New microsoft flight simulator

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  • retro83
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    how good does this look?!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Cool! Used to love FS back in the day.

    mashr
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    So….. how much for a PC that’ll make it run looking like that?? Welling to sell a child to pay for it

    kayla1
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    Do they have the Stealth Flounce model in this version?

    mashr
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    Do they have the Stealth Flounce model in this version?

    Duh, it was in the video, but… like…. stealth obvs

    1981miked
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    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.

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Looks good, but maybe it should have died with Meigs Field.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Hopefully MS will get a proper HOTAS stick out for the eggsbox before then…

    molgrips
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    I fancy a joystick for Falcon and maybe other stuff, but I don’t want to go nuts. Can you get a cheap joystick with a throttle lever that’s ok?

    sobriety
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    Thrustmaster-T-16000M-FCS is apparently the best “budget” stick I have no idea as I’m using an ancient Saitek X-52 pro, from before their QA went to shit.

    Thrustmaster 1600 – stay away from Saitek.

    Going to get the DCS F-14 and F-18 module, the Thrustmaster F-18 stick, a virpil base and a long throw extension and **** VR this winter.

    Archer at the end of this ad will be me come December hahah

    sobriety
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    I too will be going over to Virpil when funds allow, then upgrading my vive to the steam vr headset, provided I can find somewhere t try it out…

    That’s it! We need a Singletrackworld squadron!

    SFA-12 “The Big Hitters” (Singletrack fighter attack). 😀

    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!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    So….. how much for a PC that’ll make it run looking like that?? Welling to sell a child to pay for it

    Ha, that’s exactly the conversation I had last night. I shudder at the thought.

    Premier Icon kelron
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    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.

    Flaperon
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    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!

    Full Motion Airbus A320

    Re-installed FSX last night. Quickie from Gatwick to Malaga in a 737. Forgot just how many controls there are!

    Signed up to the insider program. Thanks.

    Would love a go on a proper sim Flaperon!!

    doris5000
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    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 😆

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    Meh, its nae Harrier Attack.

    Meh, its nae Harrier Attack.

    Premier Icon FuzzyWuzzy
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    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???

    sobriety
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    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.

    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.

    sobriety
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    IL2 is indeed what I have. (and war thunder, but that’s not a real sim, even in sim mode;-)

    Mikkel
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    they just need a model of the OV-10 Bronco, until i can fly that in it i will stick with Prepare3D

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