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Old August 18, 2010, 10:05 PM
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I have been playing with MS Flight Sims for a while now and FSX with add-ons is hard to beat. As some have pointed out, out of the box it is not too bad, but with some extra cash it gets better and better.

I would recommend the following add-ons. I have them and I am extremely pleased!

USA Extreme Landscapes a good review here AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation's Number 1 Site!
FTX NA Blue here FTX NA BLUE - USA Canada Pacific Northwest
Real Environment Extreme here Welcome to Real Environment Xtreme
Ultimate Terrain X for Canada and USA here UTX Canada for FSX

There are some awesome freeware add ons, I fly out of Comox, my new home and here is a great add on

CYQQ (2010) here CYQQ (2010)

and for flights to Victoria you have to have this one

CYYJ (2010) here CYYJ (2010)

Avsim is a great site with a lot of reviews, a good forum community and probably the most files for all flight sims out there.

AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation, Flightsim, flight sim, flight simulator, fsx, fs10

And last but not least, if you really start to get into it I would highly recommend a TrackIR setup.

TrackIR :: head tracking view control immersion for flight racing and action simulator :: TrackIR :: Premium head tracking for gaming

Here is a video someone made, nice addons and TrackIR 5

YouTube - FSX Acceleration [HD] Hawaii Oahu / TrackIR 5 / DX10 / Real Environment Xtreme 2.0

I love this stuff! I have a Saitek X52 flight stick setup, a throttle and stick, but I may get one of the civilian style yokes one day, because I like flying the bug smashers and the CH setup is pretty nice too.
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Dwayne's Rig - Asus Prime Z370-A : i7 8700k : Corsair Vengeance 32 GB DDR4-3000 : Corsair RM650x PSU : Corsair H100i V2: Fractal Design Meshify C : EVGA GTX 1080 :
HTPC - GigaByte H67MA-UD2H : i3 2100 : 8 GB Mushkin Silverline Stiletto : Antec TruPower 550W : : Corsair H100 : Sapphire HD 6670 : Corsair 650D: Kingston 60 GB SSD Boot
Tablet - Samsung Tab A 10.1"
Wife's Rig - MSI GL72M 7RDX
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