We are pleased to announce that RealFlight version 9.00.022 is now available as a free public release for all versions of the software (DVD, Tower Hobbies Digital, and Steam)!
Highlights include a brand-new Osprey model and a big multiplayer change! (See this post for more details.) We also added new aircraft variants set up with more pro-level functionality to take advantage of the broad InterLink DX feature set. Fly them, enjoy them, and study them so you can create your own!
New vehicle: E-flite V-22 Osprey VTOL
Multiplayer is now merged with sessions and players from RealFlight 7 and RealFlight 8
Added 11 new "InterLink DX" aircraft variants configured for separate rates. Aileron, elevator, and rudder rates are each controlled by a separate switch. (Any controller with enough input channels can utilize this; in practice that mostly means the InterLink DX.)
One of the new "InterLink DX" aircraft variants is also configured for triple rates. Each rate switch (aileron, elevator, & rudder) has low, medium, and high rate values.
Increased the number of vehicle receiver channels from 12 to 15. This allows all 15 InterLink DX channels to be used simultaneously on a single vehicle.
Display names for InterLink DX input channels are more descriptive
MFC aircraft and airport selection dialog layouts are adjusted to better support content with long names
Radio profiles where channels are not mapped straight across (input channel 1 is mapped to output channel 1, etc.) work properly in the trainers, with autopilot, and with FlightAxis Link
Hangar 9 Cubcrafters XCub 60cc: Fixed a setup issue with power configuration (no change in flight behavior)
How to Get It
DVD and Tower Hobbies Digital versions Start the RealFlight Launcher. The option to update will appear below the usual "Run RealFlight" button.
Steam version You can trigger the update by completely restarting Steam. Right click the Steam icon in your system tray and select Exit. Once everything closes, run Steam again, and the update should complete.
Just bought RealFlight 8? No worries! Anyone who purchased RF8 on Steam after 2PM Pacific time on July 15th, 2019 will automatically receive a copy of RealFlight 9.
So if you've been thinking of buying RealFlight, you don't have to wait! Just head on over to the RealFlight 8 product page and pick up a copy. RealFlight 9 will be added to you library shortly after it becomes available.