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How To Use Flight Simulator, Installation, System Requirements

A flight simulator is a device or system consisting of various hardware and software which gives an experience to a human being that how it is felt to be in an aeroplane’s cockpit. The actual simulator contains each and every button and screen, that is in a real plane. Although there are different simulators these days like that a gaming simulator where gamers can play and see how it feels to be an actual pilot. A flight simulator can be an actual simulator that contains various hardware equipment or it can be computer software that comprises everything in it and doesn’t need an excessive effort of an individual. Now let’s see How To Use Flight Simulator so that you can use it properly. 

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How to Use Flight Simulator

A flight simulator can be used after compiling all the required hardware for the simulator. Though it is not easy to assemble a flight simulator by a single individual on his own. The help of professional or bookish knowledge is required for a person to set it up. As it is said that if you want to use a flight simulator the basic ground knowledge about the simulator is required. Though eventually if you do have the basic ground knowledge about the actual simulator then it is not that hard for an individual to set up the flight simulator. Apart from this Rockstargames is also going to launch its new game. In that company is going to add flight simulation mode as per the rumours. 

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Minimum System Requirements

Every software comes up with minimum system requirements so that it can perform well in any system. For starters the hardware that can be used is,

  • CPU  – 3 GHz i3 (dual-core) for FSX and P3D and a 3GHz i5 (quad-core) for X plane
  • CONTROL – a mouse is not sufficient enough, you have to use a Joystick, mouse and a keyboard
  • HARD DRIVE – 500 GB 
  • MONITOR – 21 inches
  • GRAPHICS CARD – NVidia  GeForce 1060
  • RAM – 4 GB for FSX and P3D and 8 GB for X-plane and P3D-4
  • MOTHERBOARD – A good motherboard that will allow overclocking 
  • HARDWARE – case, 500W PSU

How to Install Flight Simulator

The simplest way to install a flight simulator is that if it is a hardware combined flight simulator than it can be installed with the help of a user manual or with the help of the internet as different flight simulators require different ways to set up, but if it is a simulator which is installed on a pc with the help of a software, then excessive efforts are not required as the software itself contains the user guide for the working of the flight simulator. There’s one article just for your information: MMORPG Games for Low Specification PC.

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Hardware 

  • CPU – For FSX and P3D-3:  Intel i5 7600k (quad-core) or AMD Ryzen3 1300x (quad-core). For X-plane 10 and 11, P3D 4 and FSW: Intel i7 8700k (6 core) or AMD Ryzen5 1600x (6 cores)
  • HARDWARE – case, 850W PSU and water cooling if overclocking
  • CONTROL – the mouse is insufficient, a joystick, a mouse and a keyboard is required
  • HARD DRIVE – 1 TB 7200 RPM and a 1 TB SSD
  • MONITOR – 27 inches
  • GRAPHICS CARD – Nvidia 1070/1080 alternatively AMD RX470 or RX480 
  • RAM – For FSX and P3D – 8GB. For X-Plane 10 and 11, P3D-4 and FSW – 16 GB
  • MOTHERBOARD – A good motherboard that will allow overclocking

5 Flight Simulator for MAC OS

There are many flight simulator around the web. But here we are coming up with Top 5 Flight Simulator for MAC OS. The simulators which are given down below are all based on their performance, reviews from gamers and experts. If you know better simulators from this, will be happy to hear from you. Checkout Top 5 Overwatch Mods [Minecraft].

 X-PLANE 10 

This comes up with performance is really well and can be used with a license only which you can buy using online portals. Laminar Research produced this game and their latest version was released on July 29th, 2019 as X-Plane 11.

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X-PLANE 11

Its the lastest among many simulation software from Laminar Research. Performance-wise many people started loving it. As per the reviews, it’s a worth it simulator ever.

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Aerofly FS

It’s advanced software with realistic scenery. People loving it just because of the realistic effect in the game. Before buying check out the system requirements. Aerosoft GmbH, IPACS produced this and launched it on 14 December 2014.

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Flight Gear          

It’s a free open source and produced by FlightGear and launched in the year 1997. Yes, it’s available for latest MAC OS as per the official announcements.

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Prepar3D

It’s one of the best simulation software for training scenarios across aviation, maritime, and ground domains. prepar3d-flight-simulator

So this all about How To Use Flight Simulators. Hoping you learn a lot from this. If you have any suggestions or queries you can comment down below.

Written by Gaurav Pundir

CEO & Founder of Omggamer.com, India born and raised Gaurav has a natural curiosity to seek out hidden gems and share them with other gamers. He also a co-founder of an animation studio "Huebees Studio".

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