SearchSearch 

My Introduction ( Hello All) Advice Please...

Pro Member Trainee
haleymon Trainee

Hello All,

I'm new to the forum. I am in the process of building my 1st Simpit.

It will consist of 5 PCs. 4 are average P4s with 4 19" Monitors for Gauges. I just finished building the Main system.

I7 965 OCed to just shy of 5 GHz (water cooled)
Asus P6T OC palm MB
6Gb 1800mhz Tri channel DDR3
1000 Watt PS
2 300 Gb 10K RPM Velociraptor Hdds
2 nVidia 290 OC Video cards (No SLI - 3 monitors + 1 Projector)
Termamax Case

64 bit Vista

2 24" Monitors (R & L wing views)
1 20" Monitor for GPS
1 Dell HD DLP Projector

FSX
FS Global 2009
Real Trees
Shockwave Lighting
Fsxpand
Instructors Station

1 Saitek AP
3 Saitek Radio panels ( To make a stack)
6 2 1/2" Saitek Pro flight gauges
1 Saitek yoke, 3 Axis Throttle quadrant, rudder pedals
extra 3 Axis Throttle quadrant ( to make a 6 Axis Throttle quadrant)

108 Key Keyboard emulator
Output module.

I have the stuff, now I need to build. I thought this would be a great place to get the guidance and advice I need.

I'm not really sure how to start. I don't have enough space in my game room for a totally enclosed cockpit. I guess I need to find plans or designs for some sort of table/cockpit.

Any Direction and / or advice would be great

TIA

6 Responses

Pro Member Trainee
haleymon Trainee

I was just thinking (got to be careful not to hurt myself) 😂

If there is a place on this site and if anyone wants...

I could post the step by step build (with pics) of the construction.

Just a thought...

Pro Member First Officer
Nick (truckernick) First Officer

Actually you could just post the step by step of it's construction right here in the flyaway forums. Probably just in the General section would do.

and that set-up seems great, just make sure you got one hell of a processor and cooling system for all that.

Pro Member First Officer
Bob (Traches) First Officer

Believe it or not, I haven't heard many people talk about building cockpits for themselves on this site since I've been here...

Believe it or not, the X-Plane forum has a section devoted to exactly this sort of thing-- here: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?showforum=64

Also, you might want to look into using X-plane as I believe it is easier to set up for this kind of thing.

Nice to have ya around! 🍻

Pro Member Trainee
haleymon Trainee

Traches wrote:

Believe it or not, I haven't heard many people talk about building cockpits for themselves on this site since I've been here...

Believe it or not, the X-Plane forum has a section devoted to exactly this sort of thing-- here: http://forums.x-plane.org//?showforum=64

Also, you might want to look into using X-plane as I believe it is easier to set up for this kind of thing.

I have X plane...

I'm not real fond of it. it's way to limited as what you can add to it.

Both software and hardware wise

But thanks for your input.

Pro Member First Officer
Nick (truckernick) First Officer

I have X-plane in the Motion flight simulator at my college.
But yeah all stick to FSX for my PC.
Yeah i would still post your construction pics just here in the general section cause really not many people always visit the section you talk about.

Pro Member First Officer
Duncan (Razgr1z912) First Officer
All times are GMT Page 1 of 1

Related Questions