Phoenix R/C Pro Simulator V5.5 by Runtime Games

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The Runtime Games Phoenix R/C Pro Simulator V5.5 is a great choice when you just need to get some flights in and mother nature or other circumstances are not allowing you out of the house! Stunning graphics and incredibly realistic physics have made the Phoenix simulator not only one of the best desktop flight simulators, but a virtual RC experience with just about all the benefits of an RC club and flying field. Phoenix 5.5 features definitively refined physics, plus companion software you can use to create your own models, fly them and then share them online. It’s always a perfect time to fly with the Phoenix Professional RC Flight Simulator.

Phoenix is the incredibly popular RC simulator worldwide that lets you master this complex and rewarding hobby in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are a brand new pilot picking up your first trainer, or a seasoned veteran practicing for your next big competition, Phoenix has everything you need to take your skills to the next level. Blending incredibly life-like and accurate model physics with beautiful cutting-edge graphics and a multitude of unique features, Phoenix is a fantastic package for beginners and professional model pilots alike.

The Phoenix team is always working diligently towards improving the user experience, and ensuring the physics engine is one of the most realistic engines on the market. Because of this, V5.5 is chalked full of many updated features, improvements, and tweaks to further improve the feel of the simulator. 

V5.5 Updates

  • Updated and improved airplane physics, attributes and tuning parameters
  • Improved SAFE autopilot physics and modes
  • Multiplayer improvements and fixes:
    • Re-added model -> model collisions
    • "Over-sized model" warning only appears at correct time
    • Can now resize the multiplayer toolbar and chat-box
    • All your text-chat is now saved in your "Documents > PhoenixRC > chatlog.txt" file
    • No longer shows IP address of servers in lobby
    • Can now select chat lines and use CTRL+C to copy them to the clipboard
    • Improved banning system with permanent banning that carries over to consequent sessions
    • Fixed an issue with duplicate sessions with same name
    • Fixed an issue with session not re-listing on the master server after a disconnect
    • Props and rotors now rotate under the model select window
    • Fixed an issue with Spot Landing high-score not being saved
    • Random Engine failure now functions correctly with helicopters and multi-rotor models
  • "Enable model collision" option now functions correctly in multiplayer mode
  • Fixed an issue with some models not appearing under the Model > Select menu (e.g. Apache, Huey, etc)
  • The Autopilot Mode function can now be assigned and controlled correctly with a keyboard key
  • DXe control profile added
  • Panic Mode and Autopilot Mode added to the Simple View under the System > Your Controls menu
  • Return Home/Auto-land SAFE modes now use ailerons when activated
  • Several airplane models tuned
  • Several tweaks to airplanes physics:
    • More drag/less glide-time
    • Less torque when prop-hanging
    • More friction on ground
    • More rudder throws on performance models (will only take effect if you delete any variants you have created)
  • Ground looping reduced
  • Stall Speed attribute
  • Fixed an issue with "Use Field Weather" option on slope-soaring sites
  • More friction on ground
  • Fixed a rare issue with program crashing on startup
  • Holding Pattern triggered by Electronic Fence can now be cancelled by Panic Mode switch
  • Delta Ray model now takes off more easily
  • More torque when hovering

Phoenix Simulator Features:

  • Airplane physics rebuilt from the ground up and industry-leading heli physics for the ultimate in realism and accuracy
  • FREE companion software included to build, edit, and share your own virtual models
  • Fly Forever with InfinityScape 3D landscape generator allows pilots to explore for miles, all of which can be user created to allow a custom flying site
  • Authentic simulations of Horizon Hobby® RC aircraft, including the innovations they feature such as AS3X® and SAFE™ technology
  • Compatible with many different radios* Some adapters required, sold separately.
  • Over 200 accurately modeled and detailed helis, planes, float planes, autogyros and more
  • In-cockpit and chase camera views
  • All-new tutorial videos taught by world-class champion pilots
  • Realistic sounds recorded from actual model engines
  • Dozens of stunning, photo-panoramic club, slope soaring and waterfront flying sites
  • FREE models, flying sites and feature downloads as they become available
  • Internet/LAN multiplayer mode with voice-chat lets you fly and learn from other pilots around the world
  • FREE scenery and aircraft downloads are available online at Phoenix-Sim.com
  • Windows 10 Compatible  

Computer System Requirements:

  • Windows PC with 1.0 GHz Pentium 3/4 or AMD Athlon/64 compatible processor or better
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system
  • 256MB system memory (RAM)
  • 1.5 GB free, uncompressed hard-disk space
  • ATI Radeon 9800/NVidia Geforce Ti4200 with at least 128MB memory or better
  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • DVD-ROM Drive for installation
  • 1 free USB 1.1/2.0 port
  • 100% DirectX 9 compatible sound card (optional)

Or alternatively:

  • An Intel-based Apple Macintosh computer running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7 with the above specifications under one of the following systems:
    • Boot Camp (recommended)
    • VMWare Fusion (latest version)
    • Parallels (latest version)
More information on using Bootcamp can be found on the Apple website. Phoenix does not run on older non-Intel Macintosh computers, or the Apple OSX operating system.

Adapter Requirements:
Adapters may be required depending on the transmitter you wish to use.

All JR (No adapter required)

Spektrum DX4e/DX6/DX6i/DX7/DX7s/DX8/DX10T/DX18 (No adapter required) - Note: The DX7se is not compatible with the simulator.
Spektrum DX5e older-style with SIDE training port (Adapter required, RTMASPMDX5E)
Spektrum DX5e new-style with REAR training port (no adapter required)
All Futaba (Futaba round or square adapter required, RTMAFUTRND or RTMAFUTSQ)
Futaba FX-18 with 2.5mm stereo training port (FX-18 adapter required, RTMAFUTFX18)
Hitec Aurora (no adapter required
All Hitec except Aurora (Hitec adapter required, RTMAFUTRND)
All Multiplex (Multiplex adapter required, RTMAMULTI)
All Airtronics/Sanwa RD and RDS series (Sanwa adapter required) (RTMAAIRSAN)
E-sky ETB41 2.4GHz (no adapter required)
Other E-sky (Mini-DIN adapter required, RTMAMINIDIN)
Co-Pilot (Mini-DIN adapter required, RTMAMINIDIN)
Blade CX, CP, CP+, CP Pro (Mini-DIN adapter required, RTMAMINIDIN)
Blade CX2, CX3, CP Pro 2, Blade SR (no adapter required)
ParkZone Transmitters with training jack (DX5e adapter required, RTMASPMDX5E)
Art-tech 100B (No adapter required)
Art-tech 100C (Art-tech 100C adapter required, RTMAARTWALK)
Walkera 2401, 2601 (Using MINI-DIN adapter supplied with transmitter)
Walkera 2402, 2602, 2801 (Adapter required, RTMAARTWALK)

All Graupner MC/MX (no adapter required) - ** MC-series requires "DSC Interface" Accessory **

Please note that the following transmitters are not supported:

No USB controller devices/joysticks
Spektrum DX7 "SE" version (This radio has no training output for R/C simulators)
Hobbyzone transmitters and any transmitter included with ParkZone or E-Flite Ultra Micro products
All Walkera except 2401, 2402, 2601, 2602 and 2801 (see above)
Any other transmitter without a compatible training port

This product was added to our catalog on March 22, 2016.