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Old 04-22-2017, 11:09 PM   #71
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FW-190 is a good one. 2nd choice would be Bf-109.
Err ... those don't seem like they mimic the A-10's characteristics very well.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:58 AM   #72
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Well I can vouch for the F-5. My 6 year old daughter had a go on the simulator for the first time yesterday and put on an air show .

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Old 04-23-2017, 05:05 AM   #73
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FSX.

I'm dead serious.

Get her actually flying (Take off, pattern, landing, navigation, etc) before throwing anything like a combat aircraft at her.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:43 PM   #74
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Err ... those don't seem like they mimic the A-10's characteristics very well.
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Used to be, real-life, guys trained on prop jobs first. Maybe that has changed.

Learn to operate an aircraft in simple terms, then advance in stages.

A-10C is a complicated aircraft for a beginner.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:58 PM   #75
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What about asking her what she wants to fly? Tell her some details about the Planes and Helicopters which can currently be flown in DCS so she can decide for herself.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:39 PM   #76
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Used to be, real-life, guys trained on prop jobs first. Maybe that has changed.
Not ~1800 hp. ones renowned for being tricky to take off & land! Militaries still use prop aircraft during fighter pilot training, but these modern prop trainers are much easier to fly than the high-powered WWII fighters were (and are).
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:37 PM   #77
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Just an update guys:
Firstly thanks for all the responses, I definitely wasn't expecting so much input lol! I went with the A-10c to train her on based on the many pro-hog responses and the fact that I already own and have a fairly good understanding of the module. Today was lesson 1 with flight fundamentals and avionics 101. She's pretty good at the startup checklist and taxing, but........ takeoff will need a little more work haha, after about 100' she tends to overcorrect on the rudder and "pirouette" on a wingtip.
BTW I instead bought the sa342 for myself, love it! Took a little bit to get a feel for such a light copter after being used to the huey but I really like it, Highly recommend!
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:46 PM   #78
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Just an update guys:
Firstly thanks for all the responses, I definitely wasn't expecting so much input lol! I went with the A-10c to train her on based on the many pro-hog responses and the fact that I already own and have a fairly good understanding of the module. Today was lesson 1 with flight fundamentals and avionics 101. She's pretty good at the startup checklist and taxing, but........ takeoff will need a little more work haha, after about 100' she tends to overcorrect on the rudder and "pirouette" on a wingtip.
Thats nice !
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:17 PM   #79
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takeoff will need a little more work haha, after about 100' she tends to overcorrect on the rudder and "pirouette" on a wingtip.
You're making sure she turns off nosewheel steering before throttling up for takeoff, right?
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:05 AM   #80
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NWS is being switched off around 70knots as per the manual, is that wrong?
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