Accu-Sim Expansion Pack
Accu-Sim is A2A Simulations' growing flight simulation engine, which is now
connectable to other host simulations. In this case, we have attached our
Accu-Sim Spitfire MkI and MkII to Microsoft Flight Simulator X to provide the
maximum amount of realism and immersion possible.
What is the philosophy behind Accu-Sim?
Pilots 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 your 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 life. This is Accu-Sim, where no two flights are ever the
Realism does not mean having a difficult time with your flying. While
Accu-Sim 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 Accu-Sim is enabled and the needles are in
the red, there will be consequences. It is no longer just an aircraft, it's a
Actions Lead to Consequences
Your A2A Simulations Spitfire is a complete aircraft with full system modeling.
However, flying an aircraft as large and complex as the A2A Spitfire requires
constant attention to the systems. The infinite changing conditions around you
and your aircraft have impact on these systems. As systems operate both inside
and outside their limitations, they behave differently. For example, the
temperature of the air that enters your carburetor has a direct impact on the
power your engine can produce. Pushing an engine too hard may produce just
slight damage that you, as a pilot, may see as it just not running quite as good
as it was on a previous flight. You may run an engine so hot, that it catches
fire. However, it may not catch fire; it may just quit, or may not run smoothly.
This is Accu-Sim – it’s both the realism of all of these systems working in
harmony, and all the subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, unpredictability of it
all. The end result is when flying in an Accu-Sim powered aircraft, it just
feels real enough that you can almost smell the avgas.
Your Aircraft Talks
We have gone to great lengths to bring the internal physics of the airframe,
engine, and systems to life. Now, when the engine coughs, you can hear it and
see a puff of smoke. If you push the engine too hard, you can also hear signs
that this is happening. Just like an actual pilot, you will get to know the
sounds of your aircraft, from the tires scrubbing on landing to the stresses of
the airframe to the canopy that is cracked opened.
Be Prepared – Stay Out of Trouble
The key to successfully operating your Spitfire, or any high performance
aircraft for that matter, is to stay ahead of the curve and on top of things.
Aircraft are not like automobiles, in the sense that weight plays a key role in
the creation of every component. So, almost every system on your aircraft is
created to be just strong enough to give you, the pilot, enough margin of error
to operate safely, but these margins are smaller than those you find in an
automobile. So, piloting an aircraft requires both precision and respect of the
machine you are managing.
It is important that you always keep an eye on your oil pressure and engine
temperature gauges. On cold engine starts, the oil is thick and until it reaches
a proper operating temperature, this thick oil results in much higher than
normal oil temperatures. In extreme cold, once the engine is started, watch that
oil pressure gauge and idle the engine as low as possible, keeping the oil
pressure under 120psi.
The oil and coolant temperature gauges are critical throughout your flight.
Idling too long on the pavement will overheat this Spitfire because it's cooling
radiator is inadequate. Plan to be off the ground in under ten minutes. Don't
let your engine exceed 100 degrees Celsius before your takeoff roll.
Once airborne, you will want to avoid steep climbs, especially in hot
weather, to keep good airflow to your radiator. You will also want to keep your
radiator opened at all times during flight, adjusting it to maintain
temperatures around 100 degrees if possible, never more than 120 degrees. High
engine power increases both water and oil temperatures, but oil is also heated
up quite a bit by engine friction (RPM). So if you are running hot oil
temperatures, you may wish to also decrease your engine RPM.
Accu-Sim for the Wings of POWER 3 Spitfire FEATURES:
Introducing a true propeller
Feel the exhilaration of
flying an Accu-Sim-powered Supermarine Spitfire.
Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 liquid
cooled Mk III and higher output Mk XII engine built to manufacturer's
Install a Weybridge two-bladed
fixed-pitch wooden, De Havilland three-bladed two-speed variable, or Rotol
constant speed propeller in the maintenance hangar.
Both electric and explosive
cartridge starters modeled.
physics-driven sound environment from A2A engineered Spitfire
Complete maintenance hangar
including landing gear, internal systems and detailed engine tests including
Understand how a high-performance
aircraft behaves and see how well you can cope with all of the unexpected
things that can happen. No two flights are ever the same.
Piston combustion engine modeling.
Air comes in, it mixes with fuel and ignites, parts move, heat up, and all
work in harmony to produce the wonderful sound of a V-12, liquid-cooled
racing engine. Now the gauges look beneath the skin of your aircraft and
show you what Accu-Sim is all about.
Airflow, density and it's temperature
not only affect the way your aircraft flies, but how the internal systems
Real-world conditions affect system
conditions, including engine temperatures. Manage temperatures with a
radiator flap and proper flying techniques.
Spark plugs can clog and eventually
foul if the engine is allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an
engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out and smoke.
Overheating can cause scoring of
cylinder head walls which could ultimately lead to failure if warnings are
ignored and overly abused.
The Spitfire has a small radiator and
must get airborne in under ten minutes or it will overheat. Once airborne,
it owns the sky.
Engine, airframe, cockpit panel
and individual gauges tremble from the power of a high-performance
Authentic component drag. Dropping
your gear will pull your aircraft realistically as the landing gear is
deployed along with cooling flaps, ordnance and even opening the canopy.
Drop your gear, deploy your flaps, or just try a dive, and listen to your
System failures, including flaps that
can independently jam or break based on the actual forces put upon them. If
you deploy your flaps at too high a speed, you could find yourself in a very
Total audible cockpit made
with recordings from the actual aircraft. Before you fly, enjoy clicking
Primer system modeled. Accu-Sim
monitors the amount of fuel injected and it's effectiveness to start the
engine. Cold mornings require as many as 12 strokes and warm starts
may only need a single shot.
Authentic battery. The battery
capacity is based on temperature. The major draw comes from engine starting.
Oil pressure system is affected by
oil viscosity (oil thickness). Oil viscosity is affected by oil temp and oil
dilution level. Now when you start the engine, you need to be careful and
not raise RPM too much until oil temp is high enough to give proper oil
pressure. If you raise RPM too high on a cold engine, especially very cold,
oil pressure can raise to over 150 psi. Oil pump failure can result.
Extended inverted flight (negative g) can uncover the oil sump and reduce
oil pressure. Do not fly in a negative g situation for more than 5 seconds.
Oxygen starvation (hypoxia) is
modeled. Just take off and climb without oxygen to see.
Wings of POWER 3: Spitfire
Movies with Accu-Sim Installed
(Accu-Sim Expansion Pack is an add-on to the Wings of
POWER 3: Spitfire Aircraft)
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This product requires the Wings of POWER 3 Spitfire to be installed first
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 26 January, 2011.