Steam beta available for 12-channel FlightAxis Link

There is now a beta available that enables 12-channel control through FlightAxis Link. It is in the "flightaxislinkbeta" branch. There are no other differences from the main branch.

Tridge and others have found exciting uses for higher channel-count applications, and this beta is in response to that. Implementation follows the same template as the existing 8 channels.

How to get it:
To join this beta:
  1. Right-click on RealFlight 8 in your Steam Library, then select Properties.
  2. In the Properties window, select the Betas tab, and click the pulldown list.
  3. Select "flightaxislinkbeta"
  4. Close the Properties dialog.

Wait for RealFlight 8 to update. If it doesn't do so immediately, you can force an update by completely restarting Steam. To do so, right click the Steam icon in your system tray and select Exit. Once everything closes, run Steam again, and the update should complete.


Fantastic, thanks Jeremy!
I've tested this with ArduPilot and it works well.
The PR for supporting this in ArduPilot is here:
I expect to merge this today.
I've also tested that sending 12 channels works with the older flightaxis that only allows for 8 channels. It just ignores the extra 4 channels.
Cheers, Tridge


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Yes is it possible to path DVD or Horizon Hobby Tower versions? Very exciting, I'm keen to try out the new channels!