Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Release 14 for VR-Forces 4.4.2

We are happy to announce Release 14 of RTDynamics plug-in for VR-Forces. This release is compatible with VR-Forces 4.4.2. Both VS2010 and VS2013 editions are available.

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Announcing RTDynamics SDK Release 6

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of RTDynamics C++ SDK Release 7. This major release includes several new features and bug fixes.

What’s New?

FixedWingLib CGF
• Improvements to Follow Route maneuver
– There are two waypoint types now: FlyOver and FlyBy. You can specify whether the aircraft shall fly by or over the given waypoint.
– Automatic speed control feature added. Now it is possible to assign a time to a waypoint and request that the virtual pilot automatically determines the speed such that the aircraft arrives to this waypoint at the requested time.
• Various initial waypoint selection methods added (FIRST_WAYPOINT_IN_TRAVERSAL_DIRECTION, USER_PROVIDED_INDEX, CLOSEST_VERTEX)
• Added support for rotational wind including rotational component of turbulence.
• Improved trim method.

RotorLib FDM

  • Major improvements to helicopters editing workflow in RIME
    • New RTDynamics Simulation Server application, which supports control loading system support, CIGI support, X-plane support, QTG Generation.
    • It is now possible to define different lift and drag curves in different parts of a blade.
    • Blade chord and twist can now be defined as a curve along the blade span.
    Drive train model improved to support transmission losses.

RotorLib CGF
• New Quadcopter Drone model
• New trim functionality
• Virtual Flight now supports RotorLib CGF
• Flight model improved so that the maximum rotor thrust of the helicopters reduces with altitude to simulate altitude dependent performance changes.
• Follow Route maneuver improvements. There are two waypoint types now: FlyOver and FlyBy. Also automatic speed control feature added. Now it is possible to assign a time to a waypoint and request that the virtual pilot automatically determines the speed such that the helicopter arrives to this waypoint at the requested time.

EWAWS
• Added a physically based Radar Warning Receiver model.
• A new radar model called “GenericFighterRadar” introduced.
– New radar modes: RWS, TWS, STT
– S, STT – Antenna stabilization
– Target designation (bugging)
– Search region adjustment (antenna azimuth, elevation, azimuth gate width, bar count etc.)
• MilitaryGenericRadar model extended to support following scanning methods: Circular, Sector, Raster. Also support for stabilization added.

FixedWingLib FDM
• Improved trim method
• Static air pressure variable added to GenericAerodynamicModel

SDK (common to all products) 
• Main model configuration format is rtdcfg now.
• RIME functionality is massively improved
• Support for VC 2015 added. Support for VC 2010 32 bit dropped.
• Reflection feature introduced for all ConfigParam classes.