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. To top things off, your purchase will also come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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 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.
by Paul – Nov 3rd 2015
At first, I tried to race sitting in an office chair with the wheel clamped to my desk. It was awful. Then I got a cockpit which was only adjustable for the distance between the seat and the wheel/pedal frame. It was better, but the wheel was too high and if I got the distance to the pedals correct, the wheel was also too far away. My shoulders ached constantly.
But then I made the plunge and got the R3volution cockpit and I can finally race as long as I want without pain. Comfy seat, almost infinite adjustment for pedals and wheel positon as well as easily setting the rake for the seat. It's just wonderful.
Assembly was straightforward. I used the video from the website rather than the printed directions and it went smoothly. Assembly took about four hours with the help of a friend. Might have been tricky at times if I didn't have a helper. Was short a few washers and lockwashers, but that's about par for the course.
You couldn't ask for a better cockpit. The R3v isn't for casual gamers - they can get something cheaper and it's good enough, but if you take your gaming seriously, you need the best tools. A good computer, a good monitor and a good cockpit. For me, anything that makes gaming more enjoyable is worth the money and this cockpit is absolutely worth it.
by Sean – Oct 4th 2015
Purchased an Obutto R3volution with all accessories. Just wanted to say its awesome, all parts, no damage, easy assembly (following videos), overall great product. Very happy with my purchase. Thanks for all the shipping updates posted etc. Would highly recommend doing business with Main Performance PC!
by Ronnie – Apr 18th 2015
WOW! So worth the money. I play a wide range of games and this is exactly what I needed. From Elite Dangerous to iRacing and the massive amount of FPS games I play including the Far Cry series, the R3volution is perfect. I also wanted a setup that I could swap between the games quickly. I was able to setup the keyboard tray and the flight mounts (HOTAS) to swap between the two setups in about 10 seconds. I am also about to swap to the racing setup fairly quickly.
I bought the Acrylic table top mounts and the flight mount accessories as well, I highly recommend getting these if your looking at them.
Besides being able to swap between all my favorite games very quickly, I am really liking how ergonomic and comfortable the setup is in FPS/browsing, racing and flying configurations. The seat is very comfortable though I do sometimes feel a bit of a "squeeze" from the chair. I had seen this mentioned in reviews prior to purchasing the rig, and after using the rig I feel this is due to the bucket seat design. The Obutto seat is easily 10 times more comfortable than my office chair (which wasn't cheap) and I am finding I can enjoy longer gaming sessions without having to get out of the rig. It just seems to "squeeze" or "hug" you a little while in it. For reference I am 5'9" and 190 lbs and have wide shoulders.
My gripes with the rig were very minor (and very nit picky).
The best one being that I found the mounting hardware to seem "cheap". The hardware looks very good once on the rig, but I had problems with some of the threads in the nuts and/or bolts seeming cross threaded. I even fought with one nut for a minute trying to get it to start only to pull the bolt and nut, take it to better lighting and figure out that the nut didn't have any threads cut in it.
It takes a long time to put the rig together, I thought I could do it faster than others had said it took, I was wrong. Set aside a couple afternoons or about 8 hours. Though it took a long time, I rather enjoyed putting it together, minus the hardware gripe.
My other gripe was with the neoprene pads. First I have to say it is so awesome that these come with the rig (wheel, pedal, and keyboard/mouse pad). The keyboard/mouse pad is very nice, but the edge of the mat isn't rounded around the edge so while my hands are on the keyboard and mouse that edge will dig into my wrists and forearms. I often find myself rubbing on the red line it creates across my forearm or wrist. This could very easily be remedied, just how it is out of the box. The adhesive is a little weak, glue fixes this quick and I only noticed this on the pedal pad. I have torn a small hole in the pedal pad from where my heel sits, I added more glue and seems fine again.
It you read through all of the minor gripes you will notice I really had to look for some flaws.
The R3volution is an awesome product. I could not be happier with my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to someone else. This is the perfect solution for others out there like me that Race/Fly/Shoot/Browse and want to swap between each very quickly.
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