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Speeing Up Sim-rates Is Wrong  
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 5 months 6 days ago) and read 2516 times:

I am really against speeding up the simulation rate on FS. Its just really really unrealistic. Its just makes everything seem so fake when you go from, for example, LAX to SYD in like 5 hrs. Sims are supposed to be as real as it gets, I dont know why they included the Speeding up sim rate option. Well, anyways, I just wanted to know if I was alone on this, or if anyone agrees. Feel free to let your opinions flow  Smile

Regards
-FSPilot747

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User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I personally wish that I could fly at 128X with the Autopilot on.
The thing is just a simulator and doing longhauls would be too boring at real rate. I definately didn't run my computer for 21hours on my Wellington-Heathrow flight. Since you do nothing at cruise, I don't see why not!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Pacific


User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

I only use 4X speed when doing Long Haul flights (over 5 hours) and over the Atlantic. I don't always use it but when i don't have enough time on my hands to say fly a 14 hour Long Hauler from London - Singapore i put it on 4X speed for a few hours of the flight. This at least brings the flight time in at somewhere around 5 hours.
I can understand what "FSPilot747" is going on about, but not all of us have that spare 14 hours! And don't get me wrong i'm a keen FS simmer but it's just not gona happen!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
rgrds-Dan



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

I NEVER speed it up! I always like it to be realistic. When I get my hours for my virtual airline, I like to know that they are REAL hours.
Dave



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User currently offlineFalcon From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Real hours with a simulator? Gimme a break... Your airmanship isn't getting any better while sitting in front of your monitor during cruise.

User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 942 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Having just completed a 15hr and 22 minute last night from EWR to HKG, it is really boring to seat there with nothing to do. I took off from EWR before I went to work. By the time I came back, I am still more than 6 hours away.

Unless I have to, I really do not fly in regular speed.


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

I agree with falcon and most of the others. It is simply a waste of time to sit there in cruise for that long. You are not getting paid to do this and, to be frank, a number of you may not even make it as a paid airline pilot. Time is better spent getting involved in community/school, keeping grades up and staying active. The simulator is great for having some fun, and learning about the basics of flight, but to sit there for 15+ hours is simply crazy. Thats just my opinion.
-N139J
Jason


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Noooo...Don't get me wrong, lol. I am not saying to sit there for 14 hrs. I set the autopilot, go do whatever I need, sleep, then when time is ready, descend! My long long haul flights I do overnight, so I set it at night before sleeping, then when I wake up, I still got some time. No ones gonna sit there that long..  Smile

regards,
-FSPilot747


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days ago) and read 2369 times:

oh, ok. That makes more sense. i was wondering who in their right mind would sit their for that long.

User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

I would, and will.

I have flown many times EFHk-KJFK-EFHK. That's about 7:30-9:00hrs between Helsinki and New York. Nowadays I mainly fly domestic flights inside Finland and to other nordic countries and countries all around Europe. However, I also do fly often some 5 hour flights from Helsinki to Middle East and back.

It's not stupid. Some people think it's stupid, others don't. I'm one of those others.

You can't really call ome stupid if he/she doesn't do something the way you do.

You all can call me stupid if you want. That's your decision, and I don't care. I do know I'm not stupid and that's all I care about (and of course those 200 people I try to provide a comfortable flight for).

Z



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

I use 1x speed (never above), and when I am at cruise, I just use other programs...until landing...

Greg



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

I also get everything set then leave and make checks about every 30 min.


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User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1167 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

I use it on long haul flight, and would like if the autopilot can use 8x.


juanchito



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User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

First off, i never called you stupid. And second, just out of curiosity, do you sit there the entire time..and if so, why??? It is a well-known fact that the majority of airline pilots are retired military. And i know, from a LOT of research since that is what i want to do, that you will NEVER achieve wings in the military because you have..."Hundreds of hours on a flight simulator". It takes a life, grades, and proof that you can work as a team. Sitting there making a long haul for 7:30-9:00 just doesnt prove that.
-Jason
N139J


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

No one called anyone "stupid" as far as I know, and no one is stupid to be flightsimming like that. I sometimes sit through the entire flight when I am doing something like DTW to ORD (50 min more or less). But I usually read a book while I am doing it. But when I usually do a flight, long haul or short haul, I set everything, leave, check on it every now and then, and when time comes to descend, I'll get back. Sometimes I'll do a ORD to Paris flight, for my VA (Pacificwestairways.com-its great), and Itll be like 7 hours. Ill takeoff in the morning, do whatever I do in a normal day, usually I'll study or something, and then I'll know when to come back. I just NEVER speed up the simrate because I think it defeats the purpose of realism. But I really wish I had that much time.

I, and probably a lot of highschool ppl out here, spend majority of my day studying and studying. It's just a fact that to become anything these days, it takes a lot of hard work and studying. And I agree with Jason that "hundreds of hours on a flightsim" wont achieve anything. Now you don't have to be in the military to become an airline pilot, I know a lot of people who are pilots who never joined the military, but if you wanna be a real pilot, you have to get a four year college education, preferably somewhere GOOD, and to get somewhere good, you gotta work.

So I don't want anyone to get me wrong, I dont sit there all day staring at a computer screen..it would kill me. So do what you guys wanna do, just work hard, study hard, and keep those simrates normal!!

regards,
FSPilot747
Los Angeles, CA. USA


User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

I never sait you said I'm stupid. I admit now I could have told it better, I'm sorry. And yes, I do usually sit most of the time in front of the screen, but I usually read something / do my homework. I will never achieve wings in military because my eyesight is not good enough, besides, I wouldn't even want to fly a fighter  Big grin

Btw. first, my grades aren't that bad. Second, I do all my long hauls at night. And I do have life Big grin

PS. Now, after receiving 767 PIC two weeks ago, I must watch for everything to work properly  Laugh out loud

Z



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2311 times:

the One (1X time) Rate is the normal operation on any plane except for Concorde flies twice the speed of a 747-400 with a 1-X time rate.

I always fly @ 1X time rate on any flight I make.

Exmaple:

Aircrafts:

Airbus 318, 319, 320, 321, Boeing 717, 727, 737, 757
The cruising speed runs from 400kts to 500kts depending on route.

Leg:

Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago OHare
Flight hour: 1X time rate = is 2 Hours 30 Minutes, True flight time.


Baec777  Big thumbs up


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