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Old 09-04-2009, 01:07 PM
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I honestly see this as a horrible idea. All you are going to end up with is people trying to get a cheap sim, and when they find out they don't have everything that G4 has, they are going to feel betrayed and go somewhere else for their next sim and return Basic.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:50 PM
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IMHO, we need not to compare Basic to G4.X

it is just like buying a plane, do you want the .50 Funtana (RFB), the 1.25 Funtana (RFG4.X) and the .50 Show Time (FS 1)... the .50 Funtana can't do all that the 1.25 can, but costs half the price, but both the .50's are similar to eash other, and are about the same price

we need to compare it with similar software, such as FS 1

i think that the compare chart in the Tower site should compare RFB to FS 1

if you want a Funtana, and read all of the great things about the baseline version (RFG4.X / .90 Funtana) and then decide to buy the .50 Funtana, you will be a little dissapionted about flight charicteristics
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:41 AM
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we need to compare it with similar software, such as FS 1

i think that the compare chart in the Tower site should compare RFB to FS 1

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I don't think they would want to do that.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:46 AM
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true... i forgot that tower does make the FS 1 simulation
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:23 PM
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Basic sounds like a good idea on the surface. But, personally, for what you get I think it's a little over priced. Me? I'll spend twice the money and get four times the program.

Does Basic use the same physics programming as G4.X? If so, I thought that was one of the major changes that required the additional computing power over G3.X. I'm a very basic computer user but I have to wonder, how can Basic have the same physics as G4.X and a reduction in computing power to run it?
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:34 PM
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There are lots of things that slow a computer down.

Basic does have the same physics as G4.5.

What the difference is, Basic has photo fields not 3D field.

This sim is for the new person getting into the hobby who does not want to spend the money on a higher end sim.

What we have done is allow people to make a choice.

This helps a broader range of people in the market.

It's also a complete package with a controller. This allows the new person to be flying right away from a package deal.

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Old 09-07-2009, 01:29 PM
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I'm a very basic computer user but I have to wonder, how can Basic have the same physics as G4.X and a reduction in computing power to run it?
As stated, by eliminating 3D airfields and the huge 3D terrain database.

Getting rid of tree rendering alone lowers the machine requirements.

Of course other sim's MAXIMUM settings & configuration are about the level of Realflight Basic...
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:25 PM
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I wouldn't sweat it, Chris. RFB is a great addition to the RF lineup. It allows people who don't want to pay for the bells and whistles of the full version to have a low cost alternative.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:27 PM
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I wouldn't sweat it, Chris. RFB is a great addition to the RF lineup. It allows people who don't want to pay for the bells and whistles of the full version to have a low cost alternative.

Great addition at the wrong cost. Make it $50, and drop G4.5 to $150. You will move so much product you will be able to buy another Russian stunt plane, jbourke.
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:32 PM
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It's already been marketed and is being sold, get over it.

Price seems perfect to me......
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:59 PM
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Great addition at the wrong cost. Make it $50, and drop G4.5 to $150. You will move so much product you will be able to buy another Russian stunt plane, jbourke.
What data are you basing your pricing on? Customers will always say that producers will "move more product" if they'd lower the price. I'm pretty sure companies know what they need to sell their products and services for in order to make a profit and stay in business. I don't think consumers have the necessary facts to set pricing points.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:18 PM
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That is true but it's not going to stop people from being cheap.

(Costs to much, give us a better deal, etc.)
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:46 PM
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Then the company will have to lower it's price, if enough potential customers felt that way. RF has always sold for $200, since G2. Occassionaly you'll find it on sale, but that price seems to work well for KE/GP. If you owned a company, you'd sell your product or service at the price that generates the most profit. There's not a viable company in the world that doesn't do that.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:15 PM
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obviously KE knows what they are doing, and what works for them, they have been doing it for a few years

or you could be like movie theatres and make 800% of what it costs and sell a whole lot
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:02 PM
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Just bought the program, was very suprised that there is no manual either
paper or on the disk. There is a sheet of paper that has load instructions
in 6 different lanquages, and a nicely printed sheet that has Install, Menu/Quick
Select, Reset Button, Wind Settings {Have to look at the wind sock to see what the wind is doing.}, and how to hand launch using the reset button. That's it for
Instuctions, there aren't any more that I can find.
How can you say 'RealFlight Basic offers entry-level training that is fun, realistic,& user friendy.' or 'RealFlight Basic is the perfect no-frills system to get you going.' when there's no directions on how to use the controller or the program. Trying to figure out how to use hardware and software without insstructions is not 'fun' or 'user friedly'.
The software department did an excellent job on the working program ,
but the document department really messed up.
This is probly a good buy for an intermediate RC pilot but not a newbie to RC. I am a licensed pilot so I have some background to draw from, but a real newbie to flying RC planes would probly find a different hobby.
Right top togggle switch is for gear, top left limits control surface movment.
Still haven't figured out how to fly helicopters.

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