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PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator has the powerful Physics and Rendering Engine (the "PRE" in PRE-Flight) which allows super-accurate simulation of all types of aircraft. Whether you're a beginner, advanced user, or aircraft designer, you'll find PRE-Flight is all you need. Click Here for the Latest News and Free Downloads.

Some features of PRE-Flight:

  • NEW PRE-Flight USB High-Speed Interface - works on a huge range of Transmitters. More info.
  • High-Accuracy Physics for flight and ground contact.
  • Photorealistic 3D texturing with transparency, reflection, shadows, and highlighting.
  • Models have moveable control surfaces, propellers, rotors, and landing gear.
  • Photorealistic Sceneries capable of reproducing your real flying field.
  • 32-Player Hosting Multiplayer over Internet or LAN. More info.
  • Use your own Transmitter or USB Controllers (depending on bundle options)

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  • 11th July 2008

  • Announcing the PRE-Flight Multiplayer Page.
    Invite your flying buddies from anywhere in the world for a virtual AirShow on our new Multiplayer Page.

    Featuring active servers where you and your friends can chat, exchange notes, teach, learn, and above all, enjoy flying beautiful and accurate Radio-Controlled aircraft, in familiar (or exotic) scenes.

    See this link to fly Multiplayer with your buddies.

  • 22nd June 2008

  • New PRE-Flight USB Interface with new PRE-Flight Version 3.
    The New PRE-Flight USB Interface is now incorporated in the Latest Version of PRE-Flight - resulting in even faster, more reliable peformance from the acclaimed RC Simulator.

    The PRE-Flight USB Interface (PFUSBi for short) allows a much larger range of transmitters to attach to PRE-Flight - click here for list of compatible transmitters. What's more, all available channels of your transmitter are made usable for flying. The USB Interface is also compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

    PFUSBi is based on fast USB 2 technology, and is completely Plug-and-Play. It also adds Multiplayer Sound support and is fully compatible with the earlier PRE-Flight microphone cable. For a complete list of features, Click Here.

    Click Here to get your Copy or Upgrade now.

  • 12th March 2008

  • New Photoreal Scenery - Titan.
    With over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included, you can now fly in one of the outer moons of the Solar System! That's not air you're breathing...

    This totally realistic scenery was computer generated with the same software used in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow".

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group for download and install instructions.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

  • 12th February 2008

  • USBCHK - a freeware program for checking USB cables and controllers - now available.
    USBCHK can quickly check if your USB cable or Controller is suitable for use on RC Flight Simulators (like PRE-Flight). USBCHK has a small footprint and will run on Microsoft Windows version 98SE or higher.

    See this page to download the latest version of USBCHK.

  • 4th January 2008

  • PRE-Flight Gift Vouchers now available.

    Which one are you:

    1) You've given that special someone the ultimate gift of a Radio-Control helicopter or airplane, only to find out that he or she can't fly it.

    2) You want to inspire someone to reach for the skies (without the risk) by introducing him/her to the best hobby in the world - Radio-Controlled flying.

    3) You feel sorry for these wretched Radio-Control flyers who are always broke and depressed because of endless crashes.

    Give them the gift they really need AND save them a lot of money (by avoiding crashes)!

    See this page to order PRE-Flight Gift Vouchers.

  • 20th October 2007

  • New Product now available - the Super Helicopter Edition of PRE-Flight. The Super Helicopter Edition includes all of the helicopters in all Special Editions for a huge total of 29 REAL Helicopters!

    See this page to order.

    19th November 2007 New Models added to the Esky Edition of PRE-Flight - Three models of the Co-Comanche - Camoflage, Desert, and Army Configuration - have been added to the Esky Edition of PRE-Flight. The Esky Edition now has 10 Esky Helicopter Models:

    1) Honey Bee King 2
    2) Belt-CP
    3) Co-Comanche - Camoflage
    4) Co-Comanche - Desert
    5) Co-Comanche - Army Brown
    6) Lama V4 - Silver
    7) Lama V4 - Blue
    8) Honey Bee CP2
    9) Honey Bee FP 4ch
    10) Lama V3

    All the Esky Transmitters are now supported, as well as all other transmiters supported by PRE-Flight - full list here.

    See this page to order.

    29th October 2007 New Models added to the Esky Edition of PRE-Flight - Two models of the Lama V4 - silver and Blue - have been added to the Esky Edition of PRE-Flight. The Esky Edition now has 7 Esky Helicopter Models:

    1) Honey Bee King 2
    2) Belt-CP
    3) Lama V4 - Silver
    4) Lama V4 - Blue
    5) Honey Bee CP2
    6) Honey Bee FP 4ch
    7) Lama V3

    All the Esky Transmitters are now supported, as well as all other transmiters supported by PRE-Flight - full list here.

    See this page to order.

    19th October 2007 New Product now available - the Esky Edition of PRE-Flight. The Esky Edition has 5 Esky Helicopter Models:

    1) Honey Bee King 2
    2) Belt-CP
    3) Honey Bee CP2
    4) Honey Bee FP 4ch
    5) Lama V3

    All the Esky Transmitters are now supported, as well as all other transmiters supported by PRE-Flight - full list here.

    See this page to order.

    7th October 2007 New Model Added to the Blade Edition of PRE-Flight. The E-Flite Blade 400 3D is now part of the Blade Edition. The Blade 400's TX, the Spektrum DX6/DX6i is also supported. The Blade Edition now has a a total of 9 Models:

    1) Blade 400 3D
    2) Blade CP+
    3) Super Stable Blade CX2 Standard with counter-rotating Rotors
    4) Blade CP Pro with Pro power system and Bell-Hiller mixing
    5) Stock Blade CP with flat-bottom blades
    6) Aerobatically Enhanced Blade CP with symmetrical blades
    7) Super Enhanced Blade CP with symmetrical blades and Bell-Hiller mixing
    8) Blade CX2 - Military colors and trim
    9) Blade CX with counter-rotating Rotors

    See this page to order.

    5th October 2007 New Model Added to the Blade Edition of PRE-Flight. The E-Flite Blade CP+ is now part of the Blade Edition - making a total of 8 Models:

    1) Blade CP+
    2) Super Stable Blade CX2 Standard with counter-rotating Rotors
    3) Blade CP Pro with Pro power system and Bell-Hiller mixing
    4) Stock Blade CP with flat-bottom blades
    5) Aerobatically Enhanced Blade CP with symmetrical blades
    6) Super Enhanced Blade CP with symmetrical blades and Bell-Hiller mixing
    7) Blade CX2 - Military colors and trim
    8) Blade CX with counter-rotating Rotors

    See this page to order.

    13th September 2007 New Interface for Transmitter - Futaba 2.4 Ghz with Advanced Spread Spectrum Technology. PRE-Flight now supports Futaba's latest Transmitter.

    See this page to order.

    29th July 2007 New RC Helicopter - HoneyBee CP2. Here is the Best Kept Secret in the RC World - the Honeybee CP2 from Esky. Why? It's the improved "clone" of the most popular Helicopter in the world - the Blade CP Pro - which currently retails for over $249USD.

    Buy the HoneyBee CP2 here for only $149.95USD and get the PRE-Flight Blade Edition for free!

    23th July 2007 Movie - How To Fly 3D on an RC Helicopter using Time Factor. How-To movie using PRE-Flight's unique Time Factor feature. Demo Helicopter is the T-Rex 600 but the movie is applicable to the T-Rex 450 and other helis (Blade CP, Dragonfly) and even planes and other aircraft. This shows how to quickly and safely build up your skills in mastering the difficult art of Flying 3D.

    10th July 2007 Movie - PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator Introduction. This is a quick intro to PRE-Flight's features, models, and scenery. Please note that due to the limitations of YouTube, the movie has a lower quality than the original program. Click here for the higher quality version.

    17th March 2007 New Photoreal Scenery - Grand Canyon - Little Colorado. Over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included with permission from 360Parks.com.

    Take off from the muddy, primeval shore then fly low over the waves in-between the million-year-old cliffs of the Grand Canyon. Note to Flyers - strictly NO buzzing the tourists and NO landings/crashes on the water!

    This is only one of the over 75 fabulous Panoramic scenes which you get in the Grand Canyon CD from 360Parks.com. Each of these panoramas can be easily converted to a Photoreal Scenery for personal use in PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator.

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group to download.

    Visit www.360Parks.com for your copy of the Grand Canyon CD and other great CDs.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

    7th March 2007 New Photoreal Scenery - Grand Canyon - Redwall Cavern. Over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included with permission from 360Parks.com.

    This immense cavern was carved out of the limestone cliff over thousands of years by the Colorado river. Exciting sheltered flying area - no winds. Fly against a background of carved limestone shapes.

    This is only one of the over 75 fabulous Panoramic scenes which you get in the Grand Canyon CD from 360Parks.com. Each of these panoramas can be easily converted to a Photoreal Scenery for personal use in PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator.

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group to download.

    Visit www.360Parks.com for your copy of the Grand Canyon CD and other great CDs.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

    5th February 2007 New Photoreal Scenery - Grand Canyon - Deer Creek Waterfalls. Over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included with permission from 360Parks.com.

    Take off from the wet, pebbly beach, fly over the miniature rainbow. Then follow the waterfall up, up into a perfect blue sky - high above the canyon floor.

    This is only one of the over 75 fabulous Panoramic scenes which you get in the Grand Canyon CD from 360Parks.com. Each of these panoramas can be easily converted to a Photoreal Scenery for personal use in PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator.

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group to download.

    Visit www.360Parks.com for your copy of the Grand Canyon CD and other great CDs.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

    24th January 2007 PRE-Flight Full Versions now available thru quick download - see this link.

    Take advantage of the New Low Introductory Prices while they last!

    9th January 2007 New Photoreal Scenery - Living Room. Over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included.

    Move all the furniture out of the way and practice take-offs and landings on the carpet.

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group to download.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

    30th December 2006 New Photoreal Scenery - Antarctic Summer. Over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included.

    Flyers please watch out for happy feet when taking off and landing.

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group to download.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

    17th December 2006 New Photoreal Scenery - Enterprize Wharf. Photoreal Panoramic Scenery of Enterprize Wharf, Melbourne. All aircraft are "dayglo" coloured and are easily visible in this night scenery of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne City. Over 18 MB of high-resolution photofiles included.

    Visit the New PRE-Flight Announcement Google Group to download.

    Note: Subscription is required for access and is free of charge.

    20th November 2006 New Model Added to the Dragonfly Edition of PRE-Flight. The Walkera Dragonfly #60 is now part of the Dragonfly Edition - making a total of 6 Models:

    1) Dragonfly #60
    2) Dragonfly #36 Stock
    3) Dragonfly #36 Upgraded
    4) Dragonfly #22E
    5) Dragonfly #4
    6) Dragonfly #4.5 Coaxial Twin Rotor

    See this page to order.

    7th September 2006 New Interface for Transmitter - The Walkera Dragonfly 7-channel PCM WK-0701 Transmitter is now supported by PRE-Flight. PRE-Flight is now the only Simulator which supports the new Dragonfly PCM Transmitter.

    The following are now supported by PRE-Flight:

    1) 4-Channel Transmitters packaged with Walkera 4, Walkera 5#4 helicopters
    2) 6-Channel Transmitters packaged with Walkera 22E, Walkera 36, Walkera 35 helicopters
    3) 7-Channel PCM WK-0701 Transmitters packaged with Walkera 60, and Walkera 59 helicopters
    4) 7-Channel Transmitters (non-PCM) packaged with Walkera 60, and Walkera 59 helicopters
    5) 8-Channel WK-1001 Transmitters.

    See this page to order.

    12th August 2006 New Model - The Blade CP Pro is now included in the Blade Edition of PRE-Flight - along with full support for the new Blade CP Pro Transmitter/Controller.

    Blade CX users can now preview the Blade CP and CP Pro and fly with collective pitch control.

    Blade CP and CP Pro users can now experience the incredible control and stability that's possible with the Blade CX's Dual-Rotor design.

    See this page to order the Blade Edition.

    6th August 2006 New Model Added to the Dragonfly Edition of PRE-Flight. The Walkera Dragonfly #22E is now part of the Dragonfly Edition.

    See this page to order the Dragonfly Edition.

    9th July 2006 Two New Models Added to the Dragonfly Edition of PRE-Flight. The Walkera Dragonfly #4 and the Walkera Dragonfly #5.4 are now part of the Dragonfly Edition.

    See this page to order the Dragonfly Edition.

    2nd July 2006 New Photoreal Scenery - Fitzsimmons Oval. New type Photoreal Panoramic Scenery of Fitzsimmons Oval, Melbourne. Full 360/360-degree field of view.

    Look straight up to view beautiful clouds and down to follow the shadow of your model on the image of actual grass.

    Scenery includes a photoreal runway for take-off and landings. Over 18 MB (unzipped) of high resolution photographic images of the actual flying field.

    Note: This download requires a large amount of Video memory. A lower resolution scenery can also be downloaded.

    See Other Downloads.

    25th June 2006 New Interface for Transmitter - The Blade CX Transmitter is now supported by PRE-Flight. A new Model of the Blade CX is now included in the Blade Edition of PRE-Flight. Blade CX users can now fly the Blade CP using the CX Transmitter. Blade CP users can use their Transmitters to fly the Blade CX for practice and fun-flying.

    Note: Some assembly is required to enable the Blade CX Transmitter - see this page for details.

    See this page to order the Blade Edition or this page to order the Standard Edition.

    17th June 2006 New Interface for Transmitter - The Walkera Dragonfly 4-channel Transmitter is now supported by PRE-Flight. If you would like to use your 4-channel Walkera Transmitter without needing a COM port/socket on your PC, this is for you. PRE-Flight uses the microphone socket of your PC. No need for COM, Parallel, or even USB sockets.

    Note: Some soldering is required to enable the Walkera 4-channel TX - see this page for details.

    The following are now supported by PRE-Flight:

    1) 4-Channel Transmitters packaged with Walkera 4, Walkera 5#4 helicopters
    2) 6-Channel Transmitters packaged with Walkera 22E, Walkera 36, Walkera 35 helicopters
    3) 7-Channel PCM WK-0701 Transmitters packaged with Walkera 60, and Walkera 59 helicopters
    4) 7-Channel Transmitters (non-PCM) packaged with Walkera 60, and Walkera 59 helicopters
    5) 8-Channel WK-1001 Transmitters.

    See this page to order.

    22nd May 2006 New Interface for Transmitter - The Walkera Dragonfly 7-channel (PCM and non-PCM) is now supported by PRE-Flight. The following are now supported by PRE-Flight: Walkera 22E, Walkera 36, Walkera 35, Walkera 60, and Walkera 59 transmitters.

    See this page to order.

    10th April 2006 Looking for a Simulator for your T-Rex Helicopter? New Product now available - PRE-Flight T-Rex Edition. Includes 3 models: The T-Rex 450X, T-Rex 450XL, and the T-Rex 450SE PLUS the CD Book, "Flyer's Guide to the T-Rex"!

    See this page to order.

    26th January 2006 New Product now available - PRE-Flight Blade Edition.

    See this page to order.

    20th December 2005 New Interface for Transmitter - The Blade CP 6-channel CCPM by E-Flite is now supported by PRE-Flight.

    See this page to order.

    17th December 2005 New Interface for Transmitter - The Century Hummingbird is now supported by PRE-Flight.

    See this page to order.

    15th December 2005 New Transmitter Controller for PRE-Flight. Get a high quality, rugged, and reliable, 6-channel Transmitter Controller for PRE-Flight.

    See this page to order.

    6th December 2005 Upgrades to the popular Dragonfly Edition are now available. Also, additional or spare cables of your choice - now available.

    See this page to order.

    20th November 2005 New Products now available - PRE-Flight Dragonfly Edition, Flyer's Guide to the Dragonfly CD Book, and the Dragonfly 36 RC helicopter.

    See this page to order.

    4th October 2005 New Interface for Transmitter - The Walkera Dragonfly Transmitters for it's range of airplanes and helicopters (CCPM and non-CCPM) are now supported by PRE-Flight.

    See this page to order.

    7th August 2005 New Plane - Douglas C-47 "Gooney Bird" Paratroop Carrier. This model of the military version of the DC-3 is programmed to disgorge an unlimited number of paratroopers on your flying field. Program your Transmitter on channel _Aux3 or (using the keyboard controls) press the "T" key to start dropping, and "Y" to stop. The rate is entirely up to you. You can Pull Down Menu Model, Quick Edit then click the Parachutes Tab and put in how many parachutes per second you want to drop. From 1 (Paratroopers Picnic) to 3 (D-Day in Europe!) per second. The plane has the usual moveable controls and working gear.

    Includes intructions on how to do your own paint job. See Other Downloads.

    28th Feb 2005 New Heli - Boeing ACH-47A Chinook. Armed to the teeth with machine guns, grenade launchers and rockets, the Chinook helicopters were always a welcome site to the US Armed Forces in Vietnam. The "Easy Money" was the only ACH-47A to survive the Vietnam War.

    Features twin rotors, machine guns, automatic grenade launcher and lots more details.

    Includes intructions on how to do your own paint job. See Other Downloads.

    19th Dec 2004 New Plane - Avro Lancaster Bomber. The Lancaster was the most successful bomber used by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII. Able to carry almost its own weight of fuel and bombs, it was the only bomber capable of carrying the "Grand Slam" - a 22,000 pound bomb, and the "Dam Buster" spinning bomb.

    This model features very high detail: over 30 glass windows and canopies, retractable gear, moveable control surfaces, rotating turret (use rudder to operate), detailed cockpit, showing seats, and more. The Lancaster is also available in night-bomber paint scheme. Includes intructions on how to do your own paint job. See Other Downloads.

    12th Dec 2004 New Plane - RAF SE5 Biplane. The SE5 was the first British fighter to be armed with 2 guns. This model features very high detail: Vickers and Lewis machine guns, wing wires, wooden propeller, cockpit instruments, fully moveable control surfaces, Hispano-Suiza engine, and more. Includes intructions on how to do your own paint job. See Other Downloads.

    27th Nov 2004 New Plane - Douglas DC-3 "Gooney Bird". The Douglas DC-3 is one of the most endearing and numerous airplanes ever built. Moveable control surfaces, retractable gear, and special metal paint finish. Includes intructions on how to do your own paint job. See Other Downloads.

    4th Oct 2004 New Download - SpaceShipOne Model and Screensaver.
    On the 4th of October the year 2004, aviation and space history was made as Brian Binnie, a 51-year-old former navy pilot, piloted Scaled Composite's SpaceShipOne - the first commercial spaceship. An hour after landing, Burt Rutan - owner of Scaled Composites claimed the $10 million X Prize purse offered by Ansari.

    The feat is likened to Lindbergh claiming the $25,000 Orteig Prize after making his solo transatlantic flight in 1927.

    Like the Spirit of St. Louis, SpaceShipOne will herald a new, golden age where space flights will become as routine as air travel is today.

    Fly the SpaceShipOne from the ground (carried by WhiteKnight) to outer space. Install the screensaver or create your own (instructions included).

    See Other Downloads.

    29th Sep 2004 New Plane - Gee Bee Model Z.
    Bright yellow, small, cute, and christened "The City of Springfield", you'd half expect Bart Simpson (from "The Simpsons" cartoon) as the pilot. The Gee Bee model Z was in fact, a racing plane that won every race it ever entered. See Other Downloads.

    24th Sep 2004 New Plane - F-16 Fighting Falcon Thunderbird.
    Fly with the most famous of all aerobatic flying teams - the Thunderbirds. This F-16 comes with a smoke trail generator for sky writing and aerobatics and has lots of other features. See Other Downloads.

    14th Sep 2004 New Plane - B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber. The Spirit by Northrop Grumman is the worlds most advanced weapon. This awesome plane has all control surfaces accurately working - elevons and split-rudders (which replace a conventional rudder and tail). It also has retractable gear and highly-detailed paint scheme. See Other Downloads.

    8th Sep 2004 New Helicopter - Aeroespatiale Alouette III. Ultra-detailed model of France's most popular helicopter in a monster-sized scale. Fully animated - missiles actually fire with a special firing sound (great for multiplayer sorties) and lights flash. See Other Downloads.

    2nd Sep 2004 New Plane - Supermarine Spitfire Mk I. Ultra-detailed model of the famous WWII Battle of Britain warplane in a two-in-one package: Small electric park flier and monster-sized 1/4 scale. Both fully animated - control surfaces move and retracts work. Nice camo paintwork - with instructions to do your own paint scheme using any paint program. See Other Downloads.

    28th Aug 2004 New Scenery - Albert Park. Photorealistic scenery of Albert Park, Melbourne (Australia) - the scenic venue for the Australian Grand Prix. Surrounded by trees, buildings, and a lake, the park is a great place to fly. See Other Downloads.

    Create a virtual scenery of your own flying field - visit the PhotoField Page for details.

    25th Aug 2004 New 3D Screenshots featuring the new Photorealistic Sceneries. See 3D Screenshots.

    16th Aug 2004 New Scenery - Photorealistic Small Field. This photorealistic scenery of a small field is achieved by using actual photos, seamlessly stiched together into a full 360-degree view (up, down, left, and right). Includes photorealistic grass, houses, trees, mud, ducks, etc. See Other Downloads.

    12th Aug 2004 New Plane - Lockheed C-130 Hercules. "The 20th Century's Greatest Airlifter Will Also Be the 21st Century’s Greatest." - a quote from the Lockheed website. Over 2,200 have been built and flown by over 60 nations for every possible mission. Fly this famous aircraft in 2 flavors - camouflage or in the Blue Angels' "Fat Albert" paint scheme. See Other Downloads.

    7th Aug 2004 New Helicopter - Bell H-13 MASH. Super-scale model of the Korean conflict life-saver. Large scale and docile to fly, even for beginners. Super-detailed: scale engine; dual controls are visible thru the large bubble canopy; accurate, open-structure tail and body; dual MASH hospital stretchers with transparent wind screens. See Other Downloads.

    31th Jul 2004 New Model - Osprey V-22. PRE-Flight's finest "action" model. Awesome osprey with fully tiltable rotors has even the smallest details - landing gear covers actually open and close, collision enabled rotor disk (you crash if this touches the ground), super-detailed 3D geometry, and lots more. See Other Downloads.

    27th Jul 2004 New Model - Space Shuttle Columbia. Very highly accurate model of the first flying shuttle. - showing details like the reaction control nozzles and engines. Has actual shuttle sound recording, animated engine exhaust, retractable landing gear. See Other Downloads.

    15th Jul 2004 New Plane - Air Force One (747-200). Everything works on this model of the US President's personal jet and flying White House. Nice paintwork by noted designer Raymond Loewy - with instructions to do your own paint scheme using any paint program. See Other Downloads.

    10th Apr 2004 New Plane - P-51D Mustang. Pretty Petite model of the famous World War II warbird. Electric powered, control surfaces work, including retractable landing gear. Nice paintwork - with instructions to do your own paint scheme using any paint program. See Other Downloads.

    12th Mar 2004 New Plane - Boeing 747-400 UPS. The largest PRE-Flight model so far! Paul Gage's massive 747-400 has all the parts working. Control surfaces move - even the turbine blades spin. See Other Downloads.

    26th Dec 2003 New 3D ScreenShots Gallery. Realistic 3D screenshots using the "cross-eyed" method or "cross-viewing". The effect is quite startling (mind the rotor blade) as objects seem to leap out of the screen. No special hardware required. See 3D ScreenShots.

    23rd Dec 2003 New Plane(?) - Santa. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. See Other Downloads.

    19th Dec 2003 New Plane - Wright Flyer. PRE-Flight's tribute to the original airplane celebrating 100 years of Flight. Accurate physics show how difficult it was to fly. See Other Downloads.

    6th Dec 2003 New Helicopter - Blackhawk UH-60 Helicopter. Highly detailed - full rotor animation and smoke effects. Graphics with permission from Logic Wizard. See Other Downloads.

    5th Dec 2003 PRE-Flight Screensaver. The Official PRE-Flight Screensaver features the same high-quality, DirectX 3D graphics as PRE-Flight. Fully customizable. You are the director and the cameraman, as well as the pilot. Create your own flying videos. Includes instructions for installation and how-to for advanced features. See Other Downloads.

    4th Dec 2003 New Helicopter - Lama SA315. Highly detailed - open construction tail and full rotor animation. Graphics with permission from Logic Wizard. See Other Downloads.

    25th November 2003 Concorde Dream Airlines. Five additional color schemes for the Concorde. Contains original British Airways, Australia's Qantas, American Airlines, Air Canada, and Philippine Airlines color schemes. See Other Downloads.

    12th November 2003 New Plane - Concorde. PRE-Flight's salute to one of history's greatest aircraft. The Concorde is fuly animated - control surfaces, landing gear, and even the famous "droop-snoot" is animated. Also, features instructions on how to create your own paint scheme from scratch using Windows Paint (comes with Windows) or any other Paint program. See Other Downloads.

    25th October 2003 New Plane - Taube Slow Park Flyer. The Rumpler Taube is a very slow and forgiving plane. The realistic model has animated control surfaces and even (optional) animated wheels. Relax and fly it outdoors or indoors. Great for beginners and training. Also, features instructions on how to create your own paint scheme from scratch using Windows Paint (comes with Windows) or any other Paint program. See Other Downloads.

    15th October 2003 New PRE-Flight version 2.10. This new version features improved ground contact physics and improved aircraft physics, plus speed, graphics improvements, and miscellaneous other fixes. See Download PRE-Flight.

    5th October 2003 New Plane - Harrier VTOL. This model of the Harrier is fully detailed and fully operational - just like the real thing. Full thrust vector controls allow hovering, VTOL(Vertical Take-Off and Landing), and STOL(Short Take-Off and Landing). Fully animated control surfaces, landing gear, the exhaust thrust nozzles actually swivel and auxilliary intakes open and close. This download includes a "easy" version (more stable at hover). Now you can pull an Arnold Schwarzenegger (ala "True Lies") without breaking anything! See Other Downloads.

    19th September 2003 New design Transmitter-to-PC interface now available at a new Low Price of only $74.95 - fully-built. The new design no longer requires a serial-port, nor parallel port - not even USB! All you need is a microphone socket on your PC. See Order Page.

    18th September 2003 New Plane - 3D Sports Plane. With full-length, inboard ailerons and simulated propwash for full control at stall speeds. Practise the hover, harrier, and other 3D manuevers. Includes instructions on how to create your own paint scheme from scratch using Windows Paint (comes with Windows) or any other Paint program. See Other Downloads.

    3rd September 2003 New Helicopter - MS Hornet Microelectric helicopter. Comes with instructions on how to create your own paint scheme from scratch using Windows Paint (comes with Windows) or any other Paint program. See Other Downloads.

    29th August 2003 Statue of Liberty Scenery. Fly around a 3D model of New York's best known lady! See Other Downloads.

    26th August 2003 New Plane - Pattern (or Precision Aerobatic Competition) Plane. Three color schemes in one package: Patriot, Wizard, and Fractal - PLUS instructions on how to create your own paint scheme from scratch using Windows Paint (comes with Windows) or any other Paint program. See Other Downloads.

    20th August 2003 New Plane - The Whiplash from Advanced Composite Manufacturing. This elevon-cotrolled, 30-sized model depicts the original (which is beautifully airbrushed) in the "American Pride" paint scheme. See Other Downloads.

    13th August 2003 New Plane/Rocket - SpaceShipOne from Scaled Composites, This is the frontrunner in the XPrize race to build the first cheap, commercial spacecraft. Operates like the real thing - see Other Downloads.

    18th July 2003 New Helicopter - AH-6 Little Bird (OH-6 Cayuse Variant) The US Army's most popular Helicopter. Highly detailed. Graphics with permission from Logic Wizard. See Other Downloads.

    14th July 2003 New Helicopter - Apache AH-64 Lean, mean, fighting machine, etc. Highly detailed. Graphics with permission from Logic Wizard. See Other Downloads.

    11th July 2003 PRE-Flight has a new Sponsor - Gadgets Galore. Visit Gadgets Galore for great gadgets and gift ideas!

    5th July 2003 New Plane - Piper - Ever wonder how your tiny park flier handles as a monster 1/4 scale? You can see how with this 3-in-1 Piper 170 - fly it as a park flyer, 40-gasser, or 1/4 scale model. Graphics with permission from Mariano Fernandez Seco. See Other Downloads.

    30th June 2003 New Plane - Snoopy flier - Everyone's favorite beagle indulging in flights of fancy. Funny fun flier will get the giggles going. Graphics with permission from Mariano Fernandez Seco. See Other Downloads.

    26th June 2003 New Plane - F.Air 40 powered profile fun flier. Graphics with permission from Shinichiro Nishiya. See Other Downloads.

    25th June 2003 USB Adapter for PRE-Flight Interface now available. Converts USB port to serial COM port for PRE-Flight Interface and other serial devices. Great for flying on notebooks! See Order Page.

    7th June 2003 New Plane - The Carbon Falcon from Ace Sim RC . This Electric Park Flyer is the ideal beginners plane - slow and forgiving - but can perform when pushed. Features unique "Warperons" - no ailerons, elevator, or rudder! Real model is ARF(Almost-Ready-to-Fly) construction and actually folds right down to almost pocket size! See Other Downloads.

    21th May 2003 New Version: Fly with your buddy. Settle an old score. Learn to fly by watching the Pros. Join or watch a Virtual Airshow. Or just relax and chat. Announcing PRE-Flight Version 2 Multiplayer! Free download right here.

    23rd April 2003 New Plane - the Velocity XL from Experimental Aircraft Models. This unique model is a Canard - back to front. See EAM's website and download the PRE-Flight model and have a look at the latest in Experimental Homebuilt Aircraft!

    7th April 2003 New Aircraft - Yak-9 from AERC. WW II fighter, electric and aerobatic with camouflage livery. See Advanced Electric and Radio Control and get the PRE-Flight model as well as the real thing!

    18th February 2003 PRE-Flight AirShow - New Multiplayer version of PRE-Flight is now Available. See Buy AirShow to get your Copy. See AirShow Description for more Details. AirShow also supports more controllers - click here.

    Attention:Experienced Flyers! Make money from your favourite hobby - Start a Flying School where you can teach others to fly via the internet - using PRE-Flight AirShow!

    3rd December 2002 New Jet - SR-71 Blackbird - fastest and highest. See Other Downloads.

    11th November 2002 Big Update: PRE-Flight ver 1.95 now available. 4 new helis, 4 new planes, 4 new sceneries, scenery editor, and lots more! See Download PRE-Flight.

    3rd September 2002 PRE-Flight ver 1.9 rc flight simulator is now available. More models and better scenery - See Download PRE-Flight.

    23th August 2002 P-51 Mustang WWII Fighter. Fully animated control surfaces, retractable gear. Huge super-scale, fully-featured, and beautiful. See Other Downloads.

    18th August 2002 Statue of Liberty Scenery. Fly around a 3D model of New York's best known lady! See Other Downloads.

    6th August 2002 AeroDesigner - the companion program to PRE-Flight is now available. Design your aircraft as well as fly them! See Other Downloads.

    26th July 2002 Me-163 Komet. Powered by 15KG of rocket thrust, this model features fully animated moveable controls, elevons, and awesome sound effects. See Other Downloads.

    13th May 2002 The fully-built interface is now available(finally!). Order from this Page.

    9th May 2002 Introducing a new program for creating 3D aircraft geometry - Blender. - See a newly-constructed Blender resource page by Spinning Horse..

    4th March 2002 PRE-Flight ver 1.8a rc flight simulator is now available. This is a minor "bug" update - See Download PRE-Flight.

    7th February 2002 PRE-Flight FAQ now available - see FAQ Page.

    5th February 2002 Modifications/corrections to model flight characteristics are now available - see Other Downloads.

    3rd February 2002 The PRE-Flight Discussion Group is hotting up with a lot of tips and tricks and tidbits! Click on this link to browse and/or contribute.

    3rd January 2002 PRE-Flight version 1.8 rc simulator is now available. It's now DirectX ver 8 based - so the great graphics just got even better! See Download PRE-Flight now!

    22th October 2001 REALIZE - the 3D editor (for PRE-Flight rc simulator) is now available. See Other Downloads now!

    7th October 2001 Ergo 50 Helicopter. Featuring "Fireball" paint theme, awesome 3D capabilities, and loads of fun!. See Other Downloads now!

    23rd September 2001 T33 Shooting Star Electric Ducted Fan. This weeks featured download is the (Kyosho) T33 EDF featuring realistic, reflective, "aluminum" skin. The T33 is a fun-to-fly sport electric. See Other Downloads now!

    10th September 2001 PRE-Flight Official Release. PRE-Flight now has Quick Edit - enabling the user to quickly change model and scenery characteristics using simple property dialog screens. Create freely distributable flight recording "videos" of your flight - complete with stick positions in either mode 1 or mode 2. Even fly in mode 1 then send the recording of your flight to mode 2 users! Connect your RC Transmitter to PRE-Flight with an easy-to-build interface (see left for link) or simply use the joystick/keyboard .

    PRE-Flight is a fully user-configurable rc flight simulator and aircraft designer in one integrated package. PRE-Flight can be operated by a wide variety of RC transmitters and/or standard PC peripherals like the joystick or keyboard. PRE-Flight's "Physics and Rendering Engine" allows fast and accurate simulation of aircraft from parameters which are fully configurable by the user - down to the 3D shapes and color of the aircraft!

    It is this special feature which allows aircraft designers to "build", test and simulate their design prototypes before putting the first parts together or even buying the first components! Critical decisions on powerplant, wing area, dihedral - even paint schemes and tank capacities can all be simulated on PRE-Flight along with anticipated wind conditions and flying field dimensions. CL and CD tables can be included in the flight model to allow accurate flight physics. PRE-Flight's "dynamic parameter" specification files allow user-defined equations and function tables to govern all aspects of the flight model.

    Further news and developments will be posted on this website. If you have comments or questions, please feel free to contact me on this link ttransce@bigpond.net.au.

    Current List of Supported Transmitters or TX Controllers:

    -Futaba 2.4 GHz (6-pin square micro socket)
    -Futaba (6-pin square micro socket)
    -Futaba (6-pin round socket)
    -Spectrum/Spektrum DX6/DX6i
    -Spectrum/Spektrum DX7
    -JR (3.5mm socket)
    -JR 2.4 GHz (3.5mm socket)
    -Hitec (6-pin round socket)
    -Walkera Dragonfly 4ch
    -Walkera Dragonfly 6ch
    -Walkera Dragonfly 7ch PCM or non-PCM
    -Walkera Dragonfly 8ch
    -Blade CP, CP+ and CP Pro (E-Flite)
    -Blade CX (E-Flite)
    -Blade CX2 (E-Flite)
    -Blade 400 (Spektrum DX6/DX6i E-Flite)
    -Hummingbird (Century, round socket)
    -4-channel E-Sky/Esky/Honeybee/Twister (round socket)
    -6-channel CCPM E-Sky/Esky/Honeybee2 (round socket)
    -Multiplex (PPM, 5-pin socket)
    -Sanwa/Airtronics (PPM, 5-pin socket)
    -Sanwa (PPM, 6-pin socket)
    -Art-Tech E-Fly (round socket)
    -Tower Hobbies (round socket)
    -Kyosho (square socket)
    -Lexors (round socket)
    -Robbe (5-pin round socket)
    -Oris (round socket)
    -Graupner (stereo socket)
    -Graupner (mono socket)
    -Robbe (2.5mm mono socket)
    -Robbe (3.5mm mono socket)
    -Futaba with FM capability (2.5mm mono socket)
    -GWS (stereo socket)

    Supported Joysticks (Joystick version Only):

    -Any Windows-compatible joystick which can be calibrated in Windows' Control Panel, Gaming Options. This can be USB, Serial, Gameport, IR, etc. joysticks with up to 8 proportional channels.

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