Bring all of the imaginative aircraft you've had in your head to life!
Snap parts together to build your airplane's body. Place engines to add thrust. Design the wings, and then strap yourself into the pilot's seat and see how it flies.
You have the tools you'll need to bring any aircraft to life. Use the flexible wing tool to change the shape of the wings and build almost anything.
Next-generation fighters, WW2 warbirds, civilian aircraft, and everything in between, some people have even made dragons, trains, and space stations (tap "Download Airplanes" from the main menu to try them all, for free).
DYNAMIC FLIGHT MODEL
Every little change you make in the designer impacts how the airplane flies. Weight distribution, thrust, lift, and drag are all calculated before creating the final flight model.
Parts can break off in spectacular fashion while flying due to over-stress or by hitting something. The fun won't stop there though. You can keep on flying even with a missing wing if you've got the skills...the flight model updates in realtime to accurately simulate damage/changes to the airplane's structure.
So, you've had a rough landing and the left engine was knocked off? After watching the engine fly off into the sunset you may decide to go ahead and slap the throttle to full...and give it another go with only one engine.
This is what sandbox mode was made for... test your airplane with no restrictions.
Climb into the cockpit of one of your custom aircraft and see how it does in the challenges. The challenges will keep you entertained for hours. Land on aircraft carriers, dodge surface-to-air missiles, race through canyons, and much more.
Use pre-built themes, or paint every part of your bird to make it just the way you want. Share your favorite stylings with all of your friends.
CROSS-PLATFORM AIRPLANE SHARING
There are no in-app purchases to get access to the airplanes people have shared; they are all available to download for free from http:www.SimplePlanes.com. You can use them even if they were made on another platform.
SimplePlanes has full support for gamepads/joysticks, and provides in-game input mapping for each control surface, as well as throttle, brakes, landing gear, pausing, cameras, etc.
Tutorials will help players learn the basics of real airplane design and the considerations that need to be taken when airplanes are made.
NOTE: This game requires an iPhone 4s / iPad 2 / iPad Mini 1 or better. SimplePlanes is also available in the Mac App store, so you can continue crafting your masterpiece when on your Mac laptop/desktop.