good flight simulator

I want to buy a good flight simulator for helicopter for my boss as a retirement gift and work with winxp and does not require the very good
graphic card. Any suggestion and where to buy?
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Hai
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Hi Hai... You didn't mention whether a RC or the full size flight simulators. But this is the RC group so I'm guessing you mean for RC simulators. If not, Microsoft Flight Simulator is very good and cost in the $30 to $50 range. Sometimes cheaper. FS2004 is the latest, but it really likes a beefy system. FS2002 isn't too bad on less.
On the RC side, well RealFlight G2 costs about $200 like all great RC flight simulators. The advantage of RealFlight though that it is the easiest to install, setup, and run without much effort. Others require a joystick and/or an interface between the transmitter and your computer. And you have to constantly recharge your transmitter batteries. What a pain!
There is a cheaper version of RealFlight called RealFlight G2 Lite I think that cost about $130. Same thing basically, but less planes and helicopters with other limitations like you can't edit anything. But for some, it might be okay.
All of these great flight simulators require 8MB of video RAM or more. Although all XP machines I know has this and more.
Bill

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Bill,
Thanks. Yes I want for the RC since my boss he is in RC planes but think about learning to fly RC helicopter.
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Bill,
I saw at Tower Hobbies RealFlight G2 w/USB InterLink Mode 2 for $149.97, is it a good deal? Anyone has the coupon code for Tower Hobbies
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Yes that is a *super* deal if it ain't the lite version! Coupon code? Yes I have some really great coupon deals at Tower Hobbies. But we both would get into trouble if caught (I always get caught, btw which keeps me honest -- which is another story). But sign up for the free email newsletter and you will get $20 off of your next purchase for the next 2 weeks over $50, I believe. And this is honest and legal. You can hardly beat this!
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You might get some good info from RunRyder (www.runryder.com) , the heli discussion forum.
Morris
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Reflex XTR, AeroFly Pro, and RealFlight are the ones I'd narrow it down to if I were buying.
RealFlight would be at the end of the list. Its graphics and physics engine are very dated. It does have one advantage in that you can bow wrap it and hand it off as a gift. In other words, it's easy to set up and is self-contained.
Reflex XTR would be more like a project. You hand your boss the sw and he supplies the radio with crystal removed.
I'm not that familiar with AeroFly Pro. But you should have enough to make some decent google searches.
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