High fidelity flight dynamics and flight models are few and far between in flight simulation.
Yesterday, Flight1 announced the release of a new addon titles “FS Stall Effects“. The addon allows for highly customizable stall effects that are implemented without effecting the programmed flight model of the aircraft. Flight1 FS Stall Effects can be purchased by clicking here.
|Realistic Stall Effects For Your Simulator|
FS Stall Effects is a unique add-on for FSX, FSX Steam Edition, Prepar3Dv3, and Prepar3Dv4 designed to provide a more realistic flight experience by adding visual and aural sensations of an aircraft experiencing pre-stall buffeting.
One of the short comings of the MSFS family of flight simulators is that they don’t have the built-in ability to simulate the pre-stall buffeting that can occur in the real world when an aircraft approaches a stall. FS Stall Effects fills that gap in the simulated flight experience by emulating the visual and aural sensations of aircraft buffeting.
FS Stall Effects can be added to any default or add-on fixed-wing aircraft without changing any aircraft, model, panel, or sound configuration files.
|Highly Configurable Interface|
FS Stall Effects is highly configurable, allowing it to emulate the visual and audible pre-stall
characteristics of a broad range of aircraft. The FS Stall Effects package consists of an
installation/configuration manager that automatically installs the FS Stall Effects real-time
control module, sound, and configurations files, and provides a simple point and click user
interface to manage the stall characteristics of any fixed wing aircraft in any of the
supported simulator versions. (FSX & P3Dv1, v2, v3 & v4).
The interface allows the user to select an aircraft from their library and make adjustments to the following characterstics for each aircraft:
- Pre-Stall Buffet Starting Point (as percentage stalled)
- Pitch Buffet Magnitude (Zero to Max)
- Roll Buffet Magnitude (Zero to Max)
- Buffet incidence rate (Min to Max)
- High-speed Buffet Starting Point (Mach number)
- High-speed Buffet Magnitude (Zero to Max)
- ‘Engine Vibration’ controls the magnitude of airframe
All FS Stall Effect settings can be changed before or during a flight so you can tweak your aircraft to your own desirable liking.
|Pre-Stall & High Speed Buffeting Simulation|
Pre-stall buffeting can act as a warning that the aircraft is approaching a stall and give the pilot time to take corrective action; and in fact, most aircraft are designed to have gradual stall characteristics and buffeting that will warn the pilot and provide time to react.
Like pre-stall buffets, high speed buffets are caused by flow separation from the wings. However, in this case, the flow separation is caused by shockwaves resulting from supersonic airflow over the wing. At high airspeeds, airflow over the wing can become supersonic well before the aircraft itself does. The airspeed where airflow over the wing becomes supersonic depends on the shape of the wing, it’s thickness and sweep. Aircraft with thick straight wings will experience high speed buffets at lower speeds than aircraft with thin swept wings.