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Training Programs

Training aid for RPA pilots

AeroSIMRC has been designed as a training aid for those who want to learn to pilot a Remotely Piloted Aircraft

The Training Programs are based on the BMFA requirements for Certificate 'A', and the recommendations from multirotor manufacturers and RC helicopter instructors.

AeroSIMRC features two different Training Programs:

Exercises

The training exercises are presented in increasing order of difficulty. However, if a particular exercise is failed several times, the next exercise will be unlock, in order to improve the learning, by alternating among pending exercises.

You can practise again the exercises you have already passed.

If you want to try an exercise not yet available, you can click on the cheat button which will unlock all exercises.

All exercises must be completed in a given time in order to demonstrate proficiency. For unlimited time practise, click on the pause button found at the left of the timer bar. Obviously, cheating like this will not count as a pass.

Multirotor/Helicopter training Program    Multirotor/Helicopter training Program

Exercise selection menu

The training progress is represented with colors:

The number of times an exercise has been failed is shown with a red dot per attempt.
The number of times an exercise has been passed is shown with a green dot per pass.

Certificate

When all exercises are completed you will receive a virtual Certificate.

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Multirotor

Multirotor Training

Multirotor Training Program

The multirotor training program can be done with any of the multirotors available.

The Multirotor training Program is composed of 24 exercises classified in five subjects:

Multirotor Training Exercises

Altitude control familiarisation

Altitude control familiarisation

Training Purpose: Learn to control with precision the vertical motion of the multirotor.

Tasks: Lift the multirotor to the altitude indicated by the arrows.
Follow the arrows when they move to a different altitude.

Notes: The first times it can be quite difficult to keep the multirotor from banging the ground or rocketing into the sky.

Hovering inside a circle

Hovering inside a circle

Training Purpose: Master hovering

Tasks: Take off, then keep the multirotor inside the circle.
Translate the multirotor to the new position ech time the circle moves.

Notes: The circle will move in a square patterns in order to practise left, right, and diagonal translations.
In the first exercises, the altitude is controlled by the simulator.

Nose-in hovering

Nose-in hovering

Training Purpose: Master nose-in hover (when the multirotor is heading at the pilot)

Tasks: Take off, then keep the multirotor inside the circle.

Notes: The challenge here is that when the multirotor is heading the pilot, the controls seem to be reversed (e.g. left stick moves the multirotor to the right)

Landing inside the circle

Landing inside the circle

Training Purpose: Master landing.

Tasks: Take off and land inside the circle.
Each time the circle moves to a new position, take off and land again inside the circle.

Notes: The circle will move in square patterns in order to practise left, right, and diagonal translations.

Forward Flight

Forward Flight

Training Purpose: Master forward flight (i.e. flying with the multirotor nose always pointing in the direction of flight)

Tasks: Take off, and fly the indicated pattern while yawing the multirotor to always point to the direction of flight.

Notes: This is a quite difficult exercise. Helpful rotating arrows are displayed if the heading is incorrect.

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Aircraft

Airplane Training

The high-wing trainer airplane 'Trainer40' has been chosen for the training exercises, since this plane is widely used for learning to pilot a RC airplane.

Airplane Training Program

The Airplane training program is composed of 63 exercises classified in five subjects:

The exercises are alternated with left and right direction of flight, in order to master both directions.

The diversity of exercises include winds from calm to severe winds, cross winds, different viewpoints, engine failure and out-of-trim models.

Fixed Wing training Exercises

Control Familiarisation

Control Familiarisation

Training Purpose: Learn the effects of the main sticks in the transmitter.

Tasks: Your transmitter controls the red airplane. Move the transmitter sticks to match the movements of the green airplane. For example, when the green airplane banks left, you have to move the Aileron stick to the left.

Notes: This exercise is repeated with diffeent views (left, right, tail, nose)

Control Familarisation: Nose-in

Control Familarisation: Nose-in

Training Purpose: Learn to reverse the controls in your mind when the airplane is flying towards you.

Tasks: Move the transmitter sticks to match the movements of the green airplane.

Notes: When the model is flying towards the pilot, the controls seem to be reversed (e.g. left stick rolls the airplane to the right)

Flight Patterns: Fly Through Rings

Flight Patterns: Fly Through Rings

Training Purpose: Learn to operate ailerons, elevator and throttle.

Tasks: Fly through the rings.

Notes: Even the straight flight pattern requires to operate the transmitter sticks with precision.

Landing

Landing

Training Purpose: Learn to Land the airplane with low vertical and horizontal velocity at touch down.

Tasks: Approach the runway, hold back the elevator in order to fly above the ground (about 1 meter). Just before the speed is too low to maintain the altitude, then gently release the elevator.

Notes: The landing will be exercised with different wind settings, emergency landing due to engine failure, and with final turn and approach.

Flight Patterns: Circles

Flight Patterns: Circles

Training Purpose: Learn to fly the basic Circle manoeuver

Tasks: Fly 3 circles at constant altitude in front of the pilot.

Notes: Left and right circles have to be demonstrated. Beware of the mild wind effect on the roundness of the circle.

Flight Patterns: Figure of Eight

Flight Patterns: Figure of Eight

Training Purpose: Learn to do turns

Tasks: Fly 3 Figures of Eight in front of the pilot, at constant altitude.

Notes: Two flavors: Figure of eight with the model flying (1) towards the pilot in the cross-over, and (2) flying away from the pilot.

Take Off

Take Off

Training Purpose: Learn to take off with different wind settings, and with an airplane not correctly trimmed.

Tasks: Throttle full up while correcting unwanted yaw, until speed builds and then pull elevator to take off.

Notes: Taking off is not difficult, but it can be hard with an out-of-trim model, which is what usually happens during the maiden flight.

Taxi

Taxi

Training Purpose: Learn to control the airplane on the ground.

Tasks: Collect all stars while taxiing inside the runway.

Notes: Do not go too fast. Use throttle stick in small bursts in order to keep the speed low. RC airplanes do not usually have brakes.

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Helicopter

Helicopter Training

The 'Heli30' is a gas helicopter indicated for learning to pilot a RC helicopter.

Helicopter Training Program

The helicopter training Program is composed of 24 exercises classified in five subjects:

Helicopter Training Exercises

Altitude control familiarisation

Altitude control familiarisation

Training Purpose: Learn to control with precision the vertical motion of the helicopter.

Tasks: Lift the helicopter to the altitude indicated by the arrows.
Follow the arrows when they move to a different altitude.

Notes: The first times it can be quite difficult to keep the helicopter from banging the ground or rocketing into the sky.

Hovering inside a circle

Hovering inside a circle

Training Purpose: Master hovering

Tasks: Take off, then keep the helicopter inside the circle.
Translate the helicopter to the new position ech time the circle moves.

Notes: The circle will move in a square patterns in order to practise left, right, and diagonal translations.
In the first exercises, the altitude is controlled by the simulator.

Stationary Flight

Stationary Flight

Training Purpose: Master hover at any heading (left, right, nose-in and tail view)

Tasks: Take off, then keep the helicopter inside the circle.

Notes: The challenge here is that when the helicopter is heading the pilot, the controls seem to be reversed (e.g. left stick moves the helicopter to the right)

Landing inside the circle

Landing inside the circle

Training Purpose: Master landing.

Tasks: Take off and land inside the circle.
Each time the circle moves to a new position, take off and land again inside the circle.

Notes: The circle will move in square patterns in order to practise left, right, and diagonal translations.

Forward Flight

Forward Flight

Training Purpose: Master forward flight (i.e. flying with the helicopter nose always pointing in the direction of flight)

Tasks: Take off, and fly the indicated pattern while yawing the helicopter to always point to the direction of flight.

Notes: This is a quite difficult exercise. Helpful rotating arrows are displayed if the heading is incorrect.