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Brand Spotlight: RealSimGear

Brand Spotlight: RealSimGear

, by Mark Verwoert, 8 min reading time

For passionate flight sim enthusiasts seeking ultimate realism in their virtual cockpits, RealSimGear emerges as a name synonymous with quality and innovation. As a leading developer of hardware interfaces, RealSimGear empowers pilots of all levels to transcend the screen and truly grasp the intricacies of aircraft avionics. Whether you're a seasoned pilot honing your skills or a budding aviator taking your first virtual steps, RealSimGear equips you with the tools to elevate your simulation experience to new heights.

About RealSimGear

Driven by a deep understanding of the challenges faced by pilots in transitioning from simulation to real-world flying, RealSimGear was founded with a clear mission: to bridge the gap between virtual and real-world avionics interaction. The company recognized the limitations of traditional mouse-and-keyboard controls and envisioned a solution that mirrored the tactile experience of actual aircraft panels. This vision materialized in their meticulously crafted hardware replicas, meticulously replicating the look, feel, and functionality of popular GPS systems, radios, and autopilot units.

More than just hardware, RealSimGear fosters a community of passionate simmers:

  • Products built with pilots in mind: Deep collaboration with real-world aviators guarantees intuitive design and realistic functionality.
  • Widening the learning horizon: RealSimGear products transcend entertainment, promoting efficient avionics mastery and enhancing actual flight training.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality: Each unit is meticulously crafted using premium materials and undergoes rigorous testing for seamless integration and durability.
  • Uncompromising support: RealSimGear prioritizes user satisfaction, offering dedicated support and helpful resources for a smooth experience.

By choosing RealSimGear, you're not just investing in hardware; you're joining a community dedicated to elevating the art of flight simulation and unlocking a world of realistic training possibilities.

Want to dive deeper? In the next sections, we'll explore RealSimGear's product range, key features, and answer frequently asked questions to paint a more vivid picture of their impact on the flight sim landscape.

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RealSimGear products

RealSimGear's dedication to flight sim realism doesn't end with philosophy. It translates into a diverse product lineup designed to cater to every simulation need and skill level. Dive into their meticulously crafted hardware replicas, each mimicking the look, feel, and functionality of real-world avionics. Whether you seek individual components or comprehensive flight cockpit packages, they empower you to transform your sim setup into a true training ground for flight simulation.

Flight simulation yokes

Craving the tactile control of a real cockpit? Flight simulation yokes offer an immersive upgrade from joysticks, mimicking the feel of piloting with natural hand movements.

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Instrument panel

Take command with a flight simulation instrument panel. These immersive control centers bring authentic aircraft layouts to life, placing essential gauges and switches at your fingertips for true navigational mastery.

Desktop stands & accessories

RealSimGear offers a wide range of desktop stands for flight simulation, and accessories to make your flight simulator complete.

Throttle quadrants

Throttle up your realism! Flight simulation throttle quadrants go beyond single levers, offering multi-engine control and authentic detents for precise thrust management.

Not sure if this throttle quadrant suites you? Ask our flight sim experts at support via chat or email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, we will answer frequently asked questions about RealSimGear and flight simulators.

Where is RealSimGear located?

The company headquarters and warehouse are located in San Diego, California, USA. They ship their products from this location globally. For Europe, you can rely on the expertise of Simplace as the largest distributor of RealSimGear products.

Does RealSimGear work with MSFS?

Yes, RealSimGear products are generally compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS), but there are some nuances to consider:

Overall compatibility:

  • Most RealSimGear products, including G1000 XFD modules, GNS 430/530s, GTN 650/750s, GFC500/700 autopilots, and GMA 350 / GMA addon audio panels, have good compatibility with MSFS, with various levels of functionality depending on the model.
  • The GCU47X and GCU479 panels have limited functionality due to missing alpha-numeric key support in MSFS currently.
  • Touchscreen functionality on GTN units requires third-party add-ons like PMS50 or TDS Simulations GTNXi, as touch is not natively supported in MSFS.

Additional information

  • RealSimGear offers a dedicated plugin for MSFS that facilitates communication between your hardware and the sim. This plugin is continuously updated to reflect changes in MSFS and improve functionality.
  • You can find specific information about compatibility of each RealSimGear product with MSFS on their website, including setup guides and troubleshooting tips.
  • It's worth noting that RealSimGear products require additional software besides MSFS itself, depending on the chosen model and its functionality.
  • While compatible, keep in mind that some features might not work exactly as they do in real aircraft due to limitations in MSFS itself.

Always make sure to check the compatibility with the official information provided by the RealSimGear website: https://realsimgear.com/

What is the best G1000 simulator?

The "best" G1000 simulator depends on your specific needs and budget. The RealSimGear G1000 is a high-end option with realistic knobs, buttons, and displays. It offers great compatibility with MSFS and other sims. It might be pricier than other options because of the level of quality.

Can a flight simulator teach you to fly?

While flight simulators are excellent for familiarizing yourself with aircraft systems and practicing procedures, they cannot fully teach you to fly. They lack the tactile feedback, G-forces, and emergency response training crucial for real-world flying. However, they can significantly aid your learning and prepare you for actual flight instruction, making the transition smoother and potentially reducing costs.

If you want to learn to fly a plane, you could join a flight school and use a flight simulator at the side to hone your skills in your free time. Additionally, learning how to fly is expensive and not for everyone reachable. Therefore, flight simulators offer a chance to experience some of the aspects of flying a plane or helicopter.

How realistic is a flight simulator?

Modern flight simulators can be incredibly realistic, especially for practicing procedures and familiarizing yourself with aircraft systems. However, they shouldn't be seen as a complete replacement for real-world flight training, particularly for mastering emergency situations and experiencing physical sensations like G-forces.

RealSimGear discounts at Simplace.co

Ready to transform your flight sim experience with cutting-edge RealSimGear hardware? Look no further than Simplace.co, your one-stop shop for flight simulators and flight sim gear at unbeatable prices. As an authorized RealSimGear retailer, we offer you more than just a diverse product selection. Here's why Simplace.co should be your launchpad for realistic simulation:

  • Seasonal savings: Buckle up for exciting seasonal RealSimGear discounts on all of their products! Throughout the year, we unveil special offers that make owning these industry-leading replicas more accessible than ever. Keep your eyes peeled for limited-time promotions and sales events designed to fuel your passion for flight simulation without straining your budget.
  • Expert support at your fingertips: Unsure which yoke best suits your setup? Have questions about integrating your new autopilot panel? At Simplace.co, you're not just buying hardware; you gain access to a community of passionate experts. Our dedicated support team boasts extensive flight simulation knowledge and is always happy to guide you through any technical hurdles or product inquiries. So, rest assured, you'll have the support you need to navigate the exciting world of flight simulation with confidence.

Don't just take our word for it. Join the countless satisfied pilots who've chosen Simplace.co for their RealSimGear purchases. With our competitive prices, seasonal discounts, and unparalleled support, we're committed to making your dream of a truly immersive flight simulation a reality. So, chart your course to Simplace.co today and prepare for takeoff with RealSimGear!


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