Flightgear & Soaring

31 Jul 2020 19:12 #47755 by oly2b
I came across a UK virtual gliding UKVGA organization
www.ukvga.org/

which runs virtual soaring tasks and badges etc using Flight Simulator X (FSX) / P3D and I was wondering how many FGUK members are also interested in gliding?

I asked them why they don't include FG on their site, because FG looks to do everything FSX does (cost free), they may have more UK gliding club scenery but I can't see much else.

Any comments?

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31 Jul 2020 19:27 #47756 by timi
I used to be a glider pilot so I have some level of interest in it. But for whatever reason I’m not into simulating tasks and badges. Anyway the weather system in FG just might be superior to other sims when it comes to soaring. Here’s a good article about it: www.flightsim.com/vbfs/content.php?18201-Weather-in-FlightGear/

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01 Aug 2020 11:16 #47761 by oly2b
Yes me too, I did 9 years full size, got my silver C and was training to be a BI when I gave up (lost the mojo big style) and now I could not pass the medical (blind in one eye, over weight, heart etc).
In a previous post you suggested Maxflightstick which look very interesting and just wondering if you have one of these and if so did you buy direct from the USA as I live in the UK?

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01 Aug 2020 12:27 #47764 by timi
No, I don't have maxflightstick products so I couldn't
vouch for their quality. I used to belong to this 5000
strong facebook group with helicopter enthusiasts
and the most used gear there seemed to be from:

In no particular order.
www.pro-flight-trainer.com/
www.maxflightstick.com/store/
komodosimulations.co.uk/

Personally I'm using HOTAS Warthog with a 15 cm
extension on the stick and MFG Crosswind pedals.

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01 Aug 2020 13:04 #47766 by StuartC
Yes you left me to fight the corner against the XP pilots on my own............

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01 Aug 2020 18:14 #47768 by timi
Well, I left the whole Facebook. It has become a platform to mine data and exploit the weak to rig elections even. A platform to destroy democracy. That and watching people’s fake lives was enough for me so I nuked the account. Also I have more time to concentrate on things that make more sense.
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