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Aerofly Professional Deluxe Sim Video Review

Posted by Chris on 2nd February 2012 Reviews , Videos 5 Comments

With there not being that many RC flight simulators available for the Mac and OSX Lion, we decided to have a look at IPACS’ Aerofly Pro Deluxe which is compatible even though some forum threads are listing it as incompatible.

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  1. Bill says:

    According to the manufacturer this only runs on a Mac with a graphics card by Nvidia or ATI. Your mac book seems to run it nicely on the Intel HD3000 (512MB)???

    This was the reply from Ikarus support when I asked about the Intel HC 3000…
    “AFPD runs only only AMD(ATI) HD-series or Nvidia Geforce-series graphics cards; intel HD is not supported.”

    I have a similar MacBook as yours and I just wanted to confirm that you are finding that it works fine?

    Thank you in advance for your help and time.

    -Bill

    • Nick says:

      Yep, no problems at all.

      The graphics aren’t flashy, I would guess the HD3000 isn’t supported by Ikarus purely because they haven’t tested it.

  2. Bill says:

    Thanks Nick! I got another message from Ikarus support – they said it may work fine, but they would not trouble shoot if it doesnt. Good to know that it works for you. I think I will give it a try.

  3. Greg Gruzalski says:

    Nick,

    Do you know if there are any models for coaxial rc helis? I’m a real newbie and I just ordered an Esky Big Lama 4ch rc heli, but I have seen no sims of cx helis.

    Do you know about AlphaMacSoftware’s “RC Helicopter Simulator” or the simulator HELI-X. They both appear to run on a Mac.

    • Nick says:

      I’ve not come across any coax helis for afpd, however a good coax heli should very nearly fly hands off, for a beginner the hardest part is getting used to keeping control of the heli as the orientation changes. Just about any mini/micro heli in the sims will get you going in the right direction for side in and nose in hovering. Even basic sims with fairly simplistic physics are good enough for this, so while I haven’t tried the 2 sims you mentioned even if the simulation is quite basic they’ll get you going. When you progress to a more nimble collective pitch heli a good sim is a must, and from the ones i’ve tried on MacOS afpd is the best value/performance I’ve tried.

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