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 aggresive design, further adjustability over the Obutto oZone, and even more stability. The Obutto R3Volution is simply the ultimate cockpit. Available accessories make the Obutto R3Volution also the most versatile, such as optional triple monitor mount, a set of acrylic tabletops to add some stellar style, but also some added function to your Obutto, and a flight stick mount 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 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!
by Matthew – Feb 6th 2016
Let me start off by saying this is an absolute masterpiece of equipment and I am happy with it overall, but for the money... I expected more.
I agree with a previous review stating the lowest wheel height adjustment is still really high. I am 5'8" and my Fanatec Wheel is a little too high for my liking. One way to remedy it would be to add spacers to the seat to make it higher.
Another gripe was that I was constantly cleaning out the threads on the unit and hardware because they were full of powdercoat overspray. (Why isn't Obutto cleaning the threads after the powder coating process?)
One of the biggest issues I have is the Single TV Mount. I have a 47" LG TV that weighs 40 lbs and it is sagging at the articulating point of the mount and no matter how tight I go with the hardware the TV is constantly tilting down. With the single mount, I don't need it to extend and/or articulate because I can move the mount closer or farther if I'd like. I understand that all the triple mount is, is an extension of the center single mount, but a fixed mount (with tilt only) should be offered. (Yeah yeah I know.. get a smaller TV... not an option, I like my 47" LG)
My last issue was the packaging/shipping. My cockpit had to go from Washington State all the way across the country to New York and by the looks of the box when I received it, it looked like it was dragged behind a truck the entire way. I was devastated once i saw the boxes, expecting the worst. Fortunately, most of the items inside were still in good condition when opened. My only suggestion would be to either A) ship it using a freight company and put them on a pallet or B) Ship them in more than 2 boxes, because UPS doesn't deal with the 125 lb box too well, they are used to carrying boxes under their arms, instead... mine looked like it was kicked and pushed off the back of the truck at every UPS terminal during its travels to me.
On a final note, I am happy with my Obutto R3volution Cockpit. I really like the overall appearance of it... think Stealth Bomber. I like the adaptability of the unit, it gives people many options of use instead of it being limited to only one.
I would give MainPerformance PC 10 out of 10 stars if I could... they are the only place that offers the Obutto R3volution Cockpit to US consumers and they back it with an awesome warranty. Thanks MPPC... you guys are great!
by Richard – Feb 5th 2016
I only had one problem. One of the welded on nuts for the main frame that the steering wheel attaches to had messed up threads, no matter which bolt i tried, they wouldn't screw in. I think its still strong enough though with only those 3 bolts holding main frame.
I am running this with a 55" Sony tv with 300mm by 300mm VESA bolt pattern and it works great with this adapter I bought. It was hard to find this so I will link it below https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AEBDU3Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
by Joe – Feb 4th 2016
After a long wait to get my new cockpit (almost two months!) I finally received my order! After removing all of the boxes and setting them up in order, unwrapping the perfectly wrapped pieces and cutting out the 'pieces' box, I was ready to go. First off I have to say kudos to the designers of the packaging, as well as the installation video. I would suggest browsing the documentation for the install but rely on the video. Step 1, grab box 1 with this other piece and assemble with these parts, Step 2, grab box 2, etc... Very well done, super easy to put together.
After the install I had issues with the triple-screen mount, but it was easily remedied by the support team at Obutto.
Overall, I have to give this beautiful piece of craftsmanship five stars in every aspect. The seat is very comfortable, the setup and configuration of all the components are really simple and give you a great range of configurations. I use is as both a desk and a racing cockpit, and both configurations work great. The seat is comfortable enough to sit for several hours without any discomfort. I can adjust the wheel back down, move the seat back and it is completely comfortable for a desk setup, move the seat forward, pull the wheel out and works great for a racing sim.
If I have to give it a negative it would have to be for a better cable management system. Using velcro and twist-ties to keep cables together works fine, but I think some plastic cable management points on the chassis would make it more desirable. Definitely not a negative overall, but a suggestion for the future.
If you've thought about buying one as a replacement for a racing cockpit, or even a desk, I would highly recommend it. I have already sold my old desk after a few weeks as this as my replacement and I am completely happy. Even though the cost is somewhat high, the craftsmanship of the entire chassis and the adjust-ability of all the components make it a perfect workstation and racing cockpit. I'm sure it will last for many years and keep a smile on my face!
by Eddie – Feb 4th 2016
This rig is almost perfect! I'm sure you know all the good stuff about it already and that won't really help out now... It is really a the best of the best. I do own a Ozone as well and that is still a great buy. BUT this thing is on a different level!
If I'm to be critical about it though, the two things that I could see improvements in are, The seat is a little stiff and narrow, and the dash or wheel plate is a little too high for my liking. Everything else is spot on. Thanks Main Performance for making it available to us in the US.
by Arnav – Dec 1st 2015
Very well thought-out product. Surprisingly solid build quality for each part! Monitor stand is has lots of flexibility for adjustment of height, tilt, distance from user, rotation, etc. The seat is also high quality, with a nice touch of carbon-fiber-like patches sewn over.
I'm using the Fanatec Clubsport V2 Wheelbase, and there's absolutely no flex, even with FFB turned all the way up! Without the base adapter, the wheel fits perfectly over the steering mount. The The Fanatec Clubsport V2 pedals fit like a glove on the pedal tray, which again, has no flex.
Keyboard tray with all the swivel adjustments is very solid (there's square piping to keep it rigid under the seemingly thin metal top). The mats for the keyboard tray, pedal tray, and steering mount is a great idea! So is the cup holder :-) I can go on and on about the great stuff on here, but I need to stop somewhere, so this is the last one: I use it also as a workstation, and can sit on it all day without breaking my back.
Installation tip (in case you didn't read the manual): Keep all bolts finger-tight until everything is assembled. This ensures that everything lines up as it's supposed to, and the final assembly is rigid.
- Shifter mount is not pre-drilled.
- Insufficient lumbar support (can be easily rectified with a small, stiff pillow)
- Monitor mount is somewhat unstable. Since it is not attached to the cockpit, it is not a major issue.
- The holes drilled for Fanatec steering wheel for use with the supplied base adapter are symmetrical, but they are asymmetrical on the wheelbase. This means that the final alignment of the wheel is slightly off-center. You can fix this by removing the base adapter, and directly mounting the wheelbase instead.
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