Sunday, February 28, 2016

Google Earth Flight Simulator

Pilot an aircraft with free Google Earth flight simulator and command your own airplane. The Google Earth Flight Simulator allows you to take flight a simulated aircraft by using a joystick or computer keyboard short cut keys and the computer mouse.

First of all install the Free Google Earth 
or Google Earth here

Google Earth flight simulator lets you to take the seat of a pilot while you take flight above the sky, offering you total controls.

 Step 1: How to find the flight simulator

Start Google Earth, the flight simulator is found by going to Tools and next Enter Flight Simulator…

You could start the airline flight simulator from the menu or by using shortcut keys:

    Inside the menu: Click on or touch Tools>Enter Flight Simulator
    Windows: Click Ctrl+Alt+A
    Macintosh: Click ⌘+Option+A

 Step 2: Select your airplane

A box will show up, providing you a selection of 2 air crafts - the F-16 jet fighter and also the SR22 propeller aeroplane. The two will imitate the velocity and power of their very own real life counterparts - you can view their complete explanations in the selection page.

You may select from two distinct aircraft:

SR22: Great for starter pilots, this airplane is a classical passenger airplane and moves slightly slow.
F-16: Referred to as the “Viper,” this particular airplane is perfectly for far more advanced aviators. It climbs upright yet still accelerates.

Step 3: Select where to begin your airline flight

To begin from your existing location, select Current View.

To begin from an airport, select Airport and choose an airport in the drop down list.
Step 3: Switch on your computer’s joystick (optional)

Within “Joystick support,” check Joystick enabled should you wish to employ a joystick that is installed on your computer.

When you start, you can choose to begin with your present location or one among a selection of air terminals, including London Heathrow.

Following, become familiar with your control panel

  1. Speed (knots)
  2. Heading
  3. Bank angle
  4. Vertical speed (feet per minute)
  5. Exit flight simulator feature
  6. Throttle
  7. Rudder
  8. Aileron
  9. Elevator
  10. Flap and gear indicators
  11. Pitch angle (degrees)
  12. Altitude (feet above sea level)
To hide or show the HUD, press H.

Step 4: Understand your keys - or even use a joystick

This is not any kind of easy airline flight, you will need to command anything from thrust to rudder or you will crash into the ground.

The simplest way is using your computer mouse. Just click once so that a plus signal shows up on the computer screen and relocate your mouse on the right direction.

You may use your computer keyboard also. Listed below is a chart with all the different keys you should consider, even though you may get at a distance using the basic thrust (making use of the down and up keys) and aileron left and right (using left and right arrow keys).

But, it could be much easier using a joystick - and definitely more enjoyable.

 Step 5: Taking off

At last, take flight your aircraft
By using a joystick
Setting up your joystick

To employ a joystick, To begin with hook up it in your device, then enable it.

Take off and take flight

Click the joystick forward to taxi straight down the runway and also to acquire acceleration. When the aircraft is going quickly, move the joystick a bit back to lift off.
Once your aircraft gets to flight altitude and the wings have got leveled off, center the joystick.
To alter route, create course corrections, or bank left or right, proceed the joystick within the route
you desire to go. Little actions would be better.

Note: Just how joysticks function differs according to the maker.
Making use of your computer mouse or trackpad and keyboard
Setup your computer mouse as controller

    Put your cursor down the middle of the display.
    Click on your computer mouse button one time. The cursor displays as a plus sign +.

Take off and take flight

Hit the Page Up key to raise thrust and taxi the plane straight down the runway. When the aircraft is moving, move the mouse to some degree down. While you are moving fast enough, your aircraft is going to take off.

Once your aircraft gets to flight altitude and the wings have got leveled off, center the mouse on the display screen.

To switch directions, make course corrections, or bank right or left, use the arrow keys on the computer keyboard.

To take a look around, click the arrow keys+Alt to turn gradually or +Ctrl to turn immediately.

To regulate thrust, aileron, elevator, rudder, elevator trim nose or flap, see the keyboard shortcuts.
Pause or resume a flight

Step 6: Landing your airplane

It is also possible to land your airplane, however it is significantly more difficult. Based on instruction manuals by Google themselves, the easiest method to land will be to:

Approach a suitable airstrip or flat location.

Press Page Down to decrease thrust and slow up the airplane.

Press G to increase the landing gear.

Press F to raise the flap setting. This slows down the airplane.

After you have touched down, operate the wheel braking in order to reduce the airplane speed. Press , (comma) to use the left wheel brake; press . (full stop) to use the right wheel brake.

Press the space bar once to pause a flight. Press it again to start flying again.
Quit the flight simulator

There are couple of ways to quit the flight simulator:

    On the top right corner of the display screen, press Exit flight simulator or
    On Windows, click Ctrl+Alt+A. On Macs, click ⌘+Option+A.
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