Full Motion Flight Simulator
Redbird™ Training Devices—full-motion AATD … can simulate the G1000, Avidyne, & “6-Pack”
Redbird FMX—full-motion experience
The FMX is the flagship model of the Redbird family. It is a superior-quality, full-motion, feature-rich Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) priced with real-world flight training organizations in mind. With standard features that are anything but standard such as wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit, reconfigurable cockpit, scenario-based training compatibility and, of course, an electric motion platform, the FMX serves up a level of realism that is simply unavailable in other training devices on the market.
Motion Without Commotion
The idea of using motion to enhance the flight simulation experience is nothing new. In fact motion simulation has been used to train pilots since 1929. However the expense of motion simulation has kept it largely out of reach of all but the largest training operations.
From the start, Redbird committed themselves to building a superior, safe, and cost-effective alternative for motion simulation. That’s why Redbird developed an all-electric platform that provides fluid and consistent motion, without requiring you to run a special power line into your building. The platform is quieter and smoother than pneumatic systems and smaller, cleaner and more affordable than hydraulic systems. And because Redbird developed their simulators with every flight school in mind, it fits through a standard doorway for assembly, operates under an 8 foot ceiling.
Keep Your Arms and Legs Inside the Cockpit At All Times
Immersing the pilot in the simulation is essential to selling sensation of flight. Sitting in a corner at a desktop trainer might help to train certain skills, but it will never be confused for real flight. You have to isolate the pilot and instructor from the outside world so that they can be totally focused on the simulation. That’s why the Redbird FMX comes equipped with a light-weight aluminum cockpit enclosure. Not only does this help to immerse the pilot in the simulation, but it also isolates the student and instructor from outside distractions that can easily derail a training session.
Have a look around
A great visual system is essential for a training device to be truly effective and versatile. And if you want to train complex maneuvers such as turns around a point, circling approaches or even basic pattern work, one forward looking screen is not going to cut it. That's why the Redbird FMX is equipped with six monitors dedicated only to external views. This high-quality, wrap-around visual system helps to sell the sensation of flight and enhances training at all levels by allowing you to train procedures and maneuvers that are not possible with other flight training devices.
The Redbird FMX is built with exceptional flight training in mind. To that end, every simulator features a copy of our advanced instructor’s station software that can be run from a Windows XP laptop or tablet PC. The station allows the instructor to monitor and control aspects of flight such as equipment failures and special weather situations. It also allows the instructor to quickly reposition the flight, pause or end the flight, and even replay a recorded flight.
Don't Settle for One ... You Can Have Them All
Most simulators on the market today represent one type of aircraft only, but most flight schools use a variety of aircraft to train their students. The FMX is reconfigurable to allow you to use one simulator to represent all of the airplanes in your training fleet. Each simulator comes with one configuration of your choice, from the Redbird library of aircraft. Additional configurations may be purchased for a small fraction of the cost of a new simulator.
Proper Training is Key
Proper flight training requires an instructor to manage and track a student’s progress. The Redbird FMX is equipped with a USB keying system that allows you to do just that. Each pilot is assigned a unique Redbird pilot key which allows access to the simulator and stores information about flights taken in the FMX. With this key, the instructor can authorize the pilot to fly only those training missions that are applicable to the curriculum. It also allows you to restrict access, store pilot information, record instructor notes and view recordings of the student’s flights during debrief sessions.
The FMX requires a room that is at least 16`x 16` with a ceiling that is at least 8`tall. It is also strongly recommended that the simulator have access to a high-speed Internet connection to allow remote dignostics, support and software updates.