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Hey,

I know the "Is a flight sim gonna help me to fly question" gets asked a lot. I found this book from ASA, ASA-MSFS, that deals with MS FS 04'/X as an training aid. It also includes a cd with some practice flights. I just recieved the book today and it looks to be pretty good. It is written by Bruce Williams, www.BruceAir.com. It is aimed at pilots, instructors, and virtual aviators. It is supposed to help you get the most from your sim.

 

I live a long ways from my school so I use the sim to keep my muscle memory kinda sharp. I am always looking for something realistic to add to my sim. The best R22 model add-on I have found for FS 02'/04' is from Gilles Arlove, it is painted blue. You can download the model from Hovercontrol.com, you may need the gauge patch, I did. If you can hover his heli with all settings maxed out, you will pickup hovering in a very very short time in the real copter. I did it in 1.5 hrs in the real thing, total flight and hover time.

 

Later,

mechanic

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Hey,

I know the "Is a flight sim gonna help me to fly question" gets asked a lot. I found this book from ASA that deals with MS FS as an training aid. It also includes a cd with some practice flights. I just got this book today and it looks to be pretty good. It is written by Bruce Williams, www.BruceAir.com. It is aimed at students, instructors, and virtual aviators. Supposed to help you get the most from your sim.

 

I live a long ways from my school and use the sim to keep my muscle memory kinda sharp. I am always looking for something realistic to add to my sim. The best R22 add-on I have found for FS 02'/04' is from Gilles Arlove. If you can hover his heli will all settings maxed out, you will pickup hovering in a very very short time in the real copter. I did it in 1.5 hrs in the real thing, total flight and hover time.

 

Later,

mechanic

What hardware do you use?

 

I would go out an buy the new FS but i only have a mid range joystick. Surely to make it worth doing i would require pedals and a cyclic?

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Sparks,

 

My comp is using a P4HT at 3.2, 1GB DDR mem, Intel Accelerator 900, and 200mb graphics. My joystick is a Saitek Cyborg EVO, CH Pro Pedals, and no collective. I just use the rear throttle lever on the stick. The collective is not hard to pickup on in a 22.

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I use my laptop with the following set-up: Saitek X-52 throttle and joystick, Saitek Proflight Rudder pedals, and an Altec Lansing headset with boom microphone. I just bought the whole setup at Best Buy for around 1600.00. The throttle that comes with the X-52 is velcroed to the wall next to my chair so I it resembles the motion for the collective. The headset is the closest thing I could come up with to simulate my Bose X flight comms.

 

I don't know how valuable it is for training, but since I work on a boat in the GOM, I have limited space for a simulator set up and go way to long between actual flight time to do nothing. Not to mention that it is just plain fun I spent three hours the other day doing NOE flying around Sitka, AK. The graphics and scenery are remarkably close to real world terrain and my laptop processor is just keeping up.

 

I also downloaded a CH-47 that I have been using for mountain flying and carrier landings in Lihue, HI. Still looking for an MH-53 or SH-60 to download

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