RC flight simulators can be used by people who want to learn how to fly RC Helicopters and they can also be used as computer games by individuals who are more into digital aircraft flying entertainment.
What makes these simulations more applicable to those who are interested in advanced aircraft hobby is that they are very realistic and as such they provide vital learning lessons to people who desperately want to improve their flying skills. And all this can be done without actually having to use your precious RC Helicopter.
How to use RC flight simulators as a learning method
The main mistake people make when using flight simulators is that they tend not to have any solid lesson plan. Thus, they make crucial errors and apply them when flying their real remote controlled helicopters. Below are tips that can greatly help you in learning how to fly your aircraft using RC flight simulators.
1. Take simulations seriously
The main reason why some people find simulations unhelpful is because of lack of seriousness. Since simulations are not real and act more like flight games, most people are more interested in learning crazy stunts on the simulations. This can often lead to people believing that they can use these same stunts when flying real RC Helicopters. And the end result is usually extensive damage to the helicopters. Always treat your simulation flight lessons seriously.
2. Have a specific flying plan
Buying RC flight simulations is just not enough. You also need to have an idea of what kind of flying style it is that you want to learn. Having a flight simulator without any specific plan on how to use it is planning to fail. This is so because simulations come with many options and as such people who have no specific flying style that they want to learn have trouble choosing a style that is appropriate for them.
Can RC flight simulations replace other training methods?
Though it is true that simulations assist in giving you a real feel of what flying an RC Helicopter is like, they still cannot replace other training methods like joining an RC hobby club. Being a member of a hobby club will not only allow you to get some useful tips on how to flying the helicopters but it also gives you the advantage of being among flying experts who will be able to give you the necessary advice; especially their own experiences of what it takes to fly RC Helicopters.
However, flight simulations have one advantage that other training methods just cannot compete with. They save you thousands of dollars in repairs. The good thing about flight simulations is that they are not real and as such you can make as many mistakes as you can with them during your training. But you cannot say the same thing when you are learning how to fly an aircraft using a real RC Helicopter.
Learning how to fly a helicopter using flight simulations is one of the best ways of acquiring new skills. And the best thing about these simulations is that they can save you a lot of money in maintenance services.