DescriptionPicaSim is a free flight simulator for radio controlled aircraft. You can use it to learn how to fly, to practise aerobatics, or just to have fun flying around on a rainy day.
This is the full/"donation" version - so if you've tried the free version and you enjoy it enough that you would like to support its past or future development (or just say thanks!), buy this to make a donation.
If it helps, this includes some extras that aren't in the free version:
A variety of races - currently F3F-style and cross-country (the free version has just one race).
Two limbo challenges.
Planes: A DIscus launched glider, Tigger (2.9m F3F slope racer), ASW15, "The Plank", magpie, and an electric version of the Neoslope. Also a quadcopter and a very fast/aerobatic control-line plane, the Peacemaker.
Terrains: Panoramic version of the "Mountains Dynamic Soaring" scene, plus a "Snowy Hills" scene (3D and panoramic) and two more panoramic scenes (flat field and slope).
Over time it will acquire as many extra planes/terrains that I can fit into about 20MB!), as a thank you for donating, if you like! But the functionality will remain free (you can always create your own planes/terrains just like I've done).
My aim is to recover some costs of making this app - in particular licenses for Marmalade and Terragen. That will then let me release it for other platforms (including Windows, where it will be easy to support joypads/transmitter interfaces), amongst other things.
There's now a forum for posting bugs, suggestions and general discussion at http://picasim.freeforums.org
If your device is Android 3 or above and supports USB OTG, you can probably use an external USB gamepad or joystick, or even your R/C Transmitter (via an interface), using a USB OTG cable/adapter (very cheap). Its definitely worth trying. Make sure you connect the controller before running PicaSim, and then set it up in the settings->joystick menu. Here's a video walking through the setup: http://youtu.be/HnM0YDfVArs
Permissions: PicaSim needs internet access for the online leaderboards. It saves settings to the SD card, mainly because it supports using user-generated content. It needs the "Phone calls" permission for Marmalade - I think this is to handle interruption by incoming calls properly. PicaSim does not access any personal data on the device, and the only connection it makes is to the Scoreloop servers.