Welcome to our site. I designed and produced the Classic Pro when the pots on my Saitek quadrant began to spike and no replacements were available. At the time, I was frustrated by the fact that the Saitek provided a good entry point, but it was not what I wanted in a quadrant. I wanted more features, such as “reverse thrust” levers, notched and spring loaded flap lever, a full size trim wheel, and a life size quadrant. Moreover, I wanted to make it modular and easy to customize or repair.
After building my own quadrant and realizing that a similar one for a good price was not available, I decided to produce them for other simmers.
With 30 years of manufacturing experience, a pilot’s license, and many years of flight simming, I have a pretty good idea of how to build high value products for our hobby.
I wanted our quadrants affordable so that many simmers could enjoy the feel of a life like quadrant without having to invest thousands of dollars.
Naturally, in order to make this possible, some compromises had to be made.
The first was the design. As I studied the complexity of a quadrant, I noticed that the more one tries to build an exact duplicate of a real quadrant, the higher is the cost. For example, a real Boeing quadrant has two trim wheels: one for the pilot and one for the copilot. Sure, in a real aircraft there are always two pilots and, for safety reasons, the aircraft must have two trim wheels. This is just one example of one of many design features that we chose to leave out. Another example is labeling. Labeling is nice, but adds a lot of labor, so we feel that it’s best left to the customer to put on the label–if he or she chooses.
Painting is also a very costly add on. We offer all of our quadrants unpainted, but if a customer wants it painted, we’re happy to do so. We can assure you that we lose money on painting. We do it as a service to our customers.
Don’t expect our quadrants to have that high tech factory finish. We custom build each quadrant, so minor blemishes or imperfections represent the assembly process rather than a defect. We guarantee our quadrants for life, and we take them back with no questions asked. We can assure you that you’ll love our quadrants.
We guarantee our quadrants for life and our customer support is one email away. Our support is quick and very helpful. As some customers will attest, we go out of our way to help them with their quadrant issues.
If you’re not happy with our quadrant, we’ll gladly take it back and refund your full purchase price less $25.00, which covers our initial shipping fees.
In sum, our quadrants are designed for simmers who are on a budget, but as time, money and skill allow, want to add options or customize them as their needs grow.
Since we do it for the love of the hobby, we custom build each unit after we receive payment. Our average time is 2 weeks from time of purchase. Delivery times can change, and we’ll inform you accordingly.
Shipping is free in the US, except for Hawaii and Alaska.
International customers must add a flat fee of $75 for international shipping.
We know that some users have special needs for their quadrants. Write to us, and we’ll see if we can accomodate your needs.
Feel free to write us with any questions.