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Old Jun 19, 2012, 03:24 PM
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I believe the hobbyking simulator the op is referring to for $15 is the exact same thing as the $40 dollar dynam. It is a USB 6 ch "transmitter" and comes with the free FMS simulator software.

The FMS software that comes with the dynam or the legal hobbyking offering is free and available for download. It works for basic orientation training and learning the stick functions for flight in different directions (coming towards you vs away from you). Beyond that it isn't really useful but it serves a purpose for what it is.

I highly recommend a more advanced software if you are serious about the hobby. They will give you useful practice and though the simulators (Real Flight and Phoenix being the most popular) are more expensive they are still cheaper than learning without a sim by crashing and repairing your aircraft.

RealFlight comes with a usb sim tx modeled after a futaba and Phoenix comes either with a real tx (spektrum DX5E) or as software only with a dongle for hooking your tx to the computer.

A good simulator will be great not only for learning but also for rainy, windy days and well worth the price!

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