Simtec’s HEXaFLITE® Flying Theater Ride represents the new generation of flying theater indoor simulator attractions. With a breathtaking initial movement the visitors are tilted in front of the screen and experience a high dynamic fully immersive simulator ride.
A spherical dome projection screen with up to 26m diameter is set around the 6-degrees-of-freedom (6-DOF) tilted motion platform. Linear accelerations with up to+/- 20° around all axes provide a realistic flying experience for the visitors.
The advantage of the new HEXaFLITE® design is the ease of entering and leaving the motion platform.
A special design of the motion system makes it possible to enter the platform in horizontal position, take a seat and close the shoulder bar. From this position the motion platform is tilting down in front of the screen. The visitors’ feet are lifted in the air and all of them have seats just in front of the screen feeling like individuals flying in the scenery of the movie – a unique sensation. With the extensive dynamics and movement in all directions and around all axes visitors will have a perfect immersion with the content of the movie. The attraction story line can be based on any kind of vehicle which is taking the visitors on an amazing journey. It can be a real life action thrill or a computer animation with all the exciting effects possible with this technology. Dynamic sequences can be mixed with soaring elements in the movie.
Simtec is offering HEXaFLITE® as a turn-key system including the ride system, screen, projection system, audio-video system and even movie content if requested. Versions with 16, 40, 72 and 80 seats are available. Ask us for your special design. Special effects for wind, scent, spritz and vibration are an option.
HEXaFLITE® - “Made in Germany”
6-DOF (degrees-of-freedom) motion platform moving forward/backward, left/right, up/down and turn around longitudinal, lateral and vertical axis. Visitor seats on an open platform with railings around the platform, safety shoulder bar with redundant locking. Installed in front of a spherical dome projection screen with 180° horizontal by 110° vertical visual field of view. Breathtaking initial movement from docking position to operational position with people in vertical arrangement with feet in the air. Horizontal docking position and vertical operational position.
German TÜV approval according European ride standard EN 13814 and Chinese CSEI approval, others on request
6-DOF hydraulic motion platform with hydraulic launching system
Versions with 16, 40, 72 and 80 seats
Capacity between 160 and 800 visitors per hour with 6 minutes cycle time and 3.5 minutes movie
The most famous project in 2010 was the motion ride system with 6+2 degrees of freedom for the Shanghai Pavilion on the World EXPO in Shanghai.
Based on this success we have a very strong position on the Chinese market. Most of out HEXaFLITE® systems in production will be delivered to Chinese customers.
Customers such as the Autostadt, the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Wanda in China or the ZOOM Erlebniswelt are the most important references of the last years.
Take your benefit from our experience in the field of aerospace, automotive industry and entertainment simulation for customers around the world.
Our entertainment customers are amusement parks, zoos, museums and exhibitions.
Trust in our efficiency. The Future of Entertainment – Made by Simtec