Learn to fly radio controlled gliders and powered planes in this highly realistic flight simulator. You can use it to practise aerobatics, have a lazy fly on a rainy day, or challenge yourself with tasks such as races.
This free version has all the simulation features of the full version, but just has a handful of planes and sceneries for you to try. It also includes one race. It focuses particularly on simulating soaring flight - with realistic models of wind flow, turbulence and thermals. You can fly with AI/computer controlled planes too, keeping you company in the air.
The full version includes lots more planes (powered, including a quadcopter, as well as gliders), sceneries and races.
The sceneries include a variety of slope and flat field sites. Some are panoramic, with high graphical quality, but a fixed viewpoint. Others are 3D scenes where you can fly in or behind the plane.
It is highly configurable, so you can create and explore new terrains from inside the app, as well as adjust settings such as the wind modelling, aeroplane settings (including size and ballast) etc. You can create your own planes and sceneries on your desktop computer and import them into the app (see the support website).
If you've never flown a radio-controlled plane before, you'll probably find it hard to fly at first. Check the support website for a video and hints on how to fly. PicaSim won't teach you how to fly, but it can help you learn - persevere and the sky is the limit!
You can read a detailed review of PicaSim in the February 2013 edition of Radio Controlled Soaring Digest at www.rcsoaringdigest.com - "PicaSim is a fantastic flight simulator ... after a short time it’s like having a real transmitter in your hands".
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Add Litermonthalle Nalbach scenery by Detlef Jacobi.
- Improve object editing and plane scaling.
- Graphical improvements. If upgrading on a low-end device, you may need to disable "Separate Specular" in the options if this causes too much slowdown.
- Reduce the wind strength in front of slopes slightly.
If you encounter problems after upgrading, try uninstalling/reinstalling, and if that doesn't work contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratings and Reviews
Aboss500 is totally right.
This game is amazing. I love the stunt plane, although, I would give it 5 stars if it could manage to load one of the stunt planes. It says “failed to load plane” then just takes me to the default glider (which is horrible in my opinion). I only play this game for the e-flight knock off apprentice they have, and one micro stunt plane they have.
I wish the developers could just take the 2 seconds to get rid of the bug and send a new update for the game. I would be happy to change my rating if this happened. Sorry if I was rude at any point on this review. Have a great rest of your day!
Model not working
I hope the developers see this and fix this because one of the free acrobatic planes do not work and it sends me to the default model. I would really appreciate if you fixed it because I love the app and I use it all the time I have had it for a very long time and I would like to learn to fly that plane. Other than that the app is really good.
Thank-you hope you can fix it!
Great game, one problem.
I love this game and I could play it all day. It’s physics are great and the planes are mostly good. I only have one problem, which is when I try to load the Max Bee plane, it changes to the default glider. I have an iPhone 7 and I do not know if the problem is related to the type of phone that I have. Thank you in advance for reading this review, and also for creating this great flight sim.
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- Danny Chapman
- 42.3 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
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