Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace thank all those that were able to visit us at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest military training and simulation event in Orlando, Florida, USA. Our booth staff were run off their feet for four days with an amazing response to our new, virtual reality helicopter simulator.
The HELIMOD Mark III sets out a new standard in affordable helicopter simulation taking advantage of modern, off-the-shelf virtual reality technology coupled with robust and realistic flight controls and state-of-the-art simulation software. The D-Box motion platform provides an extra level of immersion and realism by offering vital vibration cues (such as coming out of translational lift) as well as bridging a disconnect often found between the vestibular system and virtual reality visuals, thus reducing the risk of simulator sickness. The device takes up only a very small foot print. With D-Box motion platform attached, it is just over 1400mm long (56 inches) and around 670mm wide (26 inches). It weighs just 60kg (130lbs) so it can be a two-man lift making it extremely portable / deployable.
The HELIMOD Mark III is modular and reconfigurable. The cyclic, collective and pedals can be detached from the main frame and interchanged in just minutes. Aircraft-specific controls are available, either in-stock or by request. Pictured below is the Huey replica collective and cyclic. There are also threaded adjustment points at the front of the main base to easily add instrument panels etc.
The HELIMOD Mark III comes standard with high quality, electronically adjustable anti-torque pedals with hydraulic dampening. This (coupled with the fully adjustable seat) allows almost any sized pilot full access to all controls.
The cyclic has a realistic ‘feel’ not normally found in lower cost simulators. Features and benefits include:
The collective has a functional friction control and high quality hydraulic dampening. The standard lever, however, can easily be interchanged thanks to the quick-release system allowing for the fitting of optional, aircraft-specific / replica collectives. Pictured below is the UH-1 Huey collective with functional twist throttle and working buttons, switches and starter trigger.
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