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How simple is the setup process?
The Atomic A3 comes in as little as 5 pieces depending on the package. No assembly is required for the actual motion system. Simply slide in the foot rest and attach the chair with the 4 provided nuts. After the simulator has been assembled and Actuate Motion has been installed on your computer, the software will automatically begin looking for the connection. Simply plug in the Atomic A3 using any available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your computer. Launch Actuate Motion and you are ready to play! Some games require a first time setup for best results. Instructions for any of these games can be found in the installation directory, or accessed directly through Actuate Motion.
Does the Atomic A3 offer multiplayer experiences?
Yes! The Atomic A3 Full Motion Simulator offers multiple multiplayer experiences including racing, flight, and space simulations. With a stable internet connection you can network simulators together over multiple locations
How easy is it to convert the racing system to the flight system?
Swapping controls out for various simulations is a simple process that requires 5-10 minutes of down time. Although all required controls for a racing and flight simulation can be mounted on the Atomic A3 simultaneously, it is not advised to do this in commercial environments.
How far can the units move along each axis?
There are 2 degrees of freedom with +/- 13.5 degrees (total 27 degrees of motion) on each axis, which is plenty of movement to achieve immersion in virtual reality. The software simulates the forces one would feel while in the virtual experiences rather than following the movement 1:1. This allows us to achieve and maintain the highest levels of immersion throughout the experience with a compact and portable design.
What is the warranty? How do I resolve something breaking after the warranty is up?
The minimum warranty is one year, but our distributors offer extended warranty cover to replace any parts that are broken from normal every day use of the simulator. In the unlikely scenario that a part needs to be replaced at the end of the warranty, you can come back to us to obtain replacement components.
What is the estimated shipping time after I order an Atomic A3?
We will attempt to deliver the Atomic A3 as quickly as possible. The standard delivery time is 30 to 60 days although we can accommodate rush orders for an additional fee.
What is the shipping cost?
We will ask for the shipping address and give an accurate shipping quote along with your system quote.
Does Talon Simulations offer rentals for the Atomic A3 Full Motion Simulator?
Talon simulations does not currently offer rentals although we do work with multiple rental companies. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on which companies offer the Atomic A3 in your area.
Do you have a demo system I can try?
For locations where you can try an A3, please visit the page Where to Try
Can the A3 simulator be used with a console
The A3 Motion Simulator operates as a PC peripheral only. It is not currently supported by gaming consoles, mobile devices etc.
Do I have to use virtual reality?
You are not required to use a virtual reality headset. It is possible to place the simulator in front a large TV, projector, or a monitor. If you are using a head mounted display, you can also use a monitor so that others can see your game.
What kind of simulations do you offer?
We support a variety of experiences including racing, flight, roller coaster, space, and many other cockpit based experiences. We are also capable of creating branded or themed experiences upon request.
Will the Atomic A3 work with custom developed content and 360 videos?
Yes! You will be provided with the VC++ SDK, a plugin for Unity & Unreal4. Once installed, everything you need to integrate the Atomic A3 with your custom content can be found in Actuate Motion’s installation directory.
Can I reconfigure the Atomic A3 to work with my custom experience?
Yes! The basic package is an ideal motion base to use for custom applications. We offer custom brackets to mount to any side or bottom mounted racing seats. There are also multiple mounting points to reconfigure the Atomic A3 for unique experiences such as a virtual wing suit.
How much does the system weigh?
The simulator weighs approximately 70kg when packaged for shipping. The Atomic A3 is built with caster wheels on the back for quick mobility. The Technical Specification ‘Transporation & Stowage section contains more details.
Is there a user weight limit?
The maximum payload of the rider + controllers is 140 kg (308 lbs). The Technical Specification ‘Key Data’ section contains more details.
How much space does the Atomic A3 require during operation?
The area of the motion base is 68 x 63 cm (27 x 25 inches) when it is set up and ready for use. It is recommended to set aside an area of at least 2 m x 1 m (approx 6.5’ x 3’) if the simulator is being used in a commercial setting. The Technical Specification ‘Key Data’ section contains more details.
What type of power supply or cables are required?
The Atomic A3 can be powered with a single standard wall outlet. We include the power proper power cable for your country with every order. A Single USB is required to connect the simulator to your computer. This will also be included with every order. The Technical Specification ‘Key Data’ section contains more details.
What type of PC hardware is required for these devices?
Although the PC requirements to run the Actuate Motion software, which drives the A3, are minimal, we recommend a minimum core i7 processor, Geforce GTX 980Ti graphics card or above to run most games.. We do not support game consoles at this time. The Technical Specification ‘PCs & Displays’ section contains more details.
Can these units work in a commercial environment? How long is the unit expected to run between repairs?
The Atomic A3 has been used consistently in commercial settings for over 5 years. Your distributor will advise you on maintenance and warranty. Our normal time frame for maintenance inspection is after around 6000 hours of use.