Gliding is considered by some to be an inexpensive way
to get airborne and by others as a cutting-edge knuckle ride
sport. Now you have the chance to jump into a glider and soar
through the air from the comfort of your own home...
was originally designed as a training program for sailplane
lovers. So a realistic reaction to handling and flight simulation
were primary targets of this simulator. In addition, an important
part of the development of this program has been the simulation
of both thermal and ridge lift used by glider pilots as the
only "engine" to keep their planes in the air allowing them
to cover very long distances, attain great heights and stay
aloft for extended amounts of time.
Flight Simulator offers gamers the option of flying in
a glider, so why should you pay out £20 for a simulator
that only allows you to fly a glider? Well, for starters,
while the glider option in Flight Simulator is pretty
impressive it's really only a small part of something much
bigger and the handling and design is not as well polished
as it could have been.
Glider Simulator everything has been built around the
needs of the glider enthusiasts. For starters you even get
to be towed up into the air by a prop plane - instead of just
appearing in the sky for no reason. Add to this the enhanced
handling and control system and you have a pretty impressive
simulator for glider enthusiasts.
can check on your surroundings using the virtual cockpit,
which is controlled by using the mouse.
with a real glider, co-ordinated use of the rudder is extremely
important and Wing Slips can also be used when approaching
the runway. An interesting addition is the ability to use
your webcam to pan your view.
There are various modes you can play in, or you can just get
up there and enjoy the peace and quiet as you glide around.
You can fly with a club, but you have to observe their rules.
Whether you are learning to fly under the constraints of club
rules or competing against your colleagues in a World Championship,
your skills as a pilot will be put to the test.
The addition of online play also adds another dimension to
this release. No longer need you sit alone at your computer
- you can now compete against other like-minded individuals
from all over the globe.
you are just looking for a general flight simulator, you'd
be advised to look elsewhere, but for glider enthusiasts it
doesn't come much better than this.
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