View Full Version : Help please for prospective buyer
02-08-2002, 10:28 AM
Right on the point of forking out £180:00 for G2 over here in the UK. Looking for a warm feeling that it will be worth the money, have looked at at all the pretty pictures but cant get an idea of how it really flies from them. Engine cut on overly steep climb out, stalling, spinning etc. Can I ask you waht you think the worst thing about the product is, read all the best things.
Also any truth in the G3 rumour for March that one model shop mentioned but others deny?
My PC is P111 750 with oodles of RAM, but weak point could be ATI all in wonder AGP card with 32Mb, any comments.
Thanks for your help guys & gals?
02-08-2002, 03:00 PM
You should have no trouble with your setup, but you could save youself some trouble and get a GeForce card. They just seem to work out of the box.
The ati might work but it will take some or alot of tweaking.
G2 flies just like the model if the parameters are set right. You can learn on the simulator and solo alone, first time out. I did and so have alot of others.
P.S. Don't be stoned by all of the negative posts here, most of the people who don't have any trouble installing are too busy flying to come here and tell us how easy it was
"This space for rent"
02-18-2002, 12:28 AM
I learned how to fly using G2. Even though it may seem a little expensive it is well worth the price. It's not a videogame, but a really good Simulator. I think that is the biggest mental hurdle when purchasing it. I saved way more money by practicing on Real Flight then I would have crashing kits that took me time to build. Plus, in Real Flight I have a chance to fly planes that I wouldn't get a chance in real life to fly. And heli's too.
If I had to do it all over again I would. The add-ons are great too. But if you want, just start with the Basic G2 game. Also, that video card of your will make the computer not perform well. I would recommend getting a GeForce2 GTS or a GeForce3 card. While Real Flight is not really a game, it does require some good 3d hardware. I have a GeForce2 GTS and the game runs great. Plus, now that the GeForce4 is out the GeForce2's have lower price tags.
Bla bla bla.
02-18-2002, 12:56 AM
My personnal opinion:
-Realistic flying characteristics (except for a few little points noted in the "not so strong points,
-A lot of options to tweak pretty much every partameters you can think of (and more
-Option to use your own transmitter
-For some people it's easy to install, for others it's a nightmare
-The "official" minimum required system to properly run G2 is totally unrealistic (in my opinion)
-Some aspect of flight aren't too realistic (spins, snaps particularly.) But the rest is VERY realistic.
The thing I personnally hate the most is the fact that whenever I reinstall the sim I have to re-register it (and I do upgrade my computer very often, which mean I reinstall Windows often), and I would much prefer to download a self-installing file for updating (which could be reused after reinstalling the sim) instead of patching it via the control panel...
But overall I'm very happy with the sim, it really helps me improve my flying (I fly precision aerobatics)
03-27-2002, 08:53 AM
Great product, especially for bad flying days, sit in the house and fly. Graphics are great and a good feel to the planes.
11-11-2002, 08:44 AM
Good program, I've only had 1 or 2 problems, and the tech support folks I dealt with were very helpful. Cost me about $200 US, and so far I've flown and crashed about $42,020 dollars worth of vitural aircraft.
11-11-2002, 10:54 AM
Telco, does that include ca and monocote for repairs that would have been make along the way???
Don't forget the awesome technical support team
and the best software developers in the world!! HEHEHE I am a walking bilboard for RealFlight!
this is a great hobby, but still a hobby
Thanks to your discussion board, and the advice of FLYGIRL and several others, I HAD NO PROBLEMS INSTALLING this product. I have an Nvidia GeForce3 Ti 200, which I could have updated to the latest driver, but took the advice of FLYGIRL to update to 184.108.40.206 instead.
My only disappointment is that G2 does not have the SKILL LEVEL choices that the LITE version has. I want to be able to choose BEGINNER without have to set all the OPTIONS myself.
I started flying R/C 7-years ago, only to abandon after 6 crashes with my PT-40. I'm still crashing when trying to land, but this time I don't have to repair anything before I try again!
THANK YOU for giving us such a great product!
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