CS-2 PEGASUS

The horse of mythology has arrived.   The new CS-2 is a curvaceous upgrade to our very popular CS-1 Stallion design.   While the footprint and overall size remains very similar, the CS-2 stands apart in that it is considered more suitable for commercial use. 

Like the CS-1, it’s cabin size is very close to that of many Cessna general aviation aircraft, in this case the world renowned Cessna 210.   The cabin gives an accurate feel with ideal ergonomics, yet remains comfortable with enough elbow room for long cross country adventures.   The ceiling is also high enough to accommodate pilot’s up to 6′-4″ (193cm) comfortably. 

The CS-2 is offered in both BareBones kit options as well fully completed RTA and Pro-Line turn key options with all hardware.  For the DIY “home builder” however, the main caveat for the CS-2 is that it is only offered as a DIY kit for those few folks who have access or can gain access to a CnC (computerized milling) facility.   

Due to the curvaceous nature of the doors, windows, and the front cowling and hood, there is no way this model can ever be built using typical home tools in the way most of our other cockpit models can be (such as the CS-1 Stallion).   Therefore purchase of the CS-2 Pegasus is primarily limited to those who either wish to purchase a BareBones kit option, an RTA kit option, or a ProLine option.  

For those few folks who have access to a CnC machining facility, the CS-2  DIY “home build” kit option includes all of the actual digital design files which can immediately be used with any CnC toolpathing software of your choice and includes a very extensive DIY builder manual as well 19 folders of pictures taken during the entire construction process.  In order to use the included design files you will need a 2D CAD program and or just the toolpathing software for creating the cut files that can be used by your CnC machine of choice.  Because everyone’s machine will be different, we do not provide our own toolpathing files, only the design files.

Once again, for the DIY crowd, all design files are included so that you can create the necessary toolpathing files for cutting out all  pieces (save for some vertical wall supports  / roof / rear wall, etc) from 6 sheets of high quality plywood.   Two of the six sheets must be 1″ thick for the main walls which contain the doors and window frames.  As can be seen, the windows also include real Lexan plastic for the ultimate in realism.    Every design file comes with it’s own Read-Me text file and each tells you every last detail required for cuts to be made by CnC or by hand.

Lastly, all DIY purchasers must first sign and return a Sole User Licensing Agreement (SULA) which assigns a build number and allows for building just one CS-2 Pegasus cockpit.  This is necessary due to the sensitive nature of providing our proprietary designwork in a fully digital realm.  These are in fact “the keys to the safe” so to speak.  Therefore strict user licensing is required.

Other key options include two different cowling lengths to choose from as well two exterior skin options of either ABS plastic or real Aluminum.   Never before has the world seen a cockpit like this which accurately reflects the size, shape, and feel of a real aircraft while also having all the functional necessities that a flight simulator requires, all while not sacrificing any quality of materials or craftsmanship.  The CS-2 Pegasus has reared it’s head skyward and is ready for flight.

CS-2 PEGASUS FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ergonomic design based on real general aviation aircraft cockpit dimensions such as the Cessna 210 single / 310 twin.
  • Has ability to use up to 7 displays (2 for instrument panel and 3 to 5 for exterior views).
  • Can house up to three 32″ LCDs for exterior visuals.
  • Can house up to two 24″ LCDs for instrument panel.
  • Main “Out of Window” view is designed for 3 monitors via MTH2Go, ATI Eyefinity, NVidia or 1 to 3 projector(s).
  • Designed to be put close to projection wall for space constraints. (or use the LCD Bonnet with 3 LCDs)
  • A new “function follows form” design which helps to keep total material costs as low as possible (~$1000).
  • For DIY Builders – Must be cut via CnC Machining.
  • Can house GA sim panels from SimKits or VRInsight.
  • Can house GA avionics from GoFlight or Saitek.
  • Can house a GA panel from virtually any retailer.
  • Designed for two pilots to train together.
  • Can house the largest HPTC PC tower.
  • Can install dual mechanical yokes.
  • Can install dual mechanical rudders.
  • Easy to relocate in home or office.
  • Breaks down into modular sections.
  • Totally Immersive sim environment.
  • Basic dimensions are 50″w x 80″l x57″h
  • Base support frame adds 12″ of height

CS-2 PURCHASE OPTIONS

CS-2 DIY Plans Set              $80.00 USD

CS-2 Bare Bones Kit          *$3,440.00 USD 

CS-2 Completed RTA Kit    *$8,400.00 USD

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NOTE: The CS-2 Pegasus was released on September 1st 2015.  We will be updating this page as well the entire website with more pictures and videos over the fall season. 

COCKPIT PURCHASE OPTIONS :

CS-2 DIY Cockpit Blueprints Pack   $ 80.00 USD

  • Includes full digital download DIY package
  • Includes highly detailed plan and elevation drawings
  • Includes all cut templates and pattern cuts, etc.
  • Includes the LCD Bonnet drawings and manual
  • Includes a step-by-step DIY builder manual
  • Includes a free 33 page carpentry guide you can grab HERE
  • Includes Imperial Standard to Metric Conversions
  • Includes photo slideshow links to aid in the DIY process
  • Full builder support by phone & email
  • All for a professionally priced $80.00 (and no ship fee)

To purchase the CS-2 DIY Pack see the PURCHASE-BUY page.

Please send all inquiry email to :simsamurai@gmail.com to receive the Sole User License Agreement which must be completed and returned before payment is made for the DIY package.


PRO PILOT KIT PURCHASING OPTIONS

Aside from purchasing the DIY digital design pack (see above) SimSamurai also offers Ready To Assemble kit cockpits for the CS-2. 

All RTA kits are offered in three core options; a Bare Bones Kit or RTA Complete Kit, or a ProLine kit complete with the computer and all necessary hardware for flight. You can learn more about our core options by visiting the DIY Flight Systems page and our ProLine Systems page.


CS-2 BareBones Kit – $ *3,440 to *3,940 USD

The CS-2 BareBones kit consists of all the materials and hardware necessary for full project completion. This includes lumber for the base platform, monitor decks, wall-frames, and exterior skin. All material is pre cut for you and includes all the framework and all exterior skin panels for the walls, two side doors, roof, and front engine cowling.  The wall frame members are sanded smooth so that they will be ready for paint by you and the window frames are pre-routered to receive the Lexan window inserts.

The $500 cost difference is in regards to two exterior skin choices of white ABS plastic (with textured exterior) or a higher priced premium option of real Aluminum skin.  All the exterior skin will pre-drilled as are the majority of all stick frame support members.  Some remaining members  are simply marked for you to drill and assemble.  Regardless, final drilling for Bare Bones kit customers will be less than 10% of the total requirement. 

A drill marking guide is also included to help you speed up this process.  Therefore with the bare bones kit you will have to drill where marked on the frames, paint the framework and all other associated parts and then assemble the cockpit.  The DIY builder manual is included.  Lastly, you will have to pay for shipping (and only actual shipping charges apply).

*If the LCD Bonnet is also selected as an option, the additional costs are $360 for the BareBones option or $480 for the fully painted ready to assemble LCD Bonnet. You can also option to build the bonnet yourself.

To purchase the CS-2 BareBones kit see the PURCHASE-BUY page.


CS-2 Completed RTA Kit – $ *8,400 – *9,320 USD

The CS-2 Ready To Assemble (RTA) kit will be a full painted unit which is ready for immediate assembly by the customer.  All parts are professionally cut via CnC maching and all remaining framework items are pre-drilled and pre-assembled for you.

The main two walls and doors will come in a single box, while the base frame and all cowling framework comes in a second larger box. The main walls and doors will have their skin pre-attached and all other skin must be attached by the customer but can be done within an hours time using a cordless drill (skin is already pre-drilled).

All parts are painted in our custom mixed oil based paint for lasting longevity and is colored in our standard  “metallic charcoal”.  The exterior skin is offered in a choice of white ABS plastic or for the  premium cost of $9,320 will be real authentic “life lasting” aluminum which is haze polished then waxed to perfection.


*If the LCD Bonnet is also selected as an option, the additional costs are $360 for the BareBones option or $480 for the fully painted ready to assemble LCD Bonnet. You can also option to build the bonnet yourself.

For our additional Proline options please send us an email to receive more information as we prefer to tailor each cockpit to the customers exact needs and requirements. 

To purchase the CS-2 RTA Kit see the PURCHASE-BUY page.


ACCESSORY OPTIONS

LCD Bonnet Options – ($ 360 or $ 480 USD)

As shown in the photos, the CS-2 design includes the option of the easily removable LCD Bonnet which can house up to three 32″ widescreen LCDs for the main exterior visuals (or 4 smaller LCDs.  The Bonnet is wrapped in 2mm black ABS plastic. This is so that the rear wall of the bonnet is not visible while sitting in the cockpit.  For the BareBones kits the LCD Bonnet Option is $360.  For the fully Completed RTA Bonnet Option (pre-drilled, pre-assembled & painted) the cost is $480.  Both options include the plywood and solid wood framework, all assembly hardware, and black ABS plastic skin which covers the face and rear side of the bonnet. 

Aluminum Instrument Panel Option – ($ 360 or $ 560 USD)**

In addition to a cockpit you can also purchase a fully customized aluminum instrument panel overlay.  We will custom design the panel specifically to fit your personal equipment needs. The instrument panel is 5mm (.125″) aircraft grade aluminum and is precision cut on a CNC water jet system.   For an additional $200 the top of the panel will come complete with a dash/glare-shield made of quality hard rubberized material which gives it a very realistic look and feel.  The aluminum panel is a great way to make your cockpit look even more professional!


BAREBONES and RTA KIT SHIPPING COSTS

Average shipping cost in USA for the base model is $350 to $450 depending on your location and the LCD Bonnet adds a little weight and therefore typically adds $25 extra due to the extra packaging and weight.   Average shipping weight of full RTA kit with all options and accessories is 450 lbs.  The CS-2 will come in two or three large boxes depending on purchase of the BareBones kit or Completed RTA kit, LCD Bonnet, etc.  Once in hand you will need a small socket set and screw driver (power drill/driver recommended) to complete the final assembly which will typically take one to three hours.

Whether you order a set of the DIY plans, or a BareBones kit or even a completed RTA kit, we always offer free builder advice for all flight simulator cockpit customers via email or phone (during 8am-6pm USA Pacific time).  Please know that we are here to help if you need advice or added assistance!