Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 19, 2006 13:40:42 GMT 12
I have noted that there are now a small number of members on this forum who are involved in creating Flight Simulator aircraft, and I'm sure there are others who enjoy playing these games and others on PC.
So, I decided I'd trial a sub-board for you guys and gals to chat on. I haven't got a clue about such things myself, so it's over to you guys to keep this board going. If it gets little use, I'll chop it eventually.
I hope this is useful to at least some of you. Invite friends to the forum who're involved in similar activities too.
Don't forget thouugh the rule is New Zealand avaition, military or civil. That's about it.
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 24, 2007 22:49:28 GMT 12
Although this board has been a sub-board of the modelling forum for ages it gets little usage and many members don't seem to realise it is even here.
When i was at Omaka, Gavin asked me to create such a board and was surprised to find one has existed for ages. So I have decided to pull it out of hiding and place it on the front page again. Especially now that i know there are a few more flight sim guys here now.
hi andrew go to the new zealand flightsim forums site there you will find all the answers you want but be warned that it can get expensive as ive outlayed at least 7000 on flightsim could have bought a cheap plane for that degards terry
As stubbie says pop over to www.nzff.org. It really depends what you are after and how grunty your PC is. Civilain there is Flight Simulator 2004 (heaps of add ons available and runs well on a reasonable PC) or Flight Simulator X (requires a very fast PC to get the most out of) For Combat there is Lock on (modern jets) and Pacific Fighters (WW2) and many others.
Don't know about www.nzff.org but agree totally with Naki recommendations above. If you use PacFighters then don't upgrade beyond 3.04 if you don't have a force feedback joystick. Otherwise the new control inputs are hopeless without a high tech force feedback joystick, in my opinion.
Virtual 3D cockpit: 3 real Multi function Displays 3D instruments panel 3D cockpit Buttons real transparent hud multi function air/ground radar target/navigation computer full weapon load 1 fully animated FA-18 Hornet 1 aircraft carrier 1 LSO 1 wingman (bot or network buddy) 150 square miles(land and sea) theater of operation RELEASE DATE 1/15/11
Last Edit: Jan 8, 2011 10:34:07 GMT 12 by digijohnny
Post by ngatimozart on Jun 25, 2011 0:27:50 GMT 12
I don't know how many of you find that flying aircraft in FSX like the Fokker F27 or the Vickers Viscount is not quite the same without the whine of ye olde RR Dart. The default turbo prop sounds are a bit pathetic in comparison. This is a link to Flight Sims file library and is a FS 2000 file for a RR Dart. I've trialled it on a Viscount in FSX Acceleration and it works quite well. Enjoy.
Post by supertweet on Feb 21, 2015 21:35:13 GMT 12
Hi folks just picked up On this subject. I do real world flight simulation using FSX A and a host of second party software. At 68 it is a most realistic and stimulating hobby. I would add a photo of my setup but don't know how to. happybto discuss this subject with anyone regards harold
Post by Ian Warren on Oct 10, 2016 22:11:57 GMT 12
Hi guys, as Adam said NZFF is the place to go for New Zealand Flight Simulation or as close as we can get to real, you get many closet Flight Sim people, you also get the doers same with spending your own spear time at Wigram or MOTAT , great examples, a lot New Zealand photo real is freely available, I have been doing this for years, It is got so good many use the, this Scenery in flight training schools and huge static million dollar pilot trainers, I'm currently working on an area which will close to many people here, Manawatu , I love my Photo Real PC Scenery.
Post by Ian Warren on Oct 13, 2016 15:07:56 GMT 12
I was not sure were to put this, main reason for the photo's was to build textures the freeware BAC-167 Strikemaster for flight simulation, a member there asked for photo's so it was a Wigram Photo Recon Mission this morning
Wigram Museum Mission Complete 'AGAIN' , I just love the place , three photo's here just to get you up speed, good friend and mate 'Barf' on the wing, currently uploading the photo's only 102 and it 600MG, I'll plop a link here later for anyone interested, I biffed 28 photo's, one start's to get a little shaky in the confined space, if required I can return and say the 'Arnie' line "I'll be Bark"
Course Greg's effort here scaber.org/panoramas/virtual-aircraft/ , I was saying to 'Barf' how astounded I was to get this done, as I said after a while cramped trying to take detailed photo's, me... I started shaking , course great thing the reason for this Mission is for is for Nigel 'Nije' Booths , Crikey another Christchurch boy, to get an upgrade, so it's a freeware for FSX so that will be smiles all around
Topic author Joined: Fri May 05, 2006 6:23 pm Posts: 39079 Location: AREA 51 Top Re: STRIKEMASTER Postby Ian Warren » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:35 pm DOWNLOAD LINK for anyone interested , it is 600MB s
Files (593 MB total) BAC -167 photo's.zip Will be deleted on 20 October, 2016 Download link we.tl/gpXVz1TMGk
I acquired an old Flight sim from Ashburton Aviation Museum that was being dumped due to its age and I have managed to resurrect it.
I was involved in Computers and so had the knowledge to build a high end gaming PC. After a bit of work tidying up the controls etc. It now performs very well. Currently running FSX with multiple screens. I have a daughter that fly's KC30 Tankers for the RAAF so the grand kids and I have a RAAF KC30 on the Sim complete with operational fuel boom and hoses. On reflection the computer is the part you need to get right if you want your sim to really perform.
Yes I'd be interested in your specs. My old Quad Core CPU with a GTX Ti 580 series video card on an ASUS gaming spec moboard were pretty good a few years ago but my biggest mistake was not setting it up for 64 bit. Stupidly bought the latest Call of duty only to realise it was 64 bit. ....and there wasn't a 32 bit version! Most games are 64 now so she needs an upgrade. 😊
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.