We are happy to announce that VIER IM POTT has finished its first project in Greece. The Pilot Center recently opened its doors to the public giving customers extraordinary flight experience in Athens.

When you are in Athens, make sure you visit: The Pilot Center

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It's a pleasure for us to promote our commercial customer Aero-Simulation by JetCity in France, near Paris-Orly. The simulator is located in the Delta Museum and mainly used for public activity. 
   

"We are proud to use a VIER IM POTT simulator. Our customers are really impressed by the realism and quality of the shell. Most professional pilots express that it feels "like a real cockpit" when they fly with it. Congratulations to the VIER IM POTT team and thanks again." 

- Pierre Letessier., France
   

The simulator is mainly used for public activity and it can also be adapted for handicap people using a wheelchair on boths sides. Some real pilots are in contact with Aero Simulation to use the sim as a private training device before their own exams. As they are located in the Delta Museam they can offer a visit of the famous concored after the flight.

Please visit their website: 
https://www.aero-simulation.fr

Address:
Musée Delta - 1 Avenue Bernard Lathière, 91200 Athis-Mons  
    

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One of our customers has built a closed single-seater cockpit with a 180° outside view. To give flight simulator enthusiasts some hints for building such a cockpit, we include the description of his construction in our blog. On the other hand, we are interested in learning about a potential demand for prefabricated VIER IM POTT parts for a single seater. Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions.

Design Objectives

  • The simulator fits in a small room.
  • The simulator can be positioned in a corner of the room in order to save floor space. To provide adequate access for maintenance work, the simulator is relocatable off the walls.
  • The simulator can be disassembled. Even the largest part can be fed through a standard size door (73.5 x 198.5 cm).
  • 180 degree outside view with 4K TV monitors. TVs have been preferred over projectors/screens as they use less space, have more luminance and a better contrast ratio.

Construction

  • Dimension of the simulator: 240 x 170 x 200 cm (width x depth x height).
  • The simulator base consists of two 19 mm MDF boards (170 x 120 cm) bolted together. 24 rotating wheels are attached to the bottom of the boards:

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To keep the simulator base free from intruding screws, the wheels and struts are glued to the boards. This ensures area-wide 19 mm depth for wood insert nuts.

  • All decomposable parts of the simulator are tied together by M bolts and nuts:

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Wood screws have only been used for the reinforcement of non-detachable bonds.

The cockpit rack (side stays and roof beams) is built for adequate load bearing and torsion resistance:
   
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Some VIER IM POTT shell frame parts have been shortened to make the shell frame fit onto the simulator base plate. The overhead panel is suspended to a roof cross-beam in order to obviate positioning restrictions for the monitors.

The asymmetric cockpit is designed to mimic the A320 original as accurately as possible but adapted to the constraints of a single-seater:

  • The monitors cover the entire outside view.
  • The right hand cockpit window is somewhat smaller than the left one because, from the captain’s seat, the field of vision through the right window is more constricted than through the left window.
  • For aesthetic reasons and to better suit requirements for visual flight operations (e.g. right-hand circling approaches), the field of view from the captain’s seat through the right hand side is moderately larger than in the real A320 cockpit.

The cockpit before installation of the monitors and the enclosure:
   
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All self-made parts except the monitor supports (aluminium profiles) are made of wood, mostly of plywood (6 mm and 4 mm) and square wood strips.

Finished cockpit:
   
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Monitors

Five Samsung 4k TVs arranged as follows:
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To cover the wider of the two display bezels, there is a small overlap of the TVs (not shown in the diagram above).

The outside view is defined by a Prepar3D View Group configured according to the monitor setup. Approximate View Frustum Values are:
   
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The single seater configuration and the floor space restrictions precluded a symmetric arrangement of the monitors. Nevertheless, the visual impression is very appealing and gives a stunning flying experience:
   
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Power Supply

  • Three-phase power supply (PE+N+L1+L2+L3):
    L1    computers, USB hubs, Ethernet switch
    L2    monitors
    L3    Skalarki panels, audio amplifiers
  • L1+L2+L3 are switched on/off by three 12V relays activated by a small rocker switch in the cockpit. There are no high-voltage cables leading to the cockpit. To protect the relays, the in series connection of 16A inrush current limiters is highly recommended as some of the PSUs (Power Supply Units) draw quite a high starting current.

Computer

  • Two high-end PCs:
    Intel Core i7 8700K, 6 Core, overclocked to 4.77 GHz
    16 GB DDR4-RAM, 3GHz
    1 TB Samsung 970 EVO SSD
    ASUS Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti, 11GB GDDR5X
  • The PCs can be switched on and off remotely from the cockpit.

Software

  • Prepar3D Professional Plus  ‖  Skalarki Profiler  ‖  ProSimA320  ‖  FSGlobal Ultimate Next Generation  ‖  ORBX  ‖  Active Sky  ‖  Navigraph Simlink  ‖  Remote Flight Map HD  ‖  Startup Delayer.
  • Prepar3D multichannel configuration:
       Monitors  1  &  5  connected to the host computer
       Monitors  2  &  3  &  4  connected to the client computer
       FrameSyncRate=60

 

It's a honour, to introduce the first VIER IM POTT Flight Simulator in the Seoul Simulation Center in South Korea.

The simulator has been pre-assembled in Germany. The final installation was done by the local team with remote support from us.

Congratulations - Good job!

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We started in 2015 with the clear goal of building an A320 cockpit simulator for commercial use in Leipzig, Germany. At first we had to find a supplier for electrical parts and all required structural components. Ideally for a complete solution. Furthermore we needed a reliably partner who supports us and ensures that we can run our business continuously.

After some research we made contact with VIER IM POTT and after some kind email communication it became clear – we found the right partner for our project. On the pictures of their website everything looked very convincing and original but we wanted to see it in real before investing our money.

We took the chance to visit the production site in Dresden and we were quite impressed about quality of the cockpit components and the knowledge paired with enthusiasm of the VIER IM POTT team. All questions had been answered.

Once decision has been made we very excitingly looking forward to the delivery. Due to the distance to Dresden we picked up components ourselves and started building the simulator in Leipzig. As a very early customer we experienced some minor difficulties but the team was helping fast and solution oriented and we could clearly see that they wanted us to be successful.

Since October 2015 our simulator is on-duty now without any considerable problems. Our customers have a great flying experience and we receive 100 % positive feedback from our guests. Many thanks to VIER IM POTT! Our next simulator will be again from you guys – for sure…!

 

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We received this feedback from Mario almost one year after installation. So we took the chance to visit his simulator in Leipzig. It was fantastic to see his business growing.

Mario has realized so many really great ideas to make a flying event a remarkable experience for his customers. We never saw a simulator build with so much love to details. Many thanks for this experience, Mario! It was a real pleasure working with you.

 

Address:

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04249 Leipzig

Just wanted to tell you that the simulator arrived 15th of April and everyone here is VERY impressed! It looks fantastic, and I can hardly tell the difference from the real thing. It´s now under construction and I will send pictures when it´s all put together. I might have a few questions regarding technical details along the way.
Tell your team that you are all doing a great job, and I will recommend you to anyone who is interested.

Thank you for excellent customer support.

Many thanks for your kind words, Fredrik. Whenever you need assistance please contact us. We are happy to help.

"Thanks.

It took me less than 3 hours and very little help of my wife to build the cockpit frame. Very well done and very simple instructions. Quality is superb and the help from you in the purchasing period was unsurpased. I had a very specific request because some space issues and you kindly provided me a solution that suited my needs."

It was a pleasure to work with you, Julio!

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