After months of development and modifications, the Uruguayan Naval Aviation unit publicly unveiled its own Beechcraft T-34C-1 Turbo Mentor simulator recently.
The system was built using an old T-34A airframe, modified to perfectly simulate the cockpit of a T-34C-1.
The software can reproduce all flight conditions for the aircraft in all types of flying environments, including visual and instrumental, and can use the real-time weather conditions of the areas being simulated or have the instructor input variables to modify them.
Sound effects are provided by a four-channel, high-definition system that includes external and internal sounds to maximise the 'flying' effect. Simulated movement is achieved by an electrically synchronised pneumatic system that replicates even the acceleration forces during instrument flight rules (IFR) simulation. Video is provided by three ultra-high definition 43-inch monitors, covering the pilots' visual field, generating a fully immersive experience without any exterior references.
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