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.
This year, in partnership with Thurstmaster, Volair Sim will be exhibiting at the EAA Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase is located right next to the Boeing Plaza. Please stop-by and say hello and get a chance to cool down (yes, we will have Air Conditioning!) and at the same time check out some innovative products from several aerospace companies.
Couple of important announcements:
First, we hope to see you all at FlightSimCon in Dallas TX in couple of weeks (June 22-24).
Lastly, wanted to wish all father’s Happy Father’s day. We are offering 10% off during the week of the 11th only for these last-minute father’s day gifts.
I hope you all have a nice Christmas break. Good news to report. We began shipping the backorders today and you will start to get your tracking numbers on Wednesday (27th) and Thursday (28th). We should be able to ship orders entered after Christmas later this week. Thank you all for your patience.
Also, if you have not placed an order for our Large Display Stand, you can do so now as we have these available for immediate shipment. The Large Display Stand allows you to mount three TVs up-to 46″ in diagonal and vary the angle of the side monitors for a total customizable set-up. Below is an example with three 40″ TVs.
We hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving. The Volair Sim staff is back in the office working hard. We wanted to give you an update on few things, most importantly on the Triple Display Stand. The good news is that it is done and we are kitting the first batches with scheduled shipments hopefully still before Christmas. For those who have not yet ordered, there is still time but act now as these are going quick!
Note: As we clearly specify in all of the product information materials, the stand accommodates three displays up-to 46″ in diagonal. So please do not ask us whether 3 x 55″ TVs would fit 😉
I hope you will appreciate the extra features we incorporated into the final product. For instance, the stand feet are now extendable for extra stability. You can get an early start on understanding the assembly process (which is honestly pretty minimal) by downloading the Volair Sim Triple Display Stand Assembly Instructions Rev1.1.
With the popularity of the Avionics Panels, it has been a bit of a challenge keeping the product in-stock. We hope to resume shipments on these around Christmas so place your order now for priority shipment.
The Volair Sim cockpit chassis are in-stock but the inventory is getting low, so if you are wanting these for Christmas you must act now. Just like the Avionics Panels we will have more around Christmas but depending on your location, we may not be able to get these dispatched in-time for Christmas delivery.
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.
As we are nearing resuming shipments to our customers, few updates to keep everyone in the loop.
1. To all that have pre-ordered the cockpit or are going to preorder before the 15th of November, Thank You. You will all receive the center stick mount included with your cockpit. Note that it will be packaged INSIDE the master box so don’t panic if you only receive one giant box. We are still on track to start shipments around the 20th of November but note that we will be clearing a large backorder so you do not panic if you do not get your tracking number right away. Our goal is for everyone to get their cockpit before Thanksgiving so you all have something to work on to burn off that turkey and mashed potatoes!
2. To all that are going to pre-order, you MUST place the order before the end of day (15th) to take advantage of this promo. You do not need to do anything additional when you place the order – we will know that you are supposed to get the center mount free based on order date. After 15th, the price is going up slightly as the center mount is going to be included with ALL cockpits standard to keep up with our philosophy of ALL mounts included standard.
3. You will ALL be pleased that we have made some small improvements to the cockpit based on the user feedback. The version 1.2 that you all will soon receive includes 200mmx200mm VESA mounts for your center monitor standard. So, if you are one of the users that plans to use one giant monitor/TV, you will NOT have to buy any additional adapters/mounts.
4. The customers that have the Volair Sim cockpits prior to version 1.2, you will be able to order the center mount sticks after November 20th separately. Note that we will have a very limited amount of these made as going forward all Volairs will be sold with it standard so if you are thinking about getting one of these, you need to act fast!
5. Several of you asked us about ButtKicker compatibility. The answer is that it fits great and there are several options for mounting – one that is easiest and most “stealthy” is under seat – see photo below from one of our customers.
Note from our customer, “That’s the ButtKicker vibration unit. Namely, the Gamer II Edition, which features an easy-install bracing that fitted like a glove under the seat. In fact, the height of that frame bar was so perfect it even seems like it was designed for that very purpose… or maybe it’s just a really fortunate coincidence – Either way, this position gives it a pretty solid attachment and a huge bass feedback response on both the seat and the controls.”
6. Last but not least, a great example of an ingenious installation from William, one of our customers. This is an example of Volair Sim as a workstation/development studio/flight sim rig, etc. Hope that this shows you that the Volair Sim is a great platform for further customization. Here is the unedited review and you can follow his further progress here.
William Writes, “As promised, here are a couple of pictures of the setup I’ve assembled so far. it’s not entirely complete, and “complete” it may never be, as there’s always that “one last piece” of hardware that we can only stop ourselves from getting for a certain amount of time… then, the “kid in the candy store” factor takes over and well… this is the result of that process repeated countless times up until now. Feel free to post this in your reviews/news section – It goes to show how versatile this system really is, given a little bit of creative engineering.
This new setup was mainly based on the concept of using a 39″ main monitor (tv) with a secondary 27″ mounted in portrait mode. The gap between the screens you see there is not visible from eye position when seated upright. The tv is actually set in the work table, a couple of inches in front of the side monitor. From my seated PoV, the bezels on the TV and monitor will generally overlap, leaving a much reduced gap than if the screen surfaces were placed closer to flush with each other.”
“It’s quite a non-standard setup, with the massively over-sized G15 keyboard I had to do some creative rigging to get the mouse somewhere to sit. That “custom mouse pad” is just a piece of scrap wood that I (hastily) cut a while back for use in my previous assembly. While I had to leave most of the old rig behind upon moving to live in Canada, I did somehow happen to have the foresight of bringing that piece with me – Add a 3-buck C clamp to it, and we got ourselves a proper mouse surface!
Notice the added trackball assembly. This was mounted by re-purposing the unused third monitor fitting plate and a couple of more C-Clamps from the local hardware store… The Razer Nostromo and Saitek throttle are also mounted on a previously built piece of assorted household junk and fitted to the chassis supports using adhesive velcro tape, as was the stick.