Even experienced pilots use RealFlight to keep learning and polishing skills when they can’t be at the field. The RealFlight Version 7 Transmitter Interface Edition makes that practice even more valuable. With the included interface, you control the sim with the same R/C transmitter you take to the field! Plug the interface into your transmitter and your computer’s USB port. A set-up window helps you quickly configure RealFlight to be controlled by the same radio you use to fly real models.
You’ll find one of RealFlight’s most popular features, the “Reset/Rewind” button, on the interface unit. After a crash, push the Reset button to get right back into action. Or hold it down to go back to any point during your last flight for an instant do-over. Enjoy the realism and features that have made RealFlight #1. New enhancements such as multi-level Challenges, Heads-Up Display, Training Aids, RealPhysics™ technology, and superior graphics and just a few reasons why RealFlight has been R/C’s best-selling flight sim for over 16 years. RealFlight flies more like “real life” than any other R/C sim. Reach ever-greater levels of expertise using your favorite radio and this interface-equipped edition of the world’s #1 R/C flight simulator!
FEATURE VIDEO: RealFlight Version 7 RC Flight Simulator Product Overview
Posted by Bob O. on 25th Oct 2014
Few things in life are what you expect. RF7 is one of those things. I used this product and my newly purchased Futaba T6J to get myself ready for flying my 1400mm Waco.
I've had no issues with the product. It installed easily, and it connected via USB to my radio without an issue.
The product has really helped me with my "stick" skills on the radio. I've flown many of the aircraft that are offered, including the Aircraft add-on paks from previous releases of RF.
Posted by DesertDrifter7 on 8th Jul 2014
If this program even comes close to matching flying an RC airplane it was well-worth the cost. You get to fly planes at a variety of airfields using the transmitter you will use in actual practice. It helps train your hands, eyes, and brain to react appropriately with the plane in all possible directions and attitudes. I am guessing it will help new pilots from experiencing the "6-second phenomena."
Posted by Dan Gross (Grossman56) on 6th Jul 2014
Smartest money I have invested in this hobby is this Flight Sim.
Takes away the crunch factor to a large degree. I have the version where I can use my own radio. Its really something when you are flying for real and all of a sudden you realize that you are mimmicking what you were doing in the Flight Sim. Don't forget to hit the website and get the free downloads
Posted by Edward Gelb on 16th May 2014
I have now read the manual and subjected the software to FAI and AMA competition patterns using various aircraft.
Unfortunately even using dual/expo I find that it is impossible to complete other than the basic maneuvers.
I was able to get various four channel Aircraft to hold inverted flight but the software could not track the true altitude and the software crashed the flight.
Complex maneuvers like "Three Axial Rolls, Stall Turns, Three Turn Spins, Cuban 'S", Figure "M" were incredibility hard to emulate. The smoothness required in these patterns was not attainable.
Simple maneuvers like an Immelman and Double Immelman, Split "S" and Horizontal Eight were attainable.
So in conclusion, this is great software for learning basic aircraft control. As mentioned it will sharpen your reflexes and definitely help you to avoid the optical illusions of flight and reverse orientation.
Good purchase and worth the moneys.
Posted by Michael R. on 15th May 2014
This software is fantastic. It allows me to use my transmitter and "fly" the planes I have on my list to buy.
I have literally saved several thousand dollars in damages by letting this software teach me instead of teaching myself by trial, error, and crashes of real aircraft. It allows me to stay sharp with my transmitter and the type of plane I own, even when the weather won't let my fly outside. This RF7 is worth every penny.
Posted by Edosan on 24th Mar 2014
First of all if you have a Tactic TTX transmitter you must also order the MOCK TTX transmitter. Ok, with that said.
Problems are a cumbersome instruction manual. Notebook computer screen is too small. I had to hook my Dell Inspiron to my Panasonic 61" LCD because the ultra micro's like Aircore are just too small given a laptop screen size.
You loose site of the micro planes at a altitude of 60 ft on a laptop.
Basically the product is good for training purposes. My advantage was that I was in RC 40 years ago and just wanted to brush up.
Forget sending an email to Tech Support .. they just do not answer. You should call them. They are very helpful.
Ability to read the Adobe instruction manual (all 350++ pages) using RF-7 program HELP command produced a code 13 error. Tech Support will contact Adobe and find out why.
With this software you have the chance to set up the transmitter in two Methods. As they call it Method 1 is where you use your Transmitter as you would in the field. Method 2 is to convert the Real Flight Transmitter into a Real Flight Software Radio.
There is no easy explanation in the manual of how to switch between the two methods. Tech Support had to give me the correct clues to do this.
One of the features of Real Flight is that they have programmed into the software many, many RC models and set up the parameters for easy of flight simulation. This works to some degree and is "Cute".
Bottom Line, I will now attempt to set up the FAI and AMA competition patterns and see how the software performs. This is the real test of the software.