Friday, June 13, 2014

River run

Fun in the champ and testing out the VIRB camera, which is basically a GoPro clone but I'm hopeful is better suited to aviation.  I already ordered a new lens that does a better job of filtering the prop so you don't see that banding effect, but I think ideal would be a wing mount view.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Some assembly required

I managed to get the sucker assembled.

Overall I'm very impressed with the quality of the VolairSim.  It's extremely adjustable for various configurations and it is predrilled for all the popular sim controls including Saitek. One minor complaint is that the seat attachment flange nuts don't fit into the seat rails like they're supposed to, so I had to run to the hardware store to get nuts that would fit to attach the seat properly. Also some of the fittings aren't machined or welded perfectly so they don't slide together as smoothly as they should. Overall however, it's a solid unit... the seat is comfy and sturdy and I believe the kit represents a tremendous value at under $600.  The Hammacher Schlemer chassis is 7k!  

When I'm done building the computer and rigging it up it should look something like this: