Acro FS is a recreational, stick-and-rudder flight simulator for high performance aerobatic aircraft. Fly an Unlimited-class aircraft at a desert practice site, or test your racing skills against the clock.
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Mixed (32) - 43% of the 32 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 23, 2018
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Acro FS is still in development, but we are excited to get it into the hands of flight simulation enthusiasts. User feedback during the Early Access period will help us refine the software, improving the final product.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to improve the following:
  • General performance
  • Flight Physics
  • VR UI
  • Additional Race levels
  • DLC support
  • Sound design
  • Support for multiple controllers at once (i.e. flight stick, throttle, and pedals)
  • Complete localization in French, Italian, and German

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is a fully-functional flight simulator. It includes one airport and one aircraft. Flight physics is still being refined, but works well already.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will be the same (free to play) after early access.

We plan to offer packages including the base game bundled with DLC packs. These will have a different price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will rely on the Community for bug reports and gameplay feedback.

Playtest feedback will be used to refine race target times.

User feedback will be helpful in optimizing performance for a range of systems.”
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May 23

Controller Required

You'll want at least a 4-axis controller for flying Acro FS. At this point, all of those axes need to be on one controller - we don't support multi-USB configurations yet.

We have provided profiles for:
  • Our InterLink RC controllers
  • Gamepads
  • A couple of flight sticks
If your controller doesn't work with any of these profiles, you'll need to set it up through the profile editor.

Settings->Controller->Advanced will take you to the Controller selection page. From there, you can select the controller you want to use, and press the Edit button to edit the profile.

Use the profile editor to assign controls to the numbered control channels, and optionally, the UI functions at the bottom of the list.

Once you have a good working profile for your controller, consider sharing it. We'll set up a facility for users to send us profiles they've had success with. Watch for more information on that as we get it figured out.
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About This Game

Fly Hard

Acro FS is a stick-and-rudder aerobatic flight simulator. Designed from the ground up to accurately simulate aerobatic flight, it allows you to experience what it’s like to strap into a high-performance stunt plane and take to the sky. There’s no navigation, no radios - just a lot of horsepower in a state-of-the-art aircraft.

By Aviators, For Gamers

Acro FS is created by Jim Bourke, airshow pilot and member of the US Unlimited Aerobatic Team. You take the controls of “Fuzz Machine”, Jim's modified Extra 330SC. Throttle up, build some speed, and take off to see what you can do with it.

The Box Is Yours

Take off from Borrego Valley Airport, get some altitude, and dive into the box. Ground markings for the competition box are right where they are at the real-world airport in California, so you can work on placing your sequence precisely where it needs to be.

Racing

Test your skill against the clock, flying through inflatable pylons or holographic gates. Just be careful - the ground comes up fast!

VR Support

For a truly immersive experience, use your Oculus, SteamVR, or Windows Mixed Reality headset. Look around the cockpit, check your gauges, or take a glance out the wing to make sure that 45-degree upline is true.

Unigine2

Acro FS is built using Unigine2, a cutting-edge large-world game engine. This gives the simulator tremendous realism, whether you’re looking down at the desert from 5000 feet or inspecting the instrument panel up close.

Realistic Flight Model

Under the hood, Acro FS is powered by the FlightAxis physics system. Our predictive model simulates each component of the aircraft and integrates these effects into a total response. Component-based simulation allows Acro FS to model the exotic conditions created by aerobatic flight - there are no “blank spots” in the flight physics.

Controller Required!

Acro FS requires a controller to run. For good control, you'll need a 4-axis controller. A gamepad will work, as will "3D" flight sticks that include pitch, roll, yaw, and throttle. You can also use an RC-style controller that places these controls on two axes.

At the moment, only one controller is supported at a time. You cannot use a separate throttle or rudder pedals that plug in on their own USB port, unfortunately. We plan to add full HOTAS and pedal support as development continues.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 Mid-Range Video Card with 2 GB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: Intel i5, Ryzen 1500, or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060, RX580 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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