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9th Sep 2007, 18:50
Mods feel free to move this.

Latest version of Google Earth has a built in flight sim! Press CTL-ALT-A or CTL-"Windows Button"-A and hey presto you have a HUD even with FPV.

Control via keyboard, joystick or mouse (Press mouse button in view to change from pointer to cross and use mouse as "joystick".

9th Sep 2007, 20:39
Alt+Cmd+A for Macs Choice of Cirrus SR 22 or F-16 :)

9th Sep 2007, 21:13
hehe - it was only a matter of time.. they could have at least stretched to a little engine noise! :}

9th Sep 2007, 22:22
Judging from my poor efforts, and frequent excursions with the ground, I now know why I leave the driving to the professionals. :}

16th Sep 2007, 18:42
Judging from my poor efforts, and frequent excursions with the ground
That makes 2 of us, how do you get the blooming thing up in the air!!!!

Bern Oulli
17th Sep 2007, 18:07
Usual way, pulling back on the stick does it for me. Or whatever your keyboard alternative is (down arrow), or if you have already left-clicked on the scene your cursor will now be a +. Pull back on your mouse.

eastern wiseguy
17th Sep 2007, 20:14
Is there a compass function? I have no idea where I am!!(not at the moment y'understand)

Bern Oulli
18th Sep 2007, 15:02
Compass, ASI and altimeter on the HUD. To toggle the HUD hit "H". Currently I am terrain hugging at Mach 1 point something west of Cairns heading south.
I can do this 'cos I am retired and there is bugga all on telly.

Saab Dastard
18th Sep 2007, 15:56
Not sure if I should move this to Private Flying, Non Airline Transport Stuff, or Tech Log!

Maybe I'd better leave it here!