The Total Immersive Experience

The Matrix Flier gives you a 180-degree view in a completely enclosed full motion, full-scale Cessna 182 size cockpit, surround sound, infrasonic vibration, and forced feedback felt through the control yoke and rudders.

We will be launching our first pre-production Matrix Simulator at the Flight SimExpo 2021 in San Diego September 24-26th.
Visit us at booth 117.

This Saturday Livestream (09/24/21):

The Matrix Flight Experience

The Matrix Flier provides the pilot and passenger with a realistic non-VR total immersion of the senses. It consists of 180-degree forward imagery in a completely enclosed full-scale Cessna 182 size cockpit, with surround sound, infrasonic vibration, and forced feedback felt through the control yoke and rudders. This immersion is experienced within every phase of a flight. With the vision, sound, vibration, physical forces felt and precise movement of the entire cockpit enclosure, you will have a nearly total immersive experience of an actual fight in a general aviation aircraft. After a very short time you will forget that you are not actually flying!

Build It Yourself

The Matrix Flier will be initially sold as a Do It Yourself (DIY) kit. All materials necessary to assemble it will be provided. It’s like a very sophisticated Ikea product except extensive assembly is required. No special tools are necessary, only basic hand tools and a battery powered hand drill and impact driver for securing fasteners are needed. The entire MF (both versions, with and without 3D motion control) can be built in any average room (spare bedroom, den or entertainment room) with a 32″ or wider door and an 8′ 6″ floor to ceiling or higher. It can be built with only one person and these basic tools. No glue is required. All components are secured with screws, bolts and other threaded fasteners.

Portable

Will Fit Through a Bedroom Door

The entire assembled MF is built from 3 modules and one floor all bolted together at final assembly. An additional motion control module is optional and is attached to the under side of the MF. Each of 3 modules (an aft, middle and forward), the floor, subfloor and rear door is built separately in the room that it will be assembled. Once built, the major subassemblies are bolted together to form the completed cockpit less its outer skin and inner upholstery. All monitors, avionics, instrument panel, radio stack, controls and electronics including 2 PCs are then connected.

With this design, the entire assembled cockpit can be dis-assembled into 4 or 5 pieces (depending on whether it is the motion control version or not) and carried through a standard 23” bedroom door. The significance of this is that anyone who is living in a condo, apartment or house can now have their own full scale cockpit enclosure without needing a basement or garage that provides large doors or require extensive dis-assembly to remove them when you move to another home.

Precision Motion Control

Precision motion control is capable of moving the 600 pound MF (1000 pounds with 2 people and appropriate seating) in any direction about a 3D point in space allowing synchronized roll, pitch and yaw movements in real time. The motion corresponds in real time with what the virtual aircraft would be experiencing at every moment of its movement from taxi to takeoff to cruise to landing.

You’ll Forget You’re in a Simulator

This virtual aircraft provides the pilot and passenger with a realistic total immersion of the senses. It consists of 180 degree HD video imagery in a completely enclosed full- scale Cessna 182 size cockpit, sound and infrasound, and forced feedback felt through the control yoke and rudders. This immersion is experienced with each phase of a flight, from pre-flight, startup, clearance delivery, taxi, run-up, runway hold, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent, and landing. With the vision, sound, vibration, physical forces felt, and precise movement of the entire cockpit enclosure, you will have a nearly total immersive experience of an actual fight in a general aviation aircraft. After a very short time you will forget that you are not actually flying!

“You’ll Forget You’re in a Simulator” 

Fly from and to anywhere in the world with ATC guidance.

Faithfully Realistic

The instrument panel and adjacent controls consist of a large 27” touch screen and linked physical dual concentric knobs that allow you to touch any instrument or avionic and by physically rotating the knobs, you will be rotating the corresponding control knobs on the screen.

In addition there are several physical controls that include throttles, prop, mixture (with a full vernier and/or locking mechanism), flaps, elevator trim, parking brake, fuel selector and shut off and dual headset plug in interface unit that connects real world aviation headsets to the PC for communication with AI or actual ATC cloud based controllers.

The radio stack is a near replica of a typical stack found in general aviation planes. It consists of a Garmin 530 Nav/Com moving map, audio panel, KN155 Nav/Com, transponder, and autopilot. The control buttons, knobs and display lights are a faithful reproduction of the real world avionics that they emulate.

Flight Training

The software allows for pilot training with an AI, cloud based or actual instructor. Virtually any flight situation can be simulated including malfunctions of any instrument, avionic, engine and/or structural failures and emergency flight situations. Flight training and flight scenarios can be set up for both VFR and IFR operations.

Prototype Gallery

All images are of prototypes under development. Final pre-production model expected by 2nd quarter of 2022.

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