simulator rc plane handling versus same plane in real flight

I have a list of favorites on my flight simulator, mostly warbirds like P-51, P-47 T-bolt,
and T-28 Trojan. They all handle differently and my preference is the T-28 for handling
and competition games.

I don't own my first real plane yet.

Does the simulator flight experience reflect any of the differences in actual flight between
these different planes? i.e. Is there any connection between how a plane handles via the
simulator, and how it does in real flight?

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Not the real thing
by: rcdude07

Simulators help teach muscle memory and orientation. they are great for learning new moves at no risk. However, they can not replicate the affect of wind, gravity, and sight (how small it gets, how fast it flies, and proximity to objects).

For a first time plane with all this flight sim experience, I highly recommend the ParkZone T-28. It's a trainer type aircraft you can also grow into for basic aerobatics. Other warbirds make horrible first planes due to requiring faster speeds and response times while flying as well as the typical nose over issue taildragger warbirds have.

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