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.
It includes 28 gliders (including some electric), 15 powered planes (including three control-line), a hang glider, and a quadcopter. The simulation includes realistic models of wind flow, turbulence and thermals. You can fly with AI/computer controlled planes too, keeping you company in the air.
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, Martin Wing, Mini-DLG, Minimoa, Notos (DLG), Phase 6, Plank (wing), PSS Spitfire, Quartz, Sherpa II, Spirit 2.6, Tigger (F3F), Trapeze, Dreamflight Weasel.
Electric gliders: Neoslope, trainer.
Powered R/C planes: AcroBat, Extra (3D, normal and large size), F18, GeeBee R2, RT Eraser Five, Sopwith Pup, Spitfire, High-wing trainer, twin-propeller delta, Electric Kato, Yak 54.
Control-line: Extra, Max Bee, 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.
- Add Litermonthalle Nalbach indoor scenery by Detlef Jacobi.
- Improve object editing and plane scaling.
- Graphical improvements. If upgrading on a low-end device, you may need to disable "Separate Specular" in the options if this causes too much slowdown.
- Reduce the wind strength in front of slopes slightly.
If you encounter problems after upgrading, try uninstalling/reinstalling, and if that doesn't work contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratings and Reviews
Don’t get any other but it needs a STOL airplane.
I have tried all kinds of rc simulators and everything of the sort. I am an RC airplane pilot and drone pilot and there is no simulator that is better than this. It is worth the money and more! The free version is OK I guess. I just wish it had more warbirds and at least one STOL plane mostly the STOL airplane though. **** YOU NEED A STOL PLANE LIKE THE KITFOX**** you can tell the maker actually cares about the sport too. It even says “flying real RC planes is even more fun!” Not the regular guys that just want to get popular with it.
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Not bad, almost "there". Good flight dynamics. Interface for setup is good, but advanced menu overbuilt and tough to learn for most, i'd think. Plenty of landscapes and challenges keep it interesting. No need (really) for such detail, but great to have, if you know what you are doing. 7/10 on playability. I DO keep it around and use it a fair amount. It definitely outlasted dozens of other similar games on my iPad.
This is by far the best simulator for mobile that I have found. It has so many options to tune it to what it really feels like to fly rc. I have just one idea: I love the way the JART M70 glider flies, do you think there is any way to bring in a powered version of it? That would be amazing!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.