Professional Airplane Simulator Specifications
STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDED IN EVERY PLATINUM SIMULATOR
5 AIRPLANE FLIGHT MODELS WITH APPROPRIATE GAUGES:
DUAL FLIGHT CONTROLS:
AVIONICS STACK - upgraded simulating Bendix/King Gold Crown:
240˚ OUT THE WINDOW VIEW
SOUND SYSTEM: Four channel satellite sub-woofer sound is provided.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS: Virtually all VFR and IFR weather conditions are selectable: rain, winds variable in velocity and direction at various altitudes, cloud types change with altitude and time, visibility changes from 0 to CAVU, including clouds and fog, outside air temperature can vary with altitude and position. All cloud types can be selected. Turbulence severity can be selected at various altitudes. The selected conditions can be saved and used for later flights.
INSTRUCTOR COMMAND CENTER (ICC): The instructor can record flight segments with an inside the cockpit view or with an external view of the aircraft for replay later and immediately re-fly a segment. The mouse, keyboard, printer, and 4 LCD monitors are provided for viewing flight progress along with the setting up of flight conditions for VFR are IFR. The instructor can provide ATC instructions, on the fly weather change with a selection of any meteorological weather condition including any kind of precipitation along with a change in clouds and wind direction at multiple elevations simultaneously from the co-pilot or instructor desk position. Relocate the aircraft, fly with real time weather and local or global changing in route. A fire extinguisher is supplied at the instructor station.
COMPUTERS: One computer runs the out-the-window view, the digital instrument panel and the flight simulation.
Jeppesen 25,000 airport database with associated navaids. The entire earth surface is provided with accurate elevations/obstructions. Includes a backup hard drive with the entire operation system and simulation. Available third party toolset lets you build your own detailed scenery airports, hangars, etc.
COCKPIT AIR-CONDITIONING: RV style air-conditioning is included when installed in mobile classroom.
FULL SIZE COCKPIT: General cockpit interior dimensions are similar to a Cessna 182.
Dual controls with Platinum "Real Feel" (RF) flight controls. Cockpit construction is of SINTRA PVC board, which is extremely rigid and is colored all the way through so it will not chip or peel.
Includes a 4-place intercom, two headsets and sub-woofer sound system. The cockpit is completely self-contained, with computers and monitors mounted on board.
INCLUDED STANDARD EQUIPMENT LIST:
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Our team stands behind each and every simulator we build. Technical support is available by telephone from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday.
MAINTENANCE: The Platinum Professional Airplane Simulator is built around a digital instrument panel, which looks and functions exactly as the real aircraft. A huge maintenance advantage is gained since there are virtually no mechanical parts such as guages to keep running and calibrated.
The Platinum cockpit will require one-fifth to one-tenth of the maintenance required by competitive simulators, while delivering the performance of cockpits costing three to four times as much.
PILOT AND CO-PILOT SEATING: Leather seats are adjustable fore and aft.
POWER REQUIREMENTS: The complete cockpit system will operate on 120V 15 amp or 220V 7 amp circuits. The non-interruptible power supply provides automatic voltage surge and stabilization, and up to 5 minutes emergency operation.
MOBILE CLASSROOM: The entire airplane simulator and instructor desk is supplied in an 18' mobile classroom. A totally self contained system. Insulated side walls, floor, roof and doors. Optional onboard RV style heating and air-conditioning is included. A turnkey package, plug and fly. Optional without mobile classroom for permanent installation.
SETUP AND OPERATION: Platinum simulators are plug and fly. Pre-programmed flight scenarios are available.
Free 2-3 day "train the trainer" training at the Platinum factory is required prior to shipping. Customer authorizes their simulator for shipping at this time.
Price includes a demonstration trip to Carlsbad, California, and you buy the simulator (customer pays travel).
20+ years life expectancy. The airframe can be constantly upgraded.
Shipping, tax, duties, insurance and other fees are additional.
FAA APPROVAL PENDING
HOW THE FAA FEELS ABOUT SIMULATORS
"The use of flight simulators and flight training devices in lieu of aircraft has resulted in a reduction in air traffic congestion, noise and air pollution and training costs. The increased use of flight simulators is also consistent with the national policy for fuel conservation.
Flight simulators provide a safe flight-training environment. They may reduce the number of training accidents by allowing training for emergency situations, such as fire, total loss of thrust, and systems failures, that cannot be safely conducted in flight."
-Part II 14CFR Part I of the Federal Register