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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:17 AM
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What flight simulator for Blade?

Hello! I have a Real Flight Basic simulator but I'm always having to guess which model would compare to mine. I am wondering, what simulator has a lot of Blade products? I don't have anything other than Blade but that is because I haven't needed anything else(Blade does a great job of the whole spectrum....no pun intended) Anyway I would like it even better if I could plug my existing DX6i into it to save money on the remote.

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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Sounds like you want Phoenix then, though I think it does a better job with the CP heli's than it does for FP or CX without tweaking.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Blade products are distributed by the same company that distributes Phoenix. You won't find any Great Planes models in Phoenix, just the same as RF won't come with any Blade products. There are Blade models available for free for use with RF. This is because it's possible to make your own models for RF. People post their models to the swaps for others to use. RF6 introduced heli physics which now rival Phoenix, according to many.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Sounds like Phoenix is the answer. Any specific version?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 01:28 PM
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doesn't matter any version will upgrade for free to v3 or v4Beta
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Just looked up the prices, wow! Poienix is WAY more expensive then Real Flight Basic.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Blade products are distributed by the same company that distributes Phoenix. You won't find any Great Planes models in Phoenix, just the same as RF won't come with any Blade products. There are Blade models available for free for use with RF. This is because it's possible to make your own models for RF. People post their models to the swaps for others to use. RF6 introduced heli physics which now rival Phoenix, according to many.
How can I "make my own models" as you said in your post?
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 02:50 PM
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I had never made a 3D model before I got RF. I tried and failed a few times before I found tutorials to help me learn a free 3D modeling program called Wings 3D. Now I have a couple dozen models under my belt. I spend more time modeling than i do using RF. Wings 3D won't get you all the way into RF. A second program is required for things Wings can not do (pivots and hierarchy). Blender will do it for free. 3DS Max will do it too, for a steep fee.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Realflight Basic

As I understand it, you cannot ADD models or scenery to Realflight Basic. Please correct me if I'm wrong

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 07:29 PM
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That is correct.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Steep

lol Steep is an understatement. I downloaded a 15 day free trial..while it is excellent software..it is very hard to swallow the cost.

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