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12-21-2003 01:24 AM  13 years agoPost 1
Cautrell05

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Do you have to use the controller that comes with G2 or can you use any newer heli TX? Im planning on getting into helis soon and think a good sim sould be a good idea but I am not real thrilled about $250+ for a sim and controller on top of the cost of the heli and gear.

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12-21-2003 03:55 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Rick_H

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The controller that comes with the G2 also has the interface built into it to allow the use of your TX with the G2. So if you plan on buying the G2 you are stuck with the Interlink conroller.

Rick

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12-21-2003 04:19 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Cautrell05

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Is there any good heli sims that I can use my own TX? Im sure G2 is a good sim but I dont want to try to explain to my wife that my "game" for the PC cost $200. Know what I mean? Thanks.

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12-21-2003 04:51 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Naomi

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There is a free simulator called FMS flight simulator, you can use your own tx, but you have to buy the interface or built it yourself if you good at electronic stuff.

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12-21-2003 08:20 AM  13 years agoPost 5
vitek

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Cautrell05,

Read _carefully_ what Rick_H said...
The controller that comes with the G2 also has the interface built into it to allow the use of your TX with the G2. So if you plan on buying the G2 you are stuck with the Interlink conroller.
G2 comes with the interlink controller. It has the interface built into it, which allows you to use your TX. You can choose to use the controller or your radio.

Also, listen to yourself carefully.
Im sure G2 is a good sim but I dont want to try to explain to my wife that my "game" for the PC cost $200.
It's only a game if you treat it like one, regardless of how much it cost, or what you use to control it. Does it sound any better to say that you spent $300 upgrading your computer so you could use $500 R/C heli transmitter to play a $200 computer game? No, not really.

If you spend some time on the simulator, I can nearly guarantee you that you'll get every bit of your investment back and then some.

Travis

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12-21-2003 08:23 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Rick_H

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Cautrell05
dont want to try to explain to my wife that my "game" for the PC cost $200
Explain to her that if training on the SIM will save you one crash then it has paid for itself. And trust me it will pay for it's self many times over.

Rick

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12-22-2003 03:36 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Cautrell05

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Im sorry, I guess I should have stated that a little clearer. I myself dont see it as a game. I understand the importance of a good sim and how it can save me alot of broken parts. My wife sees it as, if its on the comp- its a "game".


I know that G2 comes with the interlink controller. Thats probably why the price is where it is. What I meant is if I already have the TX for my heli, is there a good sim that I can just buy a $30 cable and use my own TX?

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12-22-2003 04:44 AM  13 years agoPost 8
helibeats

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Look on Ebay, you should be able to pick up a copy of G2 for about 160.

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12-22-2003 07:40 AM  13 years agoPost 9
vitek

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My wife sees it as, if its on the comp- its a 'game'.
Obviously your wife must have some reason for thinking that this is so.

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12-22-2003 07:41 AM  13 years agoPost 10
vitek

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It _appears_ that you are having problems justifying this to yourself, as from the sound of it, you haven't even discussed getting the simulator with your wife yet...

As Naomi said above, you can use FMS. On the Links page, they list a few places where to get a commercially built adapter, or if you're able, you could build one yourself.

Travis.

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12-22-2003 02:29 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Drunk Monk

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Fms is pretty crap, it flies far to easy, pre-flight is good. You could get the G2 lite version that's a little cheaper. Other than that try reflex.


Stephen

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