I'm just starting to get into flying planes (I already fly helis). I have AeroFly Pro Deluxe and FMS, but I do most of my training for planes on FMS so I thought I'd share some more info about making it better.

FMS (Flying Model Simulator) is a free flight sim that anyone can download. There are also additional sceneries and models that can be downloaded to increase the "realism" (they're also free to download)

FMS HomePage - http://www.flying-model-simulator.com/

FMS works best on XP, alot of people have problems using it on 64bit Vista, normal Vista will require another file to make FMS work, I don't use Vista so I can't help you with that. FMS can be set up to use a keyboard, USB gamepad that connects to your comp (even Xbox controllers have been reported to work too) or the best thing to do is get the E_Sky Sim Kit from nitroplanes for $20

I started using a gamepad like this

I then got a E_Sky HoneyBee Fixed Pitch heli which allows you to use the Tx for sims so I used that but recently I got the USB E_Sky sim kit ($20) and its soo nice not having to keep spare batteries around for the Tx (Which I had to do when using my HBFP Tx)

E_Sky Sim $20 - http://www.nitroplanes.com/e4chflsitrki.html

For Instructions about installing FMS or the additional Models or Landscapes Look here


There are lots of places you can download additional models and landscapes (just need to use Google ) There are lots of good ones and then there are lots of crappy ones.

I decided to take all my favorites and put them in one place for download. Beneath each screenshot are links to download that model and landscape.

I am not the creator of any of these and claim no credit for them, each model and landscape are available for free download from other sites as well.

Some of the Original Links (these sites also contain links to the other sites I used)

RC Sims - http://www.rc-sim.de/dl_engine_eng/i...251ccffc8c7674

Planes and Landscapes - http://rcp.web.infoseek.co.jp/fms_e.html

Some Of My Favorites

Model - http://www.mediafire.com/?znunkg2nwjh

Landscape - http://www.mediafire.com/?gnnnzb3lgmm

Model - http://www.mediafire.com/?wznt5gtx2mz

Landscape - http://www.mediafire.com/?2wywm2tmjty

Model - http://www.mediafire.com/?znunkg2nwjh

Landscape - http://www.mediafire.com/?i20n4jg02mu

Model - http://www.mediafire.com/?zymjyjzykfm

Landscape - http://www.mediafire.com/?m2czijzmmcg

Model - http://www.mediafire.com/?nmmzrnmnj0o

Landscape - http://www.mediafire.com/?2wywm2tmjty