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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Just got RF6

Two weeks ago I ordered RF6 with the helo pack and got it in 5 days from tower hobby. They had a $20.00 off coupon with free shipping so it only cost $179.99 no tax so it's better than your average hobby store. Now today I bought the computer, a HP AMD quad core 8 gigs of ram 1T hard drive and a decent video card plus a dell 24" LED HD monitor from Best Buy for a total of $697.00 after 15% off computer and monitor combo purchase. So now almost $900.00 later I'm enjoying my RC flight sim. I could have bought a T-REX for the price but after a few hours on the computer I would have been thousands of dollars in debt with the real thing.

So how does it run???

Like a dream! No problems no crashing, no frame delays it runs great! The computer did give me a alert twice that the program was using a considerable amount of system resources but it didn't bog down.
So would I recommend the computer and RF6 to the next hobbyist?
Yes, I do plan to upgrade the power supply, ram, and video card but that will be to run other graphic intensive programes.

About me, one Apple all in one Mac, 2 iPhones, one iPad2, two iPod touch (first and second Gen) and one iPod classic. Oh, a broke Toshiba laptop that I tried to fix because of a bad power supply. Long live Apple! and Pc is for RF6.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Long live Android
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:56 AM
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Figures!
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Figures!
Well Jeff, Kris is right.

Reply brought to you by the Samsung Galaxy S II which is better than the iPhone.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:16 AM
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"Borrowed" technolgy!
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 12:45 PM
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"Borrowed" technolgy!
LOL. Yeah except for LTE which Samsung owns plenty of patents. Let's see how fast the iPhone is if Samsung files counter suit. LOL.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 01:33 PM
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LOL. Yeah except for LTE which Samsung owns plenty of patents. Let's see how fast the iPhone is if Samsung files counter suit. LOL.
That would be one hell of a comeback
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:10 PM
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I still think buying a sim is silly since all hobby shops let you play with theirs anyway. I have more fun games to play on my PC. The whole point of RC for me is to GET AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER lol.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:37 PM
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I still think buying a sim is silly since all hobby shops let you play with theirs anyway. I have more fun games to play on my PC. The whole point of RC for me is to GET AWAY FROM MY COMPUTER lol.
There are more new pilots with skills, picked up from Flight Sims, that rival the skills learned over years of flying.

A Flight Sim is a very useful tool, especially for newbies.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:43 PM
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I still think buying a sim is silly since all hobby shops let you play with theirs anyway.
And car dealers let you test drive cars.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 05:08 PM
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And car dealers let you test drive cars.
Only if you look like you can afford the one you want to test drive
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 05:14 PM
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There are more new pilots with skills, picked up from Flight Sims, that rival the skills learned over years of flying.

A Flight Sim is a very useful tool, especially for newbies.
it would be interesting to do a side by side study of noobs who had never been exposed to a flight sim or rc before, start one directly on an rc trainer or easy RTF, have the other do nothing but sims and then have them both fly a sport plane after the same amount of hours.
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it would be interesting to do a side by side study of noobs who had never been exposed to a flight sim or rc before, start one directly on an rc trainer or easy RTF, have the other do nothing but sims and then have them both fly a sport plane after the same amount of hours.
I have been training new pilots since 1978. I have seen a dramatic difference between those who use a Sim and those who do not. Faster computers and more realistic Sims have made a big difference. Using your everyday transmitter programming, with a Sim, helps you understand your transmitter.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Only if you look like you can afford the one you want to test drive
Don't worry, kid. After you've grown up, the car dealers will take you seriously.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Don't worry, kid. After you've grown up, the car dealers will take you seriously.
Yeah, I hear a tail you have to show proof of castration to test drive a hummer.
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