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PoRT55
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:16 am
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can i use my DX6i with any flight simulator? if so , which ones? and would i need to purchase anything to make it work? im new at this so i dont know how it would connect to my computer. also, if i need to purchase the software but not a reciever, is it still going to be like $200? lol thanks for the help
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:50 am
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I think there are some places you can get a plug, but I am not sure..
If you get Realflite it comes with the adapters to use your own transmitter with it. That's what I got and I use my Futaba all the time.
It is better to practice with your own equipment......
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:40 pm
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how much am i looking to spend? like $250 or something? i know they are not cheap but i just spent $500 on my heli... trying to save some cash spmewhere
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:23 am
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Real flite is 200 bucks.
I hear alot of people talking good things about Pheonix simulator. But I don't know about any other.
Do a google and see what you can find.
E-bay is a good place for the sim too. You can get real flite for under a hundred bucks or cheaper sometimes..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:25 am
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Real Flight & Phoenix are probably the best of the sims around at the moment.

Real Flight comes with its own controller that you plug into your computer.

Phoenix uses a USB cable to hook up you own transmitter. Just remember to order the right cable for your Tx when you order, as the default cable they send is for JR/Spektrum. You can also order extra cables if you have more than one Tx - you can order say Phoenix with the standard lead and for a few bucks extra have them include a Futaba lead.

Also, Phoenix doesn't sell the Tx cables separately, so if you happen get a pirated copy off ebay or elsewhere, you will still need to buy a licensed version to get the cable to suit your transmitter. That's what I have been told by the Australian Importer. You will have to check with your local distributor to see if it is the case elsewhere.

What I have seen posted in other forums is Real Flight is pretty graphics intensive, so if you don't have a fairly high end comp I would look at Phoenix as your sim of choice.

The couple of hundred you spend on the sim now will pay for itself in a short time. As a crash on the sim won't hurt your wallet.

I have probably trashed closed to $5000.00 worth of heli's on the sim so far in crashes Smile

Also helps to get you confident with using the transmitter.
All the better sims have practice modes, where you can have the computer control some aspects of flying while you control others e.g. Hover training you can have the computer look after the tail while you concentrate on keeping the heli in one spot.

As you progress, you can take control of more and more flight controls.

Some sims come with a controller and others allow you to use your transmitter via a USB cable.

Here are links to some sim sites
Commercial Sims (pay for)
Phoenix ---> http://www.phoenix-sim.com/welcome.htm
Real Flight ---> http://www.realflight.com/
Clearview ---> http://rcflightsim.com/index.html
Reflex ---> http://www.reflex-sim.de/reflex-sim/shop/catalog/
FS One ---> http://www.fsone.com/
AeroFly ---> http://www.aerofly.de/

Free Sims
Heli-X ---> http://www.heli-x.info/index_e.shtml
FMS ---> http://n.ethz.ch/~mmoeller/fms/index_e.html

There may be others but this will confuse you enough for now.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:08 am
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how is the realflight G2? they have a NewInBox one for $90.00 on ebay. is it worth the $$ or should i go with something else for that amount?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:02 pm
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PoRT55 wrote:
how is the realflight G2? they have a NewInBox one for $90.00 on ebay. is it worth the $$ or should i go with something else for that amount?


To be honest RealFlight is great but G2 is a very old version and the physics and graphics engine can't match that of the newer G3 or G4.

I think you better add in another $50 and go for the Phoenix which is $140.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:40 am
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on heliguy.com http://www.heliguy.com/Flight-Simulators/Phoenix-Sim/Introduction/ it is 107$ if you have your own transmitter.
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