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    hello

    Hello everyone, I have been reading some really awesome posts, and I am very glad to hear or read that you all are so willing to help each other and newcomers. So I will wait until some of you say hello before I start bombarding you. lol

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    Hello!

    Welcome to the largest internet flight-sim building hangar on the 'net.

    Pull up a roll around stool and grab a cup o' joe. It's hard to get back to 'life' once you settle in here. There's a great bunch of guys here and if you need any help, someone will know something about what you might ask.
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    Welcome to the asylum! What are you looking to build?
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    no keyboard for starters

    First let me say I am not up to speed with alot of the lingo yet. Okay here goes.

    1. Real good or decent viusal display
    2. some sort of panel with a few gauges couple of lcds built in
    3. and get away from the keyboard as much as possible (when flying)

    here is what I have

    ch yoke
    ch rudder pedals
    32" lcd
    dual core processor
    4 gig ram
    geforce 8500

    and a wife that is the best ( I know I should have put her first dang it)

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    You always save the best for last. Ask any wife here.

    Your first chore is to search for all aircraft you are interested in building. Study the cockpit layout, study the POH if you have acess to an on-line copy or know someone who has one, and figure out what YOU like best.

    Then find out what your wife will put up with.

    I'm single for the third time (including before ever being married), so I don't have that problem. Your milage may vary.

    Figure how much space you have to work with for a simulator. Are you likely to move sometime before or after it's completed? Will you be able to move it in managable sections? Fully enclosed, partially enclosed , open, single seat, dual seat?

    How mechanically and electronically inclined are you? Can you build what you cannot buy for your aircraft, or know someone who can at reasonable cost?
    Many popular aircraft simulators can be built off-the-shelf from components available from a hundred different suppliers.

    Most older or uncommon aircraft are unsupported both in hardware and software, and you will be what I call a 'rougue' builder' as many of us here are. We have no support forums to cry to when something doesn't work as planned. Only those of us here with, hopefully some experience somewhere down the line to help someone else that had the same problem in the past.

    This is a very expensive hobby in the long run, but it does't have to be spent in a lup sum to get any enjoyment out of it. The cost can be spread over several years to get the sim to the level you desire.

    The main thing is to keep flying during the build and don't allow small obsticles to stifle your creativity or ingenuity or imagination. If something gives you a problem in one area, work around it, and shift our focus to another area of the build until you can get back to it or discover another workable solution.

    If you're married, God help you.

    Last but not at all least, learn to fly the aircraft properly, learn its systems, know how to set up the flights using the tables, know the nav equipment, learn abnormal procedures, etc., etc., this will add so much enjoyment to the experience instead of blindly attempting to fly an aircraft you know nothing about.
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    We don't need no stinkin' ETOPS!



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    New Member

    Just wanted to say hello to all.

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    Hey Twin, and Kym,

    Great to have you guys here.

    If it weren't for our "Supportive wives", then we would not be able to do such things.

    Twin, Like Michael said, you need to decide on which aircraft you want to build first and foremost. Only choose the aircraft that you want to build. Thats the first step to your long journey!

    Best regards,

    Trev


    Kym,

    Great to have you stop By. Exciting to see you here, and I am sure you will see a lot of projects that make your head spin.

    Talk to ya soon,

    Trev
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Hale View Post
    If it weren't for our "Supportive wives", then we would not be able to do such things.
    You are SO right about that one Trevor.

    Welcome aboard Twin and Kym........ we are all proof that neither of you are actually completely crazy. Ugh....... I think. Um...... maybe? Whatever.

    best,

    .................john

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Hale View Post
    If it weren't for our "Supportive wives", then we would not be able to do such things.
    Just thought I'd put my two shillings in since I like to think I fall into the category of "supportive wife" - Twin, I highly recommend that if you wish to progress with your flight sim dream you DO NOT install a "bling blong thingo". I know this is a new technical term for you but I'm sure the boys will fill you in on the benefits of omitting this device from your aircraft!!!!!

    Good luck to you and please let your wife know that there is a forum here for wives that need flight sim overload therapy.........

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    2000+ Poster - Never Leaves the Sim Trevor Hale's Avatar
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    LMAO Di... You can't just divulge this kind of information, isn't he better off learning from his mistakes like we all did... ROFL. Too funny!

    Never mind her Twin... Make sure when you install the Bling Blong thingo (Attendant call button) you show your wife how well it works.... You ring it.... and she brings beer
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