With the growing popularity of quad-rotor aircraft, Real Flight has come out with an all new version of their popular Real Flight simulation software that is geared specifically towards flying quad-rotors and learning how to take the best possible aerial photos out there! So set back and lets dive right in to their latest offering, Real Flite Drone!
Real Flight simulators have quickly become the benchmark in what we have all grown to expect in top notch R/C flight sims. The attention to all the details that they put into each and every version is second to none. I am quite interested to see where this one can go with future updates! They can only make it better and its pretty darn good to start!
|Minimum Recommended System: (note: Some graphical features may be disabled. Aerodynamic calculations will remain high quality.)
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Intel Pentium 1.0GHz or equivalant
512 MB RAM
3D Accelerated Video with: 32 MB Dedicated Video Memory, Full DirectX 9 compliance (Shader model 2.0 or better)
Optimal System: For best graphical performance.
InterLink Elite Controller:
Compatible FM or FM-selectable transmitter (if using interface mode)
Note: The connectors on the Interlink Elite cord and included adaptors make the Interlink Elite compatible with the trainer jacks on most Futaba and all JR, Spektrum, and Twer Hobbies systems.
Real Flight Drone arrived in a nicely done box with a flip out panel that shows all of the stock included quad-rotors you will find on the simulation. There are a few quads that you can unlock by performing challenges with in the sim, which is a nice added feature.
Included in the the box was a copy of Real Flight Drone with activation key, InterLink Elite Controller, and the cables needed to connect to you own transmitter if your choose to use the built-in interface function. This is nice if you just want to use your own transmitter so that you get used to the switch placement you may use flying your real quad-rotors after some practice. The cables included are compatible with most Futaba, and all Spektrum, JR, and Tower Hobbies controllers.
The InterLink Elite Controller looks and feels just like a real R/C transmitter in all respects. It has 8 channels and the switches are all fully programable within the software for those that prefer a custom set up. The 8 channel set up allows easy access to all of the RealFlight Drone’s features including camera gimbal controls and flight functions. It even includes digital trims! One of the more useful functions of the InterLink Elite Controller is the “QuickSelect” panel on the face. This allows operation of all software functions through the controller with out the need to find the corresponding keys or buttons on your mouse! And lets not forget the most important button…. the RESET BUTTON! This wonderful button lets you instantly reset your drone to its home position despite any mishaps you will have encountered in the simulation environment. This is much much cheaper then mishaps with the real things!
I found Real Flight Drone to be a fantastic simulation for anyone wanting to get into flying multi-rotors for the purpose of photography, FPV, racing or just for fun. The realism we have come to expect from the Real Flight team has not been cut short! Its easy to install and the attention to detail is second to none! The included InterLink Elite Controller is of the same high quality you would expect to see in a real R/C transmitter and with the interface it is easily coupled with your own controller. For anyone new to drones as well as the seasoned drone flyer Real Flight Drone simply can not be beat. I highly recommend grabbing your copy today! And watch out for those pesky zombies!