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Old 10-02-2014, 08:31 PM
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RealFlight 7.5 public beta is now available!

We are pleased to announce the release of RealFlight 7.5!

By downloading this public beta, you are getting early access to the new version. Please help us out and report any bugs you find. Unless something very serious is discovered, however, it will not be fixed for this particular version. It will go into our bug tracking system for triage and possibly be fixed in a future update.

Compatibility note: RealFlight 7.5 is not compatible with Windows XP. If you are using XP, do not attempt to download it. It will not run.

More complete release notes will be forthcoming. But to get you started, here are a lot of the big changes:

Wireless SLT Interface
RealFlight will now be available with a wireless interface supporting the SLT protocol!

Multirotor Support
We've dramatically improved support for multirotors! The new Multirotor Flight Controller electronics component makes a number of different configurations possible. It also provides advanced functionality like altitude hold, loiter, and return to home. Oh, and this makes it possible to add a stabilized 2-axis gimbal component, which is perfect for onboard cameras. We've set this up on some of the larger new models.

Improved Aircraft Editor
We overhauled the user interface and added/improved a bunch of functionality. The changes are too numerous to list. Here are some highlights:
  • The user interface is now highly configurable and much more flexible. Different sections can be resized or docked in completely different places or even left floating.
  • The 5 main areas of the editor are split into separate dockable panes: Vehicle, Physics, Electronics, Radio, and Visuals.
  • Undo/Redo is vastly improved. It works in more places and much more reliably.
  • Each component type has a unique icon.
  • You can drag & drop many components.
  • A "Fit to Visual" option attempts to size physics components to match the visuals. This is a great time-saving first step before fine tuning.
  • Better organization. Components are sorted by type and by name. Properties are grouped by type in collapsible sections. Advanced properties are always displayed. Menus are improved.
Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Fly a new quad in first-person view and take pictures of objects scattered around the airports.

Challenge Ghost Runs
A ghost run is a recording of your best run for a particular challenge level. When this feature is enabled and you play a level that already has a ghost run, that ghost plays back alongside your aircraft so you can compare your flight. (This feature becomes available after you have saved 10 ghost runs.)

Japanese Temple Airport
A scenic mountaintop setting.

New Aircraft
  • Great Planes Kunai
  • Top Flite Zero
  • Tricopter 900 (and Manual Modes variant)
  • Explorer 580
  • H4 Quadcopter 520
  • X8 Quadcopter 1260
  • Dead Cat Quadcopter 580 (Quadcopter Trials challenge reward)
  • Hexacopter 780 (and GPS Modes variant)
  • Octocopter 1000
  • Eldritch Copter (Scavenger Hunt challenge reward)
Quadcopter X
This model was introduced in version 7.00.035 as an unlockable reward for earning a medal in the Quadcopter Trial challenge. It is now freely available.

This version is not compatible with 7.00.036 for multiplayer.

Perform the following steps to obtain the update:
  1. Start the RealFlight 7 Launcher
  2. Click Additional Options, then Technical Support
  3. Click Enter Tech Support Code
  4. Enter the following code: B#f73q8355c95c (If successful, you will see a message saying "You are now registered to use the Public Beta site until the new version is posted to official download site.")
  5. Go back to the main Launcher menu and click Registration/Updates
  6. Make sure that in the bottom left corner it says Temporary Public Beta. If not, try reentering the code
  7. Click Update to Latest Version; alternatively, click Update to Specific Version, choose 7.50.011 from the list, and click OK.

The LauncherHelper will need to restart partway through this process. Answer "Yes" when it asks if you want to continue downloading the new version. When this process is finished, you will have the latest available version of RealFlight 7.
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