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general_kalle
08-15-2008, 09:52 AM
Did you guys know that with the newest Google Earth theres a flight simulater included.
It features 2 planes, an F16 and a small civilian aircraft.
Theres no cocpit or external view, but flying around Mount everest, New York or your own house is very cool. in fackt you can fly anywhere on the globe.

here follows an intruktion on how to use it.

controls:

curser keys - Elevator and Ailron
Page up/Page down - Throttle up and down
Cntrl+Curser keys - Pan view
Shift+curser left and right - Rudder
G - Gear
F - Flaps down 10%
Shift+F - Flaps up 10%
Comma/Period - Brakes

alternativly you can fly with the mouse instead of the curser keys by clicking once with the left mouse buttom.

Mouse up is dive and Mouse down is up.
Mouse right - ailron right
mouse left - Ailron left

lastly theres also joystick but it didnt work for me.

other controls are the same.
note that F16 has an inefektive rudder.

HUD:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/general_kalle/Googleearthflightsimexplanation.jpg

get started:

step 1:
find an airport or airspot where you wanna start.

choosing Kennedy national airport.(turn on airports to find a desired starting point)
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/general_kalle/googleearth2008-08-1517-22-26-89.jpg

step 2: Zoom too your desired lokation (for example right down low over the runway.
use the different controls to look into the right direktion.

find the flight sim in in the top panel.
select your plane, and wether you want to start where you are looking or on a pre selected airport.

theres also an option for joystick but my game crashed when i chose joystick on so i was flying with the mouse.

step 3.
hit start(or whatever its called) and start the fun.
remember if you start mid air throttle up imidiatly.
i dont know how realistic it is to spawn your plane at 60 km altitude but whatever.


cruising over New york.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/general_kalle/googleearth2008-08-1517-25-05-50.jpg

you can turn on 3d buildings while flying.
here's (http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2008/04/how_to_get_3d_buildings_in_google_e.html) how.

intruktional clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilzpsWqdueg)

Jaws2002
08-15-2008, 06:29 PM
I crashed the F-16 in my house once with this thing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Schwarz.13
08-15-2008, 07:21 PM
I only recently found out about this - i haven't tried it out yet though as i haven't installed Google Earth.

BTW - i believe the flight simulator is a hidden programme so you need to press Control+Alt+A or Control+A to activate it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Sirrith
08-15-2008, 11:48 PM
I just tried it, and I'm unimpressed...

Uufflakke
08-16-2008, 01:18 AM
This feature exists since September 2007 I guess, but I wouldn't call it a flightsim.
I gave it a try just once a long time ago but it is not worth the effort. But for those who want to play with it here is the link with the instructions:

http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/flightsim/index.html

general_kalle
08-16-2008, 04:45 AM
alright guys.
its always great to have such positive responses http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Schwarz.13. it used to be a hidden feature but with the latest version of Google earth its "unreaveled" and availible in the panel at the top.

ok its not a flight sim but its cool to be able to fly from Copenhagen to London or such.

Uufflakke
08-16-2008, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by general_kalle:
alright guys.
its always great to have such positive responses http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

ok its not a flight sim but its cool to be able to fly from Copenhagen to London or such.

Well okay, the positive thing is you can fly over the Channel from Calais to Dover with photorealistic landscapes and you don't have to look around if somebody is at your six. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif