Octavi is a flight simulation control device launched via a fund raising campaign at Kickstarter, in one hand by an aviation professional with a PhD in aeronautical engineering, also a private pilot, and in the other hand by an industrial designer.
Their initial and required budget has been greatly exceeded by more than the double, and the campaign will close this Thursday December 08th. Their project also states they plan to ship the device next March 2023. Octavi enables the control of the autopilot, COM and NAV, and even the squawk code. The small device has a double axis rotary button, doesn’t need any driver with direct use plug-and-play. It’s compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator, and with third party airliner add-ons by combining the Octavi device with the free open-source tool MobiFlight.
Its price is set at EUR 179, plus shipping cost on top to leave Germany to a limited selection of countries, in Europe, and in USA. And the availability seems also limited to 35 units at the time we write this.