My name is Henrik Parkman and I live in Sweden. I have been
Flying FS9 and FSX for the past four years and I have also around 75h on Vatsim. I have been totally unaware of this community, A2A and Accusim until today, when I through a Youtube video first heard about it. I have got very interested in this new kind of simulation cause of its highly detailed aircrafts and the fantastic realism added to it. But why I created this topic is because I want a clear picture of what it "really" is. Please explain. If I have understood it right A2A is the company that designs the aircrafts which you later on install into FSX for example. Accusim is like an addon for this aircraft which carries the "physical qualities" for the specific aircraft and how the aircraft behaves when it is beeing flewn. And all of this is operated either FSX or FS9. Have I got the right picture of it? Please correct me if I am wrong.
Kindest regards/ Henrik Parkman
You are basically correct with the caveat that Accusim is even more than this.
The way I explain Accusim to people is that when you fly an Accusimmed aircraft in FSX, the aircraft you are flying is simply using FSX as a world for you to fly in. The aircraft itself is as unique in FSX as a real aircraft would be in a real world.
Accusim brings something with it into FSX that wasn't there without Accusim. That "something" can be summed up in a single word, unpredictability. With Accusim, instead of knowing beforehand how your aircraft is going to react or behave, you are now forced to act as a pilot not as a "gamer". Do something wrong with your aircraft or forget to do something right and instead of the aircraft flying on with your error unnoticed, there might now be a penalty to pay as Accusim recognizes your skill level or lack of same and presents you with a problem you will then have to deal with; in other words, use bad pilot skill and Accusim might just have you for breakfast
Accusim uses the atmosphere and it's physics and pairs that with the actual physics unique to a specific aircraft, engine, and aircraft engine combination and marries all that physics into a performance package unique to the A2A aircraft you are flying.
Accusim produces accurate behavior and incredible depth of fidelity into your aircraft causing YOU as the pilot to deal with it just as you would if the airplane was real.
Without Accusim, you can jump into the airplane and take off. Nothing will go wrong. You are virtually indestructible complements of Microsoft.
Jump into an Accusimmed aircraft and rush into the air without following proper procedure and you might end up in a farmers field complements of Accusim and A2A
Bottom line is that if you want to fly, use FSX. If you want to to fly right, use FSX with Accusim.
I can sum it all up for you and the entire flight simulation community in three words,
Accusim changes EVERYTHING!