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07-29-2012 03:50 PM  8 years ago
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I got T-Rex 450 Pro for Father's Day and haven't got up in the air yet. I feel its to much of a Heli for a beginner. So I just picked up a Blade 120 SR, it's more my speed. Now I'm thinking of buying a good Simulator I have a MacBook Pro (apple), does any of you guy's know of a good that will Simulator run on a Mac....Thanks for you help
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07-29-2012 06:58 PM  8 years ago
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Looks like Phoenix and RealFlite require winXP at minimum. Although Phoenix supports parallels workstation and VMware FusionTeam A Main Hobbies/ProTek R/C
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07-29-2012 07:17 PM  8 years ago
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I think RealFlight will work on the Mac, if you have Boot Camp.
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07-29-2012 07:31 PM  8 years ago
l4rg0

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I guess my point was: None of the major RC Sims run natively under MacOS.Team A Main Hobbies/ProTek R/C
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07-29-2012 07:34 PM  8 years ago
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Yes you will have to load bootcamp and partition about about 20 to 30gb and load windows 7 and will need at least 4gb of rams and a nice graphics card.
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08-20-2012 03:19 AM  8 years ago
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Enjoy your new fuselage dad! ANY LANDING YOU WALK AWAY FROM, IS A SAFE ONE
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08-20-2012 03:42 PM  8 years ago
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Or you canuse a virtualization sw like VMware or Parallels. That way you can have the host os, Mac Os in this case, hosting win xp or whatever win. My experience tells me that Parallels has smoother video video handling, but haven't tried the latest VMware version. Maybe they've caught up.
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Oops just saw l4rg0 posts.
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08-20-2012 05:19 PM  8 years ago
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Will you need to run anything but the sims? I have parallels and Win XP, and both Phoenix and Real Flight run fine. If that is all you want to do with Win, then just go the Bootcamp route, install Win and then install your sims. I only connect to the internet on the Win side on my specific work apps and to periodically update my sims, so I didn't choose to install any antivirus, and you can't believe how fast Win XP is on a Mac Pro with no AV.

I only surf the net through the Mac side. The ONLY drawback to Bootcamp is that you have to reboot to get the Mac OS to run, but it will speed up the Win OS to not have them running in parallel. For what it is worth you can completely remove the Mac OS and just install Windows. All the publications say the best PC you can get is a MacBook!
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08-28-2012 08:41 AM  8 years ago
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Your premise is in correct. Thousands of new RC heli pilots have become proficient in this hobby by learning on the top of the line bird(of the day)I am one of them. Sims are great and forums are great,a mcpx is great but a person can advance with a top of the line bird. You will just have to join the school of hard knocks and become proficient in rebuilds.

OK, you want a sim. I bought a Gateway Solo 9550 for $40. Get a Realflight G2 for $40 and you will have a computer sim that was the talk of its time and you will learn to hover and fly a heli.
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08-28-2012 12:51 PM  8 years ago
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If you're still looking for a sim that will run on Mac OS, check out "Heli-X". I have Phoenix at home but wanted a sim to take on vacation on my Macbook Pro. While Heli-X isn't as pretty as Phoenix, it is less expensive than buying Bootcamp, Win 7 and Phoenix.

The physics are decent and with a bit of tweaking the Raptor 50 model flies and behaves in very similar fashion to the same model in Phoenix.

I'm using Heli-X with a FMA usb adaptor and my DX6i.

Hope this helps!
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08-28-2012 03:30 PM  8 years ago
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My only critique of the last post is that you only need Windows unless you want to run both Windows and Mac OS concurrently. Bootcamp comes with the Mac OS (unless they have separated it out since I purchased my Macbook Pro). You don't need the Parallels or Fusion unless you want to run both OS at the same time.

It maybe is a little more pain to run separately, but I think it should be faster, since you don't use any of the computers resources for the Mac OS when you load Windows through bootcamp.
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08-28-2012 07:13 PM  8 years ago
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NEWS2ME:
To answer you question:
Yes.
There are simulators that run natively in Mac OS.

As you can see from all the off topic posts in your thread, it can be hard to get a straight answer.
Welcome to the board.

They are not mainstream simulators - there are more PC than Mac (I run Mac). What you see on these postings is a bunch of workarounds.

http://www.aerofly.com/
http://www.alphamacsoftware.com/

I don't run either of these, so I can't comment on the quality

Good luck.
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08-29-2012 01:17 AM  8 years ago
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to rcflyerheli's comment.

Bootcamp is not supplied with any new Mac product that I've encountered. My choice of Heli-X was based on the combined price of Bootcamp and Win 7 (or XP). Rather than have 3 moving parts I chose to go with one. Granted, it's not as vetted at Phoenix...but Heli-X is very useful.

If the sim software helps you to learn, it's useful.
If it helps you learn to fly...that is the goal.
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08-29-2012 03:08 AM  8 years ago
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A Mac can even run Windows.

Have a Windows application you need to use once in a while? No problem. Every new Mac lets you install and run Windows at native speeds, using a built-in utility called Boot Camp.

Setup is simple and safe for your Mac files. After you’ve completed the installation, you can boot up your Mac using either OS X or Windows. Or if you want to run Windows and Mac applications at the same time — without rebooting — you can install Windows using VMware or Parallels software.
I just went to the Apple website and looked at this issue. Bootcamp comes with the MAC OS and will allow you to boot to either Windows or the Mac OS. I know it was on my Macbook.
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09-01-2012 11:06 PM  8 years ago
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Aerofly is not the most amazing simulator for a veteran pilot but for a beginner it will be more than sufficient I am a Apple nut and don't prefer to run windows stuff on boot camp I would definitely try AeroflyDid you mean to do that? Yeah its called a crash landing its a new trick
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