Product information "World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator"
Experience general aviation as never before! 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 all the world and all kinds of aviation you get more detail for the parts that are in the simulation when compared with full blown simulators.
It’s a pure VFR simulator so it only simulates flights done 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, World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator, puts you in the cockpit of the aircraft you find on an airfield dedicated to gliders. You will find older and modern gliders, even a motor glider and a glider with auxiliary engine waiting for you. You will even find a highly detailed tow aircraft to get your gliders in the air.
The flight modeling is exquisite and will show the strengths and weaknesses of each model. Most certainly World of Aircraft is not a game but a simulation and you will need to expect having to invest some time learning to fly all aircraft.
Very easy to use interface, avoiding complex choices
Six languages for user Interface, radio, and audio (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Dutch)
Three languages manuals (English, German, French, more to come) > View and download here
Training for many flight stages for Wilga and Blaník
Free flight with all models
Multiplayer mode with Aero tow (Wilga and Blaník)
TrackIR support for a highly immersive gaming experience
2,500 km² handcrafted terrain, near Mannheim, the border of the river Rhein
One high detail (Herrenteich), one low end detail airport, Speyer, close the Technik Museum Speyer
Five usable aircraft:
LET L-13 Blaník, a world-renowned glider, often used for training
Diamond HK36 Dimona, a two-seater motor glider
Schleicher ASK21, two-seater glider with good performance and solid aerobatics capacity
Schleicher ASK21 Mi, motorized self-launching glider with small rotary engine
PZL-104 Wilga, robust four-seater aircraft, used for many roles, very suitable to aero-tow
Animated road traffic, ships
Birds in thermals
Advanced effects model, including dust
Detailed flexing of wing surfaces
Per-element based flight model: each surface split into many sections, aerodynamic forces computed for each section individually, then integrated. 360x360 deg flow provides for natural and seamless stalls, spins, tailslide, hammerhead turn and so on
Blade element model (BEM) for variable pitch props provides for very precise computation of both linear (thrust) and rotational (asymmetric propwash) components
Mass-flow based model for internal combustion engine, correct computation of manifold pressure
Correct coupling of the prop to the engine (torque developed equalized by torque consumed by the prop)
Full computation of windmilling mode, including backward flow conditions
Gyroscope effect, p-factor effect computation
Many sound effects normally not seen in simulators, for example the stick hitting its stops
Flow sounds depend on angle of attack, not only airspeed
Far distance prop sounds
Thermals model based on real life flight test data
Thermals emerge, dissipate with time, 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 & Airports WoA: Glider Edition is located at Herrenteich airport, a small airfield on the borders of the Rhine river, close to Speyer (and Speyer airport is included). A 50 by 50-kilometer area is modeled in high detail with tens of thousands of trees, houses and commercial buildings. A 30-centimeter ground image provides a perfect backdrop for the area.
Additional Features When you are done with 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!
Conclusion by Pcinvasion.com: "Glider Simulator keeps things simple through and through. It's easy to learn for an up-and-coming sim fan, easy to run, and easy to get lost in for hours thanks to its small, but immersive virtual world. While it may be small, it's still a solid package if you look at it from the right perspective.7.5/10"
Conclusion by Skywardfm.com: "Whether you're trying to set a new personal altitude record, checking out the landscape full of driving cars and sailing ships, or performing surprisingly robust aerobatics, World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator feels like a good start to a new series. I look forward to the next entry in the WoA series. World of Aircraft could act as a gateway for newcomers to begin their journey into realistic flight simulation and for veterans of the genre to try more specialized types of aviation not prioritized in other simulators."
Processor: Dual Core CPU with 2.6 GHz (Quad Core CPU with 3.4 GHz recommended)
Memory: 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
Graphics card: GTX 1050 or better (GTX 1070 or better recommended)
Free disk space: 4 GB
Network: Broadband internet connection
Joystick with rudder and throttle option highly recommended
Internet connection and Steam user account required!
Note: We provide a serial number with the purchase of this download version. Afterwards, you need to download this add-on via STEAM and activate it. Further information can be found in the installation instruction.
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