Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to use virtual reality?

You are not required to use a virtual reality headset. It is possible to place the simulator in front a large TV, projector, or a triple monitor display. You can also attach a monitor to the motion simulator to move with it as well. You will then be able to upgrade to virtual reality in the future if you would like.

Q: What kind of simulations do you offer?

We support a variety of experiences including racing, flight, roller coaster, space, and many other cockpit based experiences. We are also capable of creating branded or themed experiences upon request.

Q: Will the Atomic A3 work with custom developed content and 360 videos?

Yes! You will be provided with the VC++ SDK, a plugin for Unity, Unreal, and CRYENGINE. Once installed, everything you need to integrate the Atomic A3 with your custom content can be found in Actuate’s installation directory.

Q: Can I reconfigure the Atomic A3 to work with my custom experience?

Yes! The basic package is an ideal motion base to use for custom applications. We offer custom brackets to mount to any side or bottom mounted racing seats. There are also multiple mounting points to reconfigure the Atomic A3 for unique experiences such as a virtual wing suit.

Q: How much does the system weigh?

The simulator weighs approximately 110 lbs when packaged for shipping. The Atomic A3 is built with caster wheels on the back for quick mobility.

Q: Is there a user weight limit?

We use electric linear actuators that have a max payload of 350 pounds.

Q: How much space does the Atomic A3 require during operation?

The simulator is 58”x25” when it is set up and ready for use. It is recommended to set aside an area of at least 5’x4’ if the simulator is being used in a commercial setting.

Q: What type of power supply or cables are required?

The Atomic A3 can be powered with a single standard wall outlet. We include the proper power cable for your country with every order. A Single USB is required to connect the simulator to your computer. This will also be included with every order.

Q: What type of PC hardware is required for these devices?

The simulator does not require much computing power to operate although virtual reality experiences are graphically intensive. “The Works” package includes a computer with an RTX 2080 graphics card and can be upgraded on request. We do not support game consoles at this time.

Q: Can these units work in a commercial environment? How long is the unit expected to run between repairs?

The Atomic A3 has been used consistently in commercial settings for over 3 years. it is recommended that anyone using the simulator in a commercial environment have a technician come to inspect the motors after three years of continuous operation during business hours(~6000 hours) of use. In the unlikely situation that there is a mechanical issue, we keep an inventory of required components at our warehouse in Orlando, FL.

Q: Can the simulator operate in certain time intervals for a pay-per-ride operation?

The system can be set up to allow different intervals for the timed rides. It can be programmed so you can have the attendant type in how long the user paid for and will have it lock out after that period of time. This will prevent any issues where a person takes 20 minutes to do a 3 lap race and only paid for 5 minutes.

Q: How simple is the setup process?

The Atomic A3 comes in as little as 5 pieces depending on the package. No assembly is required for actual motion system. Simply slide in the foot rest and attach the chair with the 4 provided nuts. After the simulator has been assembled and Actuate has been installed on your computer, the software will automatically begin looking for the connection. Simply plug in the Atomic A3 using any available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your computer. Launch Actuate and you are ready to play! Some games require a first time setup for best results. Instructions for any of these games can be found in the installation directory, or accessed directly through Actuate.  See listed of supported games at this link.

Q: Does the Atomic A3 offer multiplayer experiences?

Yes! The Atomic A3 Full Motion Simulator offers multiple multiplayer experiences including racing, flight, and space simulations. With a stable internet connection you can network simulators together over multiple locations.

Q: How easy is it to convert the racing system to the flight system?

Swapping controls out for various simulations is a simple process that requires 5-10 minutes of down time. Although all required controls for a racing and flight simulation can be mounted on the Atomic A3 simultaneously, it is not advised to do this in commercial environments.

Q: How far can the units move along each axis?

There are 2 degrees of freedom with 27 degrees of motion on each axis, which is plenty of movement to achieve immersion in virtual reality. The software simulates the forces one would feel while in the virtual experiences rather than following the movement 1:1. This allows us to achieve and maintain the highest levels of immersion throughout the experience with a compact and portable design.

Q: What is the warranty? How do I resolve something breaking after the warranty is up?

You will have a one year warranty to replace any parts that are broken from normal every day use of the simulator. In the unlikely scenario that a part needs to be replaced at the end of the warranty, you can come back to us to obtain replacement components.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

The most efficient form of payment is a bank transfer, however, we do accept checks and credit cards with a 3% merchant processing fee. We also do offer monthly financing and even a revenue sharing program. Email to learn more.

Q: What is the estimated shipping time after I order an Atomic A3?

We will attempt to deliver the Atomic A3 as quickly as possible. The standard delivery time is 30 to 60 days although we can accommodate rush orders for an additional fee.

Q: What is the shipping cost?

Shipping costs can range anywhere from $100 to $600 in the US. In order to provide an accurate shipping quote, we will need your full (to-door) shipping address, as well as details of the product(s) you wish to order.

Q: Does Talon Simulations offer rentals for the Atomic A3 Full Motion Simulator?

Talon simulations does not currently offer rentals although we do work with multiple rental companies. Please email for information on which companies offer the Atomic A3 in your area.

Q: Do you have a demo system I can try?

You are more than welcome to visit our warehouse in Orlando, FL for a demo or we can get you in touch with one of our current customers located in your area.

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email with any other questions you might have.