is Captain of the Sip?
will tell you that no two aircraft are the same. Even taking the same
aircraft up from the same airport to the same location will result in a
different experience. For example, you may notice one day an engine is running
a bit hotter than usual and you might just open your cowl flaps a bit
more and be on your way, or maybe this is a sign of something more
serious developing under the hood. Regardless, you expect these things to
occur in a simulation just as they do in real life. This is Accu-sim - it
puts the gauge back in the game.
not mean having a difficult time with your flying. While Captain of the Ship is
created by pilots, it is built for everyone. This means everything from having
a professional crew there to help you manage the systems, to an intuitive
layout, or just the ability to turn the system on or off with a single
switch. However, if damage is enabled and the needles are in the red,
there will be consequences. It is no longer just an aircraft, it's a
- Piston combustion engine modeling
- Real-world conditions affect
system conditions, including engine temperatures. Manage
temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps.
- Use intercooler flaps to cool
Carburetor Air Temperatures (CAT) as high temperatures can
adversely affect engine performance while low temperatures can lead
to gradual carburetor icing.
- Spark plugs can clog and
eventually fowl if engines are allowed to idle too low for too
long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help
clear them out and smoke will pour out of exhaust as oil is burned
- Serious overheating can cause
scoring of cylinder head walls including ultimate failure if
warnings are ignored and overly abused.
- Realistic water injection (ADI)
turns on gradually when enabled. Pushing the engine too hard
without water injection automatically injects more fuel to keep
cylinders cooler, creating realistic black smoke from unburned fuel.
- Experience authentic asymmetrical
drag when operating various flap systems in flight.
- On hot summer days you will need
to pay very close attention to your systems, possibly expediting
your takeoff to avoid overheating due to radiant ground heat.
- Systems are influenced based on real world conditions.
- Experience a realistic startups
with an engine that can cough and sputter until it catches and turns
- Naturally speaking crew (American and British crews included). Your crew can
help you, the captain, fly the plane by giving you critical
information when you need it. For example, the Stratocruiser has a
built-in takeoff flap warning system that sounds if you apply more
than 3/4 throttle and the flaps are not set to takeoff position. If
you apply throttle with flaps not properly set and hear this
warning, your copilot will make a comment like, "Captain, you
need to set your flaps to 25 degrees for takeoff." Your flight
engineer gives you advanced updates on systems, giving you time to
react. Crew speech is not robotic but quick and natural. This system
was created to help you fly the plane, just like a real crew, and to
make your experience more pleasurable.
- Environmental sounds including everything from passengers to brakes squealing
to the aircraft creaking.
Due to the in depth simulation of the Boeing 377, shared cockpit
multiplayer is not supported
Introducing Captain of the Ship
If you are familiar with our
original Accu-Sim 377, then you know it is about deeply simulating the
aircraft systems and the entire cockpit environment. This was our very
first Accu-Sim product, and the day it came out virtually every single
customer was flying an Accu-Sim aircraft for the first time. Everyone has
been having so much fun learning about how real combustion engines behave
and working with new, functioning systems.
However, during the past few
years we have maintained contact with Tim Chopp of the Berlin Airlift Historical
Foundation. For years he has been restoring and re-designing his C-97
Stratofreighter to join the Berlin Airlift to take part in tours with his
C-54 Skymaster around the United States and beyond. With our Accu-Sim 377
Stratocruiser, we were able to provide him with the tools he needs to
better train for his C-97. Since then he has been using our Boeing B377
almost daily for training and preparation for his C-97.
Over these past three years,
Accu-Sim has grown substantially with the release of a P-47 Thunderbolt,
Piper J-3 Cub, B-17 Flying Fortress, and Supermarine Spitfire. Now,
we have taken all what we have learned and taken a step forward in
simulating flying left seat on this classic Boeing airliner.
Now, with Captain of the Ship,
your actions count. So Captain, welcome aboard.
Captain of the Ship Features
Total freedom from
start to finish. You are the captain, and are not forced to follow a
linear progression. You are free to choose what to do and when, and your
intelligent crew will adapt.
You learn the most when you are having fun. Our former Accu-Sim 377 is extensively used by Tim
Chopp, owner of the Berlin Airlift’s C-54 and C-97 Stratofreighter for
his own personal training
New career system
is based on how well you manage your aircraft systems, quality of flight,
Intelligent passengers react to the weather, flight, and cabin conditions.
This Is Your Captain Speaking... The captain keeps passengers informed on the flight’s progress
A Live Engineer manages systems which
allows a true left-seat experience
Virtual flight attendant performs her duties and reports to the crew
Navigator’s station with real-time monitoring and calculations of wind and flight
Professional Audio with new sound suite including over 15 electrical motors,
authentic switches, wind, cabin creaks, etc.
Natural Speech constructs
sentences dynamically from a pool of over 1000 sound recordings strong.
system shakes the cockpit and airframe based on both external and
Real-time passenger loading and unloading
Deeper systems modeling throughout including oil pressure loss, friction heat, and
cabin pressurization failures.
New Cabin Pressurization Module driven by
New Climate Control Systems including
24,000 watt air conditioning compressors along with dual body heaters
understand Accu-sim one must experience it.
However the next best thing is to click below
to download the Accu-sim Captain of the Ship manual.
If you would
like to bundle and save, order once by going to the Wings
of Silver Stratocruiser product
page and click Add Captain of the Ship Pack checkbox at the bottom of the page.