Price drags down 'lightweight' flight simulator

At $3,000, it's supposed to be offered at "a price the armchair pilot can afford."

Dreamflyer

These days, "lightweight" and "compact" aren't adjectives commonly used to describe game simulators, especially if you're shopping for one at FAO Schwarz with a budget in the neighborhood of $300,000. But those are ostensibly among the selling points for the "Dreamflyer," which is being marketed as a relatively uncomplicated system--a characteristic that certainly bucks current trends.

The simulator is supposedly more sensitive to player controls than other systems, responding to "pilot-induced roll and pitch oscillation" captured by sensors under the chair and displayed on the screen, according to Pocket-Lint. There's one aspect of the Dreamflyer, however, that's decidedly not lightweight: the cost.

The system, which is advertised as bearing "a price the armchair pilot can afford," reportedly goes for about $3,000. We had no idea that armchair pilots lived so high on the hog.

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