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Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Murocflyer,
Very nice thread. Thank you.

Two things were mentioned in this thread. One had to do with being able to test the different flight sims. I was able to do so at a local Hobby Shop. RC6 and Phoenix. Both worked fine for me. The difference to me was price and price. Initial cost and upgrade cost. I went with Phoenix.

The other thing was Phoenix came with a Spectrum DX5e which is an actual transmitter.
Not bad. I can use it with my DLG. Personally, I'd prefer to use a xmitter that I will use while flying.

I've been away from the hobby for many years and want to get back into sail planes and pattern. I have two older computer futaba's and bought a Turnigy 9x. I used to program my gliders for camber, crowe, take off and landing configuration. Phoenix planes are obviously advanced enough to use these mixing functions so my plan is to use computer radios to practice without augering an expensive plane and get back into the grove. That will happen just as soon as I can find out what I need to be able to program the xmitter into phoenix sim on my computer.

Keep up the good work and Thanks again!
Bob
You are welcome Bob and glad to help. When I first started looking into getting a Sim there was nothing but a hodgepodge of threads to look through so it made comparing the different flight Sims difficult. With time, this thread should become even more helpful when folks chime in with their experiences of their Sims to help those looking for one.

Thanks again and when you figure out your Tx with Phoenix, please stop back in and share your thoughts on it.

Frank
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 01:07 AM
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I would definitely stay away from Real Flight Basic
(I started a thread - well, actually two...- about this in the KnifeEdge forum)

The software is ok and does everything it is expected to do, but as far as I am concerned the dedicated controllers they sell with the Basic are jut plain crap. I had two of them go out of order in the span of one year, the first one less than two months after I bought it, and still covered by the warranty, on the RH stick, the second one about 9 months after I got the replacement (November 2011), on the LH stick

Both controllers were well cared for, used on a fixed place, and I am the only user.

As is usually the case, you get what you pay for...

G.
Thanks for stopping in and providing your experience and feedback on RealFlight Basic. I have never used it myself and I'm sure others have wondered about it as well.

Frank
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Gentlemen,

I have received a PM concerning the length of this thread and was wondering if you wouldn't mind me cleaning it up by removing the posts that are not relative to reviewing the flight Sims. I'd like to remove the chit chat and other non-related and off topic posts. I won't do it if you don't think that is OK, but I'd like for this thread to focus on the topic. Doesn't matter to me, but for the sake of others, brevity might be the best approach.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

Thanks,

Frank
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Gentlemen,

I have received a PM concerning the length of this thread and was wondering if you wouldn't mind me cleaning it up by removing the posts that are not relative to reviewing the flight Sims. I'd like to remove the chit chat and other non-related and off topic posts. I won't do it if you don't think that is OK, but I'd like for this thread to focus on the topic. Doesn't matter to me, but for the sake of others, brevity might be the best approach.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

Thanks,

Frank
It's funny, I had the same thought just before reading your post. Forums in general are difficult enough to find the answers your looking for, even scouring though with the search can be tiresome and fruitless sometimes. By all means, keep it to the point and clean house.

If there's an issue with deleting someones post, maybe an un-stuck sticky recycle bin thread is in order.

Definitely delete this (my) post.
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Gentlemen,

I have received a PM concerning the length of this thread and was wondering if you wouldn't mind me cleaning it up by removing the posts that are not relative to reviewing the flight Sims. I'd like to remove the chit chat and other non-related and off topic posts. I won't do it if you don't think that is OK, but I'd like for this thread to focus on the topic. Doesn't matter to me, but for the sake of others, brevity might be the best approach.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

Thanks,

Frank
I say delete everything except your first Post Frank.
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Gentlemen,

I have received a PM concerning the length of this thread and was wondering if you wouldn't mind me cleaning it up by removing the posts that are not relative to reviewing the flight Sims. I'd like to remove the chit chat and other non-related and off topic posts. I won't do it if you don't think that is OK, but I'd like for this thread to focus on the topic. Doesn't matter to me, but for the sake of others, brevity might be the best approach.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

Thanks,

Frank

I simply wanted to compliment you, and all the other [serious] contributors here, for a very informative, useful and helpful Thread/posts!

... Lennie
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Just Another Flight Simulator...

My 'contribution' here would be: Simblaster

Link: http://www.simblaster.com/servlet/StoreFront


Looking at their sim demos, seems like pretty impressive product(s).


... Lennie
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You can delete this also I just wanted to say this is a very informative thread. Now I need to decide between RealFlight 6 or Phoenix V4.0 w/DX5e. Leaning towered Phoenix because it's a bit cheaper and comes with a real radio.
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You can delete this also I just wanted to say this is a very informative thread. Now I need to decide between RealFlight 6 or Phoenix V4.0 w/DX5e. Leaning towered Phoenix because it's a bit cheaper and comes with a real radio.
I'd get it if it came with the DX6i...
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Just Another Flight Simulator...

My 'contribution' here would be: Simblaster

Link: http://www.simblaster.com/servlet/StoreFront


Looking at their sim demos, seems like pretty impressive product(s).


... Lennie
Got it added. Thanks Lennie. If you have some experience with it, please share. This is the first I have heard of this Sim.

Thanks,

Frank
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Hi everybody;

I have a question. The X-plane Flight Simulator program has model planes included in the Sim and I can fly them in the same way as any of the sims listed here but I'm using my standard flight sim controllers.
What I would like to know is can I hook my Lanyu 2.4ghz R/C controller (transmitter) to my computer to control the plane or is there another way I can accomplish the same result? I want to practice using the R/C controller of some kind and I already have what I listed above.
Or is there an inexpensive controller available to do the same thing.

Keep the blue side up.
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I'd get it if it came with the DX6i...
I've been thinking of getting just the Phoenix software for the $129 then buying the DX6i, but now it's getting a little to expensive. Close to the $275 range for the pair. About $100 more than the Phoenix combo. I am tired of wrecking my plane though, so need a sim bad
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