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If you are flying nut like me you probably have a couple of adventures you always wanted to try. What stopped you?

Your banker, wife, partner, the FAA, Father Time etc. 

Read on because the Cloud-Flyer will show you how to make these dreams, reality!

WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK?


  WIFE AND PARTNERS

How many pilots have quit flying because their wife thinks it is too dangerous. Partners don’t want you risking your life because it could cripple the company. I crashed breaking my back and almost went bankrupt!

Flying can be dicey and cost far more than it is worth, but the Cloud-Flyer Motion Flight Simulator gives you the thrill and satisfaction with none of the risk.


  YOUR BANKER

The cost of flying a light plane like a Cessna is prohibitive, fuel, insurance and rental or purchase make it something most can’t afford, but what if you want to be an airline pilot.

I know they get paid to do this, but the cost of getting your commercial license is high and you will be in the backwoods flying a Dash 7 or other boring craft until you earn your wings as the captain of an Airbus 380. You then get to fly where they tell you. Only very few like Richard Branson can afford their own airline.

How about being a fighter pilot. First you may not have the education or physique that fits the profile. If you qualify to go through the training, you might make it, one in a hundred does, you will have to give up your life to live on an air force base away from your family and risk being killed every day or worse still sit, on your hands doing boring paperwork waiting for the action.


  ​FAA
Many of the things I have done would have landed me in jail, the hospital or the morgue. 
I flew under the Eiffel tower and Golden Gate Bridge and some of the places I've landed....
You might get a nasty letter from Bill Gates, but the FAA doesn’t give hoot what you do.
You should see the aerobatic show I put on at Oshkosh.

You are only limited by your imagination.

  FATHER TIME
We all get old and the flight surgeon tells us to hang up our flying goggles. Cloud-Flyer doesn’t care.

If you black out from the stress you place on your body… no-one dies, not even you!

  REALISM
You’re probably thinking you can do them on your present Flight simulator and you can, but is it as authentic as you want?
Air Forces and Airline understand that a little motion will fool your brain into thinking it is real and use motion simulators extensively.
Here is where the Cloud-Flyer really shines, an airplane doesn’t go exactly where you point it like an arcade game. You have to lead it in and out of a maneuver or it will oscillate

and be very hard to control. Even the most expensive motion flight simulators don’t have this feature. The Cloud-Flyer has

it... which makes it the most realistic simulator in existence.

You have to initiate an action a split second before you need it like a real aircraft.

Our patented Human Interface System introduces this lead.


Just look at what a CLOUD-FLYER MOTION FLIGHT SIMULATOR will let you do

​You are only limited by your imagination.

  • Cloud-Flyer lets you learn to fly a Cessna 172 or Piper Cub if that is your dream or fly a F 22.
  • Fly anywhere in the world in any kind of weather, in any kind of aircraft.
  • I had a friend with a heart condition that had been a bush pilot in the Yukon. He spent his last few years reliving the bush pilot days in one of my simulators.
  • Fight Messerschmitt’s in a P-51 mustang in France or tangle with Migs over Hanoi.
  • Can’t sleep, get up and fly to Hong Kong in your Lear Jet until you can’t keep your eyes open.
  • Cloud-Flyer will let you jump the queue to the left seat of a Boeing 777 flying a dream route to Rio.

Cloud-flyer Motion Flight Simulator will let you experience these adventures with more realism than you could ever imagine.

Whatever you dream, you can do in the Cloud-flyer at an affordable cost


What is a CLOUD-FLYER MOTION flight simulator?

  • The Cloud-Flyer is an unpowered basic motion flight simulator built to a rigorous standard that will impress pilots used to trusting their lives to a machine. 
  • It duplicates the motion of a flying machine using a gimbled chair which uses pressure on the control stick to upset the balance forcing the chair into the desired attitude. This tells the computer where it has moved and displays it on the screens and creates the lead so hard to duplicate. All this is accomplished without the risk of a hydraulic oil spill, a fire from a pinched, shorted wire or a ruptured airline. The reliability of this system is unbelievable.​
  • The frame is constructed from aircraft quality 6061 aluminum, and powder coated to protect it and provide an impressive appearance. 
  • Being aluminum the shipping weight is less than a third what a steel unit would be making for a huge reduction in shipping cost.
  • All fittings and connectors are of the highest quality. The connector at the bottom of the control stick is a hiem joint and on the top is a custom fitting for joining the Saitek X-56 Rhino handle.
  • The Saitek X-56 joystick is the perfect controller. It offers so many features, like the separate throttle and no buttons on the base which is mounted under the seat.
  • The software allows you to customize the controls easily, even reversing axis.
  • It works with multiple monitors, virtual reality goggles and projectors.
  • It works with all flight simulator software which allow USB joystick connection.
  • It takes up very little space, less the four feet long and three feet wide.
  • It doesn't require a team of technicians to keep it running.
  • It doesn't cost millions of dollars!


My latest design has dealt with the gremlins that had appeared.

  • Bulk and weight have always made shipping expensive. It now can be built to pack in one box the size of the chair, but that box is too heavy for the couriers so I packaged it into in two boxes of less than 5 cubic feet creating the cheapest possible shipping size.
  • Getting in has been an issue, so a floor made it simpler to get aboard. 
  • Wheels mounted on the front of the pitch frame keep it stable when entering or exiting and make it easy to move around. You pick up the back and it acts like a wheelbarrow.
  • ​The handle on the control stick was breaking with aggressive pilot so I designed a reinforced connector.
  • Too sensitive was addressed by lowering the attachment of the control spring and the center of gravity of the roll frame. The controls are now less touchy and the stick is self centering when released.
  • I added more pitch pivot points so the balance for heavy or light pilots can be set over a wider range.
  • The trim is simple, the chair is just slides in a slot and held in place by a rubber block under he seat. The seat is a roto-molded plastic unit that is very sturdy and comfortable.
  • Assembly of past units can take a few hours while I assembled the new one in just over an hour. One of the things that contribute to the ease of assembly is the use of threaded inserts so nuts are not required in most connections. The number of fasteners was reduced dramatically.


What does the cost? 

Almost nothing when you figure an hour rental in a Cessna will be over $200 and the insurance on the same plane will be several thousand dollars per year. It is a bargain at $2999.

If you are flying an F-18 or Boeing 777, Taxiing to the runway will burn more $$$ in fuel.


 I recently tried the Cloud-Flyer with a pair of VR glasses and was blown away. Not only is the vision in 3D but all your other senses react. When I did my first dive I was astonished by the stomach in my throat feeling of a fast elevator ride.
It is the final piece in the puzzle. With the two technologies combined it is closer to being there than I could have ever imagined. I have ordered VR googles and will be taking the Cloud-Flyer on the road, touring air and trade shows giving people the opportunity to experience the reality of this simulator.

if you'd like one of my latest designs or a schedule of where I will be displaying, contact me.