Boy is this simulator cool especially for RC sailplane enthusiasts. The way the plane flies is quite realistic. You have the choice of a thermal field and also a slope venue. You can vary parameters of the flying sites and of the planes.
But wait, that’s not all. You also get the ability to try Dynamic Soaring without smashing your pride and joy. That alone is worth the price of admission, of course the fact that it is FREE is an added bonus. Go to Cape Cod, switch the wind to 180 degrees and start your plane from about 100 feet then get in the groove!
If that isn’t enough check out Oliver Bourdes modified version which is made to simulate F3F racing. It seems to do a fairly realistic job too. It is really hard to break in to the high 30’s and the best I’ve seen posted at this point is around 34 seconds.
Jan Kansky makes a cable which plugs into your Futaba, Hitec or other similar radio. If you are into building your own, Jan can supply an IC you will need to wire in your cable. You can contact him through the Yahoo Group.
It just keeps getting better! For you Microsoft haters out there there is a Linux version!
Most support type questions can be answered through the web at Yahoo Groups at:
You will also need to go there to download the Sim.