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Aircraft

Select Aircraft    Aircraft Initial Position    Tuning    Start / Stop    Enhancement    Hand-Launch    Fuel and Battery    Aircraft Editor

Camera

Camera Normal    Camera Auto-Zoom    Chase Camera    FPV On-Board Camera    Free Camera    Camera Reset    PiP View

FPV

What is FPV    OSD    Waypoints

Scenario Generator

Scenario Generator

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Sim Menu

Select Airplane

Select Airplane

Select Helicopter

Select Helicopter

Select Multirotor

Select Multirotor

Select Scenario

Select Scenario
Ctrl+A

Select Pilot

Select Pilot

Training Program: Fixed Wing

Training Program: Fixed Wing

Training Program: Multi/Heli

Training Program: Multi/Heli

Exam AESA

Exam AESA

These are the manoeuvres of the official exam for the Spanish Aviation Authority AESA to obtain the RPA Pilot License

Game Mode

Game Mode

In Game Mode, score points by collecting stars, and passing through rings and posts until out of fuel.

Create FPV Scenario

Create FPV Scenario

Generate a new scenario from a satellite image

Export Scenario

Export Scenario

Exports the scenario to a file that can be shared with friends.

Import Scenario

Import Scenario

Imports a new scenario downloaded from the internet or taken from a friend.

Delete Scenario

Delete Scenario

Deletes the selected scenario files.

Pause

Pause
Pause

Pause simulation

Time Scale x2

Time Scale x2
Shift+T

Speed up the speed of simulation

Time Scale /2

Time Scale /2
Shift+R

Slow down the speed of simulation

Real Time Scale

Real Time Scale
Shift+Y

Real speed of simulation

Sound Settings

Sound Settings
Shift+S

Graphic Settings
Shift+Ctrl+V

Select Language

English

English

Check for updates at startup

Tick this box to automatically check, at simulator startup, if a new update is available.

Exit

Exit
Alt+F4

View Menu

Secondary View

Secondary View
F7

Enhanced Perception

Enhanced Perception
F6

Displays a large graphic representation of the aircraft when the size of the Projection on the screen is too small to correctly recognise the attitude

Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD

Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD
F8

Hide Instrument Panel
Shift+0

Show Transmitter stick positions
Shift+1

Show Full Instrument Panel
Shift+2

Show Standard OSD
Shift+3

Show Navigation OSD
Shift+4

Instruments Configuration

Reset Instrument Positions

Reset Instrument Positions

This option will move all instruments back to their default position.

The instruments can be moved by pressing CONTROL + mouse left button while dragging to the new position.

View Engine Smoke
Alt+0

Show People
Alt+1

Show Models
Alt+2

Show Trees
Alt+3

Show Obstacles
Alt+4

Show Flock of Birds
Alt+5

Camera Menu

Show Camera Controls
Shift+C

Camera: Normal

Camera: Normal
F1

Camera with manual zoom.

The zoom can be set by pressing the right mouse button and moving the mouse vertically.

Camera: Auto Zoom

Camera: Auto Zoom
F2

Camera Auto Zoom.

Aircraft and ground always within the field of view.

Chase Camera

Chase Camera
F3

Chase Camera.

The camera can be positioned with the right mouse button and the SHIFT key.

Onboard Camera

Onboard Camera
F4

Onboard Camera.

There are several onboard camera positions predefined. You can assign a channel to select the camera.

To look around, press the right mouse button and move the mouse in the desired direction, or configure your transmitter channels in menu Controls / TX Configuration.

Change the camera position by pressing the right mouse button + Keys SHIFT or CONTROL, while moving the mouse in the desired direction.

Press both mouse buttons to restore initial position. The position of the onboard camera can also be edited from the aircraft editor.

Free Camera

Free Camera
F5

In the Free Mode, the camera can move to any position.

Press the right mouse button and the keys SHIFT or CONTROL to move the camera.

Press both mouse buttons to engage/disengage looking at the aircraft.

PiP - Camera Follow Mode

PiP - Camera Follow Mode
Shift+F3

PiP - Close Look

PiP - Close Look
Shift+F1

Camera Close Look. Shows a large image of the aircraft as seen from the ground.

PiP - On-Board Camera (FPV)

PiP - On-Board Camera (FPV)
Shift+F4

Reset Camera

Reset Camera
F9

Reset Camera. Returns the Camera to the initial position

FPV settings

FPV settings

First Person View settings

Select Next Waypoint

Select Next Waypoint

Next Waypoint can also be selected by clicking with the mouse on the waypoint name in the OSD

Aircraft Menu

Aircraft Graphic Options

Aircraft Easy Tuning

Aircraft Easy Tuning
Shift+U

Edit Aircraft

Edit Aircraft
F12

Save Aircraft

Save Aircraft
Ctrl+S

Fuel/Battery Load

Fill Fuel Tank and Recharge Battery

Start/Stop Engines

Start/Stop Engines
5

Landing Gear

Landing Gear
G

Flaps

Flaps
F

Brakes

Brakes
B

Flight Mode 0
W

Flight Mode 1
E

Flight Mode 2
R

Throttle Hold

Throttle Hold
T

RTH

RTH
Ctrl+H

Return To Home

Parachute

Parachute
Ctrl+T

Parachute for Flight Termination

ALT Hold

ALT Hold
H

Auto Pilot that holds the Altitude

Camera Stabiliser

Camera Stabiliser
Y

The FPV camera will hold position regardless of aircraft attitude

Gimbal Center

Gimbal Center

Center gimbal position

Course Lock or Care Free mode

Course Lock or Care Free mode
N

Available in MK multirotors. The control direction of Pitch and Roll is not made by 'Front' definition, but by an absolute reference heading. With this function you can yaw the multirotor without it having any co-rotation effect on Pitch and Roll.

In CareFree 1.0, the reference direction is the heading of the multirotor at the Start Motors moment.

In CareFree 2.0, the reference direction is defined every time the CareFree 2.0 is activated (teachable). If the multirotor is further than 20m, the reference is set away from the pilot.

LEDs

LEDs
L

Lights on aircraft to help with orientation

Reset Aircraft Position

Reset Aircraft Position
Space

Second Chance

Second Chance
Backspace

Reset aircraft to a previous position before a crash

Automatic Reset Position

Automatic Reset Position

Automatically resets the aircraft position after a crash

Auto Second Chance

Reset aircraft to a previous position before a crash

Aircraft predefined position 1

Aircraft predefined position 1
1

Aircraft predefined position 2

Aircraft predefined position 2
2

Aircraft predefined position 3

Aircraft predefined position 3
3

Hand Launch

Hand Launch
Ctrl+Space

Turn Aircraft Upright

Turn Aircraft Upright
F11

Altitude Increment 100 m
0

Unlimited Fuel/Battery

Unlimited Fuel/Battery

Unlimited Fuel/Battery. Fuel is not consumed nor battery is discharged, allowing unlimited flight time.

Empty Fuel Tank

Empty Fuel Tank. As fuel is consumed during flight, the position of the Centre of Mass will typically move to the rear of the aircraft, affecting the handling in flight. Enable this option to fly the aircraft in these conditions.

Environment Menu

Wind Settings

Wind Settings
Shift+W

Calm Wind

Calm Wind

Light Breeze

Light Breeze

Moderate Breeze

Moderate Breeze

Strong Wind

Strong Wind

Cross wind

Cross wind

Sun Glare
Shift+B

Blinding effect when looking directly into the sun

Rec/Play Menu

Take Photo

Take Photo
C

Take a photo of the screen and save it as jpg in folder C:\ProgramData\AeroSIM_RC\snapshot or C:\Users\Public\AeroSIM_RC\snapshot

Replay

Replay
Home

Start Recording

Start Recording
Insert

Controller Menu

Configuration

Controller configuration (Transmitter, Mouse, Keys)

Define Keys

Plugin Menu

Show Help

Show controls

Close plugin

Close plugin

Help Menu

Help

USB & Licenses

About AeroSIM RC

Wiki / Functions / Bottom Menu Bar

Bottom Menu Bar

The Bottom Menu Bar provides access to the most used functions. It is located at the bottom of the screen.

Select Scenario

Select Scenario
Ctrl+A

Select Multirotor

Select Multirotor

Select Airplane

Select Airplane

Select Helicopter

Select Helicopter

Aircraft predefined position 1

Aircraft predefined position 1
1

Aircraft predefined position 2

Aircraft predefined position 2
2

Aircraft predefined position 3

Aircraft predefined position 3
3

Hand Launch

Hand Launch
Ctrl+Space

Fuel/Battery Load

Fill Fuel Tank and Recharge Battery

Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD

Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD
F8

Enhanced Perception

Enhanced Perception
F6

Displays a large graphic representation of the aircraft when the size of the Projection on the screen is too small to correctly recognise the attitude

Secondary View

Secondary View
F7

Wind Settings

Wind Settings
Shift+W

Calm Wind

Calm Wind

Light Breeze

Light Breeze

Moderate Breeze

Moderate Breeze

Strong Wind

Strong Wind

Cross wind

Cross wind

Camera: Normal

Camera: Normal
F1

Camera with manual zoom.

The zoom can be set by pressing the right mouse button and moving the mouse vertically.

Camera: Auto Zoom

Camera: Auto Zoom
F2

Camera Auto Zoom.

Aircraft and ground always within the field of view.

Chase Camera

Chase Camera
F3

Chase Camera.

The camera can be positioned with the right mouse button and the SHIFT key.

Onboard Camera

Onboard Camera
F4

Onboard Camera.

There are several onboard camera positions predefined. You can assign a channel to select the camera.

To look around, press the right mouse button and move the mouse in the desired direction, or configure your transmitter channels in menu Controls / TX Configuration.

Change the camera position by pressing the right mouse button + Keys SHIFT or CONTROL, while moving the mouse in the desired direction.

Press both mouse buttons to restore initial position. The position of the onboard camera can also be edited from the aircraft editor.

Free Camera

Free Camera
F5

In the Free Mode, the camera can move to any position.

Press the right mouse button and the keys SHIFT or CONTROL to move the camera.

Press both mouse buttons to engage/disengage looking at the aircraft.

Wiki / Functions / Scenarios

Scenarios

Island Scenario Fields Scenario
Desert Scenario City Scenario

Available Scenarios

Scenario Generator

With the Scenario Generator, you can create new Scenarios in AeroSIM RC from a satellite image of your flying site.

The user created scenarios are useful for FPV flights in order to familiarise with roads, rivers, fields and buildings arround the flying area.

Scenario Generator

Scenario Import / Export / Delete

Scenarios created by the user with the Scenario Generator can be Exported and Imported into a different computer from the Load Scenario dialog.

If the scenario is not imported correctly, there may be a problem with user permissions which prevent the installation of the scenario files. In this case, the scenario files can be installed manually. Rename the file .scn to .7z and decompress the content in the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents\AeroSIM_RC\log (if you are using a version before v4.5, please unins for versions before v4.5, use this path C:\ProgramData\AeroSIM_RC\log), using the free tool 7-Zip

Wiki / Functions / Wind

Wind

Wind settings

For a more realistic training, AeroSIMRC lets you fly in different wind conditions.

Wind Presets

There are 5 wind presets that can easily be accessed from the Bottom Menu Bar

Calm Wind

Calm Wind

Light Breeze

Light Breeze

Moderate Breeze

Moderate Breeze

Strong Wind

Strong Wind

Cross wind

Cross wind

Wind Parameters

Wind Speed (km/h)

This is the wind speed in Km/h

Wind angle offset (deg)

A value of 0 sets the wind direction aligned to the runway, try other values to set cross winds.

Wind Pitch angle (deg)

Vertical angle of the wind (deg). Pitch > 0 for upward flow. Try 30 deg to emulate slope gliding.

Turbulence

Turbulence can be regulated with this slider.

Wind settings

Wind Indications

The direction and speed of the wind is represented in several ways in the simulator

The windsock in the scenario shows graphically the direction and magnitude of the wind.

The Instrument Panel shows the wind direction.

When the wind direction is not recommended for take off or landing, this warning is displayed.

Wiki / Functions / Record and Replay Flights

Record and Replay Flights

AeroSIMRC can record and replay your flights.

Start Recording

To start a new recording, press Main Menu / Recorder / Start Recording. In the Recording Panel, the time elapsed is displayed. The square button finishes the recording, and the cross button will cancel the recording.

Recording Controls

When the recording is stopped, a descriptive name is given to the fight. The cross button deletes the recording.

In this dialog, a name is given to the recording

List of Recorded Flights

From the Recorded Flights Panel, you can select the flight to replay or delete any record.

Recorded Flight Panel

Replay Recorded Flight

During Replay, the Playback Panel shows he name of the recording, a progress bar, the elapsed time and duration, and the replay speed (x1, x2, x4, x8, x1/2 x1/4). The buttons allow setting the replay speed, pause and stop replaying.

Playback Panel

Wiki / Functions / Game Mode

Game Mode

Through practise in Game Mode, you will learn to pilot radio controlled models accurately while the model is observed from behind (chase camera mode). Knowing how models react to stick commands is of great help when piloting from the ground.

The Game objective is to obtain the greatest score. You get points collecting stars, and passing through rings and posts, and flying near birds, until running out of fuel. Each scenario has several levels. To proceed to next level all stars must be collected.

There is an instrument on the top of the screen that helps locating the stars. The arrow points to the closest star. The width of the blue and red bar indicates the distance to the star. The red above the blue means that the model is above the star and needs to dive.

On the right top corner, the remaining fuel percentage, the accumulated points, the number of stars collected and max score for current scenario are shown.

The game continues even if model crashes, however in this case, points will be deducted.

Game Mode

Wiki / Functions / Instrument Panel / OSD

Instrument Panel / OSD

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AeroSIMRC provides a full Instrument Panel, which is of great help in flight analysis and in the design of new models.

The instrument panel has various presentation styles and decluter: Conventional instruments, and FPV OSD display.

Conventional Instrument Panel

FPV OSD display

Navigation FPV OSD Mode

Show, Hide and Move Instruments

The displayed units for the instruments can be selected in the Instrument Configuration Panel.

The instruments can be moved individually by dragging them with the left mouse button and holding the Control key down.

Instrument Configuration Panel

Instrument Panel

Controls

Show the position of the Transmitter Sticks

Altimeter

The Altimeter shows the altitude of the model in metres.

The red mark shows the Terrain Elevation below the model.

Air Speed

Shows the Air Speed of the model in km/h

The Ground Speed is shown at the bottom right corner

Artificial Horizon

Shows the roll and pitch angles of the model.

Vertical Velocity

This instrument shows the Vertical Air Velocity.

The glide angle is shown in the central right box.

The acceleration (G) the model is withstanding is also shown at the bottom right corner.

Compass

Shows the direction of the flight. The position of the runway is displayed in green, and the wind direction.

Turn rate (turns per minute) is shown at the top left corner.

The windsock flashes when the model heading relative to the wind direction is not appropriate for take of or landing.

Motor / Engine RPM

Shows the revolutions per minute power plant.

Fuel

Displays the remaining fuel in the tank, the flow rate, and the estimated remaining time at current flow rate.

Battery

In models with electric motor, this instrument shows the remaining charge (Ah), voltage (Volts), discharge current (Amps), and estimated flying time at current consumption.

"BEC" will be displayed when battery is almost flat and motor is not powered anymore.

Landing Gear down - Green

Landing Gear up - Red

This sign indicates that the Altitude AutoPilot is On (in equipped models such as CyberQuad)

FPV Camera stabilization

Throttle Hold (to practise autorotation with helicopters)

LED lights

Care Free mode (Mikrokopter only)

Wiki / Functions / Sun Blindness

Sun Blindness

In real life, the pilot must avoid looking at the sun while flying the model. In this case, the sun glare will blind our eyes for a few moments. AeroSIMRC endeavours the habit of avoiding the sun by simulating this unpleasant effect.

The sun glare effect can be disabled in Main Menu / Environment

   

Sun Glare effect blinding pilot´s eyes.

Wiki / Functions / Birds

Birds

The scenarios in AeroSIMRC are populated with interactive birds that will fly away from the model is they feel threatened.

During the development of this software no harm has been caused to any bird.

In Game Mode, fly near the birds to score points.

Flock of birds

Wiki / Functions / Warning Panel

Warning Panel

When the model runs out of fuel or is beyond radio range, warning signs will be displayed on the screen.

Battery is discharged

In models with electric motor, this warning means that the battery is discharged.

Out of Fuel

In models with internal combustion engines, this means that you are running out of fuel.

Beyond Radio Range

This shows that the model is beyond the radio range. Unlike real life, the model will remain under control.

Wind not appropriate for Take Off or Landing

With current heading, the wind is not favourable for take off or landing.

Brakes ON

Indicates that the brakes are on.

Engine Failure

Indicates that the engine is stopped.

Trim

Indicates that the model is out-of-trim.

GPS Satellite fix

GPS Fix

Indicates the number of satellites found by the GPS.