RC Flight Simulator by AccuRC
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AccuRC is the worlds first aerodynamically accurate RC flight simulator featuring:
|Aerodynamically correct model behaviour|
|Based on real aircraft physics and fluid dynamics|
|Unique Workbench feature with real components|
Start your journey into the new world of 3rd generation RC flight simulation.
What is AccuRC RC Flight Simulator?
AccuRC is the world's first aerodynamically accurate RC flight simulator, featuring aerodynamically correct model behaviour, based on mathematical modelling of real world aircraft physics and fluid dynamics.
AccuRC has a unique workbench for viewing and editing models, enabling you to change and add working components such as servos, blades, motors and more. This allows you to configure the virtual model to behave and fly like your own.
Why Buy AccuRC RC Flight Simulator?
AccuRC offers what no other simulator available on the market does. Our market-leading radio control simulator also simulates the environment, virtual air interacts with the components of the model, providing a real-world simulation experience where the model can actually fly and generate lift as a real life model would.
Experienced users will tell you that our unique RC flight simulator "just flies", there is no need to configure and guess parameters that don't relate to real life modelling. This is done using our modelled mechanical control system, moving the components that interact with airflows to alter the model's direction and velocities. This level of reality and experience is provided by our custom and proprietary aerodynamics/environment engine.
What Makes AccuRC RC Flight Simulator Different?
AccuRC is a truly unique RC simulator, unrivalled by our competitors. Our “workbench” area enables the user to see the control system working, tune models, swap out components, change colour schemes and change the settings of electronic devices such as gyros and flybarless controllers.
AccuRC is the only platform which will accurately teach you how to set up a real life RC model, transforming any basic 4 channel transmitter into a sophisticated 8 channel transmitter, using our unique virtual transmitter.
Is AccuRC RC Flight Simulator Fully Customisable?
Each model within the simulator has an extensive list of interchangeable components which operate as in real life, further adding to the realistic operation of our market leading simulator. You can fully customise your model to your tastes, as you would do to a model in real life, for example, swap a slow servo for a fast one in the RC flight simulator and the control will speed up and react as a real life swap would.
Each component within the RC flight simulator is accurately based on its real life counterpart. With attention to detail being key, some components even contain the internal microchip code of the actual real life device.
AccuRC's models are created with far greater attention detail that any other RC flight simulator on the market, usually resulting in 3x the polycount of the competition's models, creating stunning visuals to go with our incredible physics. All models available within the RC flight simulation have to be accurate to the millimetre, to inherit the flight characteristics of its real life counterpart.
AccuRC RC flight simulator contains a fully working and realistic control system, even down to moving the balls on the servo horns. Even the smallest changes will affect how your model flies, mimicking a real life RC flight experience.
What Does 3rd Generation Mean?
Over the years there have been several distinct stages in RC simulation development. Originally starting with wire-frame or filled-triangle graphics using basic force based physics, these simulators pioneered RC's entry into the computing world as the 1st generation. Then came the 2nd generation of simulators, introducing photo-realistic models and sceneries but following the same physics approach. Finally there is the 3rd generation, pioneered by ourselves. The 3rd Generation uses photo-realistic graphics but takes a leap forward from previous generations of RC simulators with the use of active control systems, real aerodynamics and airflow modelling.
With AccuRC you are at the fore-front of RC flight simulation.
|Class:||115 FS Nitro Plane|
Logo 600 SE
|Model:||Logo 600 SE|
|Class:||600 Electric Helicopter|
T-Rex 600N Flybarless
|Model:||T-Rex 600N Flybarless|
|Class:||600 Nitro Helicopter|
Spitfire Super Glow
|Model:||Spitfire Super Glow|
|Class:||115 FS Nitro Plane|
Unique Aerodynamics Module
AccuRC isn't just a simulator - it's a complete modelling experience! Designed to give you the pleasure of owning, configuring and flying real models, every aircraft is accurately detailed and can be configured to meet your own requirements. Examine your aircraft in the 'Workbench' - a unique feature where you can see the control system working, tune your models, swap out components, change colour schemes and change the settings of electronic devices such as gyros and flybarless controllers. And you're not limited to one set-up per model - you can have several copies, each one set up differently. AccuRC lets you enjoy a fantastic new level of realism using Nvidia PhysX Technology alongside our custom written aerodynamics engine - it's like the real thing!
Full System and Environment Simulation (FuSES ©) is how we describe AccuRC's recreation of the entire RC component and control system from transmitter output to control surface movement. The simulator takes this virtual system and applies it to the environment using established aerodynamic theory to produce the most realistic and complete RC simulator on the market.
Ultra Detailed Models
AccuRC represents a significant advance in simulator design because of the way it reproduces aircraft in its virtual environment. All aspects of models are reproduced to a high level of fidelity including the main structure, canopies, fuselages, servos, electronics and motors. In addition, the performance and physical characteristics of each of these components is reproduced, e.g. servo speed and latency, engine power curves, blade and propeller pitch and chord, etc.
AccuRC models are created using a CAD system and are then precisely rendered complete with working control systems and configurable components. That means you can now equip and tune the virtual model just as you would your own. What's more, choosing different linkage set ups will alter the behaviour of control surfaces and produce a corresponding effect on the flight characteristics of the model. With AccuRC you are free to change blades, canopies, servos, engines and set the model up just as you would your own. Each model you take from the 'Model Hangar' is configured to fly 'out of the box' but you can then set the model up according to your own preference.
Working Control System
One of the incredible features you'll discover in AccuRC is that every model has a fully working control system. Servos connect to control surfaces via properly articulated linkages including complex systems such as swashplates and collective pitch control arms. It's just like the real thing!
Training & Model Configuration
We've taken a different approach to flight training. Rather than create an artificial environment with limited control functionality, we've introduced a flight stabilization feature in the virtual flybarless controller. This provides beginners with control assistance which can be gradually reduced as they learn. AccuRC also provides you with a suite of tutorial videos to ensure that you have a structured approach to learning to configure and fly both fixed wing and helicopter models. These are accessed directly through the simulator and a virtual transmitter is displayed on screen to show you the control inputs. Learning the skills to control model aircraft is one thing, but learning about how model aircraft work and operate is quite another - AccuRC is the only simulator to allow you to explore a wide variety of real model aircraft and properly understand how they operate.
AccuRC 1.5 Release Notes
AccuRC version 1.5 is our biggest update yet with many new features added. For a full list, read on!
The main feature of AccuRC 1.5 is the addition of fixed wing aircraft. We've ventured into uncharted territory with complete modelling of the aerodynamic properties of fixed wing aircraft from fast forward flight through to complex stall characteristics. This research was carried out on real models alongside proven aerodynamic theory so you can be sure it's been done thoroughly. The simulation is done with full airflow modelling and real time aerodynamic calculations just like our helicopters. With 8 new planes added in our first update you can be sure to have a good selection to choose from, many more are on the way! The new additions include:
|Alpha 40 EP|
Multiple optimisations have been carried out to improve the speed and efficiency that AccuRC runs. This has resulted in much better performance on lower spec machines. More information is in the video below:
AccuRC 1.5 (beta) - low specification laptop demonstration
Extensive research has been put into improving the characteristics of the rotor blades on RC Helicopters. The radius of gyration has been accurately measured and refined for each rotor blade. New aerofoil profiles have also been created to accurately model the blade's characteristics in flight and autorotation as a result of extensive research. Just to finish it off we have also accurately modelled the rotor disk textures and reflections to give you amazing in-flight graphics.
In addition to this we've added some Spin 700 blades, tweaked all of the helicopter pro setups and added extreme setups for those that want that little bit more agility and refined our torque handling for servo loads to accurately simulate the stresses that servos and pushrods go through in flight.
AccuRC 1.5 Compatibility with AccuRC 1.4 Models
AccuRC 1.5 will work with models from release 1.4, however, the changes from 1.4 to 1.5 are extensive. It is unlikely that a 1.4 model will fly the same when used in AccuRC 1.5. Our recommendation would be to scrap user built 1.4 models and move to 1.5 based models as they have a lot more functionality under the covers and fly significantly better than the previous 1.4 models.
The complete list of features added in the AccuRC 1.5 update include:
|Fixed Wing with 8 new aircraft:|
|Alpha 40 EP|
|Spin 700 Blades|
|Refined rotor radius of gyration (Center of Gravity) on all blades|
|New refined aerofoils on main and tail rotor blades which improve autorotation and flight characteristics|
|New rotor textures|
|New rotor lighting|
|CSM RevLock 40 collective management added to the AH720|
|Pro-heli setups tweaked|
|Extreme-heli setups added|
|Bump mapping shaders|
|Servo torque and torque loading for pushrods|
|ESC fast startup added|
|Many more bug fixes and optimisations|
We are aware of the following issues in AccuRC 1.5:
Flybar helicopters - various issues, some fly better than others. Flybar paddle aerodynamic model will be updated to provide better flight dynamics in a future update.
AccuRC Screenshot Gallery
Below are some shots from within the simulator, all of which are unaltered.