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tommytt1

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Who makes the best sim for Heli's nowadays, and do I need a CDR drive to use it ? Thanks in advance for any and all opinions.

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01-19-2017 02:46 AM
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Dan Minick

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Its hard to say, BEST, for anything in life. I am happy with Realflight, as happy as I can be flying on a screen. Personal opinion, others will disagree. Try them all and keep what works best for you

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01-19-2017 04:11 AM
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The Best SIM

Two transmitters and a trainer chord!

01-19-2017 04:12 AM
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heli4fun

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Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01-19-2017 05:10 AM
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mr dan

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Best bang for the buck and no dongle needed other than a usb cord is neXt rc sim.

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01-19-2017 05:34 AM
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tommytt1

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Two transmitters and a trainer chord!
I've been flying for years and am looking for a new sim. I have Reflex that doesn't work any more.

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01-19-2017 12:57 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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To properly answer that question, we would have to know more about your computer's age and capabilities.

The answer changes whether you have a hot gaming laptop or an old under-powered machine.

If I were you, I would pay careful attention to the software's hardware requirements and not go for minimal hardware. The more, the better means you will have a better experience. There are sims for all levels.

01-19-2017 03:16 PM
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tommytt1

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Good advice as I don't have a "hot gaming computer"

The Next does look very cool as does Realflight.

I think a trip to the Hobby Shop to try it is in order.

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01-19-2017 04:20 PM
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mr dan

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You can download neXt and try it for free for a time period before you purchase it.

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01-19-2017 04:32 PM
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Heli_Splatter

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You should skip the brand new Real Flight-X based on your comment. Real Flight 7.5 may run, but pay attention to hardware requirements.

There is Phoenix (which I also own), but prefer RF. I think that it is a good sim that needs less expensive hardware. That is just a personal preference... Phoenix is very good.

I know that there are other good sims out there, I just don't own them so cannot provide firsthand knowledge. Don't get caught up in the sim wars. Everyone has their own favorite.

Most good sims will require a graphics card and upgraded power-supply to run. Graphics cards can run from $50 to $800 and even higher. The power supply will be around $100 for 750watts.

I buy a lot of the Real Flight drone version with controller and then buy the RF7.5 software upgrade. This is the cheapest way to have both products. If I could only afford one... I would get the 7.5 version with the USB controller.

In the long run, using your radio on the computer only wears out the radio. After a while, it does not matter what controller you use. They pretty much all feel the same.

01-19-2017 04:40 PM
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tommytt1

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After checking my favorite laptop toughbook, it doesn't have the requirements to run Next. I'll have to do some more research on Phoenix and Realflight.

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01-19-2017 09:54 PM
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OLROY

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Back couple of years ago I liked Phoenix...the fact I could fly my 11X wireless was a big deal to me when I got lazy and flew in bed off the big flat screen on wall

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mr dan
You can download neXt and try it for free for a time period before you purchase it.
+1

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