Aerosoft Releases World Of Aircraft: Glider Simulator

May 27, 2021
X-Plane
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A new simulator appeared early Wednesday morning, The World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator which represents the first to enter the series. Glider Simulator puts you in the cockpit of the aircraft you find on an airfield dedicated to gliders. You will find older and modern gliders, even a motor glider and a glider with auxiliary engine situated in the simulator.

Glider Simulator places you at Herrenteich airport, a small airfield on the borders of the Rhine river, close to Speyer (and Speyer airport is included). A 50 by 50-kilometer area is modeled in high detail with tens of thousands of trees, houses and commercial buildings. A 30-centimeter ground image provides a perfect backdrop for the area. 

Some of the features include:

User Interface

  • Very easy to use interface, avoiding complex choices
  • Six languages for user Interface, radio, and audio  (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Dutch)
  • Three languages manuals (English, German, French, more to come)

Gameplay

  • Training for many flight stages for Wilga and Blaník
  • Free flight with all models
  • Multiplayer mode with Aero tow (Wilga and Blaník)

Content

  • 2,500 km² handcrafted terrain, near Mannheim, the border of the river Rhein
  • One high detail (Herrenteich), one low end detail airport, Speyer, close the Technik Museum Speyer
  • Five usable aircraft
  • LET L-13 Blaník, a world-renowned glider, often used for training
  • Diamond HK36 Dimona, a two-seater motor glider
  • Schleicher ASK21, two-seater glider with good performance and solid aerobatics capacity
  • Schleicher ASK21 Mi, motorized self-launching glider with small rotary engine
  • PZL-104 Wilga, robust four-seater aircraft, used for many roles, very suitable to aero-tow

Graphics

  • Animated road traffic, ships
  • Ray-traced clouds
  • Animated windsocks
  • Birds in thermals
  • Cloud shadows
  • Advanced effects model, including dust
  • Detailed flexing of wing surfaces

Flight Model

  • Per-element based flight model: each surface split into many sections, aerodynamic forces computed for each section individually, then integrated. 360x360 deg flow provides for natural and seamless stalls, spins, tailslide, hammerhead turn and so on
  • Blade element model (BEM) for variable pitch props provides for very precise computation of both linear (thrust) and rotational (asymmetric propwash) components
  • Mass-flow based model for internal combustion engine, correct computation of manifold pressure
  • Correct coupling of the prop to the engine (torque developed equalized by torque consumed by the prop)
  • Full computation of windmilling mode, including backward flow conditions
  • Gyroscope effect, p-factor effect computation

Sound Model

  • Many sound effects normally not seen in simulators, for example the stick hitting its stops
  • Flow sounds depend on angle of attack, not only airspeed
  • Far distance prop sounds

Atmosphere Model

  • Thermals model based on real life flight test data
  • Thermals emerge, dissipate with time, get blown away with the wind
  • Velocity gradient across the upstream of thermals (so you can feel at which side of your aircraft the lift is highest
  • Area & Airports

Aerosoft quoted that Glider Simulator is a pure VFR simulator so it only simulates flights done without complex instruments which requires you to navigate with your compass and your eyes. The team added that once you complete the training missions you receive access to a Multi-player gamemode.

The pricing is set at 28.42£ on the Aerosoft Store

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