hey fellas, sry for not checking in for so long but been crazy busy getting the r3volution out heh!
Anyhow, re some of the questions earlier in the thread:
1. Yes we will make the new fully articulating keyboard tray, and the floor monitor stand + new triple mounts available as accessories to oZone cockpit owners
The new keyboard tray also has a self adhesive mouse pad material that is not so sticky so it can easily be replaced once it wears out. We will also try to have these made for the oZone keyboard trays as they are a different shape.
2. Re if the r3volution still offers good use as a workstation, ABSOLUTELY and even better than the oZone in many ways. Instead of one acrylic tabletop (like on the oZone) the r3volution has two fully articulating tabletops. These tabletops can be pulled right up in front of you and then tilted if you choose to do so. Also, they have holders on the bottom of the tabletops to hold peripherals or other mobile gadgets when tilted. This also comes in handy when playing flight sims or racing sims as you now have a place to put your keyboard tray to the left or in a position higher up and more in your line of sight. Furthermore, the main monitor mount has a fully articulating arm which will allow the user to pull the monitor closer to them if need be....we've had many requests for something like this from our customers who are also graphics designers and architects.
Hope this provides more info on the new cockpit
Sorry to have the price so much higher on this cockpit but it's a major PIA to make with all those welds & crazy angled cuts!! For all of those that pre-ordered in AU/NZ, EU & US we will have some instructional vids going up on the YouTube by tomorrow. Should make assembly easier for everyone
Thanks to all those that pre-ordered, we REALLY appreciate your support!!
**EDIT** oOps I forgot to mention, we are working on a prototype yoke mount that will utilize the centre stick mounting post (ie coming up from the bottom between the users legs. This would free up the main mount for instrument displays or whatever else the user has for instruments. Should be finished with the prototype and testing by next weekend.
**EDIT 2** I just wanted to mention, with all the sim pilots in here, as many of you probably already know the China aviation industry is booming and is still in it's infancy or near non-existence with VERY little airspace open for general aviation. The govt, govt companies, and private companies are therefore doing all they can to promote aviation in schools across the country....they are even discussing offering flying at a primary level to get young Chinese interested. They are also planning to offer it throughout secondary schooling and University as a profession. All of this really excites me as I'm very keen on aviation and have been pretty much my whole life.
Anyhow, we are really excited about a new relationship we have with China's largest simulation manufacturer. They mfg the uber simulators for military & commercial aviation but are using our cockpits across China for promoting aviation to the youths in this country. Along with that company we have supplied at least 4 other flight schools that have opened the past year and each have over 30 cockpits teaching "flying 101" on pc sims to secondary (middle school & high school) students & young adults. It TRULY makes me happy to be a small part of giving so many young people here a glimpse of the awesome'ness of aviation.
Sorry for taking up space but just wanted to share