World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator

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World of Aircraft is a series of stand-alone simulators that each focus on a specific kind of flying. World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator includes a series of (motor-) gliders and tow aircraft based on a high-definition flying area.

World of Aircraft uses a dedicated graphics and physics engine to simulate small aviation. Each edition focuses on one specific kind of aviation and will always contain the area, airport(s) and aircraft you need to explore that kind of aviation. Because it does not want to cover the whole world and all kinds of aviation, you get more detail for the parts that are in the simulation when compared with full blown simulators.

This is a pure VFR simulator so it only simulates flights made without complex instruments and you navigate with your compass and your eyes. It’s about the joy of being in the air and mastering your machine.

The first release in the series - Glider Simulator - puts you in the cockpit of the aircraft you'd find on an airfield dedicated to gliders. You will find older and modern gliders, and even a motor glider and a glider with auxiliary engine waiting for you. You will also find a highly detailed tow aircraft to get your gliders in the air.

The flight modelling is exquisite and will show the strengths and weaknesses of each model. Glider Simulator is most certainly a simulation, not a game, and you will need to invest some time in learning to fly the aircraft.

See the Detailed Description below for the full list of features!

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User interface

  • Very easy to use interface, avoiding complex choices
  • Six languages for user interface, radio and audio  (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Dutch)
  • Manuals in three languages (English, German, French, more to come) - view and download here

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 on the border of the river Rhein
  • One high detail (Herrenteich) and one low detail airport (Speyer, close to the Technik Museum Speyer)
  • Five usable aircraft:

    LET L-13 Blaník - a world-renowned glider, often used for training



    Diamond HK36 Dimona, a two-seat motor glider



    Schleicher ASK21, two-seat glider with good performance and solid aerobatics capacity



    Schleicher ASK21 Mi, motorised self-launching glider with small rotary engine



    PZL-104 Wilga, robust four-seat aircraft, used for many roles and very suitable to aero tow


Graphics

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

Sounds

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

Atmospheric model

  • Thermals model based on real-world flight test data
  • Thermals emerge, dissipate with time and 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 and airports

Glider Simulator is located at Herrenteich airport, a small airfield on the borders of the Rhine river, close to Speyer (and Speyer airport is included). A 50kmx50km area is modelled in high detail with tens of thousands of trees, houses and commercial buildings. A 30cm ground image provides a perfect backdrop for the area.


Additional features

When you have completed the training missions, you can connect to your friends and fly together. Use the Wilga to tow your friends to altitude or see who can perform the most precise landing. You could even try aerobatics as a team. The sky is the limit. This time for real. See you at the field!


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System Requirements:


  • Microsoft Windows 8 / 10 (64bit)
  • Processor: Dual Core CPU with 2.6GHz (Quad Core CPU with 3.4GHz recommended)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM (16GB recommended)
  • Graphics card: GTX 1050 or better (GTX 1070 or better recommended)
  • Sound card: Yes
  • Free disk space: 4GB
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Joystick with rudder and throttle option highly recommended
  • Steam user account required
Please note: We are only able to accept payment for this title via PayPal.
US$29.99
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World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator This stand-alone glider simulation includes five different gliders for you to fly, each with its own specific flight model, along with 2,500 square kilometres of handcrafted terrain and two airports in Germany.

The user interface is available in six languages and detailed thermal and atmospheric modelling is included. Features include training modules for two of the gliders, impressive graphics and special effects, Multiplayer option and a full sound set.

Download size: 15GB (learn about downloads)

US$29.99
In Stock
Earn up to 96 points.