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Flight Sims

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:56 am

I first played Flight Simulator back in the mid 80's with the awful black screen with white lines for graphics. Can't wait to get FS2020. I'll leave a comparison of the two. You can also fly an actual combat flight sim for free! Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) is an incredibly and brutally realistic flight model with weapon and sensor system ops in realtime. I'll just leave the link to the free game and an amazing cinematic of the sim in action.

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Re: Flight Sims

Postby christianjonse » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:30 am

DCS is more realistic flight sim than FSX. I played fxs for a few years then I got bored of it. But DCS is fun asf cuz it’s actually realistic. I’m excited for the new FS2020. The graphics of the landscape and the detail of the aircrafts is outstanding.

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Re: Flight Sims

Postby nickuzick » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:33 am

I’m trying to convert from FSX to XPlane and it’s difficult
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Re: Flight Sims

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:36 pm

X-Planes and DCS use blade element theory for their flight model while the rest just tell a model how it should move in space instead of simulating flow. It's funny how FS has become the "casual" sim. "That's a good thing." -Martha Stewart
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Postby jlv » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:51 am

The graphics on Flight Simulator didn't bother me. That's just what a 6502 is capable of. What sucked was the flight model didn't even separate the velocity vector from the plane's orientation. It was literally impossible to do a correct flare because the flight model could only travel directly down the Z axis of the airplane. There was no excuse for that. The flight model could have been way better without slowing the game down.
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Re: Flight Sims

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:25 pm

Sweet! You're a desktop aviator too! You would love how DCS works then. It's amazing that it's free. They just got 60 bucks from me for the F/A-18C. I got hooked on it with Jane's F/A-18 Simulator all the way back in the CRT days. The realism is daunting!
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Re: Flight Sims

Postby jlv » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:53 am

TeamHavocRacing wrote:Sweet! You're a desktop aviator too! You would love how DCS works then. It's amazing that it's free. They just got 60 bucks from me for the F/A-18C. I got hooked on it with Jane's F/A-18 Simulator all the way back in the CRT days. The realism is daunting!

I don't play flight sims much these days. Not sure why since they do look awesome and I know the flight models are incredible now. Back in the Flight Simulator 2 days I played a lot. Even knew how to do the IFR stuff.
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Re: Flight Sims

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 pm

Starting a cold, dark F/A-18C manually, taxiing up to the catapult, engaging the launch bar and launching then successfully trapping back on the carrier is very satisfying and takes a long checklist. Don't forget the parking brake!
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Re: Flight Sims

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:54 pm

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