RealFlight 9 FAQ
Why should I upgrade to RF9?
RF9 offers features not currently available in RF-X, like VR, Multiplayer, and Training Aids as well as new releases such as new airplanes and flying sites. If these and other features pique your interest, the Software-only version of RF9 is for you. Plus, it will work with your InterLink-X controller.
Which VR headsets work with RealFlight 9?
RealFlight 9.x is compatible with some VR headsets. At this time, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are known to work. For more information, please check the manufacturer's requirements for the VR headset you intend to use.
If you own a headset other than the Vive or the Rift which has worked with RF9, please let us know. We’ll be glad to look into adding this to the list of RF9-compatible equipment.
Can I use my Fat Shark or other FPV goggles with RF9?
It is possible to use some goggles for FPV. However, they don't deliver the full, immersive VR experience that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive offer.
Some FPV goggles include a video input jack, usually HDMI. If your computer supports it, you could plug in your goggles like you would any other monitor and use them while flying in RealFlight. This would give you a similar experience to flying FPV at the field. When using FPV goggles, RealFlight won't detect your head movement or display true 3D.
What advantages does VR give RealFlight 9 users?
The challenge for RC simulators is to deliver a "true", complete environment. Unfortunately, the world is ultimately limited by the size and quality of computer monitors. VR eliminates that limitation. RealFlight comes to life. No matter which way you look, tilt your head, or move, RF9 will relay an exacting simulation of your environment. Take off, and a plane will disappear from view unless you turn to follow it accordingly. In the air, glance down to find the runway.
Does RealFlight 9 work on a Mac?
RF9 is built around DirectX, which is only available for Windows. Many customers report successfully running RealFlight on a Mac when they dual-boot into Windows with software such as Boot Camp. Any computer that meets (or exceeds) the System Requirements and is running Windows should run RealFlight.
Should I get the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?
Both are great systems and RealFlight 9 will look amazing with either. That said, we currently recommend the Rift for three main reasons: increased frame rate, built-in headphones, and lower cost. Both deliver a fully immersive experience that's unmatched by any other simulator on the market.