02-20-2008, 02:56 PM #1
what sort of area are your sims taking up?
i was just wondering what area your sim is taking up because i now have a dedicated " sim room" but wondering what sort of room would be best. so could you provide me with some dimentions and i can get a general idea of what room is taken up by the full sim. i am bouilding a half sim (ie captains side only) this would be best however full cockpit measurements would be fine.
your advice would be much appreciated
02-20-2008, 03:43 PM #2
My sim room uses a rear projection setup, so I need a long room to give me full width on the screen.
I have a full sized cockpit and can safely say my room is 16 feet wide (5m aprox) X 19 feet (aprox 6m long)
And I have a ceiling height of 8 feet (aprox 2.5m high)
Hope that helps..
02-20-2008, 09:05 PM #3
12ft x 20ft with a celing height of 7ft at the lowest point (sides) up to a pitch of 14ft this is the space that I have allocated to my Sim.Mike G.
02-20-2008, 09:29 PM #4
I have a 12x14 room with 7'6" ceiling. I will be using the full size shell from FDS sitting on an 8" tall base. Top of sim will be 6'9"
02-20-2008, 10:04 PM #5
4'x3' for the MIP and the center control stand extends the three feet out to about 7'.
Mine is only two-thirds of the MIP though, so it would be another 20" wider if it was complete.Boeing Skunk Works
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02-20-2008, 10:52 PM #6
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My steel sim frame is about 1.5m square and sits down one end of a 4m x 5m room, the projector is 3.2 metres from the screen and the picture is 2m wide. I left enough room behind the seats for 'jump seat' observers who can sit on the window shelf.
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02-21-2008, 11:20 AM #7
yeah, i forgot to bear in mind when i decide to invest in a projector for visuals i will need an appropriate lenth so the projector focuses to a large size so i will need quite long room.
02-21-2008, 01:02 PM #8
Unfortunately (!) an ever-increasing area. Just finished my second shuffling around of the room in as many weeks.
02-21-2008, 02:35 PM #9
have mine in a 7x12ft ish spare room - used a wide angle lens from a camcorder on my projector to enlarge the image for the short throw.
Although I am toying with the idea of moving the sim to the garage as it's a bit longer and i'll be able to get some more cabin in. But I think my love of tinkering with old cars might be a problem there.....having said that, as i'm in the mycockpit madhouse, the sim wins every time!another bedroom boeing.....
02-21-2008, 02:59 PM #10
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mine is 7 by 4 meter with and 3.5 m high with the motion system in mind as it is hosting a piper twin now and used to have a Boeing cockpit inside, the room is big enough for some extra accomodations like flight planning desk ...[
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