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SIMNET Updates

SIMNET is constantly evolving with new features and content.  Be sure to check this page periodically to stay up to date with the latest functionality provided by SIMNET.

 

 

 

Aerodynamics Engine

New Content

September 5, 2023

Updated Tutorials Page

We've revamped the tutorials page to enhance user-friendliness and improve navigation.

New Content

September 4, 2023

New ArduPilot Courses on SIMNET Academy

We have now released new courses on SIMNET Academy, for the ArduPilot platform. These courses were developed in collaboration with the ArduPilot project, to teach users how to use ArduPilot-powered drones safely and effectively.

New Content

June 19, 2023

T55 Quadcopter

SIMNET now includes the T55 Quadcopter, a small quadcopter aircraft with a 3-axis stabilized camera, powered by ArduPilot.

New Feature

May 15, 2023

New Tech Support System

SIMNET has a new support and ticketing system, making it easier than ever to receive support for your questions. Simply contact us through the new Help Widget located on the bottom-right corner of the screen, and we will reply through email promptly. Click here to learn more about how use the new Help Widget: https://youtu.be/HoF4dWPT3FU

New Feature

February 24, 2023

Settings Menu

The new settings menu allows you to easily tweak the simulation rendering quality, and adjust sound effect volumes.

New Content

December 7, 2022

Skywalker Tilt-Body VTOL UAV

SIMNET now includes the Skywalker Tilt-Body VTOL UAV aircraft, which serves as an example for how to design your own tilt-body VTOL UAV within SIMNET.

New Content

October 28, 2022

Mugin 2600 Fixed-Wing UAV

SIMNET now includes the Mugin 2600 fixed-wing VTOL aircraft.

New Feature

August 30, 2022

New First-Person-View User Interface

The Simulation Pane now features an improved user interface that emulates the flight interfaces provided by popular drone systems. The 'First Person View' and 'Stabilized Camera' view modes now have a Heads-Up-Display with information such as battery level, signal strengths, and flight altitude. On 'Stabilized Camera' view mode, the interface also allows for controlling the gimbal tilt and zoom. Buttons on the left allow for taking photos, as well as viewing or downloading them through a photo album.

New Content

August 9, 2022

RC Club Location

The 'Borinquén RC Model Club' location has been added, featuring a runway which can be used for practicing fixed-wing takeoffs and landings.

New Feature

July 7, 2022

Export Model Feature

You can now export a 3D mesh of your aircraft model using the new export feature. Just click on the 'Export Model' button in the Viewer Pane.

New Feature

October 26, 2021

Simplified VTOL Performance Analysis

We have added the 'Analysis Regime' setting within the Performance Pane. Select 'Vertical Flight' to obtain performance predictions in the vertical flight regime, or 'Forward Flight' to obtain forward flight performance predictions. You can use this feature to easily analyze the hover and forward performance of any VTOL design.

New Tutorial

October 21, 2021

VTOL Modelling Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to model a quadplane VTOL from scratch. This includes modeling its airframe and propulsion system, adjusting its mass estimation and setting up its flight control system. Link: https://youtu.be/Ufg2PNcVs_k

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