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    Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    Now there’s an answer to your flight sim-motion desires that won’t break the bank, the lightweight, non-powered Dreamflyer.
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    Re: Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    * * * Biggles flies undone! * * *

    Seriously, though, it's a shedload of money for what is, effectively, just a few bits of bent tubing and a chair - and it's not even powered. More realistic price would be $300, any more and it's a rip-off, even allowing for the generous load limit - presumably designed for the 'average' american gamer...

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    Re: Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    I reckon Zak33 would love this for his IL-2 session

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    Re: Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    You can't even buy the controls for $300. It's all allum tubing and with the price of metal these days. Of course there is the cost of manufacturing too. So if you think that you can make it for $300. I'll buy one.

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    Re: Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    It's all allum tubing and with the price of metal these days. Of course there is the cost of manufacturing too. So if you think that you can make it for $300. I'll buy one.
    I don't think that the metal is that expensive - for example, check out the prices for alloy tubing here :
    The Aluminium Shop Alloy 6082T6 - General Purpose Engineering Grade
    and that's without any bulk discount. You can get odd lengths even cheaper from a decent scrap yard. If I wanted something like this, I probably would build one. But I don't - so I won't - I'd rather spend the money on time in a real aircraft!

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    Re: Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    Thanks for the info on the tubing. I had no idea just how much it cost. 1 3/4 is 34.84 a foot, that's Euro's. Roughly $50. There is approx 29 foot on the Dreamflyer. $1400. or so. Even with a discount. I would much rather spend my time in a plane too, but just can't get out as much as I would like. Next best thing I guess.

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    Re: Motion sickness in your living room with Dreamflyer

    Greealien, Sorry I screwed up on the price, the lengths were in metric and my conversions were off. I found some sites in North America. I thought that it was priced by the foot, but it's in 6 foot lengths. So that does make it a lot cheaper than I thought. I decided to buy a Dreamflyer anyways. Well my wife bought it for me. Now I have to share it. It's pretty cool flying in a dark room. I managed to land on the aircraft carrier at night. Took a few tries.

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