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Old 06-06-2018, 07:26 AM
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Hi all

just loaded Phoenix 3 onto my PC, not used it for years but i can't find their website to update to a newer version like I did last time.
Is Phoenix still going or have they gone?

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:37 PM
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They are still around and strong with models and updates, here is the website: Phoenix model flight simulation :: Welcome
And here links to update your Phoenix sim software to V5.: Phoenix model flight simulation :: Downloads
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Thanks for your help but I've already tried those links. I can't update to later versions and manual downloads don't work.
It seems like they've shut down and no longer supporting the flight sim.
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Strange, i've just recently help my friend updated his Phoenix simulator 2 days ago through manual download the update file from Phoenix website. We also can download some new models inside the simulator online too without any issues. So both manual and online method works fine on our simulator. Try to check your firewall and etc on your computer.
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Originally Posted by vic1958 View Post
Thanks for your help but I've already tried those links. I can't update to later versions and manual downloads don't work.
It seems like they've shut down and no longer supporting the flight sim.
So reading deeper than what is written, then is not a Phoenix Problem but a problem with your specific computer / installation of the software, correct?

Are you sure you downloaded the correct updates in the correct order? I can't remember the entire procedure right now, but just like you, I have V3 and I remember having to manually download a few of updates, install them correctly, before the software would work again.

I found two places where you could get some information.
hope this helps
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https://rc.runryder.com/f21p1/?subsection=5
http://everythingcpo.com/cpo/update-phoenix-rc-simulator-version-5/
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Interesting that Phoenix has been discontinued by their only distributor - Horizon.
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Originally Posted by tedsander View Post
Interesting that Phoenix has been discontinued by their only distributor - Horizon.
That’s a shame but coupled with the shrinking of the helicopter hobby it does not come as a huge surprise.

Also I have always been puzzled by their business model. Nice as it is that a customer never has to buy an upgrade, I have always thought it was cutting the potential market.

There are only so many RC helicopter modellers out there, and that has decreased significantly over the last few years. Only a proportion of those will buy a simulator. And once they have bought the simulator, the generous business model means that they can stay updated and never pay Phoenix another penny.

It just seems that the potential income would be reducing all the time until the point that it isn’t enough to sustain the business.

Surprised it survived this long to be honest.

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Originally Posted by nheather View Post


Thatís a shame but coupled with the shrinking of the helicopter hobby it does not come as a huge surprise.

Also I have always been puzzled by their business model. Nice as it is that a customer never has to buy an upgrade, I have always thought it was cutting the potential market.

There are only so many RC helicopter modellers out there, and that has decreased significantly over the last few years. Only a proportion of those will buy a simulator. And once they have bought the simulator, the generous business model means that they can stay updated and never pay Phoenix another penny.

It just seems that the potential income would be reducing all the time until the point that it isnít enough to sustain the business.

Surprised it survived this long to be honest.

Cheers,

Nigel
Absolutely agree with your observations. I wish they would continue to build on what they had. It was an excellent piece of simulator software and these days you really don't need much of a distribution chain. Software can be sold as downloads. Personally I would be more than willing to pay for major upgrades and for a new version if the developers released one. I understand they actually had a beta of version 6 that was floating around for awhile.

Either way it would be nice to know what happened to the code base. It is still a very viable and current sim with lots of folks still making models for it.

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Old 12-08-2018, 07:23 AM
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I would appear that the Phoenix website has been completely shutdown. Every page on it says this:
The Phoenix Simulator is now discontinuedThe Phoenix Simulator is no longer under active development, and has been discontinued Worldwide.
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