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david james 107/10/2015 14:39:57
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My two grandsons (9 and 12) want to fly RC. I said I would buy them a simulator and, if they stuck with it and could fly the sim properly, I would set them up with the real thing.

The snag is that their home is a microsoft free zone, full of Macs, ipads etc.

As far as I can see, Phoenix is only Windows compatible and a little sophisticated (and expensive) for what I need.

Any suggestions?

Essjay07/10/2015 14:52:56
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David, I can't speak for Mac as I have a Windows PC, but I do use PicaSim on my iPad, which, for the iPad, I reckon is the best.

Steve

Wiltshire Flyer07/10/2015 14:53:35
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Picasim (if I spelt it right) is very good

Tony F07/10/2015 14:54:20
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Aerofly is for mac and pc.

Tony
david james 107/10/2015 14:57:12
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Can you use a proper RC tranny with Picasim - I found that flying the keyboard isn't really the same thing.

It appears to be a free download -is that right?

Edited By david james 1 on 07/10/2015 15:08:19

vic evans 107/10/2015 15:24:40
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This relative newbie learnt to fly using Phoenix sim & a Dx6i Tx. I've since tried the PicaSim on my tablet & it's like chalk & cheese.

Seriously , I don't think any novice, even the game savvy young, will succesfully make the transition from a PicaSim type sim to actual model flying with a 'real' Tx without tears.

Phoenix type sims might be 'a little sophisticated' but are as close to real model flying you will get whist sitting in your armchair.

Jon Laughton07/10/2015 15:29:25
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David - all macs come with software called Bootcamp that you can choose to load up and in doing so it replicates a windows operating system which should allow you to load a sim on to it. I am a staunch mac user but I do use a pc for simulators as I see no point in buying a mac and then cluttering it up with slow old windows

Essjay07/10/2015 15:31:08
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Posted by vic evans 1 on 07/10/2015 15:24:40:

This relative newbie learnt to fly using Phoenix sim & a Dx6i Tx. I've since tried the PicaSim on my tablet & it's like chalk & cheese.

Seriously , I don't think any novice, even the game savvy young, will succesfully make the transition from a PicaSim type sim to actual model flying with a 'real' Tx without tears.

Phoenix type sims might be 'a little sophisticated' but are as close to real model flying you will get whist sitting in your armchair.

 

Vic, it's possible to use an RC transmitter with PicaSim. Check out this website.

**LINK**

Edit: I do have to stress that this is for Windows PC's only, although it might work with a Windows emulator on a Mac.

Edited By Essjay on 07/10/2015 15:37:35

david james 107/10/2015 16:20:40
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Posted by vic evans 1 on 07/10/2015 15:24:40:

This relative newbie learnt to fly using Phoenix sim & a Dx6i Tx. I've since tried the PicaSim on my tablet & it's like chalk & cheese.

Seriously , I don't think any novice, even the game savvy young, will succesfully make the transition from a PicaSim type sim to actual model flying with a 'real' Tx without tears.

Phoenix type sims might be 'a little sophisticated' but are as close to real model flying you will get whist sitting in your armchair.

I am in total agreement with your second paragraph. and that is why I want a proper mac/ipad compatible sim that uses a proper tranny.

Buying a windows only sim and then having to use a win emulator on a mac seems a complex solution so that is why I tend to rule out Phoenix

So for you tecchies - if i bought a trannie with a usb output -like this

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Httpwww_banggood_comWholesale-6CH-G4-XTR5_0-RC-Remote-Control-Flight-Simulator-For-Helicopter-Airplane-p-55419_html-p-55419.html

would I be able to configure a mac/ipad with picasim to work?

Wiltshire Flyer08/10/2015 00:44:25
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Google picasim, the developer is a top bloke and you should be able to contact him direct.

He also used to have a forum.

Robin Etherton08/10/2015 09:20:30
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I also have a mac and run Phoenix using a program called Parallels in conjunction with Windows.

Runs fine with no problems. Useful also for downloading spm files for the dx6 when the mac won't play nicely .

Robin

david houghton 212/02/2017 11:12:59
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concerning im considering buying a aerofly ,where to buy sim for my mac pc and have a dx8 spectrum tx ,any body experience or advice ,where to buy ,professional 7 model, connections suitability, should i upgrade tx etc.

Jonathan M12/02/2017 12:46:03
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I have the basic (i.e. cheapest) Aerofly 7 on my Mac, which you download (overnight) from Apple. No need whatsoever for a fancy TX, I just use my old DX6i. You'll need an Ikarus USB connector, which seems unjustafiably expensive, but maybe some other cheaper versions will work?

Its okay. I suspect the Pheonix sim is better, but I don't have a PC. We have Picasim on my son's PC Tablet which connects with the same USB connector, but the screen is still small.

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