Bell V247 VR

BELL v247

Adding onto the success of the V280 Virtual Reality experience, S5D built a virtual simulation that showcases the selling points of the V247, Bell’s future drone to fly alongside the V280.


We needed a way to showcase the capabilities of the unmanned V247, but in a way that was more meaningful than a typical presentation or still images. The user needed to be able to clearly understand the offerings of this aircraft, while spending less than 10 minutes learning about them. Lastly, this drone needed to be seen by potential clients in areas where a full mockup couldn’t fit or wasn’t allowed due to security constraints.


We built a new VR experience highlighting the capabilities of the V247. While building this out, we created a suite of options for Bell to choose from one home page. This allowed the client to have multiple experiences that each talk to a different selling point or aircraft and queue any of them up immediately based on where conversations went with potential buyers. Some of the applications that we build scenarios for include tactical distribution of assets and drone reconnaissance. With the ability to control the pacing of your educational experience, a user can spend as little as 2 minutes and still come away with key learnings intended by the VR experience. 


The suite was a success and led to the purchase and deployment of many more Vive kits across the United States and internationally. Not only was this used as a key ice breaker for more rigid military conversations, but is frequently used today to quickly cut through a long presentation and get right into the meat of what this aircraft can offer that others simply cannot. This has also been repurposed into a classroom style learning tool, where an entire audience can watch this experience in 3D together.

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