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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2787 times:

Hi,

I am thinking about buying the FS2004 but I have no knowledge of flying. So I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise and/or handy tips on flight simulation, how it works, what minimum knowledge is required to use a flight simulation program. The photo's I've seen of previous flightsims were not always that real-looking compared to the FS2004. The background sceney, airports and aircraft in FS2004 look very realistic which made me think of buying FS2004, but as I said, I do not know much about the laws of flight, onbaord systems, avionics etc. It sounds really cool to be able to fly aircraft such as the 777, 747, 332-388. I've heard from friends that FS2004 is a very realistic simulation program for flying. What can you tell me about FS2004? I know all the aircraft types, airlines, but not much more. Looking at photo's of FS2004, it must be a very good program, is it a user-friendly program or is some knowledge required to be able to use FS2004?

Any advise on this would be greatly appreciated.

Regards A388

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

first thing: don't start of in the big jets when you get FS, but rather take the same path as a real pilot and start in a Cessna.
Slower, so you have more time to react.
Less complex, so you have more time to concentrate on flying rather than flipping switches.

There's an excellent tutorial included within FS that will guide you through the learning process, which is actually presented and produced by real flight instructors with many years of experience who have written and published several popular books and videos about learning to fly.

If you get really serious, you should consider getting the excellent Flight1 Cessna 152 which has more accurate behaviour and instruments (the standard Cessnas are somewhat simplified) compared with a real aircraft and continue your experience building in that.

Most people I've seen that have jumped straight into the airliners abandoned FS in frustration.
They would consistently crash on landing (if they got off the ground at all) and even if not get bored quickly because all they could do was set the autopilot to GPS guided mode and turn it on, then sit watching the computer fly itself for several hours. Watching a soap opera on TV can be more interesting than watching a GPS track slowly unwind  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Hi Jwenting,

Thanks for the info. When I buy FS2004 is it one total package or do I have to buy separate programs/CD's like one for the scenary, one for the airports and one for the aircraft? How about updates, is there an option to update the FS or do you just have to buy the latest version everytime a new version comes out, for let's say FS2005/2006 etc...

I see you live in Holland? So do I, dankjewel voor de info vriend  Wink/being sarcastic

Groeten (Regards) A388


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

A388,

FS2004 is a complete product. Everything you need is in the box.

FS2004 has a realism setting. You can choose a realism setting anything from a game to a serious simulation. When I first started with 2002, I used the 747 and just played around. I would take off from an airport, fly around a bit, do a few aerobatics (even a loop the loop) and then land in a convenient field somewhere, going straight through any houses that got in the way.
I then did a few of the lessons in the Cessna then moved on to the 737.

I chose a big airport in the desert with no obstructions and flat scenery. I practiced until I could land it manually. I then learned how to do an ILS approach.

After that, I started to turn the realism settings up and now always fly with maximum realism (hard) settings.

As for scenery, there is loads to download from places such as AVSIM.net as well as thousands of aircraft and repaints.

I used to buy a lot of the payware add-ons for FS2002, both scenery and aircraft. While they were all superb, I am now left with seven useless boxes, as none of them will work properly with FS2004, and only one (A320 Professional) has promised to be upgraded, but no sign of it yet. One day, I will get round to reinstalling 2002 and importing the 2004 textures, so I can do some realistic flying again.

The only product I have bought for 2004 is Ultimate Traffic which totally transforms the sim.

Regards,
Craig.

[Edited 2004-02-04 10:51:03]

[Edited 2004-02-04 10:51:45]

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