New 4K visual system - Part 1 - Preparations

The preparations have been finalised. We have bought three new projectors. Optoma with 4K resolution. You have to realise that we have a very special installation situation in Bottrop. Like many others, we have space problems in the showroom. That's why our screen only has a diameter of 3.16 metres. What's more, we had to shorten the screen at the sides. Because it interferes with the sloping roof.

Why are we mentioning this? The characteristics of the projectors have to match the screen. As a rule, the ceiling height also plays a role. We will discuss this topic in more detail in another blog post. The important thing at this point is that you should never buy projectors based on a gut feeling.

Our current full HD visual system is more than seven years old. It really is time for something new. Why did we put off the upgrade for so long? Essentially for two reasons. On the one hand, the showroom is usually used every week. A downtime like this doesn't really fit in well with business operations. On the other hand, this has really only ever been an excuse. We were simply too lazy and had a lot of respect for the effort involved.

The space is really small. There is no possibility of placing a ladder outside the cockpit. The biggest challenge is therefore to reach the projectors at all. In addition, the new projectors will no longer be in the same place due to their technical specifications. So we have to be able to work very well and safely.

To do this, we have to dismantle parts of the simulator. The good news is that the cockpit is very modular. To get to the projectors through the ceiling of the simulator, the overhead has to be removed. In addition, the pedestal has to be temporarily removed, otherwise we won't be able to set up the ladder.

We initially feared that the cockpit seats would also have to be removed. Fortunately, this was not necessary. My personal thanks at this point go to our engineer, who kindly made the door of the rear wall wide enough for the pedestal and overhead to fit through as a complete module without any problems.

Now the old projectors can be dismantled. Including a lot of dust. We leave the cables in place. We'll need them later .
New 4K visual system - Part 2 - Installation
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Comments 4

Guest - Alessandro on Friday, 02 February 2024 18:59

How much do the three projectors cost?

Alessandro

How much do the three projectors cost? Alessandro
Christian Behne on Friday, 02 February 2024 19:47

Hi Alessandro,
This depends of course on the market price development.
We are using this model: https://www.optoma.de/product/4k400stx
Just be aware that these projectors are not suitable for all scenarios. Drop us a note in case you have further questions.

Hi Alessandro, This depends of course on the market price development. We are using this model: https://www.optoma.de/product/4k400stx Just be aware that these projectors are not suitable for all scenarios. Drop us a note in case you have further questions.
Guest - Martin on Saturday, 03 February 2024 05:30

Hi Christian,
Interesting Project.
Can you answer the following?
What kind of Simulator you're using
What HW will run this Beamer Setup.

I have ordered also 3 new Beamer, because my BenQ 1080ST's are working since 2004.
My new Beamer Setup (Delivery mid Feb. 2024) will be Optoma UHZ35ST (3x 4k)
RTX4090
I9 on ROG Extreme MB
32GB fastest RAM
P3dv6

Hi Christian, Interesting Project. Can you answer the following? What kind of Simulator you're using What HW will run this Beamer Setup. I have ordered also 3 new Beamer, because my BenQ 1080ST's are working since 2004. My new Beamer Setup (Delivery mid Feb. 2024) will be Optoma UHZ35ST (3x 4k) RTX4090 I9 on ROG Extreme MB 32GB fastest RAM P3dv6
Christian Behne on Sunday, 04 February 2024 15:47

Hi Martin,
very nice specifications. I see you have a similar history. But much longer than us! Respect!
The computer you describe seems to be very ready for 3 x 4K projectors. Good choice.

We will run MSFS2020 and P3Dv5.
Our computer is currently an i7 with RTX3080... But if this setup remains is up to a discussion with my wife :-)

Hi Martin, very nice specifications. I see you have a similar history. But much longer than us! Respect! The computer you describe seems to be very ready for 3 x 4K projectors. Good choice. We will run MSFS2020 and P3Dv5. Our computer is currently an i7 with RTX3080... But if this setup remains is up to a discussion with my wife :-)
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