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Old Jan 13, 2012, 11:12 PM
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I got interested in RC sim flying 1.5 yrs before my first plane.
I bought GP4.5 and later upgraded to 5.5 with combat.
I flew & flew & flew.
First plane 47" SuperCub, 20 flights in 2 weeks (no crash)
2nd Plane 1100mm P-47, 40 flights with no crash.
3rd plane F4F. Crash maiden by mechanical failure, my fault. 2 successful flights after repairs.

The sim has does teach the most important thing about RC flight which is that the R/L controls reverse when the plane is coming towards you. But it is no substitute for the hands on flying experience you get at the field.
The sim perspective is off, making it harder to fly from a fixed due to a lack of realistic field of vision.

Sim flight has no consequences which leads to casual risks you will never take flying at the field.

My experience is while it has helped me get a clean start and advance quickly, there is no substitute for the real flying experience you will need to fly with the dig dogs.
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