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UberPickle
03-11-2006, 04:58 PM
It is such a wonderful sim! I never thought I could get kicks off of flying a cessna or a piper cub. It's just so relaxings and fun to fly in, on top of the realism, and scenery addons and such.

If you know of any adventures to take, i'll be glad to fly them.

This is my list of adventures:

From Dubai to Saudi Capital: IFR Conditions, storm, nighttime

French Island of Reunion: Take DC-3 and fly straight across without crashing

Chicago To Toronto: Take a Piper cub up to Toronto from O'Hare airport with no gps and no VOR.

Miami to Key West: In a robinson R-22

Any other adventures?

UberPickle
03-11-2006, 04:58 PM
It is such a wonderful sim! I never thought I could get kicks off of flying a cessna or a piper cub. It's just so relaxings and fun to fly in, on top of the realism, and scenery addons and such.

If you know of any adventures to take, i'll be glad to fly them.

This is my list of adventures:

From Dubai to Saudi Capital: IFR Conditions, storm, nighttime

French Island of Reunion: Take DC-3 and fly straight across without crashing

Chicago To Toronto: Take a Piper cub up to Toronto from O'Hare airport with no gps and no VOR.

Miami to Key West: In a robinson R-22

Any other adventures?

elphifou
03-11-2006, 05:29 PM
I haven't flown it for a while, but I've spent a lot of time on it. It's quite pricey for what you initially get, but the community shares a lot and I like the fact that tools are provided (or can be found for free) for modelling AC and scenery and improving AI traffic, landclass and meshes.

Austin Meyer's X-Plane is unquestionably superior in terms of FM and overall realism. I got v6.xx and 7.xx, but I quit flying it because of the numerous bugs you have to endure. Each time a new version is released, you've got to wait until it's covered in patches to get a stable flight sim. I might however get back to it; I'm currently watching the X-Plane community's reactions about the newest version (X-Plane Revolution).

UberPickle
03-11-2006, 05:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by elphifou:
I haven't flown it for a while, but I've spent a lot of time on it. It's quite pricey for what you initially get, but the community shares a lot and I like the fact that tools are provided (or can be found for free) for modelling AC and scenery and improving AI traffic, landclass and meshes.

Austin Meyer's X-Plane is unquestionably superior in terms of FM and overall realism. I got v6.xx and 7.xx, but I quit flying it because of the numerous bugs you have to endure. Each time a new version is released, you've got to wait until it's covered in patches to get a stable flight sim. I might however get back to it; I'm currently watching the X-Plane community's reactions about the newest version (X-Plane Revolution). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've played x-plane for a bit (only the demo), and it seems as if it can model combat. Can it? It would be real cool to have Bf-109's fight P-51's over the fields of Penn State!

major_setback
03-11-2006, 05:37 PM
I fly it. The flight model behaves differently to the one here, which puts people off I think.
I use FS Terrain (I think it's called this) for europe and US mesh (scenery height data grid). I use VFR photo scenery for the UK, I highly recommend this, it's very high in detail.
This is a bit obvious as a tip...try landing at London City Airport (A short strip surrounded by water).
Hong Kong is fun at night.

M2morris
03-11-2006, 07:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UberPickle:
It is such a wonderful sim! I never thought I could get kicks off of flying a cessna or a piper cub. It's just so relaxings and fun to fly in, on top of the realism, and scenery addons and such.

If you know of any adventures to take, i'll be glad to fly them.

This is my list of adventures:

From Dubai to Saudi Capital: IFR Conditions, storm, nighttime

French Island of Reunion: Take DC-3 and fly straight across without crashing

Chicago To Toronto: Take a Piper cub up to Toronto from O'Hare airport with no gps and no VOR.

Miami to Key West: In a robinson R-22

Any other adventures? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those look like some good flights to try. I have been flying MSFS around the California San Joaquin Valley using a SF Sectional for a couple months. The last one I did was from Sacramento to Visalia. I really like to go IFR, in a Cessna with about 1/2 mile visibility at night. Runways are easier to see at night. There's nothing like landing safely after all that instrument watching for such a long time. I came up with a situation game using a dice and and the rules are: 10 Minutes after take off, and every ten minutes afterward during flight I would roll the dice; 5 was an engine failure; 4 was instrument failure; 3 was sudden 1/4 mile visibility etc. Made it pretty fun. You can make up your own situations with the dice, but you are helpless to it. But anyway, if you havent seen the hoover dam east of Vegas go check it out. The canyon is fun to fly thru. But I think I might try that cubby flight you did Toronto.

TX-EcoDragon
03-11-2006, 07:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UberPickle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by elphifou:
I haven't flown it for a while, but I've spent a lot of time on it. It's quite pricey for what you initially get, but the community shares a lot and I like the fact that tools are provided (or can be found for free) for modelling AC and scenery and improving AI traffic, landclass and meshes.

Austin Meyer's X-Plane is unquestionably superior in terms of FM and overall realism. I got v6.xx and 7.xx, but I quit flying it because of the numerous bugs you have to endure. Each time a new version is released, you've got to wait until it's covered in patches to get a stable flight sim. I might however get back to it; I'm currently watching the X-Plane community's reactions about the newest version (X-Plane Revolution). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've played x-plane for a bit (only the demo), and it seems as if it can model combat. Can it? It would be real cool to have Bf-109's fight P-51's over the fields of Penn State! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



X-Plane doesn't model weapon damage, it does however model weapon ballistics. . .so you can create rockets and bombs and such, they just don't do anything. . . which I guess sorta takes the fun out of it.

TX-EcoDragon
03-11-2006, 07:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by UberPickle:
It is such a wonderful sim! I never thought I could get kicks off of flying a cessna or a piper cub. It's just so relaxings and fun to fly in, on top of the realism, and scenery addons and such.

If you know of any adventures to take, i'll be glad to fly them.

This is my list of adventures:

From Dubai to Saudi Capital: IFR Conditions, storm, nighttime

French Island of Reunion: Take DC-3 and fly straight across without crashing

Chicago To Toronto: Take a Piper cub up to Toronto from O'Hare airport with no gps and no VOR.

Miami to Key West: In a robinson R-22

Any other adventures? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those look like some good flights to try. I have been flying MSFS around the California San Joaquin Valley using a SF Sectional for a couple months. The last one I did was from Sacramento to Visalia. I really like to go IFR, in a Cessna with about 1/2 mile visibility at night. Runways are easier to see at night. There's nothing like landing safely after all that instrument watching for such a long time. I came up with a situation game using a dice and and the rules are: 10 Minutes after take off, and every ten minutes afterward during flight I would roll the dice; 5 was an engine failure; 4 was instrument failure; 3 was sudden 1/4 mile visibility etc. Made it pretty fun. You can make up your own situations with the dice, but you are helpless to it. But anyway, if you havent seen the hoover dam east of Vegas go check it out. The canyon is fun to fly thru. But I think I might try that cubby flight you did Toronto. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh Visalia. . .I did my primary flight training there. . . nothing like descending from the pristine high altitude air into the layer of cow stink that sat at about 2,000 feet overhead! The strange thing is, I smell that ick smell now, and almost like it, it reminds me of that time and how excited I was to be flying.

If you are into that sort of flying you owe it to yourself to check out VATSIM.NET for live ATC controllers using realistic procedures. It will add more to the immersion than any other thing you can do to a modern GA sim. The coolest thing about VATSIM is that you can use it with X-plane, FS2002, and FS2004 all in the same "room" so the players you are flying amongst sample from many other sims. Expect to need to use real world procedures and charts when flying. Maybe you jsut want VFR flight following, or an airspace transition, or perhaps you want to fly from Seattle to LA and shoot the NDB approach to minimums with the even greater workload and realism of doing it while being monitored and comunicating with ATC amongst other flyers! It can seem daunting at first, if that's the case, if you would like to get some free IFR approach plates and terminal procedures, etc. don't hesitate to come by the "GA Flight-Sim Ground School" section of our site:

http://www.txsquadron.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=39

M2morris
03-11-2006, 08:14 PM
Ahh Visalia. . .I did my primary flight training there. . . nothing like descending from the pristine high altitude air into the layer of cow stink that sat at about 2,000 feet overhead! The strange thing is, I smell that ick smell now, and almost like it, it reminds me of that time and how excited I was to be flying.

If you are into that sort of flying you owe it to yourself to check out VATSIM.NET for live ATC controllers using realistic procedures. It will add more to the immersion than any other thing you can do to a modern GA sim. The coolest thing about VATSIM is that you can use it with X-plane, FS2002, and FS2004 all in the same "room" so the players you are flying amongst sample from many other sims. Expect to need to use real world procedures and charts when flying. Maybe you jsut want VFR flight following, or an airspace transition, or perhaps you want to fly from Seattle to LA and shoot the NDB approach to minimums with the even greater workload and realism of doing it while being monitored and comunicating with ATC amongst other flyers! It can seem daunting at first, if that's the case, if you would like to get some free IFR approach plates and terminal procedures, etc. don't hesitate to come by the "GA Flight-Sim Ground School" section of our site:

http://www.txsquadron.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=39[/QUOTE]

I know that smell too. Ahh HHHmmm yea. Cow gas.
Are you still in visalia? Reason I ask is I will be looking for some tail dragger instrucion. But I don't know where to start.

TX-EcoDragon
03-11-2006, 08:26 PM
Nope, Visalia is a distant memory. I'm in Davis (Near Sacramento) usually, or Ojai (near Santa Barbara). Most of my flying is out of 0O5, LVK, 3CA7, and SZP.

So are you a PPASEL currently? Based where? What sort of Tailwheel flying are you after?
So as to not hijack this thread, contact me over at the TX site or via PM here and I can set you up with some options.

M2morris
03-11-2006, 10:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TX-EcoDragon:
So as to not hijack this thread, contact me over at the TX site or via PM here and I can set you up with some options. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Check your PM

msalama
03-11-2006, 11:08 PM
I used to fly FS9 constantly. I had Trev Morson's DC-3 and loved the bird... but then I just lost my taste for it & haven't flown the bugger for ages now...

FS2004 is good, even if the FM engine is a bit suspicious. But you DO get a lot for the money, a working ATC, comms, navaids, complex AC subsystem management, etc.

Deedsundone
03-12-2006, 12:29 AM
I just use it to download aircrafts and buzz around the tower.
I tried to make a trip but got so bored,but there sure is some pretty cool downloads for it.

The-Pizza-Man
03-12-2006, 12:55 AM
I just finished the Great Aussie Air Rally in FS (http://bluegrassairlines.com/gaar_2006/). About 25 hours of flying over a couple of weeks. The flying round the coast of victoria was really nice.

Grue_
03-12-2006, 03:14 AM
I play FS9 a lot. Out of the box it's Ok but you need to buy add on stuff to make it great. Here is some payware I use and recommend:

Dreamfleet Baron Beechcraft 58:

Purchase:
http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/Previews/B58/preview_home.html

Reviews:
http://www.avsim.com/pages/1205/Baron/baron.htm
http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/dfbaron/dfbaron.htm

Realair Spit XIV:

Purchase:
http://www.realairsimulations.com/

Review:
http://www.avsim.com/pages/1204/raspitfire/raspitfire-new.htm

Active Sky: (Weather & Clouds)

Purchase:
http://www.hifisim.com/

Review:
http://www.fszone.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1740&p...594&st=0&#entry13594 (http://www.fszone.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1740&pid=13594&st=0&#entry13594)

Ground Environment: (Replacement Ground Textures)

Purchase:
http://environments.flight1.net/

Review:
http://www.ifcglobalnetwork.com/review/ge/ge1.htm

FS Global 2005 Special Edition: (Accurate Terrain Mesh)

Purchase:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00092ZKTK/qid.../026-1089465-9857241 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00092ZKTK/qid=1141984183/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-1089465-9857241)

Review:
http://www.fsimcafe.com/Reviews/ShowReview.aspx?ReviewID=23

Capt_Haddock
03-12-2006, 03:51 AM
FS9 is worth the money just for the 6DOF support for TrackIR. Amazing experience.

http://www.haddock.f2s.com/sig/F19bannerh3.jpg

willyvic
03-12-2006, 04:04 AM
Fly it all the time. Use VATSIM and have been bouncing from Melbourne to Sydney routinely. The scenery is marvelous at sunset. Also fly the SFO/SEATAC route on occasion. Gonna check out the Hoover dam though, never even thought about it.

And ah, Visalia, or more to the point NAS Lemoore. Nothing like the tule fog to get your heartbeat racing. And that's just driving to work http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

WV

leitmotiv
03-12-2006, 04:15 AM
I sense Valley Boys. This one is in Stockton.

slipBall
03-12-2006, 04:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grue_:
I play FS9 a lot. Out of the box it's Ok but you need to buy add on stuff to make it great. Here is some payware I use and recommend:

Dreamfleet Baron Beechcraft 58:

Purchase:
http://www.dreamfleet2000.com/Previews/B58/preview_home.html

Reviews:
http://www.avsim.com/pages/1205/Baron/baron.htm
http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/dfbaron/dfbaron.htm

Realair Spit XIV:

Purchase:
http://www.realairsimulations.com/

Review:
http://www.avsim.com/pages/1204/raspitfire/raspitfire-new.htm

Active Sky: (Weather & Clouds)

Purchase:
http://www.hifisim.com/

Review:
http://www.fszone.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1740&p...594&st=0&#entry13594 (http://www.fszone.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1740&pid=13594&st=0&#entry13594)

Ground Environment: (Replacement Ground Textures)

Purchase:
http://environments.flight1.net/

Review:
http://www.ifcglobalnetwork.com/review/ge/ge1.htm

FS Global 2005 Special Edition: (Accurate Terrain Mesh)

Purchase:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00092ZKTK/qid.../026-1089465-9857241 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00092ZKTK/qid=1141984183/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-1089465-9857241)

Review:
http://www.fsimcafe.com/Reviews/ShowReview.aspx?ReviewID=23 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thank's for link's, I'll get one or two, that should renew my interest in the sim

Gold_Monkey
03-12-2006, 10:05 AM
Fly FS9 every night after our online session of PF or FB we take a short hop somewhere in the US. Boston to JFK NY, Santa Barbra to San Deigo are some favorites. Also Fla Keys. Been flying MSFS since FS98. Lately been having fun with OFF multiplayer.

clayman_52
03-12-2006, 01:54 PM
Yup ... FS9 is a fun alternative. The new SoCal Megascenery has made my flights around home very nice. UT and BEV are nice add-ons.

But PF/FB feels more like flight to me for some reason ... I have yet to figure it out? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TC_Stele
03-12-2006, 09:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by clayman_52:
Yup ... FS9 is a fun alternative. The new SoCal Megascenery has made my flights around home very nice. UT and BEV are nice add-ons.

But PF/FB feels more like flight to me for some reason ... I have yet to figure it out? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think you're right. Although I've never flown the P-40 in real life, the plane "feels" totally different in FS9 than in IL2/PF. I flew the p40 in FS9 for a couple hours, then jumped in IL2/PF and couldnt fly it to save my life.