STAVATTI SIMULATION BACKGROUND
Stavatti Simulation is responsible for the creation and support of X-Plane® compatible models of current and anticipated Stavatti Aerospace Vehicles. X-Plane® is a leading personal computer flight simulator for PC, Mac and other operating systems which is developed and supported by Austin Meyer/Laminar Research. To download complimentary models of Stavatti Aerospace vehicles for use with X-Plane®, please follow the rectangular blue links in the header of Stavatti Simulation webpages to an appropriate download page.
The Simulation Division of Stavatti Heavy Industries, Ltd. performs the design, production and support of internally developed simulation systems, models, software, tools and testing equipment in support of Stavatti Aerospace RDT&E.
Organized as a division in 2007, the primary aerospace products of Stavatti Simulation include Vehicle Systems Simulators (iron birds), Full Mission Simulators, Structural Test Rigs for life cycle fatigue and ultimate load/stress testing, Survivability Test Articles, Signature Test Articles, custom flight test instrumentation/telemetry as well as Flight and Ground Maintenance/Support simulators for customer training purposes. The majority of major testing and simulation functions associated with new aerospace vehicle development and qualification previously performed by Stavatti Corporation or Stavatti Aerospace are now the mission focus of Stavatti Simulation.
Flight Simulators are an essential element in the training and currency maintenance of flight crews, the exploration and expansion of modeled aircraft flight envelops and the orientation of flight test crews prior to their introduction to a prototype air vehicle. To address customer and internal needs with respect to flight crew instruction and new aircraft flight characteristics modeling, Stavatti Simulation produces or oversees the production of a wide variety of Ground Based Flight Simulators.
For the initial years of business operations, Stavatti outsourced all ground based simulator activities, being responsible only for the provision of flight model data and human factors related information, including cockpit layout and design. As Stavatti became further exposed to the wide variety of ground based flight simulators available, be them encapsulated full motion immersion simulators mounted on hydraulic actuators, static cockpit simulators with limited immersion flat panel displays or personal computer based flight simulators and procedures trainers, it became apparent that Stavatti had the talent and tools necessary to create a wide variety of Ground Based Flight Simulators (GBFS) in-house.
A large portion of Stavatti's GBSF focus concentrates upon the design and fabrication of either full-immersion flight crew training systems which feature an authentic simulated aircraft cockpit section and crew station with fully functional controls, instrumentation and displays. These GBSFs may be of full motion or static projection display type benefiting from the latest data projection and holographic display technologies. These types of GBSFs are control station driven, full flight characteristic modeling units for housing within dedicated training centers. Stavatti Simulation is currently undertaking the engineering development of this category of GBSFs to coincide with the introduction of new aircraft prototype air vehicle roll-out for use in flight test crew, and eventually customer flight crew, training.
In addition to sophisticated full-immersion GBSFs, Stavatti Simulation also addresses the need for workstation and personal computer compatible Desktop Flight Simulators (DFS) to model basic aircraft flight characteristics and serve as procedural trainers. Stavatti DFSs include two basic types: 1) Customized, vehicle specific simulators developed solely for the purpose of desktop simulation of a single aircraft type with a high degree of detail and accuracy, and (2) Flight Simulator Models of individual Stavatti aircraft which are fully compatible with popular MOTS and COTS desktop computer flight simulation environments.
DFSs of Class (1) are created in-house using unique and original source code of Stavatti origin, the intent of which is to result in a stand-alone product for the purpose of accurately modeling an individual Stavatti aircraft type to the greatest degree possible respective of the limitations associated with desktop computing. This product type is focused upon being an affordable alternative to full-immersion GBSFs, however, may include military technical data of a restricted nature and be appropriate only for distribution to qualified customers.
DFSs of Class (2) are created in-house by Stavatti Simulation or under contract by a qualified industry team member. This type of flight simulator does not consist of Stavatti's creation of the flight environment, but instead a Model which is compatible with a specific simulated flight environment. This type of DFS consists of Models for popular flight simulators such as X-Plane® by Laminar Research and Microsoft Flight Simulator by Microsoft. This type of product and its utility is largely defined by the existing simulated flight environment as produced by an external vender and is valuable as a mechanism to provide a demonstration of aircraft performance, flight characteristics and basic procedures while providing a large degree of entertainment.
This webportal focuses specifically upon models of Stavatti aerospace vehicles for the X-Plane® simulation environment. Subsequent information contained herein relates to that topic. Additional information about Stavatti Simulation, or its simulation products, may be obtained by contacting Simulation.
Since its début, Stavatti engineers have recognized X-Plane® by Austin Meyer/distributed by Laminar Research as a valuable tool for new aerospace vehicle conceptual design. Described as the world's most comprehensive, powerful flight simulator
has the most realistic flight model available for personal computers (from About X-Plane http://www.x-plane.com/about.html), Stavatti designers began modeling particular aircraft in X-Plane's Plane-Maker for personal use shortly after it's introduction. In October 2005, Stavatti as an organization began looking into X-Plane as a conceptual design aid and subsequently began evaluating X-Plane® as one of a litany of tools used in the initial phases of design concept evaluation. For over a year, Stavatti's use of Plane-Maker/X-Plane was limited to internal applications to model next generation concepts.
As a next generation aerospace vehicle manufacturer, Stavatti regularly receives requests by individuals interested in modeling future Stavatti aircraft, be it in the form of physical static or flyable R/C models or as simulators for popular PC applications. Having received numerous inquiries for technical data about Stavatti aircraft for simulator design, as well as a standing requirement to develop models appropriate for potential integration in Air Warfare Battlelabs, in late 2006 Stavatti management endorsed the formation of a team within the division which would become Stavatti Simulation for the purpose of developing accurate models appropriate for X-Plane® and commensurate desktop flight simulators for external distribution. This website and the models it presents are the result of that initiative.
The models featured in this site are for use with X-Plane® version 8.60 and later. Models are officially endorsed representations of planned and/or potential Stavatti Aerospace vehicles offering a high degree of detail and incorporating features typical to X-Plane® models. This portal serves as the primary interface from which customers may download or purchase X-Plane® compatible models. All models featured on this site are original Stavatti designs, however, they are also all provisional working models which are subject to future modifications and improvements and are not necessarily indicative of anticipated production aircraft. So whether you are a pilot, a warfighter, a student or are presently at an Air Warfare Battlelab, we hope you have fun too.