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New Update Available
18th November 2014
Version 5.0.v
 
This update has been released to replace known issues with the 5.0.t - 5.0.u versions released yesterday. These were due to some server problems which have now been resolved.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these problems.
 
• This update is now available from your Phoenix 5.0 Launcher. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 5.0 now from our Downloads page.

 

New Update Available
4th November 2014
Version 5.0.s
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Major improvements in online stability
    • Fixed an issue with Gasser sound effects

 
• This update is now available from your Phoenix 5.0 Launcher. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 5.0 now from our Downloads page.
3 New User-made Models Available
4th November 2014
The following models are now available to download from the "Models > User-Made" section:
 
Author: Thierry Goulard
Su-37 Terminator turbine
Scale turbine jet





Dassault Rafale-M turbine
Scale turbine jet






Author: Christopher Lim
 
Graupner Yak-55
Electric indoor foamy
 

 

New Model Released
27th October 2014
Hangar-9  Inverza 62
Aerobatic airplane
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
 

 

5 New User-made Models Available
13th October 2014
The following models are now available to download from the "Models > User-Made" section:
 
Author: Thierry Goulard
A-7 Corsair turbine
Scale turbine jet





Dassault Mirage IVP turbine
Scale turbine jet





Dassault Mirage F-1 turbine
Scale turbine jet





Saab-35 Draken turbine
Scale turbine jet





 

Author: Christopher Lim
 
Hisky HCP-100
Micro-electric flybarless helicopter
 

 

New Model Released
13th October 2014
ParkZone Artizan
Electric aerobatic airplane
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.

 

New Model Released
6th October 2014
KDS Agile 5.5
Electric performance helicopter
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.

 

3 New User-made Models Available
19th September 2014
 
Author: Thierry Goulard
The following models are now available to download from the "Models > User-Made" section:
 
Dassault Mirage-2000 turbine
Scale turbine jet with 3 colour schemes





F-14A Tomcat turbine
Scale turbine jet with 3 colour schemes





F-15C Eagle turbine
Scale turbine jet with 2 colour schemes




 

 

New User-made Model Available
15th September 2014
 
Author: John Keenleyside
Eurofighter Typhoon
Scale turbine model




 

 

New Flying Site Available
15th September 2014
Whams Field
Photographic panoramic flying site
Original photography by: Alec Barber
  
• This flying site is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.

 

4 New User-made Models Available
15th August 2014
 
Author: John Keenleyside
The following models are now available to download from the "Models > User-Made" section:
 
Great Lakes Bi-Plane
Scale electric airplane





Junkers Ju 87
Scale glow airplane





P-21 Pilatus
Scale electric airplane





Piper Commanche
Scale glow airplane




 

 

5 New User-made Models Available
17th July 2014
 
Author: Thierry Goulard
The following models are now available to download from the "Models > User-Made" section:
 
Dassault Mirage F-1
Scale electric ducted-fan jet





F-14 Tomcat
Scale electric ducted-fan jet





Mig-31 Foxhound
Scale electric ducted-fan jet





SU-27 Flanker
Scale electric ducted-fan jet





SU-T50
Scale turbine jet
New Update Available
14th July 2014
Version 5.0.r
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Tilt-rotor models now fully editable
    • Added Trim attribute under Model > Controls section
    • Fixed some issues with biplane models taking off/landing
    • Fixed an issue with Multiplayer crashing after an extended period of time
    • New session host can now kick/ban users after original host quits
    • InfinityScape sites will now cache after first load for much faster subsequent loading times
    • Added "FPV" camera mode on 3D flying sites
    • Improved quadcopter physics
 
Phoenix Builder 1.0.l included:
    • Fixed some issues with publishing projects with certain filenames
    • Many improvements to the .obj loader
    • Fixed an issue with the Create Plane tool not showing correctly
    • Added "Normalise UVs" tool
    • Fixed issue on Scheme projects not being able to change a texture
 
• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
 

 

New V5 User-guides Available
14th July 2014
New V5 User-guides available
German, Spanish, French and Italian
• These updates should now be available from the "Downloads" menu if you have V5 installed under the "User Guides" section.
 

 

New User-created Flying Site
7th July 2014
AMG Myto
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Martin Zoubek  
• This site is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.

 

New Model Released
11th June 2014
DJI Phantom V1
Electric quadcopter
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Tutorial Videos Available
9th June 2014
Phoenix Builder tutorial videos
 
The following tutorial videos are now available to watch:
    • Basic flying site tutorial
    • Basic airplane tutorial
    • Basic helicopter tutorial

 
• These videos are now available from our Guides page.
New Model Released
27th May 2014
Thunder Tiger Raptor E700
3D/Aerobatic electric helicopter
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Model Released
21st May 2014
BA-609
Scale glow tilt-rotor
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Update Available
20th May 2014
Version 5.0.q
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Support for Tilt-Rotor models (coming soon)
    • Flight Info panel now shows flap angle
    • Models hovering over water now create ripples
    • Fixed some issues with Laser Combat rendering
    • Improved AI pilots' behaviour during competition modes
    • Blade MCPX model no longer sinks into 3D sites
    • Fixed an issue with tail-rotor failures
    • Added extra attributes for gear: Friction and Stiffness
 
Phoenix Builder 1.0.k included:
    • Added "Show/Hide Normals" view option
    • Added "Combine Geometry" tool
    • Fixed an issue when exporting geometry normals and material properties
    • Added "Measure" Tool
    • Added "Tilt-Rotor" objects
 
• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
 

 

New User-created Flying Site
12th May 2014
MLV Krumbach
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Otto Heinlein  
• This site is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Model Released
6th May 2014
Thunder-Tiger MiniTitan V2
Performance electric helicopter
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Model Released
23rd April 2014
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Hirobo Quark SG
Electric helicopter
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Update Available
17th April 2014
Version 5.0.p
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Major performance optimisations and improvements
    • New updated V5 User Guide (English only currently)
    • Improved text input for non-English keyboard layouts
    • Fixed an issue with loading user-made schemes
    • Fixed an issue with the Scale Wizard and non-metric units
    • Gliders can now be used with Spot Landing & Landing Training modes
    • GeeBee Z model now more steerable on runway
    • Improved SAFE simulation and model setups
    • On-screen battery display when fuel-time is enabled
    • Blade flap/flutter sound now recedes with distance
    • Fixed an issue with hand-launched models on multiplayer mode
 
Phoenix Builder 1.0.j included:
    • Warning when no light-source is created in flying site
    • Outliner auto-scrolls when items are dragged above/below the outliner's bounds
    • Fixed an issue with finding the Phoenix installation folder
    • Fixed an issue with the "import variant" tool

• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
New Model Released
7th April 2014
A6M Zero
Scale glow airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Update Available
31st March 2014
Version 5.0.n
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Re-added Scale Wizard under the Model > Edit menu
    • Buddy flight characteristics improved 
    • Now shows selected model and flying site on the Title Bar
    • Favourites toolbar now scrollable when many favourites are added
    • Folding props now visually fold when still
    • Multiplayer:
       • Smoother background resource loading when users change models
       • "No Collision" option now fully effective
       • Chat message window does not lag when much text is present
 
Phoenix Builder 1.0.i included:
    • First Person camera mode selectable from panel options
    • Fixed some issues with Skyline objects not visible
    • Clipped camera zoom levels
    • Mouse tooltips now work when changing toolbars 
    • Wind direction can now be rotated 
    • Can now use water brush in top-down mode 
    • Disable Node now works properly on Skyline, Area and Heightmap nodes
    • Fixed issue with node selection on the Outliner after some operations (e.g. renaming)
    • Improved the .obj loader to handle some rare cases
 
• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
New Model Released
13th March 2014
Multiplex Funcopter V2
Electric trainer helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have version 5.0 or above installed.
New Model Released
12th March 2014
Kasama Srimok .90
Performance nitro helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > downloads menu if you have Version 5 installed.
New Update Available
11th March 2014
Version 5.0.m
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Colour option now functions on flight recorder
    • Model smoke tuned
    • Smoother rotor and prop blur effects
    • Flying Site > Change menu can be closed using dialog's close ("X") button
    • Can now hold down scroll buttons to scroll a list
    • Tuned water physics
    • Helicopter gear state shows correctly on Flight Information panel
    • Fixed an issue in multiplayer mode when user selects a model not installed
    • More detailed display for model's functions including controls, expo and electronics modules
    • Eurofighter Typhoon EDF now has correct canard elevators
    • Option for model reset on pilot collision
    • Fixed an issue with small helicopters on 3D terrains
 
• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
New Update Available
5th March 2014
Version 5.0.l
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with corrupted textures on models on a small number of graphics-cards
    • Flight info panel now shows Gear State correctly
    • Nested combo-boxes easier to read under the Model > Edit screen
    • Per-model Engine Volume and Pitch Tuning attributes re-added to all models
    • Advanced Governor mode and settings re-added to helicopter models
    • Software Low Rates now function correctly
    • Blade 350 QX physical size corrected
 
• This update is now available from your Phoenix Launcher.
V5 Additional Models Now Available
5th March 2014
David Payne F-18
Scale turbine jet





F-16
Scale turbine and ducted-fan jet





Cessna 182
Scale glow airplane





Apache
Scale turbine and glow helicopter





Bell Jetranger
Scale Glow he





Huey UH-1H
Scale glow helicopter





Bell 222
Scale glow helicopter





• These models are now available from your System > Downloads menu.
New Update Available
3rd March 2014
Version 5.0.k
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Improved handling of electric and scale airplane models
    • Fixed an issue with favourites with a model not yet installed
    • Testing sites exported from Phoenix Builder now show in Flying Site > Change menu
    • Fixed a graphical issue with water after resolution change
    • Collective now effects smoke correctly
    • Cut Engine now functions correctly
 
PLEASE NOTE: This update will backup and then delete any Airplane variants you may have created in Version 5. 
This is because version 5.0.k makes major changes to parameters in many airplane models, and so your current airplane variants would not function as expected. You can find your previous variants in your Documents > PhoenixRC > Variants_backup folder, but please do not use these except for reference. This does not affect your helicopter variants.
New Update Available
1st March 2014
Version 5.0.j
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Optimised program performance and compatibility with lower-end graphics hardware
    • Improved parts breaking on impact
    • Several UI improvements
    • Several models tuned
 
• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
New Update Available
28th February 2014
Version 5.0.i
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Fixed some issues with training modes
    • Improved readability of nested Model > Edit attributes
    • Improved handling when selecting an invalid training/competition mode
    • Fixed an issue with the Wind Compass direction display
    • Re-added model reset when pilot crashes into themselves
    • Folding props no longer break on ground impact (when stopped)
    • Tutorial video commentary plays fully
    • Fixed an issue with edited InfinityScape sites not loading
    • Fixed an issue with helicopter not pirouetting after tail-rotor strike
    • More model parameters tuned
 
• This update should now be available from your Phoenix V5 launcher if you have V5.0a or above installed.
New Update Available
26th February 2014
Version 5.0.h
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Many airplane model parameters tweaked
    • Fixed an issue with knife-edge lift on helicopter models
    • Fixed an issue with model behaviour after a crash

PLEASE NOTE: This update will backup and then delete any Airplane variants you may have created in Version 5. 
This is because version 5.0.h makes major changes to parameters in many airplane models, and so your current airplane variants would not function as expected. You can find your previous variants in your Documents > PhoenixRC > Variants_backup folder, but please do not use these except for reference. This does not affect your helicopter variants.
Major New Version Available
17th February 2014

 

 

New Update Available
9th December 2013
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Version 4.0.q
New features, improvements and fixes:
• Several graphical optimisations
• Improved support for rare issues with Windows 8 and USB devices
 
• This update is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
31st October 2013
SBach 32 Thunderbolt
Performance/aerobatic airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
8th October 2013
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Multiplex Funcub
Electric high-wing trainer
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New User-created Flying Site
1st August 2013
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MC-Wehringen
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Otto Heinlein
• This flying site is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New User-created Flying Site
7th May 2013
Augsburg Sportshall
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Otto Heinlein
  
• This flying site is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
30th April 2013
Thunder Tiger Raptor .90 G4
3D/Aerobatic performance helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
15th April 2013
Blade Nano CP-X
Micro electric helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
Hobbyzone Firebird Stratos
2nd April 2013
HobbyZone Firebird Stratos
Twin electric trainer airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
18th February 2013
David Payne F-18 Turbine Hornet
Scale turbine jet
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
5th February 2013
Hangar 9 Pawnee 33%
Large-scale airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New User-created Flying Site
15th January 2013
MFC Gersthofen (v2)
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Otto Heinlein
  
• This flying site is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
2nd January 2013
Blade 300-X
Performance electric helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
10th December 2012
Hype RC "U Can Fly"
High-wing electric trainer airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
27th November 2012
Blade 500X
Performance electric helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New User-created Flying Site
27th November 2012
Neussass Sportshall
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Otto Heinlein
  
• This flying site is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
22nd November 2012
Blade 130-X
Performance electric helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
19th November 2012
SAB Goblin 700
Performance electric helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
5th November 2012
Hangar 9 Sukhoi 3.1m
Performance aerobatic airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
23rd October 2012
E-Flite Grasshopper
Electric scale airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
8th October 2012
Rave ENV 90 Nitro
Performance glow helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Flying Site Available
24th September 2012
Eli Field R/C Park
Photographic panoramic flying site
  
• This flying site is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
10th September 2012
Blade MQX
Electric quadcopter
In both "Plus" and "Cross" configurations
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New User-created Flying Site
3rd September 2012
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Genderkingen Airport (2 versions)
Photographic panoramic flying site
Created by: Otto Heinlein
  
• This flying site is now available from the Unofficial section of your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
27th August 2012
Blade 450-X
Electric flybarless helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Update Available
20th August 2012
Version 4.0.l
 
New features, improvements and fixes:
    • Error/Warning tone no longer repeats
    • Resolved rare issue with buddies on program exit
    • Fixed an issue with some drivers and shaders
    • Some E-Flite helicopters renamed
    • Fixed some issues when failing to join a multiplayer session
    • Fixed an issue with pressing ALT+GR disabling text box input
    • Removed some trasparent sections on "P.A. Addiction" and "Mini Ultimate" models
    • Improved "Seaking" floats so tail no longer sinks and breaks on water landing
    • "HobbyZone SuperCub LP" model moved to "Trainer" section
    • "Multiplex MiniMag" model physics tuned
    • Fixed an issue with reflections at edges of screen
    • Fixed some issues with shadowing and ripples on water
    • Fixed an issue with mipmapping
 
• This update is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
20th August 2012
Century Radikal G-30
Flybarless Gasser Helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
6th August 2012
E-Flite Apprentice 15e
Electric high-wing trainer airplane
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.
New Model Released
23rd July 2012
M.A. Whiplash 90 Nitro
Performance flybarless helicopter
 
• This model is now available from your system > check for updates menu if you have version 4.0 or above installed. If you have an earlier version then please update to version 4.0 now from our Downloads page.