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« on: February 27, 2010, 01:34:34 AM »
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Any one who tried this ?

http://www.leobueno.net
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Claimed to be better than FMS. Not sure how well cooked it is though !
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 07:55:17 AM »
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I feel like switching back from RC to computer gaming(non sim), this RC stuff is a huge expensive(time/money) MESS! and the fun comes only on Sundays. I pity myself for falling into this RC Cancer, which has become incurable Violent

Now I need to spend on car, which was not required for me in the first place, I need to buy nitro planes, I need to buy that nitro field kit, etc etc. All expensive stuff.

In an LHS expensive place like INDIA(obviously due to import charges/Duty etc.), earning in Rupees and spending in More-Than DOLLARS$$$ is not for the ordinary like me I guess. Bang Head
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Downloaded and tried it. Looked like FMS with Photo background. Physics was more hopeless than FMS. Rudder stick was not detecting. The models had the worst resolution, they were all pixalated and edges were jagged. Probably forced Anti-aliasing in the display drivers may solve the graphics problems. But nobody can save the physics problems.
Lots of planes to fly, can run on low end systems.

Thought why bother when there is RF Sleepy
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 09:21:48 AM »
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Thought why bother when there is RF

RealFlight, done right, costs big bucks Wink
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 09:29:58 AM »
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I feel like switching back from RC to computer gaming(non sim), this RC stuff is a huge expensive(time/money) MESS!

Now I need to spend on car, which was not required for me in the first place, I need to buy nitro planes, I need to buy that nitro field kit, etc etc. All expensive stuff.

People are sticking to electric more than ever now.  I know multiple nitro flyers here (all guys with lots of money to spare) who have completely gone electric, for the convenience (even on big planes/helis). So there is no reason why you "should" get into nitro.

Your problem is that you are not setting progressive targets Wink  For example, one such goal would be to build a 60 to 70inch wingspam foam plane, and THEN be able to do rolling circles using it ! First you will spend all your spare time (weekend or not) trying to build it.  Then you will spend all the week trying to master the rolling circle in the sim, and wait for Sunday impatiently to try the maneuver in the field.  In short, RC can be as fun and involved (yet cost effective) as you want it to be !
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In short, can a big foam plane give as much fun as a nitro? Head Scratching Many say its not possible.

Well I agree RF is expensive, but we stay in India right? Grin Wink
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It does not necessarily have to be foam.  Lots of people do electric conversions on planes that are designed for nitro engines. 

Most importantly, what is "fun" ? That is a highly subjective matter Smiley

My idea of fun with an airplane is something like this 5 year old is doing Wink



Of course, if your idea of fun is a a big scale model that has an engine sound, then obviously that is just another type of "fun", which could turn expensive.

In short, be aware that "fun" is what you want it to be !  And beware of the "many", who should first be trying to achieve an elevated level of skill in some aspect of RC (like building or flying), rather than touting the glamor of their possessions Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 11:45:57 PM »
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And while on subject of free simulators, I came across one for MS Flight Sim folks, but this one is completely free, with full source code !

http://www.flightgear.org/
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010, 11:58:57 PM »
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Now I need to spend on car, which was not required for me in the first place, I need to buy nitro planes, I need to buy that nitro field kit, etc etc. All expensive stuff.


I Betcha!! This is the same guy who used to swear by Sir Thomas Alva Edison that he would remain EP his whole life!! Good to have best of all world!

And yes not hijacking the topic, I feel Realflight, Reflex XTR and Aerofly are one of the best in the market, though not free. What heck in spending lack in R/C equipment and not some 5-8K on decent SIM? FMS is the next best thing which is FREE... but frankly it looks Jurassic in Video/Physics when compared to the commercial brethren.
   
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 07:08:33 AM »
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I Betcha!! This is the same guy who used to swear by Sir Thomas Alva Edison that he would remain EP his whole life!! Good to have best of all world! 

People who hate Helis, still buy them Wink. Good to have best of all world!  Bow
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 04:22:16 PM »
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Another important and often overlooked factor is that the bigger the aircraft, the easier it is in general to fly. Hovering a 50" foamie is tougher than hovering a 50cc gasser.  The thing that gets complicated with bigger size is deep pockets, and flying bigger ones hardly translates to better flying skill.

In short, there is a lot to be had in foamie land itself ! Don't let others tell you otherwise, and cause you to spend more than you intended.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 06:52:35 PM »
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HOnestly agreed, but we came to know that even for a fomie we need a car Grin
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And while on subject of free simulators, I came across one for MS Flight Sim folks, but this one is completely free, with full source code !

http://www.flightgear.org/
This doesn't look like an RC Sim.
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Exactly.  That is why the reference to "MS Flight Sim", which is also not an RC sim.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 01:12:44 AM »
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Heli=Diff parts flying together in close formation



Do we have a dedicated topic on Flight sim's where all of them are listed? Head Scratching
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 09:10:02 AM »
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I am using a Rs200 priced analog joypad and FMS as I have no separate high end graphics card.
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You can run any sim with that. But its a bad thing to get used to it. I know, coz I started that way. BTW those joystiks have spring loaded gimbals on both the sticks. You wont get a spring free throttle, unless you are free to do some operation on it.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2011, 10:56:21 AM »
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Say, we remove the throttle spring, would it work better?
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It may, but I dont know how the construction is inside, coz on the throttle a lil tracktion is desirable. But you can surely learn orientation with it.

 BTW instead of spending 400 on a joystick, you can spend a 1000 and get a good sim controller from dealextreme or from LHS(lil more expensive though.)
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