[jhb_airlines] Re: Google Earth FS

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 19:18:03 +0100

Indeed it could - if it remains this smooth.
 
Just passed overhead Draycott Water heading for LIC.
 
bones

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Sent: 03 September 2007 19:05
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Google Earth FS


Bones, 

In the news article I heard it on, they said that Google had been questioned
and had shown an interest in branching out to challenge Microsoft in the
simulation market. 
Could be the start of good things for the community! 

Alex

bones wrote: 

Absolutely incredible.
 
The sensation is so real that it beats FS hands down for approximating real
world flight. The handling is silky smooth - no frame rate issues - although
the controls are a tad over sensitive. Trim works correctly in that as speed
is lost in a trimmed climb the trim becomes less effective and you need to
wind more on.
 
You need trim too as the is no auto levelling of the aircraft - it is
completely neutrally stable - which most people will think of as unstable.
 
I guess the best bit is that it's like flying around the photo scenery UK
but this level of detail is worldwide - at least to Google's coverage.
 
Just over Aylesbury and heading north. Brilliant for map reading practise as
you don't have GPS or FSNav to cheat with!
 
bones

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Barrett
Sent: 03 September 2007 16:56
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Google Earth FS


Hi Guys, 

Just heard this on SkyBlue FS Radio (Http://www.skyblueradio.com) 

http://marco-za.blogspot.com/2007/08/google-earth-flight-simulator.html

The latest version of Google Earth has a Flight Simulator built into it! 

Only very rudementary but its a promising start perhaps? 

For those that can't be bothered to read the article then make sure you have
the latest Google Earth and press CRTL ALT A 

Alex

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Alex Barrett
Turbine Sound Studios
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-- 
Alex Barrett
Turbine Sound Studios
(+44) 0121 288 3195
alex@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.turbinesoundstudios.com 

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