Thread: New cockpit builder?
11-16-2007, 02:59 PM #1
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- Nov 2007
- Mobile, AL
New cockpit builder?
I am in the research phase of cockpit sims and cockpit building. I am a retiring computer science professor and a re-treader rocket scientist. I learned to fly in a Piper PA-22 Tripacer. It was 1950's technology. I am intrigued by the fact that I could build a replica cockpit full size, equip it with "simulated working" instruments and radios; drive the whole thing with MS Flight Simulator and go flying. No medicals, flight reviews, crashes, weather sweats, or gas bills. Chris Bruce in New Zealand has had a similar idea and is almost finished with his sim (chrisb.co.nz).
My idea is to drive the simulation with the cockpit. Get in hit the Master Switch and go flying. I am in the hardware interface phase. This site has a lot of good information but it still takes time to digest. I think I have many of the problems I see solved and am almost ready to grab the welding torch and begin cutting tubing. The biggest problem left is where to find the space to sit the thing. Gene Buckle (www.f15sim.com) solved the problem by building a complete facility. ".... I wonder if I can get my wife to go for that idea again...."
William - An old Tripacer driver.
11-16-2007, 07:33 PM #2
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- Perth, Western Australia
Welcome to MyCockpit William,
You will find plenty of help here and good luck with your project!
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11-16-2007, 10:08 PM #3
Welcome William, we're here to help all of our fellow flight-sim builders. Glad to have you join in
11-16-2007, 10:24 PM #4
Hello Wiliam Great to see you on mycocpit.org good luck with your sim BTW what type of sim are you considering?
11-19-2007, 08:00 AM #5
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- SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
Hello William : I Got My Private In The 60's In A Piper Colt .a More Primitive Version Of The Tripacer. I Down Load Some Tripacer From Fs Planet And Enjoy Taking A Spin In Them Frequently. Here In (mycokpit Org)
I Get Many Ideas On Ploblem Solving Whith The Vast Information Posted
Thanks To All My Fellows Simmers Good Luck In Your Proyect Jose
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