Piston combustion engine modelling
Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures. Manage temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps.
Use intercooler flaps to cool Carburettor Air Temperatures (CAT) as high temperatures can adversely affect engine performance, and low temperatures can lead to gradual carburettor icing.
Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if engines are allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out and smoke will pour out of exhaust as oil is burned off.
Serious overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls including ultimate failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.
Realistic water injection (ADI) turns on gradually when enabled. Pushing the engine too hard without water injection automatically injects more fuel to keep cylinders cooler, creating realistic black smoke from unburned fuel.
Experience authentic asymmetrical drag when operating various flap systems in flight.
On hot summer days you will need to pay very close attention to your systems, possibly expediting your take-off to avoid overheating due to radiant ground heat.
Systems are influenced based on real world conditions.
Experience realistic start-ups with an engine that can cough and sputter until it catches and turns over.
Naturally speaking crew (American and British crews included). Your crew can help you, the captain, fly the plane by giving you critical information when you need it. For example, the Stratocruiser has a built-in take-off flap warning system that sounds if you apply more than 3/4 throttle and the flaps are not set to take-off position. If you apply throttle with flaps not properly set and hear this warning, your copilot will make a comment like, "Captain, you need to set your flaps to 25 degrees for take-off." Your flight engineer gives you advanced updates on systems, giving you time to react. Crew speech is not robotic but quick and natural. This system was created to help you fly the plane, just like a real crew, and to make your experience more pleasurable.
including everything from passengers to brakes squealing to the aircraft creaking.
Total freedom from start to finish. You are the captain, and are not forced to follow a linear progression. You are free to choose what to do and when, and your intelligent crew will adapt.
You learn the most when you are having fun. Our former Accu-Sim 377 is extensively used by Tim Chopp, owner of the Berlin Airlift’s C-54 and C-97 Stratofreighter for his own personal training
New career system is based on how well you manage your aircraft systems, quality of flight, and emergencies.
Intelligent passengers react to the weather, flight, and cabin conditions.
This Is Your Captain Speaking... The captain keeps passengers informed on the flight’s progress.
A Live Engineer manages systems which allows a true left-seat experience.
Virtual flight attendant performs her duties and reports to the crew.
Navigator’s station with real-time monitoring and calculation of wind and flight conditions.
Professional Audio with new sound suite including over 15 electrical motors, authentic switches, wind, cabin creaks, etc.
Natural Speech constructs sentences dynamically from a pool of over 1,000 sound recordings.
Accu-Sim physics system shakes the cockpit and airframe based on both external and internal conditions.
Real-time passenger loading and unloading
Deeper systems modelling throughout including oil pressure loss, friction heat and cabin pressurisation failures.
New Cabin Pressurisation Module driven by the turbochargers.
New Climate Control Systems
including 24,000 watt air conditioning compressors along with dual body heaters.