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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 18 2018 8:03 AM UTC +00:00.

cockpitphdBy cockpitphd
First created
cockpitphdBy cockpitphd
First created
HK$ 45
pledged of HK$ 280,000pledged of HK$ 280,000 goal
4
backers
39hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 18 2018 8:03 AM UTC +00:00.

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About

Background 

The first flight simulator was developed in 1977, more than 30 years from now. Nowadays, most of the commercial airlines are using flight simulator to train up their cadets, strengthen the flying skills of the officers and captains. 

For home and personal use, we had Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 back in 1982, until today we have Prepare3D which is running on the 64-bit platform. Despite that the flight simulator has already been developed for a long time, the associated hardware and attachments are still standing at the high prices, thousands and millions of USD. That is why today most of the simmers are still using their keyboard, mouse and simple joystick as the “flight control”.   

Cockpit phD® was founded in 2014 and our mission is “to provide the highest quality of flight simulator equipment to enhance the flight sim experiences as well as the realism at economical and affordable prices to the general public”. Throughout the years, we developed a wide-range of affordable flight simulator hardware, especially in 2017 we successfully launched our Pro-Panel series which is enhancing the simmers' experience. 

Moving to 2019, we are planning to evolve this notion to the next level – creating a mini Airbus overhead for flight simulators. Unfortunately, we are encountering some technical difficulties so we are looking for extra funds to execute our plan. As soon as this mini Airbus overhead is completed, we will bring this technology and develop the Boeing 737 and 777 version mini overhead panels, and later full size one,for the Home cockpit and simmers. We commit that all the mentioned products will be priced at the lowest in the market until 2022 in return for all the supports from the flight sim community. 

Who are we? 

Cockpit phD® comes the closest to the flight simulation enthusiasts for utmost realism with state-of-art technology. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of flight simulator equipment to enhance the flight experiences as well as the realism at economical and affordable prices to the general public. With the Cockpit phD® products, it will increase the fun of the simulation by adding extra realism through the use of our products! As for our continuing mission - to enhance the realism of the flight simulation, more accessories and equipment are currently in development. 

Project Details 

We are developing the mini Airbus overhead panel for flight simulator, like the sample below: 

Specifications

High Quality Push Buttons and Toggles
High Quality Push Buttons and Toggles
  • Dimension: 17.8cm (H), 40.6cm (W), 7.6cm (D)
  • Material: Case – Aluminum Annoy, Panel – Laser cut and engraved Aluminum Annoy 
  • Color: Airbus Grey
  • Module included: Exterior Lights module, Hydraulic (HYD) module, Electrical (ELEC) module, Fuel module and a 6-button customized module of your choice (Default: ADIRU & APU)
  • OS Support: Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) , 8 and 10 -
  • Platform Support: Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Microsoft Flight Simulator X – Steam, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (v1.0 – 4.3), X-Plane 10 and 11
  • Optional Software: FSUIPC and LINDA
Back Mount
Back Mount

Features

  • USB Plug and Play 
  • All the push buttons with LED lite 
  • Compatible with built-in aircrafts and payware 
  • 1-year global warranty 
  • FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

Whenever we complete the production, we will deliver the corresponding reward(s) to the backer with NO extra charge for shipping, as long as you are living on earth.  

Risks and challenges

This is not a “rocket-science” project and therefore we have full confident that this project will eventually go-live with no risk given that sufficient fund can be raised. The most challenging part is the development and production timeline. Our ultimate goal is to deliver this new year gift to our backers in January 2019.

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