Here is a quick note from Andrew who just finished assembling the Volair Sim chassis with our independent triple display stand. Andrew picked up the cockpit and the stand from our Indianapolis warehouse. He writes, “The warehouse staff was very friendly in helping and simply used a forklift to gently set it in the bed of my truck. The quality and thickness of all the parts surpasses my expectations and should last a very long time. Installation didn’t take long at all, the longest task was unwrapping all the bubble wrap from all the parts. Overall, I know that Volair Sim didn’t take any shortcuts when developing this. I am very happy with how everything turned out. I however do regret not buying the armrests while I was there.”
There were couple of areas of install Andrew commented on. We feel this may be beneficial for others to read.
Andrew states, ” You may be interested to hear how my setup went. When installing the seat, the instructions state to put the bolt in from the bottom and place the nut inside the rail of the seat. However the nut is too large to fit within the rail. I got by this by installing the bolt from the top down, and the nut on the bottom. My 43 inch TVs have a 200 by 300 bolt pattern on the back. Therefore the bracket is only being held on the tv by 2 bolts. Also the bolts included to mount the bracket on the tv were the wrong size and length. I went to the hardware store to buy some, but turns out that luckily my tv already included them. The two bolts holding the bracket on my TV do feel strong and I don’t think it is going anywhere. ”
Note that it is completely acceptable to run the seat bolts from top vs bottom as the default fit is tight (helps to use channel pliers to push the nut into the seat slider). Also note that some TVs come with (a bit unusual) 200mmx300mm bolt pattern so you will only use 2 of the 4 holes to mount it as Andrew did. Given that the modern LCD TVs are pretty light (the VESA standard was developed when Plasma was still the dominant technology which weighted a ton), this should not be an issue from safety perspective. Lastly, while we include the TV mounting bolts that should fit most installations, be prepared that your displays may feature unique bolt length/size configuration.
WINTER PROMOTION: BUY TWO OF THE FOLLOWING THREE ITEMS: VOLAIR SIM CHASSIS, AVIONICS PANEL, OR TRIPLE DISPLAY STAND AND GET $75 OFF* THE ENTIRE ORDER.
USE COUPON CODE VSMSAP AT CHECKOUT.
*NOTE: MUST PURCHASE AT LEAST TWO OF THE ITEMS ABOVE TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.
The Adapter Plate for the Volair Sim Avionics Panel is now available. You may order it HERE.
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.
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.
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.