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 and works on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. 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.
Octavi successful on Kickstarter - 238% of funding goal reached
In late 2022, our Campaign on Kickstarter has successfully funded. We are currently busy preparing our product for delivery to our backers. Currently, we do not sell additional units. In the future, there will be a new opportunity to purchase Octavi. If you are interested in hearing about it first, sign up to our newsletter below!
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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.
watch it in action
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 Octavi?
A: Octavi has launched via a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign has ended on 8 December 2022. Currently, we do not sell additional units. In the future, there will be a new opportunity to purchase Octavi. If you are interested in hearing about it first, sign up to our newsletter (above on this page)!
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 first batch of Octavi. We are trying to change that in the future.
Q: On the Autopilot, can I use ALT functionality to "arm" an altitude?
A: Yes, the VS button can be configured in multiple ways, letting you activate VS mode or use the current altitude as the altitude to maintain. We are continuously adding compatibility to other autopilot operating modes.