The RF Real Flight Drone Simulator - It's not cheap
Having spent a wet day inside, willing the weather to improve so I can get out and fly my learner drone, a Hubsan X4 H107C, outside for the first time I have made the decision to purchase a drone simulator.
I have flown (I say flown but actually mean used) the H107C indoors a few times now but due to space restrictions I have only been able to make the drone take off, land and hover. I have moved the H107 around a bit, but I didn’t have the opportunity to move it far or fast. The UK weather really does suck and getting the chance to actually fly the X4 mini drone seems to be taking an age to arrive. I’m not going to give up though, and will simply sit it out until the chance arises which I hope will be soon.
After cruising a couple of the online drone forums I stumbled across an interesting thread on flight simulators, and if they were any good or not. There were drone pilots for flight simulators and there were drone pilots against flight simulators, which was to be expected however I fell in to the “for” camp. Given the title of this post I assume you have already got that though.
There isn’t a shortage of flight simulators around, however there appears to be a shortage of good flight simulators around and especially drone simulators. If I was going to buy a drone simulator I wanted one that included a proper controller with a mode 2 configuration. After all, there’s no point using a drone simulator with a keyboard/mouse when both of the drones I own use a controller. The number of drone simulators sold together with a mode 2 controller are even fewer, and the choice becomes quite limited.
After reading several reviews and watching Youtube clips the best drone simulator appeared to be the RF Real Flight Drone Simulator. This drone simulator is packed full of features, offers the best and closest to real life flying experience and it is sold with a controller. The only drawback with the RF Real Flight Drone Simulator is the price tag, which is not only several times more than other drone simulators but also eye watering.
Even though the RF Real Flight Drone Simulator is very expensive I think it could end up paying for itself over time. The H107C is a cheap and cheerful drone, but my other drone (a DJI SPARK) is quite an investment and all things considered (drone plus accessories) has ended up costing me several hundred pounds. If I crashed the Spark or fell victim to a fly away because I couldn’t fly it properly I would be gutted, and also out of pocket. All things considered I reached the conclusion the RF Real Flight Drone Simulator was worth buying and ordered a copy. It took me several hours to reach this decision, and I can assure you it wasn’t taken lightly.
With the RF Real Flight Drone Simulator I will be able to go for a fly whenever the mood takes me. During the hours of darkness, on wet afternoons, on windy days, when I have a spare hour or so between TV programs……. there are plenty of opportunities to use the simulator, and I will obviously update my blog once I take delivery and also start using it.
The RF Real Flight Drone Simulator is available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and eBay.com