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IKARUS EASYFLY2
The new Ikarus EasyFly2 is designed for the novice and budget-
minded pilots. It is based on the realistic flight physics of the
Aerofly Professional Deluxe, one of the best RC Flight simulators.
Getting started is very easy using the computer USB port and
included transmitter adapter cable. It’s plug-and-play, and you’ll
be airborne after taking a few short steps.

The EasyFly2 features include:

• 9 models (5 fixed wing and 4 helicopter models)
• 3 sceneries
• Adjustable point of view in 3D scenery
• Follow and cockpit mode with instrument display in 3D scenery
• Adjustable wind force and direction, thermals and turbulence
• Backlighting effects
• Glider sound
• Autorotation training with helicopters
• 3D sound simulation
• 3D torque-roll practicing
• Fog and smoke simulation
• Mirror effect on reflecting-model components

There are airplanes and helis to suit your flying ability:
• Edge 540 3D aerobatic machine
• Sikorsky CH-53 detailed large scale helicopter
• Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 jet
• Ikarus ECO 7
• Piccolo V2 electric helicopters
• Millennium 3-D helicopter (for the ultimate 3D aerobatics)
• Extrema 3D Shock Flyer
• PT-40 Trainer
• LS-8 Glider

COOLEST FEATURES
The models are highly detailed and scale-like. All the flight
surfaces and retractable landing gear move. The 3D sounds of
the planes and helis are realistic as is the noise generated by the
glider. Make the simulation more challenging by selecting the
backlight effect through the sun or flying in fog.

The high-resolution, photo-realistic scenery will make you feel like
you’re at your home flying field. You have control over the wind
speed and direction, turbulence and thermals, so you can
practice under different conditions. There are also follow and
cockpit modes with instrument display. The field choices are:

• Marxzell airport (photographic outdoor scenery)
• Golf dome (photographic indoor scenery)
• Hawaii (3D island scenery with four different runways)

For the novice aviator, the PT-40 trainer is easy to fly and
forgiving. After some practice, turn up the wind for challenging
touch-and-go’s. Stalls, tip-stalls, torque and gyroscopic effects
and ground effect are realistically modeled. For the heli
enthusiast, the Ikarus ECO 7 is stable and docile and is a good
introduction to rotary flight. Becoming proficient on the simulator
will be a huge asset when it comes to actual flight training. You
will learn more quickly, and you’ll likely save money by avoiding
crashes. And speaking about crashes, the aircraft will break up
on contact with terra firma, trees and other obstacles, or in-flight,
if you exceed its structural limits. If a part breaks off in flight, the
model (airplane or heli) will behave just like in real life.
Intermediate, advanced and 3D pilots can keep their reflexes
honed and practice new moves. EasyFly2’s flight physics allows
you to practice all the 3D heli and fixed-wing maneuvers. The
TOC 3-meter Edge 540 is great for learning to torque-roll like a
pro. High-alpha maneuvers, snap rolls and flat spins can also be
practiced. If you’ve been itching to try a jet, the Lockheed Martin
F-22 will satisfy it. Practicing heli autorotations will probably save
you a few broken rotor blades. Flying in the confines of an indoor
facility is another skill easily mastered on the EasyFly2. The
Ikarus Shockflyer and Piccolo V2 are ideal aircraft for this. They
can be flown lazily around the golf dome or pushed to their limits
for more excitement.

FLY WITH YOUR OWN RADIO
The EastFly2 is available in two versions. If you prefer to use
your own transmitter, there is a USB Interface version that uses a
transmitter adapter (for JR and newer Futaba) that plugs into the
computer USB port. After plugging in the cable, only a few simple
steps will get the plane or heli flying. There is also a Game
Commander version.

At only $130 ($20 with transmitter interface cable), the Ikarus
EasyFly2 is a tremendous value. It’s easy to set up, yet the
realism and advanced features will keep you challenged for a
long time.
— Klaus Ronge


The main menu screen shows both the
model and flying site selected. The
selection menu is at the left of the
screen.
Model realism is excellent, and the
attention to detail is very fine.
You can practice many 3D maneuvers
and even use smoke to impress your
friends!
Electric helicopters are among the
aircraft choices. Notice the detailed
rendering and scale decals.
If you are a newbie, easyFLY2 II has
easy-to-fly trainers you can practice
with.
Minimum computer system requirements
Operating system: Windows XP or Windows 2000 Pro (SP3 or later)
Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Pentium IVor AMD Athlon XP 2500
Memory: 512MB RAM
Hard-drive space: 4GB
Video/graphics: NVIDIA or ATI graphics card w/64MB VRAM
NVIDIA: GeForce4 Ti, GeForce 5000-series (5200 or better)
ATI: Radeon 9000-series (9200 or better)
Price: $209.99 w/controller; $179.99 w/out controller

Recommended computer system requirements
Processor: 2.8GHz Intel Pentium IV or better, or AMD Athlon XP 3200 or better
Memory: 1GB RAM
Hard-drive space: 4GB
Video/graphics: NVIDIA or ATI graphics card with at least 128 MB VRAM
NVIDIA: GeForce 6000-series, or 7000-series (6600 or better)
ATI: Radeon X-series (X600 or better)

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