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This sim will do more for your sense of flight control than ANYTHING I have ever had the sheer fun to fly, let alone the photo-real scenery. It will really enhance your sense of flight within FS9/FSX!Want to truly feel the dynamics and control of flight? Just download this fully functioning R/C (Radio Controlled) flight simulator, only 80 megs and have a BLAST!You use the arrow keys in place of your Radio Controller. Explore all the drop-down menus and everything is explained as well as all keyboard command flight controls. There are a ton of options even in this demo.An early tip: If you crash your R/C plane or helicopter (and YOU WILL at first, LOLOLOL) just press the space-bar and you are all set up again on the runway ready for another exciting flight. Numbers 1-0 are your throttle settings, with 0 as full-throttle. The 'Z' key will give you three ZOOM and TRAC options. I like the second and third which are auto-zoom and 'keep the ground in view'.Under GADGETS, open up the radio-controller window so you can see how your key movements affect the actual controller if you decide to get into the hobby for real. Drag the bother-window that keeps opening up to the bottom right of your screen and it won't bother you further or block your view of the action. Have fun...and give 'er 'ell.....I'm now hooked on aerobatics....:))))))) In fact, I want to now get an R/C gas engined plane to practice actual flight control and dynamics before I get my PPL.If you don't download this demo and try it, you are truly losing out on some incredible fun and flight education. The DOWNLOAD link is about three quarters down the page.http://www.realflight.com/free-g3-demo.htmlCheers!Mitch

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So, I'm curios. Did anybody have some fun with this? I'm still not too hot using the helicopter with keyboard commands. I now feel confident enough to buy a plane model (trainer) and not feel I'm going to wipe it out on the first fly-by...This sim, controlling the plane as you do from the ground really gave me an appreciation for ALL the forces that act upon a plane in flight. Power setting (throttle) combined with angle of attack, the bank angle combined with again, throttle and observe how it acts upon the lift surfaces.I hope all enjoyed my find! Well actually, a friend put me onto this. You always have to be totally honest (smile).Cheers!Mitch R.

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I gave it a shot. It's actually a lot of fun. I was actually looking into getting it but I can't find if you can use a regular game controller with it. I don't fly RC so I wouldn't use a real radio with it. It is definetly different than flying FS. Its easy when the plane is going away from you but when its coming toward you thats a whole different story :-lol

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Gave it a whirl :) , really cool software and seems really realistic to my untrained eye. Crash effects crack me up :-lol and I can't fly the helo to save my life :-lol Never been into r/c myself but always liked watching the pros at work, especially with large models.Nice find :)regards,Markhttp://www.dreamfleet2000.com/a320/custbanner2.jpgPC Power Silencer 470/3.2HT/2048mb/ATI X1950pro/SB Audigy

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Dave, my friend has a real controller that also has a USB port so he can practise with the simulator and then go out and control his real gas R/C with the said-same controller.You can get a game controller that looks and feels exactly like a real radio rig, but is only for this sim. That would be your ultimate true-feel controller rather than the keyboard.I have had so much fun and true 'learning' about combinations of the different flight control surfaces, and then ran back to FS9 for some incredible aerobatic flight...and now KNOWING what I'm doing and why the combinations of stick/rudder control to get there, that I am going to purchase this sim shortly, but with the same real world double-usage radio controller that my friend's wife bought for him at Christmas. Use it with the computer, to practise, and then take it out with the plane to the local club I found. :) They do formation flying and you are really responsible for, and controlling a **real** aircraft, no matter its size and scale to actual real-life sit-in's. You can get into this for under $500.00! I see it as the 'missing link' between only flying a computer model, and one day getting into the real McCoy.Cheers!Mitch'er

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Just spent an enjoyable hour with this sim.........i've had no experience of radio control, but this could well be a stepping stone to the real RC world!Great findEric

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Thanks for this recommendation. Lotsa fun! I love the photoreal scenery in this package.I've always wanted to try R/C for real and have never actually reached the point of giving it a whirl. One day soon..:-)Nice findEric

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Hi Mitch,####, the secret's out..LOL!I've been a fan of the Realflight series since way back. The latest (G3), as you say, is a blast and has become a serious training aid for the likes of me who have been doing this for real over a period of many years. The modelling in this latest release is very good and pretty close to reality.I fly fixed wing. I can just about manage helis (in the sim), but accidents in the real world make this aspect of the hobby just too expensive for me. With fixed wing, balsa and a selection of glues I can get by, but it sure is an incentive to hone your skills!It's about as near as I will get to the thrill of experiencing real flight. My club's season is about to restart so it's time to cycle the nicads and heat shrink those wrinkles in the wings. G3 goes a long way towards protecting me from experiencing those withdrawal symptoms over the Winter months.Cheers!Mike

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Well I also have a Hobbico NExstar but havent made it out to the field yet here in Chicago Brrr.But an amazing hobby.I have both G3 and the Nexstar sim.Kenneth

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Hi Guy's,Well, this is usually how it all starts. a bit of fun leads to more curious things etc, and before long you are down in a field somewhere having lots more fun and spending hours in the glorious sunshine flying models, whether they be Helicopters or Aeroplanes, the fun is equal to both.a word of caution though, you will usually want to progress onto bigger and better things.I started off with a Robbe Ornith 46, and ended up getting a bigger model.This was a Jetcat Hotcat, which came in a kit format, and believe me the Germans know the true meaning of the word "Kit"I have never ever seen so many parts in three big boxes before, but I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of assembling it, and watching a very experienced model reviewer friend of mine check it out for me before the first flight.have a look at this to see what I mean.http://www.lwsquad.org/steve/jetcatflight.wmv

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Hi Mike!Well...this is the story of Jed and all his kin...lol:My buddy a week ago AMBUSHED me by inviting me over for a beer and hamburgers......I should have stuck with that, ROTFLMBO!After dinner..he said; "Mitch let me show you what MY flight simulator is all about."I said, "FSX?" I knew he already had FS9."Nope", he said..."it's all about R/C flying."He showed me the full G3 Monty and that was as they say...THAT!After I killed myself a number of times with his real/USB-ported R/C controller, flying one of hundreds of fixed-wings, he took me upstairs to his hobby room and I couldn't BELIEVE the size/scale of the R/C beauty he had ready to go....His wife blessed him with this R/C surprise via Christmas. He wanted to get good via the simulator before he showed it to me. Before this, he was a FS9 flier.I screamed home!I downloaded the demo, flew it for hours and realised that this REALLY is the way to simulate flight by controlling a real airframe. You must follow all the elements of full-scale control and flight procedures. I'm hooked, Mike. Count me in on the R/C side of flight simulation or to invent a word; 'actualization'. :)I'm ordering his controller/USB-enabled radio rig and will then go online and see what type of gas-engined plane to perk my interest. I know that I will go large scale with this purchase.Between this and FS9....yee-haw!My local club apparently has competitions, fly-by's, formation flying, jet-powered demonstrations by guys that can fly almost blind-folded. I'm drooling and can't wait to get right in there...This hobby and branch of flight simulation...is serious stuff, lol!Cheers!Mitch

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Hey Mitch,Am i right in having to come to the conclusion that one can only buy this program with the inclusion of the Controller ?..... I love the demo, thanks for the HU, but i am quite suprised that i can't seem to find anything about buying just program.Seeing the somewhat irky behavior of the demo plane when flying it via the keyboard i guess the program is only ment to be used with the Controller ? Thanks on forehand for clearing this up.Cheers,Jan

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I've been curious about this myself. A question for those of you with experience, how much does the controller cost? Not a real radio one but the computer interface. Under$75?I've seen some video of them, the computer one that is, and it's amazing. I often watch the guys with real ones in the park and that's even more amazing.

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Jan, my bud, like I said has a real four-channel controller that can also plug into a computer and be used with this G3.0 and 3.5 version sim.I can ASSURE you that when using an actual controller, the plane movement is precise and dead-on in realism. It is so fast in fact, that if you for the slightest moment get disorientated with the left and right hand joy sticks, your plane can come in for a nasty appointment with Tera Firma.Don't ask me how I know...LOLOLOLOL. I'm sure that just the controller made for input into a computer will be as fast and smooth.I will get his model (the real one with the USB interface built in) and report it back here on this thread. I can do that tomorrow.I do know that already by his intense reading, he has advised me to go for a six channel controller---so I can have the option of buying a plane with retractable landing gear and/or other options such as nav lights off and on via a channel, and an aerobatic smoke generator off-and on.Like I said, this is a really serious arm of flight simulation. I can't believe that I never even thought to check it out!Mitch

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I just clicked on that P47...and all I can say...is...O.M.G.!!!!!!!!I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)I want to graduate from a computer model, to one that actually FLYS!Funny how things work out....until my friend put me onto the scent, I never even gave R/C a thought. I wonder how many other FS9'ers haven't either, and not because they would not have an interest if 'brought on-board'. Hmmmm.....Again, what an airplane you just bought! I love the scale of it and am after something like that myself. I bookmarked it, for sure! This is generating more fun by the moment!Thanks for posting,Mitch'er

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Wow those engines have sure come a long way since my youth in the 50s. Just amazing, I'd love one of those.

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Wow, brings back memories. I flew RC 25 years ago. It was a lot of fun. Can't find any reference to the price of this sim though. Also seems you can't purchase online. Otherwise, peformance is stunning on a P3/800. I can almost smell the grass getting chewed up when I don't pull out of a loop in time.Has anyone ever tried to fly MSFS from an RC POV? Also a lot of fun.... -John

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John, Do a Google and you will find it for around $199.00 (List)It is up to version 3.5 and I think that includes the 'R/C' computer controller.At the same time I'll ask my friend exactly what real/USB controller he has, I will also ask his wife how much she paid for it. I'll do this tonight after work when we are both home. She bought her copy in Michigan.John, on my P4 3.4 ATI800XT, using the demo,I am getting 80 FPS. As you say, the performance of the model is stunning!Mitch

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You might want to post to John Ci. about where you got v3.5 and how much it is, AND, if it comes with the computer R/C replica controller.See his post further down the thread.Thanks,Mitch

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Hey guys. I bought my version 3.5 for 230 canadian with controller. dont expect the controller to be the high end futaba or anything. it is just for training purpose. for the sime works great. that P47 i bought was 700 canadian. i think it will be a while before i fly that one. i bought an evolution 26GT gas engine for it and that was about 550 canadian. the controller i bought was a spectrum DX7 for 400. so i better make sure i remember how to fly these darn things again. If any of you want to get into this you can do it for a LOT cheaper than what i just spent. the hobby is great. i had some money to put towards either RC or upgrading my computer to top of the line system. but i have had enough of chasing the holy grail with FS. i have come to the realization that there is no computer that will run FS silk smooth ALL THE TIME with every scenerio. sure there will people that say the get awesome performance with their new intel X6800, etc but i can bet there are a lot of situations your fps and fluidity can be brought down. i just got tired of it all. Jack

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Jack, I'm looking at a Zenoah GASOLINE engine. It can save $$$'obs of money over the alcohol/nitro/oil glowIt's one of the first engines made for regular gasoline. It features electronic ignition and of course a regular spark plug.The engine model # is: Zenoah G20ei.Here's a link for the engine family:http://www.rchobbies.org/zenoah.htmIt can power a 1.20 scale aircraft.I'm with you on getting off the computer upgrade flight sim curve.Like you, I can invest that money that might have made FSX near the performance already seen in FS9 including the SP1 patch OR... in an actual flying aircraft and radio, and still enjoy the power of FS9!The best of both worlds.In front of a computer in the winter.In the sunshine over the summer, down at the club---racking up R/C hours for the flight log. :) I'm hooked.....Cheers!Mitch

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You'd laugh, if you knew how many Zenoah, Saitio, YS, and OS engines I have sitting around. Not too mention numerous six channel or more, JR and Futaba radios. Some are still new in the box, and most engines are four cycles. I've been out of active RC since the mid ninties, but swear I'll get into it again...........so I've never sold anything! Those 1993-95 radios still have a semi battery charge, although I'd replace the batteries before using them again. Still have quite a few of those Top Flight warbird kits too, along with a quarter scale Cub, and at least five ARF's. Most of my pre-1993 radios, three helicopters, jets (non-turbine), and airplanes were stolen in a burglary while I was gone to the Reno Air Races in 93'.The R/C clubs and meets were a lot of fun, as well as the Quarter Scale meets just out of Vegas, and the large warbird races in California. Perhaps someday soon, I'll pull the Cessna ARF off the garage ceiling, and crank over the Saitio 4-cycle just to hear it run. Then I might as well take it to the R/C field... :D L.Adamson

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Larry, why did you drop out of the hobby with all that hardware at your beck and call?I was just cruising Hangar 9's 1/4 scale Cess 182. I watched the video and am now convinced that on some movies that I have seen aircraft from a slight distance....they were in fact R/C aircraft.I just saw a Corsair WMP video and COULD NOT believe how fast this bird flew by the field and then a beautiful vertical climb into a left-wing low stall and recovery.I don't CARE the size of these R/C hobby airframes vs real-world, normal scale. They are every inch a real aircraft, and can they PERFORM!I must have been asleep at the wheel (yoke? LOL) all these years of computer simming....geez....Mitch

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>Larry, why did you drop out of the hobby with all that>hardware at your beck and call?>Mitch,As they say, a pic is worth a thousand words... :)So I just went to the garage and took one.You can see the R/C Cessna above, and the other hobby below. Too many airplane hobby's!!! After all these years, the other section of the garage has been turned into a paint booth, and I'm actually getting this machine (Van's RV6A) painted. Then I can haul it to the hangar and perhaps get a few of my R/C's put together. Afterall, I know numerous commercial, military, and GA pilots who still fly and enjoy R/C's as a hobby, and diversion from their regular work. Some of these people even like computer simming! :-hahL.Adamsonhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/169866.jpg

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