If you are using VMWare Fusion 3.0 and still encounter an issue, please make sure that you update to version 3.1 from the VMWare website now, as this resolves most graphics-related issues.
If you notice that the background movement when flying a model is jerky, inconsistent or is not scrolling smoothly, or you notice a lag in control response between moving a stick on your radio and the model reacting onscreen, then you may be running Phoenix in too high graphical quality for your system specification, or your graphics drivers/Direct X components may need an update.
In this case you should not then switch on your radio while using it with Phoenix.
Many modern transmitters feature a special Simulator / Trainer Mode which vastly increases battery life when using your transmitter with a simulator.
Most modern transmitters will use a lot less battery power when used with a flight simulator such as Phoenix, but you must still have your batteries installed and charged.
• Connect any adaptors (if required) to your USB interface Many transmitter makes and models require an extra adaptor connector to join the USB interface to the radio's training port - even if the Phoenix USB interface appears to connect directly without any additional parts or connectors.
This does not affect the installation of Phoenix, but you may need to manually install/update Direct X after installation by doing the following: • Open your Phoenix installation folder (usually This message usually means that you either do not have the latest drivers installed for your motherboard and/or sound card, or you do not have the latest version of Direct X 9 components that Phoenix requires installed on your system.
Even if you have a later version of Direct X installed on your system, your Direct X 9 components may not be current, and so you should install the following update from the Microsoft Website: .If you are using an Intel-based Macintosh computer and are running Phoenix under VMWare Fusion or Parallels, please note that you may need to enable the Phoenix USB device under VMWare Fusion/Parallels setup for it to be detected by Windows and Phoenix.