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CTLS included in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator

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So I am sure you have already seen some of the amazing pictures of the newest flight simulator from Microsoft. It includes a global scenery database that is simply stunning. It almost makes me wanna go out and buy a PC just for this simulator, and I am not a simulator guy.

The other exciting news is that in every version of the flight simulator 2020 the Flight Design CTLS is included. Perhaps that will get more people interested in Flight Design. It can’t hurt. 
 

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CTLS in Flight Simulator 2020?  I'm stoked!

I have a VR headset, and the last I heard MS reversed course and decided to include VR support in FS2020.  If true, flying a CTLS in VR is going to be a *great* training and practice tool.  BTW if you have not played a flight sim in VR, it's amazing and immersive; the ability you use your hands to operate controls and to have stereoscopic, 3d vision really makes you feel like you're there.

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There's a third party CLTLS already available for Xplane 11.  You can see something about it here: 

 

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Yeah, but $27.50 on top of the $60 for X-plane...ouch. 

One thing I don't love about X-plane is all airplanes feel pretty generic in it, and fly relatively the same.  I flew a freeware CTSW in X-Plane, and it felt pretty much identical to the 172.  I'm hoping FS2020 will have flight modeling that really makes airplanes feel more unique.

Don't get me wrong, I like XP.  But it always feels a little unpolished and unfinished to me.

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Well, I haven't seen anything yet that really captures the CT accurately, and I have the XP/CT model but haven't flown it much yet so I'll take a look. I can agree with you about the freeware CT and older versions, but XP 11 right now is the most sophisticated sim I've got of the ones out there. (i.e., from a systems standpoint since you can fly a C172 with a G1000 for intsance and XP's) other than the Heatblur F-14B in DCS World which does capture the airplane with amazing accuracy. Of course, you get what you pay for; DCS was free but the F-14 model cost around $80.  FS 2020 is preordering at $60 and then if you want to get 5 more airplanes and you step up to $90 and 10 you go to $120 and whether its flight models are really better is still TBD.  I am looking forward to seeing it, especially if I can fly the same model airplane I have experience in in both sims and see how they compare.

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13 hours ago, Andy said:

Well, I haven't seen anything yet that really captures the CT accurately, and I have the XP/CT model but haven't flown it much yet so I'll take a look. I can agree with you about the freeware CT and older versions, but XP 11 right now is the most sophisticated sim I've got of the ones out there. (i.e., from a systems standpoint since you can fly a C172 with a G1000 for intsance and XP's) other than the Heatblur F-14B in DCS World which does capture the airplane with amazing accuracy. Of course, you get what you pay for; DCS was free but the F-14 model cost around $80.  FS 2020 is preordering at $60 and then if you want to get 5 more airplanes and you step up to $90 and 10 you go to $120 and whether its flight models are really better is still TBD.  I am looking forward to seeing it, especially if I can fly the same model airplane I have experience in in both sims and see how they compare.

No doubt X-plane is the best civilian sim out there currently, with DCS tops for military sims.  I hope FS2020 displaces one or both (competition is good!), but we'll have to wait and see on that.  I have not heard much about how FS2020's flight model is designed.

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