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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Pylon Racing on the Sim

Originally Posted by MSelig View Post
Just for kicks -- flying without air?
WHAT FUN! I'll have to try it.

On another subject: Pylon racing.

I'd like to see a little more realistic simulation of a pylon racing circuit. I've recently gotten into EF1 (Electric Formula 1) racing using a two pylon course. The course has a 400 ft pylon separation with the pilot station 225 ft on the perpendicular from the centerline of the pylons. I've tried the pylon racing game included with the sim but find the far pylon almost impossible to see below the tree line and the pilot view right on top of the near pylon. The best practice course I've found is to fly around the utility poles on the "wireless" site!

It would be grand to use one of the airport pano or 3D sites that have wide open spaces so the pylons could be seen against the sky (as apposed to the trees or other background clutter) and yet not the sod farm where there are no ground references. Maybe the option to race on both a two pylon course or a Q500 three pylon style course where the pilot view is a lot different. (sorry if I'm not describing the courses very well. I'm a real newbee on the subject.) Check out this thread for the EF1 discussion.

What y'all think?

Jack (diceco)
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