CRRCsim – Charles River Radio Controllers Simulation

CRRCsim is the “Charles River Radio Controllers Simulation”. It is a model-airplane flight simulation program.

This software allows you to learn how to fly model aircraft, test new aircraft designs, and improve your skills by practicing on a computer.

It is based on LARCsim, the NASA Langley Research Center simulator.

Features include:

  • 3D representation of the aircraft.
  • Very realistic flight model.
  • Powered models and gliders, helicopter and multicopter.
  • Models include:
    • Allegro – 2-meter composite glider.
    • Apogee – hand-launched glider.
    • biplane2 – powered biplane.
    • Crossfire – F3B/F3F glider.
    • Erwin – Erwin 2M all-around glider.
    • FlexiflyXLM – powered beginner’s polyhedral plane.
    • outrage – a V-tailed slope soarer.
    • quickie01 – a powered canard-winged plane.
    • Skorpion – an F3F-oriented slope soarer.
    • superzagl – a Zagi powered flying wing.
  • Side arm launch.
  • Good graphics.
  • Great variety of how to control the model:
    • Use your R/C transmitter (connected to the parallel port, to the serial port via an “FMS PIC”-style cable or simply to your sound card’s audio input).
    • Mouse.
    • Joystick.
    • Keyboard.
    • Autopilot.

Developer: Jan Kansky, Mark Drela, Bruce Jackson and many others
License: GNU GPL v2


CRRCsim is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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