Product Announcements June 6, 2007
Want to fly an RC airplane or helicopter without worrying about crashing it as you start learning? Using an RC transmitter with trainer port, you can now fly airplanes and helicopters on your PC. The GWS FMS cable integrates your radio control transmitter with your computer, giving you a professional quality simulator at an amazingly low price.
These new GWS USB FMS simulator transmitter to PC interface cables are available in three versions depending on what brand of transmitter you have and what style trainer/buddy port it supports. Please note that some older Futaba transmitters use the round Hitec 6-pin plug type trainer port so be sure to double check your transmitter to be sure.
Here are the four versions of the transmitter interface cable:
- Hitec (round 6-pin plug) compatible FMS interface USB Cable
- Futaba (square 6-pin micro plug) compatible FMS interface USB Cable
- JR (1/8″ mono plug) compatible FMS interface USB Cable
- GWS (1/8″ stereo plug) compatible FMS interface USB Cable
What makes this possible is the low cost of the GWS USB FMS interface cable, and the availability of quality flight simulator software available for free download from the FMS Homepage.
Flight simulators have evolved quite a lot since they first came into existence. The first simulators used primative graphics and the computer keyboard as an input. As computer technology advanced, so did flight simulator software. The free flight simulator called FMS (Flying Model Simulator) is one of the best.
If you are a novice novice pilot, a flight simulator can be of great help. Use one to learn basics and hone your skills. Use it to practice nose in flight and other tricky maneuvers. Practice even when the weather is not good!
The new GWS FMS simulator USB interface cable features a low price, fast and accurate response to control input, and simple plug and play connectability. Used with the FMS software you can enjoy 3D flight with no risk of damaging an expensive aircraft. Load different R/C helicopter and airplane models, fly over your choice of landscapes, and even set parameters like wind speed to simulate real flight conditions.
The components necessary for a home flight simulator are:
- RC transmitter with trainer jack / buddy port
- USB FMS Cable
- Windows PC with USB port (Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista. Not compatible with Mac)
- Free FMS simulator software
For more technical information, see the flight simulator interface cable pdf manual.