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
All of these great flight simulators require 8MB of video RAM or more.
Although all XP machines I know has this and more.
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!
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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