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Quick Start Guide

Purpose    Download    Install    Transmitter set-up    First Run    Operational Readiness Test    Multirotor Training Program    Fixed-Wing Training Program    Further Training

Training

Training Programs    Multirotor    Aircraft    Helicopter

Controller

USB Interface    Compatible Transmitters    Transmitter Calibration    Channel Configuration    Controls    Keys    Mouse with TX

Functions

Top Menu Bar    Bottom Menu Bar    Scenarios    Wind    Record and Replay Flights    Game Mode    Instrument Panel / OSD    Sun Blindness    Birds    Warning Panel

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

Plugins

Plugins

PRO

USB & Licenses    How to Enter an Activation Key    How to Redeem a Voucher    USB Serial Number & License Information

Advanced

Custom Logo    Uninstall    Wireless Connection    Uninstall Graphic Driver    Install Graphic Driver

Troubleshooting

USB is working?    USB not detected?    Transmitter signal not detected?    Control Problems?    Devices and Printers    Windows 10    Program Crash    Invisible Mouse    Broken USB    Repairing USB not detected

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Purpose

Purpose

Get AeroSIM RC ready for training

This Quick Start Guide is also intended to help Instructors prepare a training session.

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Download

Download

Get the latest version

First, you have to download the latest version from the download page.

The downloaded file AeroSIMRC_version.exe can be easily copied to other computers using a USB memory.

Internet Access is NOT required to run AeroSIM RC.

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Install

Install

Get AeroSIM RC installed in the computer

Run the downloaded file AeroSIMRC_version.exe

Install AeroSIM RC - Step 1 Press Yes
Install AeroSIM RC - Step 2 Press Yes
Install AeroSIM RC - Step 3 Press Install

The folder suggested during
installation will be fine
Install AeroSIM RC - Step 5
Install AeroSIM RC - Step 4 Press End
Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Transmitter set-up

Transmitter set-up

Remote Controllers offer many options, and some need to be configured to your needs.

AeroSIMRC is optionally supplied with the Remote Controller FS-i6S, for which specific instructions are given below .

For other transmitters, consider these steps:

FS-i6S Configuration - Step by step

Specific instructions for the Remote Controller FS-i6S optionally supplied as a Pack with AeroSIM RC.

We will power on the transmitter, perform a Factory Reset, and assign channels 5, 6 to the rotary controls, and channel 7 to a 3-position switch.

Transmitter screen Install the four AA size batteries.

Power on the transmitter pressing
both Power Buttons at the same time.
Transmitter screen This is the initial screen.

Press the touch screen Tools icon to enter the settings menu.
Transmitter screen To ensure a fresh start, or if the transmitter is not responding as expected, please perform a Factory Reset from the SYSTEM menu.
Transmitter screen Select Aux. channels from the FUNCTION menu
Transmitter screen This screen shows that no control is assigned to Channel 5.

Press on the 'prohibition' icon at the left of None.
Transmitter screen Then select which type of control you want to assign to channel 5.

The options are Nul = None, VRx = Rotary control, STx = Stick, SWx = Switch, KEY = Button at the back of the transmitter.

In this case, we want to assign a Rotary control to channel 5, so select VRx
Transmitter screen Now channel 5 is assigned to the left Rotary control VrA.

VrA has been selected automatically, but if you press on VrA, you can select VrA or VrB, as shown below.
Transmitter screen
Transmitter screen Press the right arrow to select Channel 6.

Then assign VRx, and then select VrB, as before.

Transmitter screen Now select Channel 7
Transmitter screen And assign Channel 7 to SWx, and then to SwC, which is a 3-position switch.

Congratulations. You have completed the Transmitter setup.

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / First Run

First Run

Starting the simulator for the first time

You can run AeroSIMRC from Windows Start Menu, or from the desktop icon.


Windows Start Menu with AeroSIM RC

AeroSIM RC icon

AeroSIM RC in the Windows Start Menu

AeroSIM RC icon on Desktop

Enter Pilot name

This is the first screen after installation.

Enter the Pilot name.

Assisted Calibration

This is the next screen if the USB cable is not plugged in.

Click on the +Add Remote Controller button.

Assisted Calibration

Welcome to the Calibration Wizard.

Assisted Calibration

Unplug and turn off everything to start from a known state.

Assisted Calibration

Enter a name for the Configuration.
For example, the name of the transmitter: FS-i6S

Enter the number of channels: 7

Assisted Calibration

Plug in the USB interface.

Assisted Calibration

For Wireless operation, check that the USB is connected to the Receiver.

For wired operation, plug the jack into the Transmitter, o use the corresponding adapter.

Assisted Calibration

Tick as appropriate.

Assisted Calibration

These actions have already been done with the Factory Reset on the FS-i6S.

Assisted Calibration

Select 2.4GHz

Assisted Calibration

Move the Motor Stick, up and down, to the ends, several times
(in Mode 2, the Motor stick is the left stick)

The simulator will detect the channel being operated, and will link its channel number to the Motor function.

Also the maximum and minimum values are recorded in order to normalise the control input. This is called calibration.

Assisted Calibration

Move the Yaw stick, left and right, to the ends, several times
(in Mode 2, the Yaw stick is the left stick)

The simulator will detect the channel being operated, and will link its channel number to the Yaw function.

Leave the stick at the neutral position, and then go to next screen.

Assisted Calibration

Move the Roll stick, left and right, to the ends, several times.
(in Mode 2, the Roll stick is the right stick)

The simulator will detect the channel being operated, and will link its channel number to the Roll function.

Leave the stick at the neutral position, and then go to next screen.

Assisted Calibration

Move the Pitch stick, up and down, to the ends, several times
(in Mode 2, the Pitch stick is the right stick)

The simulator will detect the channel being operated, and will link its channel number to the Pitch function.

Leave the stick at the neutral position, and then go to next screen.

Assisted Calibration

Channel 5 was assigned to the left Rotary control in the FS-i6S.

Move the left Rotary control to the ends, several times

Select Self centering control

Leave the control at the neutral position, and then go to next screen.

Assisted Calibration

Channel 6 was assigned to the right Rotary control in the FS-i6S.

Move the right Rotary control to the ends, several times

Select Self centering control

Leave the control at the neutral position, and then go to next screen.

Assisted Calibration

Channel 7 was assigned to a 3-position switch in the FS-i6S.

Move the switch to the ends, several times

Select Switch 3-positions

Move the switch to the middle position, and then go to next screen.

Assisted Calibration

If the calibration is successful,
all controls will range from -100 to 100, and
all controls will show 0 in the middle.

Assisted Calibration

The calibration is completed, and the simulator has learned the middle and end positions of the controls.

Assisted Calibration

In this screen, the aircraft Functions are assigned to the desired channel numbers.


Enable Flight Mode, and click on the intersection between Flight Mode and Channel 7

Enable Camera Pan, and click on the intersection between Camera Pan and Channel 6

Enable Camera Tilt, and click on the intersection between Camera Tilt and Channel 5

If the camera motion is inverted, tick its REV checkbox, to REVerse the motion.


Move all controls (sticks, rotary controls, and the 3-position switch) and confirm that their representation on the screen is correct.

Congratulations. You have completed the Transmitter Calibration.

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Operational Readiness Test

Operational Readiness Test

Recommended checks before handing-in the simulator to the student

First Flight The airplane 'Trainer40' is the default model after installation.


First Flight Press Ctrl+O, or click at the bottom bar, on the icon Select Multirotor

Select multirotor



Then select, for example, the Phantom aircraft.
First Flight Move the sticks to the bottom corners in order to start the motors.

The moving green sticks on the screen indicate the required position of the sticks.

First Flight Select the GPS Flight Mode, using the 3-position switch.

GPS Mode


Alternatively, click with the mouse on the GPS icon in the instrument panel.

Take-off and operate the Camera Tilt (left Rotary control), and check that the camera tilts up and down.

If the camera tilt motion is inverted, reverse the channel in the Controller Configuration menu.
First Flight Select the FPV camera on the Main View:
Press F4, or click at the bottom bar, on the icon Onboard Camera

FPV View



Show the Secondary View:
Press F7, or click at the bottom bar, on the icon Secondary View

Secondary View button

First Flight Show the Instrument Panel:
Press F8, or click at the bottom bar, on the icon Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD

Instrument Panel

First Flight Show the OSD:
Press again F8, or click at the bottom bar, on the icon Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD

Instrument Panel

First Flight Hide the OSD by pressing again F8, or click at the bottom bar, on the icon Show Next Instrument Panel / OSD

Instrument Panel


Select from the Top Menu / Plugin / DJI iOSD
First Flight You can now crash the drone, and press the Space-bar to reset the aircraft to the initial position.

You can also press Delete to step back in time and continue flying.

Congratulations. The simulator is now ready for training.

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Multirotor Training Program

Multirotor Training Program

Guided exercises to practise your flying skills

Training Start the Training Program from the Left Tab Menu
Training Alternatively, start the Training Program from the Top Menu
Training Select any drone for training.

For example, the Phantom, Cinestar8, or ATXPro are good candidates.


Now, complete all exercises in GPS mode,
and then again in ATT mode, or even in Manual mode, if you dare.

GPS Mode ATT Mode Manual Mode

Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Fixed-Wing Training Program

Fixed-Wing Training Program

Comprehensive exercises from inexperienced to first solo flight

Training Start the Training Program from the Left Tab Menu
Training Alternatively, start the Training Program from the Top Menu
Training The Fixed-Wing Training Program is a comprehensive course.

After completing the training, the pilot can handle a first solo flight in a competent manner.
Wiki / Quick Start Guide / Further Training

Further Training

Ideas after completing the Training Programs

Wind Settings

Set high winds or cross winds, and practise your favourite manoeuvres.

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

Game mode

Each scenario has three Game Levels. Collect all stars in each Level.

Game Mode Start the Game Mode from the Left Tab Menu
Game Mode Collect all stars in Game Mode
Game Mode Each scenario has different Levels.
Game Mode Collect all stars to complete each Level.
Game Mode The Game Mode is more fun with an agile aircraft.
Game Mode Flying between buildings is quite challenging.