RealFlight 7 offers more than 40 flying sites including PhotoField Sites, 3-D sites, and high-definition sites such as the Castle HD site selected here.
More than 140 aircraft come with RealFlight 7. Here,
the author is trying his hand at a Tutor 600.
gaming to prevent any accidental spills
The second new addition to RealFlight
7’s software is the Tactic Transmitter-Ready (Tx-R) Edition. For $10 more
than the InterLink Elite Edition, users
can receive an actual Tactic TTX600
six-channel RC transmitter. The full-functioning transmitter can be used for
the simulator and on the flying field
to fly any Tx-R or Tactic SLT receiver-equipped aircraft! This is the best option
for beginner pilots who want to master
their flying skills and take the same
controller out to the flying field.
My version of RealFlight 7 included
the eight-channel InterLink Elite controller. As a result, the
packaging is slightly bulky, approximately 10 x 5 inches, to
make room for the transmitter. The box, however, is still small
enough to tuck away in a desk drawer or nicely on a bookshelf
for storage. In addition to the transmitter, the kit includes an
installation guide, an installation DVD, two interface adapter
cords, and the opportunity to redeem $250 in coupons for
The InterLink Elite controller works well and offers enough
switches and features for most gaming conditions. In addition,
I like the placement of the reset button and menu navigation
on the transmitter. Plus, I don’t have to worry about accidental
damage to a higher-end transmitter.
The sidebar highlights all of the system requirements for
RealFlight 7, but in general, the more powerful the computer,
the better. RealFlight allows you to modify the graphics to
accommodate the computer’s capabilities. If a user has an
older computer with only a 1.0 GHz Intel processor and 512
MB of RAM, the computer should still be able to chug along.
The simplest option to adjust graphics is to select Simulation
in the tool bar and then Graphics. From there pilots can
easily adjust general graphic settings. If a user wants to make
more detailed graphic adjustments, select in the tool bar
Simulation>Settings >Graphics>Quality. Players then have the
option to adjust foliage density, shadow quality, terrain detail,
I am running an Intel i7 with a 2. 8 GHz processor, 8 GB
RAM, and a dedicated graphics card including 1GB of memory.
For those who don’t speak computer geek, that means I was
able to set most of my graphics to the highest quality. I didn’t
experience any lag or hiccups when using the maximum
RealFlight 7 is compatible with Windows operating systems
running XP or better. Mac users may have luck running
RealFlight 7 in Boot Camp. Because the software and technical
support are set up for a PC/Windows environment, there are
no promises that Boot Camp will flawlessly work, although
some pilots have indicated that it does.
The process of
inserting the disc
in my computer,
GB of data will
be installed on
hard drive, which
pulled from the
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