The goal of the Rapidly Reconfigurable Research Cockpit (R3C) project is to create and evaluate a novel approach for aviation simulators. Our concept combines a virtual reality visual environment with the tactile feedback typically found in early stage mockups. A low cost, easily modified, yet geometrically accurate cockpit panel (fabricated using 3D printing, for example) can be used while the pilot/operator wears a head-mounted display providing the visual overlay of the simulator.
Joyce, Richard, "The Rapidly Reconfigurable Research Cockpit" (2015). Link Foundation Modeling, Simulation and Training Fellowship Reports. 22.
Link Foundation Fellowship for the years 2014-2015.