neXt - CGM rc Heli Flight Simulator, developed by Eiperle CGM
System: Apple Mac OSX (Intel), Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux Languages: English, French, German
Version 1.275 available from 1th March 2014 - History
The neXt level of heli simming. We gave our rc Helicopter Flight Simulator the name neXt because it heralds the next evolution
in the model flight simulator industry.
Thanks to the highly effective programming beneath the hood of the graphics engine, you'll get the highest quality not only on the latest
hardware, but also smooth performance on older computer systems. To demonstrate this quality, let's compare real flights with simulator
flights. All input devices that output a joystick signal will be accepted (see compatibility list). The neXt contains
seven flight sceneries (MBG Mauchenmuehle, MSV Oberhausen-Rheinhausen, AMA Muncie USA, Flying Devils Stralsund, MFG Bad Saulgau, Airport Porta
Westfalica, FMK Braunschweig) and 16 helicopters.
More scenes, helicopters and functions will be added in free updates.
All v 1.x updates are free of charge.
- Align T-Rex 800E PRO DFC
- Align T-Rex 700E PRO DFC HV
- Align T-Rex 700E, MicroBeast flybarless system and SLS APL LiPo
- Align T-Rex 600E PRO DFC
- Align T-Rex 450PRO DFC
- Banshee 700 Limited Edition
- SAB Goblin 700
- JR Vibe 90 SG FBL
- Rave Ballistic 635
- Mikado Logo 600 SE
- Mikado Logo 600 3D
- Mikado Logo 500 SE
- Voodoo 700
- Voodoo 600
- EC Tiger (Eurocopter, 2m)
- Bell 222 700E
Beginner: The hover flight trainer progressively enables more and more control functions in order to help beginners learn hovering
from the four predefined angles. An inverted-flight trainer completes this training program. The switchable autopilot simulates the flight
behavior of real helicopters with HC3SX and SK720 rescue systems.
Advanced: The Simulator is of course fully 3D. If necessary, the neXt shows the stick movements with four available control
assignments. Now you can train blade scratching. Practice autorotations and learn the required pitch inputs to perform the
manoeuvre in reality with confidence.
Fun: Try to land your helicopter at a box. A optional marker shows the position of the helicopter on the ground. Meet your friends online in flight meetings. A maximum of up to 10 pilots can attend a room. Record your best flights and save them to disk.
Demo version: You can download the neXt helicopter simulator for free from our
server and test it via keyboard shortcuts. If you would like to try out your own transmitter before you buy, you can do this for 2 minutes.
Installation: You get the neXt in a zip file archive. Just copy the contents to a location of your choice - no further installation
Copy protection: The online activation requires an internet connection. Up to two computers can be registered. Available updates
are displayed at startup.
Model and scene design: Our helicopter flight simulator is compatible with almost all 3D design programmes (such as Blender, Maya,
Maxxon Cinema, 3D Studio Max,... ). Additional helicopters can be created a day after receiving the data.
New Service: Order the download or CD version with credit card or PayPal and you can download the neXt CGM rc Heli Simulator
immediately! Start using it straightaway while the CD is on its way by airmail.
Luca Pescante is flying a T-Rex 700E in the neXt rc Helicopter Simulator. Great Flight... enjoy it!
Do you remember his name?
- 1st place Junior F3N World Championship 2013
- 1st Place F3N Italian Championship 2013
... and a lot more.
New Heli: Align T-Rex 700E PRO DFC HV, setup by Luca Pescante.
Sun reflections on the rotor blades.
Heli-Text text size is modified for the new camera mode.
The cloud region preset is set to the fastest cloud region.
Improved button setup.
New Heli: Align T-Rex 800E PRO DFC, setup by Luca Pescante
Camera mode: keep ground in sight.
Sun reflections on the helicopters.
Mikado helis got their original sound.
New installer fixes an missing DLL error message.
New Heli: Mikado Logo 500 SE
Vibe Setup from Urs Hotz (Schwebebiene).
Bug fixes: Online-Scenery-Loader and Online-Friend-Finder.
New Heli: Mikado Logo 600 3D
A sort function in the helicopter menu. So you can list only the helicopters of a specific manufacturer.
Now the nitro engine of the Vibe can get overheated. You can adjust that by changing the ‚Overheat' parameter.
Flare Tone: Very useful for autorotation training. A tone informs the pilot about the actual flare strength. You can switch on these feature in the sounds tab.
Now camera damping can be reduced.
Helicopter textures are now sharper when flying awa.
Better setups for all helicopters.
New Heli: Align T-Rex 600E PRO DFC
A new search function shows the amount of pilots in each cloud region.
New Heli: Mikado Logo 600 SE
Lag compensation in online flight meetings fixes jitters while server is under load.
Better setups for all helicopters.
New Heli: EC Tiger (Eurocopter, 2m)
Autorotation simulation works now with all helicopter weights.
Expert parameter settings for autorotation simulation.
Minor bug fixes.
New Heli: Align T-Rex 450Pro DFC
An audio signal draws attention to incoming chat messages (Tab: Sounds).
Now you can copy chat messages into the clipboard. That's very useful for links.
Old chat messages are deleted automatically from the list.
Extended range for rotor dish transparency
Preset for network guest sound on/off (Tab: Simulator)
Some minor bugfixes
Dynamic friction for crash simulation
Binoculars (Tab: Camera)
Automatic network room name can be disabled (Tab: Simulator)
'Enter' sets the focus onto the chat window
Improved autorotation simulation
Online flight meetings: Now up to 10 pilots can attend a room.
Key J: Chat window on/off.
Flight recorder: Now also works in OSX sandbox.
Key V: Opens the Recorder window, record start/stop, play stop.
New Heli: Voodoo 600
Added a dummy heli for guest helis which are not available on the own computer.
Ping can be shown permanently (Tab Simulator).
No seperate activation for online flight meetings.
The selected heli is marked in the preview image.
Online flight meetings. A maximum of up to 7 pilots can attend a room, without changing your network configuration.
Flight recorder: Enable the recorder on the ‚Camera' tab. Flight recordings are stored to the AssetBundles/FlightRecordings folder.
Screenshot: Pressing the "Q" key saves a screenshot to the AssetBundles/Snapshots folder.
Pressing the "C" key loads the previously selected helicopter.
neXT has been compiled with the latest Unity 4.2 engine, so some minor bugs have been fixed. This includes: Crashes on OSX
and older graphics chips resulting from mismatched settings, better Linux support (cut and paste, web browser start) and faster
The program code has now completly been optimized for performance.
Previous sceneries are not longer compatible, this is due to the new Unity3D engine. Please delete them from the AssetBundle
folder before installing the update.
Scenery loader with cache. If a scene was had selected once, the load times are just under 2 seconds.
Online scenery loader. Additional sceneries can now be downloaded and stored automatically. The size of the cache is limited
to the available disk space on the system partition. Please select in the graphic tab which size you like to download (2k
or 4k resolution).
Clean cache function (o key to unlock).
The window close button 'x' is now at the top right corner.
Autorotation parameter curves have been optimized.
Input signal jumps can be filtered out. The switch for this is located in the calibration window. Activate this function
when using a Spektrum DX6.
Banshee got his original sound.
Flight duration (heli tab). If you fly for longer the motor will stop and you must perform an autorotation.
Wind simulation (simulator tab)
You can save the actual helicopter position as spawn point by pressing the "f" key on your keyboard.
For the autorotation training you can set the start height on the simulator tab.
The 'Logarithmic' zoom mode produces a more realistic zoom behaviour.
Maximum zoom distance is adjustable.
Show ground camera mode - especially useful for autorotation training.
There is a switch to hide objects which are in far distance (graphics tab), please disable this option when experiencing
Autorotation trainer: Go to the 'Simulator' tab and switch 'Display on the Heli' to 'Auro'. Text colours are red for maximum,
yellow for minimum and white for no flare.
neXt now simulates the dynamic air resistance of the main blades, this will result in a more realistic speed flight behaviour.
Improved crash simulation.
The Windows version now also has an installer, so your sceneries won't get lost while installing future updates.
All sceneries are updated.
New physical behavior of the helicopter after a crash.
New Helicopter: Rave Ballistic 635 (Curtis Youngblood)
New Helicopter: Voodoo 700 (Acrobat Helicopters)
New Scenery: Airport Porta Westfalica
The shadow bias is now adjustable. For most video cards the value 0 is perfekt. Then the skid shadows while landing won't
be cut off. The bias defines the minimal distance of shadow, where the shadow is calculated. Older graphics cards will flicker
bias is set to 0. So increase the value to 2.
Optimized rotor appearance.
The crash behaviour of the skid is now optimised.
A sky grid is very useful for a better orientation in the practice of aerobatic manoeuvres.
For aerobatics training you can enable the flight box. The box will be shown as soon as you leaving the flight box.
Tooltips in the helicopter and simulator settings.
Now all 4 flight conditions can be switched by a transmitter.
Adjustable transparency of the rotor dish.
Presets are displayed per flight condition in the helicopter setup right next to the input fields.
Table in the MBG Mauchenmuehle is corrected (regarding smoke and shadows).
The neXt logo is now hideable.
The pitch curve window is hideable.
The menus are now less transparent (better visible).
Licensing on CPU ID instead of the unique identifyer.
Heli start point is now determined by Raycast.
The Internet address for updates and registration is updated. With this update, the online activation is working again.
At 03.07.2013 our server had a hard drive damage. A SSL certificate cannot transferred to a new server.
There is a flight box which is very helpful for precise flight training.
New Heli: Banshee 700 Limited Edition.
The lift factor of the main rotor is now also simulated.
Left ALT button for menu.
Simulation improved after a crash.
New scenery: MFG Bad Saulgau.
Automatic switching between proportional channel and button during the calibration process.
Special functions can be operated either via buttons, switches and control.
Now you can switch the flight conditions 1 and 2 by transmitter.
The calibration wizard is improved. Now already used functions cannot be mapped to any other functions.
Demo time is suspended during the calibration process.
Special functions can be associated for remote controls and joypads as buttons, switches and sliders. Some 4-channel interfaces
have usually two or four button functions, thus can be used in the neXt for special functions. The auto rotation function
is not active yet, even though you may already associate it.
Helicopter preview pictures.
The distance calculation for the loudness of the helicopter sound is now adjustable. The physically correct calculation
(logarithmic) and the linear calculation, which is generally louder.
MAC addresses of virtual network adapters are not used for registering the neXt.
The MAC address can choosed in the license tab.
The simulation speed can be set in the simulator tab. So, you can practise difficult figures at a slower speed.
Beautiful shadow calculation (same render speed as before).
All settings in the simulator tab are now saved.
Minor GUI bug fixed.
French texts corrected.
Exact height calculation, even over uneven terrain.
Exact ground effect calculation, even over uneven terrain.
A laser beam (heli-marker) marks the depth position of the helicopter on the ground.
Accurate and faster collision calculation for uneven mesh floors.
Error message, if the MAC address is missing.
French language support.
Threshold value in the calibration is preset to joystick/remote control, skip button removed.