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Back in the saddle

Postby KPryor » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Anyone else here still flight simming? I just started getting back into it recently and am finally learning how to fly the PMDG 737 I bought for FS9 so many years ago.

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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby 3WE » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:29 pm

The wife is fixated on unplugging the yoke and pedals and setting them aside.

Considering upgrading to "flight" Gabriel says it flies better but that it also suffers a little from a " gaming philosophy" vs "harsh reality".

Favorite activity is dialing up "the actual weather" and dealing with it...shoot some landings, then dialing hard IMC and shooting an ILS.
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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby KPryor » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:48 pm

My yoke, pedals and throttle quad are all in my man cave. My wife rarely ventures in there and with good reason, it's a mess.
I got really burned out on FS for a while, but I'm really getting back into it now. I bought ActiveSky Next for FSX and it handles the weather nicely. I still use FS9 as well, so I'm still using ActiveSky v. 6.5 for that.

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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby flyboy2548m » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:12 pm

Well, I'll be a baboon's grandnephew! Ken Pryor is back!
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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby KPryor » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:10 am

I stop by from time to time, even when I don't post anything. Good to see you all still here.
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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby ocelot » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:03 am

All I've managed to do lately is take the default a/c in Flightgear for a quick spin to make sure it was working. With mouse yoke, too. :(

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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby 3WE » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:55 pm

ocelot wrote:All I've managed to do lately is take the default a/c in Flightgear for a quick spin to make sure it was working. With mouse yoke, too. :(


Please describe Flightgear...do you like how it works?
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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby ocelot » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:13 am

Describe in what sense? It's a flight simulator. Haven't used it enough to have a strong opinion.

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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby 3WE » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:16 am

ocelot wrote:Describe [Flightgear] in what sense? It's a flight simulator. Haven't used it enough to have a strong opinion.
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I've never heard of "Flightgear".

Describe it in what sense?

MSFS is described as a broadly applicable flight simulator with a lot of planes and add ons. The old one was a little hard core as it simulated and airplane and you needed to know some stuff to fly... I've heard that the new one flies better, but is also taking on a disturbing game philosophy perhaps with a few detriments to reality.

Then there was X-plane. Fewer add-ons, perhaps less fancy scenery, but the purists insisted that the flight models were better.

My comments as a long time MSFS person who has worked X-plane a time or two:

"Maybe the flight models were better but they both get a zero on seat-of-the-pants simulation and thus i didn't find X-plane nor MSFS to handle all that much different than the real thing."

So- anything you can say on Flightgear? Is it realistic? Is it gamey? Can you say if you like it more or less than MSFS (I'm assuming you would have tried it)...just a few general comments.
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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby 3WE » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:17 pm

....OR

Seeing that you have not used it much, why did you select it over MS and X-plane?
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Re: Back in the saddle

Postby ocelot » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:16 pm

www.flightgear.org

It's open source, and it's meant to be realistic rather than an arcade game. Again, I haven't used it enough to have much of an opinion. (And I haven't used MSFS in so long that anything I had to say in that regard wouldn't be helpful either.)


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