Best Quadcopter FPV Simulators | Racing Drone Trainer

In this article we will compare the best simulators for FPV Drone Racing. Quadcopter simulators have been around for decades, but only recently we’ve begun to see decent options designed specifically for drone racing and FPV freestyle flying, some of which are even free!

What’s FPV Simulator?

An FPV simulator helps you learn how to fly racing drones on a computer, any time, any where, regardless the weather, and without damages from crashes.

It’s the best way to practice your flying skills. Whether you are new and still learning how not to crash, or getting the hang of a challenging acrobatic trick, simulators are highly helpful for beginners and advanced pilots alike.

Only in simulators you are practice tricks that are too hard or impossible in real life :D

if you are new, here is an article to show you some insight of racing drones and how to get started. Featured image is from “Unreal FPV” simulator.

Before Looking into Drone Simulators…

You need a controller for the simulators.

Although you can simply use a gaming console or keyboard for a flight simulator, I strongly recommend using a proper radio transmitter which you will be using to control a drone as well. That’s the best way to build up muscle memory, and get the most benefit from training.

There are two ways of connecting your TX to a computer:

Here is a list of popular radio transmitters (TX) for racing drones, some of them are compatible with all the drone simulators directly, while others might require an adapter.

Radio Transmitter Adapter for Simulator?
Jumper T16 Not Required
Nirvana Not Required
X-Lite Not Required
Taranis Q X7
Taranis X9D Plus
Horus X10
Not Required
Turnigy Evolution Not Required
Flysky SM100 Cable
or Futaba
Simulator Cable

Picking a transmitter that has a USB port for computer connection is much more convenient for FPV sim’s. Right now, I think the Frsky QX7, X9D and Flysky Nirvana are all very good radios for mini quad flying. They are also “plug and play” solutions for many computer platforms. When connecting with a USB cable, it simply shows as a game Joystick in Device Manager.

Cheaper TX such as the the Flysky i6 and Turnigy 9X don’t have a USB port and might require a trainer port to USB adapter to work with simulators.

Does Quadcopter Simulator Physics Matter?

Yes, and no.

The physics of a drone simulator is highly a personal opinion. Simulators are getting better and better in terms of how close it is to real life experience, but it will never feel the same.

The point of a simulator is to help the pilots learn how to fly and build muscle memory of certain moves. Just pick a simulator that feel real enough for you with graphics that you like and runs smoothly on your computer. Spend your time on actually practicing and rather than worrying about the physics. :)

Popular FPV Simulators for Racing

Here are some of the most popular flight simulators designed specifically for FPV Drone Racing and Acro Freestyle flying.

  Price Changeable Physics Multi-player Track Editor Platform Available on Steam * ?
FPV Air 2 $5 Yes Yes No Windows Yes
FPV FreeRider $5 Yes No No Windows, Mac, Linux Yes
Liftoff $20 No Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux Yes
VelociDrone $25 Yes Yes Yes Windows, Mac, Linux No – Website
DRL Racing $20 No Yes No Windows, Mac, Linux Yes
RotorRush £4/month Yes Yes No Windows, Mac No
AccuRC 2 n/a / / / Windows, Mac, Linux Yes

* “Steam” is a platform where you can purchase, download and manage games. You can download the software by searching “download steam” on google.

tltr: Pick One of These Sims!

I’ve tried these sims, and for now, my personal favourites are FPV Air 2, Velocidrone and Liftoff.

Let’s dive into each FPV simulator about their features, pro’s and con’s.

FPV Air 2 Simulator

For complete beginners, FPV Air 2 is my recommendation. It’s one of the cheapest simulators out there. The physics is good enough for beginners to get into FPV flying, and learning tricks.

The graphics is decent and there are many settings you can play with, including customizable physics, Betaflight-like GUI and multiplayer mode. It packs most of the features you want in an FPV sim  It’s not as polished as other better established simulators, and it lacks track selection. But again, it’s only $5.

It runs pretty smooth on a slow PC because it has an “ultra-low” graphics mode. Overall the graphics aren’t the prettiest, the trees look like wall paper and there is a lot of motion blur. But that’s not what we are here for, to look at the trees :) The affordability and flexibility make up for it. And I can’t wait to see what the developer has to bring to the sim in the future since it’s only at its early stage of development.

It’s available on Steam so updating is very convenient.

Here is the review from Kaity, a member of

I purchased FPV Air 2 to replace my aged copy of FreeRider Revamped and was truly surprised at how close it comes to the way my flying feels! The physics feel accurate, the ability to tune PID and rates is awesome and the ease of calibrating my QX7 really make me happy.

I plugged in my Taranis, selected Taranis from the CONTROL menu and then clicked calibrate. Moved the sticks around and that was all that was needed. The flight area are tracks more inclined to racing style than freestyle, but if you ignore the track there is a lot of practice to be had proximity flying the obstacles.

I have this sim tuned to pretty close to the way my 3″ Japalura flies and when I step outside to rip through a real life pack, it is close enough that it feels easy to switch between them. It is a lot easier on the equipment to figure out a maneuver in the sim and crash electrons instead of carbon fiber.


A more polished product with the frequent update and rich content, but takes a decent gaming PC to run

For more advanced pilots, check out Liftoff. It has one of the greatest in terms of graphics and features. The amount of content is simply impressive, nothing comes close in terms of selection of hundreds of models and thousands of tracks created by the community. Liftoff is the first to implement a “parts system” that allows you to change components and settings just like in real life. Although there is still a long way to go to simulate the effects of different drone parts.

You can adjust rates and PID similar to that what you would do with Betaflight in real life. The physics has improved significantly over the years. The developers claim to have invested a great amount of money on developing the code with input from “top pilots”, “flight engineers” and “aerodynamic specialists”.

Liftoff is also the most graphically intensive simulator in the list and takes a decent spec gaming PC to run smoothly. Many people with slow computers complain about the performance being sluggish, floaty and choppy.

Unfortunately you cannot change any of the physics in Liftoff . And the game doesn’t detect crashes very well, which means you sometimes have to take your goggles off and lean over to the keyboard to reset the game manually. It’s a minor point but an irritation all the same.

Liftoff has more recently simplified the process of binding your transmitter, and introduced ‘Freestyle Mode’ which rates your moves and tricks as you was in a competition. That really shows some real consideration for those who just love the aerial ballet.


Here is a video I captured using the DVR in my FPV Goggles which I used as an external monitor with my computer via HDMI cable.


Great physics, probably one of the most realistic sims. Graphics doesn’t look the prettiest but runs better on slower PC’s

If your PC or laptop isn’t great for gaming, consider Velocidrone.

VelociDrone offers pilots many well known, real-life drone models to choose from. You are able to adjust the physics of the game, such as gravity, drag, quadcopter power etc.

The game has one of the best physics with a high degree of customizability. Through physics adjustments and rate tuning, I easily tuned Velocidrone to feel like my own quad. I have to say this sim feels very realistic to me. It’s probably one of the best on this list for highly mimicking the feel of a real life racing quad.

Apparently the software uses Betaflight firmware codes, and just like Betaflight you can make adjustments to your PIDs and rates. The camera FOV and angle can be set to your preference, and that it uses your TX’s full range of motion without having to use offsets speaks volumes in my opinion.

The graphics aren’t as good as other simulators however this game is more performance based. You can practice flying all the same, and the game runs better on slower machines. There is a great track editor, and multiplayer mode where you can jump between races and freestyle, have voice chats and changes courses, all in the same session.

However it’s not on Steam, so updating takes slightly more effort, but it’s also a good thing at least you are not forced to update if you don’t want to.

FPV FreeRider

Cheap and basic Sim, okay for beginners, but kind of outdated.

This is probably one of the earliest FPV simulators specifically designed for multirotor racing.

It’s a cheap simulator and it has free trial. You are able to change some basic physics in the game, such as gravity, drag, quadcopter power etc. You can also change camera tilt angle, and FOV (field of view). In the free version you can’t change any settings, and are limited to only one map.

FPV Freerider used to be one of my favorite quadcopter simulators, the physics is acceptably realistic. However, the rate system has always seem a bit too slow for my taste. It doesn’t have “super rate” which makes the quad feel like it spins too slow for flying acro. Also the lack of support for multiplayer lets a lot of people down.

Furthermore I always feel like there is more delay to the stick inputs. It isn’t  a massive problem, but it’s noticeable for me.

This sim is okay for complete beginners to get into FPV flying, but with all the limitations you will quickly outgrow it.

The DRL Simulator

The DRL (Drone Racing League) simulator is interesting – they host online tryout events in the game, and the top pilots can win a paid contract to race real quads professionally in the offline events.

The physics isn’t the best among the list, but it has improved significantly from the previous free versions. One of the main improvements is the modeling of cornering, but the quad still feels under-powered. It feels like flying a really heavy quadcopter powered by tiny motors. (Edit: apparently DRL does base their simulator model on the real quads used in the DRL events, which weigh 1Kg+ each)

Anyway, the maps and scenery are extraordinary, you get tall buildings, abandoned factories and a shipyard, all in a single map! Another great feature which I think should be included in other sims is that DRL allows you to reset the race or the quad’s position using a switch on your radio.

I really like the new system where you can race with the ghosts of pilots similar to your ranking. This system can motivate you to play, improve and move up your racking too.

Look here I was having fun diving buildings, and trying one of the race tracks…


Too Expensive for an FPV simulator.

Previously known as FPV Event, Rotor Rush is another well known FPV simulator. I have heard good things about it, and it has some real life tracks from past racing events. It was originally retailing for £40, later on they changed the pricing model to a £4 monthly subscription which makes it even more expensive overall. I haven’t tried it for this reason.

Other FPV Simulators

DCL The Game

DCL is a racing drone league and they are developing their own version of racing simulator. I will try this out in the near future.


A new simulator that is being developed. I have been test this for the developer and giving them feedback. It’s available on Steam already.

Hot Props

Unfortunately, support and development of Hot Props FPV Simulator have been discontinued, therefore we have removed it form our list. It’s very sad as it is one of the very few free sims that are left.

LOS Quadcopter Simulator (Line of Sight)

The majority of racing drone pilots can fly FPV very well but lack the skills to fly line of sight, aka LOS. While it might help practicing LOS skills in a sim, it’s might not be as beneficial as learning it in real life.

First of all, you don’t get the depth perception in a simulator as you would normally get in real life – it’s very difficult to judge how far your quad really is on the screen. Also it’s harder to tell the orientation in a sim because of the low resolution.

If you want to give it a shot anyway, the following sims offers LOS feature:

  • In Velocidrone you can zoom into LOS mode by scrolling the mouse wheel
  • In FPV Freerider, there is a LOS mode

Simulator Tuning

Almost all the FPV simulators allow you to “tune” them like a real quad, PID, rate, physics etc… The goal is to make the drone in the simulator perform more similar to the real thing. However I do think this is a feature for the experienced pilots, since new pilots probably don’t have good enough idea how a real quad should fly like.

If you are just starting out, I would suggest leaving everything at default, unless something is seriously off. The only things you should change are rates and expo, which are the sensitivity of your quadcopter responding to the radio controller sticks. See this post for more detail.

Wearing FPV Goggles in Simulators

Some might ask, would we get the most benefit from simulator practice by wearing FPV goggles. I personally don’t think it makes much of a difference, perhaps you can concentrate better wearing goggles, I normally just fly with my computer monitor for the convenience.

Most high end FPV goggles, such as the Fatshark, have an built-in HDMI input. It allows you to duplicate or extent your computer desktop like an external monitor.

Give it a try and see what you like better.


If you can fly fast in a simulator doesn’t mean you can do the same in real life, you still need a lot of stick times in real life.

One has to recognize the purpose of FPV simulator is to build up muscle memory of controlling a quad with transmitter sticks, and learning new tricks :) Simulators are always getting better all the time, but flying virtually will never replace the real thing.

Getting out there and flying is the best way to learn, meet people and have the best fun! Another cheap way to get into the air and learn FPV is by building a Tiny Whoop :)

Edit History

  • Mar 2015 – Article created
  • Feb 2017 – Updated, added Velocity Drone and FPV Event
  • Jun 2017 – Updated and edited FPV Event name/price change
  • Oct 2017 – Updated reviews
  • Jun 2018 – Tried all sims again and updated reviews; Removed sims that are no longer relevant
  • Sep 2018 – Added new sim – FPV Air 2
  • May 2019 – Updated sim reviews, added T16 radio, added section “Wearing FPV Goggles in Simulators”

80 thoughts on “Best Quadcopter FPV Simulators | Racing Drone Trainer

  1. Michael Hulas

    Concerning the post by Giorgy, I have a run of the mill HP laptop and I can run all these sims on it without turning the res down either.

  2. james

    I’ve bounced around from Velocidrone, Freerider, and Liftoff. Currently I landed on Liftoff. Although I think I need a beefier GPU, it gets me by. I am inheriting a system and more powerful GPU from a friend that will work better. But My question is does FOV matter? I noticed that Liftoff doesn’t get any lower than around 60-deg. I think my Dominator V3s are 30. I would think that loss of extra peripheral vision would matter.

  3. Patrick McKee

    Oscar FPV Air 2 my fav sim atm, I havn’t played them all. Anyway it does have a track editor now. In case you wanna update this article.

  4. gwiazd0r

    It is February 2019… any updates?
    I’m relatively new to the hobby and want to learn more .
    I have Surface Pro 3 and at the moment, Im using FPV Freerider Recharged with FrSKY vLite.
    Just downloaded Velocidrone demo and it feels so much more realistic which make me think I want to upgrade my current simulator.
    Im looking at Liftoff and Velocidrone .
    Which one would you recommend ?

  5. Dean Hopkins

    I have been using FPVfreerider which is great with my Taranis as I setup a little expo on the transmitter but with the Turnigy Evolution not having any expo functionality although it is flyable it’s just not fun… a little too twitchy !

    So which sim would you guys recommend, that I can use with the evolution and be able add in a little expo in the sim?

    1. Oscar Post author

      Liftoff, FPV Air 2, Velocidrone etc these all have built-in expo and rate settings. Velocidrone has a free trial.

  6. Nikotttin

    Thanks for the reviews!
    I wanted to highlight that you can assign a switch on the Tx to reset in Liftoff. With this trick, no need to remove the goggles anymore!

  7. Andreas Ramseier

    Please have a look at GTA5 with Quadcopter Mod. For a few bucks (and if you have a good gamepc) it has the best graphics and also the physics is very good! I have tried all and i must say after you have played with the physcis settings in GTA it feels as good as the other simulators


  8. John

    Thanks for the reviews, they helped a lot. I wouldn’t consider frequent patching and waiting for a patch to be applied a downside. The fact that they update the software as frequently as this is a huge plus. Missing out on a few minutes of practice during lunch is a minor inconvenience. Maybe patch before you go to work next time?

  9. Ollie

    I’ve got an FS-i6 and this simulator cable It’s downloaded all the drivers and shows up on the system and in the sims. The sims (velocidrone and liftoff) aren’t detecting any inputs from the Tx despite the fact it shows up on them. Not really sure where to go from here. Thanks in advance

  10. JoeMama

    My Son and I are using the latest VelociDrone and using the HDMI mini plug on our Fatshark Quantum headset to run it on. We look really silly but we are more familiar with out headset when we are out in the real world.

  11. Dan

    Why do they all have to be for racing. Being new to drone flying, it would be nice to have some area to practice in. I’m not a racer yet.

    1. Oscar Post author

      Often we don’t race with our “racing” drone, we just cruise around doing “freestyle” moves…
      I guess calling it “racing drone” separates them from drones that are used for aerial filming like a DJI phantom.

  12. Nick

    Useful review but I’d second quadcopter FX simulator on Android. 1. You can use a transmitter providing your phone / tablet supports OTG (USB controller). 2. It seems very realistic to me. 3. It is very configurable. I’d say it’s a mistake to write-off Android devices – these days they are very powerful and the screens are excellent – look at the number of games that run on them.

  13. Chase

    “There is also an “universal” solution by using this “radio receiver to USB” adapter. It connects the RX output to this USB adapter which goes into your computer, and there is no direct connection between the TX and computer.”

    I’m interested in being able to interface multiple transceivers with my computer but the link in your article broken. Do you have an updated link or a suggestion on other “universal radio receiver to USB” options?


    1. Oscar Post author

      Yes you are right the product has been withdrawn by the shop. I can’t find it anywhere else at the moment. When I do i will update the link again.
      For your info, you can try to search for “FPV Simulator adapter for PPM”

  14. BRquad

    Nice update Oscar! I own many of these and oddly enough I agree with all your comments about them. I enjoy Liftoff because it is very “polished”. I like DRL because of the large map. I play Velocidrone mostly because I can change the graphics to match how my real quad flies and it is the best racing practice in my opinion.

  15. FullThottle

    Could you credit the image you used for your article please ?….
    I know the development of UPV is pending , but it would be nice to support them.

  16. Eric

    FPV Freerider Recharged is the new version. You really should update that list.
    It’s my absolute go to sim in terms of realism. Tweaking the settings a bit and it feels nearly 100% like my quad.
    RotorRush is just too expensive. It feels and looks great but due to the price there are no players to race with. I mean the top 500 highscores are not even filled yet that few people play it.
    LiftOff has a bunch of cocks as programmers, so don’t expect any nice support. Otherwise it could be a nice sim one day.
    And of course I do feel the urge to mention the ripoff RealFlightX is where you not only need to buy the software, but also a stupid dongle, cause it doesn’t recognize any remote otherwise. Blatant rip off.

    1. Oscar Post author

      Yes I have tried Recharged, I feel like it has the same flight characteristics, apart from the new maps, which IMO are worst than the original maps…

  17. Robin

    Hi Oscar,
    you have a amazing site full of invaluable information for quad lovers! Thank you for putting this together.
    The only thing that I would improve related to the site is to have the article post date above (on top) of the article so that it is straight away visible how up to date a certain article is. You if anybody knows how fast this hobby is developing and I find myself always scrolling to the bottom of the article to find the date before scrolling back up and starting to read.
    Happy tinkering, testing, learning and flying!


    1. Oscar Post author

      thanks Robin, I am trying my best to update the articles :)
      hopefully keeping the site up to date :)

  18. BlubberYeti

    I’ve been flying Lift Off since its early days. It was crucial in helping me get my level-mode “training wheels” off when I first got into the hobby, and I still brush up on it regularly. I find it especially handy when I’m ready to increase my FPV cam angle, saving me precious rebuild time (and $$).

    I definitely recommend Lift Off!

    1. Doug Abel

      Agreed, Liftoff has recently come a long way with its latest update to 0.10.0.

      They’ve added a PID system that’s almost straight out of Betaflight (sadly, it’s not the most recent 3.0+) BUT!!! It is almost spot on now for flying in the real world.

      How do I know this?

      Because I tuned my Blade Conspiracy to the same identical settings that I had in game. One of the instructors at my RC airfield took it out for a spin, and said, “Wow! Not bad! A TINY bit of oscillation when you punch it through a tight turn, but the rolls and flips? It’s fairly accurate and snappy!”

      I tried Velocidrone, and the free trial is ok, but I’m stuck doing just racing. Liftoff, so far, has some fun locations, like the Shipyard (flying over and around some fallen shipping crates is a blast), but my favorite is flying Hannover, Germany, where I can cut through the guy wires over their buildings, dive an observation tower, and fly through a spinning logo sign on top of one of the buildings.

      The “trees” aren’t entirely accurate, unfortunately; flying by them and obviously hitting tiny branches that would bring down any other drone, you just kind of fly through them with minimal damage, but if you’re like me, you tend to avoid trees (at least at the beginning, while you’re learning Acro).

  19. Cory

    A new simulator called Zephyr came out recently. It seems awesome so far, they have a bunch of training challenges and a screen pops up after each challenge that shows you where you can improve. It looks like it was primarily made to teach new pilots how to fly, but it could also be a good tool for experienced pilots to stay fresh on the sticks. They have a lot more info on their website:

  20. joan

    CGM Next is better,

    mac/pc… with gimbal option. 2 RC for drone + gimbal control…

    1. Steff

      I also fly CGM Next on OS-X mostly with helicopters. Graphics is not very fancy, but for helicopter sim this does not matter. FPV experience is quiet good in my opinion with multiroter and helicopters, too. Btw, thanks Oscar for your great articles on multi rotors, i learned a lot!

  21. mike

    hi ive tried most sims but im loving the demo of fpv freerider recharged…took me a little while to get my cheap banggood usb controller setup but it really feels like fpv, physics and speed seem good.
    well worth the £12 for the original and the recharged!
    thanks for the link

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  26. Andrew I.

    Did you try some new sims?

    – Liftoff (steam): . I’ve tried it yesterday and must say that it is GREAT. It has beatiful graphics, real-like FPV noize, good physics etc. Need to add, that before I was flying in Phoenix RC, RealFlight 7.5 and FPVFreerider. I’d recommend to take a look at it!

    -HotProps (beta): . Not so impressive as previous, but I must say that it requires your attention.

    1. Oscar Post author

      HI Andrew, thanks :) yes i tried them both already actually i have a video on my channel flying liftoff :)
      Same here not impressed by hotprops but liftoff is pretty good :)

      lastly, i would really appreciate it if you could join the forum: … I don’t want to miss your comment, because I only check my blog comments only once a week, but I use the forum daily!

  27. OWLPIC

    Hi Oscar
    We have taught a lot of people how to fly and the simulator the best start for maybe 1/4 of them. 15 minutes is all most need to get use to the altitude and yaw controls.

    Many good experienced flyers have no use for them because of the experience and physics.
    I have them all including Realflight 7.5+.

    The trick is to learn on a cheap ($20) quad – that flies realistically – , CX 10 is my current choice,
    Amazon: is one, it includes the blade guard, crazy not to have it.

  28. Darren

    Hi Oscar, thanks for the review. I have Aeroflot 7 with Taranis and it’s an awesome combo. One question; how did you adjust the tilt angle in FPV mode (or cockpit mode as they refer to it) ?
    There are only a limited number of scenes you can use for FPV as it has to be a 4D scene which is a bit of a pity.
    Great training tool though.

  29. TubeRider

    Hi Oscar
    FPV FreeRider is awesome, i went from horizon straight into Acro on my quad with no problems after a couple of goes on this.
    After changing the presets and using a controller plugged into the pc to make it feel real.
    I now use this for training for flying though woods etc.

    If this was multiplayer, a few more courses and maybe a way of building your own I’d play nothing else when its raining.

    1. Oscar Post author

      Hi TubeRider
      yes it’s pretty good :)
      if it’s got more features, and better improved physics… i don’t see why we still fly the real things :D LOL

  30. Tony

    Hi Oscar
    There is new release for Quadcopter FX simulator on android which supports Google Cardboard VR where you can Look around in 3D environment and see your quad flying as in real life. Also the FPV experience with google cardboard is simply amazing. You guys will forget PC simulators after trying that.

  31. yokota

    nice review!I just worried about flight-simulator for multicopter.
    I wanna translate this into Japanese.
    I’ll try heli-x have free version. thank you.

  32. Prebster

    Have you had a look at this one??

    Haven’t tried it myself yet, but it looks good! :-)

    1. vbalko

      I have bought freerider FPV and have to say, that its AWESOME. Very realistic (not ultimately, but its simulator no real life). It costs few bucks and you get updates every other day. I really recommend it.

  33. sipa

    AerosimRC can be made to work with tweaking config files manually


    Here’s example of my Elev and Ail channels for thrustmaster T,16000

    .TX_CAL_VAL_MIN_0 0
    .TX_CAL_VAL_MED_0 8192
    .TX_CAL_VAL_MAX_0 16383

    .TX_CAL_VAL_MIN_1 0
    .TX_CAL_VAL_MED_1 8192
    .TX_CAL_VAL_MAX_1 16383

    To figure out which channels is which I calibrated the channels with say Elev middle 142, Ail middle 176, and then looked them up in the config file, and edited the values to match what the joystick is actually doing.

  34. John Savelli Jr.

    good review, I have been practicing with clearviewSE version using a Sky Surfer 54in wingspan and followed mods in youtube it flys great for the price. best money I ever spent. I’m sold on simulators and thanks for pointing me in the direction to save me time.

  35. Chiggz

    Real Flight 7.5 is great. The quads in it feel good to fly, and it really helps with the muscle memory. You can even download the CY Stingray a collective pitch quadcopter. Owners of the real thing who have used the sim say its pretty much spot on to how it feels in real life. I’ve flown it in the sim (and I have one IRL, but haven’t flown it yet) and if it really does handle like it does in the sim, I’m going to have a lot of fun. :D

    Using the sim helped me go from auto leveling mode to rate/acro modes when flying, just helped with how the quad handles and such and improved my reactions to certain situations.

    You’ll still need to compliment real flying with it to be truly good, but its handy having a good sim there to quickly fly for 10mins here and there in-between dinner or heading out.

  36. Benjamin

    What about picasim I use it and it is great? I have never flown outside this sim it has a quad in it
    There is also for controllers that use an aux port like headphones can be used like a regular controller

  37. Travis

    How about Quadcopter FX for andriod?

    Can pair with a ps3 dualshock

  38. Ray

    I think Sims are crap and total waste of time.

    1.- Buy a micro/nano quad… I have the Nano QX FPV, it’s pricey SPECIALLY in my neck of the woods. Oh and it only flew well for the first week, I replaced the props and motors ($$$) but it still flies wrong so I sent it for repair 3 weeks ago but they say there’s nothing wrong with it.

    2.- Build a strong basher quad. I have an Armattan 355 frame + Naze + Scorpion 2208 kv1050/8×4.5 props (old GAUI 330X) and this thing is virtually indestructible. I’ve had to yank it out of the ground and the props bent all the back… straightened them out and it flew again… best RC toy ever!

    1. Ummmmm

      Ummmmm…. I don’t really see the point in your comment and couldn’t disagree more with the little you elaborate… I think a simulator gives a lot of good times and helps you a lot to get into Acro mode WITHOUT spending tons of dollars into props.

      I do agree in buying a nano, and don’t understand your complains. It sounds like you didn’t spend enough time setting up your controller properly, or trying to understand the quad.

      I made the mistake of going directly with a big quad. I enjoy smaller quads better and the sim takes a lot of time, when it’s late and I just want to fly. The sim lets you play with configurations on the quads much faster, so when you want to adjust a real quad it doesn’t take you as long either.

    2. fl0PPsy

      I completely disagree that Sims are a waste of time. A sim is a very good way to start learning without constantly having to buy spare parts.

      I learned the basics of flying a Heli way back when Realflight 3.5 was the latest. It teaches you orientation and the basics of throttle control.

      I think a Sim and Real life practice will help someone progress much faster than just real life flight time on its own.


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