65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Just as advertised,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
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This review is from: Volantex RC 6-CH Simulator USB RC Airplane R/C Helicopter Training Kit for windows XP/Vista/Win7If you are interested in learning to fly a radio-controlled (R/C) airplane or helicopter, this is the most complete yet inexpensive way to try it out. The item contains a controller (the gadget you use to tell the plane where to fly) and the simulator software. The controller just plugs into your PC USB port. Load the software from the CD and off you go! Be sure to go to the Controller menu and calibrate the controller before you try to fly. You will have to reverse several of the controls and re-assign the throttle control to the proper control stick.
The software is FMS, public-domain software that has not been upgraded in several years. There are hundreds of plane "models" for this software posted around the web.
Considering that this competes with several commercial packages that list at $200-$300, it does an OK job. The big problem is that the simulator makes flying too easy. If you go to the field having only flown this software you will find the "real world" flight much more challenging. Also, the "world" in this simulator is very small. You will fly "out of the world" very quickly. The R/C airplane you fly in "the real world" can cost several hundred dollards, so if this saves you one crash it has paid for itself.