- New microsoft flight simulator
Looks good. I’m considering getting myself set up with a PC and controls to start playing DCS. My Dad and brother are the computer experts so just seeking their advice as to what it will all set me back.. I suspect a fair amount.
Heard about DCS on the Fighter Pilot Podcast and lost an evening watching YouTube videos.Posted 3 months agopapamountainMember
kin love a good flight sim. After putting in hundreds of hours on ms flight sim in the past I reckon i’d have a good shot at safely bringing in a passenger jet if the pilot/copilot suddenly died on a flight. The new one due next year looks amazing. better start saving for an rtx 2180ti!Posted 3 months agokelronSubscriber
Hardware requirements might not be as high as you’re thinking, flight sims can do a lot with level of detail scaling since you’re rarely close up to anything.
Not really my area of interest but I’d love to fly around sightseeing in VR.
re controllers I have a T16000M and the build quality is excellent. Uses a magnetic sensor which doesn’t seem to get gummed up with dust or lose accuracy over time like the Saitek stick I had before. The button layout on the base isn’t great but I don’t have the HOTAS add-on which might improve it.Posted 3 months agoFlaperonMember
kin love a good flight sim. After putting in hundreds of hours on ms flight sim in the past I reckon i’d have a good shot at safely bringing in a passenger jet if the pilot/copilot suddenly died on a flight. The new one due next year looks amazing. better start saving for an rtx 2180ti!
Posted 3 months agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
i had a go on Flight Sim 3.0 when I was about 11. I thought it was ok until I discovered a) there was nothing to shoot down, b)there were no missiles, and c) there was therefore no point
Hah, a very similar experience to me. I know people enjoy different things but hyper realistic flight sims seems a strange idea to me. I watched someone streaming a flight sim on Twitch a while back (OK I get that’s even less entertaining than flying in one yourself), he was doing some long real-time flight. He was already in the air on autopilot when I noticed the stream, watched briefly and checked back a few hours later and he was still just flying on autopilot (but constantly checking everything). I guess if sim hours still count towards pilot licence requirements I can see the point but otherwise???Posted 3 months ago
Some sims do count, but I don’t think ones you fly on your desktop at home do. Iirc it’s got to be a full fidelity cockpit set up.
I’m not a fan of modern fast jet simulators, they’re too finicky for me to sink the time into. Too many buttons! I’m more of a check control surfaces, set prop pitch to fine, set the mixture to rich, turn on the magnetos, prime, ignition and away pilot.Posted 3 months ago
DCS has lots of realism toggles – 1 switch start – easy lock ons etc. They have a sister product called Flaming Cliffs as well, which has the same flight model but dumbed down systems – for a simpler experience.
If you like that kind of sim though, IL2 Stalingrad/Kuban/Moscow is probably a good place to start.
DCS also has some early 50s late 60s jets as well – which are a bit simpler.Posted 3 months ago
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