Features


FS One features unparalleled aerodynamics and physics modeling, stunning flying sites, spectacular camera views, and an excellent selection of airplanes and helicopters to give you an RC simulation experience that feels as real as it looks. What you see on the screen, you sense in the sticks.

FS One V2 includes everything you see here and more.

Superior Aerodynamics
Ultimate realism where it counts
  • Highly-accurate, extensive 3D aerodynamics
  • All airplane aerodynamics developed by Michael Selig, PhD
  • Realistic stalls, snaps, spins
  • 3D aerobatics – hover, torque rolls, harriers, blenders, etc.
  • Verified by world-class pilots and video footage
  • Ground-effect aerodynamics
  • Extensive low Reynolds number aerodynamics effects
  • Uses aerodynamics methods published in peer-reviewed scientific literature

Airplanes and Helicopters
Wide selection of popular aircraft
  • Over 40 airplanes, jets, foamies, sailplanes, and helicopters
  • Limitless number of airplane variants using the FS One Scaling Wizard™
  • Customizable aircraft aerodynamics
  • 360-degree wing, propeller, and rotor aerodynamics simulations

Airplane and Helicopter Training
Beginner through advanced
  • Flight training modules and tips by world-class RC pilots
  • Pilot voiceover
  • Transmitter stick display
  • Playback controls

Recorder Functions
Recordings and playback
  • Flight recorder, save and playback controls
  • Transmitter stick recorder – start, stop, playback, save conditions
  • Over 160 pre-recorded flights
  • Fly with multiple recorded aircraft
  • Save position to a file

Winds, Turbulence and Thermals
Practice in the realistic environments
  • No other RC simulator gives this attention to wind
  • Gusts and turbulence vary around the airframe in true 3D
  • Winds realistically increase with altitude
  • Wind shear and thermals
  • Slope soaring, dynamic soaring
  • Over 200 preconfigured wind scenarios
  • Customize winds using shortcut keys

Scaling Wizard™ and Aircraft Editor
Limitless number of airplanes in seconds
  • FS One Scaling Wizard™ scales any airplane to any size
  • Automatically scales size, weights, aerodynamics, engine, gear, etc.
  • Copy, resize, save, and fly
  • User customizations override automatic settings
  • Over 70 scaled airplanes included

In-Flight Instruments and Navigation Features
Situation awareness widgets

  • Transmitter stick display
  • Heads-up display (HUD)
  • Inset windows for additional views while flying
  • Sky Grid™
  • Hover Training Assistant™ for airplanes
  • Audible multi-function timer
  • Wind sock
  • Radar gun
  • Variometer/climb indicator
  • Compass
  • Spot landing tool
  • Moving overhead map displays

Viewing Options
Ground and airborne views

  • Cinematic flowing views
  • Pilot on ground view
  • Autozoom, zoom in/out, move in/out 3D trolley
  • Camera lagged, perfect and shifted-elevation views
  • Field views
  • 3D chase and onboard views
  • First Person Views (FPV)
  • Mouseable views
  • Inset views
  • Padlock views
  • Fly-by and jump-ahead views
  • Frozen-tripod views
  • Walk to any point, move in any direction
  • Run full-screen or resize window for movie making

Aircraft Graphics
State-of-the-art
  • Highly-detailed photo-realistic 3D aircraft models
  • Movable control surfaces
  • Rotating wheels, flexible landing gear, spinning prop, flexing wings
  • Customize reflections, shadows, smoke and exhaust
  • Customize trim schemes with almost any graphics editor

Panorama Flying Sites
360-degree photopanoramic flying sites
  • 25 sites
  • RC flying fields
  • Airports
  • Indoor sites
  • Slope soaring and DS sites
  • Country and scenic landscapes
  • Night flying
  • True-to-life bumpy grass, smooth runways, slick gym floors
3D Flying Environments
Immersive action from any angle
  • Realistic fields from satellite and aerial photography
  • 3D flying sites for “first person view”/FPV
  • 6 sites included
  • 40 photo-panoramic skyscapes
Sailplane Features
Fine tune your skills

  • Accurate sailplane airfoil aerodynamics
  • Hand-launch and hi-start launch
  • Winch launch with pulse tensioner
  • Towplane launch
  • Thermal soaring and thermals
  • Slope soaring and slope winds
  • Dynamic soaring and dynamic soaring wind sheer
  • Radar gun, audio-visual variometer, wind compass
  • Line tension, whip, slack rope aerophysics/dynamics modeling
  • Computer-radio full mixing, e.g. full-house Supra mix
  • Air-rush sounds, including control-surface whistle at zoom/DS speeds
  • Spot-landing training
  • Multi-function countdown/countup user-customizable audio timer

Crash Detection and Damage
Broken aircraft aerodynamics modeling
  • Collision detection, ground impact, and sound effects
  • Accurate aerodynamics of cartwheels and tumbling
  • Parts break off in crashes, at overspeed, or in high-G maneuvers
  • Broken part flutter physics
  • Customizable model strength, including 100% crashproofing
  • Rewind features

Propeller/Motor Physics
Thurst, torque and propwash effects
  • Propeller and throttle response dynamics
  • Real engine sounds
  • Sound modeled from idle-to-full throttle
  • Propwash effects on all immersed flying surfaces
  • Slipstream swirl flow and flow shadows
  • Slipstream speed lag and curvature effects in dynamic maneuvers
  • Propeller gyroscopic effects
  • Start/kill engine keyboard controls

Ground Handling and Physics Effects
Full landing gear dynamics
  • Landing gear flex
  • Wheel braking, sliding, skidding, spin dynamics
  • Tail-dragger ground loops
  • Aerodynamic ground effects for landing and takeoff
  • Propeller startup torque effects
  • Rapid aileron deflection wing wobble response
  • Tail wheel wing wobble response
  • Rough grass, pavement friction and surface irregularity effects

USB Transmitter Interface
Hyper-responsive transmitter interface
  • Easy setup and calibration
  • Instance response transmitter stick controls
  • Highly accurate 1024 resolution (4X)
  • Upgradeable to 2048 resolution (8X)
  • Compatible with all major brands
  • JR/Spektrum, Futaba, Hitec, Airtronics/Sanwa, Multiplex radios
  • Support for TacCon controller

Transmitter Editor
Built-in computer radio support
  • Pre-configured transmitter setups for all aircraft
  • Switch controlled flight modes
  • Low rate, high rate, snap, and 3D flight modes
  • Pre-set mixes for all aircraft
  • Mix channels, add expo, adjust endpoints, alter sub-trims.
  • Extend transmitter functions with the computer keyboard.

Keyboard Support
Instant access to controls
  • Control FS One with extensive keyboard support
  • Reset key
  • InstantUp™ key
  • Pause key
  • Hand launch key
  • Popup instruments and navigation aids
  • Key controls for smoke, views, zoom, towline release, and much more.
  • Detailed color-coded keymap included

Two-Player Capability
Two pilots can fly together

Games
Pylon racing, rockets and bomb drop
  • Pylon racing head-to-head or with recordings
  • Choose 2, 3 or 4 pole pylon racing with built-in turn callers
  • Hit aerial or ground targets with bombs or bottle rockets