A Quadcopter / Multirotor RC Drone simulator with First Person View (FPV), HUD, Return Home, Course Lock, Home Lock, Camera Gimbal, Acro mode, Acro 3D mode and more..
Now Google Cardboard VR is also supported for immersive flying and FPV experience.
Support for Controllers
Please note that this a simulator and Not a game. It is designed for RC enthusiasts to practice Flying skills.
Basic Tutorial for beginner is in the above description video.
1) Based on real physics Model of Quadcopter
2) Interactive selection of different cameras modes:
* Eye level Camera
* First Person View Camera
* Stabilized Gimbal Camera
* Follow Camera
You can walk around while flying, looking at the quad either by dragging the middle of screen or by enabling accelerometer button on the left side in the Eye level Camera Mode..
3) Return to Location (RTL)
When on the Quad will automatically Return and Land back in its Landing Position. It will Automatically switch on when the Quad goes out of range.
4) Position Hold
When ON the Quad will try to Hold its position when both control sticks are released.
5) Course Lock
When ON the Forward, Backward, Left and Right will remain same regardless of orientation of Quad. e.g. Moving Right stick Forward will always make the Quad go forward in East Direction even if its pointing towards north.
6) Home Lock
When ON the Forward will always be Away from you and Backwards will always be towards you regardless of Quads Orientation.
7) Heads up Display(HUD)
Displaying real-time Pitch, Roll, Heading, Altitude and Speed.
8) Adjustable Control sensitivity Settings
9) Auto Stabilizing adjustable
10) Altitude Hold Switch
If ON the quad will try to maintain the altitude when it was switched on.
11) Advanced Settings
If enabled users can change the Total Weight, Static / Dynamic thrust, PID setting and Aerodynamic Drag values.
12) Multiple Quad / Scene Selection / Some basic Challenges for Time Pass..
13) Multiple mode Input Support.
Now it supports mode1, mode2. mode3, mode4 and accelerometers. You can change via settings page
14) Camera rotation in FPV and Gimbal camera.
Click and Drag from center of screen on FPV or Gimbal camera. Double click in center to reset.
15) Dynamic Wind
Wind effect will reduce when behind the building.
16) Google cardboard Support for immersive virtual reality and FPV experience.
Make sure that you have a controller attached to the device because the only way you can control the quadcopter is by controller once the Cardboard VR is enabled. After enabling you have to gaze at the buttons on the UI and press the trigger button on the cardboard to click it. Once you are flying then pressing the trigger anywhere will open the settings page. You can also touch on screen anywhere to execute trigger event instead of pressing the trigger button.
17) Max Tilt Angle / Auto Stabilize Sensitivity Slider
In Normal Mode the slider changes the Maximum Tilt angle setting. This settings determines the maximum roll / pitch angle the quadcopter will tilt. In Sports Mode it changes the Auto Stabilize sensitivity. The higher the settings the more force is applied to stabilize the quadcopter.
18) Acro / Acro 3d mode for expert flying
Auto stabilize will not be applied in these modes. You need to be expert to fly in this mode.In 3D Mode is mode in which the Quadcopter can fly upside down also. The throttle sticks will produce reverse thrust when moved down from the center position.
Credits: Some Arteria content is in use.
Added Dedicated Acro and Acro 3D mode
Added Support for Google Cardboard VR for immersive flying and FPV experience
Added Dynamic thrust settingsIts recommend to go to settings page and press defaults button if you are upgrading as some default values have been changed in this update
Ratings and Reviews
I purchased this app after nearly loosing a relatively low-tech toy drone on its second flight. If you're new to flying drones without any training wheels (gps, compass, position hold) or not very comfortable flying FPV, this app will make you a better pilot. While the graphics and scenes are limited, they did get the physics right. This is an awesome trainer to get comfortable flying manually or in "sport mode" without having to recharge between flights or losing hundreds of $$$ with every crash. This was money well spent.
It would be cool if the programmer could release some additional scenes. Also, being to toggle between day & night would be awesome (the app only has daytime flight scenes).
A fantastic start
This drone piloting app is fantastic! The physics are well simulated and the control is responsive enough to fool me into feeling like there's a real drone up there.
Of course the only problem is this simulator is just a starting point. There are only 3 UAVs, and 4 small scenes. Granted, the fine tuning of drone responsiveness & wind allows for a bit of variance; and while the industrial area is a great close-quarters line-of-sight sim; and the boat area provides some fun scoping out hot chicks on moving vessels - it all leaves much to be desired in terms of challenging flight opportunities.
I sincerely hope the developer continues to update this great app - it is very enjoyable and a great way to hone piloting skills without burning through 200 batteries, obliterating tens of thousands of dollars worth of crashed drones - and running from the cops when that high-speed nose dive doesn't quite level off in time and collides with someone's yacht.
Great job! Keep going!!
This is probably the most accurate drone sim I have tried. Is it hard? Yes. Is it just an easy game? No. If you want to fine tune your control inputs, use this app. The challenges are good. Of course actual flight experience is the best. But learning how the advanced flight dynamics of a drone and it's compounded axis' work is very important. It's much more complex than an airplane when considering all the combinations of direction. $5? Worth it to me. You want an easy game? Find another free app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.