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Whether you are learning to fly from scratch or you are a quad junkie looking to hone your skills, a model flying simulator is an important tool for beginners and advanced pilots alike. A sim lets you fly 24/7 regardless of the weather, and you can crash your expensive model as many times as you like for free!
The Detrum 8-Channel R/C USB Transmitter is the controller you need to start flying on a simulator. It comes with a USB connection ready to plug straight into your computer, be it a PC or Mac and it’s compatible with the leading RC flight sims. The radio has 8 channels, which is more that enough for most models, whether that be a plane, heli or quadcopter. The radio also features switches and a rotary dial for controlling auxiliary functions and flight modes.
Please note this transmitter can only be used with a simulator and not an actual model. The radio is powered from the USB port so you don’t need to install batteries, but do remember to switch it on.
- Easy Setup: Simply install a compatible simulator; plug the radio into your computer's USB port and start flying!
- Precise Stick Control: Double bearing assembly sticks provide precise control.
- Quality Radio: Functions like a high-quality RC transmitter with the same controls and digital trims.
- Saves Time and Money: Before investing in actual RC aircraft, train yourself in the principles of R/C flight without jeopardizing an actual aircraft.
- Practice Anytime: Regardless of the weather or time of the day, with the sim you can practice flying in the comfort of your own home.
- Works with Mac and PC (Tested with Windows 7 - 10).
The USB Radio does not come with software, but there are compatible free and paid simulators online to download:
Popular Drone simulators:
FPV FreeRider Recharged: The deluxe version of the popular FPV FreeRider Sim. Features LOS (line of sight) and FPV (first person view) flying.
Lift Off: Stunning graphics, backed by ImmersionRc.
VelociDrones: A very realistic sim designed for FPV racing drones. It lets you adjust PIDs and rate settings like on BetaFlight. Also supports multiplayer.
AeroSim RC: Probably one of the most compressive sims with a big variety of models, including airplanes, helicopters and drones. Includes training mode for beginners with helpful exercises.
Other RC Related Sims:
Aerofly RC 7: One of the leading sims for all types of RC models.
ClearView: Great for planes and helis. Offers a free edition.
Flying Model Simulator: A freeware RC simulator for planes and helicopters available to download from our website - here.
- Channels: 8CH
- Model type: Airplane, Helicopter, Glider
- Power supply mode: USB 5V
- Mode: Mode 2 (left hand throttle)
- Switches: 1x 3-pos, 2x 2-pos, 1x rotary
- Digital Trims: Yes
- Supported Software: FMS and others
- USB cable length: 1.2m
- Dimensions: 195x200x100mm
- Detrum 8-Channel R/C Flight Simulator
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