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Old 06-09-2020, 12:42 PM   #1
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Im new and have just learned to fly with a beginner plane (Super EZ). I also purchased Phoenix 5 simulator for the PC (on it way with post office now).
My question is: how much do you guys find the sims help as far as real world application and muscle memory?
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: How much do sims help?

the big thing a sim teaches repairs cost 0 dollors stick movement to wing orientation. many other things good way to try out open tx programing the crash is cheap
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the big thing a sim teaches repairs cost 0 dollors stick movement to wing orientation. many other things good way to try out open tx programing the crash is cheap
Todayís RC flight simulators replace all the unfamiliarities with controlling a model airplane and reinforces the right way to control a plane with zero loss as volksman (Robert) so rightly mentions.

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Old 06-09-2020, 05:04 PM   #4
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Re: How much do sims help?

I wasn't a believer in Sims till I taught myself how to do back flips on the sim with a helicopter. Then I took my training to the field and low and behold I was doing back flips in real life. After that I always started a new maneuver on the sim. Much cheaper than smashing the real thing.

So Im going to say the Help A Lot!!

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Ya you guys are hitting on all the points I had assumed but because I'm new I wasn't sure what's true with the guys with experience.

I'm going to put in some hours on the sim before I try a plane like the Reactor Bipe I bought that's way out of my skill level. And maybe wreck a few more foamies!
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Old 06-10-2020, 12:50 AM   #6
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One thing to remember,there is NO do-over button in real life.
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Re: How much do sims help?

If you feel the controls are set up on the sim, then good, but you may want someone to check out the setup to make sure it is close to real life/physics with trims and surface travel etc.
If you already fly something maybe you are OK but I have had people say they spend time on a sim and I see little result. Can't help but think they are using safe or stability or something that's not emulating the real thing.
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If you feel the controls are set up on the sim, then good, but you may want someone to check out the setup to make sure it is close to real life/physics with trims and surface travel etc.
If you already fly something maybe you are OK but I have had people say they spend time on a sim and I see little result. Can't help but think they are using safe or stability or something that's not emulating the real thing.
Ya that's good advice. I was just going through my manual for my RDS8000 radio and seeing all the adjustable features (surface throws, expo, mixing etc...), I never realized how customizable it is. It's very cool but overwhelming at the same time. I'll definitely play with those parameters on the sim.
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I highly recommend a simulator for beginners. Get yourself a sim if you can.
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Ya I already purchased Phoenix 5 for the pc. I'll have it next week. We live in a windy location so flying days are kinda rare (near all the windmills north of shelburne). Sim will offer good practice in between.
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