a number of freeware programs, most of which will assist as well as the expensive "games". You do not need all the photographic images of each blade of grass to learn up to intermediate level.
"Buddy Boxes. Servo Leads.Simulators.Interface" as follows =
TX 2 TX *** Buddy Box System Operation - RCFU Interface Adapters & Connectors - inc new Futaba Hitec USB Flight Sim Interface (for Hitec Futaba JR Transmitters) + FMS *** Simulators - RC Aircraft and Sailing etc
Aerochopper Review Aerofly & Easyfly = IPACS ClearView RC Helicopter Simulator CSM Dave Brown RCFS 2001 Fly RC Free simulator = Ron's Software Page FMS Homepage - Freeware FMS Links FMS Downloads, arguably the best personal effort *** FMS - Links to many downloads for FMS and scenery design etc FMS Serial Interface for GWS Glider 3D ; RC Sailplanes Simulator Offshore Sailing - Free simulator Pre-Flight (Free Download - buy interface kit) RCFSim v6.01 (2004) - Freeware RealFlight Home Page Reality Craft - RC Plane Master Reflex Flugsimulator Reflex models and scenery - additional downloads by W3 Group RC New Zealand - Free skins for realflight RC-Sim Downloads for Aerofly, FMS, Reflex, RFG 2, etc *** Sail simulator.com - Free download Slope Soaring Simulator - Free download Tru-Flite Technology TTi Tom's - How to set up PC USB Port, Calibrate TX and more Vertigo flight simulator YSFlight - Freeware
Build an R/C Stick Joystick - The Flying Penguin Futaba Controller - TX Conversion - RCFU TX PC Interface - kitset - Ken Hewitt FMS - Free Flying Model Simulator - Interface DIY instructions FMS Free Flight Simulator - Make your own Interface FMS Serial Interface - D.I.Y for GWS
Trainer Cords, Servo and Extension Lead pinouts etc
Buddy box lead info Forgues Research - replacing RC system leads with Fibre Optic Futaba (FM) Trainer Cord Futaba AM Trainer cord Futaba to JR Buddy Lead Futaba/Hitec to JR/GWS trainer lead *** Futaba AM to FM Trainer Cord Interface Adapters & Connectors - inc new Futaba Intelligent Buddy Box Lead - JR to Hitec or Futaba JR Buddy box lead - antoon - gadgets Misc RC leads etc - Ken Hewitt Multiplex to Hitec or Futaba buddy lead schematic Sanwa (aka Airtronics) AM_FM Trainer Cord Servos - Wiring Diagrams = use with other brand RX.
Good luck with that, I spent a lot of time searching for that a while back, couldn't find anything...except viruses.
...I downloaded the G3 demo in the weekend, and found it to be more of a toy than a tool. I've been using FMS to learn to fly on, mainly practicing landings. I had a quick go on the G3 demo and found landings to be too easy, the plane didn't really bounce or anything, granted I had to use the keyboard and I think wind was turned off.
I would say if you want something more realistic go for FMS (its free). If you want something that looks pretty, and is more game like, shell out the $$ and get G3.
I've had in my time, (and in order) FMS, Easyfly, Ripmax's RC Simulator ( Borrowed from a friend not bought) Realflight g2, Reflex XTR and currently using Aerofly Pro Deluxe. Before anyone says I'm not rich, I buy them used and tend to sell on the "old" one.
FMS is OK and free, Easy fly was a covermount disk with a UK magazine and OK,
Ripmax one was OK, had planes i knew (and owned) but won't work in XP and is no longer supported.
G2 was OK, but you can't add in planes other than via buying addins, and in the UK, great planes models are not that common, so it's not that great,
Currently I tend to fly Aerofly, but still like XTR, Aerofly is more polished as a program, whereas XTR is a bit more flexible, Aerofly does not seem to do weather (but as I've had it a week I've not fully read the manual) XTR does. Both let you design and add in planes.
I'd lean towards aerofly at the moment but XTR is as good, just a little rough around the edges, but my best advice would be to get one which has the planes you fly already programmed in.
How much can I say that you can relate to? I fly, and have seen the various sims. I use G3 exclusively. Its only fault is that it needs a pretty "big" PC, especially in the graphics card. I don't mind. It makes good use of it.
My advice is also free; take it for what it's worth. Having good graphics shouldn't be a crime. In fact, it's a feature well worth the price. G3 does an especially good job with sky glare and losing the model against the gloom of surrounding trees. The "eye candy", most assuredly, is not in compensation for imagined lacks.
Well said, Mike Young. I too am a happy owner of G3. It's not inexpensive, but I have the PC to run it and I have no doubt I'm getting my money's worth!
I fly FMS with my Interlink controller, too.
I don't have anything against Aerofly Professional Deluxe, I was just more familiar with the aircraft modelled in G3. I'm excited about the new G3 specific add-on pack coming in March. There seems to be a lot of activity recently to continue updating and improving G3.
By the way, have you got a chance to compare G3 (yes G3, not G2) with Aerofly Pro Deluxe?? I wonder if G3 has improved its physics model over G2, hopefully G3 is not just an improvement over photo realistic graphics over G2 and had added/fixed more features that is truly designed as a SIMULATOR (and not just a PC Game) in mind...
I'm trying to decide which one I should buy -- RealFlight G3 or Aerofly Pro Deluxe?? I only have budget to buy ONE, what would be everyone's suggestions?? Thanks!