Post by sambodidley
That's jus the difference between Simmners and Real Pilots. If they
cant' fly what they have simmed thren they don't want it. If I'm not
simming what I have flown (or could have flown if I'd had the opportunity)
it doesn't do much for me. I have no desire to be a vitual fighter polot or
a flight captain in a virtual world. I didn't even have a desire to do that
in RL. Simming just fills in a void I have since I can no longer fly in the
Well, that's the same with me, except I'm filling a void too. I'll
likely never fly *anything* in the real world. Can't really afford it.
No matter what type plane.
What type aircraft I sim has nothing to do with trying to be a virtual
fighter pilot, or virtual airline capt, or even a virtual Cessna 152
pilot. I'll likely never be any of them.
So.. I fly *everything* on the sim. If it's got wings, I'll fly it, and
if I can't, I'll learn how to fly it.
But you have to understand that after flying something like a realistic
737 for a while, flying a small prop plane is generally quite boring on
the sim. There is little to none of the excitement you would have in
the real world.
And it's so easy, that there is really no challenge to it unless you
do exercises that are difficult, such as blind IFR flight training
exercises, or whatever. That's about all I would do if I had to
fly a 152 on the sim every day. At least there would be some challenge
Would I fly one in the real world? Heck yea.. In a second if I had the
chance. But it's a lot more exciting to fly a 152 in the real world,
than it is on the sim.
On the sim, a 152 puts me to sleep.. There is hardly anything to do,
and I'm going so danged slow, it's like turning the speed down to 18%..
The challenge for me is almost zero when flying normal type flights
in one of those. And if no challenge, I won't be spending much time on
it. I'm that way with anything. I get bored easily.
Heck, I've been driving real cars and trucks for years, but that
doesn't mean I want to simulate driving one. :/
Where is the challenge in that? I already know how to do it.
If I'm going to simulate flying a plane on the puter, I need something
a little more intensive, not to be bored to tears after about 15 min.
That's why I generally fly more complicated aircraft on the sim.
Gives me enough to do, to not be bored to death. Even using the
autopilot systems, etc, it generally takes more thinking, and more
constant planning, to stay ahead of the aircraft when running a 737
doing 430 knots, and using real plans and procedures, than something
like a 152 doing about 90 knots just buzzing the countryside VFR between
small airports. Fun in the real world.. Not on the sim. Or at least for
And I have to learn all those various systems on the 737, which is just
that much more to have to learn and do, which further lowers the
boredom factor. It's kinda fun being able to watch a real 737NG
pilot, and know most everything that he is doing down to every
That's why I told "MX" if I were to spend money on a prop plane,
I would be going for the newer more intensive models, like A2A
Accumsim, etc.. I have to learn all the real procedures and quirks
of the aircraft, which helps keep the boredom at bay.
Try frying an engine with the Dreamfleet Baron.. I bet it's almost
impossible.. :| Quite easy with one of the Accusim planes if you
don't do things in a orderly military manner.
Anyway, being as I've never flown anything in the real world, I
see no reason to restrict myself to any single type in the simulated
world. It's all artificial flying no matter what I run..
So I might as well run something with gusto..
I still wish I had a PMDG Learjet, as that is one of my favorite
planes to fly.. Kinda like the Corvette of the biz jet world..
Small, fast, and just complicated enough to keep me from going to sleep.
BTW, I hope this doesn't dupe.. I sent it off, and the servers went
kaput, so I'm sending it again..