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VirtualFly OVO-04 maintenance study

The OVO-04 full motion flight simulator exceeds 2,500 hours of flight at factory without requiring the replacement of any mechanical or electrical parts.



VirtualFly has had an OVO-04 unit on automatic flight twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for several months at its factory in Spain.

The aim of this study was to demonstrate the operational capability of the OVO-04 full motion flight simulator in extended use situations such as those made by flight schools or virtual flight centres.

This study also proves the low operating cost of the simulator, the low technical training required for its daily operations and its ability to meet Heavy Duty use.

The unit also accumulates more than 10,000 km. of road travel and more than 800 flight tests as another proof of its durability towards exhaustive promotional and training operations.

During this time, a part of other parameters, readings were taken of the temperature in the simulation room by comparison with the four motors motioning the two axes (roll and pitch) without any parameters exceeding the limits provided by the manufacturer of the engines.

ROI (Return of Investment).
Assuming that each of these 2500 hours had been paid by customers at an average price of 60 euros and subtracting all direct costs attributable, the machine would have achieved a turnover equivalent to almost three times its acquisition cost, showing that its durability coupled with the versatility of experiences provided makes it a highly profitable aviation asset and value-added tool for a multitude of entertainment and training purposes. Assuming an average of four hours at every day service, depreciation had occurred within a year of operation.

Unit Summary OVO-04 Advanced GA Cabin (Mooney M20J) Analog

Study: 2,536 h.
Demo Tour: 11,452 Km
Demo Flights: 811

Acquisition Cost: 49,900 euros
Public Time Price: 60 euros
Amortization Direct: 831 hours

Power Consumption: 400 w. / H.
Dimensions: 2m. X 2m. 2.2 X width
Weight: 1,000 kg

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