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10-09-2013 11:37 AM  4 years agoPost 21
Heli_Splatter

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That would be $hit, but then it could be expected.

The armed services, major airlines, regional airlines and even general aviation pilots use simulators to create events that would be dangerous and even fatal to practice in the real world. People learn how to live through mistakes that have cost other people their lives.

The FAA even allows many hours of sim training to count towards the flight hour requirements for licenses.

It is short sighted for anyone not to realize the benefits of flying 100% more hours and crashing less. A single crash can cost more than the cost of a simulator. I don't care what brand you use, they are all better than nothing. They are not games unless you make them a game. To me, they are a training device.

Old ideas make you Old.

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10-09-2013 01:48 PM  4 years agoPost 22
Ace Dude

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I learned to fly using the old DOS version of the CSM simulator. IMHO the simulator is worth every penny. This time around I may treat myself to a new graphics to go along with it. My EVGA card is getting a little old and graphics cards have come a long way in the last three years.

  

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10-09-2013 02:01 PM  4 years agoPost 23
HeliNutAndy

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Are there people out there that do not use a sim? I think I would have given up some time ago due to crash costs etc. without it.

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10-09-2013 02:39 PM  4 years agoPost 24
LuckyLen

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You would not believe the number of people "old school" at my local field who say sims are worthless, you can't learn anything, nothing like real flying, etc.

I agree, there is nothing like real flying, as the "pucker factor" is not there with a sim. However, getting muscle memory, learning stick movements, and lastly seeing how a model reacts during a maneuver is a key part of learning.

One of the Gents I went over his house to use his sim - he had an old version of RealFlight - which was useless. Not because of the program, but because he was running it on an ancient machine. Everything was delayed even at the lowest settings. So in that case I understand how he feels it is useless.

I plan to invite him over my house to fly the latest RF Sim on my gaming machine, which has a graphics card with memory and more than sufficient processing power to run it. It's night and day as compared to his set-up. So to those of you who are sim haters, make sure you run it with an adquate system before you make a call...

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10-09-2013 02:42 PM  4 years agoPost 25
LuckyLen

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IMHO Phoenix 4 is not even in the same ballpark as RF 6.5. Is close to RF 4.5, but the latest version of RF is far superior...

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10-09-2013 03:10 PM  4 years agoPost 26
Heli_Splatter

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That is it in a nutshell, they try to run the sim on a computer that is so ancient that the pharaohs used it to plan the pyramids.

At this point even a $300 desktop will run the sim decently. Maybe not at the highest settings, but a decent frame rate. Laptops are more costly and the integrated graphics processors are not up to gaming use unless is says so.

The other thing is that they complain about any gaming aspect whatsoever. If it sells more copies of the sim... who cares, it brings down the individual cost per copy and just might bring someone into the hobby that would not have enjoyed it.

Flight sims are games... they use computer resources like games and you will need a graphics card and a upgraded power supply to use it at the highest levels of graphics.

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10-09-2013 03:19 PM  4 years agoPost 27
Retired2011

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Well...
I didn't realize you could upgrade for $50 - that's a horse of a different color!

I will probably be in on that after all.

And I agree, trying to learn to fly helis without a sim is just not smart...unless you like wasting money.

Chet

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10-09-2013 03:33 PM  4 years agoPost 28
whoamis

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So, $50 isn't bad, but I haven't spotted any reason to upgrade, other than the TT E700 model.

Can anybody cite a good reason?

(Other than "7 is, like, 1 more!"

thx

oops, bounced it!

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10-09-2013 03:39 PM  4 years agoPost 29
Heli_Splatter

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I have real respect for the guys that learned to fly with sticks and balls.. nothing else. It could not have been cheap.

On the other hand I have disdain for the guys flying sticks and balls on their helis in the sim. Belt and suspenders kind of argument.

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10-09-2013 03:55 PM  4 years agoPost 30
Retired2011

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Whatever that means...?
I really have no reason to respect someone that won't take advantage of the tools available to them.

Chet

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10-09-2013 09:03 PM  4 years agoPost 31
HeliNutAndy

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You would not believe the number of people "old school" at my local field who say sims are worthless, you can't learn anything, nothing like real flying, etc.
I usually don't voice my opinion when it comes to this but that's a crock of sh*t. I don't believe the sim is a replacement for real flying but I have learned a few moves on the sim that I have successfully transferred over. My skill level on the sim is much much better than actual flying but it has helped me immensely. I also enjoy playing it or treating it like a game. As far as being worthless I don't think so.

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10-10-2013 06:18 AM  4 years agoPost 32
Flys4Fun

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i still fly realflight 2.5

i learned to fly with training gear and got all the way to inverted flying without ever having a simulator experience, simulators werent even around yet. messing with revo mix was fun when going inverted but not knowing how to fly yet. almost feel lucky to have felt the sheer terror, thrill, excitement and accomplishment of putting so much at stake into the unknown before ever attempting it. i grew a new chest hair after every manuever i attempted for the first time.

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10-10-2013 06:37 AM  4 years agoPost 33
keiser BLADE

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im gonna pick this up

my cpu consist of

ASRock Z77 extreme 6
core i5 3570k
16gb ram
evga GTX760
SSD.

have to say I ran my old computer for a long time it was a first gen core i5 with a ATi raedon 5750

and with the upgraded machine I could tell a big diff in real flight 6.5.

I can run it full settings now and it just takes it all

Brandon

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10-10-2013 12:47 PM  4 years agoPost 34
Heli_Splatter

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What is $50 every two years? I blow that in 10 seconds at the hobby shop or on-line. It is probably the single best purchase that I have made in this hobby.

BS (as in Before Sim) was a dark and dreary time of crashes and mangled wood blades. Built by sun-up, crash by break time. Then it was off to the hobby store to buy the required parts and sulk my way to the counter. The clerks made fun of me and always asked "crash again". Well, of course you idiot, I am not here for my health and recreation. Time after time I would make the trip of embarrassment and shame.

Then suddenly a light rose in the east and the Day Of Sim (DOS) arrived. I was enlightened and found that to learn I did not need to mix wood, plastic, metal and earth in a cauldron of turmoil and angst.

It was a long time before I once again put blade to real air, for it was an era of enlightenment and knowledge known as AAOS (After Arrival of Sim). Yes, the rosebud button did not cost a penny to press, and I pressed it with fearless abandon.

Now you know a bit about BS.

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10-10-2013 01:09 PM  4 years agoPost 35
Dan Minick

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im gonna pick this up
my cpu consist of
ASRock Z77 extreme 6
core i5 3570k
16gb ram
evga GTX760
SSD.
build an AMD based machine. then you will have something

Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!

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10-12-2013 09:44 PM  4 years agoPost 36
Einzelganger

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Then suddenly a light rose in the east and the Day Of Sim (DOS) arrived. I was enlightened and found that to learn I did not need to mix wood, plastic, metal and earth in a cauldron of turmoil and angst.
Heli_Splatter, your entire post is awesome. The part quoted here made me laugh out loud.....twice.

Wayne

I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
RIP Roman

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10-12-2013 10:46 PM  4 years agoPost 37
sonnyhad

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I'm thinking about building a new AMD machine for RF 7. I used to build one every year, but I have a housefull of computers, one in every room, so now its been about 4 or 5 years since I've built one. What should I build reasonably, simming is the only thing I do that requires any graphic challenges.

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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10-12-2013 11:56 PM  4 years agoPost 38
Heli_Splatter

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Yeah, I was laughing my butt off when I wrote that. I am the Shakespeare of RC Heli.

What yonder window breaks? Alas it is the Trex550 arising out of control from the east. My fair maiden who harks there? Is it the BeastX from yonder EU?

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10-13-2013 12:53 AM  4 years agoPost 39
keiser BLADE

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amd cant touch intel, I used to be an amd guy. well amd is cheaper which I like but u get what u pay for and this new system will boot from off to windows in about 4 seconds and has astonishing speed in everything I have used it for.

use what u want, just my .002

cannot wait to see the updated rf

Brandon

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10-14-2013 06:08 PM  4 years agoPost 40
Tbird

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for the 50 dollar upgrade do I just need any version of a real flight tx?

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