PicaSim - Flight Simulator
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This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
What's New in Version 1.19.0
- 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 email@example.com
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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.
Really good flight sim, just needs controller support
I really enjoy this but touchscreen is not the best for training. If this game had s controller it would elevate the training ability. And maybe some more planes :)
Great Sim for the Price. Needs more variety of aircraft.
Out off all the sims in the App Store I believe this one to be the best. Only recommendation for the developer is to incorporate more variety of aircraft; helicopters, jets, large scale, etc. I love how many sailplanes are in this though.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 24, 2017
- Version: 1.19.0
- Size: 69.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Danny Chapman
- © 2016 Danny Chapman
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.