We will now have to wait a few days for the screen surface to arrive. So we continue to prepare projection.


beamer setup home cockpit

We will use same ultra short throw projectors as the projection area has now only a diameter of 3.36 m!


beamer setup 2

There will be some fine tuning to do. Especially regarding the position of the projectors to avoid distortion and heat problems. One hot air exhaust must not directly blow towards a sensitive area of another projector. But this time the result looks much better than before. Don't be confused by the distortions on the ceiling. It's the projection area that counts this time ;-)

Let's plan the next steps.

Due to the specific wall and ceiling situation we needed to find a custom solution for our projection area. Today we assemble our construction.


flight simulator custom projection screen1

Preparation of elements.


flight simulator custom projection screen2

Right aft section completed.


flight simulator custom projection screen3

Working on front section. In total we will have four sections.


flight simulator custom projection screen4

Right front and aft section joined.


flight simulator custom projection screen5

Structure is completed. Ups - except one missing profile we forgot to order....;-)

Showroom Bottrop A320 Cockpit Floor Preparation

Computers are now rack-mounted and prepared. The room is finally ready for the cockpit floor.


A320 cockpit floor arrived

Cockpit floor delivered.


Cockpit floor preparation

We decided to use the standard VIER IM POTT cockpit floor for the shooroom without any modifications.


Mount A320 cockpit floor

Assembly instruction seems rather unnecessary.


A320 flight simulator cockpit floor finished

Well, this was no challenge at all. It hardly took 10 minutes.

Computers arrived and we are ready to start fitting the 19" rack with computer power. The team was so kind to paint the rack in a matching color so that it will match with the room concept.




After our fail with wall projection we are waiting for the parts of our custom curved screen. In the meantime we remove the wall and paint the showroom walls.

To answer the question of the painter: no, it's not going to be a SM studio... ;-)

The dark color will minimize reflections from the projection and let the visitor focus on the virtual environment.


During the last weeks we delivered several simulators to three continents of the world. As business seems to continue like this VIER IM POTT is searching for a larger production site.


a320 home cockpit production1

a320 home cockpit production2

a320 home cockpit production4

As you might know we have three options for A320 table and foot rests:

a) Fully functional table and foot rests

b) Table and foot rest dummy

c) Blind plate


Now we added a fourth option. Many of you are sitting a long time in the cockpit while flying. Foot rests give you the opportunity to change your seat position and raise your legs for a better blood circulation. That's why we decided to offer foot rests also without a working table.


foot rest


We have added another product closing the A320 pedestal series: the Alternate Gravity Gear Lever.

This version of the handle is not functional but looks awesome and fits perfectly to our pedestal box.



alternate gear lever 2

It's always a pleasure to see our clients being successfully running their business with our cockpits.

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Dear all, we are happy to officially announce: the Shell Size M

As you might know the shell consists of a Shell Frame to which the various Lining Kit Elements are attached. The combination then results in a closed cockpit, which corresponds in its dimensions to an original cockpit. Many of our customers have a limitation in room size so we decided to design a closed cockpit that fits even in smaller rooms.

Dimensions 293 cm (width), 190 cm (depth), 180 cm (height)

In contrast to the Standard Shell, the Shell Size M ends after the side window. All other proportions also correspond to the original. Due to the shortened shell, the Aft Overhead Panel has to be dispensed with, but this has practically no effect in regular flight operations.

This version might also be a good alterantive if your room height is limited but you to not want to do without a 180 degree projection.


 Cockpit Size M 2


Here is the A320 Shell in Standard size for comparison:

 Cockpit 1 1

We finally got an idea how to get the most out of the room dimensions. We combine a horseshoe projection area with very small diameter with ultra short throw projectors. We checked projector throw, space for working as well as view angles. In theory this should be the best possible solution.

BTW: I think it is a big advantage of the VIER IM POTT A320 simulator that there is no need for underfloor mechanics.

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Curved projection area horseshoe

view angle for A320 projection area

Hi all,

You have to recognize in time if you have lost. After lots of tests we have to admin, that projection on our room walls is not working as expected. 

First reason is limits in software. We simple did not find out how to calculate sharp edges with one projector. Second reason is that we did not find any projector position that is suitable (without digging a hole in the ground.)

It has been a great experience because we learned a lot. But for now we will head for a tight curved version to get the max out of this room.

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