What flight controls come with the Jay?
The Jay includes a control yoke with trim, throttle and mixture controls, and flap and magneto switches. The complete unit sits comfortably on most any table. Rudder pedals are optional.
Does The Jay come with rudder pedals?
Rudder pedals are not required to fly The Jay. However, if you would like to add rudder control, optional rudder pedals made by Saitek can be purchased with your Jay.
Does the Jay come with a mouse and keyboard?
A keyboard with an integrated trackpad is standard. Any Windows-compatible mouse should work with the Jay, however.
Can the Jay use Microsoft FSX add-ons?
Most add-ons for FSX should work with The Jay. However, these items are not supported by Redbird Flight Simulations.
Can the Jay fly in multiplayer mode or online virtual airspace?
Like the add-ons, these functions should work fine in most situations. But they are not supported by Redbird.
Can I get to the flight simulator menus for more advanced control?
During any flight, push ALT on your keyboard. You should see the Prepar3D menu bar at the top of the screen giving you access to all the normal options of Prepar3D. They will be quite familiar to anyone used to FSX.
How heavy is this thing?
The monitor and control unit combined is 46 pounds.
Forty-six pounds? What did you make it out of, wrought iron?
Hey, we told you it was solid. The other plus about the weight is it won't move around on the table even if you don't clamp it down.
Is The Jay an FAA-approved flight simulator?
No, The Jay cannot be used for logging approaches toward instrument currency under 14 CFR Part 61.57 (c). The Jay is still an excellent tool for instrument proficiency so you don't embarrass yourself when you fly some approaches with your buddy to log for legal currency. It's proficiency in your hands and head that keep you alive, not approaches noted in your logbook.
Will the Jay scenarios be free? For purchase? By subscription?
The short answer is "yes" to all three options. The development tools will be open and available to anyone. Some organizations will distribute their scenarios for free while other may charge a fee.
What about system updates? Are they included?
System updates are automatic so long as the Jay is connected to the internet. Every Jay has a built-in recovery partition to return it to factory specs in case of corruption.
Does the Jay have a warranty?
Click here to view the warranty