The entire Volair Sim team would like to wish our current and future customers a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving. Keeping with our company tradition, we will be closed on Thanksgiving day and Friday to give our staff a well-deserved break and allow for time with family and loved ones.
Every once and then, we get asked about using a single curved monitor with the chassis and also mounting a Buttkicker so we thought it would be helpful to share with you an example of a very versatile set-up built by Jeremy, one of our customers. Jeremy has made an interesting modification as he is using an articulating arm to bring a single screen closer to him and using the side arms as mounts for the left and right speakers. As you can see from the photos below, Jeremy switches between racing and flying so he made his set-up flexible to quickly convert a racing sim into flight and vice-versa.
Jeremy writes, “By the way, I’ve been meaning to send you some pictures of my setup. I don’t have multiple monitors but I do have a 34” 21:9 screen that I wanted to move closer to the chair for more immersion using an articulating arm. I also have 5.1 speakers, so I use the left and right monitor mounts for the left and right speakers. Other than drilling holes for the new mounts to fit, I have made no other modifications and the cockpit is very stable even with the monitor hanging forward. It does wobble a tiny bit, especially if you bump the monitor itself, but even with a force feedback wheel it barely moves (admittedly I have a low-end wheel).
To keep the pedals removable but stable I got some 3M hook fasteners at Lowe’s. They’re so strong I have to use an automotive trim removal tool to pry off the pedals! I use normal Velcro to swap out different joysticks depending on what I’m playing. I found a nice headset hanger online that attaches perfectly to the arm rest.
Really loving the cockpit after 3 years now.”
We have seen several inquires about the Thrustmaster’s TPR Pedals. Specifically, inquiring minds want to know whether they will fit on the Volair Sim chassis. Unfortunately, because these pedals are very wide (contrasted to narrowly spaced pedals for GA aircraft), they will not fit without modifications. For those that are into modding and are handy, I wanted to present a solution from Jeffrey, one of our customers.
Jeffry writes, “I have attached pictures of my completed TPR rudders to your volair simulator. I think the pics are self explanatory. I used a 26 gauge sheet metal for my base and glued on a thin rubber matting I got from Homdepot and trimmed with some grooved rubber edging I had on hand just to complete the look. Works great and looks great.”
We began shipping the backorders in the order we received the orders. First, thank you all for your patience and understanding as the shipping delay was outside of our control. Please always check your Spam folder first before contacting us and please be cognizant that our tracking numbers update overnight so if you do not receive your tracking number right away does not mean your order has not shipped as it may take a day for you to receive your tracking.
To sum up, everything is in-stock except of triple monitor stands which we anticipate to receive towards the end of the month. Those that pre-ordered the triple monitor stands will enjoy few design changes/improvements we implemented so your wait will be rewarded with an upgraded product.
We have some good and bad news to report. The good news is that Volair Sim inventory is in the US already on the way to our Indianapolis warehouse. The bad news is that, due to shipment delays caused by inclement weather and port congestion, we are about one week late from our promised ship date. Lest assured, we will be working overtime to ensure that all of your orders will dispatch ASAP in the order they were received. I know many of you have been waiting patiently for a while. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.
Your Volair Sim Team
Due to increases in raw material prices, shipping costs, and and import duties, we regretfully have to implement a price increase for our Volair Sim Chassis. The price is going up by $100 to $695 effective October 1st, 2018. Customers who have already pre-ordered the chassis and any orders placed before October 1st, 2018 will benefit from the old ($595) price and will also receive priority shipping based on the order date.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We believe that, even with the unfortunate price increase, the Volair Sim cockpits provide an unbeatable value. Please see the following updated comparison matrix showing that Volair Sim is still an undisputed leader in both the features and affordability!
EAA Oshkosh visitors that purchase the cockpit this week during the show will receive a FREE arm rest kit. Just send us a photo of yourself in the sim and when you place an order we will include the arm rest fee-of-charge. Our cockpits can be demoed in the Innovation Showcase tent which is just North East of the Tower.