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    Default On long flights do most people go real time, increase speed of sim, or slew?

    I was talking to a virtual airline captain who told me he takes off, sets the flight director, goes and mows the yard, showers, etc., and then lands. Is that to maintain a schedule or to maintain realism? I have seen kids flying who just crank up the speed of the FSX sim, but things can go haywire quickly. I seem to remember the old MSFS had a "slew" setting to get from one place to another quickly. So, how do you guys go about a long cross country?

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    No acceleration, and always with ActiveSky 'real' weather. The virtual airlines I fly don't allow acceleration, either. Long flights done this way require determination and discipline, and a desire for a bit more realism, I think.

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    But how realistic is it to go mow your yard, etc. I don't see the advantage of real time for realism if you go do unrelated things. I don't use acceleration much on long flights, but I will occasionally go 2x during a long leg, 4x if I have a time crunch occur during the flight. I do try to keep it at real time as much as possible. Better when you are flying low and slow and have good scenery installed.

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    I speed it up to 16x. (That's as fast you can go without losing the autopilot). I don't have a lot of time to sit at my pc for hours on end.
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    And to get as unrealistic as it gets, I'm about to take the barron 58 for a spin from TNCM to TNCM non stop. I figure 3 or 4 days but I'm not really sure. TNCM to KLAX is 16 hours so it will be interesting to see what other legs i can stretch during the trip. I too will take a 777 off and set the autopilot, go mow,eat, enjoy the outdoors then come back and land the plane.

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    I fly strictly GA, one or two engines. I try to limit my flight time to two hours or less, occasionally I'll go for a 4 hour trip (KMRY to KAST, for example) and pause the flight briefly to get something to eat, but nothing over 4 hours. No acceleration, etc. I agree with mstang67 about the nice scenery--one of the reasons I fly VFR with photoreal scenery. If you're going to speed up the sim just to get to the landing phase, what's the point of flying at all? Just my $.02.

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    Slew? As an option to speed up time/fly faster?

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    I usually fly real time, but go to 4x for tubeliner flights over about 2 hours.
    One of the reasons often given for flying real time is realism.
    What is true to life about sitting in front of a computer for hours on end watching a screen?
    The only true to life aspect is the time. Everything else is simulated.
    Anybody heat up a frozen meal to simulate airline food?

    Bob


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    I fly GA mostly so generally always real time. Flights of up to 2 hours is about all I can handle.

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