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Flight Acceleration - do you do it?

Flight Acceleration - do you do it?  

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  1. 1. Do you time accelerate your flights?

    • No, never
    • Yes but only rarely when absolutely necessary
    • Yes and always before cruise level
    • Yes, always but only at cruise and flight less than 4 hours
    • Yes, always but only at cruise and flight greater than 4 hours
    • Yes, always but only at cruise and flight greater than 8 hours


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I'm curious about how many of you time accelerate your flights either using the option in P3D or the one in your aircraft if available. Personally, I can only remember having done it once when I was desperate to finish a flight before a football match was due to start on TV. That was a long time ago.

I fly a PMDG737 and limit my flights to around 1.5hrs maximum but always fly in real time. Same with my Concorde flights but let's face it flying that aircraft is like 2.5 times acceleration anyway with no flight longer than 4 hours.

I appreciate many of you have limited leisure time so it may be a necessity if you want to hop over the pond. Do you do it purely so those type of flights are achievable or do you just get bored with long-haul?

I didn't want to add extra questions with the degree of acceleration. Please state that in your reply if you want.

Your vote will be public so I hope that doesn't put you off with the poll. Thanks!


Ray (Cheshire, England).
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There is no way that I would ever consider using time acceleration. If I did not have the time to complete a long flight, I would break it down into multiple small hops.

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Christopher Low

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Never. I fly mostly GA and WB (including jets) in flights less than 90 minutes. 


Dominique

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When you are flying in the real world for hours on end you are:

1 being paid
2 sharing the flight with someone else

When you are on Flight simulator you are:

1 not being paid
2 sitting alone in your den

Therefore I time compression always at cruise level because I can't think of anything worse then flying alone on a sim and not making any money. SIDs and STARs is the fun part

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I only ever really did it if I was doing a YouTube video where there's no need to shoot a video of most of the cruise. Otherwise, when I'm doing my live streams, I won't do it. I normally fly on VATSIM at that point anyway, so I can't increase the sim rate.


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I would sometimes use time accel at cruise for flights longer than 4 hours.  Not every time though.

I depends on whatever else I have going on.


Rhett

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Airliners

Offline: Yes and always after cruise level. Flight time is irrelevant.

Online: No never.

 

GA

Offline or Online: Never.


Sean Jones

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I always use it during cruise on flights over two hours and love the built in time compression on the PMDG T7 and 747.

Since I fly offline I see no reason not to use it versus spending hours sitting and staring at the screen or going and doing something else while it’s flying. I’d rather start and hand fly the SID to cruise, skip the boring and time consuming cruise and then hand fly the descent, approach and landing. I personally see nothing noble or gratifying being on autopilot the whole time during cruise and sitting or leaving since I’m not getting paid to do it. 

If I was flying online it would be a different story.

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I fly almost exclusively in the FSEconomy game, every time a complete takeoff and landing in GA planes like a Pilatus PC-12, Twin Otter or helicopter with an hour or hour and a half in cruse on autopilot.

I use time compression in cruise on most of those flights. XP11 can't go higher than 2X time compression on my current rig while staying in full 3D view mode, so it's not the very high TC rates in other sims. 


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When one flys in Australia and it can take upto 6 hours from YMML to reach the north and n.western coast Australian on Europe/Asia bound flights then acceleration can be very useful.

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I only sometimes use it, if I cannot attend to a flight in real time, and then again only on oceanic hops.  I never use it on domestic hops or flights of less than 2.5 hours.

John

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Thanks to all those who have completed the survey. If you haven’t please consider doing it.

Just 46% never use the option. That does surprise me. I thought the more serious simmers would not use acceleration. No criticism. You have your reasons and I didn’t run the survey to act as judge. I was just curious.


Ray (Cheshire, England).
System: P3D v4.5, Intel i7-8086K o/c to 4.6Ghz, Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti 11Gb, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD, 1Tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD, Asus Prime Z370-A mobo, 32Gb G.Skill DDR4 3000Mhz RAM, Win 10 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor.
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I use FSE too. I always accelerate on a long flight over water. I see no reason to stare at the waves for hours. Over land, at least there is scenery to appreciate,

 Sue

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.. I use time compression when it's necessary for me to do so, but then again I use the save flight function in FSX:SE..Sometimes over long stretches of water I'll watch the weather and sunrise/sunset as it changes.


Mark Robinson

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Always but progressively until Cruising Altitude when finally going MAX = x16, PC more valuable than Sim.

Cheers,

 

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