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Jagdgeschwader2
12-02-2004, 08:10 AM
Ok before you blast me for speaking about another sim and before the Gestapo has
me shot for flying a Spitfire I just had
to share this with you. First off everyone
has another sim or game that they like to
play besides IL-2 which is of course the best
there is. For me that other sim is FS2004.
Yes I like to fly without destroying anything
simply because I enjoy the sensation of flying
even though it's not real flying. Again IL-2
is the best there is and I've been with it
since it first began but I just ran across
something rather unique. It's an add on
from the English based developer Real Air
Simulations. These guys are the best as far
as add on aircraft go for FS 2004. I have
two of their aircraft already and I had no
hesitation to purchase the Spitfire XIV
when they released it. Now here is something
to think about. One add on aircraft for
FS2004 can cost $35.00 US. Think about how
many updates and aircraft Oleg has given us
for free. Now on to the Spitfire XIV. After
a 43mb download I thank myself for having DSL.
I start up FS2004 expecting to see a nice
machine and a nice smooth flight. The
sim starts and holy cow what's going on here!
I'm sitting in the Spit and not only is there
a really loud Rolls Royce Griffon roaring at me there is the rushing sound of wind from the propeller and I'm being vibrated by the powerful
engine. Real Air has implemented the best head shake effect that I have seen so far and that
includes Lock On. Rolling and looping in an aircraft will shake your head around quite violently in real life and they have done
it here very nicely. Ok I get clearance from
ground control and I unlock the tail wheel
and start my taxi. It's very difficult to see over the nose so I must make a constant s turn.
I taxi to the romp area and begin the checklist.
Wow! listen to that engine as I run it up to
check the mags and prop. Now I call for take
off clearance. Onto the runway and here we go.
A massive amount of torque is unleashed as I
fly down the runway and I have to give her a
good boot full of rudder to keep her straight.
Now airborne the gear is retracted and I climb out. You are given a choice of a civilian panel
with NAV and COMM radios and a basic VOR. Or
the stock WW2 panel without. I fly with
100% air traffic enabled so the radios are mandatory. Up in the air I feel something rather unusual. First the thrust is amazing
rudder trim is most definitely required. Second
I can somehow feel the torque from the prop
I can't really explain it yet somehow I can sense this even though I don't have force
feedback controls. I want this in IL-2!
With the rushing wind and the roar from
what is obviously a real recording of
a Rolls Royce Griffon the overall feel is amazingly convincing. Ok back to earth!
I enter the pattern and call the tower.
I have to go around as usual there is a
737 taking his time on 13R. Here we go
down to 160 and drop the gear and now
on final down to 125 and drop flaps
my wheels touch down at about 95 mph.
Another smooth landing honed no doubt
by countless landings made flying 190's
in IL-2. All I can say is you have got to
try this. Will this replace flying IL-2?
Of course not. Is it incredibly fun?
Hell yes it is! Of course when Sunday
rolls around I will be back in my Dora
lurking around the skies on War Clouds
but for a refreshing change of pace
I highly recommend giving this machine
a try.

>S<

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Jagdgeschwader2
12-02-2004, 08:10 AM
Ok before you blast me for speaking about another sim and before the Gestapo has
me shot for flying a Spitfire I just had
to share this with you. First off everyone
has another sim or game that they like to
play besides IL-2 which is of course the best
there is. For me that other sim is FS2004.
Yes I like to fly without destroying anything
simply because I enjoy the sensation of flying
even though it's not real flying. Again IL-2
is the best there is and I've been with it
since it first began but I just ran across
something rather unique. It's an add on
from the English based developer Real Air
Simulations. These guys are the best as far
as add on aircraft go for FS 2004. I have
two of their aircraft already and I had no
hesitation to purchase the Spitfire XIV
when they released it. Now here is something
to think about. One add on aircraft for
FS2004 can cost $35.00 US. Think about how
many updates and aircraft Oleg has given us
for free. Now on to the Spitfire XIV. After
a 43mb download I thank myself for having DSL.
I start up FS2004 expecting to see a nice
machine and a nice smooth flight. The
sim starts and holy cow what's going on here!
I'm sitting in the Spit and not only is there
a really loud Rolls Royce Griffon roaring at me there is the rushing sound of wind from the propeller and I'm being vibrated by the powerful
engine. Real Air has implemented the best head shake effect that I have seen so far and that
includes Lock On. Rolling and looping in an aircraft will shake your head around quite violently in real life and they have done
it here very nicely. Ok I get clearance from
ground control and I unlock the tail wheel
and start my taxi. It's very difficult to see over the nose so I must make a constant s turn.
I taxi to the romp area and begin the checklist.
Wow! listen to that engine as I run it up to
check the mags and prop. Now I call for take
off clearance. Onto the runway and here we go.
A massive amount of torque is unleashed as I
fly down the runway and I have to give her a
good boot full of rudder to keep her straight.
Now airborne the gear is retracted and I climb out. You are given a choice of a civilian panel
with NAV and COMM radios and a basic VOR. Or
the stock WW2 panel without. I fly with
100% air traffic enabled so the radios are mandatory. Up in the air I feel something rather unusual. First the thrust is amazing
rudder trim is most definitely required. Second
I can somehow feel the torque from the prop
I can't really explain it yet somehow I can sense this even though I don't have force
feedback controls. I want this in IL-2!
With the rushing wind and the roar from
what is obviously a real recording of
a Rolls Royce Griffon the overall feel is amazingly convincing. Ok back to earth!
I enter the pattern and call the tower.
I have to go around as usual there is a
737 taking his time on 13R. Here we go
down to 160 and drop the gear and now
on final down to 125 and drop flaps
my wheels touch down at about 95 mph.
Another smooth landing honed no doubt
by countless landings made flying 190's
in IL-2. All I can say is you have got to
try this. Will this replace flying IL-2?
Of course not. Is it incredibly fun?
Hell yes it is! Of course when Sunday
rolls around I will be back in my Dora
lurking around the skies on War Clouds
but for a refreshing change of pace
I highly recommend giving this machine
a try.

&gt;S&lt;

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Jagdgeschwader2
12-02-2004, 08:16 AM
Sorry for my text I should not have copied and pasted. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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sithgod
12-02-2004, 08:20 AM
Overall I think the IL series is excellent value for money. Additional aircraft and such. By and large I love the sounds they have for the engines. Its very immersive. I don't have PF yet but I am hoping that the Spitfire will have the Merlin sounds.

MEGILE
12-02-2004, 08:21 AM
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On the few occasions in the past where I have bought addons for FS2002/04 I have been generaly happy.
This looks like a good buy!

Jagdgeschwader2
12-02-2004, 08:24 AM
Trust me Megile you will love it!

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Monty_Thrud
12-02-2004, 08:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gifOOOHH!...you've really gone and done it now, you've just described how the XIV was like to fly, when you open the throttle the plane feels like it wants to spin on the prop....is there AI to fight against?, can you fly/DF online?, how much does FS2004 cost?, is the sound real?

Cant wait for our own Spitfire Mk22, there was talk of a XIV but it seems to have vanished http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifMk22
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http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifMkXIV
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Jagdgeschwader2
12-02-2004, 08:33 AM
Oh no! I'm starting to fall in love with the
Spitfire! Actually I can't wait to fly the Tempest. In two weeks I hope.


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