Flight simulation games have always had a special place among the global gaming community. There have been a few great helicopter flight simulators for PC, but none for RC helicopters. Helicopter simulation games can be used by amateur players to learn how to use the craft, while competition flyers can also have fun flying a mobile version for a change. There had never been a 3D helicopter simulation for mobile phones and other mobile devices. However in 2010, an Italian application developer came up with RC Helicopter 3D V 1.2 for iOS device owners to experience flying a chopper that is as realistic as possible to the real experience.
What is the RC Helicopter 3D V 1.2?
Michele Gruppioni of Gruppio has created an RC helicopter simulator app available right at your fingertips, for iOS devices. This helicopter simulator appears to be one of those toys that can engage adults as well as kids. It gives players control of a realistic helicopter in a house and sets mission goals which must be completed one by one in order to advance in the learning process. The RC Heli Simulator does not pretend to be a professional helicopter simulation app meant for professionals. It is a one-man development. Instead, the game is marketed as a flight simulation for kids and adults alike, with the opportunity to learn the basics of helicopter flight maneuvers by controlling a realistic RC Helicopter. The flight modes are aggressive and aggressively real. Gamers are completely at the mercy of gravity and must control their craft against it.
The game experience offers a unique fusion between the gyroscope sensor that measures orientation, and the accelerometer sensor, which measure acceleration forces. This fusion, combined with a complex filter that keeps the chopper always aligned to the sky and the grass below, allows the unit to always remain at the center of your screen. For parents wondering what kids’ toys to gift their child on occasions may find this game a useful addition to their iOS devices.
RC Helicopter Game-Play
The app allows players to choose between two modes of flight – Simulator and Game. The simulator mode allows players to learn complex helicopter maneuvers like loops, tail side, inverted flight, backward loop, flip, square, tic-toc etc. Players can rotate their iPhones 360 degrees to have their helicopter perform a complete loop. In the Game mode on the other hand, players can score points when they complete missions or small objectives that have to do with how well you can control your aircraft. Missions include cutting the grass with your helicopter blade while in inverted flight, slicing through birds with your similarly inverted blade, and cutting through bushes. This is some of the many educational kids’ toys out there developed for mobile devices.
Players can also choose between several helicopter models available to them during play. While new models will be added with time, say the developers, the models that are already available include the well-known 3D helicopter models Align TRex 700N, the Gaui X5, the Logo 600 and the Gaui X7. The Gaui x7 is the largest Gaui hoppy helicopter among kids’ toys out there. It is a favorite of the most demanding global competition pilots. This is one of the many apps that developers are coming up with that can possibly offer hours of game play even for adults.
Tracing the History of the RC Helicopter 3D V 1.2
Also known as the RC Heli Simulator, the RC Helicopter 3D V 1.2 was launched on January 23, 2013. The first version of the app was released earlier that month and tracked on January 6 at the iTunes store. Version 1.2 was released with several improvements. While the first revised edition of the app included bug fixes, additional models and instructions, version 1.2 also added some more models and smaller tweaks to make game play smoother. The new version also has new graphics and a new icon. When you buy the game on iTunes you will find it is a 7.2 MB file and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.3 or later. Kids’ toys are now within easy reach of a single click of the mouse. This app is a convenient substitute for 3D helicopters, especially for families that live in urban spaces with little scope or space for flying a hobby RC helicopter.