Advanced Rotorcraft Technology (ART) plans to demonstrate its Flightlab software using Brunner’s NovaSim virtual reality (VR) flight simulator that provides a 360-degree external view. The combination will allow clients to “fly” various models of helicopters to differing degrees of fidelities.
“Partnering with ART shows the full potential of the NovaSim VR/MR [virtual reality/mixed reality]. From the Bell 407, Airbus H125, UH-60 Black Hawk, and emerging eVTOL models, all now can be flown on one device,” said Brunner sales and marketing manager Mario Ackermann.
The device is currently configured as a Bell 407 and will feature ART’s 407 physics-based model. Other model helicopters will be added. ART president Ronald Du Val said that using NovaSim’s VR simulator provides “very accurate flight models in a totally immersive experience for both training and engineering development. Now [customers] have the ability to feel the different flight models in use. The very smooth behavior of the motion platform adds important cueing to the pilot and effectively augments the VR/MR display.”