Ryan Aerospace Develops VR Helicopter Simulator

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Ryan Aerospace Develops VR Helicopter Simulator
Ryan Aerospace Helimod Mark III. Photo courtesy of Ryan Aerospace

 

Ryan Aerospace has developed a helicopter simulator control hardware that the company said addresses a common problem in training helicopter pilots.

 

The Helimod Mark III uses virtual reality to immerse pilots in a simulated cockpit with the ability to look around the cabin in 360-deg views. This capability adds a perspective of vertical reference, a feature not typically presented in traditional simulators.

 

The company said the simulator is also useful for ab-initio hover training, effects of controls, secondary effects of controls and autorotation entries.

 

Ryan Aerospace, along with Precision Flight Controls, demonstrated the Helimod Mark II at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas last month.

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