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Old Jan 16, 2012, 09:11 AM
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RC Desk Pilot + BMI Flight Simulators - Both Currently FREE For Download

Intro Video (not my video):

R/C Desk Pilot 0.1.3 (1 min 33 sec)


My review video on YouTube:

BMI Flight Simulator Information (14 min 44 sec)


I originally bought a Flying Model Simulator (FMS) for use with my Windows 7 laptop. It was OK, the graphics weren't that great. I saw RC Desk Pilot online while I was searching for a better free software that I could use with my existing 6 channel R/C USB controller (see the modification HERE).

So, I downloaded RC Desk Pilot - FREE - and it's awesome. The graphics are much better than FMS, and there are even competitions that will keep you busy on rainy days. Although it does not have a large helicopter selection, there are still two models. It was made more for R/C planes, and it's awesome! You can fully program the channels for the models, and you can even download new models from the Internet, just like how FMS can! Right when I was starting to get the hang of using RC Desk Pilot, a new, updated version came out called BMI Flight Simulator. There are many more different models in that version, and there is the addition of a lake in the scenery.

RC Desk Pilot and BMI Flight Simulator are the same scenery wise (other than the addition of the lake in the BMI version), and have lots of models. You can even move all of your RC Desk Pilot models to the BMI's folder on your hard drive so that you can have all the models that you want to fly on one software. This makes it a lot easier, because you won't have to switch to RC Desk Pilot for a 3D plane and then back to BMI Flight Simulator for that awesome Icon A5 plane.

The official RC Groups thread about RC Desk Pilot:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1102829

Here's the RC Desk Pilot homepage:

http://rcdeskpilot.com/

And here's the BMI Flight Simulator webpage (same website, different webpage):

http://rcdeskpilot.com/bmi

Snapshot from the BMI webpage:



PROS:

-awesome graphics
-FREE
-easy download
-compatible with add-on aircraft
-has helicopters also
-realistic flight capabilities
-sailplanes included with RC Desk Pilot
-lake on BMI Flight Simulator
-has cockpit view option for FPV training
-multiple competitions/games to play
-fully customizable weather and graphics (morning, day, night, windy, calm, etc.)
-easy technical support - an E-Mail is given for comments/help/ideas/etc.
-visual thermal representation
-glider towing
-you can even view it in 3D if you have 3D glasses!

CONS:

-not compatible with FMS aircraft
-only one flying spot to choose from
-small flying area - go into cockpit view and you'll easily run out of scenery

Download it today, you wont be disappointed!



Dan
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I just gave this a shot, very impressive for a free sim... much better than FMS. thanks for sharing!
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Yes, it is quite the upgrade to FMS for a free simulator!
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 05:10 AM
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I keep getting a "Page Not Found" on RC Desk Sim V 03 downloads page... is this something I'm doing wrong?
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Do you mean this page:

http://rcdeskpilot.com/download

? It seems fine to me? Try the BMI download instead and see if that page works for you.
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 10:53 PM
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I spoke to Davy - there was a 404 problem. He re-saved it and it's working now!
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 05:18 AM
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Great!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 04:27 PM
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This is funny. I just found this software today and then came across this thread. RC Desk Pilot is miles ahead of FMS.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 01:35 PM
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3D heli

Is there a 3D heli in the BMI simulator?
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 03:37 PM
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No, there isn't. Try HeliSimRC for 3D training.
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