a single device for IFR sim flying
no more mouse scrolling frustration!
controls all main instruments
Eight context buttons allow you to use the dual-axis multifunction knob for COM1/2, NAV1/2, FMS1/2 (such as a GNS430 or 530), transponder and autopilot. Octavi has fourteen LED backlit buttons to display the current state of the device and the plane's autopilot.
no drivers required
The Octavi IFR pad is a plug-and-play USB device that requires no driver installation. Plug it in, install the plugin for your flight simulator and take off! Octavi supports X-Plane, MSFS 2020, Prepar3D and FSX.
home cockpit at a fraction of the cost
Octavi lets you use your flight simulator for serious IFR flying and training at home without needing to spend thousands on hardware. It takes up virtually no space on your desk.
Order your Octavi IFR-1
In late 2022, our Campaign on Kickstarter has successfully funded. In the first half of 2023, we perfected our product and delivered the Octavi IFR-1 to almost 500 supporters. We have since received enthusiastic reactions from happy backers and the media. Now, we are happy to offer our product again through our partner - order yours now at Aerosoft.com
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how it works
Octavi lets you control the radios, VOR receivers, the FMS devices, the autopilot and the transponder from just one device. The way this works is through a set of context buttons that let you select the instrument that you need to manipulate. The selected button is then highlighted to indicate the activated instrument.
In each mode, the main function of the dual-axis rotary knob is controlling frequencies, transponder codes and autopilot variables. As an extra, "shift" functions are available for each mode - this enables you to control headings, courses, the altimeter QNH and the transponder mode from Octavi, too.
Overkill Simulations: "This thing is absolutely phenomenal, I think it's going to be a major game changer, it’s incredibly small and yet extremely powerful." Watch the video: Overkill Simulations: The World's Smallest Cockpit
Russ Barlow: "Really well made ... this is probably going to be the prettiest thing in my setup." Watch complete test review: Russ Barlow's take on Octavi
Cruiselevel.de: "Great device, really good build quality, simple to install, fits on every desk, significantly simplifies interacting with a flight simulator!" Watch the full review (German): Octavi IFR-1 cruiselevel.de
Helisimmer.com: "I have to say I am quite impressed with Octavi’s work. The unit is super-compact and sturdy and it shows the company was careful about making a quality product." Read complete test review: Helisimmer.com reviews the Octavi IFR-1
compatibility with your flight sim
The Octavi IFR pad is a plug-and-play USB device that requires no driver installation. Plug it in, install the plugin for your flight simulator and take off! Octavi supports Laminar Research X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. The device shows up as a "USB HID" device - if you're a developer, you can integrate Octavi into your project with ease!
If you're using Lockheed Martin Prepar3D or Microsoft FSX, or if you're using highly customized or complex aircraft, you can use Octavi with MobiFlight. MobiFlight is a free open-source tool that lets you choose which of Octavi's buttons controls which function freely. Flight simmers already use MobiFlight for a wide range of aircraft and setups. Due to the large community behind MobiFlight, configurations for many custom aircraft are easily available. They even maintain a simple-to-use library of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 “events”, or in other words functions that you can assign to buttons.
frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q: Where can I get the Octavi IFR-1?
A: The Octavi IFR-1 is available for sale again via our partner, Aerosoft. Order yours here!
Q: Can I use Octavi with my flight simulation software?
A: We are supporting Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and Laminar Research X-Plane (10 and newer). Also, our collaboration with MobiFlight makes Octavi compatible with Lockheed Martin Prepar3D and Microsoft FSX. Octavi is a USB HID (human interface device) - if you're a developer, you can integrate Octavi in other fligh sims and custom setups!
Q: Does Octavi work with XBOX?
A: Octavi currently does not work with XBOX. Due to Microsoft's certification process, we cannot support XBOX for the time being. We are trying to change that in the future.