TorqueSim and RealSimGear are excited to announce the FAA Approval for our Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD). This means you can now have your very own FAA certified flight simulator at home. Having a BATD allows you to log flight time on your approved simulator in your logbook. If you have an Instrument Rating you can use an FAA Certified BATD to maintain instrument currency. In the presence of a CFI you can also use the simulator to contribute to certain requirements of a private pilot certificate and instrument rating.
The new FAA Approved BATD Simulator products from RealSimGear are unique in that they offer a true representation of the important flight controls found in common general aviation aircraft. Real buttons and knobs are provided, no distracting touch screens or cumbersome screen overlays. This is the most realistic, most affordable FAA approved simulator currently available of such quality. TorqueSim is thrilled to power this simulator via our TorqueSim SR2X Commercial Edition software, included with the BATD.
TorqueSim, RealSimGear, and X-Aviation are thrilled to have the released both the Take Command! SR20 Entegra Edition and Take Command! SR22 Series Entegra Edition! The SR22 Series includes both the normally-aspirated and turbo-normalized variants.
For existing SR20 customers, the SR20 Entegra Edition is available at a nominal upgrade price of $24.95. For existing SR22 Series Customers, the SR22 Series Entegra Edition will be available at $29.95. The coupon(s) have been emailed to customers.
These aircraft are our most complex simulations to-date. Brand-new custom avionics, the TorqueSim physics engine, our maintenance and wear system, all paired with a gorgeous 3D model and a phenomenal sound pack. And that is just the beginning!
Be prepared to have a new favorite plane in your X-Plane hangar!
As we detailed in the announcement post last week, as can be seen here, these aircraft are feature packed! The custom Avidyne Entegra R8 avionics provide a unique immersive flying experience unparalleled in flight simulation.
These positions are all contractor positions, you will be responsible for setting your own hours, providing your own equipment, and you will work from your own home. Please contact us if you have any more questions.
TorqueSim, X-Aviation, and RealSimGear are excited to announce the Take Command! SR22 Series has arrived and is ready to join your hangar! Don’t be fooled by imitations. THIS is the SR22 flight schools will be using! The Take Command!: SR22 Series includes both Normally Aspirated and Turbo SR22 G3 variants in one package. The systems simulation along with 3D modeling is incredible. There’s no other SR22 on the sim market like it.
Fully Custom IO-550 Engine Simulation. Cylinder detonation, spark plug fouling, improper magneto grounding, and more. SR22TN adds the Tornado Alley Turbonormalizing system. All components are modeled from real data with complex inter-component interaction.
Detailed electrical system. Simulation of all buses, circuit breakers, Master Control Unit, both Alternators, and both lead-acid batteries. Inter-system interaction is simulated so loads on the electrical system can affect engine performance.
High-Fidelity Flight Model designed for unparalleled accuracy. Custom airfoils, stall strips, cuffed wings, and accurate control surface deflections are all modeled.
Maintenance and Failure Model. Excessive wear will affect airframe performance and safety, addressed through a realistic concept of runtime-based and annual inspections. This also includes truly unique features like cylinder detonation driven by the physics engine. TKS fluid panels drain over time in warm conditions and need to be primed, tires flatten, brakes fade when hot, the propeller experiences FOD on unprepared surfaces and much more to discover. Probability distributions tuned with real-world data are used to reflect the increasing likelihood of failures with component runtime.
Custom TKS Ice Protection System (FIKI), with full system logic control in all normal and backup modes. Fluid metering pump model down to pump speeds and pressures, correct timing of pump operation cycles, pump speeds and flows depend on system voltage. Clogged filters provokes higher pump pressure and lower fluid flow.
Custom Fuel System with Vapor Lock simulation. Main and Collector Tank are modeled, fuel sloshes depending on sideslip angle, affecting float-sensed quantity and strainer coverage. Every component in the fuel delivery path is simulated and contributes to the overall system behavior. Hot fuel can cause vapor formation and power fluctuations at high altitude in flight, suppressed by use of the boost pump
Oxygen system where flow rate and oxygenation are controlled via a custom oxygen flowmeter. Oxygen tank temperature causes difference between sensed and actual pressure, oxygen flow rate depends on number of passengers on board.
Persistent State – when you shut down the aircraft, you will return to it in the state in which it was left, the engine components will take their real time to cool. This encourages the proper care and handling of the aircraft, and shows the consequences of reckless flying.
X-Plane 11 G1000 avionics with additional customizations including engine pages, synthetic vision, lean-assist functionality, CAS simulation, and checklists. All these customizations are designed to also work perfectly with the RealSimGear G1000 and Perspective Package.
Integrated Synthetic Vision into the PFD with obstacle display, navigation pathways, and airport labels.
Meticulously detailed 3D model, with full 4K PBR textures and the wide variety of materials accurately replicated.
The FMOD sound pack has been the result of hundreds of hours of source audio, carefully recorded from the real aircraft. Recordings of the engine on the ground, and in-flight have provided for a highly-accurate and immersive sound pack replicating the real aircraft. Every switch, knob, lever, and button have been modeled.
The tail number can be dynamically changed on the aircraft! There are many configuration options to make the plane yours – from changing the tail number color, placement, outlines, drop shadows, including adding it to the wings as well!
Heavily multi-threaded systems architecture to leverage performance of modern CPUs with many cores.
Full aircraft state persistence. Every switch, flight control position, fuel state and on-airport position is restored upon reload. Even between reloads, system resources change in real time. The engine and oil cools down slowly between flights, the battery drains, tires slowly deflate, etc.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted for their great entries! The three winners will get their choice of the TorqueSim Pocket Rocket, AFM M20 Collection, or both of Attitude Simulations “Gate to the Great Lakes” sceneries (Custer and Fox Islands). It was a close competition – we are also featuring our three runner up screenshot choices and three honorable mentions. We look forward to running more of these competitions in the future!
TORQUESIM is excited to announce that we are looking to expand our team! TORQUESIM is a joint-venture between Advanced Flight Modeling Simulation, LLC. and Attitude Simulations. All submissions will be privately reviewed by these companies. There are multiple positions open, with multiple openings. If you have experience in multiple fields, you may apply to multiple positions on the same application.
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