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Old Sep 09, 2001, 09:22 PM
CharlieR
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Which simulator? (Answers needed Quickly)

I want to improve my aerobatic flying skills by using a simulator. I am especially interested in aerobatic slowflight. Which simulator would be the most realistic and best for me.

-Greatplanes G2 ($200)
-Dave Brown 2001 (I can get special for $90)
-Cockpitmaster (S80)
-Picco Fly ($80)
-FMS ($25- cost to buy interface)

For the price dave brown seems good, but my only concern is if they have electric models.

I've heard nothing but good things about G2 but it's Expensive!

Cockpit master. Haven't heard much. Is it realistic?

FMS. Been using it with the keyboard but even so it doesn't seem that realistic.

thanks
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Old Sep 09, 2001, 09:32 PM
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I tried the FMS simulator and while helping with the orientation part of flying I felt the rest really left a lot to be desired; but it is free. I ended up with the Great Planes G2 and its fantastic. I feel its worth the money for sure.
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Old Sep 09, 2001, 09:32 PM
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You get what you pay for.

RFD has editing for EP on all planes.

Have you tried a search?????
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Old Sep 09, 2001, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies. I've done a search and have found a wealth of info. The majority of people seem to think that cockpitmaster is the best for small electric planes while realflight is better for largerplanes. Are there any small models in RF?

I haven't been able to find any info on Dave Brown 2001 though.

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Old Sep 10, 2001, 01:07 PM
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Salve ,
just have a look on www.ripmax.com and download the demo of the Rc-Simulator .Itīs great !! Iīve got the full version where you can change engine ,weight and so on .Itīs very realistic and the graphics are great ....and you can even shoot some nuclear rabbits with your on-board weapons
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Old Sep 10, 2001, 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by spy0o7:
FMS. Been using it with the keyboard but even so it doesn't seem that realistic.
How do you tell ? When was the last time you flew a plane with a keyboard ? A new version of FMS is out soon and it's even better than the current one. BTW the interface costs less than $5 to build.

But if you must spend some money I've heard nothing but good of Cockpit Master and it does have a bunch of electrics available. I've never tried it myself. FMS (and an old CSM) are good enough for me.

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