A new simulator to let kids learn flight mechanics has been developed by the United States Department of Defense.
According to a press release, the simulator was developed by U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Air and Space Museum.
The U.K. Government funded the project with £250,000.
“This is a huge step forward for education and safety, and it opens up a new path for students,” said Col. Ryan J. McInnis, who heads the Defense Department’s Advanced Technology Office, in a statement.
“We’re proud of the fact that we can now provide this service to our military.
It’s an innovative and cost-effective tool for teaching skills to our troops, who are already getting more instruction at home.”
The simulator uses 3D-printed parts, which are made by 3D Systems, the company that developed the original SimCopter.
The 3D printed parts have been designed to be flexible enough to be easily modified.
The components are designed to work together to make a fully functioning aircraft.
The simulators can also be programmed to simulate a range of flight scenarios, including takeoff and landing, a runway landing, an emergency landing, and landing at an airport.
In addition to the simulator, the U.N. will provide support through the Global Development Program.
The program provides aid to developing countries in the development of new technology, as well as to developing and supporting civil aviation infrastructure.
A video released on the Department of Energy website shows the aircraft.