Chicagoland Radio Control Modelers  

RC FIGHT SIMULATOR – WHY??

  •         Crashes require resetting program to start over (no repair required)
  •         Allows pilot to become familiar with control surface function
  •         Try new maneuvers before going to field
  •         Practice makes perfect
  •         Try flying an airplane model before purchase (standard level simulator)
  •         Good way to practice flying when you can not get to field

 ENTRY LEVEL RC SIMULATOR OPTION

  •         Limited model selection (basic generic airplanes)
  •         Very basic model performance

SOFTWARE (Windows)

  •         PICASIM —Free on internet (free android version available)
  •         RC DESK PILOT — Free on internet

HARDWARE (required by above options)

  •         4 channel joystick for PC OR
  •         ebay search–6 CH FLIGHT SIMULATOR USB DEVICE ($15+)

STANDARD LEVEL RC SIMULATOR OPTION

  •         Nice selection of models you can purchase
  •         Good simulation of models
  •         Allows selection of various airfields

SOFTWARE

  •         GREAT PLANES REALFLIGHT
  •         HORIZON PHOENIX
  •         Tower Hobbies (on internet)
  •          Hobbytown (local)
  •          Motion RC (local/internet)

Standard Level R/C Flight Simulator $80 – $180 with hardware