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Post  ian1954 Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:57 pm

My last RC flight was some 25+ years ago and after many successful flights, albeit two and three channel, I had a trilogy of disasters.

A Hughes helicopter - this had taken weeks to build, even more weeks to set up and stop destroying rotor blades. After I had finally mastered hovering, I took it up high and the collective broke. A 75 foot plummet to the ground and everything fitted nicely into a carrier bag!

A scale Tiger Moth with a .35 engine (rescued from the helicopter!). Ten successful flights following tuition from a pal but I thought it too slow and ponderous. A bout of over confidence, followed by an attempt at a fast landing............matchsticks!

A minature hand launch glider (minature by the standards of the day). A lot of nice flights but each one not long in the air - two or three minutes at the most. I therefore started catapult launching - much longer flights but one day found a thermal. Too long a flight and the onboard button cell battery expired and the g;ider was never to be seen again!

Lastly, having spent weeks building models, I bought a glider kit with a fibreglass fuselage and foam cored wings. It took no time at all to complete and bungee launch. I had several flights with it but wanted more in the way of performance.

Another thermally day and it had climbed high. The flying field is on the flight path to Heathrow and has height restrictions and so I put it into a dive. I over did the elevator as it was a bit slow to respond and thought it would loop. Wasn't fast enough and so a sort of semi stall which a recovered from.

I let the glider climb again and this time prolonged the dive, pulled the stick back and ............... the wing snapped!

After the most amazing pirouettes, twists and shimmies.....

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So, I have been reluctant to venture out to the park armed with radio gear and a model. I have been using the weather as an excuse and then, I came across the Phoenix RC simulator. I searched this site and found the venerable John Goddard recommended it.

Bought it, installed it and it is superb. I found on it a flying field that looks like my local, 3 minutes walk, park. Set everything up and first of all found that I definitely wasn't ready to march out there with the Spitfire IX that I had bought. Way too fast and responsive.

I also realised that a full camoflage upper with a sky blue under belly is not a good idea to learn with in a park surrounded by trees. It is easy to get disorientated. I must have smashed the thing about twenty times! (simulated of course).

I then changed the plane to a Piper Cub. Much easier to see and tamer to fly. Not long before take offs and landings disaster free. The graphics are superb.

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I even connected it to the TV.

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It has been a superb learning experience and I can even now manage the Spitfire - I quickly (well slowly actually!) realised that I could alter the controls on the transmitter (Spektrum DX8) to tone things down and stop me getting into trouble quite so quickly. This also means that I can't get out of trouble quite so quickly but I have now progressed onto some of the stunt planes. Each one of these simulated planes has its own characteristics.

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I also learned something else. I used a camera to take these pictures, hence the poor quality, but there is always a clamour for "videos" on this site. Trying to fly one handed and operating a camera ends up like this!

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I have not compared this to other simulators but have changed the flying areas, models, views and generally fiddled with it and found it superb and easy to recommend. The only thing I don't like is that although you can record a flight, it is not in a distributable format. Can't have everything!








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Post  pkrankow Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:48 pm

Looks promising. My recent RC experience resulted in rekitting via post hole digging. Maybe a simulator is a good idea.

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Post  shell shock Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:54 pm

Have you found the scale editor yet?
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Post  John Goddard Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:42 am

shell shock wrote:Have you found the scale editor yet?

Yep I agree SS, doubling the aircraft size is a great feature.
My Capiche is set at +197%.
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Post  ian1954 Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:34 am

I hadn't thought of scaling.

That leaves me with a problem. All my models are UMX(Ultra Micro?) and the ones in the simulator are much bigger.

I should now, perhaps, be scaling down. Just when I am managing to fly and land that Spitfire without crashing. Also, I haven't managed to lose it for a while because I couldn't tell whether it was coming or going after letting it stray too far away!
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Post  WingingIt74 Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:24 am

It's a great sim, good choice. Once you got the hang of it, put all your trims way out of line... It's good practice.
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Post  John Goddard Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:04 pm

One of the first things I tell my guys is,-
No one wins prizes for flying a long way away, you
Just make things difficult for yourself.
Something to ensure that doesn't happen as easily
Is to fly bigger as well.
PS
Don't tell anyone but bigger planes fly better too.
My 50cc is a LOT easier to fly than my Cox beasties.
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Post  John Goddard Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:25 pm

BTW Ian
Don't forget to download the latest version which is V4n
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Below you can see the difference in standard size and +97%
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PS
I can't photograph the telly either.
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Post  RknRusty Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:31 pm

Do the sim programs come with a joy stick/controller, or do you have to use your field controller?

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Post  WingingIt74 Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:32 pm

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Post  WingingIt74 Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:33 pm

You have to hook up with your field radio or buy the package with the DX5e radio, if you don't have a compatible radio.

http://www.phoenix-sim.com
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Post  pkrankow Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:50 pm

The adapter for the Phoenix sim is $10. Many radios do not require an adapter.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/phoenix_r_c_pro_simulator_v4.0_1039852_prd1.htm?pSearchQueryId=4249092

This is on my purchase list as soon as some unexpected expenses are dealt with. The adapter will work with my HiTec radio.

I think this will be less expensive and more fun than digging another post hole.

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Post  WingingIt74 Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:53 pm

pkrankow wrote:I think this will be less expensive and more fun than digging another post hole.

Phil

Ain't that the truth! The reset button is awesome!
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Post  ian1954 Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:37 am

I am going to take John's word for it. The bigger the aeroplane the easier it is to fly!

I will be putting my order in soon.

http://www.planecheck.com/index.asp?ent=da&id=19199&cor=y

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Post  WingingIt74 Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:02 am

Yep, bigger ones are easier to fly lol!

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Post  John Goddard Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:18 pm

You should pop over to our patch in the Summer Ian
There's always something going to or from Duxford.
We have a friendly Hurri pilot who does big barrel
Rolls for us too. My fav from the collection was Big
Beautiful Doll which hung from the roof in the Yank
Exhibit. I was gutted when she was taken out by
The Skyraider the other year. Just after Lou IV too.
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Post  pkrankow Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 pm

ian1954 wrote:I am going to take John's word for it. The bigger the aeroplane the easier it is to fly!

I will be putting my order in soon.

http://www.planecheck.com/index.asp?ent=da&id=19199&cor=y


That is not terribly expensive for a full restore with only 50 hours on it.

A little bit out of my budget though lol!

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Post  John Goddard Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:49 pm

Just noticed the Hurri is displaying at the Royal Gunpowder Mills
On the Sunday and a Spit on the Monday of May bank Holiday.
We're just the other side of the M25 so we get a free display
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Post  ian1954 Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:08 pm

I'm jealous but my most memorable event was the fly past that took place in 1990 celebrating the Battle of Britain. Seven formations from the RAF including Concord and the Red Arrows flew over my house. It was an incredible sight and sound.

But this was nothing compared to what followed. The Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire flying in low formation. Those engines - 6 of them. Amazing sound. That was unforgettable.
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Post  WingingIt74 Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:15 pm

I've flown in a TBM Avenger and a B-25 Mitchell Smile I'll have to find the pics sometime

I've been under a B-1B when they started it up... loud but awesome Smile
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Post  John Goddard Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:03 pm

I'm ashamed to say but this takes some
Beating
Turn the speakers right up

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Post  ian1954 Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:39 am

Beaten



The Focke Wulf (for some reason I like the name!) was on par with the Spitfire.

It proved itself to be superior in all but turn radius to the Royal Air Force's main front-line fighter, the Spitfire Mk. V. However, the Spitfire Mk. IX. put paid to that!
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Post  coxaddicted Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:47 am

I also tried the phoenix rc simulator some hours and really like it.

Regarding the WWII Fighters:

Looks like the latest version of the Bf 109 (G-6). The FW 190 looks also to be a late version. They also made some turbo charged prototypes and finally the D Version with a inline engine (the a version had a radial engine). The Focke Wulf was called Butcher Bird by the RAF Pilots until they received the Merlin 66 engine, however the spitfire outmatch the FW 190 in high altitude in every development step.

I have some interesting literature here from Alfred Price, where some WWII Fighters were compared.
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Post  RknRusty Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:59 am

Thanks for the video, Travis. It's something I've always wanted to do, but never did.

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Post  pkrankow Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:02 pm

Waiting on the cable for my radio....software and videos look pretty though.

Not so local LHS came though with the best price I've seen, and they are shipping the cable to me when they get it (tomorrow expected, I'll have it Friday)

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