Flying newer planes in older versions

DocJones

New member
I have RF G5.5. Is it possible for me to download an airplane in the newer versions (say RF 8-9.5) like the Apprentice, Turbo Timber, or the Aeroscout into my program? Are they in the swap pages...haven't swam through all the G5.5 swaps looking for those aircraft. Thanks.
 

marcushh777

Banned
I have RF G5.5. Is it possible for me to download an airplane in the newer versions (say RF 8-9.5) like the Apprentice, Turbo Timber, or the Aeroscout into my program?
I recommend obtaining the newer version RealFlight9. You'll get most of the latest planes from E-Flite and Hangar 9; all built-in.

PS edit: get the edition with the InterlinkDX usb controller.

marcus
 

DocJones

New member
Thanks...I'm returning to the hobby after about 15-20 yrs (recently retired and have ALOT of time on my hands now). Used to fly old, BIG Gassers (I had a 14' WS (each wing panel was 6' in the bag!), high wing that flew lazy and sporty. A tank of gas...I could fly HALF A DAY!! Donated her to my local club for a cancer drive a ways back and got rid of my old spectrum radio (an AR-900, I think?), and gave just about all my stuff away. My new club is almost 85% electric (as it seems most of the hobby is) and I don't want to go back to fuel (gas or glow) but I'm not sure these new type ac are going to "feel" the same to me. I know "simulators" are just that...and I don't want to rely too much on it...but I still have most of my instincts and "reflexes" and I think I'll be OK. A member and an IP in my club is going to let me get some stick-time with him and fly the club's Apprentice. He also has the Turbo Timber, which he is suggesting might be a good ac for me to transition into. The field is grass and he seems to think the tail dragging, Big AC, STOL like characteristics might be better for me than the tri-pacer Apprentice...but I plan to fly both just to get back into it. Was just looking to fly one of those (Timber, Apprentice, or Aeroscout) in my Sim (G5.5) to "experience" it a little more. Don't really want to purchase RF 9.5, because I think I'm getting enough of what I should be out of my Sim. I have planes like the PT-40, Big Stick, Cub Kadet (the plane I actually learned on), and also been flying the "Electristar", Sig Seniorita EP, and the Nexstar EP (without the AFS...that thing gives me the "creeps" and feels like I can't make the correction I really want too...I usu DON'T over-correct...so it actually "hinders" my natural ability...I think). Oh well, sorry for rambling...so many ideas out there and "advice of what I should do"...Ha!...RC clubs really haven't changed that much in that regard! Been looking at the Aeroscout too...just because I think it would be very easy for me and I could prob fly it pretty simply, and also pass it down to my grandson when I move on/up (plan to get the RTF version and the DXe radio it comes with and pass it on to him, and order a NX8 Tx for me to fly whatever BNF I end up getting). Club already has an Apprentice...so I'm really just going to see what happens with my stick time on that (was supposed to fly today, but it was too windy). Thanks for any inputs...I'm a good listener. Doc Jones
 

marcushh777

Banned
Been looking at the Aeroscout too...just because I think it would be very easy for me and I could prob fly it pretty simply, and also pass it down to my grandson when I move on/up (plan to get the RTF version and the DXe radio it comes with and pass it on to him, and order a NX8 Tx for me to fly whatever BNF I end up getting). Club already has an Apprentice...so I'm really just going to see what happens with my stick time on that (was supposed to fly today, but it was too windy). Thanks for any inputs...I'm a good listener. Doc Jones
My dad has the Aeroscout, and I have the Apprentice. They are both really good trainers. Your grandson will be able to fly either one of them easily; a really good way to get started.

I have the Timbers (love those planes) and the Carbon Cub SS 2.1m. Any of the Timbers can be first planes, and the Cub can easily be a second plane. I use the DX8G2, and am currently waiting on the NX10.

Best of luck.

marcus
 

TomC

Banned
I have RF G5.5. Is it possible for me to download an airplane in the newer versions (say RF 8-9.5) like the Apprentice, Turbo Timber, or the Aeroscout into my program? Are they in the swap pages...haven't swam through all the G5.5 swaps looking for those aircraft. Thanks.
Actually, RF5.5 is still a very good RC sim and I think its heli physics are at least as good as RF9.5. So, if I were you I'd just stick with that for now. You really are just re-training your thumbs with any rc sim anyway imho. I actually still have 5.5 installed on a +12 year old laptop and it still works great.

If you go to the swap pages and select 5.5 you will see a heap of aircraft. I'm sure you'll find something you like. Although, 5.5 already has a lot of good trainer type aircraft and most of them you can edit to scale them up a bit so that they are easier to see. For example;


Good luck getting back into all this mate, cheers.
 

DocJones

New member
My dad has the Aeroscout, and I have the Apprentice. They are both really good trainers. Your grandson will be able to fly either one of them easily; a really good way to get started.

I have the Timbers (love those planes) and the Carbon Cub SS 2.1m. Any of the Timbers can be first planes, and the Cub can easily be a second plane. I use the DX8G2, and am currently waiting on the NX10.

Best of luck.

marcus
Marcus...thank you. I feel good about getting back into the hobby!
 

DocJones

New member
Actually, RF5.5 is still a very good RC sim and I think its heli physics are at least as good as RF9.5. So, if I were you I'd just stick with that for now. You really are just re-training your thumbs with any rc sim anyway imho. I actually still have 5.5 installed on a +12 year old laptop and it still works great.

If you go to the swap pages and select 5.5 you will see a heap of aircraft. I'm sure you'll find something you like. Although, 5.5 already has a lot of good trainer type aircraft and most of them you can edit to scale them up a bit so that they are easier to see. For example;


Good luck getting back into all this mate, cheers.
Thanks for your comments, Tom. Cheers!
 
Part of your question remains unanswered. No, it is not possible to install a version 9.5 aircraft in version 5. There was a big change in the number of triangles allowed. So, in general, you should stick to the version 5 aircraft on the swap pages.
 

TomC

Banned
Part of your question remains unanswered. No, it is not possible to install a version 9.5 aircraft in version 5. There was a big change in the number of triangles allowed. So, in general, you should stick to the version 5 aircraft on the swap pages.
Good points mate, thanks!
 

DocJones

New member
Good points mate, thanks!
Good points mate, thanks!
Twelve O'clock high...thanks! (BTW...that was one of my FAVORITE series, with the great, late, Robert Lansing and the crew..."Well Whiley....(as he was blowing out smoke form 4 cigarettes in the cockpit while he was flying his B-17))"!!!! One other question I bet you know. If I do decide to upgrade and get the version 9.5 (software only), can I still use the Futaba Interlink Elite transmitter I use with G5.5...or do I have to get the new Spektrum one that comes with 9.5?? I just want to be able to fly some of the new aircraft (Apprentice, Turbo Timber 1.5, etc) and dont care if I dont have some of the new "bells and whistles" that the Spectrum transmitter may provide.
 

DocJones

New member
If I do decide to upgrade and get the version 9.5 (software only), can I still use the Futaba Interlink Elite transmitter I use with G5.5...or do I have to get the new Spektrum one that comes with 9.5?? I just want to be able to fly some of the new aircraft (Apprentice, Turbo Timber 1.5, etc) and don't care if I don't have some of the new "bells and whistles" that the Spectrum transmitter may provide.
 

DocJones

New member
Thank you BrokeDad. Is there a "list" anywhere that has what planes come with what versions? The only reason I'm upgrading is to fly some newer E-flite electric planes in the sim that I don't have access to in G5.5.
Mainly I want to fly: Aeroscout 1.1, T-28 Trojan 1.1, Turbo Timber 1.5, and Piper Cherokee 1.3. Are all these in 9.5, or should I get 9.0??
 
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