PicaSim - Flight Simulator
Learn to fly radio controlled gliders and powered planes in this highly realistic flight simulator. You can use it to practise aerobatics, have a lazy fly on a rainy day, or compete to fly as fast as possible in a number of races with online leaderboards (using Scoreloop).
It includes 21 gliders (including two electric), 11 powered planes (including two control-line), a hang glider, and a quadcopter. The simulation includes realistic models of wind flow, turbulence and thermals.
The sceneries include a variety of slope and flat field sites. Some are panoramic, with high graphical quality, but a fixed viewpoint. Others are 3D scenes where you can fly in or behind the plane.
It is highly configurable, so you can create and explore new terrains from inside the app, as well as adjust settings such as the wind modelling, aeroplane settings (including size and ballast) etc.
If you've never flown a radio-controlled plane before, you'll probably find it hard to fly at first. Check the support website for a video and hints on how to fly. PicaSim flight simulator won't teach you how to fly, but it can help you learn - persevere and the sky is the limit!
The planes included are:
Gliders/sailplanes: ASW15, Banana, Canard, Discus, trainer, Neoslope, Genie, Icarus (DLG), Jart, Kato, Le Fish (standard & ultralight), Magpie, Notos (DLG), Phase 6, Plank (wing), Tigger (F3F), Trapeze, Weasel.
Electric gliders: Neoslope, trainer
Powered R/C planes: AcroBat, Extra (3D, normal and large size), F18, GeeBee R2, RT Eraser Five, High-wing trainer, twin-propeller delta.
Control-line: Extra, Peacemaker.
Other: Wasp (quadcopter), Moyes XS 142 (hang glider).
You can read a detailed review of PicaSim in the February 2013 edition of Radio Controlled Soaring Digest at www.rcsoaringdigest.com - "PicaSim is a fantastic flight simulator ... after a short time it’s like having a real transmitter in your hands".
The support website provides some information on how to add your own planes and sceneries to the simulator - and has a link to a forum if you have any questions/suggestions etc.
- New planes: Kato, GeeBee and Icarus.
- Races for Icarus and GeeBee.
- Now able to set text background colour - in settings.
- Options to smooth the camera direction.
- Aerodynamics improvements to most planes, plus graphical improvements to a few.
- Remove Wasp fully stabilised mode and maintain absolute height, not height above terrain.
- Prevent tunneling through the terrain.
- Better hand launches.
- Increase/improve loading screen texts.
- Four axis controller for Le Fish.
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- Jun 24, 2014
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