FPVSIM Drone Simulator Manual

This briefly summarizes what's needed to get started with the FPVSIM Drone Simulator game. For how to setup to fly anywhere in the world with Google Maps, check this out.

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Radio/Controller Setup

1. Plug in your radio to the computer, choose Joystick mode if prompted from the radio.

2. Launch the game, go to Options -> Radio & Gamepad

FPVSIM Gamepad Calibration View

3. If you are using DJI controller or X-Lite controller, be sure to choose the correct controller type. Otherwise, leave it as "Generic"

FPVSIM Gamepad Calibration View - DJI/X-Lite/Generic controller types.

4. Then click on the "Calibrate Controller/Gamepad" button to enter the calibration tool

FPVSIM Gamepad Calibration View - calibration tool button.

5. Follow the instruction in the tool to finish calibration.

FPVSIM Gamepad Calibration View - calibration tool view.
For less powerful hardwares

If you have a less powerful hardware or simply want higher frame rate, set the video quality to low.

FPVSIM Video Settings - Adjust Video Quality

You can use NVIDIA performance stats (Alt + R) to see where the bottleneck is. If CPU is the bottleneck, you can tune up the video quality as lowering it won't help much anyway.

For supported hardware, you can turn on NVIDIA Reflex/DLSS/NIS mode to further improve the performance.

Rates and PID settings

Different from traditional sims, you configure rates and PID settings in your account on fpvsim.com/sim, and sync the settings to the game. You don't need to set them again after migrating your computer or reinstalling the game. Note only the settings displayed in the game are synced.

Setting PIDs on fpvsim.com/sim

FPVSIM PID Settings View

Setting Rates on fpvsim.com/sim

FPVSIM PID Settings View

Sync PIDs and rates

FPVSIM PID Settings View
FPVSIM PID Settings View
Useful keyboard Shortcuts

Key L: reset the crash respawn location to the current location.

Key R: respawn at the respawn location.

How to setup to fly anywhere in the world with Google Maps

Please follow the following video tutorial (4 mins watch, the rest is flying around)

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