The Obutto R3Volution Gaming Cockpit is the PREMIER gaming cockpit for Flight Sims, Racing Sims, and General Computer Use/Workstation Usage. The Obutto series of cockpits are the FIRST cockpits to ever be multi-task cockpits, catering to Flight Sim users, Racing Sim users and General Workstation users, all in one.
Featuring a more aggressive design, more adjust ability over the Obutto oZone, and even more stability. The Obutto R3Volution is simply the ultimate cockpit. Available accessories make the Obutto R3Volution the most versatile, such as optional triple monitor mount, a set of acrylic tabletops to add some unique style, but also some added function to your Obutto, and two different flight stick mounts for flight sim pilots. Some accessories in the above product images are not included with the base cockpit.
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What does the Obutto R3Volution Base Cockpit come with?
What does the Obutto R3Volution Base Cockpit come with?
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by Leif – Oct 19th 2016
I bought the Obutto R3Volution to use primarily as a workstation. It is way better for one’s body than a conventional desk and office chair. Realistically, there is no correct posture for sitting upright at a computer, especially when working for extended periods of time. The “cockpit” design puts you lower to the floor with your legs comfortably stretched out. The bucket seat hugs your rib cage in a more reclined position, distributing the weight more evenly over your back instead of concentrating it all on your lower back. This works because you can easily position the monitor in a way that complements this new posture. The seat is great. It is durable, adjustable, comfortable, and good looking. The frame is heavy, solid, and durable—very important. The last thing I wanted was something that felt cheap, rocked, vibrated, or squeaked like every lame office chair I’ve ever had over the years. The monitor stand is a little odd in that it is three pieces that fit together but are not actually bolted. However, it works well and has a very robust articulating arm for the VESA mount. The acrylic table tops are way cooler looking and more useful than you might think. I highly recommend them. Do expect a tremendous amount of static electricity after first removing the protective paper from the acrylic, but it does go away. This thing takes time to build, and after you’re finished don’t expect it to be perfect immediately— keep your parts and tools handy for a few days. Build it, use it, adjust it, repeat. Do this and it will just get better, more useful, and comfortable over time until it is just right.
The cons are these: There are no extras for certain pieces of hardware. There were not enough flat washers for example. I had to buy extras so that everything was bolted properly. The instructions are not that great. They seem like an afterthought and keep referring to online videos that don’t actually provide anymore detail than the paper instructions. However, they are generally good enough and the boxes are referenced by number and that helps a lot. I recommend that if you’re not a do-it-yourselfer type, enlist the help of a friend who is. One minor gripe is that the plastic feet that insert into the frame at the rear of the cockpit under the seat, don’t fit snuggly at all. They fall right out which results in scratches on hardwood floors. My solution was to wrap some black electrical tape around them before insertion and that worked well. By far the biggest con is the articulating arm on the keyboard tray. It is not nearly hefty enough. It needs to have much bigger, more robust joints. The tray sags and bounces no matter how much you tighten the joints. I even attached the tray to the arm backwards which more centers the connection point and better balances the weight. That helps but it can still be annoying. If you accidentally leaned your weight on the tray it would probably break. While not the worst thing, it is definitely the weakest point of an otherwise awesome rig. I use the included shifter mount to prop up the far side and this works well. I covered the surface of the mount with stick-on neoprene so the metal wouldn’t scrape. Now I can swing the tray over after climbing in and have a solid support on the side opposite the arm resulting in a very sturdy surface—it even looks as if it were made for that purpose.
Overall I am very happy with my Obutto R3volution and I highly recommend it to anyone with similar computing needs. Conventional desks and chairs were not invented with computer use in mind. However, this beast has been engineered exactly for that purpose. The build quality is excellent and none of the cons that I highlighted would be deal breakers were I to buy it again.
Obutto R3Volution with acrylic tabletops.
34” Curved Samsung monitor.
Macbook Pro retina.
by Jon – Aug 17th 2016
I like this rig, but this is not a real car seat. I have never sat in a car and have lower back pain. I have had this for a month now and it still hurts my back and I never have back problems. I have tried making adjustments but nothing has worked. I don't regret buying it but I was expecting a better seat for 700 hundreds. Probably just going to get another seat for it someday.
by Enrico – Aug 3rd 2016
It’s almost 2 years that I’m using it and I would like to share my experience.
Let’s start from the pros:
- Everything you need is there. No need of extra bolts/tools.
- Well packed and protected
- Heavy central structure
- Order and shipment was top notch and perfect
A part for this the list of cons is quite long so be ready:
- two washers where damaged/cut and one thread of the bolts damages and no spares present
- Seating position can not be change in elevation (im actually driving with 3 cm of washers under each of the 4 screws of the seat + pillow)
- Triple monitor stands is very hard if not impossible to align and if you touch/push/pull you will risk to lost your alignment.
- With 27 inch screen the provided holes to regulate the monitor height are not very effective. This is connected also with the point no. 1. The seating position (I’m 1.75cm) is too low and the screen center is well above the eyeballs forcing you to watch upwards creating stress and pain to your neck. If you use the lowest point the screens are too low and impaired by the wheel and you need to put them too far away from your position
- The legs and the entire monitor stand is not firm and stable.
- Keyboard and mouse is never flat. I’ve tried to regulate with the provided screw without success (btw they are very uncomfortable to reach and use)
- The cover mat is not covering the entire surface.
- The bolts are too shorts for connection between the seat structure and the central rig structure.
- Seat is not so rigid and when using load cell brake you can feel the back flexing and moving
- The wheel support has springboard effects. Very solid when moving left and right but up/down is not.
- The fabric of the seat is on the itchy/hot side. Always used a light towel to cover it
It would have been a great rig but not for the selling price.
It does the job and you can leave with all the above issues that you can try to solve with some modification but again not at that cost.
I was planning to upgrade to Direct Drive wheel and better pedal set but unfortunately i will have to change it as it won't be able to handle the weight and forces of this type of equipment.
by Mike – Jul 23rd 2016
Aside from 3 stripped bolts/screws, assembly was pretty simple. I used the videos online as a guide, which narrowed my installation time to about 3 hours. I was nervous about size, being the desk was going in a 9x9 room. Fits great.
I strongly suggest the acrylic mounts immediately. Im very glad I got them with the purchase of the Revolution.
I have a 40" 4k 400x400 vesa patterned monitor attached to the monitor stand. The standard bracket on the stand would not fit, so a $10 adapter from amazon did the trick.
I am 6', 155 lbs, about a 34" waist, and I fit in this seat nicely. I followed most suggestions in the installation videos regarding where to setup things, and im pretty happy.
Great desk. It will serve its purpose for many, many years to come.
by Noah – Jul 5th 2016
I don't have time for a long review, but I just wanted to let it be known that I bought mine in 2014 and have used it every single day to this day and have nothing but absolute love for it. I'm not sure why anyone has any complaints about the seat being uncomfortable but I guess we are all made differently. I'm 6'2" 186 lbs and 32" waist with fairly athletic build and it fits me like a glove.
I use this rig for working for IT / network administration from home so I have the acrylic desks to hold a phone and coffee, etc. It's so nice that this thing can accommodate so many roles. I sim race, FPS games and do at least 8 hours a day of working remotely on servers and with my previous typical wooden desks and desk chairs, I was in constant unrest to be comfortable but now, work is the only discomfort I feel now lol.
Keep in mind that these desks are more or less custom fitted to you when you build them. It is no easy thing to go back and adjust pedal tray or positioning of certain things so get it close to how you want it while building and explain to others that it is customized to fit YOU and not them so they shouldn't try to judge it based on their own experience if they are made differently than you. My wife is much shorter than I am and smaller frame so she has a real issue of seeing over the wheel, which metal risers under the seat would fix that but it wouldn't help me any so.... its more of a one person desk more or less. Still I've looked high and low and for years for a desk that could answer all the needs that this one does and for way more money than this costs, nothing out there managed to nail all of my wants perfectly like the Revolution.
by Jason VP – May 18th 2016
What do I mean by the primary HID, or Human Interface Device? The seat. But I'll get to that in a moment after I stop gushing about how wonderful this setup is otherwise.
It really is wonderful. I don't play racing sims, but I do play flight sims and other such games, along with FPS/shooters. For both styles of games, this setup is exactly what I've always needed: an easy way to use my keyboard and mouse, and just as easy a way to use my flight stick, throttle, and rudder pedals. I have the Thrustmaster Warthog attachments, and it's set up center stick (between my legs), with the throttle on the left, and the keyboard/mouse tray on the right.
The LCD panel stand is also relatively good, but it's not well suited for those of us who are... short. Even its lowest setting has the panels up too high. I fixed that by just removing the height bolts and letting the LCD carrier rest on the lower part of the stand's legs. Basically: gravity is holding panel in place versus a pair of bolts.
Finally: the seat. There's no way I can say anything good about this seat. I'd be more comfortable sitting on a flat, metal bus stop bench for 5 hours than I would sitting in this seat for 30 minutes. Absolute and unrelenting back and leg pain. It's obnoxiously bad.
I'm not a large person by any stretch (32" waist, FWIW). The seat's side rails are metal tubes with the thinnest of fabrics and padding over them. I literally can't sit in the seat for more than 30 minutes without being in horrendous pain. To solve some of that, I have a pile of pads and pillows on top of the seating surface, but they're still not enough.
I've love to rate the R3v higher because it solved my perennial problem of keyboard/mouse/joystick setups. But the seat, which is the primary piece of equipment, just sucks. Horribly.
by Joshua – Apr 8th 2016
Love it. Finally I am comfortable gaming at my comp.
The only complaint I have is that one of the acrylic table tops had a corner chipped off.
Other than that, I am very satisfied.
by Matt – Mar 28th 2016
Just got my Obutto R3Volution setup and so far think I'll be able to spend hours upon hours in it working. Currently have the acrylic tabletops tilted, one is holding a textbook and the other is holding a set of construction drawings. I have the drawings clipped at the top with a binder clip and am able to flip through them easily that way. The seat is holding me (6'0" 185lb) very comfortably. Regarding the TV Mount, it could have been engineered to be a bit more stable. I have two 32" LED Insignia TVs on it right now. The mount and TVs aren't going to tip over but there is a little play when they are moved around. I have the TV stand setup on carpeting so that may be the reason it has some give. Either way, that is the only complaint I have about the system, otherwise I love it!
Like someone said in another post, the box arrived like it been drug everywhere. The package that holds all of the small parts; bolts, nuts, washers, and lock washers was opened when I started putting the cockpit together. Didn't lose any bolts, nuts, or washers but did have to go find some other lock washers. This problem should be addressed.
All in all the cockpit is fitting my needs very nicely. Thinking about buying some racing/flying simulation gear now that I have the cockpit to go with it!
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