Although the software hides a plethora of configurable options within its menus, the Welcome Screen is indicative of the easy-to-use interface
provided by the software.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED SYSTEM
• Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
• Intel Pentium 1.0GHz or equivalent
• 512 MB RAM
• 10 GB hard drive space
• DVD drive
• 3D Accelerated video with:
- 32 MB Dedicated video memory
- Full DirectX 9 compliant (Shader Model 2.0 or better)
• Dual Core 2.4GHz CPU
• 2 GB RAM
• 3D Accelerated video with 512 MB dedicated video memory
• Broadband connection
• Computer microphone for voice chat
INTERLINK ELITE CONTROLLER
• USB port
System Requirements ...
became clear that RealFlight 7. 5 truly provides a model-flying
The selection of aircraft is broad, and each is accompanied
by a brief overview, sometimes even including a bit of history
and detailed specifications. For a newer pilot, the aircraft
information is interesting and educational.
Some aircraft have different color schemes that can be
chosen from the aircraft menu and nearly every component
of the aircraft can be tailored to the user’s liking, allowing
for experimentation of configurations. Modification options
on my Cessna 182 included a seemingly endless number of
choices such as propeller diameter and the turning radius of
the steerable nose wheel.
Users can share variations on included aircraft or even their
own custom designs on Knife Edge Software’s website. A
designated area, called Swap Pages, allows users to post their
designs for download. Instructions are provided for adding
user-contributed elements into the software. Expansion packs
with more aircraft and airports are also available for purchase.
A variety of airports are available providing flat land, slopes,
water, and nearly any environmental variable you can think
of, and users can even control the weather! The beautiful,
fictional settings are dotted with a few models of actual fields,
such as Carl Henson Field in Lane County, Oregon, and by
far-out fantasies such as an apocalyptic wasteland.
Pilots can edit the airports’ landscapes or can even create
their own airports using the included FlexiField airport editor,
managing each detail from the structures that appear on
the site to the placement of lights, windsocks, and even the
runway surface. When finished, users can save their airports
to revisit at any time and, as with aircraft, can export their
airports to share with other pilots.
R 2 Model Aviation JULY 2015 www.ModelAviation.com