Piloting an aeroplane in your home makes about as much sense as driving a combine harvester around the bathroom. But we gave up trying to make sense years ago. That’s why we’re stocking the utterly gob-smacking OVO-4 Home Flight Simulator.
Ideal for all you wannabe pilots and flight school owners (with a spare £36k) this incredible set-up is a fully enclosed, full motion flight simulator for the home. Unbelievable! Flying around the world without leaving home has never been easier. Just plug into the mains and you’re away!
Three 24" TFT panoramic monitors act as your ‘windows’ for landscape viewing, while chest-thumping speakers simulate all the right noises. But wait, there’s more: the Ovo-4’s full movement replicates the sensation of twisting, pitching, slipping, accelerating and braking, on the runway and in the air.
Controls and 3 screens!
and become a pilot!
Blown away? You should be because this gorgeously engineered simulator even boasts state of the art vibration systems to replicate turbulence, runway irregularities, engine vibration and jolting from ignition. What’s more an ingenious lighting system regulates light intensity in the cockpit in order to differentiate between night and day. ‘Scuse me, can I have a blanket?’
Don’t worry about specialist software because the OVO-4 uses Microsoft Flight Simulator X so anyone can use it. Just choose your airport, select the weather conditions and prepare for take off. Wearing cool shades and a full uniform is entirely optional but we find wearing nothing at all most amusing. Plus you’ll feel like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly every time you step inside. We digress. The point is you can do whatever you like aboard your very own simulator.
The Ovo’s aeronautically shaped cockpit comes fully equipped with all the necessary levers, adjustable pedals, controls, instruments, buttons and indicators, including a real 5-position switch for engine ignition. ‘Hmmm, now is that one the fuel selector or the radio?’ And there was us thinking pilots simply snoozed and flirted with stewardesses on those long haul flights.
Needless to say a simulator of this technological magnificence doesn’t come cheap, but at least the price (which, coincidentally, is up there with average cruising altitude) includes delivery, installation and on-the-spot training. You also get a separate unit known as ‘the Freezer’ to house the PC and other hardware needed to power the Ovo-4. So what are you waiting for? Your flight’s about to leave! ‘Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for flying with Firebox.’ WTF?!
Production from order takes 10 weeks
Testing and Quality Control takes a further 4 weeks
Levers and controls of aeronautical quality and solidity
Aeronautical finishing of cockpit interior
Three 24" TFT Panoramic Monitors for panoramic landscape viewing
Closed cockpit with full movement to provide sensations of twisting, pitching, slipping, acceleration and braking
Incorporated PC with FSX simulation software
Supervisor unit: computer cabinet with TFT 24" for flight monitoring (landscapes), Mouse and keyboard for the activation of software programs and emergency stop
Vibration systems for the simulation of air turbulence, runway irregularities, engine vibration and jolting
Custom difficulty modes
Very low power consumption
Supply voltage: 220VAC, mono, 50 Hz
Nominal current: 2A
Maximum current: 4.4A
Roll degrees: -30º <-> +30º
Pitch degrees: -30º <-> +30º
Roll speed: 22.5º / s
Pitch speed: 22.5º / s
Simulation Software: Microsoft Flight simulator X
Installation and Set up:
An engineer will arrive with the simulator to manage the download, installation & set up (30 minutes) of the OVO-4 and to offer training, which takes about 1-2 days
Warranty: 2 years for equipment (PC, screens, controls) and 1 year for the simulator itself
Maintenance:There should be no need for maintenance but if there is a fault or issue, Virtual-Fly will despatch an engineer to service the simulator if the problem can't be fixed remotely
1x OVO-04 Flight Simulator
1x Supervisor station
Measures approximately 320cm(L) x 220cm(H) x 360cm(W)