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04-23-2009 01:58 PM  10 years ago
T-Rex-Flyer

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Nashville got it right, since burning fuel is not an option at this time the sim can't hurt.If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.
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04-23-2009 08:00 PM  10 years ago
Richardmid1

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Be careful! After too long on the sim you tend to try the stuff you've been doing on the sim for real without thinking about it! I tend to flow into a move which I do on the sim with my real heli then it hits me that im not on the sim half way through the move and I scare myself! Fun though!60% of the time, it works every time!
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04-23-2009 09:00 PM  10 years ago
Sam2b

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Yeah, that's when it gets fun - your instinctual stick movements kick in automatically in real life.

Back to the original question: if your goal is to progress, then as long as are treating the sim as serious (and nervously) as real life, you should be able to translate the sim into reality fairly easily. Since so much of flying is a state of mind, it is no wonder we can view ourselves as "I can do it on the sim but not at the field." So if you aren't willing to bring your simulator moves to the field the next time you are at the field, practice the other stuff more diligently including orientation training.

The real heli doesn't feel like the sim? Dial in the real heli to feel like the sim, or vice versa.
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04-23-2009 09:20 PM  10 years ago
rotormonkey

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The real heli doesn't feel like the sim? Dial in the real heli to feel like the sim, or vice versa.
There's a lot in the way of physics that even the best sims don't have. These things contribute a lot to the differences in flight between sim and real life.

Take VRS for example. I can't remember the last time in the sim I was at full stick and still descending. When that happens in RL it scares the crap out of you when you're close to the ground and it catches you by surprise.

Also I still maintain there's no need to treat the sim really seriously. Regardless of how you treat it you're still programming the muscle memory.
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04-23-2009 09:56 PM  10 years ago
w.pasman

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Sim time only helps if your real heli flies nearly the same. Especially huge differences in available power and gyro behaviour are tricky

I ran ahead on the sim for quite some time but once the maneuvers got harder I now find that my limited available time on the sim limits me in making quick further progress..
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04-23-2009 09:57 PM  10 years ago
w.pasman

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I can't remember the last time in the sim I was at full stick and still descending.
You can have that on Reflex. I think they even improved it on my request. But I agree that in real life it happens a bit easier/more often than on the sim.
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04-23-2009 10:06 PM  10 years ago
Richardmid1

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Its called vortex lift loss on the Phoenix flight sim or something like that.60% of the time, it works every time!
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04-23-2009 10:09 PM  10 years ago
rotormonkey

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No kidding.. G4 must be the only one that doesn't have it. Anyway, it was meant as a simple example. Sims can't emulate everything accurately. That's all I was trying to say.
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04-24-2009 04:23 AM  10 years ago
jphilli

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Hey Mikel, as soon as we can get together fall semester you'll get some stick time. Until then just hang out on the sim and don't crash your heli! I've always been a big proponent on sim first and real life later; seems to have worked for me. I'll show you what I mean next semester though.
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04-24-2009 09:59 PM  10 years ago
jackheli

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Sim time would never take priority over the real thing for me. Time at the field pays threesome, and the rush is overwhelming.

You just forgot how it feels like after a successful flying session...
It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.
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