Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, announced three new product bundles which package its acclaimed Zephyr Drone Simulator with multiple controller options to meet the various preferences of both its individual and institutional customers. The release also updates the simulator’s compatible controller options across both Mac and Windows platforms to ensure all pilots can take advantage of Zephyr’s progressive curriculum of training modules equally suited to novice and veteran sUAS pilots. For more information on the new Zephyr bundles and what has made it the preferred solution for colleges and universities, public safety professionals and commercial drone training flight schools around the world, please visit: https://zephyr-sim.com/
With controller preferences varying among today’s sUAS pilots, Little Arms Studios built its ready-to-use bundle packages with various controller styles to suit the entire sUAS community. Each controller bundle includes a single-seat Professional license, which can be bundled with the following controller options:
• DJI-style Controller ($139.99): Combine the FlySky FS-i6S controller with Zephyr for users that wish to learn on a transmitter similar to DJI aircraft which feature a center-sprung left stick (automatically returns to center position for hover)
• Manual Aircraft Controller ($139.99): Bundle the FlySky FS-T6 and a USB adapter with Zephyr for users that wish to learn on a manual aircraft transmitter featuring a left stick that is not center sprung (manually return the stick to center position for hover)
• Use Your Own Transmitter ($109.99): Includes a USB adapter along with Zephyr for users that already have a compatible transmitter with a trainer port, or wish to buy one on their own
“Our new Zephyr and controller bundles are intended to help streamline the startup process for new drone training students,” said Kyle Bishop, CEO of Little Arms Studios. “Not only are they able to realize a discount on these market-leading transmitters, but they will be able to ensure their gear is fully compatible with their preferred flight platforms, including the numerous newly-added controllers on our Mac-based program.”
For the hobbyist drone pilot and commercial operator alike, the Zephyr Drone Simulator offers a step-by-step curriculum that will take them from the basics of takeoff, flight and landing, to more advanced maneuvers. The program allows users to pilot several popular drone models which currently include the DJI Mavic Pro, Phantom and Inspire platforms, as well as 3D Robotics SOLO and the Syma X5C. With its accurate flight physics designed for each drone, Zephyr ensures the most true-to-life simulations possible.
Once they have demonstrated proficiency in the basics of flight, pilots can progress to more complicated terrain and tasks, even drilling for unexpected weather shifts and component failures that may occur during actual flights. Ensuring safe operation of the aircraft is a top priority within all training scenarios; to that end Zephyr features an integrated monitoring system to alert pilots when they are in violation of any FAA airspace regulations such as lost line-of-sight and altitude restrictions.
For drone flight instructors and aviation schools, Zephyr’s hallmark Learning Management System is truly unique. In the past, the only way for an instructor to monitor a student’s competency was to literally watch over their shoulder during a simulation. The LMS allows instructors to seamlessly manage the training curriculum by issuing assignments, tracking students’ progress through the curriculum, while quickly and easily pinpointing the skills that require improvement through a comprehensive dashboard and report generation platform. For individual commercial pilots or consumers just starting out, the LMS is a great tool to provide a snapshot of their development.
For more information about the Zephyr Drone Simulator, including the new controller and software bundles, or to learn more about the available customized enterprise packages, please visit: https://www.zephyr-sim.com.