Flight Sim

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  1. low selfestitle

    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Any other flight simmers here?

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    There was a guy on one of the flight sim boards who went by "artielange." Maybe you're him. :dontknow:

    Do I sim? *Snort!* Do I!!!

    Here's my rig:

    Hardware:

    CH products yoke & rudder pedals
    Desktop Aviator Avionics panel
    NVidia 3D Vision 3D Glasses
    Freetrack head tracking (hat with IR lights and a modded Playstation Eye camera)
    Fresnel lens
    Noisy computer with an overabundance of fans


    Software:

    Microsoft Flight Simulator X (with Acceleration)

    Add-on Aircraft:
    Carenado C-172N
    A2A Piper Cub with Accusim
    Sibwings Cessna Bird Dog

    Add-on Scenery:
    Ultimate Terrain: Canada, USA, Europe
    ORBX: Pacific Northwest, Northern Rocky Mountains, Darrington Municipal, Stark's Twin Oaks, Walter Sutton's Private Strip
    Aerosoft: VFR Germany 3 (south), Niagara Falls/Buffalo, Cleveland, Las Vegas, San Francisco
    Flight Ontario: Lake Simcoe, Greater Toronto Area, Muskoka

    Utilities:
    FSUIPC
    Real Environment Xtreme
    Multi Crew Experience
    Active Sky Evolution
    iGMAP for iPhone
    FSDiscover
    Instant Scenery
    Plan-G flight planner

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    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    I never played it or hear of it :dontknow:

    Here's my gear , No extra additives

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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Rep for Party for keepin' it real! :juggalo:

    :iohi5:

    EDIT: I can't rep you.
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a little taste. The Cessna Bird Dog @ Concrete Municipal Airport in Washington.

     
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    Wing WonderSlave VIP

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    I want to get my hands on my mom's boyfriend's flight sim game. Maybe I can borrow it for awhile.
    It will take me quite some time to be any good.
    I took Private Pilot ground school and have a whole hour of flight logged! I did everything but land. I was in a lil 4-seater Cessna something-or-other.
    Never had so much fun in my life! :D

    I'll be back after Operation: Steal mom's boyfriend's sim game while he's not looking. :ninja:
     
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    MONK The fuck? Staff Member Chimp In Charge

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    Fucking NERDS!

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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    *snort*
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool Wing!

    When did you go up? Are you going up again soon?

    I've got around 20 hours in a 172, and I did my first solo flight last summer. One of the best feelings of my life!

    I endorse your computer heist! Let me know if it's got FSX on it. If so, we can fly together in multiplayer. :pilot: :pilot:
     
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    Wing WonderSlave VIP

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    You're just jealous cause you don't have wings! :neener:
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    I went up about 5 years ago, I think. For my birthday. Taking off was crazy!
    It's hard to steer with your feet. I was all wobblin' down the runway.
    Also, I was too short to touch the pedals, despite the instructor's best efforts (2 phone books behind me). So, I was steering with my toes!
    I managed to get it up in the air somehow and went and flew over my house.

    Solo flight! Dope! Congrats!
    Had a dream when I was in the class that I was flying IFR alone. Was pretty crazy.

    I feel it will be awhile before I go up again unless I get free lessons or find a pot of gold. Just have not had the money.

    I think his game is pretty old. Maybe I'll get a better one so I can fly with you eventually. Will take me awhile to get comfortable enough with the game, probably. :eek:

    :pilot:
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow -- Nobody gets to do the take off their first time out! You're the Chosen One! :bow:

    If you do wanna pick up a flight sim, Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold edition is the easiest to find and it's pretty cheap now, because Microsoft will be releasing this one within the next year or so:

    http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight

    Plus, Flight Sim X has a shared cockpit mode, so we could both fly in the same plane together. :lo5:
     
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    Wing WonderSlave VIP

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    Haha yea... I was lit up like a christmas tree when I got my feet back on the ground!
    Judging by my performance, I'd say it was less me being the Chosen One and more me having a crazy ass instructor.
    I asked him a few times, "Are you SURE you want to let me do this?"

    uh ohhh. I have a Mac. This is going to be a problem isn't it? :depressed:

    You have really cool accessories too! :wub:
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, unless you're running Windows on Boot Camp.

    You could always go with X-Plane though. It's Mac native and a good sim.

    http://www.x-plane.com/
     
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    Wing WonderSlave VIP

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    Thanks, Low! :toptip:

    That looks awesome! I'll keep you posted. Going to see if I can get it at a discount.

    EDIT: Actually, $29 ain't bad
     
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    low selfestitle Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool. If you do pick up X-Plane, I'll pick up a copy too. :lo5:
     
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    I recognize the "Welcome to Concrete" wall from "A Boy's Life" with DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. I have it but I only have a laptop now and it will play it but it stutters big time.
     
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    :iohi5:

    FSX sure is a resource hog.

    Here's the latest from ORBX, just released today:

     
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    Sweet Stereo :up:
     
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    The Aerosoft Radio Stack iPad app is in final testing right now! :nooo:

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