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Flight Simulator On Google


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#1 garmanma

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:18 PM

I haven't had a chance to try this, but it sounds kind of cool

"DL.TV viewer Jim gave us a heads up on a hidden flight simulator function within Google Earth. According to Jim a simple Ctrl+Alt+A (In OS X it's Command+Option+A), while you're in the program, is all you need to start it up. You can choose from either a F-16 or SR22. Instructions are available if you're having problems getting off the ground."

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:59 PM

It works! It is really cool. :thumbsup: I lasted maybe 20 seconds before I crashed.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:58 PM

Controls are flakey. For example, then you release pressure on the ailerons, the bank angle should stop changing. It doesn't. Real airplanes don't fly that way.

I keep it in the air for a few minutes, but was not successful at landing.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:12 PM

The world its spinning!

Not bad really. I have seen better flight simulators on the net for model airplane training.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:47 AM

Very cool. :thumbsup: I found the jet easier to control than the prop. For landing, I set the flaps to 60, reduce engine speed to minimum, lower the gear and set the nose just above the horizon. Make adjustments ahead of time to reduce overcompensation. Gently keeping the roll in check, it should glide home without too much trouble. Just watch out for mountains. ;)

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