By Christopher Serio 823884
#58237 If you're an instructor and have downloaded the software, install it and view the included documentation. This will get you started and show you how to take advantage of the features of the ACSim. You can also view a flash tutorial that I put together by following the link below. The tutorial is not meant to replace the documentation, it's mean to make the documentation easier to understand. I suggest following both.

http://vatsim.net/comms/acsim/ACSimTutorial.htm

If you're a student, there's nothing special that you need to do. You merely connect to the server (click here for a tutorial on doing this) and treat the aircraft as if they were real pilots. Someone on your instructing staff will provide the voices and/or text for all of the pilots and you should work and practice like you normally would.
Last edited by Christopher Serio 823884 on Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
By Wayne Higgins 838379
#58520 HI Chris,

I dont have a clue how to :
1. Enter the correct Lat Long coordinates
2. How do I save a situation??

Dont you think it would be a good idea to enter sample data?
By Max Tribolet 897448
#59385
Wayne Higgins 838379 wrote:HI Chris,

I dont have a clue how to :
1. Enter the correct Lat Long coordinates
2. How do I save a situation??

Dont you think it would be a good idea to enter sample data?


Yes, Exactly, How do you enter correct Lat Long Cooridantes? I have no idea how to do this also.
By Christopher Serio 823884
#59394 Guys please at least make an attempt to find the answer by looking in this forum. These questions have been asked and answered multiple times.
By Matthew Horan 901577
#59395 One I have done up

    GGN7476,4315,45.391739,-65.818831,125,13000,0,1800
    I,BE19/S,270,CYFC,1000,1015,130,CYHZ,1,15,
    FRENN V310 YHZ
    /V/
    GGN7474,4316,45.391739,-65.818831,125,13000,0,1800
    I,BE19/S,270,CYFC,1000,1015,130,CYHZ,1,15,
    FRENN V310 YHZ
    /V/
    GGN7472,4315,45.391739,-65.818831,125,13000,0,1800
    I,BE19/S,270,CYFC,1000,1015,1500,CYHZ,1,15,
    FRENN V310 YHZ
    /V/


Red sections are the format for coordinates; you can convert standard to decimal using this site

Do the above in Notepad, and when saving it, type filename.acs

Make sure each aircraft's info is the 4 lines; I believe Chris has the format sticky'd somewhere here

So...

44.47.14 LAT
63.18.10 LON

Into the website we go!

And out comes the decimal form, acceptable to use in ACSim

44.787222° Latitude
63.302778° Longitude

I hope this helps
By Xavier Van Nieuwenhuyse 814642
#59439 Christophe,
I wrote a page for student's prupose, including what AcSim can do, AcSim limitations, and how to connect.
Where do you want me to send it to?
By Xavier Van Nieuwenhuyse 814642
#59463 Here is what I send to my student(s). Feel free to use it.

About AcSim 1.0
AcSim 1.0 Is a program that allows the instructor to steer several data tags appearing on the controller client radar scope. You could compare it with a very simple flight simulator without scenery. The instructor enters the data in the autopilot and AcSim send's it data to the Vatsim server, as would any aircraft do when connected to Vatsim with FsInn or Squawkbox. So you can handle the traffic as you would normally do or as the instructor will teach you to do.

What can each aircraft do in AcSim 1.0?
- fly a heading / direct to (not more than one waypoint at a time)
- enter a kind of hold on a fix (the aircraft will tend to fly around the fix).
- intercept an ILS or LLZ at 30° angle or less (the aircraft will not intercept at an angle higher than 30°)
- descend or climb to an altitude/flightlevel
- intercept a glideslope if following the LLZ of an ILS (it is possible that the aircraft stops descending if it reduces speed below 160 kts).
- increase or decrease airpseed (it can affect or even stop the descend/climb behaviour of the aircraft).
- increase or decrease descend rate (it may stop the descend or climb of the aircraft if the airspeed is not in accordance)
- transmit a squawkcode and Ident, but not squawk stantdby.
- show a flightstrip on the radar client.

Limitations
There are however some limits to AcSim 1.0.
It can be, in some situations, that the instructor will pause the simulation. Either in some extreem situations where he receives too much instructions, or to discuss the situation with the student.

- Lateral navigation
AcSim is conceived to receive vectors, as well for arrivals as for departures. It can however fly direct to any given waypoint (intersection, VOR, NDB, airport) present in the sector. But never more than one waypoint at a time. Furthemore, it is the only instructor that flies all the aircraft, who is alos the voice for all aircraft (very exceptionally, a second instructor could 'fly' a part of the aircraft). So avoid giving instructions like 'leave Flora VOR heading 310' to one aircraft, and similar instruction to another aircraft. Try to limit the lateral navigation instructions to headings or 'direct to'. The same is valid for departures: aircraft will not follow complicated SID's.

- Vertical behaviour
It can be that the aircraft stop's climbing or descending when speed or descend rate are changed.
An aircraft departing will not takeoff if speed is 250 kts and climb rate higher than 1800 ft/min. (climb rate can be increased later.

- Departures
All departures will be on the runway.

- How to connect?
- With ASRC: In your ASRC folder, edit or create an 'ipaddr.txt' file and the following line: 'sweatbox.vatsim.net Sweatbox'. If you like to have Sweat box appear at the beginning of your list, enter this line instead: 'sweatbox.vatsim.net 0-Sweatbox'. If on the contrary you would like to see Sweatbox appear at the end of your list enter this line instead 'sweatbox.vatsim.net zz-Sweatbox'
- Open ASRC and prepare it as you would do for a normal ATC session. (Visibility range, primary voice, open the sector file, etc.)
- In the 'connect' box enter the data as you would normally do (callsign as indicated by your instructor. e.g. EBBR_APP). In the 'Server' list choose 'Sweatbox' or what you entered in your 'ipaddr.txt' file. Click 'OK' and you will probably see your instructor waiting for you with a bunch of arrivals and a few others ready to copy the departure clearance.
By Lakhbir Singh 936840
#126063
Christopher Serio 823884 wrote:If you're an instructor and have downloaded the software, install it and view the included documentation. This will get you started and show you how to take advantage of the features of the ACSim. You can also view a flash tutorial that I put together by following the link below. The tutorial is not meant to replace the documentation, it's mean to make the documentation easier to understand. I suggest following both.

http://vatsim.net/comms/acsim/ACSimTutorial.htm

If you're a student, there's nothing special that you need to do. You merely connect to the server (click here for a tutorial on doing this) and treat the aircraft as if they were real pilots. Someone on your instructing staff will provide the voices and/or text for all of the pilots and you should work and practice like you normally would.


can i get the link please to download it

cheers
By Ruth McTighe 824054
#126177
Lakhbir Singh 936840 wrote:
Christopher Serio 823884 wrote:If you're an instructor and have downloaded the software, install it and view the included documentation. This will get you started and show you how to take advantage of the features of the ACSim. You can also view a flash tutorial that I put together by following the link below. The tutorial is not meant to replace the documentation, it's mean to make the documentation easier to understand. I suggest following both.

http://vatsim.net/comms/acsim/ACSimTutorial.htm

If you're a student, there's nothing special that you need to do. You merely connect to the server (click here for a tutorial on doing this) and treat the aircraft as if they were real pilots. Someone on your instructing staff will provide the voices and/or text for all of the pilots and you should work and practice like you normally would.


can i get the link please to download it

cheers


If you read the part you've quoted again, you'll see that the download is for instructors. You don't have to download anything. The person doing the instructing will set it all up and will then arrange for you to connect to the ACSIM server for a training session. However ACSim is for experienced students who have already passed their tower exams and are now learning to vector aircraft. There is a Tower Sim, but your local Training department wil lbe the people to ask if your division uses it or not.

Ruth
VATGOV7
Vice Presdient - Communications
By Richard Walls 935359
#146888 Does anyone know where I can get the documentation for ACSim? I got the program from our ATM but no one seems to know anything about the docs although its been mentioned in several posts here.

Thanks

Richard Walls
ZOA - I1