If you have Windows 10 you may find that your CD/DVD/BluRay player doesn’t work. Download VLC Media Player.
Plug in the USB radio controller (important step later—you may have to switch which USB port you plug it into, I had to change mine to USB Port 2 with the little “+” battery logo next to it).
Open VLC Media Player and select to Open. You’ll get a menu that has a blank “file name” drop down menu. IGNORE that and look to the left side of that window. Right click on “DVD RW (Drive D)” and select “autorun or install software”.
Then you have to WAIT for over a minute, while staring at the file name open menu, as if you should be choosing something…but don’t. Just wait and all of a sudden RF9 will come up. Just follow the easy prompts and it will start loading.
After about a half-hour of loading it will ask you to put in Disc 2 and then click OK.
After about another half-half of loading if will say you can start.
Once you start RF9 you should click “update” and then update for another 5 minutes to get the latest and greatest versions.
Then you get to enter your warranty info and the long serial # off the DVD case.
At this point nothing worked, so I had to unplug the radio controller unit and plug it into USB Port 2 with the little “+” battery logo next to it. Then on the screen it said something like “installing device”.
I clicked “Start” to begin flying and there is a calibration that you have to do: you move all the sticks in all directions and flip all the switches, turn the “R” knob on the front and also turn the two weird little switch/knob thingies on the back of the radio (they’re were your index fingertips would be if you were holding the box normally).
Then I just picked a field and a plane and started flying!
It took about 2 hours to: install VLC media player so my disc drive would work, install both discs, install the online software upgrade. I CANNOT IMAGING adding actually doing the download of this software AND THEN ACTUALLY INSTALLING IT—it would be worth it to buy a cheap external DVD drive if your computer doesn’t have one (then load its driver or VLC Media Player to run it because Microsoft deleted DVD drive software from Windows, even on computers that came from the factory with a DVD player like mine did!).
My computer is a 2017/18 Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 Signature Edition with the DVD drive option; i7-6700T 2.86 Ghz; 16GB Ram, 64 bit x64 running Windows Home 10.
I am so glad I bought this software! I discovered that a lot of the cool ducted fan, WWII-style war fighter planes (Zero, Messerschmitt, Sabre, etc) that look all agile are sort of dogs compared to some of the others (turn left with some tail-flap and they start falling out of the sky, not very snappy response to anything, etc.). The crazy, intimidating 3D planes are super fun and easier!
There are around 160 different models to choose from (including helicopters and drones).
This totally changed what I think my next plane will be.
There are a lot of flip-switches on the radio. One of the ones on the left lets you quickly cycle through: SAFE and the AS3X modes or shut them off to allow lots of aerial acrobatics. I’ve found that I sort of hate SAFE mode, but on some planes AS3X can be nice at times.
There is a nice reset button right on the radio. There is also a jack/port on the back of the radio that I think you can tie in other radios to it-but I’m not sure. My real radios are all the cheaper RTF DM-2 type ones from ParkZone (I’m working my way up slowly).
So, two hours of loading and two hours of crashing about $10,000 worth of planes.
I can say this: when I’ve crashed real RC planes—it’s identical to how I crash the planes here. Instead of being out of a plane for weeks after a crash I can hit reset and try it again and LEARN. The flight physics seem VERY real to me (I can tell when I’m getting too loose and am going to lose control).
For less than two-hundred bucks this has paid for itself on the first evening. I’m getting better flying, I’m learning, I’ve found that the planes that I think look cool are something that would bore me to fly. TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! Even if you’re an expert flyer this is a great way to test-drive over a hundred different models to help choose what you want to buy next.
Also, I’m in metro Detroit so the weather is never good to fly, and my field is limited. Couple that with my TERRIBLE depth-perception and I think I like flying with RF9 better than the real-thing.
The question so many ask: “Should I buy this or a plane”. I’d actually say to buy this!
Mike From Detroit
|产品颜色||Rf9 Software Only - No Controller|
|商品尺寸||24.64 x 20.32 x 4.06 cm|
|型号 / 款式||RealFlight 9|