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09-06-2003 11:00 PM  14 years agoPost 1
spurry

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Reading, UK

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I am thinking of selling Realflight G2 to fund my new heli. I don't use it much anymore but am scared I might regret it in a few weeks/months.

Any pilots here who already do good 3D (ie: piro flips/rolls/loops, aerobatic auto's, tic-tocs etc) still like to use a sim or even find it useful to learn new stuff on?

My thinking is that if I wanted to perfect anything,then it would be better to perfect it with the heli. Just keep the sim for the rainy days. If this is the case for others as well, then I'm selling cos I want a rappy 90 now!!!

James

Sorry, I want never gets.......May I please have a thunder tiger raptor 90, an OS 91 C-Spec and all the goodies, I've been really good this year.

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09-07-2003 12:29 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Raptorite

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Wiltshire, UK

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Sim is the key

James,

The sim is the key to getting good, and staying good.

I use the sim for at least 20 minutes each and every day, sometimes for an hour or more.

If you havent already got the add ons disk 3 for G2 then you might want to treat yourself to it, it has the Rappy 30 and 60 models on it, which is just like flying them at the field, in fact sometimes when I am at the field I forget that Im not on the sim.

It certianly helps with the nerves of doing stuff at the field as you might find yourself thinking youre flying the sim and just going for it at the field

My advice, keep and use the sim

Cheers,

Peter

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09-07-2003 03:13 AM  14 years agoPost 3
pchuckie

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Pemberton TWP, NJ

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I spend hours on the sim perfecting a manuever, then try it with the real thing. During the winter if I don't get home in time to fly, I spend time on the sim.

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09-07-2003 05:42 PM  14 years agoPost 4
RotorX

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Spurry,

If you sell the sim, sure as hell when you need to learn a new move, you'll regret it.

A sim will also help prevent "Empty Wallet Syndrome"


Kaz

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09-07-2003 08:16 PM  14 years agoPost 5
spurry

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Ah, I've been diagnosed with that syndrome (EWS), it's a beeeaaach to get rid of. Usually I lie in bed to cure any illness, but the cure for this syndrome is to actually go out and work your but off!

Thanks for the replies. After reading them, I'll keep the sim, but it really is tempting when I could sell it and get some lovely QUK upgrades or get the 90 conversion kit.

I seen that Add-On 3 disk on eBay last week Peter, but I my was suffering with an acute bout of EWS. I should feel fine this week as I start work tomorrow!

Would anyone advise to sell the sim and buy the goodies?

James

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09-07-2003 10:07 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Ooppss

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What do you think we have to keep the flying up from oct until apr ????

"Warm" greetings from Sweden !!!

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09-08-2003 12:14 AM  14 years agoPost 7
KC

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09-08-2003 12:39 AM  14 years agoPost 8
spurry

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Goodpoint KC, it's just lately I've found myself not even bothering with it so that's when I started to wonder if it was mainly used by people just to learn how to hover. Obviously not. £120+ isn't bad for an infinite supply of fuel aye!

I won't sell it, in fact I'll look out for Add-on 3 and start cyber-flying again.

James

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09-09-2003 06:40 PM  14 years agoPost 9
petdarc

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Southampton. England

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Sim?

Well, if everyone is using a simulator. My question is to "the 3d experts"
Which simulator do you prefer?. I've tried a few upto now and not overly excited by any of them.

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09-09-2003 06:53 PM  14 years agoPost 10
TroyE

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Orlando, FL.

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Keep the sim and fly it every night before you go to bed and your brain will keep working on it.

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09-09-2003 07:02 PM  14 years agoPost 11
Raffy

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Chicago, Illinois

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Of course! I am a very good pilot using the Simulator but there are certain maneuvers that I chicken out doing at the flying field.

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09-09-2003 09:52 PM  14 years agoPost 12
gearset

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Thunder Bay Ontario

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hey Alexander all you do is use the sim, i think its called beilg a posser.hehe
oh ya: fury fury fury fury
JMWY

Livin'............

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09-10-2003 09:12 AM  14 years agoPost 13
bluefronted

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Pretoria, South Africa

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I have a G2 USB , i bought it after i learnt hovering and ffd flight.The only thing i learnt on it ws nose in .

I learnt fig 8 , stalls , loops and rolls on the real thing , as i cannot seem to appreciate the sim.The perspective is not there , the image of the heli is small , if u zoom in , you cannot see your surroundings properly and u get to see the ground to late.

at the moment i'm practising autos on the real thing , failed to come right on the sim.

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09-10-2003 11:02 AM  14 years agoPost 14
Roger Hamilton

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Surrey, England

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The sim is a must for learning the general stick movements for different flight modes. Like blue says, he used it for 'nose in' - ideal. Likewise I just started using it again for backwards and backwards inverted. It is a quick way to learn the basic procedures for this kind of stuff.

Personally I hate it, but it sure helps speed the learning curve.

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09-10-2003 11:56 AM  14 years agoPost 15
Heli genius

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Hi bluefronted,

You can improve the perspective by setting the view option. The problem of the default setting is the heli too close to you and the auto zoom feature cause the bad perspective (Too early to zoom).

My setting is to set the auto zoom at much far distance (400 ft) than default and the size of the heli will be magified by 1.5 times at 400ft away. Under this setup you can have much better perspective while you still can see your heli when its flying far away from you.

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09-10-2003 08:18 PM  14 years agoPost 16
Glenn in Den

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Longmont, Colorado area

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Heli genius . . .

Could you provide more detail on those settings? I couldn't get 400 feet in there.

RFG2 USB

Glenn in Den.

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09-10-2003 08:40 PM  14 years agoPost 17
spurry

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Reading, UK

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Thanks alot for the posts. I'm sticking with the sim for now, but probably only until I get my new raptor90 SE when I'll need the funds, until then I'm without a heli to fly so it would be stupid of me to get rid of it.

All I did to make it look more realistic is increase the model size to about 1.5 or 2.

I was in a rush to sell it before just to get the 90 this week, but I'm waiting for a while for the new one. The only reason why I would sell it now is because of lack of use.

I'll keep it for the time being, as winter is closing in and using it will keep everything fresh in my mind. I generally fly about 1 gallon a day when I get started so I think when I get the heli, I'll ditch the sim if I still don't use it.
James

PS: Wes, your inbox is full.

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09-11-2003 03:44 PM  14 years agoPost 18
Heli genius

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Hi Glenn in Den,

Here is the step to setup a better perspective in G2:

Got to top menu and find "View",
=> Pilot and Viewport Options
=> Viewport
=> Autozoom
=> Zoom in on Aircraft

At here you type 400 ft in the field "Distance" and select your "Min. Aircraft size" (Try to keep the size as small as you can (1x), depend your monitor size)

From now only you will not limit yourself to do hovering type practice in G2, you can do everything you want to do in real heli!

Hope this can help

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09-11-2003 06:56 PM  14 years agoPost 19
Glenn in Den

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I tried that again but the only distance you can change is called

"Distance at which Auto-Zoom activates" and that expects a 2 digit number.

All other settings in that box involve aircraft relative SIZE. The "make aircraft larger" section (which I don't think is what you're referring to) has an adjustable size from 0 to 4.0 at a fixed 100M.

Maybe you have a different version? I'm on the latest. G2 - usb.

Glenn.

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09-12-2003 04:03 PM  14 years agoPost 20
Heli genius

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Hong Kong

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Hi Glenn in Den

Yes, the field name is "Distance at which Auto-Zoom activates"

I can type 3 digit in this box. May be your version is too new? I am using Parallel port interface version.

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