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01-13-2009 10:12 AM  9 years agoPost 41
itsjojo

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My future father in law is getting into helis and has been using his G3.5 sim. He is killer on 3d airplanes but wants to be able to fly a heli around the field. I told him to start on 15 minutes a day on the sim. Fifteen minutes consistently should make quite a difference in skill for new or average heli pilots. IMO
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01-13-2009 01:16 PM  9 years agoPost 42
Stolla

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Here's my take on it, i'm not a youngster anymore, heading to the dark side of 40, started heli's just over a year ago, didn't fly anything rc before that, started with a mini titan and bought fs one 3 months thereafter. my initial findings were that although the sim gives you the input parameters it does not prepare you for the real thing at all, you know what i'm talking about "the NERVES".
I then bought reflex and wow what a difference my flying improved immediately, still got the severe shakes after every new move but was able to go from normal flying to inverted and backwards circuits as well as the usual t/tocks, tail slides etc. O yeah i have upgraded to phoenix a couple of months ago and again noticed the improvement over reflex although not nearly as much as from fsone to rflex. My initial fleet has increased to include 7 helis of all shapes and sizes, i barely fly the minititan as it seemed to get smaller as time goes by. Now would i have been able to fly heli's the way i do today without a sim, not a chance!
I find the sim particular useful when designing new moves. There is no denying that the sim is not the real thing but what it does do best is to give you muscle memory to let your subconscious take over when you lose it, well mostly.
I try to do at least half an hour a day but skip a couple of days every now and then to get realism back in my life. Truth being told the new sims especially phoenix, is the best thing that ever happened to this hobby. My brother started with phoenix and he's been flying circuits after his 4th hover, btw he's over 50.
I just wished we had this years ago when i was also still a youngster,btw i take my hat off to everyone who learned the old school way

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01-13-2009 07:32 PM  9 years agoPost 43
GyroFreak

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At lest one hour a night !!! Oh wait he said simulate, not stimulate...

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-13-2009 08:42 PM  9 years agoPost 44
USNAviationjay

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Try to get at least 1 hour per night.
I use Phoenix and it has for sure helped me advance my skills.

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01-14-2009 09:48 AM  9 years agoPost 45
itsjojo

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I find the sim particular useful when designing new moves. There is no denying that the sim is not the real thing but what it does do best is to give you muscle memory to let your subconscious take over when you lose it, well mostly.
That's what I call learning "the sticks of the tricks".

Without learning the sticks prior to trying a new trick, I feel more handicapped. When I have practiced a long time in the safety of my sim, I have the muscle memory when I head out to try the trick. It's like having half the trick already in the bag. Much, much easier and I have spent most of the learning curve on the computer with no crash costs.
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01-14-2009 04:34 PM  9 years agoPost 46
Jamin_00

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Beginner,been flying since August 08.Used to use the sim (phoenix)for maybe 1/2 hour a night.Now bored with it,dont get the buzz when on it,but it has definatly helped my flying as I'm now doin inverted hovering and its 100% because of the sim.

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01-14-2009 07:48 PM  9 years agoPost 47
papatango

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4 hours a week, on average. I find that taking a break for a week or so helps me get perspective back; after long sessions my depth perception on the sim doesn't jive with the real thing, and it tricks my feeble brain a little when I take it outside.

Currently flying a Trex 600, 700 and Joker helicopters; two crashes on the 600 only, after losing orientation when in a hover at a distance.

I fly G4, and build environments in the sim that resemble local areas, and being able to test new set-ups( wind, weight, rates etc) made the transition painless. Without a doubt I've probably done 1000 auto landings on various birds on the sim, and that alone saved me thousands of dollars in repairs.

Been' flying for five months, and love it!!

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01-15-2009 02:05 AM  9 years agoPost 48
RaptorMan23

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Maybe an hour a month? I dont really need it

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01-15-2009 03:33 AM  9 years agoPost 49
Lojik

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Beginner

Roughly 2.5-5 Hours a week, try to get at least 15min a day.

One thing I noticed improving my ability major was upping the wind on Phoenix, setting it to what I would most likely be flying in or slightly harder has taught me to control the model better in more "realistic" conditions and is keeping me on my toes with correcting unknown factors.

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01-15-2009 03:08 PM  9 years agoPost 50
littleflyer

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been flying for about 3 years off and on. try to hit the sim at least 30min. three times a week.

BUT it does help. I started with no sim just getting out there, and watching training videos online. lots of fustration, time and money. I remember that everytime the bird would come nose in it would send me into a full blown panic.

After commiting to a sim(phoenix) and hours of nose in hover pratice, the funniest thing happened in the field. I finished doing a fig 8 and parked her in front of me in a steady nose in hover, not even realizing what i did. A buddy standing next to me actually mentioned " hey i didn't know u could nose in ". neither did i. i replied. panic set it and just landed , no incident.

Sim's are great for mechanics,reaction time etc... but nothing beats the rush and sweaty palms of the real thing.

Now the more time i spend on the sim the more confidence i have to try things in the field.

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01-18-2009 11:59 AM  9 years agoPost 51
itsjojo

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Papatango
I fly G4, and build environments in the sim that resemble local areas, and being able to test new set-ups( wind, weight, rates etc) made the transition painless. Without a doubt I've probably done 1000 auto landings on various birds on the sim, and that alone saved me thousands of dollars in repairs.
Been' flying for five months, and love it!!
Jamin00
Beginner,been flying since August 08.Used to use the sim (phoenix)for maybe 1/2 hour a night.Now bored with it,dont get the buzz when on it,but it has definatly helped my flying as I'm now doin inverted hovering and its 100% because of the sim.
That's great. Sounds like you doing very well.. Congrats!!!
Roughly 2.5-5 Hours a week, try to get at least 15min a day.
I think the consistancy of 15 minutes a day would be incredibly valuable.
the funniest thing happened in the field. I finished doing a fig 8 and parked her in front of me in a steady nose in hover, not even realizing what i did. A buddy standing next to me actually mentioned " hey i didn't know u could nose in ".
This kinda stuff happens to me too. I do some radical 3d in the sim and when flying for real a few tanks in, when I am loosened up and feeling I find myself automatically performing some of the tricks I do in the sim. For one, inverted piro-ing circles. I just popped that baby upside down and started piring all over the place. Not as good as the sim but still did it. Kinda subconsciously, like waking up in the middle of a trick wondering what I am doing.
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01-18-2009 12:10 PM  9 years agoPost 52
itsjojo

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I do have to admit, as consistent as I have tried to be on the sim, I did miss a few days on the sim and felt guilty about it. Soon after I decided to not worry about it. The next day sitting down to fly the sim I felt ready to go. I had an great time flying and did amazingly well. Better than I have done for a long time. I think the time away did me well. Almost as if I forgot of some of the bad habits. Go figure!

Papatango
I find that taking a break for a week or so helps me get perspective back
Maybe you have the right idea....

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01-19-2009 03:14 AM  9 years agoPost 53
UltraSeven

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I'm intermediate pilot. 15 minutes 4 to 5 nights a week with my new phoenix.

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01-23-2009 04:56 PM  9 years agoPost 54
LonR

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Ive been in the hobby for 7 months and put about 2-4 hrs a day in on the sim and this is where im at right now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93DB...re=channel_page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_sD...re=channel_page

I learned all that on a realflight G2 sim and sold everything 5 months ago right after them videos and just picked up a Raptor 50 and realflight G3.5 about 3 weeks ago so im not sure how my flying will be after my 5 month break but sence I bought the G3.5 ive learned alot more like piro flips,funnles and a few other things and my flying seems alot better on the sim.I'll find out in the next 2-3 months once it warms up how I do at the real thing again .

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01-24-2009 12:31 PM  9 years agoPost 55
itsjojo

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Flying high
I checked out your youtube videos. Way to go! Not bad flying. I'd say your learning way faster than I did. Get some new videos. I'd love to see more.

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01-24-2009 03:59 PM  9 years agoPost 56
LonR

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Thanks bro .Once it warms up in the next two months i'll forsure post more videos .Im doing the Colin Bell mixer mod to the head and need o finish putting the throttle jockey on it so this is going to be a blast .

600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan

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01-27-2009 12:04 AM  9 years agoPost 57
VooDooX

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intermediate and i fly about 1 hour to 2 a day can do inverted backwards 8's and rolls aelieron and elev tic tocs inverted blade stall autos and piroflips so i would say it works alot i have learned flight orientatiosn loops rolls and flips and then used it in real life still not enough time flyign to try piroflips in real life only been flying helis 3 months no prior experience heres a video http://youtube.com/watch?v=wFTrF7kfs50 in pheonix

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01-27-2009 11:27 AM  9 years agoPost 58
itsjojo

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VooDoo,
Nice flying. What sim is that? How do you get your sim video on youTube?

I noticed the inverted blade stop. Way too cool!
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01-27-2009 03:39 PM  9 years agoPost 59
jnngill

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I try and get in between 15 and 30 minutes a day when posible.

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01-29-2009 07:37 PM  9 years agoPost 60
VooDooX

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itsjojo its Pheonix flight sim http://www.phoenix-sim.com/welcome.htm and to upload to youtube i made a recording in the sim then played it back with fraps which saves it as a video file then uploaded to youtube pheonix is a great sim almost exactly like real life

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