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How Do You Make Your Flight Sim More Fun?  
User currently offlineCaptain777 From Kuwait, joined Dec 2003, 315 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9432 times:

I would like to ask how you guys (using microsoft flight sim ) make your flying more fun and enjoyable

THANKX
Bilal
KUWAIT ( petriotic )  Smile


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User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Hi Bilal,

I enjoy flightsimming as well. One thing that will definitely make it more interesting is to add lots of AI traffic. I have almost every world airline installed and it really makes things fun when visiting airports. Whether landing at EGLL with 200+ planes on the ground, or visiting Kabul with a few rare birds such as Ariana 727s and some Russian IL76 for the UN food programme, it's really exciting and well worth the effort. You may need some computer horsepower for maximum AI with all sorts of aircraft types. I recommend Project AI, FSpainter, and AI Aardvark models as they are very frame rate friendly.

Also as you are probably aware, getting add-on scenery and aircraft will also make things more enjoyable.


User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3359 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9352 times:

Fly the chopper and you will crash so much that you will be laughing at yourself  Big thumbs up


Engineers Rule The World!!!!!
User currently offlineKLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9255 times:

You could get some nice scenery from http://www.flightsim.com for example, and maybe buy a few complex panels for aircraft that you like, as the standard FS-panels which microsoft provided are hardly realistic.

Kind regards,

Jeroen



Every landing is a controlled crash
User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9216 times:

You could download planes, panels, sound and then get some nice scenary. It turns out to be more fun.

Oh yeah - Nice name.


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 9190 times:

Here are a few things that I did that have made flight simulating a lot more fun:

1. I started flying all the legs for my virtual airline VFR, and in the King Air. Here's a shameless plug: http://tradewind.org Good, easy-going folks (who don't care if I fly their legs VFR and in the King Air), and a fun route system. Check it out if you are looking for a VA.
2. Other than the VA flying, I've restricted myself completely to the piston fleet. While FS has extremely simplistic models for the turbine aircraft, the piston airplanes are fairly close to the real thing (especially the Cessnas).
3. In those piston airplanes, I adhere to the checklists for operation.
4. Plan my flights on airways, and I navigate by using airways--GPS coupled to the autopilot is considered cheating. Use of the autopilot is allowed, but it is restricted only to heading and altitude hold.
5. I keep a nav log, and use a real nav log form. I keep track of fuel burn, true airspeed, ground speed, and ETA/ATAs.
6. Autopilot-coupled approaches are out. In fact, the use of the autopilot is banned inside the IAF.
7. Use of the auto-tune function is also not allowed. I have to record the frequencies and tune them myself.
8. And using these methods, I fly to as many interesting places that I can.

Sure, flying this way is a lot more work, but it's a lot closer to reality, and makes simulating anything but boring.

-Normal


User currently offlineAmbiantAir From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9147 times:

Dusk, Japan, Autopilot, Brian Eno.

Need I say more?


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9139 times:

ge fstraffic, u get the right planes at the right airports, and also get a huge advance on your plane database as u get to fly all the planes as well

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21556 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9027 times:

I always fly from the same airport where I last landed, use project AI and avoid the default jets whenever possible.


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