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Well which is the best out there? any with actual joystick, rudders etc
operating system requirements etc
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Micro-soft used to be the standard.
I went through a few issues of MFS but years ago.
I'm sure the joysticks/foot pedals have been improved over the years as well.
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Originally Posted by Barnacled View Post
Micro-soft used to be the standard.
I went through a few issues of MFS but years ago.
I'm sure the joysticks/foot pedals have been improved over the years as well.
X2. Nice controls are affordable, lots of fun to be had with tons of different aircraft, all over the world.
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how hard are they, are they like flying a real plane?
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X2. Nice controls are affordable, lots of fun to be had with tons of different aircraft, all over the world.
are yall saying go with the microsoft?
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You're wasting your time with those PC based simulators. They're a cheap novelty. What you need is a Level D full flight simulator.......

....I think that's the appropriate response for THT
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
how hard are they, are they like flying a real plane?
They're more difficult than flying the real thing.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
They're more difficult than flying the real thing.
The SR-71 was a beast to control!
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
are yall saying go with the microsoft?
Yes.
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how many millions does a level d cost?
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
You're wasting your time with those PC based simulators. They're a cheap novelty. What you need is a Level D full flight simulator.......

....I think that's the appropriate response for THT
That would be beyond awesome!
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
how many millions does a level d cost?
You mean brazillions.
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Digital Combat Simulator (DCS). It's combat aircraft, but you can just free-flight. One of the best flight simulators I've used.
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Originally Posted by ryan darrow View Post
What you need is a Level D full flight simulator.......

FAA Qualified Level 6 & 7 FTD (flight training devices), aka fixed base simulators, can run from $500k to $4 million.
http://www.quora.com/How-much-does-i...ight-simulator
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ordered 2 in case the i crash and burn the first one
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
ordered 2 in case the i crash and burn the first one

Safety first.

Seriously MFS is awesome. My best was to take a sailplane on an inverted barrel-roll under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Hours of wasted time.
I believe MSF is actually FAA approved for flight time....(?)
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Try landing a sopwith camel on a carrier.
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X-Plane... though I haven't seen it lately. Performance characteristics were based on actual data, not somebody's guess, as in MS FlightSim. Though I didn't dislike MS's. MS wasn't making much $ on it, so they laid off the team and quit. Since it was the same engine underneath TrainSim, that went out as well.
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I like X-Plane more than I like the Microsoft flight simulator, although the learning curve can be a bit steep with X-Plane. The controls/cockpits are extremely realistic and specific to each plane, so if you are looking to just turn it on and start flying, it is probably not the right simulator for you. Just learning the different radar modes and how to use them can take weeks. However, the controls and equipment are accurate enough that if I am sim-flying one of the Navy trainer planes (like a T-6), I can call my brother-in-law, who is a flight instructor for the Navy, and he can just walk me through the answer over the phone. Everything is always where he says it is going to be in terms of the instrumentation, which is pretty damn cool. It is a processor hog though, especially if you have the graphics set to the highest resolution.
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XPlane is way better than MSFS

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