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RealFlight 3/4/4.5
5
33.33%
Phoenix
10
66.67%
Aerofly (AFPD)
0
0%
Clearview
0
0%
PRE-Flight
0
0%
FSOne
0
0%
Reflex
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0%
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Which is the best simulator to practice heli 3D ?

Old 01-08-2009, 03:44 AM
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Default Which is the best simulator to practice heli 3D ?

Please judge ONLY by accuracy of simulation/physics, not by landscape/graphics.


Thank You.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:39 AM
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i voted on the G.P. 3.5 SIM as i only used this for a very short time and now i can do many 3D manouvers without a problem. by the way i will sell this complete simulator set for half the cost of rec retail, $150.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:33 PM
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I voted for real flight G4, but G4.5 is a buggy piece of junk beta passed off as a finished product. I still find that FMS is the best for my needs. I have G4, Aerofly Deluxe Pro and FS-ONE. IMHO, they aren't worth the expense. Programs plus add-ons plus computer upgrades needed to make them run can bring the cost waaaay to high. Cheaper to buy a few inexpensive ARFs with one set of electronics and crash them while learning.

All I use the sims for is to keep fingers and orientation active over the winter. I also find it easier to build a plane than program most of these to get them anything close to anything I have (12 heli's and 10 planes) so I am happy with FMS and wish I didn't use a good chunk of the hobby budget on the others. At the time though, they seemed a good idea and they kept me practicing longer than FMS did... until I got bored with them.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:22 AM
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Thanks.
Please tell how does Phoenix 2 compare with RealFlight 3.5 for heli 3D ? for airplane 3D ?
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:32 AM
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I've always read reports that Phoenix has a MUCH better physics model than does real flight, however I haven't tried myself.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:37 AM
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I should add that I'm pretty disappointed with RF G3.5 physics, and based on what I've read, I wish I had Phoenix.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:48 AM
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I have RealFlight 4/4.5 Aerofly (AFPD) And AeroPro, PRE-Flight, FSOne, and some others But for me Phoenix feel more like the real thing for Heli, And Aerofly (AFPD) for planes
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:04 AM
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Is anyone here flying Clearview? I'm kinda short on dough and need a good heli-sim. Clearview seems to be priced where I can afford it. While I don't expect it to best Phoenix how good otherwise?
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Is anyone here flying Clearview? I'm kinda short on dough and need a good heli-sim. Clearview seems to be priced where I can afford it. While I don't expect it to best Phoenix how good otherwise?
Clearview has a big following in the UK RC Helicopter market. Check out heliguy forums: http://www.heliguy.com/Forum/forum95...6229ac1c97ff8b
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
Is anyone here flying Clearview? I'm kinda short on dough and need a good heli-sim. Clearview seems to be priced where I can afford it. While I don't expect it to best Phoenix how good otherwise?
There are two free heli sim on the net somewhere, I try them they are not to bad, If I can find them I'll post them here.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:18 AM
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Here you go, Free heli flight sim.
http://www.marksfiles.net/HeliSim/index.htm
http://heli-x.net/index_e.shtml

And of course there is FMS
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