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Home Simulator cockpit

Unread post by brattray » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:05 pm

Hi Guys

I have,over the years been building and adding different options to my home cockpit. It is running FSX with as much of the local scenery/airfields I could find added,REX textures etc....

The A/C types catered for so far...
BE58 Baron
B200
B1900
C172/182/206
Sling
B737 with working overhead panels

Features include surround sound,160 degree cockpit view,Buttkicker which is a sound to vibration device which adds to the realism
without blasting the bass,dual radio stacks etc...

Considering it is driven by 6 computers with 7 monitors and all the associated USB devices and network switches,it does use a fair amount of power.

I am testing the waters as to whether it would be feasible to rent time in the sim out to other enthusiasts ?
I have had a few takers already who occasionally pop around for a "brush up" if they have not flown in a while.



Whats the thoughts ?

BE58_1.jpg
B200_4.jpg
PA180.jpg
Sling_1.jpg
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Re: Home Simulator cockpit

Unread post by Christo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 pm

Wow :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:22 am

....WOW again, that is very neat!
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Unread post by pcdriver » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:51 pm

That looks brilliant! Did you build the overhead yourself and on what did you base it?
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Unread post by Alan Robertson » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:00 pm

I hope you find some paying customers. That looks amazing and certainly worth a few hundred Rand an hour’s worth to me.

Good luck.
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Unread post by brattray » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Did you build the overhead yourself and on what did you base it?
Overhead self built,based on IFly 737-800. The overlay was downloaded from Peter's website " Build a Boeing" as an Adobe file,printed and the panel was built around that...all indicators/switches are interfaced into/out of FSX via Bodnar I/O cards,Opencockpits output drivers for Indicator LEDs and Servo boards interfaced through FSUIPC,IOCP, IFly and others.Throttle handles self built fitted onto Saitek throttle units,with additional switches/axis (TOGA,Auto Throttles ,reverse thrust etc) also interfaced through the Bodnar I/O cards.
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Unread post by pcdriver » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:54 pm

Brilliant stuff, well done! You have created something special!
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Re: Home Simulator cockpit

Unread post by johnmap12 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:30 am

brattray wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Did you build the overhead yourself and on what did you base it?
Overhead self built,based on IFly 737-800. The overlay was downloaded from Peter's website " Build a Boeing" as an Adobe file,printed and the panel was built around that...all indicators/switches are interfaced into/out of FSX via Bodnar I/O cards,Opencockpits output drivers for Indicator LEDs and Servo boards interfaced through FSUIPC,IOCP, IFly and others.Throttle handles self built fitted onto Saitek throttle units,with additional switches/axis (TOGA,Auto Throttles ,reverse thrust etc) also interfaced through the Bodnar I/O cards.
Hello

Please send the URL for Peter's website.

Thanks
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Re: Home Simulator cockpit

Unread post by brattray » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:26 pm

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