FAQ


Versatile Simulator System FAQ


Why is the Versatile Simulator System better than other simulators?

We believe the special features of our VSS make it stand out from our competitors. The computer including graphics card(s) and liquid cooling system are housed in a single case mounted on rails underneath the floor plate of the VSS. This arrangement allows for rapid removal and replacement of component parts and fault diagnosis. The exceptional construction, quality and finish ensures the VSS stands out from the crowd and allows you to offer a selection of activities including helicopter, plane and racing car options whilst having to purchase and manage one single machine. The quick simple swapping of controls and functions ensure smooth transition between the vast number of possible scenarios.


Why does only the seat move?

Force feedback is transported through the seat and steering wheel with accurate data and dynamics from the software. The end result is much more than just a great looking image on the screen; it’s the immersive feeling of actually being on track.


What is the size of the Versatile Simulator System?

When completely assembled with the screen sub-frame the VSS occupies approximately 244cm (L) 305cm (W) 160cm (H) floor space.


Will the VSS fit into my house?

With the screen sub-frame disassembled, the Versatile Simulator System is 92 cm wide.


How hard is it to move?

The VSS can be broken down and moved by two adults by hand. The integrated wheels combined with leveling feet allow the device to be moved around and located in venues efficiently and with ease. The adjustable leveling feet ensure a quick stable platform is achieved.


Does it need to be bolted down? What about surface preparation?

Unlike other motion simulators the Versatile Simulator System can be set up on any surface and does not require bolting down.


What kind of power does it need?

The VSS uses approximately 220-240 volts and requires a 1.kkw Generator. No special plugs or connectors are required.


Can the VSS be modified for inexperienced users?

The VSS includes controller pre-sets making it accessible for experienced and inexperienced users. The modular format enables the device to be configured to your exact needs.


How many possible scenarios can the VSS provide?

We can provide licenses for most of the popular software options. The VSS can simulate thousands of different scenarios for racing cars, airplane and helicopter. A multitude of cars are available from road saloon cars on the Nubergring Track to formula 1 racing on Silverstone Circuit. Users can experience more than 30 aircraft, spanning the aviation industry and its history. Aircraft included range from the Bell 206 Jet Ranger and Cessna 172 to the Space Shuttle and the B-2 Bomber. The VSS uses X-Plane helicopter software this includes the following aircraft. Robinson R22, Bell 206, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Sikorsky H-3 Sea King, Boing CH-47 Chinook, and Bell AH-1 “Attack” Cobra.

There are several flight regions available i.e. Grand Canyon (Arizona), Catalina (California), Big Bear (California), Juneau (Alaska), Provost (Canada) and the fictitious Canyons. Other great features include weather modeling, simulated system failures and instructor-controlled conditions.


Can you build custom content?

Absolutely, whether it’s a replica of a vintage car for personal use, a private track, in-game branding, cars and game for marketing and promotional activities, we can create it.


How much do Simulator Logic simulators cost?

This will depend on the configuration you require us to build. Our bespoke simulators are manufactured by hand and the cost will depend on the specification given by the customer.


Can your simulators be shipped? If so, how much does it cost?

Simulator Logic simulators can be shipped worldwide. Please call or email us for a cost estimate for domestic and international orders.


How do I pay for my simulator?

Our methods of payment are: bank transfer, check, and American Express. Attractive lease-to-own options are also available.


How soon will my simulator be built?

Our simulators are hand-built to order on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery runs approximately 60-90 days but will depend on demand at the time your order is made.


How long does it take to set up the Versatile Simulation System after delivery?

We will have your VSS up and running in less than 2 hours. Personal installation and training are standard with every purchase.


What’s the warranty?

The warranty cover will be agreed between the company and the customer. Major components like the displays and custom built simulation PC are generally covered by a warranty between one and three years. We scratch build your simulator to the highest levels of quality and performance. The design construction and operating protocols built into every product ensure our simulations have experienced a minimal hardware failure rate. In the unlikely event of any kind of hardware malfunction the customer has the option of replacing the part themselves or having Simulator Logic do it for them. This applies to upgrades as well.


Can you hire or lease a Versatile Simulator System from SLL?

We offer lease, hire or purchase options on the VSS. In addition Simulator Logic offers a service for corporate events, promotions, parties etc. Find out more about our hire simulator service by clicking on the entertainment button on the menu bar.



Plane and Helicopter Simulators FAQ


What are the benefits of simulator training for aviation enthusiasts?

There are many benefits of simulator training including cost reduction, all weather flying, post flight analysis and improved flight safety.


What skills can be practiced using the R22 and R44 Robinson Simulators?

Our helicopter simulators provide high performance quality devices to allow rehearsal and practice for most of the exercises required for the Private Pilot Licence or Commercial Pilot Licence. This includes emergency training and simulator practice.

Simulator Emergency Training includes- Partial panel (vacuum system), system failures (clutch, tail-rotor, etc.), power loss & engine failure, instrument failures, navigation aid failures, and communication system failures.

Simulator Practice includes- flight maneuvers, VOR tracking (intercepting and tracking), standard and non-standard holds, developing good scan habits.

Approaches: - full and radar vectored precision, non-precision (VOR, NDB), GPS and radar.


How can SLL aeroplane and helicopter simulators save me money?

Utilising our aeroplane and helicopter simulators can help considerably reduce the cost of flight training. Low hourly rates in our simulators are a significant safer alternative to expensive real flight hours. Costs are further reduced by increased efficiency for a wide range of complex tasks. Potentially hazardous scenarios as well as the routine such as time consuming real world site reconnaissance or basic flying and hovering familiarisation. All these can be accomplished in your own time in our helicopter and fixed wing simulators. Moreover, with aviation fuel and operating costs rising in all areas of aviation, using our simulators gives individuals and flight training schools the opportunity to reduce flight training costs in an ecologically friendly and safe environment.


What makes Simulator Logic Helicopter and Aeroplane Simulators special?

Our Simulators have been designed, developed and manufactured to provide the best static simulation experience available. Our simulators have unique dual controls and bespoke software and can be custom built to client specification. Simulator Logic will scratch build your simulator to the highest levels of quality and performance. We can also build your simulator using a real aircraft shell.


Can you hire or lease a helicopter or fixed wing simulator from SLL?

We offer lease, hire or purchase options on unrivalled, affordable, dual-controlled helicopter and fixed wing simulators. In addition Simulator Logic offers a service for corporate events, promotions, parties etc. Find out more about our hire simulator service by clicking on the entertainment button on the menu bar.


How does using a helicopter or aeroplane simulator improve safety?

Pilot safety can be greatly improved by using one of our simulators, with post flight analysis and real time Air Traffic Control as well as engine, systems and instruments failures. Additionally, simulation of other air traffic at global locations and airports with variable weather conditions significantly alleviate the potential hazards of real world helicopter flying training, licence renewal and currency.


Does Simulator Logic provide a refit service?

SLL provides a refit service to clients who have existing flight decks / cockpits requiring instrumentation. We can customise our gauges to replicate just about any instrument, gauge or display. Our engineering capability also ensures that existing controls can be interfaced to provide you with exceptional performance and a rewarding experience in your simulator. If you have your own aircraft shell we will assist you to integrate our instruments and controllers into your project to ensure a professional finish to your project.


Are there other types of simulators that SLL can build for the public or companies?

Simulator logic designs and manufactures unique custom-built flight simulators for flying schools, military, police, training pilots, individual enthusiasts and entertainment. As well as aviation and racing car simulators we can also build or refit car simulators, HGV / truck simulators, boat simulators, train simulators and we have the potential to build many more.


What kind of after service support do you provide?

It is our aim to provide unparalleled customer support and after-sales service, providing superior set-up and back-up services where and whenever it is needed. Each client will receive individual expertise from our highly qualified staff in order to achieve maximum benefits, minimum costs and optimum investment from our products. We have secure workshops to house your simulator whilst we are working on it. Contact us whatever your simulation requirements, whether rotary, fixed wing aircraft or any other form of simulated flight or motion simulator.


How long does it take Simulator logic to build a helicopter or fixed wing simulator?

Our bespoke simulators are hand-built to order on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery runs approximately at a minimum of three months but will be subject to demand at the time your order is made. This will also depend on the configuration you require us to build.


How much does a helicopter or fixed wing simulator cost?

Our bespoke simulators are manufactured by hand and the cost will depend on the specification given by the customer. Please contact us for more information.


Does SLL provide custom solutions for clients?

Whatever your simulation requirement be it, Aviation, Marine or Land based we can provide a custom solution to suit your requirements.


Gauges and Instruments FAQ


Can Simulator Logic gauges and instruments be integrated into my own aircraft shell?

If you have your own aircraft shell we will assist you to integrate our instruments and controllers into your simulator to ensure a professional finish to your project.


Do you provide custom built simulator solutions for gauges and instruments?

Whatever your simulator gauge or instrument requirement Simulator Logic can provide a solution for you. We can customise our gauges to replicate just about any instrument, gauge or display. We also provide a refit service to clients who have existing flight decks / cockpits requiring instrumentation. In addition we can provide solutions with our instruments and gauges for real life aircraft.


Can you explain “Pro Series” Master Gauges?

Our Master Gauges provide the simulator designer with a versatile high performance quality instrument. Designed from the outset for use in a wide range of simulators and indicating systems. Each Master Gauge can directly drive a maximum of three Slave Gauges. The Master Gauge is easily interfaced with most microcontroller cards. We provide a range of interface devices including USB .These gauges will also fit inside the Simkits gauge cases.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Supply 5V DC
Direction Control TTL 5V
Stepping frequency TTL 5V 7.2KHz MAX (600°/S)
PCB Diameter 76mm


What is QUIS?

(QUANTATIVE WARNING INDICATING SYSTEM) This system is easily retrospectively fitted to our Pro Master and Pro Slave gauges. Building on our outstanding back-lit gauges the use of colour-changing pointers increases the training benefits and adds many features not available from any other simulator system. When a value is reaching a critical or specific status the pointer can be made to flash or illuminate in any colour.


How are the ‘Pro Series Gauges’ special?

Our “PRO” series of instruments and gauges are precision engineered and specifically designed to cater for the most discerning and demanding simulator builders and manufacturers. Our Pro Series Gauges offer exceptional performance and clarity in daylight, reduced light and even total darkness. These dimmable backlight displays use the latest lighting technologies to produce the most versatile simulator gauges available.


What if I have more questions?

Feel free to email us or call us anytime at 01286 830931.

All the information given above was accurate at the time of publication. This may change in the course of time as new products evolve.