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04-26-2011 12:29 AM  10 years ago
WJackson

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Being fair, those that have both, say rf and phoenix, and prefer one over the other, was equal time spent on both sims?

Btw , love Phoenix because I've owned it now for 6 years and haven't had to pay for an upgrade since! How many versions of rf in the past 6 years?
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04-26-2011 01:33 AM  10 years ago
pH7

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I don't have the documentation around, but I don't think Phoenix has been on the market for 6 years.
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04-26-2011 02:04 AM  10 years ago
WJackson

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So do some research and get back. Wouldn't want to think I've been dishonest in any way.

To save ya a bit of time my disc says 2005, and was version 1.something... Hope that helps.

In picking my brain more, since I registered here in May, 2006, I picked up the sim from Great Planes in November of 2005 (supposed early "cuz I needed it"Christmas present). So, just to be accurate, 5 and a half years.

For further disclosure to answer my own question with personal experience. 98 percent of my sim experience has been with Phoenix, the other 2% going to rf (either friends or hours at the hobby shop) I think they all teach you what you need to know, I like Phoenix, never have to buy anything else, multi player, voice chat, might as well be at the field hanging with your buddies, virtually!
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04-26-2011 04:27 AM  10 years ago
dkshema

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I don't think Phoenix has been on the market for 6 years.
If you take a look at the Phoenix Home page, you'll see that the copyright dates are stated as 2005 - 2010.

Phoenix HAS been around for quite awhile. It may not SEEM like it has, but that is because for several of those "early" years, the US distributor was none other than Great Planes who pretty much buried the SIM and made it essentially unavailable so that they could market their own brand -- Real Flight.

With Great Planes being the US distributor, and being unable to actually purchase it from Tower Hobbies (the GP retail arm), Phoenix was one of those SIMs that you heard about, but most of the advertising was through word of mouth. And you had to buy it direct from Run Time Games in the UK. I got my copy of V1.04i from them -- it sold for $179 plus $10 to get it here via FedEx in three days.

BUT -- when the contract with Great Planes ran out, Horizon Hobbies jumped right in and became the US distributor. At the same time THAT happened, they bundled it with the Spektrum DX5e transmitter so that you didn't have to own a transmitter to use it. And you now have the option of buying it bare (no TX), or with the DX5e. And if you buy it "bare", it's cheaper than the V1.04 version I got when I bought mine. But all updates, all flying sites, and all models are FREE, and now automatically are downloaded as they become available.

More SIM for less money. And the Physics is pretty darn good.
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04-26-2011 05:40 AM  10 years ago
dkshema

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A quick search of RR shows that Phoenix was being talked about late 2005 and copies began trickling into the states about June/July 2006.-----
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04-27-2011 02:23 PM  10 years ago
pH7

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Thanks for the correction. I bought Reflex XTR in 2004 and I thought Phoenix was a whole lot after that - guess not. I do remember all the controversy with how Great Planes took care of the competition.
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04-28-2011 06:51 AM  10 years ago
CalmAir

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Does anyone have experience with aeroflys new 5.5 sim??
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05-04-2011 02:42 PM  10 years ago
Dood

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I don't have the documentation around, but I don't think Phoenix has been on the market for 6 years.
It has. How do I know? because I've owned it just as long as WJackson.
I've got the original v.1 Install disc to prove it.

WJackson and I can proudly say we were some of the first adopters of Phoenix on the continent.
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05-04-2011 07:56 PM  10 years ago
Dood

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Here is a scan of my Phoenix disc. Note the 2005/ 2006 date at the bottom of the CD-ROM.

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05-05-2011 07:34 AM  10 years ago
Blax1

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More power to Phoenix, it simply rocks.................
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05-05-2011 02:26 PM  10 years ago
WJackson

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Doooooooood, why didn't I think of that!!!!! I'm scanning my disc when I get home! Keep forgetting I bought a combo scanner, blah, blah...OG Baby!!!!RIP Roman
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05-14-2011 03:33 AM  10 years ago
RM3

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[quote]Does anyone have experience with aeroflys new 5.5 sim??

I have the Areofly Platinum edition. Its Ok, but the sound and overall Helis provided in the sim are limited in this version.
AeroFly has little support. The physics are close but numb in some ways (like the sound during tic tocs does not sound right), it has in cockpit view, Full scale Helis, and a only a few top quality Helis (Logo 500, Raptor 90, Caliber 90) the rest are somewhat un exciting. You can modify the aircraft to some extent and the included sim TX is OK but not great. Phoenix and Real Flight give overall good flight physics and sound, graphics and excellent support. The forum alone gives you the idea that AeroFly is in the back burner...
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10-02-2011 02:39 PM  9 years ago
KingCobra Heli

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Pheonix sim
I haven't used my sim much because it isn't very comparable to the model. My brother convinced me to start using my DX-7 TX instead of the DX-5 that it came with.

What a difference! It is easier to dial it in to fly more like the real thing. I'll probly start using it more now.
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