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.
Quick review from Don H., our customer who uses the sim for BOTH flight and driving proficiency. Hope this can be of value for some of you that are contemplating building a dual-purpose flight and racing sim.
The Volair Sim as configured is very easy to switch between flying and driving. The flying pedals simply sit on the plate. Control pressures do not require any attachments. Four pins have attached to the driving pedals, and that unit sits on the footplate with the pins slipping into preexisting slots/holes. Loosening one knurled knob allows the plate with the attached stick to be removed, and set aside. No cables need to be connected or disconnected. The steering wheel does not need to be removed. The changeover is quite simple.
The primary use of the flight simulator is for instrument proficiency. Xplane 11 is very sophisticated, and I would be lost without the tutorial from Pilot Workshop. It has guided me every step of the way, which includes the selection of Xplane 11 and the hardware. The tutorial is Sim Essentials.
The driving simulator is for fun and for whatever cognitive benefit it provides. A single study purports to show that 60 year olds who play a racing car video game are better at multitasking than untrained 20-year-olds. One can always hope. Forza 7 brings a level of sophistication to the driving simulator that Xplane 11 does to the flight simulator. The learning curve is a little steep.
Couple of important announcements:
First, we hope to see you all at FlightSimCon in Dallas TX in couple of weeks (June 22-24).
We are proud to announce our partnership with Thrustmaster and will be demoing some of their brand-new products, just announced at the E3 at our booth.
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.
Here is an interesting example from Danny, one of our customers. Danny has not only equipped his Avionics Panel with dual iPads but also he has added 4th display attached to separate computer that is “talking” over the local network with the computer running the triple displays.
Here is the picture of my sim set up!! The wall mounted Samsung TV is driven by my iMac running xplane 11 and is scenery only locked to my windows flight computer. I am at the gate a Indianapolis international.
Hope you enjoy my VolAir sim I know I certainly do!!!”
AvSim just published a new in-depth independent review of the Triple Display Stand. You can read about it here.