aerofly RC 7 - R/C flight simulator

Developer: IPACS

Current Version: 7.4.7

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 6.6 GB - Download

Description:

*** Please Check System Requirements Prior to Purchasing ***
*** It is strongly recommended to use this software with a dedicated joystick or R/C controller with a least 4 independent axes ***


DESCRIPTION

Learn to fly radio controlled (R/C) models with aerofly RC 7. When it comes to learning and improving R/C flying skills, aerofly RC 7 is the number one choice for R/C pilots. Our state of the art physics simulation gives you a stunning level of realism. Together with our superb model details and awesome scenery quality you will feel as if standing on a real flying field.
You may choose from a wide variety of models, like aerobatic airplanes, helicopters, jets, gliders, scale models and quadrocopters.
After practicing on aerofly RC 7, you’ll fly confidently and instinctively at the field.
Many features and game-like competitions will test your piloting abilities that put real fun into your virtual flying!


THREE EDITIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

aerofly RC 7 is available in three different editions. When you buy this App you will have aerofly RC 7 Standard Edition with a choice of 30 different models and 5 different sceneries. This edition is a good starting into radio controlled flying. However you may upgrade your edition at any time by purchasing an upgrade to the Professional or Ultimate edition using In-App purchases. The Ultimate edition features more than 200 models and over 50 sceneries!


FEATURES

• Choose from over 30 models and 5 sceneries (Standard Edition)
• Awesome sceneries with full Retina Display support
• Highly detailed aircraft with state of the art physics simulation
• Stunning dynamics simulation for a realistic flight feeling
• Set wind and time of day for challenging training conditions
• Different model types: Quadrocopters, electric and gas powered airplanes, helicopters, gliders, jets, and scale models
• Fly with friends all over the world in Multiplayer Mode.
• Suitable for many R/C transmitters and joysticks
• In-App purchases available: Upgrade aerofly RC 7 to the Professional Edition ( 170 models / 40 sceneries ) or Ultimate Edition ( 200 models / 50 sceneries ) both including additional features like freely scalable models, aircraft editor, helicopter hover trainer and torque-trainer.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Flying the R/C models:
All models can be flown using the mouse and keyboard only. For the best experience, we strongly recommend to use a joystick or dedicated R/C controller with 4 axes.

IMPORTANT, the following graphic cards are NOT supported:
The Intel integrated graphic cards GMA 950 and GMA X3100

Supported graphic cards:
• NVIDIA GeForce 9600, 320M, 330M or faster with 512 MB or more
• ATI Radeon HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750 or faster with 512 MB or more
• Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or Intel Iris Pro or faster

NOTICE:
Some of the complex 4D sceneries require a fast graphic card for optimal performance.

NOTICE:
The download size is very large and will take several hours to complete!

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Release Notes:

• Reliability improvements regarding In-App purchases
• Bug fixes regarding controller settings, like Dual Rate, Expo and Rate
• Improved placement logic of gliders and towing positions
• Improved performance when loading new models and sceneries

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 7.4.7
Review by KenT237

Having Fun with Aerofly Flight Simulator Version 7.4.7 for Mac - Purchased Aerofly Flight Simulator Version 7.4.7 (by Ikarus) through Apple Store for $40 and downloaded into my Mac Book Pro laptop as an APP with no problem. I’m using laptop for portability and let my kids have fun. As for the Controller, used borrowed USB corded controller by Great Plains Real Flight Interlink Elite (made by Futaba). Upon plugging in the USB cord into my MacBook Pro, it recognized this controller. Went through the easy calibration process of controller by following the on screeen menu and I was up and running. On right bottom of screen kept on getting message FPS (frames per second) too low with numbers in the 20’s. Since I have Mac Book Pro with Retina Display,2.8 GHz i7, 16GB RAM, Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB, I thought I should use the highest Graphics Quality Setting avaialble on the Aerofly Setting Menu. After trial, I am using Medium Overall graphics quality setting which gives the recommended 30 FPS or higher resolution. I tried it at Low Overall Graphics Quality setting and it gave about 40 FPS or higher and the resolution is still vividly clear! Since all of my laptop, Desktop are all Apple/Mac system and Aerofly is the only true Flight Simulator that works directly with Mac systems without having to purchase additional Parallels/Boot Camp and partition drive, Windows Anti-virus and Windows Operating systems if I were to use Phoenix or Greast Plains-Real Flight, I can’t believe why it is not advertised well. I have to return the borrowed USB Controller to my friend, and I intend to Upgrade to Aerofly Professional or Ultimate soon, so now I must determine what is the best way: 1) Ikarus USA or Amazon, etc has their Ikarus USB plugged controller box for $65. (The USB box does not use batteries as it is powered by USB cord). The reviews on after market USB plugged controller box for about $20 are iffy. 2) Use my Spectrum Transmitters DX5e or DX6 with Ikarus USB Plug Adapter for $45 3) Use my Spectrum transmitter with Ikarus other adapters to allow Wireless/No cord. (See You Tube illustrations). Aerofly has taken off the edge and given me confidence in R/C flying and now off to the field. Have fun flying! Ken T PS: In the past, I did R/C Soling 1 Meter Sailboat which is 2 channels on a 2-dimensional space; now R/C planes are 3 channels or more on a 3-Dimensional space and it is more fun and challenging. My club flies practically all year by putting on skiis during snow, putting on pontoons over water, and wheels over land.

Found helpful by 15 out of 15 people
1/5
Version 7.0.7
Review by teckn0

Buyer Beware! - I wrote Ikarus to find out if a specific scenery was available with the Professional version. Instead of answering my question they told me to wait until the following week when their website would be updated to list the models and sceneries for each version. I patiently waited for the website update and the 4d scenery I wanted was listed under Professional. I bought the Pro version via an In-App purchase and the scenery in question was not enabled. I wrote them again, at which time I was told I’d have to upgrade to Ultimate. I replied sending along an attached screenshot of the listing showing the scenery listed under professional. They are now ignoring me. I won’t give Ikarus another penny.

Found helpful by 27 out of 35 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 7.4.7
Review by Dr. Rickster

Can’t use my transmitter - I plugged my Reflex RC USB connector into the iMac, and it doesn’t register. I tried to get the program to recognize my Futaba controller, but it doesn’t find it. This makes the simulator completely useless to me for RC helicopter training. Need a fix or a refund.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
3/5
Version 7.4.7
Review by Pilot_MM

So glad to have an RC sim on a Mac but... - So this is a great sim but its a little missleading. First its 6.6 GB’s because you get to download all of the content but don’t not all of its unlocked. So make sure you have time to download it and a fast connection. The problem is that with the $39.99 Version you get a limited number of scenaries and aircraft. The worst part is that you pay 40 bucks and you are not allowed to use the advanced aircraft editor. Another problem is all of the models that you get are mostly gassers and larger scale and fly like larger scale models. If you fly electrics you know they fly fast and are agile. So you have to turn up the simulation rate to get them to fly like the electrics you might be use to. The other problem is all of the airplanes are nose heavy. I have yet to find one that doesnt require trim to get it to fly level. Apparently if you upgrade to the pro version (additional $40) you can actually edit the weight, power, and CG of the models. I would love this feature and not have all the other models but to me I am not sure if its worth the additional cost. I gave it 3 stars because I am very happy to have a native Mac RC simulator but wish you got a little more for the cost. I would give it 5 stars if you could have all of the features that come with the 6.6GB worth of download and had to pay extra for additional aircraft or sceneries. If you pay the full price I am not sure the value is worth 5 stars because its such a costly program.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 7.4.7
Review by KenT237

Having Fun with Aerofly Flight Simulator Version 7.4.7 for Mac - Purchased Aerofly Flight Simulator Version 7.4.7 (by Ikarus) through Apple Store for $40 and downloaded into my Mac Book Pro laptop as an APP with no problem. I’m using laptop for portability and let my kids have fun. As for the Controller, used borrowed USB corded controller by Great Plains Real Flight Interlink Elite (made by Futaba). Upon plugging in the USB cord into my MacBook Pro, it recognized this controller. Went through the easy calibration process of controller by following the on screeen menu and I was up and running. On right bottom of screen kept on getting message FPS (frames per second) too low with numbers in the 20’s. Since I have Mac Book Pro with Retina Display,2.8 GHz i7, 16GB RAM, Graphics: Intel Iris 1536 MB, I thought I should use the highest Graphics Quality Setting avaialble on the Aerofly Setting Menu. After trial, I am using Medium Overall graphics quality setting which gives the recommended 30 FPS or higher resolution. I tried it at Low Overall Graphics Quality setting and it gave about 40 FPS or higher and the resolution is still vividly clear! Since all of my laptop, Desktop are all Apple/Mac system and Aerofly is the only true Flight Simulator that works directly with Mac systems without having to purchase additional Parallels/Boot Camp and partition drive, Windows Anti-virus and Windows Operating systems if I were to use Phoenix or Greast Plains-Real Flight, I can’t believe why it is not advertised well. I have to return the borrowed USB Controller to my friend, and I intend to Upgrade to Aerofly Professional or Ultimate soon, so now I must determine what is the best way: 1) Ikarus USA or Amazon, etc has their Ikarus USB plugged controller box for $65. (The USB box does not use batteries as it is powered by USB cord). The reviews on after market USB plugged controller box for about $20 are iffy. 2) Use my Spectrum Transmitters DX5e or DX6 with Ikarus USB Plug Adapter for $45 3) Use my Spectrum transmitter with Ikarus other adapters to allow Wireless/No cord. (See You Tube illustrations). Aerofly has taken off the edge and given me confidence in R/C flying and now off to the field. Have fun flying! Ken T PS: In the past, I did R/C Soling 1 Meter Sailboat which is 2 channels on a 2-dimensional space; now R/C planes are 3 channels or more on a 3-Dimensional space and it is more fun and challenging. My club flies practically all year by putting on skiis during snow, putting on pontoons over water, and wheels over land.

Found helpful by 15 out of 15 people
5/5
Version 7.4.7
Review by AppleII+

Really Good - I used Reflex XTR before but that was only for Windows and got tired bootcamping to Windows all the time. AeroFLy RC 7 works flawless on my 15" MacBook Pro so far which has the dedicated GPU. Never tried on a lesser configuration. Physics simulation feels allright, sound effects are good too although the crash sound is a bit too dramatic :-) I have crashed real models many times, it does not sound like a passanger jet just crashed on your roof :-) It would be great if you could by individual planes or packages like F3A, F3C, Park Flyers etc - Instead of the only two upgrade options... Also a training mode would be awesome where it teaches to different acrobatic maneuvers or even landing and basic maneuvers for beginners.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
3/5
Version 7.4.7
Review by grandpa halfdime

Super fun, but - The one thing it needs is cockpit view because without it landing is a real crap shoot! I have dropped one star for no cockpit view. I have ordered the adapter to use our RC Flight Controller, at which time I’ll most likely up this just a little, but for now I must complain that neither of our controllers are reasonably responsive. We have the Saitek x52 pro flight system and it works well but isn’t representative of what we will use to fly an RC airplane. We also used PS-3 controllers, but they are quite squirrelly at best. So, I have dropped on star for the controllers, which I’ll revisit when I get the adapter for our Spektrum DX6 Transmitter and we work with it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people
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