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NEW: Wright Brothers "First Flight" sim...

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Based on TKs flight sim engine and using actual wind tunnel data from fullsize replicas, Birhle Applied Research is nearing completion of "First Flight, The Wright Experience Flight Simulator". This sim allows you to fly three of the Wright Brothers aircraft: the 1902 Glider, the 1903 Flyer and the 1911 "B" model Flyer.

 

Birhle Applied Research has done simulation work for the US military on the F18, F15, JSF, F22 and many other aircraft, including the Harrier.

 

There are several links to the associated groups responsible for the production of this new sim. Please stop by and check it out... :)

 

1903Flyer1.jpg

 

Glider1.jpg

 

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Guest Ranger332

rgr ty will be interesting to see how it fares next to the FS2004 wright flier

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actually, the FS2004 model is kinda difficult. Its really hard to turn 9especially with the headwind) and elevators are really sensative. I was able to get it to the water though :)

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Try it... that is one llloonngggg 120 feet! This isn't a 172 you're driving...

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Just got the copy this morning! The install went smoothly, and the options are staight foward and simple. The menu music is from the time period and really puts you there, as do the backgrounds and loading screens.

 

Loaded up the 1903 Glider as I decided to take one at a time. Very nice model! And I like the authentic people of the time period holding your Glider ready to launch at your command. Gliding is super fun!!! Brings back the early days of flight alright... Really must use ground effect to your advantage and watch for the wind speed and direction.

 

Next I went to the Wright Flyer 1903. Wow is that one tricky! Very twitchy yet not that responsive depending on speed and wind... Takes a handful to keep her in the air and straight, just as it should! Again very impreesed with the model and terrain. Love the background sounds of the wind and beach water aswell.

 

The Model B is just plain fun to sight-see around in. Very steady aircraft with little power and difficult vertial to sustain. Again impressed with the model! The details are nicely done and the wing warping is fun to watch on all aircraft. The only thing I think that's missing is the wheels dont actually rotate, but that's easy to look past.

 

All of the terrains are pretty detailed down low, with houses, trees, and other such historic and random buildings. Great sense of being there. Great looking from a bit higher up too! The Thirdwire engine does terrain well in my opinion and it really shines here in First Flight.

 

The game runs well on my system, and I haven't experienced any crashes, major glitches or bugs. But I've only been playing for a few hours here. ;)

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