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rich60175
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:15 pm
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Looking to get Phoenix or RealFlight. Want realistic training more than graphics. spending up to $225.00 usd. I have never flown a heli before. I get differing opinions, LHS said RF but sells both and his Phoenix demo was not working computer issue. RF did not seem real when using Heli-Max CP125, climbed and dropped way too fast also seemed to speed across screen way to fast. Want to try out Phoenix later today if available.

Any help is greatly appreciated

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:37 am
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I hear Phoenix has got great graphics, but RealFlight is supposed to have the most realistic physics; it's what I use anyway. You need a more advanced PC to run RealFlight, if that tells you anything about the power of its physics engine.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, I hear good things about Clearview.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:27 am
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I'm going to try both sside by side to see how they both feel, I understand that I can't go wrong with either one.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:29 am
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My personal choice is ClearView, I have used it for development as well as training for a long time. Support is second to none as is the commercial price. I also have copies of other sims "AeroFly Pro" is my second choice but the aircraft are too complicated to construct when compared to ClearView.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:45 pm
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I use Clearview also. I don't develop any aircraft for it but do use it. For the price and aircraft available for it I don't think you can beat it.

+1 to Tombo242.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:04 am
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Bought Phoenix and it is great, realism of control of Heli and flight. Smooth graphics. Much better over RF get real flight if you’re looking for back ground graphics.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 5:46 am
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I started with Clearview and now have Pheonix on the iMac. It is superb and very realistic. The Blade 450 3d feels as close to the real thing as you can expect sat in front of a computer.

Only issue is that the product states it is compatible with Mac...which it isn't! That is unless you are running Windows on your Mac, or a virtual machine such as VMWare.

Pheonix will not work on your Mac without additional cost...I paid about £40 for VMWare and it is superb.
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I started with Clearview and now have Pheonix on the iMac. It is superb and very realistic. The Blade 450 3d feels as close to the real thing as you can expect sat in front of a computer.

Only issue is that the product states it is compatible with Mac...which it isn't! That is unless you are running Windows on your Mac, or a virtual machine such as VMWare.

Pheonix will not work on your Mac without additional cost...I paid about £40 for VMWare and it is superb.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:15 am
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I have been using Realfight, and really like it.
I recently downloaded Next and find it more realistic and the physics better then realflight and pheonix.
http://www.rc-aerobatics.eu/cgm-rc-heli-simulator.html
At 77 bucks it's pretty affordable, you can use it with your realflight controller but not pheonix. Or you can get the dongle for FMS and use your own radio..
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