Elite Simulation Solutions appears to be a company focused on actual flight training devices. They sell both hardware, software and complete solutions. That being said, some of their products are interesting to flightsim enthusiasts who have no intention of building a full cockpit. In this review I’ll be looking at their Desktop MEL Throttle Quadrant.
Browsing: Hardware & Cockpit
Last weekend, fly.simflight.de opened the doors to the public to reveal their B737-800 full motion simulator, located near Hamburg, Germany. NDR German TV channel made an interesting video report that you can watch here.
After the puopular success of their head tracking solutions, TrackHat announce they are working on a new product line : TrackMouse, for users who cannot handle a traditional computer mouse. Within a few months, they expect to be able to test a prototype and show it in public.
Based in Germany, simFlight and simMarket are assembling a 737 motion simulator according to the Belgian specialists at MFS (Motion For Simulators). Their pics and comments announce an advanced controlled platform, a custom cabin enclosure, 737 Prosim instruments and other top notch features.
At Easy Simulation, the French manufacturer launch their new Easy Flight Panel : a modular and complete kit to assemble at home that will receive all your instruments, yoke, radios and comm modules that can be of various origins (Saitek, VRI, Go Flight, Flight Illusion…). It’s announced as solid as adaptative to your needs. An Option Packs exists to add keyboard / mouse / screen / PC supports. Official URL : http://www.easy-simulation.com/.
In a few days, Flightdeck Solutions should be able to reveal price and features facts about their upcoming 737MAX PRO MX series, their new cockpit parts replicas of the new generation 737. Meanwhile, watch their pictures and dream you can afford one some day.
The recently introduced Honeycomb Aeronautical new hardware solutions for flight simulation will be distributed in Europe through Aerosoft, and the German company will also bring the technical support to their customers. Honeycomb is not a new comer, because it’s a brand from Snakebyte group, already maker of controllers and equipments for video games. As reminder and with more details about the upcoming units features, Honeycomb edited a PDF brochure.
TrackHat has fantastic and low cost solutions to bring you head tracking support in your games. It’s also compatible with TrackIR, but not required. Select the TrackHat Tracking Kit to include all you need to start : the hat, the head tracking camera and the camera monitor clip. The Plus version includes instead a wireless hat with a 6h autonomy battery. Or select the TrackHat Clip Head if you prefer a clip to set on your headset instead, made for Right or Left side (your choice). Again, the Plus version is a wireless clip if you want.
Snakebyte Group present a new hardware unit to the flight simulation community : part of the Honeycomb products line, the Bravo Throttle System will be a single and multiengine throttle quadrant that will also include autopilot and annuciation panels. Note that on each side, we’ll also find controls for the gear and the flaps. In the last development steps, the company expects to make it available until the end of this year 2017.
In order to use the hardware modules of Opencockpit combined with the PMDG 737 NGX, you may need special software to ensure the communication. RKSoftware is pleased to announce the new released OC4BAv4 homecockpit software suite that let you build a B737-600/700/800/900 home cockpit. All functions of the PMDG model can be controlled through Opencockpit units then.