On behalf of the Volar Sim team, we wanted to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving and a relaxing, perhaps sim-filled, holiday. In keeping with our Thanksgiving tradition, our office will be closed Thursday and Friday and we will be back on Monday 11/27.
This is long overdue but nonetheless here is an interview with D’Andre from AirDailyX. Hopefully you will find this useful as we walk through the entire sim in pretty good detail.
Here are couple of photos from one of our customers. Brad is an aspiring pilot and plans to use the Volair Sim to complement his training as he progresses towards his Private Pilot certificate. Brad writes, “Thanks again. I just wanted to send one last pic of my Volair sim build; complete with every panel hole filled and in all its glory. I’m just as excited to fly my sim as I am to fly in real life! FYI: I added a dimmable RGB LED Tape Light to the underside of the top of the panel for the ability to see the switches and knobs more easily. For, $8.00 it really serves its purpose as well as making it look even better in the darker room. Take Care! ”
I think you will agree that the set-up looks really nice and we wish Brad many hours of fun flight simming and best of luck as he embarks on this aviation journey!
Some of you may be interested in the Yoko Yoke compatibility. Courtesy of Yoko and Michael from XForcePC, here is the quick and dirty on the Yoko Yoke compatibility with our cockpit and the Volair Sim avionics panel. The good news is that it fits with the following caveats:
- You will have to drill new holes into our avionics table as the bolt pattern on the Yoko is not matching up with anything we have pre-drilled.
- The dimensions are almost exactly like Saitek so the panel cut-out will fit but the face of the yoke will have to be placed immediately behind the panel surface given that our panel has couple of corners for the Saitek yoke (see below).
The yoke is pretty nice so for those that want to upgrade from Saitek it is a good alternative. It offers longer throw and is all-metal so it has a very substantial feel to it.
Yoko Yoke Fitment Close-Up
Yoko Yoke Fitment with Volair Sim Avionics Panel
Back from the #FlightSimCon. What a great show. Every year it just keeps getting bigger, and better. It is VERY CLEAR that flight simulation is alive and well. Many of you will probably agree that if you made an assessment about five years ago, you would not reach the same conclusion (at least in the US). Today, we have many hardware and software developers enter the scene with new products, we have renewed interest from the younger generation. To sum up, it is good to be in the flight simulation industry!!! Most importantly, what I am most impressed with is the quality of people that we interact with. Over the years, I worked in many industries including automotive and medical and I must say the quality of people in aviation and flight simulation is simply the best. It is such a pleasure to go to a tradeshow and interact one minute with a 777 Capitan, next with a retired corporate pilot who is looking into flight sim to keep the dream alive, and then a father and son team who are both immersed in flight simulation as a gateway to a career in aviation. Great quality of people! Cannot wait for next year!
Happy Memorial Day Everyone!
We’ve been hard at work and have a new exciting product coming out this summer to complement your Volair Sim chassis. A separate, fully-articulating triple monitor/TV stand accommodating monitors or TVs from 32″- 46″ for the ultimate immersion!
If you want to check it out, come out and see us at the FlightSimCon on June 10-11 in Hartford, CT.
Several of you asked us about compatibility of the MFG Crosswind rudder pedals with our cockpit. One of our customers, Steve was kind enough to share his observations of the installation. I think you will agree that the final result is remarkable.
Steve writes, “I would like to share some photos that may be of interest. They show my MFG Crosswind rudder pedals mounted in my Volair Sim cockpit. By using width adjustment blocks (available from MFG) and angling the rudder mounting platform all the way up, the pedals have ample clearance in all positions.I secured the pedals using four bolts. This necessitated the drilling of holes in the mounting platform (not easy to do with a hand drill!).
Thank you and congratulations on a great product!
I fly Caravans and light twins for a geophysical survey company and regularly use the Volair Sim for IFR practice between work assignments.”