At this week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Redbird Flight introduced three new products for its Alloy line of controls for homebuilt simulators, a new visual expansion kit for its larger devices, and updates to Parrot and Scarlet.
Aimed at offering professional grade flight controls for the home simulator builder, Redbird expanded its Alloy product line with the new TH1 single engine throttle, TH2 multiengine throttle, and YK1 yoke.
These new products, in addition to Redbird’s RD1 Rudder Pedals, are designed for simulator enthusiasts looking for high quality, durable controls, company officials noted.
The Alloy line of controllers are compatible with most simulator programs, including Microsoft Flight Simulator, Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3d, and Laminar Research’s X-Plane.
In addition, Redbird announced several upgrades for its FAA approved Aviation Training Devices. The new Horizon Pro visual expansion kit is now available for most Redbird AATD’s including the SD, FMX and MCX, as well as numerous cockpit specific units such as the K35 King Air sim.
This upgrade provides an additional two monitors (now a total of 8) that will allow for an increased visual range of over 260°.
Lockheed Martin Prepar3D version 3 upgrades are also included with the purchase of Horizon Pro.
Redbird also announced updates to its voice recognition software products with the release of Parrot 2.0 and Scarlet 2.0. Parrot provides real world radio communications training that is constantly aware of the state of a flight, allowing it to make and expect the proper calls at the proper times during training. Scarlet allows an instructor to control the simulated world with simple voice commands.