The philosophy behind Accu-Sim was born many
years ago. This has all been a dream for us, until now. After many years of hard
work, we are proud to present our dream to you, our customer.
If you throw a baseball, a paper airplane,
and a stick into the air, each would behave differently based on it's weight,
density, and shape. Each will interact with the air and ultimately the ground
very differently, just as we would expect. But what if you dropped a tennis ball
on a hard surface, and instead of bouncing, it just hit the ground with a loud
'clunk' and stopped? We are physical beings that live in a world that has
certain truths we take for granted, that is until they are gone. However, in a
simulated world, nothing can be taken for granted. In fact, if the physics in a
simulated world are not specifically created by someone, they simply do not
exist. With Accu-Sim, we have built-in to this simulation many of the physical
rules that we know to be true and which we expect to exist in the real physical
For example, if you start a simple engine
that is cold, you expect that it will run rougher and less reliably than when it
is warmed up. If one morning you start your cold engine and something seems
different, if it does not behave as you expect it to, you will notice this and
your senses will tell you, “something is not right.” This is because you have
become accustomed and comfortable with how your aircraft responds at all times,
not just in the behavior of a single gauge, but in subtle ways -- the way the
engine sounds and responds to the throttle, the way the body squeaks, or even in
the way the air sounds as it passes by your airframe at different airspeeds.
More obviously, if you taxi on the grass, you expect your aircraft to buck and
dip as it moves over bumps and depressions in the ground. Similarly, you would
also expect to sway and rock if sitting on unsettled water in floats. All of
this, and much more, will be experienced and brought to you more accurately and
realistically by Accu-Sim. Now it's an entirely new and more real world. It's a
world that makes you believe you literally have a physical piece of equipment
stuffed inside your computer monitor because all of these little physical truths
which cause actions and reactions, and which you notice when they are there or
not there, have been created in Accu-Sim. It is all of these little clues which
we experience and observe, and which we take for granted in our real world,
which make things seem real to us. When they are missing or portrayed
inaccurately, things just don't seem right. You know it; you sense it, and so do
Perhaps the most important thing this little
airplane will bring to you is honest, true-to-life stick-and-rudder flying,
something pilots often forget after flying large, heavy, fast, complex aircraft
for a while. You will be actively engaged in flying this Cub almost all of the
time. After just flying it for a very short while you will start to feel like a
better pilot, and you will be.
This little Cub represents the most complete
and accurately flying aircraft which we have created to date. With it, A2A
proudly delivers to you the “Total Flying Experience”.
The A2A Piper J-3 Cub Accu-Sim Expansion Pack FEATURES:
physics creates an entirely new world including true wing,
airframe, engine, ground, water, and internal systems behavior.
On BoardTM adds a new dimension of
piloting realism with an intelligent passenger that is aware of the
surroundings, talks when appropriate, including being able to spot
and call out traffic.
generation Accu-Sound now allows for a direct connection to the
Accu-Sim and FSX physics engine with airflow through the airframe,
window, and door, structural creaks, bumps, jolts etc. with three
hundred and ninety sounds in all.
combustion engine modeling. Air comes in, it mixes with fuel and
ignites, parts move, heat up, and all work in harmony to produce the
most accurate combustion engine simulation available.
has an actual life. Good piloting skills are rewarded with
longer life and more reliable performance.
propeller physics means the propeller is constantly active and
allows for both hand and air starting the engine.
physics realistically rock your wings and buck your tail.
Regular tires, skis, and large tundra tires all have their own
distinctive ground handling benefits and limitations. Each aircraft
comes with its own sound set which is tied in with the physics of
tires demand respect for the size and weight of the larger
tires. 3-point landing on tarmac is highly recommended.
physics simulate waves, water drag, and creates an authentic “on
the step” experience.
audible cockpit experience made with professional recordings
from three actual Piper J-3 aircraft.
System allows for an authentic primer system with fuel in lines,
tank, and authentic gravity-fed fuel-air mixture.
engine wear and oil system
including an engine that sputters, spits, and runs rough when
Both engine and
airframe physically vibrate and shake,
based on real world conditions.
generation carburetor icing modeling, which is critical for the
proper management of the Continental A-65-8 engine.
A2A Piper J-3 Accu-Sim Movie
A2A Piper J-3 Accu-Sim Manual
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 06 September, 2009.