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Tel26/05/2018 06:52:32
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Hi All. Returning to the fold after a few years away. Anyone know what has happened to Phoenix RC Flight Sim?? Just thought I would start having a practice but no one seems to have a copy of 5.5 version! Someone said there is a version 6 on its way?? Tks for your time/help. Tel

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Denis Watkins26/05/2018 09:13:12
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If you get a disc and cables Tel, from about version 4 ish,

Then it will upgrade free from downloads online

Tel26/05/2018 11:46:25
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Percy/Denis. Thanks gents.

Handyman27/10/2019 22:02:07
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Hi all. I have been away from flying for a while and have a copy of the Phoenix Flight Simulator which I dug out to get some practice in. However I was unable to access the "Master server" and although I had a fairly recent copy of the sim,April 2014, I still could not get to fly with anyone else on there. I have heard that someone in Germany has taken on the role of Master server. Can anyone shed any light on this situation. I have always found it to be a cracking sim and excellent to get some practice in. Help!!!

Geoff S27/10/2019 22:46:47
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I'm afraid too many cheapskates got a copy of the DVD and bought rip-offs of the 'dongle/transmitter interface' on eBay that the company closed down. When I think of the 100s or even 1000s of hours of programming effort that went into its creation then the proper price of £70/80 was very reasonable (I've spent 100s of hours myself writing s/w nothing like as complex). After all, it only has to save you one crashed model to repay its cost.

Geoff

SIMON CRAGG28/10/2019 06:21:29
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It was a real shame about the Phoenix sim, I learnt a lot from it. I am in the process of purchasing a flight sim from MotionRC, which although not an el cheepo, its not mad money.

Denis Watkins28/10/2019 06:49:08
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My Phoenix is still going strong and used quite frequently

It cannot of course be updated but

It does keep my fingers in, and I get to keep up practice of selecting Gear and Flap switches without looking for them.

Michael Barclay28/10/2019 09:17:30
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I have phoenix and use it to practice during the winter. I don't know if you have seen the cheapies on ebay or if they are any good. Can't imagine they would be for the price but could be worth a try.

Richard Elvin 130/10/2019 21:00:24
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As a complete new comer to R/C flying I was given a genuine Phoenix 5.5 sim by my mentor, it turned out that my lap top ( Windows 10 ) would not recognize the dongle and after much faffing about I took the plunge and purchased an obvious clone from China. It worked perfectly straight from the box for £8.35 delivered !!

What more can I say,

Richard.

Chris North 331/10/2019 06:44:54
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I may be wrong but I understood that Pheonix Sim was part of the Spektrum / Horizon brand as it was always bundled with their transmitters and had a number of the various Spektrum based planes. When they took over Greatplanes they also took over Real Flight sim and so rather than keeping both going they have chosed RF and closed Pheonix. This is why all the Horizon Hobby planes are now on RF instead.

I have found RF to be just as good and less graphic intensive

Tim Flyer03/11/2019 13:16:55
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Sounds a sensible explanation Chris. I used to have an early Phoenix sim but it would not work on windows 10 . A few months back we bought a REal Flight 8 sim by Horizon instead . I don’t think it’s quite as good in terms of plane choice than Phoenix but it does have the cordless dongle which is nice and it is stable on Windows 10.

Denis Watkins03/11/2019 15:02:55
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Posted by Tim Flyer on 03/11/2019 13:16:55:

. I used to have an early Phoenix sim but it would not work on windows 10 .

For this and other Windows 10 added non working app issues Tim

Load the app ( Phoenix )

Then go to Windows 10 Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot gives you the option to FIX apps, which it did On mine

So name Phoenix in Troubleshoot fix and keep your fingers crossed

It also worked for me on an old copy of Photo Shop

Steven S03/11/2019 15:57:04
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Phoenix is working fine on my Windows 10 PC.

Geoff S03/11/2019 18:05:21
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Posted by Steven Shaw on 03/11/2019 15:57:04:

Phoenix is working fine on my Windows 10 PC.

... and mine.

Geoff

Tim Flyer03/11/2019 18:58:43
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Thank You Dennis. I will check that 😊

Vítor Lalanda26/01/2020 22:31:09
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Hallo
Can you gents help?
I bought a cd that brought among other simulators the RF7, the Phoenix r5, the 22 in 1 wierless, from banggood.
I installed the phoenix without errors, on the pc with win10. only the dogle usb, pen, is not recognized in windows. the new device does not appear on the game controller!
Here they say that the phoenix works well in win 10, can you help?
Grateful
Vítor Lalanda

Denis Watkins27/01/2020 07:16:46
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Vitor, try this

The Transmitter needs a Model Channel for Phoenix

The Transmitter needs a charged battery

The Transmitter is switched off from here

With the computer off, and the transmitter off continuously

Connect the USB dongle to the two devices

Start up the computer, and start up Phoenix

Your Transmitter will light up on your Phoenix channel

Follow Phoenix guidance from here

Do not revert to checking the computer

Phoenix will give you promps to identify your Transmitter and to set your sticks in all 4 corners of their control

Use the Phoenix menus

Edited By Denis Watkins on 27/01/2020 07:17:39

Edited By Denis Watkins on 27/01/2020 07:27:27

Mark Stevens 128/01/2020 00:06:50
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Hi All,

Just to answer a couple of queries, Firstly Phoenix will run quite happily on Windows 10 as I have reinstalled it on a new build computer last week - running Win 10 Pro. (The install and updates were very rapid too)

There is indeed a version 6.0i available, I found out much to my surprise when re-installing last week. I thought it had stopped at Version 5.5L when Horizon hobby decided to pull the plug but obviously not

If you want to reinstall - you can do it from here (This is where I did mine from). You will need your original usb dongle to use it though. You can still fly in online sessions too - there is a link on the page below

Link

Mark

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