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Old 10-04-2017, 02:44 PM
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Coming soon: RealFlight 8!

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of RealFlight 8!

RealFlight 8 is the successor to RF7.5 and adds some exciting new features, such as:
  • VR Capability - Strap on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive for a new, unprecedented level of immersion.
  • FPV Drone Racing Challenges - Feel the thrill of learning to pilot a high-performance FPV racer through various race courses in three new challenge tiers.
  • Race Drone Flight Controller - This new electronics component simulates the behavior of current race drones. It supports Acro and Horizon modes.
  • New Aircraft - Check out the complete list of new models in a separate post below!
  • New Airport - The FPV Racing Site contains gates for numerous different race courses as well as some other creative obstacles.
  • Integration of RealFlight Drone Features - See the list in a subsequent post below.
  • HID Controller Support - Hook up a USB joystick or game controller for a second, basic controller, or to try out the software on a budget.
  • Enhanced Heli Blade Sounds - Helis have more of the "whump" sound some users have been missing during hard collective maneuvers.
  • Custom Content Creation: FBX Import - Export models from any version of 3ds Max using the FBX file format and import them directly into RealFlight 8! Pioneered in RF-X, this advance eliminates the need for a KEX Exporter plugin to create custom 3D models.
For additional information, including system requirements, please visit realflight.com.

And because I know people are going to ask the natural follow-up question, I will say it here: we also have an RF-X update coming sometime after RF8's release.
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Old 10-04-2017, 02:52 PM
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New aircraft in RF8

Here are the new models in RF8 compared to 7.5. All of the models that were previously available in RealFlight Drone are included.

Airplanes
  • Great Planes Factor 30cc
  • Riley Model B
Helicopters
  • Synergy 766
Drones
  • Heli-Max FORM500
  • Heli-Max Voltage 500 3D
  • Hubsan X4 Pro
  • Hubsan X4 Pro (Prop Guards)
  • Rise RXS255
  • Scorpion Sky Strider 280 (5 Degree Arm Angle)
  • Scorpion Sky Strider 280 (10 Degree Arm Angle)
  • Tempest 250
  • Tempest 250 (Angled Camera)
  • Tempest 280
  • Tiny Terror 150
  • xCraft X PlusOne
  • Xiro Xplorer
  • Xiro Xplorer G
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:12 PM
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Integrated Drone Features

Here is a more detailed list of drone-related features brought over from the RealFlight Drone product.
  • New vehicles (see above), batteries, motors, and props
  • Flight Modes gadget - Displays the available flight modes, indicates which one is currently selected, and describes how each mode works.
  • A gimbal stabilized camera component with true 3-axis operation
  • Support for daytime lights on vehicles
  • Multirotor Flight Controller: Added Headless mode (including customizable mode name text)
  • Multirotor Flight Controller: Added Tail Sitter mode (for aircraft like the xCraft X PlusOne)
  • Multirotor Flight Controller: Added Disarmed mode
  • Multirotor Flight Controller: Customizable RTL flight speed and RTL/Land ascent/descent rate
  • A dedicated Drone vehicle type (the sim used to treat them as helis)
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