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FSX Co-Pilot App for iOS Released

Last updated Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:01:42 GMT
Originally posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

As virtual pilots, we’ve grown used to the years always giving us new powers to use. As simulation continues to change and grow, so does the level of realism and control that we have up in the sky. However, one of the most impressive changes that has been introduced to simulation has been added assistance during flights. 

The latest addition to this camp, FSX Co-Pilot by Positiongames, offers something new and exciting.

Screenshot of the iOS App Co-PilotFor pilots who have in the past felt like they were marginalized or weaker up in the skies than they should be, this will help. As a mod, it goes that extra distance to offer a must-have range of new features. This latest add-on is used alongside smartphones and tablets that run the Apple OS.

If you are using FSX in any capacity then you should not do without this for a moment longer. As your own virtual assistant to help you fly better, your new co-pilot can be a godsend.

By giving you new information that you may have missed flying normally, she’s an analytical genius. As far as helping you become a more refined pilot goes, this definitely helps to tick each box needed!

A Simple Addition

This modification goes above and beyond what you would normally have expected. For a start, it makes it easier than ever to provide your simulation with realism. Those who feel like they are flying a ghost ship will love this added layer of personality.

Now, when you fly, you have someone helping you out at all times. From the perspective of trying to fly an aircraft, and fly it properly, this goes way above and beyond the call of duty.

If you own FSX then you can install this quickly and easily. You just have to download the free client from the official Position Games website. From there, you can use this add-on in conjunction with just about any other FSX add-on you can think of. If you desire a more realistic flight, then this is a must-have addition that will really help you capture that detail.

Fresh Improvements

In this mod, you get a wealth of new changes and additions included. Each of these will help you become a more informed pilot and improve flight accuracy. With the help of your new co-pilot when you are flying, you will have access to useful new features like;

  • A human and lifelike co-pilot who sits alongside you. This pilot has been rendered and improved to look as human as possible within the confines of the simulator. With proper uniform on as well as animations and rendering carried out in 3D, this looks just the way that it should.

  • Fans so having that extra realism should love this mod. It goes a find way towards giving you a much more realistic co-pilot when flying, adding to flight realism massively. Not only this, but all new animations will closely follow how a person should move, albeit with limitations due to the simulator.

  • This is further enhanced by using many typical flight shouts. If you are used to seeing a co-pilot be a major part of the flight in real life you will benefit here, too. By giving you access to an aircraft co-pilot who keeps you on your toes, flights become much simpler.

  • For example, the co-pilot will regularly call out important data that you may have otherwise missed. When concentrating on the skies ahead it can be hard to notice everything. Well, with your new ally by your side, you will have regular information about speeds and heights on regular intervals.

  • This further improves your flight control and makes sure you can easily stay on top of the flight itself. This is further enhanced by the use of a new AI that was coded from scratch. This means that the quality of the information that you receive back is going to be as accurate as possible.

Improved AI

Many of the new changes concentrate on implementing a new and fresh AI that sounds and looks real. This gives you a far more comprehensive finish than it ever has. These new changes include proper alterations to the flight protocol such as;

  • The team behind this mod have made sure that any calls you hear during the flight are appropriate. Other mods might have someone calling out just for the sake of sounding realistic, but this goes the extra mile. Each research shout follows what’s going on.

  • If you are en route to where you need to go, then the sophisticated AI will help you out even further. If you are looking to get some directional aid when flying but don’t have time to keep looking at instruments, this can be a major help in improving accuracy.

  • If you are not on the right flight path, though, this will also detect that. Then, the AI kicks in and will tell you what destination you are closest to and what has to be corrected to stay on target. This is a nice tough and will help pilots navigate better than ever before.

  • If you pass a waypoint then you can expect the hardware to let you know. It follow the flight intently and makes sure that you have no problems at all in reaching the destination that was agreed upon well in advance of what was expected. This can keep you well on track or your flight, ensuring that you never miss a beat.

Worried about flying over where you have to go? Then you will get plenty of information from the AI pilot. For example, it’s likely to let you know which country and cities that you are flying over. It’s this kind of extra detail that should make flying this aircraft easier than ever.

So, if you want to make sure you are using FSX to its full potential you should look into this mod. It will make carrying the flight much quicker than it has in the past, making flights simpler.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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