X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to add and modify your software

Continue with email

By joining Download.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

F-Sim Space Shuttle for iOS

By Sascha Ledinsky $4.99

Developer's Description

Have you ever wondered what its like to land the Space Shuttle? Now you can find out. F-Sim Space Shuttle is a critically acclaimed flight simulator for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It simulates the Space Shuttle approach and landing in incredible detail and accuracy. Weve tried to combine realistic flight dynamics with stunning graphics and fun game play: Each landing attempt takes just a few minutes. Our landing analysis and scoring system tells you exactly how to improve your next landing. It will make you come back and try again.Each flight starts at either 10,000 feet, already aligned with the runway, or at up to 50,000 feet, before banking into the heading alignment cone. During descent, the Orbiter is an unpowered glider, so you will only have one chance to get it right. Astronauts used to call it a flying brick: because of its 200,000 lbs. gross weight and low lift over drag ratio, the approach is six times steeper and two times faster than a typical airliner approach. Landing the Orbiter takes practice, but the built-in autopilot demo and tutorials will get you started. After your first safe touchdown, chase that perfect landing, compare your high scores online with your friends, earn medals, and unlock achievements. Experiment with different weather conditions, night approaches, and even emergency scenarios or system failures. At the end of each flight, watch a replay from different camera angles. You control the Orbiters pitch and roll axes by tilting your device. Alternatively, you may switch to on-screen analog sticks. Rudder, speed brake, gear, and chute are usually handled by the autopilot, but you can have full manual control if you like. For beginners, weve added rectangles that visualize the desired approach path. Simply try to stay within the corridor of rectangles, and theyll guide you right to the touchdown point. Advanced pilots can turn them off and rely on the instruments in the head-up display (HUD) instead. The simulated guidance, navigation and control (GNC) systems are authentic replications of their counterparts in the real Orbiter, and the HUD features all the instruments real Space Shuttle commanders used to employ to skillfully land this unique aircraft. Now its your turn to give it a try.Heres what others have said about it:Because this app is so visually exciting, so technically deep, so sophisticated, so beautifully done in its realism, effects, and documentation, it earned a perfect 5/5 rating, Outstanding.John Martellaro, Senior Editor for Reviews, The Mac ObserverI was excited to see that I can enjoy flying the space shuttle realistically also on my iPhone and complement my addiction to our Space Shuttle Mission Simulator on PC when I am on the road.Alex L., www.space-shuttle-mission.comAbsolutely awesome app that is a must for shuttle huggers and aspiring astronauts.Chris Bergin, Managing Editor, NASASpaceflight.comF-Sim Space Shuttle takes full advantage of modern iOS devices, but also runs smoothly on older hardware. Weve tested it on all iOS devices, and iOS versions 3 to 7.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.10

This is a relatively minor upgrade. New features include support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus screen resolutions enhanced user interface on iOS 7 and iOS 8 a new replay manager: F-Sim Space Shuttle now stores replays of the 10 most recent and the 10 best flights. You can watch them later or save them as video MFI game controller support. Tilt controls are still the preferred way to control the orbiter, but if you have an MFI game controller, you can now use it as an optional control input (switch to analog controls in the options menu when your game controller is connected)We hope that you like this update and kindly ask to rate or review it in the App Store.We are already working on a major update and on a new flight sim app. Stay tuned!

General

Release March 27, 2015
Date Added March 27, 2015
Version 2.10

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad. iTunes account required.

Popularity

Total Downloads 310
Downloads Last Week 0
Report Software

Related Apps

Pokemon GO

Free
Pokemon GO

HQ - Live Trivia Game Show

Free
HQ - Live Trivia Game Show

Air Traffic Controller 4.0 XL Lite - The free ATC airplane simulator Game

Free
Air Traffic Controller 4.0 XL Lite - The free ATC airplane simulator Game

Dragon City Mobile

Free
Dragon City Mobile