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PicaSim: R/C gliding sim. ( It does have a few motorised planes too.)


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#1 Plank

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:05

http://www.rowlhouse.co.uk/PicaSim/

 

It's great. it's donation ware. ( Or free if you are skint.)

 

Ahem:

 

I NEVER thought I would go for gliding a monster sail plane.... but after a few hours of

faffing around on a windy hilly bit.... I'm hooked.

and no invisible trees...

 

This is the life!

No oily goggles,  flack bursts or whizzing shells!

( and the wings stay on... )

 

Hurrah!

 

but I do have to bring my own crumpets. ( we ran out of R.F.C ones...)

 

Salute!

 

Plank.

 


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#2 GrahamshereGT

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 18:24

I have real flight rc sim . comes with a controller. it's GREAT. 


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#3 Plank

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 19:31

My Dear Graham.

 

Yey for you!

 

However awesome thing about Pic Sim is that I can use my current flying controls. ( the modified Logitech 3D)

and still get that "flying a plane" feeling.

 

Though it does take a bit of mental juggling to go to the R/C controller.

 

Which R/C sim do you have? Details please!

 

Salute!

 

Plank. ( Coffee is on! )


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#4 GrahamshereGT

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:05

Real flight 5 . uses a controller like an RC controller. Got it for a birthday gift. expensive. Great for training in any RC plane there is, also has a racing game , pylons. online thing as well but never used it for that.  Has millions of airfields to take off from, gliders ,jets, everything  you can fly. 


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#5 Plank

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:14

Yikes!

 

Sounds/looks  great but way out of my pay scale....

 

http://www.realflight.com/index.php

 

and no joystick control? Gads...

 

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Plank.


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#6 Ice_Age

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:30

 Has millions of airfields to take off from, gliders ,jets, everything  you can fly. 

 

Slim pickings for you?


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#7 GrahamshereGT

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 18:42

Slim pickings for you?

Your allowed back ice cream, oh well won't be for long thank god for everyone here in ROF ,


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#8 Plank

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 19:22

Dear Mr Age.

 

I am pretty sure both Mr G and myself would be grateful if you were to just fade out.

 

There are loads of other threads to fire comment into etc etc.

 

please. and thanks.

 

 

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Plank.


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#9 GrahamshereGT

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 17:48

That's the new version of real flight Plank, mines the next one down, but almost as good as that . Sometimes you can get them used and cheaper. Flying the Harrier jet is loads of fun.  You can fly gliders in the thermals and real whip around , sounds awesome . I believe you can also create your own designs and add them to your collection.


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#10 Tycoon

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 18:39

I've got G5 too with the 3.5 controller, and to anyone looking to getting into rc planes a rc simulator is the best investment you can make. It is extremely realistic.


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Plenty of room at the Hotel RiseofFlight, you can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave. 


#11 GrahamshereGT

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 22:31

You fly RC too Tycoon?


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#12 Plank

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 03:01

Actually these R/C simulators are quite impressive... even the free ones...

 

He said in tiny wee voice from the bottom of the garden, near the compost pile.

 

S!

 

P.


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#13 Tycoon

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 17:13

You fly RC too Tycoon?

Used to a bit.


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Plenty of room at the Hotel RiseofFlight, you can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave. 


#14 Plank

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 21:40

Holy mackerel.

 

The pitch on the Extra 300 ( 2.5 m ) was so intense I turned it down! 

 

and 1st person view is pretty neat too. Add head tracking in there and you have

a fine simulator.... Ahem. with no fiddly engine management!

 

I can't wait to get a real live R/C stunt plane.

 

So far I am practicing all the usual stuff I do in NW BT.

 

Turning down the controls really does make the planes handle

it a lot more like the RoF versions. It's quite simple really.

( no idea why there is such a fuss about fiddling the RoF FM's...)

 

I imagine the basic mechanisim for FM tweaking will be the same, just hidden

from the user or hard coded into the plane file.... Or something.

 

Any way it is INVALUABLE for getting the hang of flying towards/away/ inverted etc.

 

It's brilliant. They are brilliant. (I am so glad I listened to HB's advice. !!! )

 

Salute!

 

Plank.


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#15 Surfimp

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 00:29

I've been using PicaSim (formerly known as SSS for "Slope Soaring Simulator") since 2003... it's great!

 

It even features the R/C aerobatics glider I designed (Le Fish).

 

Cool to see it make it over to RoF.

 

Here are a couple PicaSim videos I did, a while back:

 

 


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#16 Plank

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 14:01

Chaps.

 

I had a brain wave..

I wonder if Picasim works with my E-Sky TX...

and it does!

Well well well...

Brandy all round!

 

http://www.rowlhouse...aSim/index.html

 

Salute!

 

Planky.

 

 

PS. ( Check the use joystick checkbox. )


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