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RealFlight 8 "Steam" Contest!!

RealFlight is now on Steam and thanks to Knife Edge Software you have a chance to win one for yourself!


Gamers rejoice! RealFlight 8 is coming to Steam!

Steam is the world's largest online gaming platform out there. I have to admit that when things get quiet in the Graham house I fire up one of my favorite games from the more than 1,800 game titles that they have. I was excited to find out that one of earliest games I ever purchased is now on Steam. That's right, RealFlight is now on the Steam platform! The anticipated unlock date is March 22, 2018.

I was on the phone with the Knife Edge team this morning, and not only did I get some info, but I was also able to get a contest going for our users on!

What Could I Win?

I have procured an unlock key for RealFlight 8 for one lucky RCG member!

How Do I Enter?

  • Download the Steam application and sign up (you may already have a Steam account).
  • Go to the store and in the search box type RealFlight 8. Here is a direct link.
  • When you get on the RF Steam page click the Wishlist button and the Follow button.
  • The winner will be chosen in 3 weeks from the start date.

IMPORTANT - Take a screenshot of your checked buttons and make sure your user name is visible. I have an example below:

RealFlight 8 Review from RCGroups

Check out our own review of this RC flight sim. I had the whole RCG crew take some flights and give comments.

Is the Steam version the same as the CD version?

The Steam version of RealFlight 8 has the same content and features as the DVD version - 140+ models, 50+ flying sites, and nearly 200 challenge levels. All RealFlight 8 users will be able to join multiplayer sessions together, whether they got their copy on Steam, digitally from Tower Hobbies, or on a DVD. You can bring your old model collection into the newest version of RealFlight - Expansion Packs, Mega Packs, and Swap Page content are all supported.

Steam users get some extra benefits, too. Simple installation and automatic updates get you right into the action, and the Steam overlay lets you communicate with your friends or participate in the Community without leaving the simulator. Like every Steam game, it’s also easy to take with you - just log in to your Steam account wherever you are.

More about RealFlight on Steam

From Knife Edge

RealFlight is finally on Steam - Get your hands on the simulator that's trained hundreds of thousands of RC pilots!

Classic convenience meets enhanced capabilities in RealFlight 8! It brings back all the features and functionality of RF7.5 with several key upgrades. The same game-changing, supremely realistic physics which have drawn pilots to RealFlight since the first edition are back and further improved… and there's so much more.

RealFlight 8 - VR Flying from the Cockpit (8 min 23 sec)

First up on the list of new capabilities—VR compatibility. Plug in a popular VR set available on the market and you're instantly at the field or behind the sticks. For full immersion, there's nothing else like it out there.

Plus, accessing the world of RealFlight is easier than ever with a simple, intuitive interface which virtually guarantees you'll be up and flying in moments. There's zero learning curve, zero hassle, just flying fun. New for RealFlight 8, you can fly with the custom-designed InterLink controller or hook up a game console controller you might already have around the house.

Next up are the flying sites and aircraft—every flying site and aircraft from RF7.5 is back. Plus there are over a dozen new aircraft and a customized FPV flying site. Plus, you can customize everything to your satisfaction with aircraft and flying site software that has also been upgraded to accept even more detailed HD models.

Far from last, and certainly not least, the game-like challenges which have helped sharpen thousands of pilots' skills are back and expanded so you get more tiers of balloon-popping, spot landing bang for your buck.

Trust in the RC flight simulator that has put more pilots in the air safely than any other, pick up your copy of RealFlight today!

Controller Required!

RealFlight 8 requires a controller to run. There are a few options here: For the best experience, we strongly recommend the InterLink-X™. RealFlight is designed for it, and your controls will all be exactly where they should be. You can use your RC Radio with an interface. The RealFlight Wired Interface works well for this, and there are 3rd-party wireless interfaces available. This option will require more setup on your part. You can use any 4-axis game controller. A gamepad will work, or an advanced flight stick. Your experience will not be as good as using a purpose-built RC radio, though. See the Announcements and Community Discussion for purchase links.

Good Luck!

By entering this contest you are not only giving yourself a chance to win a copy of RealFlight 8, you are supporting an RC sim on Steam and helping to get it in front of people that may be RC curious but have never had a chance to try. All that to say, you are helping promote the hobby and RealFlight!

Last edited by Matt Gunn; Mar 09, 2018 at 02:24 PM..
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Mar 09, 2018, 03:16 PM
An itch?. Scratch build.
eflightray's Avatar
Now this is "Steam", real steam ---

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Mar 09, 2018, 03:57 PM
Member, CRRC
Do we post the contest submissions here? Here's mine. Thanks!
Mar 09, 2018, 04:25 PM
Registered User

Steam/RF8 Contest is my screenshot, it wasn't specified in the article where to post it.
Mar 09, 2018, 04:26 PM
Registered User
Count me in!

Mar 09, 2018, 04:34 PM
Registered User
Great Sim!! I have earned my "wings" with this incredible software years ago!!! Greetings from Italy!
Mar 09, 2018, 04:36 PM
Registered User
Thanks for the opportunity!
Mar 09, 2018, 04:47 PM
Registered User
how do you take a screenshot
Mar 09, 2018, 04:49 PM
RC Nerd
After some help from a kind soul I got it
Last edited by Kricke; Mar 09, 2018 at 06:02 PM.
Mar 09, 2018, 04:50 PM
Registered User


learned on this sim.
Mar 09, 2018, 04:51 PM
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Any idea if the RF controller will work via the steam link with this? Would be great to be able to stream to my tv with this setup!
Mar 09, 2018, 04:57 PM
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Matt Gunn's Avatar
For you that have asked - yes, this thread is the correct place to post the screenshots. I'm very glad to finally see RealFlight on Steam!
Mar 09, 2018, 05:11 PM
Slow Flyer
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Steam RF8

Looking forward to it!
Mar 09, 2018, 05:17 PM
Registered User
Looks awesome!
Mar 09, 2018, 05:20 PM
Registered User
Count me in!

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