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The simulators demanded by the academia, specially aerospace engineering, need have more capability than a simple flight simulator, and even more functions than a real airplane. To build a simulator for such a specific application demands years of prior experience in the design, development, and construction of flight simulators for the use by aerospace engineers, whether students or practicing professionals.

Flying Training for Engineers: It is a necessity. It is a basic requirement for optimal product design. And aerospace companies in India are doing just that.

An aerospace engineering department armed with a flight simulator is a potent combination, giving students the right (and much needed) mix of aerodynamic theory and practical flying experience / training. Just like an automobile engineer cannot design a good car without driving one himself, an aerospace engineer is incomplete without a pilot's feel on how an airplane flies and behaves.

Moreover, avionics companies in India prefer engineers with exposure to modern day avionics. It is for this reason that some of the leading aerospace companies in India provide flying training to their engineers, and simulator training for new employees.

General Aviation Flight Simulator : FE-UE-04

COMPACT. IMMERSIVE. REALISTIC. MULTIPLE AIRCRAFT.

Although designed around accurate dimensions taken from a single piston engine Cessna 172's cockpit, appropriate deviations have been made to simulate other airplanes as well, such as a turboprop and a light jet airplane, while providing more seating comfort in the simulator cockpit.

With an unparalleled compact visual system generating 225 degrees wrap around horizontal field of view, a versatile cockpit that provides multiple flight control inputs, near-complete aircraft systems simulation, multiple instrument and system inputs, dedicated primary and secondary instrument controls, and an instructor station, the General Aviation Flight Simulator (GAFS) is everything that a research institute needs.

With an ergonomically correct design, a two seat cockpit, the capability for 3 onlookers, and ventilation systems, the GAFS is a comfortable flight simulator that can cater to the needs of an institution involved in, or looking for, quality aerospace engineering instruction.

With the cockpit supporting both analog (traditional) and glass (advanced) cockpit instruments/ gauges/ systems, students get an unmatched appreciation of the different generations of cockpit instrumentation and flight control.

Along with that, the flight models of conventional airplanes, as designed, modified or improvised by students may be loaded onto the simulator, providing a wonderful opportunity to fly their own designs!

Features

  • Complete and accurate system simulation for single engine piston (C172), and near complete system simulation for other airplane types.
  • Accurate flight (aerodynamic) models.
  • Three aircraft provided : Piston Engine (fixed pitch), Turboprop Engine (variable pitch), Turbofan Engine.
  • Unparalleled, compact, 225 degree horizontal field of view : ideal for basic flying training and situation awareness.
  • The ability to experience realistic aerodynamic effects of different controls, control surfaces, and systems.
  • Provides a simulation of one of the most advanced cockpits, and allows for a study of system and inter-system interaction.
  • Innovative human-machine interfaces to support the concept of versatile cockpits.
  • Dual Controls : Airbus Style Sidesticks (dual) with sidestick priority logic and conflict resolution, and standard classical Cessna style yoke (single). In addition, rudder pedals, throttle quadrant (throttle / mixture / flaps), and pitch trim wheel.
  • I/O Module may be added to grab and make available primary flight data for research / development purposes.
  • Aircraft model may be replaced with student tweaked / modified versions to experiment, research, and better understand aerodynamics.
  • Excellent tool to understand and master avionic systems from a pilot's (end-user's) perspective : traditional (analog) and advanced (glass : Garmin G1000 based) cockpit instrumentation / display.
  • Excellent cockpit lighting like in the real airplane.
  • Instructor / setup station where the instructor may act as the air traffic controller, giving students a feel of PTT based communications.

Cockpit Live Share

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Live Share with sidestick and external visual
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Live Share with sidestick and external visual
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Live Share with sidestick and external visual

Cockpit Live ShareTMis an innovation from FlightrixTM, which has been conceived after discussions with highly experienced civilian and Indian Air Force flight instructors.

Typically, an instructional session can support only up to two cadets, and one instructor: be it in the real airplane or in a flight simulator. This prevents other students from observing an instructional flight. However, learning through observation is a very powerful technique which is used by all airlines today under several synonymous names, such as "Supernumery (Supy)", "Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT)".

The world's best solution for Corporates (Aerospace Companies) and Flight Schools for effective mass flight instruction!

Cockpit Live ShareTMallows for numerous students to "share" the simulator. One student/cadet flies the simulator, under observation and guidance from a instructor. Eight other students/cadets have their own instruments displayed, which duplicate what is seen by the cadet in the simulator. In effect, nine students pick up procedures, systems and instruments in one shot, progressively reducing the time taken to train every student. This results in tangible savings: in both time and money.

With optional duplicated external visuals, and optional controls for every such student observer, in effect, nine students can fly the simulator in one go, with the instructor randomly selecting a student to take over and complete the flight procedure. This keeps students on their toes, introduces them early to situation awareness, and the importance of communications: a must for crew resource management.

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Live Share with sidestick and external visual
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Live Share with sidestick and external visual

FE-LE-01 : The Absolute Necessity

Today, having a simulator in the Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering department is an absolute necessity, as demonstrated by IITs. To give your students the edge over other colleges when it comes to skill, knowledge, research and recruitment.

  • Allows students to learn basic and advanced flying like a real pilot.
  • Pilot (user) perspective, which is critical for design, is important for the quality of research.
  • Students can use 100% of all analog avionics and the provided GPS.
  • Students can better appreciate aerodynamics, leading to better performance, ranking, and innovation.
  • Quality in-college research and projects can be undertaken.

FT-ME-02 : The more serious investment

The FT-ME-02 allows you to go a step further, by introducing your students to both an analog and digital cockpit, giving them valuable experience on the various avionics present in aviation today. Coupled with the flying experience and an appreciation for aircraft design and advanced avionics, it sets a strong foundation for the designers of tomorrow.

FT-HE-03 : World class research tool for a world class university

The FT-HE-03 is the best in its class. Apart from allowing students to learn and appreciate analog and digital avionics, it goes a step further, allowing students to design their own airplanes and fly these airplanes in a realistic environment. Students can design the airfoil, fuselage, and the entire aircraft, including the power plant, and test fly them with real world test pilots from the Air Force. This leads to significant research and international publications, in addition to studying and appreciating the performance of various kinds of airplanes and engines.