Frequently Asked Questions
If you practise with the simulator, you will save a lot of time and money. You will quickly learn to fly without crashing, and you will also enjoy more your flights with the self-confidence gained at the simulator.
However, there is more than just piloting your aircraft. It has to be correctly built and set-up. Seek for help from experienced pilots.
AeroSIMRC includes a USB interface to connect your transmitter to the computer. An adapter may be required for some transmitter brands.
Find a list of compatible and incompatible transmitters and the required adapter in Wiki / Controller / Compatible Transmitters. You can order the adapter when you order your copy of AeroSIMRC
No, AeroSIMRC is only sold with its USB interface. The original USB interface must be connected to the computer. Otherwise, the simulator will work for 2 minutes as a free demo.
No, but you can use it for evaluation.
You can use a USB controller (like GamePilot), joystick or USB cable from other simulator only during the 2 minutes evaluation time.
When the original USB interface is connected, the simulator will ignore any other USB controller that may also be connected to the computer.
For this reason, a transmitter with trainer port is required, which can output the PPM signal to the USB interface.
The USB acts as a dongle to prevent illegal use of the software.
We have successfully tested AeroSIMRC on Windows 10.
If you have any problem, please check Wiki / Troubleshooting / Windows 10 .
When upgrading to Windows 10, the graphics driver does not always work correctly, and the graphics may be too slow, or the program may crash. The solution is to install the latest graphic driver.
However, when Windows searches for the latest driver, it may erroneously report that the latest driver is already installed.
The solution in this case is to uninstall the graphics driver, and then install it again.
AeroSIMRC has been successfully tested by Graupner with their transmitters, and their only concern is about ESD potentially damaging their transmitters.
In http://www.graupner.de/../Flight_simulator.pdf, Graupner recommends to use anti ESD protection (e.g. antistatic wrist strap) while using any simulator, or to use a dedicated RX with SUMO output to isolate the TX from the computer.
AeroSIMRC has been successfully tested by Graupner by connecting the SUMO signal of a HoTT receiver to AeroSIMRC USB interface, with an adapter (see Graupner adapter). However, AeroSIMRC USB interface does not output power for the RX, thus the power for the RX must be supplied from a battery pack, or another USB port.
The MAC version is not supported directly from us. However, many MAC users have reported that AeroSIMRC runs fine in a MAC in several configurations.
For example, a MAC user has tested the simulator on four different Apple Mac with the USB interface. It worked fine on all, but only with Mac OS X Snowleopard. With the new Lion it didn't work.
Other MAC users have reported that the program runs fine in OS X (Lion) 10.7.1 + Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac + Windows 7 Ultimate on Mac Pro and MacBook.
It has also been successfully tested with Bootcamp (remember to install your original Mac OS install disk while running in Windows, in case of reduced performance)
Please, download the software and try it in your system to make sure.
If the mouse pointer is not displayed when you run AeroSIMRC, check the solution in Wiki / Troubleshooting / Invisible Mouse.