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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Realflight and Great Planes

Just wanting everyone's thoughts about Realflight and Graet Planes.

I have been a loyal customer for years, buying both Great planes products and the Realflight Simulators starting with G3 and upgrading to G4, G5, and just recently G6. I asked realflight if I could buy the newest interlink controller for G6 and they told me that I would have to turn in my G3 controller and pay for the new controller. I think that this is really stupid on thier part, especially after I paid 199.00 for G3, 60.00 for G5 and again 60.00 for G6.

I am fed up with this kind of treatment from a company like Great planes and Realflight and I will never buy another Great planes or realflight product again

What is everyone's thoughts about this?
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:13 PM
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I bought G2 for $200. I bought G3 for $200. I bought G4 for $200. I bought all 5 Add Ons at about $30 a piece. I bought 6 of the 8 Expansion Packs for around $30-35 each. I also bought an Expansion Pack and the RF6 upgrade for my godson. Almost a thousand dollars, I guess. Unless you want the heli controller, your G4 controller is the same as the RF6 controller. The heli controller is ratchetless, and has the knob and flap switch transposed. Both mods have been done by customers. It's your option never to buy a GP product again. I think you're being silly.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 10:37 PM
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No sympathy here...
I've owned every version since G3, there was no "upgrade" path from G3.5 to G4, totally different controller. Your story doesn't add up.
Is your G3 controller broken and you now demand a new one FREE of charge?
I wish Ford had replaced my old clunker FREE of charge. Geez, come back to reality.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 03:18 AM
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Phrank,
I am not expecting any simpathy from you or anyone else for that matter, I am just needing to vent my frustration about a given situation and yes you are right about going from G3.5 to 4, I went from 3.5 to 5 and then to 6 and no I don't have a broken G3 controller nor am I demanding a free controller from them. What I am saying is that they ought to have a provision to where as a registered owner of the software they could sell you an updated controller for say 60 to 100 dollars without trading in your old controller.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 06:16 AM
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If you have G4, you have the new controller.
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Phrank,
I am not expecting any simpathy from you or anyone else for that matter, I am just needing to vent my frustration about a given situation and yes you are right about going from G3.5 to 4, I went from 3.5 to 5 and then to 6 and no I don't have a broken G3 controller nor am I demanding a free controller from them. What I am saying is that they ought to have a provision to where as a registered owner of the software they could sell you an updated controller for say 60 to 100 dollars without trading in your old controller.
They won't do that because that is their means of copy protection.
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