 million transistors in the GPU if only we could have a simulator on that platform. Video card is very important. You can have the fastest processor in the world and a bad visor card will render you nothing but frustration.

Further whenever you call tech support or visit the knowledge base for the simulators or any graphics based program the video card or driver is at the top of the list. Processor is next, system memory behind that and then hard drive speed. You could have a slow hard drive and an excellent video card and not see any problems. Reverse that and all hell breaks loose.

As for the radio, What ever the number of cycles is, I spent 2K on my radio because I wanted a radio not a game controller. When is the last time you went to the store and spent 700-2K on a game controller or joystick to play your favorite game? As for the failure, I don’t want my radio to fail at all be-it a video game or in real flight.

Any movable component will fail. No point in putting the wear and tear on it to play a game that’s all I am saying. It would be like buying a car and running it on a dyno all day. You would clock mileage and wear and tear and have gone no where.

As for the battery I can achieve the same thing by leaving it on or cycling it.

Video games are best left to game controllers not transmitters unless you have a few hundred dollar radio that you would rather use in its place. I think that the option to use either is nice so you can get the feel of holding your own radio once in a while and the feel of the gimbals of your real deal. Not to mention the kid factor they always want to play when they see you at it, and I don’t want my radio in my kid’s hands.


Happy flying whicever way you choose

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