This high quality RC flight simulator includes a CD with software and user manual in electronic format, and a USB interface with an adapter to fit the transmitter of your choice.
The USB interface is fitted with a 3.5 mono jack that can be directly used with JR/Spektrum/HitecAurora/Turnigy/GraupnerMX. An adapter is required for other transmiters (sold separately), consisting on a short cable with a female 3.5 mono jack on on one end, and the right type of connector for the particular transmitter on the other end. Available connectors include: Futaba Square Plug, DIN6 for Futaba Round Plug and Hitec, Multiplex (DIN5, compatible with DIN7 and DIN8), Graupner with Trainer Socket (jack 3.5mm stereo), and ESky/WFly/Storm (minDIN4).
The latest full version of the software can be freely downloaded from the download page at www.aerosimrc.com. Try it out before you buy it!!!
Without the original USB cable, the flying time is limited to two minutes after which the model stops flying and a message inviting to purchase the simulator is displayed.
The upgrade policy is that all future software updates, including new functions, models and scenarios will be free to download.
The simulator is quite popular among FPV enthusiasts for its unique FPV features. The on-board FPV Camera in all models can be controlled from the transmitter (or even from a Head Tracker), and several types of OSD present the GPS and flight data in a realistic way. There are also customers interested in practicing FPV over their actual flying site, and the simulator includes a Scenario Generator to build new scenarios from satellite imagery, captured, for instance, from Google Earth.
Please, watch these simulated FPV videos:
FPV flight: http://vimeo.com/11409098
It also includes several MikroKopter models that have been tested by the creator Holger Buss, and MK users are finding very attractive the simulator in order to protect their investment by learning to fly them first in the simulator. Also the GAUI 330X-S is included.
This is the video created by Holger, showing the performance of the MK models in the simulator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMVr1nE58WU
Here is the MK promotional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g110XcnWwFY
APM HIL mode (connect APM to simulate hardware in the loop)
Thanks to Jean-Louis Naudin for this tutorial on how to connect/configure your Mission Planner and APM to fly in AeroSim RC Flight Simulator http://code.google.com/p/ardupilotdev/wiki/HILTestAeroSIM
Latest info for APM 2.3 firmware here http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/arducopter-2-3-released?xg_source=activity&id=705844%3ATopic%3A773109&page=47#comments
Zip file for models and PID for 2.4 firmware here: http://ardupilotdev.googlecode.com/files/ArduCopter224_xp1.zip
There are two Training Programs: (1) Airplane, and (2) Helicopter/Multicopter.
The Training Programs are designed for those with no experience at all on RC, and we are getting very good feedback from the users who try them.
When you buy this product alone, it fits nicely in a padded envelope* so you will save on shipping! (*Canada only, no tracking number)
- Pentium III or compatible at 1GHz
- Graphic Card with at least 32MB RAM with OpenGL driver.
- 512 MB RAM
- 200MB hard disk space
- CD-ROM Player
- Sound card compatible with DirectX
- Free USB port to connect the transmitter
- Compatible Radio Transmitter Futaba/Sanwa/Hitec/Multiplex/JR/Spektrum with trainer connector.
- Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits), Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000
- Pentium 4 or compatible at 2GHz
- Graphic card ATI or NVIDIA with 128MB and with OpenGL driver