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As per the title, Aerosoft's new World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator is now available from the Aerosoft site although you will need a Steam account to install it. I'll be posting a review of this on my youtube channel later today. It lets you fly a couple of glider types, plus a towplane. It's pretty realistic in most respects, although already there are some things I noticed which the beta testers really should have spotted, for example, see if you can tell what is wrong in this screenshot I took of the Blanik's cockpit. I'll give you a clue: last time I checked, the sky was blue and the earth was brown:

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Must tag @jcomm !

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Looks interesting and I’m looking forward to your review.  I really have no glider sim experience so this could be fun.

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17 minutes ago, regis9 said:

Looks interesting and I’m looking forward to your review.  I really have no glider sim experience so this could fun.

It is actually quite a nice introduction to gliding, with a lot of tutorials to gently show you what to do, although as far as I can tell it only features aerotow launches and not winch launches, which is a shame because winch launches are much more dramatic and fun. But it lets you fly the tow plane (a Wilga) as well as sailplanes and a motor-gliders, so you do get to fly quite a few different things.

Models are good, scenery is nice and detailed, featuring AI traffic on roads etc and gets very smooth FPS. Audio is particularly good. The area it covers is around Baden-Württemberg in Germany, so there are 'real' airfields in the sim. The sky depiction and thermal lift seems pretty well done, with birds flying around to give you clues as to where the thermals are as they do in real life.

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2 hours ago, Chock said:

I'll give you a clue: last time I checked, the sky was blue and the earth was brown:

Maybe the gauge is right, and the world outside is reversed, in which case he's in serious trouble! 😄

Thanks for the info! Looks interesting.

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Could the artificial horizon need something switching on to work?

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3 hours ago, Murmur said:

Must tag @jcomm !

Thx :-)

Been following it for a while...

It includes two gliders I flew a considerable amount of time n, beginning with the Blank L-13 in 1980 :-)

Looking in youtube for videos / comments ...

 

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17 minutes ago, Overload said:

Could the artificial horizon need something switching on to work?

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That was my thought as well. Perhaps the gyro isn't powered up yet.


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23 minutes ago, Overload said:

Could the artificial horizon need something switching on to work?

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Skip down until you find that particular model - LUN 1202 AH - in the following page:

Attitude Gyros (lichtco.cz)

Also visible in this flight video:

Flying a Glider L-13 Blanik - YouTube

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This artificial horizon seems to be old Soviet style - brown up and blue down, so realistic. Had to check Yak-52 documentation, there similar one in use.

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The AH is ok, see my post above...


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That is one I wouldn't want to fly with. I'm too used to blue up / brown down!

 


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43 minutes ago, n4gix said:

That was my thought as well. Perhaps the gyro isn't powered up yet.

Nah, it was definitely working, it was just inverted. I know Soviet ones work a little bit different, but as far as I'm aware they aren't different in the sense of the colours being inverted they are different in the way the overlay moves. Either way, most gliders I've flown in real life didn't even have an artificial horizon at all, so it wouldn't bother me in real life, if you're in clouds in a glider, you're probably doing it wrong lol.

Mind you, even a busted clock is right twice a day, and in a similar way, that thing would be right at the point of impact. 🤣

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4 minutes ago, n4gix said:

That is one I wouldn't want to fly with. I'm too used to blue up / brown down!

 

Well, the glider was initially meant to be used only in the Southern Hemisphere .... 🙂

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