Flight Sims

WIDE SCREEN SIMULATOR Thread.Flight Sims on Model-Helicopters.ComModel flight simulators have changed the face of model helicopter flying world wide. Now pilots can learn all sorts of incredible manouvers at no cost to the wallet or model.
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Alvin Alvin's icon
 2007-03-09 18:37:21
I've connected my computer to my 32" lcd wide screen panel,so i can now fly reflex xtr on it.It's absolutely stunning,the helicopter seems huge compared to a normal monitor,feels more like the real thing,and the resolution is just as good as a computer monitor.If you've got an lcd or plasma panel,then i would definitely recommend it!
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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-03-09 19:11:38
Was this the pic you are trying to put in Alvin?

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Alvin Alvin's icon
 2007-03-11 00:52:30
Yeah,seems like it wouldn't work,no matter how many times i tried it!
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Ade_Law Ade_Law's icon
 2007-03-11 07:53:54
ahh i see the problem.....

its not phoenix :-)
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Alvin Alvin's icon
 2007-03-11 22:21:06
well if you can loan me phoenix,and it works well on my computer,i will buy it.aerofly pro deluxe just freezes for no reason,I want to make sure the software works before buying it.
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Ade_Law Ade_Law's icon
 2007-03-11 22:51:13
if reflex runs nice so will phoenix.

you might have to upgrade sound and graphics drivers but apart from that it will just work and run better on the same spec machine.

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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-03-11 23:21:13

I used to build pc's for myself at home. A few for the shop etc too.
While moving with the latest stuff, I had tried various ATI graphics cards.

They went to the Radeons. By that time I had found several times that the ATI were not doing things like sims well. I had stepping and kicking out. Customers were having problems with ATI which pissed me off, because they would bring a sim back, with nothing wrong due to that fact.
I would accertain the card make, test it in the shop on a G-force, find it always to be fine and sell it on to another customer.

once I moved to G-force invidia, things went pucka. No more issues. As long as the spec of the card was right for the application it was fine.
I tried a radeaon 128meg at one point. A last try with ATI.

It would refuse to show the boot up section, only working in windows. And the truflite sim had the waggy tail syndrome.

Sacked it and got a g-force 4 and perfect.
I wonder what brand of graphics card you are using Alvin. smilie I would suggest that if it is ATI... well I would not recommend it.
And if it is G-force, then maybe it is underspec or something else if of issue when you can't run the Aerofly delux.
For sure, the Aerofly delux screwed up big time when I tried it first, because I had not got loaded the "openGL" drivers of that specific g-force card. Once I found the drivers and loaded them.. hey ho. A real nice simulator I found.

Having the shop, I used the realflight originals, reflex, truflite, aerofly and aerofly delux. never tried a pheonix, but todate, out of all of em, I rate the G3.5 Realflight above all. This is the one midland have on their big screen.

Superb and the night flying rocks.
A Screen dump off my lappy.

Si smilie
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Alvin Alvin's icon
 2007-03-11 23:26:16
It's an ati radion 9600 funny enough! Ade,just because reflex runs doesn't mean phoenix will run,after all aerofly pro delux won't.
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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-03-11 23:44:11

Trust me, when you buy the next graphics card, what ever spec, just get a Ge-Force.
Which ever, 128meg, 256 of 512.. ge-force 3 or 4.. who cares.

They are solid reliable.. Like the difference between OS and webra. You might get slightly more performance from a webra, but it will be a pain in many cases and an OS will "on average" give a more predicatable, if not slighly less poweful performance.

I guarentee if you had the aerofly with a geforce and load the correct drivers (opengl) it would impress you for sure'.

So whats the word on the Pheonix sim? is it digital graphics? does it compete with the g3.5 "check this out"...

You can even simulate a no canopy heli when running in or setting up ish.
And the night flying for me is second to non

Si smilie
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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-03-18 18:11:50
Just popped over to see Gwyri.
Had a go on his sim. I had never seen the Pheonix before.

Personally I was very impressed. Maybe the graphics of the realflight are better slightly and the extra features offered are more, but for nearly £200 then realflight should offer a comprehensive selection.

The Pheonix I understand was only about £80. Digital fields and WOW the synergy is the dogs.
After a bit of tweaking I reckon it flew pretty darn mega accurate.
Only thing was it tends to drift off ever so slightly. I turned the drag setting up which did improve it.
Am well impressed for sure.
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