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Do we have any pilots in the house?
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:35:44 AM »
Started playing around with the demo version of this flight simulator.

http://www.x-plane.com

Lots of fun, maybe I should learn how to fly.
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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2013, 07:33:43 PM »
Have versions 5 thru 10. better than "as real as it gets"

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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »
Cool, how long have you been using x-plane then?

I went and ordered it from x-plane.com today and a flight stick from Amazon. :D

Been reading and reading, so much to learn.
Tonight I just started reading about WED.

http://www.x-plane.com/support/manuals/wed/

NewTech11, you one of them guys with what looks like a real cockpit in their garage along with a slew of monitors in front of it?

Amazing stuff...
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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 08:46:13 PM »
Very Cool!

Years ago, I had a computer with Windows ME. I bought one of the Microsoft Flight Simulators, but I could not get it work on ME. I called the 800 number on the box and spoke to Microsoft for about 2 hours, and finally he said that it just will not work on your computer.

Would love to take another stab at a flight simulator, but worried I would spend too much time on it that I don't have!


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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 09:44:21 PM »
I played with it for about a hour before i was able to get the cessna off the ground, lol...
Crashed a number of times before I finally made my first landing, missed the runway, but landed without crashing. :D

Trying to figure out the navigation controls and gps.

My son seen me playing with it and wanted to try. First try he took off with the cessna and landed just fine, lol
Then he switch to a fighter jet, took off and started doing tricks in the air, but could not land it.

Lots of fun, can't wait for the flight stick and disks to get here...
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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 08:09:43 AM »
AJ,
I have been using X planes over 10 years. It is a very good simulator. It's has a tough learning curve. I still have problems handling some of the different aircraft. But if you keep at it, it will come.

Here is a great site for x plane support!  http://www.x-plane.org

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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 06:39:14 PM »
They have a great forum, http://forums.x-plane.org

 
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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 12:39:02 AM »
I haven't used them for awhile,  but I had a set of Saitek controls (flight yoke,  floor pedals) and used to spend way too many hours with Microsoft flight simulator,   Several fighter games.   Beware AJ - it is very, very easy to get hooked on these simulators.   I used to play several of them in virtual worlds on the computer.    Very addictive.     

 I actually had a student pilots license when I was younger.    My brother in law had a cessna cardinal I used to fly.    Went to avaition class,  was a lot of fun.    A friend of his had a twin - engine beechcraft I also got to fly.   We would fly to Atlantic city,   Florida,   Memphis.     Great fun.      Back then,   you would navigate between vortac stations.    Never got my full pilots licsense,  always had to fly with a licsensed pilot present.   But it was alot of fun.    Flight simulators alot cheaper than the real thing,   but they are very realistic now.     

We have a little airport right by my house,   have often thought about getting a plane.    But,  then when I consider that I have no time to fly,   It would probably be a waste of money.    Right now.    But,  maybe when I retire............   One thing I won't be doing anymore is skydiving.    Did it in my 20's but have no desire to ever do that again.   I t was one of the scariest moments of my life jumping out of that plane.     But it was a rush.   
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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 11:39:12 AM »
You could always try Remote Control. lot cheaper.  and safer.... If you like tinkering.   

My first Flight Sim... was back when Radio Shack started with computers...we would load software with a  Cassette..  dial your friends phone # listen for modem transmit tone, flip your modem to receive wait for connection.. we only had 300 baud modem back then. just a little slow from todays standards...lol .. the biggest thing about this program was we could have dog fight with someone else, over our phone lines...wow...this was so cool....when you got hit, ther be big crack in your windshield,.(monitor)...and you start over ...pretty crude and slow but it worked   
 
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Re: Do we have any pilots in the house?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 06:33:40 AM »
I did the dogfight thing too.   I had one of the old Texas instruments computer,  used that modem.   The games were amazingly good back then.     Not to much in graphics,  but was way cool to play over phone.   
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