iPad X-Plane Helicopter-First Impressions?

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  1. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    #1 NotYou, Dec 19, 2008
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    This thread is a "No Whine Zone." I'm particularly talking about complaining that X-Plane 9 should include helicopters.

    Has anyone tried it yet? There's been a lot of talk about it, but I haven't heard anyone say they've tried it out. I also can't find any videos.

    I think looks pretty good. It seems like it'd be more challenging than flying planes.

    Anybody?
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  2. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    No whine? Thats kinda abusing your mod postition a bit.....no other member (not even arn) does this. Anyway, you won't get much of an answer here cause barely anyone here has bought it because of the reason we are whining
     
  3. STP_Steve

    STP_Steve Well-Known Member

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    We're working on a review right now.
     
  4. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    #4 NotYou, Dec 19, 2008
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    That was just a joke. I'm not abusing anything. "No whining" is more of lame request. I wouldn't ever ban anyone for not listening to me.:p That would backfire instantly.
     
  5. Chang3r

    Chang3r Well-Known Member

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    @STP Steve

    can you post a link when you done. i'm wondering about the control system for this one. xplane worked great but i don't know about this one till i see how it works.

    i'm hoping all the maps get put in all the versions of xplanes
     
  6. Joaquin P.

    Joaquin P. New Member

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    I have it and I like it.

    Hi. I too had my reservations at first. I own both the X-Plane desktop version and the iPhone one. I was also expecting to have just one application with more locations and plane varieties. It would have been great to fly through the Grand Canyon on a jet at higher speeds. However, if this is the way the developer decided to go well...I don't like it but I am also a big fan. I knew that in the end I would have bought it anyway so I went ahead and did it.

    I like it. Its very different. The graphics are really good. It plays slower because the helicopters are slower. Having said that, the slower speed allows you to fly low between the canyons. I did not see a drop in frame rate (as other users claim), and I did not find it hard to fly. However, I have flown helicopters before (on the computer), and that definitely helps. I knew what I was getting into. If you have never flown a helicopter before, and have the patience to learn, this is a very enjoyable application. Its not that hard. Some might do it in minutes others might take a little longer. If not, I would suggest sticking with the regular versions. The X-Plane Airliner, which I also own, its a good deal at about $5.- and is also very enjoyable.

    I hope this helped...

    Joaquin.
     
  7. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    That's all I needed to hear. I think I'm definitely getting this now.
     
  8. Snotfist

    Snotfist Well-Known Member

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    It is only $5, well worth it. It is much more challenging than the other two X-Planes, especially trying to land.
     

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